Ep 92 | