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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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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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