konmari folding

The Magic that is KonMari Folding

By Christine O'Brien / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

I was telling a group of moms about my trip to New York City to meet Marie Kondo and observe the filming of a tidying lesson at Gina’s home. I was talking about my surprise that Marie Kondo  chose to hang Gina’s jeans in the closet. Then how Keiko, a KonMari Consultant was folding the…

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Joy Sparking Closets!

By Christine O'Brien / May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Wow! I’m loving my freshly KonMari’ed closet. Before I developed the skill of choosing joy my closet was sad and overwhelming. Since choosing only the clothing and shoes that felt joyful. (Making these difficult decisions took several attempts. It was painful for me because of my changing mama body and my changing mama identity.) Now…

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Meeting the Queen of Tidy

Meeting the Queen of Tidy

By Christine O'Brien / February 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s been three years since I began my KonMari journey. I read Marie “KonMari” Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing in January 2015. I literally kissed the book when I finished reading it. I had to do this process in my messy home- it was a big…

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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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