Author: Nathalie Brantsma

All over the world people bought specific items in bulk “just in case” these things would no longer be available in the near future. The media wrote that people “hoarded” toilet paper and the use of that word bothers me....

Have you tried many times to get organized without success? Is the Komari method everyone raves about not working for you? Do you feel defeated and truly believe nothing you do brings more order to your life?...

What tips can you give mums who need to stay on top of their household and office work, while the kids are home?“ This is what Grace, a China Global Television Network (CGTN) correspondent, asked me during an interview....

In Japan we woke up to the news that due to the coronavirus Prime Minister Abe-san closes all schools in Japan up to April. All children are on an extended spring break....

Do you feel like clutter is cloning itself? Sometimes it seems like stuff comes out of nowhere; you just tidied up your bedroom and a day later clothes seem to crawl out of your closet and the kids bedroom is an obstacle course....

Are you too busy to read this blog? Should you be completing some work you committed to? And are you procrastinating (and reading online blogs) because the job isn’t as much fun or satisfying as you expected?...

Sooner or later, many Japan-based foreign nationals will be faced with the task of helping elderly parents declutter their possessions. For those with a Japanese partner, it might also extend to assisting in-laws in this country, too....

"I can't declutter that, it was expensive and I haven't worn it yet." It sounds like you paid for clothes you don't need. And now you can't let go of it because it cost money. Sounds familiar?...

Family and  friends all over the world have bombarded me with links to videos and local newspaper articles about the cute and funny Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo. She has clearly triggered a worldwide decluttering frenzy since her Netflix show aired....

Making a change in life starts with inspiration, creating a clear vision of what you want out of life, and some guidance to take the necessary steps. Here are the books I read right after I realized getting organized does not come naturally for everyone....