Ep 20 | Hot Mess Organizers: From Client to Consultant with Alex Erickson

About This Episode

Karin's client, Alex Erickson, found a new career path amongst his clutter and is now a practicing KonMari Consultant trainee.

Today’s guest is Alex Erickson. Alex is a personal fitness trainer in the process of completing his KonMari consultant certification. Prior to this, he was a professional model.

Alex and his husband, Edgar, decided to tidy their new home together using the KonMari Method after their recent wedding.

Alex enlisted Karin to help him with the KonMari process in their Brooklyn home (they've recently moved to Manhattan). Not only did he do an amazing job with the process and was delightful to work with, he was so inspired by the KonMari Method, that he decided to pursue becoming a consultant on his own. He recently completed the KonMari consultant training seminar last October and is now working on his practice sessions towards certification.

In this episode, follow Alex along his journey toward tidying his home with his husband, Edgar, as they learn about themselves and each other. He'll also share how he decided to become a consultant and what he has experienced with his first clients on the way to certification!

To connect with Alex, you can find him on his new Instagram @hotmessorganizers.
His email address is: alexandererickson@yahoo.com
His new KonMari Consulting business is called Hot Mess Organizing. Website coming soon!

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

Alex’s Favorite Tidying Tips:
Designate a temporary area for things that need to be sorted as you are working through the process.
Keep in mind that any item in any category can feel sentimental, so save them for last.

What sparks joy for Alex:
Our big Chinese Good Luck cat!
But, most importantly, my husband, Edgar!

Gems:
“As long as you have a somewhat open mind, you will be perfect for the KonMari method.”

“You’re getting rid of a safety blanket. I had to let go of a lot of false security.”

“It forced me to hold myself accountable for my own actions. I can make sure that my own items are tidy.”

“When you face the clutter in your house, you are facing yourself.”

“I did a fearless inventory of the material items I possessed.”

Special Guest