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

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

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

Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Recently I had a blast working with my youngest client yet, a 9-year-old girl, on her closet makeover. Because her bedroom was the guest room, the closet functioned as a storage/pantry. The items were never removed when my client moved in. As a result, there were paper towels, holiday decorations, a vacuum cleaner, and many … Continue reading Before & After: Girl’s Closet Part 1

Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?

  “The ultimate secret of success is this: If you tidy up in one shot, rather than little by little, you can dramatically change your mind-set. A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits” -Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up   … Continue reading Q&A:What can I do if my family members resist tidying up?