As a stay-at-home mother of a toddler and an infant, Tayloe McKenna readily acknowledges that her daily schedule doesn't leave much time for housekeeping.
"My home is hardly an example of Zen, simplified living, especially with small children," says the 33-year-old South Baltimore resident. "We have a three-bedroom home, and between toys and clothes, our spaces do become cluttered."
Eager for solutions, McKenna checked out a library copy of a popular new book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," by Marie Kondo.
Kondo, a Tokyo-based cleaning consultant, aims to help clients transform their...