πŸ—‚οΈ Cleaning & Organizing My Life Together πŸ˜€ Self Care Routine-ish


hey friends ~ how are you guys doing? ^.^ so before we get started,
I want to first show you guys something this is what I do every weekend when I need to film I put everything that was on my desk
on the floor so that it’s out of frame so that it looks clean and nice behind me when I filmed from this angle exactly a little behind the scenes so today I’m going to really put
my house and my outer world in order by KonMari-ing my closet and books so that I can really put my inner world in order as well hopefully this is the last cleaning vlog I make for a while because the goal of this tidying
and organizing session is.. to keep my apartment this way not just for two hours but for the weeks to come the first thing I like doing is to put
everything back where they belong this is something that KonMari talks about as well of grouping all the things together so I have a lot of skincare products
outside in my hallway because I’m a host on Beauty Within which is a skincare and beauty channel so there’s a lot of products that I need to try out because it’s a part of my job it’s a little excessive.. actually it’s very excessive the amount of skincare I currently have yep this is just one part of it so the thing is.. when I saw all of this I got very overwhelmed I didn’t want to deal with this so instead of dealing with it.. I put it off for later and I did something else that I really
wanted to do which is to vacuum I already he talked about how much
I love this Dyson wireless vacuum so I’m not going to get into it too much but it’s kind of like.. if you don’t want to do something
and you know you don’t want to do it.. find something else that you know
you would be happy with doing alright that’s all I could do on Saturday I spent the rest of the day reading
and catching up on just a lot of things that I’ve been meaning to
catch up on specifically reading because I just haven’t had time so you know.. I’m making time all right so this is Sunday I’m going to go through every
single article of clothing that I have taking everything out, putting it on the bed,
touching every single thing that I own and seeing every single thing that I own but before I go on just really quickly.. how satisfying is this? is it just me or is it satisfying to you guys too ~ waao so beautiful ~ ~ okay ~ going back to taking everything out and
touching every single thing that you own I feel like psychologically.. it really helps to see how much you actually own throw everything on your bed
or wherever it is that you’re cleaning and this is actually something that
I haven’t done in a really long time maybe over a year I KonMari probably every season but I haven’t actually removed all of my
clothing from the racks in a long time.. ~ like this ~ here I’m like.. should I take these out as well.. no I just folded it I think I’m just gonna leave it.. yeah I’m gonna leave it soo.. I’ve accumulated a lot more clothes thankfully colorful clothes I made it a point to not buy anymore
black or white items of clothing because that’s all I owned for a while I’m doing a lot better.. because again, hosting on Beauty Within.. more color and I think just me as a person.. I want to start wearing more color because I don’t know.. I want how I dress to be a reflection of how I feel inside I used to you know love black
because I felt mostly darker inside but now that a lot has changed.. I want my outer world including the things that I wear, my surroundings, and things that I own.. to be a reflection of my inner world for those of you who are more observant you probably noticed that
I didn’t take out too many clothes because I do go through my clothes seasonally so the most things would have been
taken out have already been taken out so this is more of an exercise for myself to remind myself of.. this is everything that you own so that you don’t need to buy more
other things that you already have and if I do need to get more things to host in.. to look different.. for it to be different just keep in mind that these are
the things that you already have I think it’s important to kind of go through
our possessions every once in a while and take a mental inventory
of everything that we have to remind ourselves we actually
have a lot more than we think ~ we do ~ this applies to the stuff we have and beyond so now I’m going through my pants and yeahh.. pretty straightforward time to go through all of my black and white dresses earlier you guys saw I had a lot more
colorful dresses that are hanging because those are pretty new I just left them in there because I knew
for sure that I wanted to keep them so going through the black and white ones and now I’m folding KonMari style this cardigan that I thrifted it’s actually Missoni I thrifted it I think at Wasteland somewhere.. I forgot but yes.. if you guys want to learn how to fold the KonMari way.. learning how to fold this way legit changed my life and I watched Aileen from Lavendaire her videos I’ll link it down below it’s honestly pretty life-changing yep.. alright continuation.. of the foldings.. and the putting things back where they belong so I’m going to throw these two on the side for now so that I can put it back in this thing and for those of you who are curious where I got this it is from the Container Store I’ll also link it down below so here I’m doing something
