How to simplify your life — and get rid of your stuff
We're filling our lives with so much junk that the U.S. now has more self-storage facilities than McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger Kings, Starbucks and Walmarts combined. That's around 50,000 storage complexes.Why it matters: We're overstuffed. And all that stuff often brings a lot more stress than joy. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: Never in history have so many things been affordable for so many. Never in history has it been easier to swinews.yahoo.com
KonMari for Families: Tidying Tips for Your Home
Two experts of the popular Japanese tidying method offer their tips on using KonMari for families. Are you familiar with the KonMari method? So Metro Parent connected with two of these tidying experts both of whom have plenty of experience with kids to offer their best, boiled-down tips on KonMari for families. Many of my clients have described this as a cathartic experience.Tailoring KonMari for familiesWhile Kondos books are a great place to start, you can also find a bevy of blogs chronicling other parents KonMari tidying adventures. You must attend a course, and then complete a certain number of hours.Have you used the KonMari method in your home?metroparent.com
Marie Kondo admits her own home can get a little messy
(CNN) - The best thing Marie Kondo reveals in a new profile is that she'll let her own home get a bit unorganized. Kondo "readily admits that the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband, Takumi Kawahara, and their two daughters (ages 3 and 4) isn't always immaculate," according to a new profile on the author and tidying expert by Better Homes & Gardens. The author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and star of Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," said it's mostly due to being busy. She instructs her clients to say goodbye to an item if it no longer serves them. Kondo moved her family to California three years ago to expand her company, KonMari Media.