1.pertaining to one woman's vision for a decluttered and organized home
2.blissful and content
I am a wife, mother of 2 (wild and crazy) little boys and one very sweet rescue dog. For Mother's Day in 2017 my husband bought me the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I was overwhelmed with the chaos of our home and we both knew we needed to make some serious changes in order for us to more fully enjoy our family life and home. After reading the book, I spent 10 straight days working my way thru all the categories - clothing, papers/books, kimono, and sentimental items. I knew there were so many others in the world that needed to experience the freedom of a decluttered, organized home that I decided to attend a KonMari training program in order to teach this method to as many people as possible.
WHAT I'VE DONE
Since attending the KonMari certification program and becoming a Consultant in Training, I have started my own business guiding others thru the process of tidying their homes. I have experienced all shapes and sizes of closet spaces, kids' rooms, playrooms, storage spaces, offices, garages, and many, many dresser drawers with clothes folded in true KonMari fashion. It is an art, I assure you, and one you will treasure learning forever and ever. We do our best to work with your current storage; however, I have quickly become an expert on all things from The Container Store as well. It is an honor for me to be invited into your home and help you say good-bye to all the items that no longer serve a purpose for you or your family.
WHAT I DO
First we conduct a one-hour consultation in your home to evaluate your specific needs and set goals. We determine a timeframe for tidying the categories that are challenging for you. The KonMari method forces you to tackle your clutter by category rather than by room or area, which is the differentiating factor and the reason that you will be able to maintain an organized lifestyle. Each tidying session is about 4-5 hours. I will typically suggest starting with clothes, then move on to papers, books, kimono (miscellaneous items), and finally, sentimental items. My goal is to teach you to tidy so that you will only be surrounded by items in your home that you truly love. As Marie says in her book, "tidying is just a tool. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order."
"take each item in one's hand and ask: 'Does this spark joy?' If is does, keep it. If not, dispose of it." - Marie Kondo