Since I've been "spring" (winter) cleaning the house and eradicating the unnecessary, I stumbled across someone named Marie Kondo, a tiny and exquisitely beautiful Japanese woman who apparently has become some sort of de-cluttering guru.
She's written some books which have become international sensations, such as The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up -- and yet I'd never heard of her before.
The New York Times had a fairly comprehensive article on her from last year, and endless other information is available.
Who IS this lady? Has anyone read her books or utilized her methods? In other words, what makes her different?