An overview look at our up-cycled printer station made from a vintage record player stand. We incorporated KonMari organizational principles to repurpose this piece of furniture and create easy organization that is as functional as it is pretty! Fusion Mineral Paint was exclusively used for this DIY project and an overview of the product is provided.Read More
How do you find the balance between wanting to keep your kids in stylish clothing and the reality that they’ll outgrow them in record time? Read on to learn the tips and suggestions I have for saving money on children’s clothing without compromising on quality and looks.Read More
Our 2017 gift guide for children using the KonMari Method as inspiration. The focus of this curated list is on investing in toys and products that promote creativity, fun and will engage little ones for years to come.Read More
Not to be too dramatic, but I have counted down the days in my planner to the circled January 5th release date of Marie's Kondo, "spark joy", for well over the last month. I had questions that only Ms. Kondo could answer and I hoped this companion book would finally shed some light on what I felt was vague or completely omitted in her first book, "The life changing magic of tidying up". And friends, Marie Kondo, delivered.
Before I get into things, a disclaimer is only fair, I have not finished the book... yet. I wanted to share with you my first impression of "spark joy" because I've been asked my opinion of it, and specifically whether it's worth purchasing. So, a full review is coming, but for now this is what I can share.
Buy the book! If you've started the KonMari method, I truly suggest purchasing this book now and when questions arise (as they likely will), refer to 'Part One: KonMari Master Tips" as you'll likely have your issues addressed in this section. Take it from someone who didn't have this new book while going through the process, it will really help. If you've completed the purging portion of the method and are in what I call phase two of organizing, this book is going to sort out all the storage potential your home has to offer... with visual aids, hurrah! See, you need the book.
Though I haven't read cover to cover yet, I have finished 'Part One' and flipped through the book enough times to confidently say, Marie Kondo has really revamped her delivery and overall writing style. Compared to the first book, which introduced the method, "spark joy" is much easier to follow; it's detailed and specific, the drawings provide the perfect accompaniment to her descriptions which doesn't leave room for confusion, and I love her breakdown for home organization into almost every area of the house and category of items imaginable.
If you've had a chance to dive into "spark joy", I'd love to know your thoughts please feel free to share! [youtube id="1RdbSUJRC-E"]