April 14, 2021

4 Affordable Ways to KonMari Your Pantry

April 14, 2021
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Maybe it's just me but I feel a bit bombarded by this KonMari movement. Between the trending topics on Pinterest, my Google feed, and suggested Youtube video. I can't help but to get hit over the head with it.

Are you with me or am I totally alone here?

It feels like everyone is talking about KonMari everywhere I turn. And somehow I have managed to live on this little island until now. I say that because when I began to finally read the post I noticed they dated back more than a year or so. So I am totally late to the party, as usual.

Are you wondering what the heck is a KonMari and what it has to do with home organizing? Or better yet why is everyone talking about it?

Initially I was not interested in discussing it with the #tribe. Because I wasn't sure if I could add anything new to the conversation especially being so late.

But as a teacher told me, there is no new concept just remixes. So here's my remix on the KonMari method.

For those of you who are late to the KonMari party, but are curious enough that you decided to lift your head up out of the sand on your imaginary island.

In this post, I will explain what the KonMari method is, the rules of the KonMari method (as stated by KonMari herself), 4 ways to KonMari your pantry, and as always where you can find affordable essential for your KonMari pantry organization project.

KonMari Method Basics

The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, miscellaneous items, and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. People around the world have been drawn to this philosophy because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and forward-looking.

6 Rules of KonMari

According to Marie Kondo, there are 6 simple rules to follow when decluttering and organizing your home. Be sure to keep reading this post to see how I you can apply these rules to decluttering and organizing your pantry.
    1. Commit to tidying up.
      Pretty much like anything else in life mindset is key. When it comes to keeping a tidy home mindset is just as important. Which is why this is likely rule number 1, because the KonMari method starts with making a lifestyle change.
        #tribe I know you are not a slob, but for the sake of the KonMari method you gotta commit girl.

        2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.

          Although I noticed that the overall theme about KonMari on Pinterest seemed to focus on minimalist style and the use of labels. The true aim of the method seems to be focused on encouraging you to be  intentional.
            You may not want a farmhouse Pinterest stamped home. Your ideal lifestyle may be an off the grid cabin or a townhouse in a trendy downtown neighborhood where you can walk to a local restaurant or park with your family.
              Whatever your ideal lifestyle is you need to know what that. Because once you know your ideal lifestyle. Then you can organize your home in a way that fits that.

                  3. Finish discarding first.

                    If you are apart of the #tribe you know I highly recommend beginning each home organization project by sorting and discarding unwanted items. Organizing and decluttering your home usually start with getting rid of stuff you don't need.

                    Just sit down. Sort through it all. And let go of some stuff. Because if it doesn't serve a purpose currently then it is likely time to let it go. Let those items find a new home with someone who actually needs it.

                    There are so many shelter that need supplies. 

                    Of course you can always give to your local Goodwill. But when possible I recommend going directly to a shelter because you know the items are going directly to someone in need. 

                    This is in by no means in offensive to the Goodwill. But since they are so well known they tend to get a lot of donations whereas local shelters often go without there basic needs being met.

                    Please note the Goodwill is a great organization that provides a lot of support to those in needs. They make a point to provide transparency and provide support to those in need.

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                        4. Tidy by category, not by location.

                          I may have misunderstood this rule, sorry I didn't read the book y'all. If I have butchered this rule please correct me below in the comments section.

                          I organize my home by areas, clearly you can tell that by the content I share on Big Bold Dream. I don't necessarily understand how you can organize by category and not locations.
                            I guess maybe you could go organize all the clothes in your home. But if that's what she had in mind. Then I definitely can't get with that.
                              It's hard enough for me to organize under the kitchen sink. I definitely can't organize all the clothes in my home at once.
                                I can take or leave this rule. #tribe what are your thoughts on the KonMari method I would love to hear from you, let's continue the conversation.

                                  5. Follow the right order.
                                    Now, what now? I have no clue what this means. So I'm not even going to go there. I guess we need to read the book for this one to make sense.

                                      6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy.
                                        A big part of the minimalist movement focuses on purging. The KonMari method seems to be focused on intentional purging. Which is important, because it doesn't make sense to throw away stuff your only going to repurchase later.

