#1 “You’re japanesey.”
Hmmm…my sister looked like an Asian baby when she was a newborn. With squinty eyes… I better get a DNA test! What if I AM JAPANESE????
(Please tell me I’m Japanese…it would explain my inherent need for clean, Zen, good-spirited, focused energy.)
#2 “Omg, she reminds me of you… You always make me touch EVERY thing!”
Yep! Forever and ever, AMEN.
And when you pull it all out I want you to get exhausted from the physical and mental making decisions work, so you gain perspective on what large amounts of your “stuff” does to you…and you start tossing like a crazy person.
#3 “There are things in your house that don’t spark my joy.”
Ummm…by all means, toss them out!
#4 “I haven’t watched any of the Marie Kondo episodes, yet. But, I’m going to. As soon as I have time. I’ve already cleared out some things. I feel …whoooo!”
Okay. Watch it! #ForMoreWhoooo
Every year I kick off by decluttering, and I LOVE the fun of being motivated and inspired, too. I have 4 black bags of donations in my car already. THAT sparks my joy.
I’ve enjoyed EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. Why? I have a Professional Organizer’s perspective. And, as an entrepreneur, I see the marketing side of things!
#5 “My friend is obsessed with the Marie Kondo series.”
I rarely recommend an Organizing Show because they are typically staged up and unrealistic. Plus, Marie Kondo doesn’t have them spending money on containers.
The Not-So-Secret-Thing Organizing Professionals Know: the containers show up in large quantities after the purge. Or, for the MK-ers, the containers show up after the “Spark Joy” method is used to decide what to keep (ironically, to decide what to let go!).
If you still need containers, use quality boxes that many consumer products are packaged in. If you still need help with finding great containers, start here.
#6 “If I got rid of everything that didn’t spark joy in my home, I’d probably have nothing!”
I hear ya! A person’s style, size (jean size or house size!), interests and loves can change so rapidly that we can’t purge fast enough. #KeepTheBestStuff+SomeEssentialsYouNeed,LikeYourToothBrush
#7 “I got rid of HALF my clothes after doing the Spark Joy in my closet.”
#DoingTheSparkJoy” (LOVE it.)
Exciting! Wanna go on a shopping spree? Find our “omg… heart-zing- it’s-SO-ME-things?” (That’s the description I use to explain what “Sparks Joy” means. It’s an exciting LOVE feeling!!!)
Thank you Marie Kondo for being on a mission to help the people of the world be Calmer, More Peaceful, and of course, more Joy Filled. #HighFive #I’mWithYou #MoreJoyLessExhaustion #SparkMoreJoy
P.S. I love pretty little messes in a very clean, streamlined home. #SignsOfLife #LittleMessesAreEndearing #BigMessesCauseStress