Have you seen the latest craze on Netflix? You know the one. The cute little lady encouraging everyone to tidy their homes by letting go of everything that doesn’t “spark joy” – that one! Yes, Marie Kondo has her own Netflix series and it is taking the nation by storm. Although her method has been around for years, and she has sold millions of copies of her books, I am SO happy to see that our nation is jumping on board with living a simpler life. If you are amped up and excited to start editing your home (and life), I applaud you! De-cluttering your life seems simple, but it can also be a lot. I want to share with you what I’ve learned from my experience of de-cluttering so that you can set yourself up for the most successful de-cluttering experience possible!
I started my de-cluttering journey a few years ago. I combined methods from everyone from The Minimalists to Courtney Carver, and, of course, Marie Kondo. But instead of having a Netflix documentary to binge, I had to go searching for these experts on my own. I was on a mission to de-clutter my life, and this time I wasn’t going to get distracted. [continue reading…]