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All of your little habits each day make up your life.  Woah!  That can be pretty eye-opening!  It’s true.  So many things we do in a day are strictly done out of habit, and we end up doing those things hundreds or thousands of times per year.  Because of that accumulation, all is well if […]

7 Tips for Sticking to New Habits

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After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, those gift lists are starting to look a little crazy, right? Maybe you aren’t even sure what you bought?! I created this gift tracker out of necessity! I have a long list of people I buy gifts for, and I often shop for items for my […]

The Christmas Gift Tracker and Shopping List!

Christmas Gift Tracker

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I am so excited to announce that my first digital download called “The Complete Guide to Decluttering Your Home” is available for purchase NOW! I’m sure many people would have started small.  They would have chosen one category of the KonMari Method™ and started there.  Well, not me!  This guide will walk you through my entire […]

The Complete Guide to Decluttering Your Home!

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  Psst: Skimmers, head to the bottom for the free download! Tidying with kids can be a huge challenge, but for many parents, it feels like the kid stuff is the main source of clutter in the home.  I could write books on how to handle clutter with kids, but for now, here is a […]

Tidying with Kids 101

Tidying with Kids 101

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Komono is the 4th, and largest, category we cover in the KonMari Method.  It is everything in your home that is not Clothing, Books, Paper, or Sentimental Items, so it’s a huge category and can take quite a while.  I have many tips for sorting all of your stuff, but these are my favorite 5. […]

5 Tips for Sorting All of Your Stuff

5 tips for sorting all your stuff

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As soon as I learned my 10-year-old would be doing school from home three days per week, I knew we would have to create a virtual-day routine. Getting back into the school routine after summer is hard enough, and I knew if we weren’t careful those at-home days could feel like an extension of summer […]

Create a Virtual-Day Routine

Virtual-Day Routine

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Does anyone else treat the time around late August and early September as the start of a New Year? Maybe it’s my lasting love for school supplies or my need for crisp fall air after a hot, sticky summer, but I am more energized and refreshed this time of year than in January! I love […]

Pantry Wall Refresh!

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“I’m in love with my ‘new’ closet. I thought I was doing a fair job at keeping it cleaned out, but boy was I wrong!!  Caroline helped me see my clothes in a whole new way. Now I actually enjoy standing in my closet!” – N.E.–Real client after clothing session I hear this ALL the […]

The One Thing You Must Do When KonMari’ing Your Clothing

Caroline Roberts sorting clothing

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Did you hear the rumor?   There was a rumor going around not long ago that Marie Kondo believes we should have no more than 30 books!  Totally NOT true!  The KonMari Method ™ is not minimalism and does not tell you how many of anything to own.  In fact, Marie and I are the last […]

The 6 Rules of the KonMari Method™

KonMari Method Books

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I'm Caroline Roberts - your guide for getting your home decluttered and organized once and for all!

tell me more...

Categories

KonMari MethoD™

Storage

Before/After

Systems/Routines

Created by REVAfrom the Noun Project

Personal Life