Tagged: September 2015 – Tidying UP

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: 6 Months Later

6 months ago, I picked up a copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and decided to declutter my home. I spent two full months in full-on KonMari mode: discarding, recycling, donating, folding and organizing. It was hard work, but I was ecstatic with the end result. I loved looking around to see clean, empty spaces. It was easy to find...

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No Magic to Be Found: Reflections on the Clutter Experiment

“Daddy’s home!” My husband walks in the door to the shrieks and hugs of his daughters. He sets his computer bag down and places his keys and phone in the designated “keys and phone” spot. Well done, I think to myself. Well done. And then, to my utter horror, he proceeds to remove his shoes and sweater and toss them on the floor. In...

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A Skeptic’s Foray into Feng Shui: What It’s Really All About

I’ve tossed the phrase “Feng Shui” around a lot over the years. I’ve heard about crystals and bamboo, red front doors and open toilet seat lids, and I know that the words “auspicious” and “energy” are used with great frequency. But beyond the idea that our environment and space creates harmony and balance in our lives, I’d never given it much thought or...

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My Clutter is Not Your Clutter: What You Need to Know About the Psychology of Space, Possessions & Getting Organized

I’m of the opinion that our environment affects our health and well being. A disorganized home makes me feel equally disorganized and unfocused. Many of you have commented similarly. That’s why I’m revisiting this clutter project and trying to understand the extent of which a tidy, organized home translates into less stress and more happiness. And what will that look like tomorrow, 3 months and...

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Fighting the War on Clutter: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Today I’m inviting you into my home. Allow me to show you around. It’s cozy, it’s clean and comfortable. I arrange my bookshelves and (try to) make things pretty. But look a little closer, and you’ll notice that there’s junk everywhere. Hidden in drawers and under beds, stuffed in closets and cupboards, and covering any surface with space to spare. Here, have a...