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First, an apology. Ten days ago I wrote about our hallway transformation. I said my next post would be a ‘wow, look how much better it is’ one. However, it’s still a work in progress for two reasons: Maltese walls are really hard. I found this out when I tried…

It’s been a rough two weeks in the Zen With Julia household. We’ve had a further bout of illness, several trips to the doctor, a downturn in the weather and some major disagreements with the dog over what she should and shouldn’t eat (should eat her own food, shouldn’t eat…

A while ago I was preparing to work on the papers category with a client (who gave her blessing for me to share this experience with you). We’d completed clothing very efficiently together, and books had also been quite straightforward. She had been effusive about the benefits she was already…

I did something very small but very significant this week. I got rid of eight magazines.   Before you close this page thinking ‘well she got boring quickly’, read a bit further. During my KonMari tidying journey, I’ve got rid of many more items in one go, but I’ve found these…

‘If you put your house in order in one mammoth effort, you will have tidied up completely’. Marie Kondo   The issue that many people have with tidying up is that it’s just so…… continuous. It can be like painting the Golden Gate Bridge – once you finish, it’s time…

One of my favourite principles of Marie Kondo’s tidying method is that of collecting items together in one place before starting to joy check and discard. Clients often question this, identifying (correctly) that it takes a lot of time to remove books from bookshelves or paperwork from folders, especially when…

I hope you enjoyed Christmas and are now relaxing with those who are dear to you. It can be an exhausting time, and definitely one of accumulation and consumption.   The Christian roots of Christmas place it quite clearly as the beginning of an era, but as an annual event…

The festive season is nearly upon us, as evidenced by the FABULOUS selection of sweets in the supermarkets and nativity displays springing up around the island. It’ll be my first Christmas in Malta, though not my first away from the UK, and I’m eager to continue the KonMari lifestyle as…