AceShowbiz - Jennifer Garner goes full Marie Kondo in her recent Instagram post. The "Alias" alum is the latest celebrity who embraces the Japanese lifestyle guru's popular tidying up method as she tried to reorganize her drawer in a video she posted on Wednesday, January 16.
As she browsed through her junk drawer, the 46-year-old surprised herself with a bunch of items that she herself forgot she had. She found a rain bonnet which she immediately tied around her head while she continued digging through the drawer.
She also found a box of Silken Mist pantyhose. "Why?" she asked herself. "Why do I have it? I don't know." An old Invisalign package, a bag of doubloons, a PopSocket, belts and endless cords were among other unused stuff that she discovered.
The mother of three captioned the video, "@mariekondo-I'm all about it. #doubloonssparkjoy #junkdrawer #canyoucomeover."
The video has caught the attention of Marie Kondo herself, who praised Jennifer for her effort to tidy up. "Happy tidying @jennifer.garner! You're doing a great job - here if you need some extra help," the author commented on the post.
Marie introduced the "spark joy" method of organizing in her 2011 book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing". It has gained more attention in the U.S. following the release of Netflix's reality series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", on which Marie visits families to help them organize and tidy their homes.
Mindy Kaling is one of those who are interested in Marie's method. Having made a reference about the KonMari method on her show "The Mindy Project" in 2016, she told the Huffington Post after watching the reality series, "I saw the first episode. She's so adorable and seems incredibly wise. Her little, tiny dresses and cardigans. She looks like a Christmas ornament. I'm very taken by her."
Mindy noticed the difference between Marie's show and other decluttering or makeover shows. "When she came in and gave her advice, I thought, 'Oh, she’s going to sit there and help them do their whole house.' But then she just quietly disappears, and they have to do it themselves," she shared. "And I think I'm much more used to the shows like 'Extreme Home Makeover' or 'Queer Eye' where they kind of do everything for you."
Seeing the positive side of it, the former "The Office" star continued, "And I thought that was very profound because even though it's made for much less of a delicious before-and-after montage, I hope that's how you actually learn how to make the change yourself, versus just having someone swoop in and then two weeks later, you're a slob because you didn't actually do any of it yourself."
She added, "I thought that was very profound - although I did wish the before and afters were a little bit more dramatic. But I was very transfixed by her. I mean, who wouldn't be?"