Christine O'Brien

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The Magic that is KonMari Folding

By Christine O'Brien / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

I was telling a group of moms about my trip to New York City to meet Marie Kondo and observe the filming of a tidying lesson at Gina’s home. I was talking about my surprise that Marie Kondo  chose to hang Gina’s jeans in the closet. Then how Keiko, a KonMari Consultant was folding the…

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Joy Sparking Closets!

By Christine O'Brien / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Wow! I’m loving my freshly KonMari’ed closet. Before I developed the skill of choosing joy my closet was sad and overwhelming. Since choosing only the clothing and shoes that felt joyful. (Making these difficult decisions took several attempts. It was painful for me because of my changing mama body and my changing mama identity.) Now…

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Creating Calm with Jacquelyn

By Christine O'Brien / September 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of supporting Jacquelyn Krieger, the founder of ChakWave, in a Creating Calm session. We cleared the clutter in her daughters’ room using the principles of KonMari (the Japanese art of decluttering) and Simplicity Parenting (the art of parenting simply). We worked together to create a simplified space for her girls…

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De-Cluttering Tips for Spring Clearing

By Christine O'Brien / April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Spring is here! It’s been a wet winter here in Northern Califorina, which was exactly what we needed and now we’re ready for some sun. Spring is a great time to get energized to clear and clean your home. In my community we are about to have a “swap” where some amazing mamas organize a…

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Meeting the Queen of Tidy

Meeting the Queen of Tidy

By Christine O'Brien / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s been three years since I began my KonMari journey. I read Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing in January 2015. I literally kissed the book when I finished reading it. I had to do this process in my messy home- it was a big…

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