She has brought us a new word and craze Hinching! Let me tell you; I am hinching mad. Hinching is just another word for cleaning but I now say hinching which is bad. Anyway, I love her, love hinching, love her dog and she honestly makes my day.
Hinching top tips!
Like I said on the episode, she posts stories about cleaning – her hints and tips for getting your house hinched! Now some may sound bizarre, for example that time I squeegeed the stairs and Dylan thought I had finally lost it. However, I had just hoovered and the amount for cat fluff I STILL picked up, is actually sickening.
Along side the cleaning, she is a really lovely down to earth person. She genuinely makes me smile and brightens my day. I mentioned I suffer from anxiety, and so does she but she doesn’t hide it and I can relate to her a lot. She is always apologising at the moment, being pregnant and not doing a lot of hinching but honestly that is not what she is all about. Her personality is what draws you in, the cleaning tips are a bonus.
The Woman herself
She is from Essex, living with her husband and beautiful dog in there gorgeous home, she is still really down to Earth – shopping at B&M, home bargains and pound stretcher to name a few. From recommending bum cream to making nachos with way too much chilli sauce, she is hilarious!
I would say that even if you aren’t bothered about hinching, she is honestly worth just looking up to put a smile on your face!
Mrs Hinch you get 5*s from me!
So it was about a month or so ago I watched this. We were in the process of moving, I was high on the Hinching horse and thought I would give it a go as it might help me de-clutter while packing. I had heard of Marie Kondo before, a lot of bloggers and youtubers had spoken about her book the joy of tidying up. Well let me just say, I was probably the first to say – ‘how can tidying be joyful?!’. Well let me tell you now, very!
Marie is a lovely, sweet Japanese women who oddly finds tidying fun and a joy. Saying that, she loves mess because of it, as it gives her something to do.
In each episode she goes to a home of different people, with different reasons for having the clutter. Whether that be a bereavement, children or just being a workaholic. Kondo comes to their home to teach them the Kon Mari method. This is something she development and it is all about filling your home with joy. So, rather than your home feeling cluttered as such, everything around you, you are happy to have. This all comes down to what sparks joy, you start with easy things, like clothes. You hold each item and see what makes you happy.
I don’t want to go into too much detail as I think wtaching her explain it helps so much more. Kondo is a genius! Having to hold everything and feel it’s burden I suppose, then knowing that it doesn’t mean anything to you. It really helps the process of getting rid.
Once you have gone through other items and have established what Sparking Joy really means, you move to the toughest items of them all. Anything sentimental. I am one of the worst people for this and I used to keep everything, no joke. After a bad breakup and losing one of my most treasured possessions I have learnt the items aren’t whats important. However, I wish I had Marie their to tell me that when I was sobbing!
I think this programme is excellent, I have recommended it to friends and used the term life changing. I honestly mean that, from now enjoying folding my clothes, to knowing how to move on from stuff, it is very freeing.
So as it is a little later than planned, we have released Episode #1 and #2 just to say thank you for your patience!
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