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The new year brings a sense of renewal. Unfortunately, it also brings leftover wrapping paper, empty shipping boxes, and Christmas gifts you never really wanted. Many people make a New Year's resolution to keep their home tidy, only to lose steam a few weeks into January. That's why Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo's KonMari method — from her New York Times bestselling book and her new online course through Udemy — is so appealing. It takes a completely different approach to tidying and promises to turn you into a tidy person for life.