A Christian Review of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”

I doubt there are many people out there who haven’t at least heard of Marie Kondo’s book. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” has been safely camped out on bestseller lists everywhere and has been translated into several languages. It has, what has been described as, a cult-like following. Kondo isn’t a Christian, so that cult-like following can make us believers a little leery of her wildly popular book. We all know that just because something is popular, doesn’t mean it’s good. I’d like to offer a Christian perspective on the “KonMari” Method so that you can make a wise decision about whether or not it would be a good resource for you.

What is it About?

Marie Kondo offers a new method of decluttering (which she named the “KonMari Method”) that she claims trumps all the other decluttering out there. Rather […]

Get Organized- Tips for Every Room in Your House (Part Three)

Did you miss the first posts in this series?

In Part One, get tips on organizing the bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, living room and entry way.

In Part Two, you’ll find some ideas for containing toys, kid’s artwork, homeschooling supplies and more laundry room ideas.

A few weeks ago we discovered that the storage unit we’d been keeping a bunch of things at was not well-built and much of our things were water damaged or molded. All of the furniture, some books and a few other things weren’t salvageable, but we were so thankful that the things most important to us were only minimally damaged. Baby pictures, keepsakes from my childhood and all the other things that money just can’t replace are mostly okay. And an added bonus? It sure did make it easy to decide what to keep and organize and what to get rid of! 😉

Usually, […]

Get Organized- Tips for Every Room in Your House (Part Two)

In part one of this series, we covered tips on organizing the kitchen, living room, laundry room, bathroom and entry way. For today, I’ve rounded up some more inspiring organization posts from some lovely bloggers!

Homeschooling

The Imperfect Homemaker has a two-part series on handling all the mounds of papers that come with homeschooling (part one and part two).

At Smithspirations, you can learn some tips of organizing time when homeschooling.

Dual Purpose Room

Most of us homeschooling mamas don’t have an entire room dedicated to homeschooling, so here are some tips from the Imperfect Homemaker for keeping a dual-purpose room organized.

Kid’s Art

Speaking of school and kiddos, how many of you can’t find your fridge without a map and compass due to the layers of munchkin art plastered on it?? Here’s a brilliant idea for organizing kid’s art from Your Thriving Family!

Kid’s Toys

I’m hoping to […]

Get Organized- Tips for Every Room in Your House (Part One)

I had designated October as my own person “Get Organized” challenge… then my girls had croup for the first two weeks! Poor baby girls were miserable and I could barely keep up with laundry and dishes. Okay, I didn’t keep up with laundry and dishes! These last few days I’ve been trying to get my house back in decent working order, but I’m also making plans to use the rest of the month to the best advantage. I’m organizing my online store supplies, getting the rest of the boxes unpacked from our move to our adorable little farmhouse (ever noticed how old farmhouses really don’t have much when it comes to closet space??) and I’m hoping to get everything done before the holidays hit. At the end of November, we have Thanksgiving, my daughter’s birthday and my birthday. Whew!

Okay, so I’ve enlisted the help of some […]