Posts by Barb and Wendy

The Garage

How to KonMari™ Your Garage and (Finally!) Park Your Car Again One in four North Americans claim that their garage is too cluttered to park their car. Are you one of them? If you’re too embarrassed to open your garage door in front of your neighbours then read on. We can teach you how to…

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The Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking in a Tidy Kitchen A kitchen that you love will become the heart of your home. It will serve as a social place for your family to gather and help you set the tone for the rest of your house and your life from day-to-day. Having a tidy place to cook,…

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A Goodnight’s Sleep

“I Would Do Anything For a Good Night’s Sleep” Has your bedroom become disorganized and cluttered with piles of clothing on the floor, stacks of assorted books, and tangles of tech cords? This clutter could be adding to your stress levels! We believe taking the time to apply some KonMari principles to your bedroom might…

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The Art of Giving and Receiving Gifts

‘Tis The Season – The Art of Giving and Receiving Gifts The holiday season is the perfect time to consider how gift-giving and receiving affect you and your family. We all experience the season of giving differently based on our financial budgets, emotions, expectations, and thoughts on consumerism. Taking some time to get to know…

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Think Before You Pack

How To Use Marie Kondo Principles To Pack Your Travel Bags When your travel plans are approaching, it is common to begin to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of packing the perfect bag. If your strategy is to pack as much as you can into your suitcase and hope for the best, then read the…

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Go Paperless

Paper clutter is a HUGE problem that many of us experience. Papers from our past can accumulate very quickly and without a simplified way to deal with them, they can easily become overwhelming. Even though the paper category sounds fairly simply to tackle, many of our clients find themselves overwhelmed during this portion of the…

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Decluttering with kids

Is it possible to declutter with kids? Absolutely! When you’re decluttering with kids the same principles apply but it is important to tackle your own categories before you take on your family member’s. Confront your own stuff first! The following are some tips that might help you to work together with your child to declutter;…

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You don’t have to get rid of all your books

After decluttering your clothing category, the KonMari Method of tidying suggests that you focus on all of the books in your home From our experience, books can be a sensitive topic to discuss. The attachment that we each have to our books is strong and it can be challenging to let them go. View this…

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How to get that Spark Joy feeling

Barb and Wendy at Simply Spark Joy help you to create a clutter free home Everyone is talking about that spark joy feeling! It’s that warmness in your heart that you feel when you’re at home and surrounded by the things that you love. Let’s talk about how everyone can find this feeling in their…

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Two Questions To Ask Before You Start To Tidy Your Home

Spending time answering these questions can help you to stay motivated while you’re tidying because you’ll always have your final destination in mind. Question 1:  Why Do You Want To Tidy? Understanding the true reason you want to tidy can be different for everyone and the more specific you can be the better.  Some common…

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