8 Lessons I Learned From Marie Kondo

8 Lessons I Learned From Marie Kondo

I have loved to organize since I was old enough to make a mess.  From as early as I can remember I loved to empty out all my closets and drawers just so I could reorganize everything.   Every time I would go through this exercise I would inevitably end up with a bag...
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo introduced the KonMari Method™ in her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Her approach is based on a single question: Does this item spark joy? The ability of identifying what sparks joy leads to a tidy home filled only with items...
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like…

The holiday season approaches and like most people my thoughts turn to family, gift giving and what will be on the holiday food menu.  I was in one of the large consumer box stores yesterday and the Christmas trees were going up and the multitude of “gift” idea...
Seasons Change

Seasons Change

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” — Henry David Thoreau It’s hot, it’s cold, it’s mild! Canadian seasons do not always transition seamlessly, do they?  The changing of...