Christine O'Brien

behind the scenes

Behind the Scenes of "Tidy up with KonMari"

By Christine O'Brien / May 17, 2016 /

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 /

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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heart of konmari

The Heart of KonMari Magic

By Christine O'Brien / March 22, 2016 /

During my KonMari session one day it dawned on me that how I felt about myself would become how my daughter felt about herself, regardless of what I said to her about how she was lovable, worthy, and capable. I struggle with feeling afraid of making mistakes, being vulnerable, not being perfect or creating perfect…

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meeting konmari

Meeting the Queen of Tidy

By Christine O'Brien / March 22, 2016 /

It’s been a year since I began my KonMari journey. I read Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in January. I literally kissed the book when I finished reading it. I had to do this process in my messy home- it was a big commitment and I really wanted it to happen…

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