Tag: September 2015 – Tidying UP

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...

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...

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...

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,...