I’ve been meaning to do for a while sorting my sweaters by color and by this point I’m kind of tired.. kind of don’t want to clean anymore.. but you know you just gotta push through because if you don’t do it now.. you’re gonna have to do it in the future anyway so these are all my t-shirts and tops and.. ~ we are done ~ fits like a glove and I had to hop on a work call for a bit.. ~ fun ~ and then… cleaning the rest of the place so I decided to tidy up all of my living space like 75% of my living space as you can see the hallway behind me it’s a mess there’s also a lot of bags and my bathroom is still a mess but it’s okay one step at a time celebrate the small wins I did something really awesome
today by cleaning all my clothes next up: books similarly with what I did with my clothes.. I’m taking every single book that
I own and putting them in one area I’ve actually never done this before so this is kind of exciting to
see just how many books I own so taking a look around yep, no more books to be seen besides behind me and this is all I could do for the night yeah so call it a night after this so that I can get back to it the next day and these are the two books that I’m reading right now *waves hello* (went a little overboard lol) so tired I’m just gonna talk.. I don’t know why I’m not talking it’s 10:14 PM I’m gonna do this for 30 minutes I’m gonna meditate and I’m gonna go to bed I think I’m gonna end it in this video after I clean this my bathroom is still not clean
but I’ll do that this weekend one at a time so the way I decided to approach this
was going through every single book taking a look at the summary
of what the book is about and loosely sorting them just around me.. spreading them all around me this is the first step to go through everything that I have so I can mentally make note of the different categories or the different groupings I can make
of the books that I currently have so this is step 1 and currently I have like a business self-help pile a pile that I’ve read already a pile that I want to read a pile that I definitely won’t read
for the foreseeable future so those are kind of my mental tabs as of now as I’m going through all of them I don’t know how baby picture got in the pile but.. it’s there it’s a lot of books it’s like a mini bookstore ever since I listened to Tim Ferriss’
podcast with Naval Ravikant where he talks about how
he reads books as he reads articles so he will be reading many many books at once it really opened up my mind to realize that.. I can be reading many many things at once just whatever interests me as long as I’m reading and I think that was such a liberating realization letting go of this notion that I have to finish
something before I start something else and I feel like.. yeah.. it’s important to
see things through till the end but with something like books that’s
based off of what you’re interested in.. you should let yourself freely
explore what you want to explore this is like having enough self-awareness
to know and to be able to identify.. what is holding you back from
doing the things that you want to do so for me I was very stuck to this idea.. that I need to finish a book before I can start another so once I got rid of that.. I’ve been reading so many more books well I haven’t lately because I just haven’t had time and I’ve been using that as an excuse but now I’m.. this year I’m going to read at least 12 books probably a lot more but at least 12 and here’s going through.. these are books that I’ve read or I do not want to read or I know I’m not going to read for a bit these are the books that I’m very
interested in reading or rereading and this is a book from my
communications class in college these are books that I feel will be helpful in creating content of how to find your North Star or how to design your life designing your dream life here are books that I really want to read about like philosophy and traditional Chinese culture and these are screenwriting books that I feel like can help me with
writing better scripts for my videos and coffee table books and with that.. ~ voila ~ I’m not married to how this looks yet but I think for now it got the job done looks good.. it’s organized my bathroom on the other hand.. is even crazier than what it looks right now in this frame but we’ll save that for another day and until next time yep life is always a work in progress to be continued forever I love you guys thank you guys so much for joining and I hope you all had a beautiful weekend or are having a beautiful weekend and that if you’re not currently.. you can always turn it around because you can do anything you set your mind to ok bai~

100 thoughts on “πŸ—‚οΈ Cleaning & Organizing My Life Together πŸ˜€ Self Care Routine-ish

  1. tysm to those who joined the premiere! <3 please leave your book recs below!! I'm been posting more sporadically lately cause spending more time on Beauty Within. have also been choosing taking care of myself > working late these days. I'm getting lots of inspiration while I'm taking care of maself though so GET READYS. find me on IG if you miss me tehe https://www.instagram.com/rowenatsai/ ILY BYE!

