Ep 33 | How to Become a KonMari Consultant

April 17th, 2018 · 59 mins 6 secs

About this Episode

Karin and Kristyn share their insights on the KonMari consultant certification process. Listen as they discuss how and why they became consultants and whether the KonMari consultant life is right for you.

In this episode, we discuss how we discovered KonMari, how we became KonMari Consultants and what it’s like to have a KonMari consulting business.

Now, we want to hear from you. Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast.

In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Joy checks!
    Kristyn sold her starter condo and rental property in Virginia and is now completely settled as a Chicagoan. Karin loves Springtime in New York City!

  • How Karin and Kristyn tidied their own homes and started down the path of certification

  • More examples of KonMari fans becoming KonMari Consultants: Consultants Share the Moment KonMari Changed Their Lives

NOTE: This episode was published on April 17, 2018. Any of the information shared regarding training guidelines and procedues is subject to change as the program evolves.

On August 27, 2019, Spark Joy Podcast received this update from KonMari Media, Inc.:
"Starting this fall, due to Marie's very tight schedule, she is no longer available to take individual photos with each attendee."

  • The Steps to becoming a consultant:

-Step 1: Read the Marie Kondo Books

-Step 2: Tidy Your Home
KonMari App

-Step 3: Attend a Seminar

-Step 4: Join the Community

-Step 5: Submit Tidying Reports

-Step 6: Complete the Exam

-Step 7: Apply for Certification

  • What it’s like to meet Marie Kondo

  • A day in the life of a KonMari Consultant

  • The business considerations associated with being a consultant

  • Why Clients Hire Consultants

  • Tools to help prospective consultants and trainees: The Tidy Mastermind and an open letter to KonMari Consultant Trainees

  • On the fence about becoming a consultant? Schedule a Joy Call with Kristyn to discuss your unique situation


"Her Mission, which is Organizing the World!"

"All different walks of life can bring things to KonMari."

"The fact that I was very sure that I had chosen the right thing to do totally trumped any fear I had about entrepreneurship."

"Everyone at the seminars is super passionate about tidying and living their best lives."

"It's important for you to believe that you have something to provide that's valuable to people because you are."

"I never know what to expect when that door opens."

"As much as I love KonMari, if I didn't feel I could create a sustainable business around it, I would have have had to let go of the idea."

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy