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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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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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