In April, 80 consultants representing over 20 countries traveled to the windy city with KonMari on their mind and joy in their hearts. I had the privilege of welcoming the incoming class the night before the seminar by planning and hosting a meet-and-greet sponsored by Slice.
It was a magical evening followed by an equally memorable first day of consultant training. Right before lunch, I was tapped to share my experience as a certified KonMari Consultant with the group.
I didn’t take this lightly.
Prior to the seminar, I was challenged to summarize everything I’ve learned since I started down this path into a tidy 10 minute talk. Here are some of the tips I shared:read more
As I reflected on my experience, I was curious about what drove my fellow consultants and trainees to shift from KonMari fan to KonMari practice.read more
Now, I’m proud to call my dad my client. He completed the KonMari clothing category and continues to refine what “spark joy” means to him. The best part is when he shares stories related to why he’s keeping the items he holds dear, I get to know a bit more about him and our family history.read more
Chicago’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy demonstrates her top five travel packing hacks inspired by the KonMari Method of tidying up.read more
There is something special about a home that’s recently gone through a KonMari transformation. The home and its occupants seem to breathe a little easier. Post-tidy, home decor and interior design projects are often uncovered and addressed with a new sense of urgency and style to upgrade the joy. Be inspired by the transformative properties of decluttering as we explore five characteristics of a tidy home.read more
By taking the KonMari instructions to “tidy all at once” quite literally, Boston parents of two boys (ages 2 and 10) and one girl (age 8) committed to five consecutive days (25 hours) of tidying lessons over their February vacation. What was the key to getting this family to the finish line? They invested in themselves by learning to tidy the KonMari way to make the most impact in a short period of time.read more
On September 15, 2016, For the Love of Tidy kicked off The Power of the Pile showcasing client tidying progress and #lifechangingmagic on Instagram through December 2016. After countless hours of organizing, decision making, and storing later, they are feeling the impact. Let’s see where these KonMari tidying rock stars are now, six months later.read more
When I discovered $300 worth of new-with-tag clothes in my closet I knew I uncovered something much bigger than a bad shopping habit.read more
Spring is the season for renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. It is common to participate in the tradition of spring cleaning in March, but what about tidying? First, it’s important to understand the difference between the two activities. Tidying addresses objects while cleaning addresses dirt. Both actions are aimed at making a room look clean, but tidying requires moving objects and putting them away while cleaning requires wiping and sweeping away dirt. By tidying, you confront yourself. By cleaning, you confront nature. So let’s explore why it’s important to tidy first before diving into a deep spring clean.read more
Boston parents of two boys (ages 2 and 10) and one girl (age 8) committed to five consecutive days of tidying over their February vacation. With three full-time jobs between them including a budding start-up, the parents reached a point where the clutter in their home stalled their ability to efficiently run their household and lives. With little ones at our feet, this five day tidying marathon kicked off and then, something somewhat unexpected occurred…the children became involved almost immediately and turned into KonMari Kids overnight! Here are five tidy tips that are kid tested and mother approved based on one family’s experience.read more