Finding Courage to Start Anew
How to Achieve a Paper Clutter-Free Home
It's nearly three months now, and at times, I still can’t believe that I’ve found the courage to leave the corporate workforce. Leaving my career of 11 years was a tough decision, especially that I haven’t established anything yet outside of my corporate career. It took me almost a year to convince myself that as much as I love my career, my priorities have changed and it’s time to move on to a new adventure.
So let me dedicate this blog entry to commemorate this special milestone, and hopefully impart some insights to those who might be going through a similar crossroad.
A Fresh Start
Early this year, I've tackled all our paper and document clutter at home. From personal records, bank statements, warranties, manuals, receipts, brochures, training materials and many more. I've already done this 2 years ago when I did my KonMari journey, but paper clutter just accumulates way too fast!
It has been 6 months now, and I could say that I've finally mastered having a paper clutter-free home. Here's a walk through of how you can achieve one in just five steps!
The Toll of Emotional Clutter
The past few months have been emotional for me. First, my sister gave birth to her first baby, after waiting or 6 long years! I'm now an official auntie!
Second, I've finally decided to leave my job of 11 years in the IT industry to have a fresh start.
Clean Couch Happiness
Do you ever feel like stuck in your comfort zone, not being able to get out no matter how hard you try?
Well, that's how I've been feeling for some time in few aspects of my life. A few months ago, I've finally discovered why. I have tons of emotional clutter (some I didn't even know existed) and haven't de-cluttered, so to speak.
Start Your 2018 De-Cluttering with A Checklist
Now that our home is free from clutter, my husband and I have finally took the courage to have our beloved couch deep cleaned last December! We availed the services of Mr. Mike Gamez and I was very impressed with their service so I decided to share it here!
How to Genuinely Care for your Bags
Is de-cluttering and organization part of your 2018 goals? If they are, I really hope this post can help you get started and give you the encouragement you need to stay on track.
Let me share with you my secret in achieving my home de-cluttering goal - My De-cluttering Checklist! Read on how you can get started and download a printable version of my checklist!
Tidying: My Husband's Perspective
After sharing how I decluttered and organized my clothes in my closet tour, it's now time to tackle handbags! In the Konmari Method, clothing category include bags and shoes. For this blog entry, I'll show you how I transformed my bags cabinet. And as a treat for all the bag lovers out there, I'm also including some tips on how to genuinely care for your bags straight from a professional handbags and shoes care expert!
My Closet Tour
I wasn't planning to create any blog entry this week because I wanted to fully maximize my long weekend by being with my family and having a little downtime for myself. But out of nowhere, my husband volunteered to do a "guest post" on my blog. I really thought he was joking until he asked me to read his draft.
So here it is guys, a brief word from my husband!
Learning to Let Go (of clutter)
It has been more or less two years now since I transformed my closet using the Konmari Method. My closet is far from perfect and definitely not a glamorous celebrity-level one. But through decluttering and few organization hacks, I'm quite proud to say that my closet has been transformed to a space of joy, gratitude and a sense of self.
So let me give you a tour of my closet and drawers as an end-result of learning how to declutter and store my clothing items properly.
The Difference between Tidying and Cleaning
Happy Halloween everyone! Whether you love or hate halloween, I think this can be used as an opportunity to reflect on how clutter can make areas of our home spooky and scary, and how to effectively let go of clutter and stop it from haunting our homes.
I guess what makes people fear decluttering is the lack of knowledge on how to do it effectively. Decluttering is actually an easy task to do once you follow a few simple tricks on letting go of clutter.
Tidying Mistakes I Wish I've Realized Sooner
Wow! There are only 8 more weeks to Christmas! I know for sure you that most of us, Pinoys like to do general cleaning of the house around Christmas season to of course, make our homes presentable to all the guests coming over.
But before you spend most of your pre-holidays cleaning your entire home, let me share with you a secret on how to make cleaning so much easier
Decluttering Tips to Get you Started
After going through the KonMari Method myself, I've learned so many lessons, light bulb moments that made me realize why my previous attempts did not bear much fruit and, to be honest, I wish I'd realized sooner.
So here are my top 5 tidying mistakes - hoping that you can learn from them too!
What is the KonMari Method?
I really hope you've already made a commitment to tidy once and for all! Minimizing your belongings is the first step to achieving a joyful space, so decluttering is definitely the way to get started!
Here are my personal tips to help you get started!
How the KonMari Method Changed My Life
Ever since I got hooked on the little book called, "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo, I've been talking non-stop about the KonMari Method to my family, friends, colleagues, and now through my blog. And alot of people would ask, what is it really?
Almost a year after following the KonMari method, I will be honest to say that not all of the tips stuck with me. But there's just no denying on the "magic" of the KonMari Method on me. It went beyond the transformation of my home. It changed my lifestyle and life in general.