Marie Kondo's favourite summer holiday buys*

*Possibly. Ever wondered what sparks joy for the decluttering guru Marie Kondo over the summer holidays? Here's our take on what she buys to get her – and her kids – through the summer...

Picnic ware from John Lewis
(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

We've scoured the internet for the best space-saving, multi-purpose or just plain joy-sparking deals to give you everything you need to get through the summer, KonMari style.

Whether you're jetting off abroad, taking a solo trip or staycationing (poor you!), take inspiration from the queen of decluttering and streamline your summer with these ideas. We don't want to assume, but we're pretty sure Marie would snap them up herself if she was reading this...

Read on for your summer holiday must-haves, then head to our deals page for more bargains as they drop.

1. Space-saving travel: suitcases and organisers

leather cord and wire pouch from not on the highstreet

(Image credit: Not On The Highsreet)

You've watched Marie Kondo's entire Netflix series and you know how to pack a suitcase, puh-lease. But is your suitcase pulling its weight? Enter the next generation of super-organised suitcases, with secret compartments, compact builds and slimline features. Go a step further with packing cubes and handy organisers like the one above from Not on the High Street and you're on your way to KonMari nirvana.

Qubed Colinear cabin case | Was £100, now £50, John Lewis

Lightweight? Check. Four wheels for easy driving? Check. Deliciously organised packing compartments, compression straps and combination lock? Check, check, check. And at half price, this cabin case is a true bargain.View Deal

Brics Ulisse Spinner suitcase | £140, Selfridges

We'll bet Marie Kondo buys to last, so invest in yourself and your travels with this cheery yellow suitcase that features a USB port for charging, a double compartment, AND a shoe and laundry bag. It's the stuff of dreams.View Deal

ElifeAcc cactus packing cubes | £14.99, Amazon

Cutest. Packing. Cubes. Ever. With six separate organising elements, including a laundry bag and a cosmetic bag, and water-resistant to avoid messy spills, we're in love with this adorable cactus-themed set.View Deal

2. A do-it-all stroller – to make travelling with kids a little easier

Young kids + summer holidays = travel nightmare. That's why a functional (and stylish) pushchair is a must. Think like Marie Kondo and choose one that's compact, foldable (therefore easy to store away), and with plenty of compartments to store the various paraphernalia that comes with kids (food, toys, baby wipes...). Travel will be a breeze – well, compared to how it used to be, anyway...

Cuggl Sycamore stroller | Was £69.99, now £29.99, Argos

An auto-folding, adjustable pushchair for under £30? No, we're not kidding - this bargain from Argos is perfect for days out around the UK this summer.View Deal

Babyzen Yoyo+ pushchair | £389, John Lewis

Got more money to invest? Super-smart and super-portable, this pushchair folds to fit into overhead plane storage with just one hand. It comes with a shoulder strap, shopping basket and raincover, plus plenty more gadgets.View Deal

3. A handy universal power adapter for global adventures

Forget cluttering up your drawer with various plugs and wires: all-in-one adapters are readily available and reasonably priced, making it much easier to clear out that gadget drawer and replace it all with one streamlined model. Wherever you're off to this summer, simply pick it up, chuck it in your bag and be gone. We know Marie Kondo would approve.

Universal travel adapter | £16.99, Amazon

Compatible in over 150 countries, covering US, EU, UK and AU plugs, this handy contraption is perfect for travellers. It also has a USB port for charging your devices.View Deal

4. A cute picnic set for sunny days out

Fortnum and Mason Ascot picnic basket for two

(Image credit: Fortnum and Mason)

We can imagine Marie Kondo doing wholesome summer holiday activities like picnicking in the park with her kids. So whether you're camping for a week or just heading to the local park, make sure you've got a picnic set handy for al fresco meals, like this one from Fortnum & Mason. The best ones will fulfil all your organisational dreams - think elasticated cutlery holders, multiple compartments, integrated coolbag... it's the stuff dreams are made of.

Westfield picnic hamper backpack set | £29.99, Ebay

Pack up and head out with this handy picnic hamper backpack. Kitted out for four people, less than £30 gets you dinnerware, a coolbag, a picnic rug and even a detachable wine cooler - you know, for 'adult' picnics.View Deal

Jaxon 22L cool bag | Was £19, now £14, Made

Looking for a simpler model (at an even lower price)? This stylish cool bag from Made has hand and shoulder straps for comfort, plus it's big enough to fit in enough food for four.View Deal

5. An all-in-one streaming device – for gloomier stay-in days

Streaming devices - men watching TV

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We know, we know – bit unsociable, isn't it? But let's be real – most of us can't jet off for the whole summer, and there's no guarantee we'll get a rain-free few months. So what to do on those grey, miserable rainy days in? Catch up with the months of TV you've missed out on, that's what. And with all the channels you'll need on one little device, you can't get much more clutter-free than the Fire TV Stick.

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Fire TV Stick | £39.99, Amazon

Get Prime Video, BBC, Netflix, Disney plus loads more on demand with the Fire Stick. And it comes with the Alexa-Voice Remote too, so you can smart-up any TV.View Deal

6. And finally... a Kindle, to banish those heavy books

amazon kindle oasis

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Okay, so there's been some controversy over Marie Kondo and books... but we'll agree that they're best kept at home when you're off on your summer holiday travels. 

Swap your hardbacks for a Kindle for as many books as you can possibly read over a two-week break. And don't forget Ms Kondo's very own bestsellers, available on Kindle.

Kindle Paperwhite 6 inch | £119.99, Amazon

Relax poolside with a book or 10 thanks to Kindle's waterproof Paperwhite. And if moving your eyes around the screen is a little too much exercise, pop your headphones in and listen to the Audible reading instead.View Deal

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