Once upon a time in 2015 I read "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. I loved the concept, but found it to be a pretty cold read and didn't really connect with the author. Fast forward to a few months ago when I saw the trailer for the Netflix Original Series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo." It only took one episode for everything to click. I finally felt like I could view Marie not as a cold, heartless woman asking us to trash all of our greatest, most prized possessions. The show really helped humanize the whole tidying process. I now look at Marie more as a friend who has seen the other side and knows how much easier and more fulfilling life can be without an endless stream of junk cluttering both my home and mind. Marie Kondo is my spirit animal. I began my KonMari ... [Read More]
The Moving Process…Dragging On…And On…And On.
We are happy to be back in Augusta, and this time in a home that we own and truly love! The family is still living out of boxes. I would say we have probably opened a little over half of them, perhaps more. I'm trying to work on one room at a time to keep myself motivated to continue. I like to see the completion of something versus only skimming the surface of the entire house...if that makes any sense. Of course with home ownership comes some craziness, which we knew to expect (this is coming from the person who, on her 30th birthday, purchased a brand new HVAC for $3,500 for the townhome we sold two weeks later - yeah). Roughly 4 days after moving into our home, the termite guy was checking out the crawl space in order to set up a termite bond for us. ... [Read More]