Ep 49 | Why Hire a KonMari Consultant?

August 7th, 2018 · 51 mins 56 secs

About this Episode

Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn take a deep dive into the value of hiring a KonMari Consultant to help you get organized for good, save time and money, and avoid general headaches that can come with trying to figure this tidying thing out on your own.

The KonMari Method is a practice that you can definitely apply to your home independently without the help of others. For those of you who were able to KonMari their space on their own based on the techniques that Marie Kondo outlines in The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, which was published in 2014, Congratulations!

That brings us to this: if it’s possible to tidy up on your own, why isn’t everyone already living clutter free life of joy?

In this episode, we discuss hiring a KonMari Consultant. Why, and when, it might be the right choice for making a great success of your tidying festival.

If you're just getting started with KonMari or need a refresher, we recommend you head over to Episode 1: KonMari 101 prior to listening to this episode.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

Joy Checks:
Karin- My client this week had a baby today! This family had just moved from an apartment to a new home under an accelerated time frame. We KonMari’ed their things prior to the move and we worked this week on organization in their new home. And, today she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!

Kristyn- I’m in the middle of a radio tour to be followed by presenting the KonMari method to 24 libraries throughout the Chicago area. For dates and times, check out the For The Love of Tidy events page: For The Love of Tidy Events Page

-Learn why getting and staying organized can be learned. Even if you have never been an organized person, KonMari is a life changing skill that can be learned and applied.

-Marie Kondo’s quote regarding learning how to tidy in Cosmopolitan Magazine Cleaning Celebrity Marie Kondo Thinks We Should Learn How to Tidy in School:
“One thing that I do think about is perhaps including tidying in education. Not necessarily that it should just be part of education, but it's really about creating a place where everybody knows how to clean. And so that could be in schools — or, of course, it could also be taught at home. But one thing is that in Japan, most schools have home economics as a class. And so to add more cleaning and more tidying and organizing tips into these home economic classes.”

-When it may be time to hire a KonMari consultant

  • Analysis Paralysis
  • Stutter Stepping
  • Joy is just not clicking into place

-A refresher on how NOT tidying could be costing you money:
Spark Joy Podcast Ep 37 | The True Cost of Clutter

-Some of the things our clients say to us about how hard it is to reach out for help.

-The one thing we hear from almost all our clients. P.S. It’s never true!

-The misnomers clients hold onto that hold them back from taking the step toward hiring a KonMari Consultant.

-The benefits of hiring a KonMari Consultant:

  • Accountability
  • Physical and emotional support
  • Project and time management
  • Customized guidance and tools
  • Real time, objective feedback
  • Resources
  • Expertise and experience that extends beyond the realm of organization

-The different types of services available from a KonMari consultant:

  • Initial, free of charge phone consults
  • In person consultations:
    • Individual sessions
    • Consulting packages
  • Virtual consulting
  • Workshops and presentations

-Here’s Kristyn’s Services page:
For The Love of Tidy Services

-Here’s Karin’s Services page:
The Serene Home Services Page

-How to find a consultant in your area:
KonMari Certified Consultants

“I actually am a firm believer that it's just about whether you do or don't know the ways that you can declutter. It's not genetic.”

"There’s a societal norm that assumes we should all be able to keep our homes tidy-that it's just part of being an adult."

"Why isn’t everyone already living a clutter free life of joy?

"The good news is there are tons of information out there to help you change your story."

“Isn’t this the messy home you have ever seen?”

“I know I should be able to do this myself, but I have accepted that I just can’t.”

"If you’ve gathered information about KonMari from any and everywhere and you’re still looking for the best way for you to finish this journey once and for all, consider reaching out to a certified KonMari Consultant."

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