Ep 1 | KonMari 101

About This Episode

Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk KonMari basics.

In this episode, Spark Joy co-hosts take a look at KonMari basics and share their experiences as KonMari Consultants. The history of the KonMari Method along with basic concepts of KonMari organization are covered. Marie Kondo developed this organization methodology based on her experience as a professional organizer in Japan. She found that tidying could be completed thoroughly and that relapse could be avoided by following a particular order and focusing on whether an item sparks joy.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Learning how Marie Kondo created the KonMari Method, as found in her first book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • Interesting facts about Marie and the beginnings of the KonMari Method

  • How Marie’s childhood factored into her role as a future organizer:
    Marie Kondo Remembers

  • How the KonMari mission to “organize the world” has expanded into a worldwide the training program to certify KonMari Consultants

  • Fundamental Concepts of KonMari:

    • Tidying by category instead of location
      • Clothing
      • Books
      • Paper
      • Komono (miscellaneous items)
      • Sentimental
    • Sparking Joy
    • Once and Forever Event
    • The Power of the Pile
    • The Folding Method
  • How Konmari can impact other areas of your life such as your health, finances, and maybe even your love life!

Gems:
“You don’t have to get rid of everything that doesn’t make your heart swoon.”
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“It’s important to pull everything from everywhere.”
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“Transferring love respect and gratitude through the palms of your hands.”
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Spark Joy the podcast is not endorsed by or affiliated with KonMari Media, Inc. The opinions expressed on this episode represent the views of the co-hosts and guests alone, and do not represent the corporate position of KonMari Media, Inc or the KonMari consultant community.