Marie Kondo Tidying: Two Years Later

The lessons in tidying.

Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. So you guys know that tidying was what kick started an avalanche of change in my life. It taught me to discern value and take action on my priorities. Tidying was invaluable in my life for all of those reasons, but it…

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The cash flow turn around.

You heard where I started. This is where I went next… Between September 2016 and March 2017 I paid off over $5,000 in credit card debt. By September of 2017 I had saved $5,000 in an emergency fund. The change in my cash flow was even more dramatic than that if you consider that prior to September 2016 I was still adding to my credit cards, spending into the red most months. If this level…

Big Small Choices: Peaceful view from BSC workspace.

The first small choice.

The choice that started it… This is the first story of how my life changed dramatically for the better. What changed the game for me? Tidying. Seriously. And while the whole of this blog isn’t focused on tidying, it was a huge driver and kick-starter to everything that happened next. Here’s why. In early 2016 I was moving into my first mine-all-mine, one bedroom apartment. Before this move I’d always shared larger spaces with roommates. By default…