As you may know, I did a marathon purge a few weeks ago. I started with my clothes and went through category by category, as is recommended in Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I picked up every piece separately. I looked at it. And I asked myself, “Does this bring me joy?” Well, let’s just say there are a few things in life that I cannot say bring me joy but are functional, expensive in many cases,… Read more »

This is part one of a six part series I will be writing over the next weeks. Full disclosure — I love books on tidying, cleaning, organizing, and eco-friendly household tips. I took Adria Vasil’s Ecoholic to bed with me every night for a month several years ago. I spent hours pouring over the information on ecologically-responsible cleaning products, bedding, kitchen things, and cosmetics. It actually sparked my changeover to all non-toxic cleaning products in my own home. Another book… Read more »