Organizing Tools for KonMari: Clothing

If you've been tidying using the KonMari Method™, you know that you don't even think about storage until you've completed decluttering. But once you are done, you may want to consider adding some joyful finishing touches. There are many organizing products available that can either help to maintain order or improve the esthetic for your … Continue reading Organizing Tools for KonMari: Clothing

SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 6

This is the final week of the happiness class I’ve been taking, an online course called the Science of Well-Being taught by Yale University. Although the format of the course has changed from 6 to10 weeks, the last 4 are for us to put what we’ve learned into practice on a regular basis. I and … Continue reading SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 6

SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 5

This is part 5 of the 6-week series of my experience learning the Science of Well-being from the Yale University class taught through Coursera.org. This week, we were given a lot of information on ways to switch to “better wanting” for things that have proven to help us feel happier. I’m going to highlight the … Continue reading SPARK JOY MEETS THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS – PART​ 5

Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 4

This is my week 4 of taking the course The Science of Well-being, or what I call my “happiness class”. (Search the archive for my posts from weeks 1-3 to learn how those lessons connect to organizing and decluttering.) Last week I learned about the annoying things that our brain does that affects our judgment … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 4

Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 3

This is the 3rd session of the 6-week happiness class I've been taking through Coursera.com taught by Yale University professor Laurie Santos. (To read the first article from week 1 click here, and here for week 2) The focus of the 3rd lecture is about the annoying things our brain does that make us mispredict what … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets The Science of Happiness – Part 3

Before&After: Crafts/Games Closet

Craft supplies, board games, and holiday items accumulate very fast for families with young kids. In this week's Before&After, I helped a family with 2 kids to put order back into their miscellaneous craft closet. Using the KonMari Method, we discussed having a storage space where the children can easily access and return their games … Continue reading Before&After: Crafts/Games Closet

Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 2

Last week I started the Yale online class to learn ways to achieve lasting happiness through scientifically proven methods, a 6-week workshop on Coursera.com. I really enjoyed doing the assessment tests to find my happiness base level, and learn what my strongest character strengths are. This week, we learned about the misconceptions of things that we … Continue reading Spark Joy Meets the Science of Happiness – Part 2