Marie Kondo has a new Netflix show called 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo'

The Netflix series will be available just in time for your cleaning resolutions.

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By Lyn Mettler

Marie Kondo, author of The New York Times best-selling book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," is bringing her organizing expertise to television.

Netflix released a new show called "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" just in time for your New Year's resolutions.

The eight-episode series is on a mission, Kondo says in the trailer, "to spark joy in the world through tidying," and is available to stream as of Jan. 1.

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The show features Kondo helping people tackle their clutter issues: There's a family of four relocating to Los Angeles, a recent widow struggling to let go of her late husband's possessions, a young couple in West Hollywood and expecting parents.

The tiny Japanese powerhouse helps each of them decide which items are worth keeping and which should go — sometimes through tearful exchanges.

Kondo's method, which she calls "KonMari," includes evaluating everything a person owns in one category — say all the clothes, books or toiletries — and considering each item one by one. If it doesn't bring joy, she recommends thanking the item for its service and tossing or donating it. That way, all that's left are items that bring joy.

The cleaning guru even has her own iPhone app to help people stay organized and preach her specific way of folding and storing items.

Kondo posted on Instagram Monday to share her excitement about the Netflix show.

It's just the excuse we needed to start organizing in 2019!

This story was originally published on Dec. 31, 2018.