Hi Everyone! My name is Evelyn Sy-Tay. I provide guidance to people who want to break free from clutter and transform their space from ROOMFUL to JOYFUL! Everyone deserves to live in a space that is a reflection of their true selves, and feel inspired to pursue the things that bring them joy. Once you let go of clutter and create a joyful space in your physical world, then you are able to make space for things that matter most to you.
My husband, Fred, and I live in a condo in downtown Manila. No kids yet, but hopefully soon! Most of my friends and colleagues call me "Bebs" . I had a successful 11 year career as an IT consultant and Account Delivery Manager but decided to move on to create more space for the things that matter most to me now - family, passion and myself.
I’m currently enjoying my time as a homemaker, stage aunt to my niece, a mandarin language tutor, and a decluttering coach.
My knack for organizing started when I was about 7 years old. I labeled my parent's vintage NARRA cabinets and drawers with clothing labels using PERMANENT PENTEL PEN. Just imagine the horror on my mother's face!
Growing up, I would forcefully organize my friends' wallets or bags and end up being called up late at night to be asked where I put their items.
When I got married and moved with my husband to our new home, I was super excited to put everything in our home organized. But not too soon, I found our living spaces filled with clutter again. Our home just doesn’t feel like us, and I felt stuck, oerwhelmed and frustrated all at the same time.
You see, being organized is more than an innate talent. It is something that can definitely be learned and practiced. I have watched countless life hack videos on home organizing and read several books and articles on decluttering and organization. But one book stood out and changed my perspective on organizing - the KonMari Method.
Nope, I am not paid by or affiliated with KonMari but it made a very big impact in my life that I just can't miss the chance to share this to other people. I have recognized and experienced the effect of a tidied home and I really hope that I can be that somebody who can help you make that first step in achieving your own joyful space.
Through this blog, you'll find helpful and doable tips as well as inspiring before and after photographs to help you start anew without clutter or simply avoid organization mistakes I made before.
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