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What Marie Kondo Taught Me

*Collaborative post.

 

I finally decided to binge watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix the other day and I am glad I did. At first, I didn’t want to watch the Netflix original series because I thought it wasn’t for me. But I am always interested in home decor and renovation series, so I decided to give it a go. I picked a lot of tips from Marie Kondo’s series. I think she is a very smart interior decorator. She definitely knows what she is talking about and some of her tips have been tried and tested by me.

 

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Clutter has no space in our hone. It is something I have always been on top of because I don’t do well with clutter or mess. Which is why our house is always neat and organised. I found some of the couples very interesting. The amount of items they had and their lifestyle was interesting to watch because I couldn’t relate or understand many of them. But I took some organising tips away from the series and I have implemented them into my life and they work great. Here they are –

 

Make use of boxes

I never knew how useful boxes could be in a drawer/wardrobe. Boxes change the whole look of a space and helps in maximising the space as much as possible. I am looking forward to getting some boxes for the bathroom storage when we get an additional one. We need some extra storage in our bathroom, thanks to the many hair and skincare products I have. If I had my way I would get rid of the entire bathroom and change the decor. The carpets we have in there would be out of the window if I had my way. I would replace them with karndean vinyl flooring for an authentic and. durable wood look.

 

Keep bags inside each other

I have tested this tip and it works! I now put my bags inside each other, 1 in each bag, with the handles out so I can view (and remember ) them easily. It helps maximise space, and the technique keeps your bags organised. You should try it.

 

Thank things you no longer need

Many of us take what we have for granted, forgetting that many people go without everyday. Which is why I love the whole idea of thanking things that no longer serve us, and I will be doing more of that going forward. I also like the fact that she greets the house before she starts the decluttering process with the family. That makes a whole lot of sense to me for a weird reason.

 

I have seen all the 8 episodes of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and I am looking forward to the second season. I hope Netflix brings that  this second season back soon. The fact that Marie Kondo spoke Japanese all through was also a good idea. I wasn’t expecting that but it felt more real with her having a translator there.

Have you seen this Marie Kondo series? What are your thoughts?

 

 

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YouTube Channels the Kiddies are Watching

In our house, we are an online television family. We love watching YouTube Channels and Netflix. We would be lost without this sort of entertainment. The kids have the YouTube kids app downloaded on their tablets. They watch all sorts of educational and fun videos on YouTube but they have some favourite channels.

 

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Here are some of the channels the kiddies are watching on YouTube.

 

Ryan ToysReview

My kids love this channel run by Ryan and his family. The kids both adore Ryan and all what he reviews. They stumbled on his channels sometime ago and they watch him every time they are on YouTube. To be fair, I can see why they find his channel so interesting, it is full of quality videos kids would definitely enjoy. No wonder he has over 12 million subscribers.

 

CKN Toys

CKN Toys channel is another YouTube channel run by a kid based in Australia. The kiddies love this channel. It is filled up with various toy reviews, from Paw Patrol to PJ Masks. They enjoy watching the little boy’s creative reviews, and can spend hours doing that if I let them.

 

Jolly Phonics

My preschoolers are currently learning to read, so they are naturally very interested in books, writing and spelling. They have also taken to learning the phonics which is great. They know all the phonics already thanks to some very helpful videos on YouTube. There are so many phonics videos on YouTube and they watch all of them.

 

Alphablocks

The kiddies are also obsessed with Alphablocks. They love the Cbeebies spelling app on their tablets and they also enjoy watching the videos on YouTube. I think they are very educational and also entertaining. The kids learn spelling and phonics in a musical fun way, which is great.

 

Come Play With Me

This YouTube channel became a hit in my house some weeks ago. The kids have taken to this little girl’s channel. They enjoy hearing the different voices she puts on in her role play. I think they find her quite entertaining, and  I can see why. Her videos feature famous characters such as: queen Elsa of Arendelle, princess Anna from the Disney’s movie Frozen, Elsa and Anna toddlers, Olaf, and others.

 

English Tree TV

This is currently my son’s favourite channel. He adores English Tree TV. The channel features fun, catchy videos teaching kids alphabets and nursery rhymes. It is fab for toddlers and babies.

 

Just so you know, my twins are 4 years old, and these are the YouTube videos that currently interest them. Have you heard of these videos before?Do your kids watch any of them?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the Kids are Watching on Netflix

I have organised Fashion and Style Post, and added a Kids Section and Travel Category. And reorganised some posts, so expect some juicy content centred around these topics. I recently wrote a post about what I was watching on Netflix and promised to write a post about what the kids are watching on Netflix. Well here is the post.

 

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My Little Pony

My daughter is crazy about My Little Pony. She has the characters, and she goes to bed with quite a few of them. We had to all go see the My Little Pony movie in the cinema last year because the little madam just had to see it. Her favourite pony is Princess Twilight Sparkle.

I didn’t watch My Little Pony while growing up, but I can see why she loves the show so much. Plus, I like the message behind it. True friendship is magic indeed!

 

Trolls

Our little madam is also a big fan of Trolls. She can watch episodes all day on Netflix if you let her. She loves the Poppy Troll character a lot, and collects her miniatures. The Trolls Holiday 2017 Christmas Special was a hit at our house for both kids including me. I watched it just for the amazing music.

 

Equestria Girls

My daughter is so into My Little Pony characters that she watches the high school version of them too! The Equestria Girls series focuses on the main characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, re-envisioned as teenage humans in a high school setting.

She has recently gotten obsessed with this series and I find it really fascinating, she gives the series her full attention.

 

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Furchester Hotel

My son loves Furchester hotel, and has been watching the series on Netflix for months now. His favourite character is Elmo. He finds the red muppet character very entertaining, and I can see why. I loved Elmo as a kid too. He also likes Bebe a lot.

 

Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol is a Canadian animated series both kids adore. They have loved the series for years and are yet to get over it. My son’s favourite pup is Chase – the German shepherd police officer puppy. My daughter’s favourite pups are Skye and Everest – the only female puppies. Our house is filled up with one Paw Patrol toy or the other.

 

Blaze and the Monster Machines

This is another Canadian animated series my son loves. He has loved it for as long as I can remember. My daughter is also a fan of the series. I love the fact that it keeps them glued whenever it is on TV.

 

Are your kids watching any of these series?

 

 

 

 

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