Seven Simple Steps to Purify Your Space

Seven Simple Steps to Purify Your Space

Here I share with you some simple steps to cleanse your home so you can purify your own home with mindful intention.  Home Cleansing is especially relevant before moving out, but after completing your tidying event or at year-end are other great times to cleanse your space.  I was surprised how fitting this ritual felt to perform and witness!  It truly did leave a clear and refreshed feeling, similar to the feeling of tidying your space.

Sharing Her “Love” of a Tidy Home…

Sharing Her “Love” of a Tidy Home…

This morning when I opened my e-mail, I was greeted by this heartwarming testimonial. “Lisa… We are so grateful for your help over here especially now that we are spending so much time here! [due to the coronavirus] …” Read to find out how she signed her letter.

It’s Time to “Stretch” – 5 Ideas to Make the Most of What You Have

It’s Time to “Stretch” – 5 Ideas to Make the Most of What You Have

Right now, if we focus on what we have and how we can use our resources to the best of our ability, we will see that we can get through this and we can make it work with what we already have. That’s how the KonMari™ Method works, too!

Top 5 Tips for Tidying Up Your Space

Top 5 Tips for Tidying Up Your Space

Did you know that National Closet Clean Out Week begins the third Sunday of March?  It is always a great time to clean out your closet, so don’t wait to give yourself the joy of a tidy closet and a tidy home.  Let’s jump into 

Tidying the Hard Stuff

Tidying the Hard Stuff

Sometimes it’s hard to finish tidying up because it means confronting painful memories. Letting go of the stuff may offer relief, healing, and even joy. Is it time to let go?  

Osouji – Japan’s Year-End Cleanup

Osouji – Japan’s Year-End Cleanup

Here in the United States, the New Year is seen as a welcome opportunity to make a fresh start. To help you get ahead on your resolution to get organized, The Container Store holds its annual sale on elfa® shelves. In fact, you’ll find plenty of organization tools (as well as yoga mats) on sale in January. But why wait? Put your affairs in order now so you can enjoy life in the new year. Wouldn’t you be able to get an even fresher fresh start by tidying and cleaning your home before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve?

In Japan, the end of December is the time of year to clean the home. It’s called Osouji, (pronounced OH-SOH-jee, and spelled in English in creative ways including oosouji and osoji). Osouji means “Big Cleaning,” and it is similar to…

Great Room Closet, Before And After

Great Room Closet, Before And After

Closet Before: A jumbled space (look at the far right and notice the storage unit that we moved into the closet) Here is a “before” look at the storage unit. A unique aspect of the KonMari Method involves moving furniture used for storage into your 

I Kondoed My Hair, and I Couldn’t Believe What Happened!

I Kondoed My Hair, and I Couldn’t Believe What Happened!

Her name is a verb.  According to wiktionary.org, the transitive verb Kondo means “To tidy up using the methods advocated by Marie Kondo, especially keeping only those things that tokimeku (spark joy).”  You can “Kondo” your clothes, your books, your house, and even your boyfriend!

My bag is packed (vertically!)…

My bag is packed (vertically!)…

The suitcase is packed (all contents have been placed vertically and are easily visible) and my whole family is coming along to enjoy the great city of Chicago while I attend the KonMari Consultant training conference. I am very excited to gain expertise in the KonMari Method™ and