While it seems the entire country is cleaning up and clearing out closets, cupboards, and creepy, crawly basements by saying good-bye to items that no longer spark joy, some people aren’t feeling the magic. Marie Kondo, the best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is helping thousands (maybe millions with a new Netflix show), clear lives of clutter and keep only what sparks joy.
My aging parents’ basement flooded and somehow I was the lifeline called when Mom and Dad stepped knee-deep into floating cat litter. Seems Eduardo may not have put in the best drainage system under their new patio, so torrential rain let A River Run Through It despite 40 years – FORTY EFFing YEARS – of dry basement. The big thaw brought white caps and gurgling sounds coming from multiple crevices