  2. I got crazy over cleaning and reorganizing lately so this video was a real joy. To me it is fascinating how a simple swipe of dust can bring so much positive energy into space and make you feel so nice and renewed ..Much love to you girl :3

  3. Your videos have literally changed my life. I work from home. I used to spend all day worrying how to manage home and work together. Until i came across this channel. I love your videos i watch them over and over again when i m demotivated or PMSing. I can't thank you enough girl. Lots of love

  4. You’re videos always motivate me to organize the chaos I call my life lol

  5. i feel like with decluttering my place with my mom, our relationship has improved!

  6. I know cleaning is not very pleasant but I would love more videos like this because I soo enjoy them

  7. I started Konmarying my closet on Friday for the first time and while I have quite few clothes, it's nice to be able to see them all at once. Otherwise I usually end up pulling a shirt off a hanger that's in the middle-ish, which used to be black and grey print tees (which I love), but I never really got to wear the colorful items on the sides.

  8. Your mind works so much like mine! (don't mind my nickname :D)
    Great videos, thank you! πŸ™‚

  9. I was planning to clean my space and catch up on some studies this weekend and didn't because unexpected events came up so i was feeling a bit down and was judging myself. But of course i feel 1000x better after watching rowena. Life is a work in progress, i really needed a reminder for that β™‘ Thank you Rowena you precious little thing β™‘

  10. i love this type of videos ! it motivate me alot ! thank you β˜• ( i really need to clean my appart, and i have too many books) edit ;sorry for my english, i'm french πŸ™‚

  11. Wow I read many books at once and feel it's the only thing I dont have to moderate πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’– I loved the little book of Lykke. Would you make a vid about your faves?

  12. if I would get my books out of the shelves my whole apartment would be full of books πŸ™‚ I am currently reading the Elon Musk biography. It's really interesting and well-written

  13. Thanks for making and sharing this video. It's inspiring. Care to share how long you took to finish every category please? I'm kinda stuck at the book category now XD

  14. I'm planning my day of cleaning on the first day of spring.. And maybe even start reading Marie Kondo's book that's sitting on my table.. =) Hopefully, it'll be nice and warm, with sunshine beaming through the windows..

  15. Outliers by Malcolm gladwell is definitely a good read! Please put it on ur to read list instead of in the other pile πŸ₯Ί it definitely helped me learn a lot!!

  16. I love your apt! Curious about the rent for a one bedroom in NYC, do you mind sharing your rent?

  17. bathroom is always my favourite place to clean but lately there is nothing going on so i only clean the dust, it's boring eh

  18. i enjoy your presentation style so very much

    nice job, as ALWAYS!

  19. Hey Rowena, do you have a goodreads account? I'd love to add u as a friend on there so i could check out your reading lists

  20. Hah, really funny that you uploaded this, I did the exact same this week, sorted out my closet and books. Still have to continue with the KonMari process though πŸ™‚

  21. I can definitely recommend going to the library instead of just buying books. If you decide you don't like it, or not in the mood for reading it, you can return it and check it out again if you ever want to. This has really helped me make space in my outer spaces. GoodReads is a good app to keep track of what you liked/didn't like, what you have read, and what you want to read.

