We all know her name, and we’re familiar with her concept of binning objects that fail to ‘spark joy.’ She might not be the hottest guru on the block right now (the media is SO fickle, right!) but we still heart her. For those in the dark we’re talking about Marie Kondo, of course! To re-cap, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying launched in 2014 and has sold over.
Now that autumn’s here there’s a distinct whiff of planning in the air. Work/ Home/ Uni/ School schedules are well and truly locked down (and hopefully working well); we’ve got a few day trips in the diary; and we’ve even started thinking about where to spend Christmas (eek – surely it’s not almost that time of year again!?). So it’s no surprise that the planners among us are rubbing our.
Browsing the internet one weekend we came across a handy blog called Junk Drawer Wisdom: What to Keep, What to Toss, and How to Keep It Organised by Fan Winston, April 10, 2019. As the title suggests, this inspiring piece offers wise words around the neglected topic of the junk drawer. Says Winston: This idea – that we all need a tiny section in our home that doesn’t require upkeep.
Regular readers of our Blog might recall that a couple of years ago we became totally obsessed with a book called Stuffocation. Written by James Wallman it reminded us that experiences make us happier than things (James even re-tweeted one of our Blogs on the topic so that experience made us uber-happy at the time!). So imagine our delight to discover that he’s written a new book Time and how to.
Another month, another decluttering expert – this time in the shape of Gretchen Rubin, author of Outer Order, Inner Calm which teaches us that if we declutter at home and work we can not only make room for happiness but free up head space to tackle life’s bigger issues. Featured in the April issue of Red Magazine in an article by Cyan Turan, Rubin says: “Taking control of the stuff.
Move over Marie Kondo, there’s a new tidying expert on the block! At least that’s according to Red Magazine (redonline.co.uk). In the March 2019 issue, in an article called Cupboard Love, the magazine introduces Corrie Jackson of decluttering duo Maison Heaven. According to Coco Chanel, says the feature, an interior is a natural projection of the soul….There’s organising (shuffling piles from one room to another), and there’s ‘organising’, and that’s.
If you regularly read our Blogs you’ll know that we know (and adore) tidying guru Marie Kondo. The eagle-eyed among you will also be aware of Kondo’s current stint on Netflix (we know – beyond exciting!). So we were pleased to come across Hattie Crisell’s article in a back issue of Grazia (graziadaily.co.uk) (21 January 2019), which asks the question ‘what does our fascination with orderliness say about us?’ Part.