Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show “Tidying Up” has America on a serious cleaning kick. There are even reports of folks overwhelming thrift stores with donations thanks to the Kondo effect.
In her form of organization, formally titled the KonMari Method, the central question that’s asked is: Does this spark joy? As you rid your home of clutter, the KonMari Method says to look at each item, and ask whether it sparks joy in your life every time you see it or wear it. If not, thank the object for its services, and get rid of it.
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This method may sound pleasant and enjoyable, but cleaning and organizing your home is no easy task. If you need a little extra motivation, try one of these six cannabis strains to boost your energy and focus. There’s nothing wrong with sparking a little joy before deciding what shirt, book or kitchen gadget sparks joy.
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1. Try Super Lemon Haze to Help Motivate You to Clean Your Home
This is a true example of a sativa-dominant hybrid. What this really means is that Super Lemon Haze is energizing and motivating, but won’t send you into a panic, just what you need when organizing and decluttering.
The strain’s flavor is bright and citrusy with a bit of pine. Like your favorite citrus-smelling household cleaner, Super Lemon Haze contains the terpene limonene. Limonene is also present in lemons, juniper and rosemary, and has been shown to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve respiratory function
- Fight fungal infections
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2. Tackle Even the Biggest Tidying Project With Energizing Chocolope
Consuming the marijuana strain Chocolope is a little like drinking a hot cup of coffee. It’s warm, inviting, slightly bitter and actually does taste a bit like coffee beans.
And just like coffee, it can send your body buzzing. Chocolope is a pure sativa cannabis strain, so get ready for a major energy boost. Chocolope can also promote focus, which you may need if you’re getting nervous that your tidying project will be overwhelming.
But be careful, for some consumers, too much Chocolope can lead to anxiety and paranoia. If this happens to you, take a dropper of hemp-derived CBD tincture sublingually and in about 15 minutes you should feel calmer.
3. Use Acapulco Gold to Ward Off the Aches & Pains That Come With Heavy-Duty Cleaning
Sometimes cleaning means a lot of time on your feet lifting, pulling and engaging in other kinds of physical activity. If you start feeling pain through your lower back or you can feel a headache coming on, Acapulco Gold is a great marijuana strain to get you through.
People report that Acapulco Gold:
- Imparts energy
- Eases muscle spasms
- Alleviates stress
- Fights fatigue
4. Get Things Done With Invigorating Pineapple Express
This may seem like a funny suggestion for a productive cleaning day, given the stoner comedy movie with the same name. But despite what the film portrays, Pineapple Express is a good hybrid strain for when you need to get things done.
Pineapple Express may hit you hard and fast, but the body buzz will give way to focused energy that can be put to good use as you tidy up. Folks also report the marijuana strain imparts invigorating mental qualities like increased energy and creativity. Just be aware that when the energizing qualities start to wear off, many consumers report feeling drowsy.
5. Go With Strawberry Cough to Boost Your Mood While Tidying Your Home
There will come a time when you’re faced with a ton of cleaning, and your motivation is ebbing rather than flowing. Strawberry Cough is the perfect sativa marijuana strain to bring a little euphoria to your tidying experience.
While many focus on the first part of the name, don’t ignore the second part—even the most experienced cannabis consumers cough after smoking or vaping Strawberry Cough. But after you soothe your throat, you may feel:
6. Tackle a Long Day of Cleaning With Easygoing Jack Herer
Jack Herer is a popular sativa strain known for its energizing yet mellow effects.
Many prefer Jack Herer for daytime activities as it imparts creativity and energy in a balanced way, with psychoactive effects that aren’t too intense. Jack Herer can also help with moderate pain, which you may have to deal with after a long day of cleaning and organizing.
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