Christine O'Brien

Clearing Clutter for Children

Clear the Clutter for your Children

By Christine O'Brien / January 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

When trying to involve children in the KonMari process, Marie Kondo’s advice – to simplify your own belongings and hope that your family will follow – wasn’t enough for me. Marie Kondo also said that once you’ve finished all your own categories, you can teach them the folding method. As good as my toddler was at folding,…

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How to Get Stuff Done

How to Get Stuff Done When you are Feeling Depressed

By Christine O'Brien / November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

  A therapist once told me that I have, “a high tolerance for depression.” I wish I’d asked her what she meant; at the time I assumed that she was saying I was accustomed to feeling depressed because I was surrounded by family members suffering from mental health issues. Perhaps she meant that depression was…

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Motivation

Find Your Motivation

By Christine O'Brien / August 3, 2016 / 2 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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what my husband thinks

KonMari: My Husband’s Perspective

By Christine O'Brien / June 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

I have to admit, when I first heard about the KonMari method, I was skeptical.  I loved the idea of organizing and getting rid of lots of things, but I didn’t believe that following some methodology in a book could really work.  After all, if we were motivated to get organized, what was stopping us? …

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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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