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TRACY HOLMES Jan. 16, 2019 5:06 p.m. BUSINESS For South Surrey’s Sheila Carroll, purging her home of “stuff” wasn’t about a need to clear the clutter. Newlyon her own after her husband of 30 years, Jim, had to move into a care facility, the exercise was about lifting weight – and not just that associated with moving heavy boxes. “After he moved out, I felt the weight of a small family,” Carroll said. “My daughter had moved to Europe, my husband was moved into care. Suddenly, I was the only one in the house, but all the stuff was still here. “And suddenly, I felt the weight of the stuff. I wasn’t really downsizing, but I just wanted the house to be my size – to not have more stuff than I could feel the weight of.” Fast-forward three years and Carroll has turned her focus to helping others incorporate the method she used to transform her space: KonMari. Developed by Tokyo resident Marie Kondo, KonMari – the subject of a Netflix series which returned to the screen Jan. 1 – “encourages tidying by category” and keeping only things that “speak to the heart,” according to konmari.com Carroll became certified […]