I’ve Konmari’d My Clothes…Now What?

Are you one of the multitudes who’ve hopped on the downsizing bandwagon and purged your closet keeping only what sparks joy? The Konmari craze of decluttering exploded worldwide with Netfix’s show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. If you have been busy downsizing your belongings, have you taken the next step of getting rid of them?Continue reading “I’ve Konmari’d My Clothes…Now What?”

I KonMari’d my MKs

I had to say goodbye to Michael. Not my dad Michael but to Michael Kors.  We had a great relationship. At least my feet did.  With his shoes. I actually have to plead ignorance because I was oblivious to his brand popularity until a co-worker from New York gushed over my metallic gold sneakers whichContinue reading “I KonMari’d my MKs”

No Clutter=Easy Clean up

Ever since I received the news of our impending move (which thankfully has been pushed back a year) I have been on a quest to tackle every item in my possession to decide if it is worthy to be packed in a box. I am amazed how a de-cluttered thing here or there adds upContinue reading “No Clutter=Easy Clean up”

Second guessing and de-cluttering

I believe the majority of people are honest, decent, and tell the truth to others. But what about telling the truth to yourself?  Are you honest?  There’s that little voice inside that advises you. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it yells.  Do you hear it?  Do you listen or ignore? How does little voice relate toContinue reading “Second guessing and de-cluttering”

The Aliyah Files #3: No Closets?! Where do I keep my Clothes?

There aren’t closets in Israel. What?! NO CLOSET? We have Aronot (ah ro NOTE) in the which is the plural of Aron (AH ron). This is not to be confused with the boys name Aharon (AH ha ron).  You have probably heard of an Aron Kodesh, which houses our Holy Torah.  An Aron is aContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #3: No Closets?! Where do I keep my Clothes?”

Ask yourself this question”Does this ‘spark joy’?

One benefit of de-cluttering is that it teaches you to listen to your intuition. Usually there is so much ‘noise’ that we don’t hear that inner voice. If you use Marie Kondo’s rule of thumb of ‘Does this spark joy?’, then you have to go with that gut instinct. When I’m Koaching, watching the facialContinue reading “Ask yourself this question”Does this ‘spark joy’?”

Intuition, De-cluttering, and Marie Kondo

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines INTUITION as ” a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence : a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why”. Marie Kondo and her famous KonMari method is all about intuition.  If the item ‘sparksContinue reading “Intuition, De-cluttering, and Marie Kondo”

Seasonal Clothing Transitions Part II

Transitions suck.  I apologize for such  crude language.  However, that is my current sentiment and I couldn’t think of anything else more refined sounding. I have previously written about transitioning over a wardrobe between seasons.   The “knowing how” is one thing; the steps aren’t difficult.  The difficult part is contending with Mother Nature’s fickleness between seasons.Continue reading “Seasonal Clothing Transitions Part II”

The Joys of Toys

Joys.  Toys.  Boys.  Oys.  What do these words have in common?  Other than rhyming, what’s the link? (Remember, I am an English teacher.) Toys have a purpose to serve:  to engage young minds in creative play, build cognitive skills, and/or have fun.  This is the joy of toys.  Boys and girls enjoy playtime.  The ‘oys’Continue reading “The Joys of Toys”