KonMari Method

creating calm

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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spring clearing

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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Motivation

Find Your Motivation

By Christine O'Brien / August 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’ve been staring at a blank page for over a month trying to write about finding your motivation. The irony is that my motivation took a dive after researching how people stay motivated for my Simplicity & Joy Course. What I found really shook me up. It turns out that motivation is really about self…

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behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes of "Tidy up with KonMari"

By Christine O'Brien / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

When Gina Lambie Kruger announced my Facebook group that she was going to have Marie Kondo film the KonMari process in her home, I knew I had to be there. Luckily, Gina is the friendliest person ever and was happy to have me, especially since she had a lot of work to do behind the scenes! I…

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Fear of rebound

5 Steps to Avoiding a KonMari Rebound

By Christine O'Brien / April 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

The fear of rebound is real. In both of her books , The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy Marie Kondo frequently mentions how no one has ever rebounded after following her method of tidying. A “rebound” would mean going back to living in a cluttered and messy house after you have completed the method. The…

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