KonMari Insight Blog Series. The road to joy is bumpy at times. Sometimes life just happens. All you can do is deal with it and hang on for the ride. Life becomes a blur of constantly reacting to new stresses and you feel like you’re walking on marbles, not really sure where to put your … Continue reading Other People’s Things, The Bumpy Road To Joy
KonMari Insight Blog Series. You have chosen to bring joy into your life. Maybe you’ve decided to regain room in your home, get rid of the junk that’s weighing you down and create a happy place. Or maybe it’s not decluttering, but some other project that you are compelled to complete. Perhaps it’s to … Continue reading Planning For Joy
KonMari Insight Series Blog. One of the most often asked question about KonMari tidying is “Do I really have to thank my stuff?” “It’s silly ( or dumb, or embarrassing, or crazy).” “These things aren’t alive, they’re just objects.” “It’s just going right into the trash!” I know, it’s all just stuff, right? No, … Continue reading Why Should I Thank My Stuff
KonMari Insight Blog Series. One thing that Marie Kondo repeats over and over in her books Spark Joy and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is that permanent decluttering only really happens when you declutter by categories. The response to that, which I often hear, is that separating things into categories is much more … Continue reading Decluttering: Categories vs: Rooms Which Is More Effective?
KonMari Insight Blog Series. We have created a vision, honed our joy sparking skills, worked at getting unstuck and considered the magic. Now it’s time to celebrate. Why Celebrate? Celebrations remind you of why you’re doing what you’re doing. They put an exclamation point on your project, or your year, or your day. They relax … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!
KonMari Insight Blog Series. Be clear with yourself about what you want to accomplish for you and why. Take your time creating that vision so you can express it to your partner when it’s time. Remember that the only person you have the power to change is you. You can lead by example, but … Continue reading Tidying Up – Insights
KonMari Insights Blog Series. Keeping that in mind that I needed to still focus on my things, I cleared out the two sheds with my family’s stuff inside. I found the chest and other things that Chris had asked for. I cleaned them up and gave them to him for his birthday. A … Continue reading Tidying Up – Our Story, part 2
KonMari Insight Blog Series. When I met my husband, Greg, 8 years ago, I knew he was a collector. I have to admit the first time I went to his house and saw the vastness of the clutter, my heart sunk. I had just moved my sister and brother in law’s “treasures” to my … Continue reading Tidying Up – Our Story, part 1
KonMari Insight Blog Series. The most common question I hear in our KonMari Facebook group is how to get the family to tidy. ( Konmari Method: Life-Changing Magic - Facebook page) Look For Creative Ways To Get The Family Involved With Tidying. Most of us live with other people: Our parents, our spouses, our children, … Continue reading Gently Getting The Family On Board
KonMari Insight Blog Series. It happens when we least expect it. There we are tooling along, zipping through clothing, or books, when .. WHAM! It hits us smack in the face. It’s that item, or that pile of stuff that’s always there, or maybe it’s just that there is still so much of” … Continue reading Oh No! I’m Stuck!