How has your summer been going? We here at the Kastner household have been insanely busy dealing with, among other things, health issues (both Joe and I are looking at various surgeries), family issues (my youngest daughter is taking over my granddaughter’s guardianship, so Joe and I now babysit both our grands five days a week) and my granddaughter got a puppy. We haven’t had time to breathe, but at least we have air conditioning, because Colorado is HOT right now.
I’m also trying to spend the summer decluttering so I can organize our very messy house. We moved here when our own kids were small and my youngest grandchild just turned ten, so we have a lot of stuff that just needs to go bye-bye. I’ve tried many organization/decluttering methods to no avail. (Marie Kondo telling me to get rid of all my books? Yeah, not so much…they ALL spark joy!!!) I’ve finally found one that actually makes sense to me. It’s called the Clutterbug method by Cassandra Aarssen. According to her, there are four types of organizers, and they all think and organize differently. She calls them…you guessed it…clutterbugs. Butterfly, Ladybug, Bee or Cricket. Take her quiz and discover which clutterbug you are at clutterbug.me and then take the poll below to let me know what kind of clutterbug you are!
Joe and I are both bees. We are perfectionists with tons of projects going who like to micro-organize and are visual thinkers. So I’m using Cass’s ideas to restructure how we organize. It’s actually great fun, and it makes a lot of sense. I’m feeling more motivated than ever to get my act together. Not only that, but it’s given me time to catch up on the AWESOME INSPY ROMANCE PODCASTS!! If you haven’t checked them out, you’re really missing out. I love getting to know our wonderful Inspy Romance authors as they treat us to their thoughts about writing and reading contemporary inspy romance.
So what are you doing with your summer? Reading a lot of inspy romance, I hope. Anyone else decluttering? What method works for you?
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