  22. Always love these videos from you, Rowena! It always motivates me to do my own cleaning. I feel you so much in regards to the books! I would force myself to get through a book even though it no longer interested me, which I learned worked against me in the end because then I would see reading as a chore instead of a leisure activity. Also, one thing that totally changed the game for me in terms of reading and being more mindful in consuming and consuming less is going to the library! It seriously changed my life. I used to love buying books – and subsequently most became books I never ended up reading. So now I go to the library, borrow as many books as I want, and if I really love the book, I purchase it for my own collection! That helps filter out books that I love from ones that I enjoyed reading but don't necessarily want to keep. Just thought I'd share in case anyone out there is looking for a way to save money and be more mindful of what comes into your space. Thanks for sharing this video!

  23. Rowena, I’m a college graduate and I was just wondering what types of jobs you have done over the last few years. You made time for YouTube and grew your channel, which is why I would love to know πŸ’•πŸ’• thank you!!

  24. Hi Rowena!!! This video just inspired me to organize my books! Thank you!!! Happy Sunday!

  25. screen hugs! ahhhh. i love your videos. so so so much. β™₯️

  26. does anyone know where she bought her clothing rack with shelves??:-( it's so nice

  27. If you ever get around to the "Hygge" books, maybe comment on them? I was super excited and looking forward to them, but ended up being kind of disappointing so I would love someone else's opinion!

  28. Hi Rowena! Could you do a video on self-esteem? Like, how do you keep yours high and how can you mantain it and what can one do to achieve some kind of stability about it because mine fluctuates all the time! Love ya! <3

  29. Jordan Peterson is a really horrible person. Disappointed that you would read anything written from such a closed minded and offensive man.

  30. Seeing you clean up makes me feel relieved and relaxed in some way lol

  31. Into the magic shop by Dr Doty is really good one of the best books I've read this year. It's about his journey into mindfulness

  32. This video is so reassuring for me. I compare myself to other people so much. I know it's bad. Now I can see that you too need to de clutter sometimes.
    Love you ❀️

  33. I love spending my morning coffee with your videos because it helps start my day with the right mindset. I see you're really into Jordan Peterson right now. I started his Self Authoring program over a year ago now. Have you ever heard of it or considered trying it? I think you would really like it even though you have kind of already been practicing your own version of it for sometime now.

  34. It doesn’t look like you got rid of any books =O recommend Make Time by Jake Knapp!

  35. loved seeing your little library, I lost most of my book collection in a fire in 2017 and ever since I've been kinda afraid to invest in more books. It's always refreshing to see your realistic yet positive take on getting organized πŸ’–

  36. Love…love…loooove this video! I am going through the same organizational/declutter challenges in my life. This video was so inspiring…thank you for posting!!! God Bless!πŸ’žπŸ’ž

  37. I was so excited for this video and it exceeded expectations πŸ’•

  38. Loved this! What do you do with the books you don’t want anymore? My school would love them!

  39. Saw Grit in the intro! It is my favorite nonfiction book. So good.

  40. I love how your apartment is laid out like a hotel room. It gives me a such an uplifting feeling since I usually associate hotels with very memorable vacations

  41. I’m reading Designing Your Life right now too! A friend recommended it to me because I am trying to pivot in life and don’t really know what direction to take. Great book so far!

  42. You have such a calming and positive energy. Very rare on YouTube:) You always remain true to being genuine and realistic, and this makes your videos so special and enjoyable. Keep doing what you do, you inspire and help so many people:)
    BTW, that mini bookstore of yours is a little corner of creativity and freedom for the mind, I love how you set it up in your apartment, with its own little dedicated space!

  43. Rowena~~~~~ I really really love these kind of videos~~ They make me happy ~~ It's like i am doing the clean up while i am watching~ And i get my energy back after watching this !!! Time to study~ Have a good one!!!

  44. I definitely need to go through my closet this way. I have been wearing the same outfits for too long, so I either need to rediscover my closet or let go of things I'm no longer drawn to. I also need to make time to start reading again. Miss it so much πŸ™

  45. I've started putting on a face or sheet mask before watching your videos, it's becoming a self care ritual in itself 🧑

  46. Judging by the amount of "Tidying my life together" videos you put out, you just need less stuff…

  47. Have you started Think Fast & Slow yet?
    I have the book too but I only read the first chapter years ago. I was actually planning on starting it after I finish the novel I'm currently reading.
    Happy readings πŸ™‚ and great video. Very inspiring!

