Queen of Konmari Challenge Stage 4: Komono (Miscellany)

Right, so sorting through komono, or miscellaneous items, this is the biggest and most time-consuming stage of the Queen of Konmari challenge, because it basically encompasses everything in the house, except for sentimental items. I have to say that this stage, although it was challenging, was made MUCH easier because of the moral support I […]

Queen of Konmari Challenge Stage 3: Papers

Okay, I admit that I was really dreading this stage of the Konmari process, for the following reasons: I would have to open up and empty out all the cupboards and drawers in the study room. It just seemed like sorting through years of papers would just be interminable. In actual fact, it was not […]

Queen of Konmari Challenge: Stage 2 – Books

Well, I thought that sorting out the books would be a piece of cake, but it turns out I was so, so wrong. Putting my books through the Konmari wringer was very difficult for me, basically because it was just so labour-intensive! I started off by walking around the house, just picking up every single […]

Queen of Konmari Challenge: Stage 1 – Clothes

I was feeling quite chirpy on the morning that I decided to start the Konmari process. I’d already gone through my clothes once before, only a few months ago as part of the Happy Family Plan, so I figured that this was going to be a cinch. I was in my PJs about to get […]

The Queen of Konmari: 5 Tips to Getting Started

Okay, I’ve been starting to tidy up and organise the house according to the Konmari method for a few weeks now, and I am happy to report that things are progressing. It is not easy, but I am sticking to it.  I think the reason that I am sticking to it is because I managed […]

Queen of Clean Konmari Challenge: The Book Reviews

Okay, so following the success of the Happy Family Plan, one of my cousins bought me Konmari’s books, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising“and “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up“, as gifts for Christmas. Now, I actually put these books on my […]

Queen of Clean Konmari Challenge!

Hi Debs! I’m so pleased that you managed to complete not only your Baking Challenge, but also successfully implemented your Happy Family Plan!  I’m so proud of you! Now, I have a new challenge for you! I know that we have a slight tendency in our family to hoard all sorts of junk. When I moved […]

Advent 2017: Day 20

I managed to convince the kids to put their toy collection through the Konmari wringer – and we managed to reduce it by half!   We donated some of the toys to the Salvation Army and I’ll bring the rest to donate to the MINDS charity shop as well as the Dignity Mama Bookstore. P.S. […]

Upcycling for Kids: Tie-dyed Muslin Squares

During the course of the Queen of Konmari challenge, I’ve realised that I have accumulated a sizeable stack of muslin squares which I am no longer using since Thumper has outgrown them. These muslin swaddles were one of my best baby gear investments and they have lasted through three kids and have been washed multiple times and […]

Upcycling For Kids (Using Teeshirts) Part 2: No-Sew Tasselled Tunic

As I said in my previous Upcycling For Kids post, Singapore generates an embarrassing amount of textile waste, which is why I am trying to think of ways to give old clothes a new lease of life instead of discarding them. Whilst clearing out my wardrobe, I found a few teeshirts that have pretty cute designs […]