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.

Why do we pile?

Before we jump in, let’s review why we pile. Physically piling items (starting with Clothes) by category, rather than by location, allows you to:

  1. Take a visual inventory
  2. Feel the weight of the items and their impact on your living environment
  3. Begin to bring your relationship with your things into focus

Now, let’s see where these KonMari tidying rock stars are now, six months later:

Client “A”:

  • lives in Houston, TX in a two bedroom apartment
  • is a 29 year-young lawyer, married
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) settling into her new home with items that only serve her current life vision 2) being more aware of her buying habits and patterns 3) building her work wardrobe and 4) focusing on more evening quality time (includes cooking and dinners on the balcony with her husband)

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: RELATIONSHIPS

Client “S”:

  • lives in Chicago, IL in a two bedroom apartment
  • is a 46 year young software developer and aspiring blogger
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) having a home with clean/modern décor scheme that is tidy and can easily host friends/family 2) traveling more and 3) expanding her family/meeting a life partner

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing; Books

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: RELATIONSHIPS

Client “E”:

  • lives in Chicago, IL in a three bedroom home with her husband and son
  • Photographer and entrepreneur
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) financial flexibility 2) more traveling 3) host more gatherings

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing; Books; Paper; Komono

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: SPIRITUALITY

Client “M”:

  • lives in Chicago, IL in a two bedroom apartment
  • is a 51 year-young golf instructor/event coordinator
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) getting fit 2) more traveling 3) blogging/podcast 4) clean eating 5) Increased focus on self-care and reinvigorating personal style

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing; Books; Paper

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: SPIRITUALITY

Client “J”:

  • lives in Fairfax, VA in a two bedroom condo
  • is a 63 year-young business technology consultant
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) Financials – leave a legacy of wealth 2) Health – wants to be vibrant at an old age 3) Serve on the board of a non-profit, helping the youth succeed

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: SPIRITUALITY

Client “C”:

  • lives in Fairfax, VA in a four bedroom apartment with his wife
  • is a 63 year-young high school teacher
  • has the following ideal lifestyle goals: 1) Finances – purchasing the right things 2) more vacations 3) more time with family

KonMari categories addressed: Clothing

KonMari had the most noticeable impact on my: FINANCES

How would your life change if your home were clutter free? Let’s chat.

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Kristyn Ivey

Kristyn Ivey

For the Love of Tidy founder Kristyn Ivey is Chicago's first certified KonMari Tidying Consult.
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