                                        You should definitely keep anything with sentimental value.

                                        4 Affordable Ways to KonMari Your Pantry

                                        Now that we've covered the KonMari basics let's get on to the good part. Hopefully the part you came for. Here's how you can apply the KonMari method to organizing your kitchen pantry even though you didn't read the book. Here's how you can KonMari your kitchen pantry with 4 simple steps.

                                        1. Decide on a time and date to organize your pantry.

                                        2. Find your pantry organization inspiration. Think in terms of, what you want to accomplish by the end of organizing your pantry style wise?

                                        3. Go through your pantry and begin to sort through each item. Decide what items you want to keep, discard, and/or donate.

                                        4. Group together items by category - putting like items together. Also, consider placing items in your pantry based on the frequency of use.

                                        Affordable Pantry Organization Essentials

                                        As always #tribe I have to share some pantry organization essentials that are affordable. Because ain't nobody got time to be break open there piggy banks every time they decide to tackle a new home organization project.

                                        If you are with me on keeping home organization affordable be sure to share this post with your friends on social media!

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                                        Pantry Storage Containers and Labels

                                        Woven Baskets

                                        Wire Shelves

                                        Wire Baskets

                                        Glass Food Storage Jars and Beige Craft Labels

                                        Plastic Dry Food Container

                                        Videos on the KonMari Method Pantry

                                        Just in case you are more of a visual person. Here are some videos on the KonMari method that I found interesting. Not to worry they are all fairly short.

                                        I hope this inspired you take a minimalist approach to organizing your pantry. I know sometimes Pinterest will leave you feeling like you have to create these elaborate spaces in your home.

                                        My primary goal is to encourage you to create a home you love.

                                        If you do all of these ideas or none of them. I just want to encourage you to approach your home organization projects knowing that, a creating a space that you love is within reach.

                                        Because sometimes all you need is encouragement, inspiration, or confirmation that your home project ideas are within your budget. Please be sure to share it with your friends on your favorite social media platforms.

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                                        April 07, 2021

                                        10 things that God say I am

                                        April 07, 2021
                                        21 days of verses to remind you who you are. affirmations | encouragement verses scriptures | faith verses scriptures encouragement |  #bible #bibleverse #encouragement #redeemed #blessed #strong #beloved

                                        All so often on this blog I create resources on this blog to help me in my own spiritual journey. Every time you all respond or visit these post often I am so surprised. 

                                        This post is just a simple reminder of who God says you are. Though this post was originally published in April 25, 2019 it is one of my most popular blog post. I'm thrilled to have confirmation that I am not the only one who needs the reminder.

                                        During this COVID-19 pandemic I found myself needing these reminder even more. There were so many unknown when the crisis began and I still think there is a lot of information we will not know for years to come. Which is why I found myself leaning on this verses from Psalm 91.
                                        Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. Psalm 91: 9-10 ESV
                                        I pray that during this pandemic you and your family are safe, healthy, and creating a stronger relationship with Christ. 

                                        I often remind myself of the plagues, famine, and violence that occurred in the bible and it helps me to remember that I should not be surprise or afraid. If God was with Habakkuk during the invasion by the Chaldean people. He is with us.

                                        There is nothing that we experience on this earth that is a surprise to God. Even more than that there is nothing that occurs that is out of his control. 

                                        We just need to wait and trust his timing. Because he will resolve it, that is just the God we serve. A God of perfect timing, mercy, and resolution. 

                                        If you are like me and still need daily reminder that you can carry with you. Then order your Who God says I am scripture card set, 46 card set with affirmation, scriptures, and prayers.
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                                        I am forever thankful for the encouragement from the word, especially on dreary, tough, or chaotic days. Being able to clearly and quickly read how God sees us. Helps us to reaffirms God's word.

                                        This is a reminder that we are worthy children of the Highest God. In times when you're in need of validation, I pray these words to give your life purpose. Because there is no shame in needing a reminder.

                                        I pray these verses to uplift your spirit. God willing it speaks to the part of your soul that needs to hear it most.

