Ep. 4: Clean Up Your Act



Make your daily commute more productive with these 12 tips. We tested Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” method of organization that everyone’s talking about. Writer Melissa Balmain shares the secret to really making it work and why everything you know about folding clothes is wrong.

Productivity is a term we’re all familiar with—an elusive term we strive to achieve in our personal and professional lives. In a world inundated with “the best tips and tricks,” it’s important they fit your life. It starts with picturing your ideal life and singling out the aspects that are most meaningful to you.


  • How do you use your commute to lighten your workload? Josh and Shelby give their secrets to commuter productivity.
  • Plus the importance of using margin time to let your brain sift through problems.
  • Melissa Balmain dishes on her sloppiness habits and how she made the KonMari method work for her.
  • Can decluttering your home affect your mental and physical well-being? Melissa shares the biggest impact from her experience.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“One of the images that kept popping up in my mind was of me in an armchair with beautiful light, reading a book—and I could look up from that book and not see a mountain of boxes that had been there since I moved into this house.”

—Melissa Balmain

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