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    How To Tidy Your Home With The KonMari Method

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    One of Netflix hottest new shows is Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. The show was inspired by the best selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the book and the show she teaches the Japanese art called the KonMari method. Here’s a bit about how it works.

    Empty Your Closet

    We have all experienced the sometimes it gets worse before it gets better when organizing our homes, but the KonMari method takes things to the next level. The first step is to take 100 percent of your clothing, from your closet and your drawers—and to create a big pile. Part of the reason for creating a big messy pile is to see how much you truly have. Get ready as you may be shocked.

    The Sparks Joy Process

    One of the things that I love about Marie Kondo is the sparks joy process. You physically touch each and every item you are sorting to feel if it sparks joy. The goal is to focus less on though, which is how we typically decide what to keep—and more on how the item makes you feel. This is a good way to help kids when sorting through toys. Ask them if it sparks joy, and if not let it go. But before you do thank it for the joy it once brought you.

    The 5 Categories

    Continue this process through all 5 categories. The larger your home and the more tidying that needs to be done the longer this process may take. The categories are:

    1. Clothing
    2. Books
    3. Papers
    4. Komono (miscellaneous items)
    5. Mementos (items with sentimental value)

    It can take a 4 to 6 weeks to completely sort your home but the process can drastically shift the energy in your home.

  • Focus On Your Strengths Instead
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    Focus On Your Strengths Instead

    When it comes to achieving healthy and positive change most of us focus on overcoming our weaknesses. But in most cases, it’s of more benefit to focus on your strengths instead.…

  • Regift Without Guilt

    Regift Without Guilt 

    Are you someone who hangs on to gifts you aren’t that crazy about because you feel too guilty to regift? While you never want to hurt someone you love’s feelings, gifts you don’t genuinely love can…

  • Downsides Of Minimalism
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    The Downsides Of Minimalism

    When you dive into minimalism everything is sunshine and roses. You feel empowered and free and are proud of your ability to purge. While much good comes from a simplified and…

  • Cut Your Spending Without Sacrifice
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    Cut Your Spending Without Sacrifice 

    One of the things trends like minimalism and the FIRE Method can teach us all it that there are several ways you can cut your spending without major sacrifice.  Electronics  There…

  • First Minimalist Christmas
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    Your First Minimalist Christmas

    Let’s be honest, your first minimalist Christmas may be a challenge. Here are some tips to make it easier. Decorate! Even if you have already done a major purge, your Christmas…