Posts by Barb and Wendy

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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Introducing Simply Spark Joy!

We are thrilled to share Simply Spark Joy with you and excited to be doing what we are doing! The personal journey we have each experienced through our own KonMari Practices is the driving force that has inspired us to come together to bring the teachings of Marie Kondo to The Okanagan in British Columbia,…

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Feel the Magic of Tidying Up

There’s nothing like candles burning, a cup of tea and a tidy home. Understanding and working through the KonMari Method is a great place to start and we are excited to help you on your journey. My best piece of advice for anyone considering or working through the KonMari Method is to recognize that many…

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Tidy Your Home and Your Life

You’re feeling unmotivated with your current situation and you’re finding it a challenge to recognize where you get energy from. The pace of your life is overwhelming. Finally making the decision to use the KonMari Method to tidy your home will help you to tidy your life too. While it can feel overwhelming, it will…

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Are You Feeling Guilty?

You’re still hanging on to items that no longer spark joy because you feel guilty about letting them go. Some of the things you might tell yourself are that you might need it some day, they were expensive, they were a gift or I can’t discard something I’ve never worn. If I could give one…

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