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


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 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

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

Tidy Up Your Diet: Family Edition

What happens after you have tidied your kitchen using the KonMari method? Often my clients are excited to make a home-cooked meal inspired by their newly organized space. Many of them have revived their love for baking or started to put more effort into healthy eating. These examples just show that your surroundings can affect … Continue reading Tidy Up Your Diet: Family Edition

Before & After: Weekday/Weekend Wardrobes

People say don't mix business with pleasure. This can also apply to how you organize your closet! If you are someone with a job that requires you to dress in a more formal attire, it may save you time getting ready in the morning by keeping your business outfits separate from your leisure ones. In … Continue reading Before & After: Weekday/Weekend Wardrobes

Before & After: Miscellaneous Cabinet

We all have a cabinet or two with stuff we don't want to deal with. These are the "homeless" items, usually shoved away in a space that rarely see the light of day. It's especially hard when your storage space is limited and the miscellaneous items all end up in there together. Things that may have … Continue reading Before & After: Miscellaneous Cabinet