09
Feb 19

Marie Kondo Helped Stephen Colbert KonMari His “Late Show” Desk

Turns out everyone is into the KonMari craze, even Stephen Colbert. The star of Netflix’s “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” stopped by “The Late Show” where the host apparently needed Kondo’s help to declutter is home at work, a.k.a. his desk.

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04
Feb 19

The Smart Reason Some People Are Putting Zip Ties on Broom Handles

Ever noticed that brooms, mops, dusters, and other handheld housekeeping tools have the smallest hanging holes? They never seem to fit on any sort of hook, which makes finding ways to store them slightly challenging.

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27
Jan 19

A Smart and Frugal Way to Make Your Cast Iron Skillet Last Longer (With Just a Paper Towel)

The first time I cooked with my now-husband, I was surprised to learn he had a collection of cast iron pans in an array of sizes. What impressed me most wasn’t that he had a larger (and more well-seasoned) set of cast iron than me, but the smart way he stored his cast iron pans.

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22
Jan 19

A Professional Organizer Shares the Biggest Decluttering "Don'ts" — Home Organizing Tour

Name: Rachel Rosenthal and Jon Cowan, Ellie and Marin (age 11, identical twins), and Poppy (sheepadoodle puppy)
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Size: 3500 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Marie Kondo isn’t the only one with good home organizing advice. Rachel Rosenthal is the mother of identical twins, a busy entrepreneur, and an expert in home organizing. But she also wants to make it clear that the end game to decluttering isn’t necessarily an Instagram-worthy closet. “Getting organized is a way of life, and a realistic one at that, not a one time event that leads to a Pinterest-perfect world (unless you really want that!),” she writes on her website.

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18
Jan 19

The One Thing I Bought (& Still Use!) After KonMari-ing My Entire Home

I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2014, shortly after it was released in the United States. I had never read a self-help-style book, but I had always struggled with clutter and felt like I was being pulled in two directions: I wanted to live in hotel room-like minimalism, but I also loathed getting rid of things. What followed was something I could easily describe as both life-changing and magic: My apartment became far less cluttered, but, more importantly, I felt freed from future clutter. It’s not that clutter and mess stopped building up (unread New Yorkers have a way of doing that), it’s that when it does, I can quickly cull it rather than agonizing over what I should and shouldn’t keep.

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12
Jan 19

How I Learned How to Declutter (Without Marie Kondo's Help)

My walk-in closet was clogged with items I purchased at the mall just because they were 40 percent off. But now that same closet is sparse. My home office is also orderly (for the first time in my adult life) with neatly organized folders containing the gazillions of tax documents that come with being a freelance writer.

Yes, I’ve been binge watching Marie Kondo’s “Tidying up with Marie Kondo.” (It’s soothing!) But, no, it wasn’t the show—or the KonMari method—that saved me from my messiness, clutter, and countless stop-and-start closet clean-ups. Instead it was a hiking trip I took through Japan with REI Adventures last spring that helped me finally get an organizing system in place.

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08
Jan 19

Marie Kondo's ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ Is Back on The New York Times Best Sellers List

Legendary organizational guru Marie Kondo is back in our homes thanks to the release of the Netflix original series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” The show’s debut on New Year’s Day came at the exact time when so many of us have resolved to be better versions of ourselves, because what better way to feel like a new person than (finally) decluttering your space?

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07
Jan 19

5 Pro Organizers Share Their New Year's Resolutions

2019 is here and you’re probably thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. While for some, that might mean gym memberships and swear jars are on the horizon, others have goals for next year that are a little more home-oriented.

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06
Jan 19

The Best Planners for 2019, According to People Who Get Sh*t Done

‘Tis the season for thinking about finally getting our sh*t together, and there’s no better way to get started than investing in a good personal planner for 2019. But with all the fancy options on the market, we thought it would be wise to ask a few of our favorite hustlers (i.e. people who already get stuff done) what their preferred planners were instead. From a lightweight one with sticky notes to a soulful style (complete with an astrology guide), here are seven planners for 2019 that people who get sh*t done (GSD) swear by.

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05
Jan 19

Why I Feel ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Is A Short-Term (But Helpful) Fix

As tradition holds, I rolled out of bed on New Year’s Day with no care as to what time it was and comfortably nestled into the corner of my couch. I was then faced with the annual dilemma: Do I choose to watch TV all day or should I be productive and clean the mess around me? To my pleasant surprise, Netflix provided the means to do both (or at least feel like I’m doing both) thanks to their new original, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”

Kondo’s brilliant smile filled my tiny NYC apartment as I started watching the first episode, where she happily tackled the house of the Friend couple (yes, that’s their actual last name—I’m jealous) and their two young children. Over the timespan of one month, Kondo visited the cluttered household to teach and execute the KonMari method, or tidying up in five categories: clothing, books, documents, komono (miscellaneous), and sentimental items.

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