Transcript for Marie Kondo is teaching kids how to tidy up too
Secrets to get your children to love the magic of tidying up. Good luck with that. From the decluttering expert herself Marie Kondo. She has a new children's book called "Kiki & Jax: The life-changing magic of friendship and went to kayna Whitworth's home to help her son with cleaning. We can't wait to see how it goes. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Hey, robin. Good morning. Only she could make it fun. She started teaching her girls the method. When they were 2 they were able to quickly understand the message in her new book, that being tidy ultimately gives them more time to play. The queen of tidying up back at my house. Hello. Oh. This time to teach kids her method. I have to tell you, since you were here last time and you taught me how to fold -- Fantastic. Folding has become therapy for me. Translator: Really hit the essence of the art of tidying. When should I start teaching my son how to be tidy the way that you've taught me? Translator: As soon as your son understands the idea of folding or watches you fold clothe, I think that's as early. Reporter: Condo says her two girls learned her method quickly and wanted to teach other kids the same life skill which is why she wrote "Kiki & Jax" a children's book about tidying He loves it. Reporter: In the book, Jax teaches Kiki how to tidy up. She starts out by getting the toys and seeing which ones spark joy. Then she categorizes the ones that do. That is your truck. She follows with books. Organizing by series and size. They're going to reorder this almost immediately. What's in here? Cars. Cars. Do you want to go show Marie Kondo your room? You go to my room. Reporter: Now it's time for him to learn her famous folding method. Yay. Good job. Now, put it away. Do you think that kids do a better job than adults sometimes with the method? Translator: Absolutely and I think very important part of that is how enjoyable the parents seem to be as they're folding and tidying up. That's a big part of how the children learn. So I need to set a good example? Translator: Absolutely. You have to have a lot of fun every day as you're folding your clothes. So Kondo says use special days like a birthday to declutter so it's a party-like at moss freer and your kids will really enjoy it. It was really fun. You really do have fun folding clothes? Yes. You do? Yes, I do and truly folding is therapy forme now. I really like it. Wonderful, wonderful. Thank you, kayna, for bringing that to us and Marie Kondo's book "Kiki & Jax" is available now. Get more tips on our website. Got a couple kids with us.
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