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Decluttering – A Journey to Sparking Joy


I am excited to announce that I am starting a series alongside a very talented group of bloggers…

A Journey to Sparking Joy:
Anderson & Grant
Making it in the Mountains
DIY Passion
Dwelling in Happiness
Zevy Joy
Cupcakes & Crinoline
Lost in the Found
The Happy Housie
Together we are sharing our decluttering journey while reading the best seller, ” The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”.


During this series, we will share weekly with you how we interpret her challenges to declutter the home and the results that we are seeing.  So far I am really enjoying the read and the idea behind decluttering.  While I would call myself an organized and clutter-free person, I can absolutely see room for growth and am exctied to make some changes to the way I organize.  You all know how I value our home and what it means it to our family, so this seemed a very apporopriate challenge! Kon Marie claims that through this process it is a “journey to sparking joy”, that the things you decide to keep in your home should be things that do just that.  She focuses on categories for this process of decluttering versus tackling a room at a time.


Therefore we will be breaking these categories into groups such as clothing, accesories, books, papers, miscellaneous and momentos.  Make sure to check back each Sunday to hear about our progress, tips along the way and how I see decluttering as a benefit (or not) to our family.  I hope you will join us along the way and please make sure to check out these other wonderful bloggers who are participating with me.

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  1. I know what you mean about being an organized person but there is always room for improvement, right? Always some unnecessary stuff we are hanging on to that is holding us back. I’m looking forward to taking this journey with you Annie!

  2. Hooray for decluttering! However, I recently finished that book and cannot imagine why it is a best seller. 3/4 of it bordered on insanity.

    1. My comment is still awaiting moderation? Because I wasn’t crazy about the book and said so? Classy. Unsubscribing.

      1. Hi Karen, I am sorry you feel that way. It wasn’t intentional. We have been in and out of our house as we finish up our kitchen and I have fallen behind on comments. I do my best to respond as soon as possible and also moderate the same. I like to respond when they are approved and just hadn’t had a chance yet. Appreciate your opinion and will look forward to sharing what I think about the book as I continue to read it also. I value you stopping by and hope you will visit again. Thank you.

    2. Thanks for sharing Karen and I am looking forward to continue reading it. I am sure there are things that I will agree and not agree with when it comes to her ideas. I will keep you updated!

    1. Jamie you are so sweet to me – thank you! I really appreciate you reaching out! Can’t wait to see what you do too!

  3. Hi Annie! I just bought this book a few days ago and I was thinking of doing this exact thing on IG. I’m excited to see how you’re liking it!!!

  4. I’m hands down an “organized-unorganized” person. Meaning it’s unorganized to most people, but makes sense to me, which might be a symptom of my self diagnosed ADD. Even so, I know I need to improve this aspect of my personality, so I can’t wait to follow along with y’all!

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