Posted by: Spring | May 14, 2018

Spring Cleaning with Marie Kondo

I recently flew to New York from Seattle to I join a seminar with Marie Kondo, the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Along with people from 16 other countries, I’m now a KonMari Home Organizing Consultant in training!
I’m completely sold on the KonMari Method TM and have been using it with my clients, with truly life altering results.
People often think there is a wide chasm between Journey For Purpose and my Spring Cleaning Home Organization business. However, with both I help others work towards letting go of what doesn’t serve them in order to make room for what fills them up and brings us joy. This is the basic premise of all of my work and it’s one of my major passions in life.
If you haven’t read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I highly recommend it. If you’ve read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on our Facebook Page! She’s sold 6.5 million copies worldwide and Netflix is making a movie made about her – this is now a worldwide phenomenon and her mission “To organize the world – to develop a society where more people have tidied their homes and lead lives that spark joy every day” is becoming a reality.

I’ve found the The KonMari Method (TM)to be life altering. When I used it in my own home, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders, and my head, heart and life became more clear and focused. I now use this method whenever possible with my clients and I’m seeing incredible results.

There is a very specific order to this method: clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous, then sentimental items. The basic premise is to hold each item to see if it sparks joy or if you absolutely need it (such as computer charging cords). You take each category and put ALL items (yes ALL) of them together, then hold each one. The things you decide to keep are stored vertically according to where it’s easy to put them away.

Essentially, you’re doing a complete inventory of your belongings and reckoning with your decisions up to this point in your life. By the end, you’ve honed your intuition so much that other decisions and things that don’t spark joy in your life become easier and more clear.

Whether you’re looking for a more organized home, more focus, a happier life, or a change you can’t quite put your finger on, doing this process from start to finish may help. If you have questions or would like help with your “tidying festival,” as Marie Kondo calls it, please contact me any time or find me on our Facebook Page!
KonMari Home Organizing Consultants-in-Training