Face to Face with the KonMari Method

I mentioned in this post that people are buzzing about Marie Kondo, the professional organizer from Japan, and her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

This article from the New York Times give you a great idea of what it’s like to come to grips with the KonMari method: Kissing Your Socks Goodbye.

The theme that stands out to me from this article is the author’s experience of freedom and lightness as a result with parting with the items in her home that don’t, as Kondo admonishes, “spark joy.”  I see this time and time again with my clients.  When I give them permission to let go of items that aren’t serving them, I can literally see a weight lifted from their shoulders.

The KonMari method is definitely a tall order: as this author recounts, completing a revamp of your home top to bottom takes hours if not days.  But the end result is truly, as she claims, life-changing.

My work doesn’t adhere 100% to Marie Kondo’s philosophy, but I am inspired by her work and try to bring her playful spirit to my clients’ projects.  Interested in a new level of tidying up?  Get in touch!