5 steps to help your kids edit their toys

Are your kids’ toys taking over your home? When the stress from toy clutter starts to take away from the fun, it’s time to teach your children how to pare down their collection and tidy mindfully. With your help, here are five steps to help your children get their toys in order: Do an inventory … Continue reading 5 steps to help your kids edit their toys

Before&After: Tidying with Kids (Toy Organization)

"I need help with my shelves." said my 8-year-old client, a good sign that she was aware her current situation wasn't ideal. The good news is she has many shelves and baskets. The bad news is she has so many tiny objects, from stuffed animals to stickers, to hair accessories, that it'll take a long … Continue reading Before&After: Tidying with Kids (Toy Organization)

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: Closet with Deep Shelves

In many of the older homes I've visited, most of them have deep closets with shelves that are difficult to keep organized. Anything placed in the back of the shelf is often forgotten because it's hard to see or reach, and taking anything out usually ends up in a mess. This was the problem for … Continue reading Before & After: Closet with Deep Shelves

Before & After: Clothes Drawer and Closet

Most of us don’t realize the volume of how much clothes we own. One of the key step when tidying using the KonMari Method is to take everything out of the drawers and closet and create a mountain. And very often my clients will find many items they’ve forgotten they had, many still with the … Continue reading Before & After: Clothes Drawer and Closet

Before and After: Armoire with Drawers

In this before and after, my client who frequently hosts parties and playdates needed help organizing a large armoire with 12 drawers. Over the years these drawers have been filled with things from party napkins, to batteries, to candles and coloring books. It's a beautiful piece of furniture that became the ultimate junk drawers. One … Continue reading Before and After: Armoire with Drawers