  48. Listening to your voice and watching your videos for me is like having a very calming therapy session, so thank you! And also making me feel normal that I’m not the only one who uses some of their weekends to clean and organize instead out going out!

  49. omg even the shots of the bathroom were making me overwhelmed too… there's SO MANY BOTTLES!!! stay strong rowena i hope u sort through all of that without too much trouble <3

  50. That vacuuming was super satisfying. Thinking of buying that Dyson now.

  51. Having my outer world organized also helps with my productivity and overall wellness. It just feels good to be in a space I can work and relax.

  52. I would love to know what you got that Daruma bag! Also, great video! <3

  53. I love vacum and i love the last quote. Rowenaaaaa you're the bessst

  54. Hi Rowena! I remember in one of your videos you shared an app or page that helps you unsubscribe for emails you dont remember all at once. Could you tell me the name? I listen to you on my drive to work back to back and dont know what video it's from. I love all the videos you make! I just found you the end of last year .

  55. I am honestly IN LOVE with your content and your videos…but sometimes the VOICEOVER is really bothering my ears. Is there any chance to improve recording quality somehow? It is just a little technical note that would make everything a lot more amazing. Love and kisses :* Have a great day!

  56. Thank you for this video, omg. I am rarely inspired by videos like these, Idk why (maybe it was the mindset/environment I was in when I watched those particular videos) but this one did. Like, I literally feel like getting up right now and going through stuff and Marie Kondoing some stuff and yeah. But it's late at night and I have college tomorrow so I am making a promise to myself that the next time I find myself with free time, that's what I am going to do. Thank you, Rowena πŸ™‚

  57. I'd love to see all the different kinds of plants/ succulents in your apartment! I love succulents myself πŸ™‚

  58. So this is the same Rowena in Beauty Within channel?? mindblown hahaha

  59. Please split your sound, so your voice isn't just in one ear when I listen on headphones!

  60. hi i noticed during ur work call you had ur journal out and i was wondering if u could do a tour of that? like not the details duh but like ive been having a hard time keeping a planner for school, a notepad to jot down random things and then another journal to rly record my thoughts and it would be so cool to see how someone keeps all of those things together in one place. i know youve done similar videos in the past but i feel like an update/a video more on organizing and just keeping all ur thoughts tidy, would be super sick

  61. Was loving this video until I saw that she reads Jordan Peterson. Damn. That's a disappointment.

  62. Konmari folding?!

    I have been folding my clothes like this my entire life and i learned it from my mother. 😊😊

  63. the thing about reading multiple books at once is so true for me too. I always feel this pressure to finish my books, update my goodreads etc before I go onto my next book. Screw that tbh, reading should be enjoyable and if I wanna read a romance novel before sleeping because Im tired, im gonna do just that! Love the video πŸ™‚

  64. Hello doll. I'm almost 53 years old and absolutely gain so much knowledge from you. Please keep these motivational vids coming. It truly doesn't matter the age to learn something new. Have you done a video on how you bullet journal?

  65. Honestly, I love your cleaning vlogs because it inspires me to clean my room and it just feels sooooo good after.

  66. can you please make a video on the current books that you are reading and finding useful?

  67. Hi! Where did you get the white rack/organizer that’s next to your closet? Would love something similar for my apartment πŸ€—

  68. Chucking thisvid on in the BG while I tidy and major de clutter my childhood bedroom xx

  69. Can u make a video on organizing your skincare/makeup and makeup/skincare tour? Your skincare cabinet is skincare goals! It would also be great so you could recommend some more skincare products!πŸ’–

  70. πŸ’›Decluttering
    & tidying, cleaning is defo super soothing xx much loveπŸ’›

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