Spark joy by Marie Kondo

Wendy Spark JoyAfter living in the same house for nearly 30 years and in more recent years our home became an “empty nest” – the time has come for de-cluttering and thinking ahead for retirement and to be honest I don’t wish to leave a heap of “junk” for others to have to sort through when I die.

So where to begin with what appears to be a mammoth and overwhelming task?  Marie the author mentions at the very beginning, that there are six basic rules of tidying and also notes that the “process is not about de-cluttering (as I have mentioned above), or making it look neat for visitors.  Rather, you are about to tidy up in a way that will spark joy in your life and change it forever.”  Apparently once using the method described by this author, you will never again relapse into clutter. Continue reading