                                        10 things that God say I am

                                        1. Blessed

                                        Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 ESV

                                        2. Loved

                                        For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 ESV

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                                        3. Courageous

                                        Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

                                        4. Redeemed

                                        But they are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24 ESV

                                        5. Free

                                        We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:6 ESV

                                        6. Beautiful

                                        For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
                                        Psalm 139:13-14 ESV

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                                        7. Victorious

                                        No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
                                        Romans 8:37 ESV

                                        8. Heir

                                        So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if you are a son, then you are also an heir through God. Galatians 4:7 ESV

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                                        9. Chosen

                                        For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love. Ephesians 1:4 ESV

                                        10. Forgiven

                                        In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7 ESV

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                                        March 17, 2021

                                        How to get Closer to God

                                        March 17, 2021

                                        Have you ever felt blessed and had things going well in your life, but found yourself feeling like God's presence in your life isn't as strong as you would like it to be.

                                        Like when you hang a picture on the wall but it's not perfectly centered. Yes, the picture is hung but it's just not quite right. 

                                        Well once again that is how I recently found myself feeling. My cup isn't empty but it is not as full as I would like it to be. 

                                        Have you every asked yourself, when did I drift away from God? How have I gotten so far from God? Then keep reading because this post is for you.

                                        I will be sharing 4 ways to get closer to God. These simple tips on how to gain a closer relationship with God are lessons from the book of James. 

                                        4 ways to get closer to God

                                        In your walk with God, you have to continuously take stock of the strength of your relationship with God. Are His words ringing out in your heart throughout my day? 

                                        Are you talking to Him regularly about what's happening in your life? If the answer is no. 

                                        Then it is time to make some changes in your daily habits to strengthen your relationship with him. James 1:16-18 gives us beautiful insight into things we can do to get closer to God and truly focus on Him. 

                                        Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. James 1:16-18 ESV

                                        In the past, the focus of my blog has been to encourage you to read the word of God. Because I know this is the best way to get closer to God. 

                                        Although I still think that this is one of the most important things we can do in our pursuits of the Lord. 
                                        There are 3 additional areas from James 1:16-18 that will help you get closer to God.

                                        1. Focus on the word.
                                        James 1:18 states that "he brought us forth by the word of truth". If God himself brought us to life with his precious word then it is safe to say this is where we should start in our pursuit to get closer to God. 

                                        We need to not only read his word but study. Study as if you were preparing for a big test at school. 

                                        You need to do more than passively read the word if you want to get to know God. You need to study the word and seek to understand the beautiful truth within the bible. 

                                        You will be surprised at how God will reveal his wisdom. You can re-read the same passage and get a different understanding each time. 

                                        2. Focus on the goodness of God.
                                        James 1:17 says that "every good gift and every perfect gift is from above". One of the principles of prayer is thankfulness. Colossians 4:2 states to "devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." 

                                        Focusing on God's goodness should not just a practice during prayer. But something you do during your personal time with God.

                                        Creating a grateful heart that recognizes that all you have is from God. Believing that your life would be empty without the presence of God. 

                                        3. Focus on the faithfulness of God.
                                        James 1:17 says "with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." God is an unchanging God. Unlike us, God does not waver.

                                        He stands firm and delivers on His promises. Daniel 9:4 says “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments."

                                        There is no question of God's faithfulness. The surest example of God's faithfulness is in the lives of his people. 

                                        When you look at your life and the circumstances God has brought you through. Isn't it a testament to his faithfulness? In just how constant and unchanging God is. 

                                        4. Focus on God's perspective.
                                        James 1:18 says "that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures." This one was the biggest lesson believing that we are God's precious creations. 

                                        Firstfruits are the cream of the crop, the best you have to offer. You are His best, his beloved creation. 

                                        If you need a reminder of who God says you are, order your Who God says I am scripture, affirmation, and prayer card set today. This set was created to help you memorize and affirm to yourself daily 16 beautiful verses on who God says you are. 

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                                        If you enjoy this post be sure to watch the Tony Evans sermon on the Protection of Prayer where he outlines how James 1:16-18 helps us overcome the temptation of sin. 

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