Konmari tips

Some things to note about the Konmari method (continued from here): The phrase, “bring me joy” as well as thanking your items for having done their job has received some criticism online. Let me explain a few things about this. First, Japanese culture is not western culture. Their primary religion is Shintoism which values aesthetics and our…

Konmari It

The last three (?) posts, we’ve talked about staging your house, not for selling (though the principals still apply) but for staying in it and being happy in your surroundings. We’ve talked about the why  and where to start and today we’re going to talk about the most important step – decluttering; more specifically, the method…

We’re Back!

Hi, new and returning visitors! Welcome to Lilacs and Linens. I’m your host, Kristin.I’m just moving back to WordPress after a stint at Blogger – you can check out my “about” page for more information on what this blog is and why you should subscribe and why, on my “first” post, we’re just going to…

Making a House a Home

Here at Lilacs and Linens we believe that home isn’t just where the heart is. It’s where life happens. We’re all about making your house into a home with posts on organizing, decorating, and DIY. If you’re new here or just haven’t done so before, remember to leave a comment. Comments make my day!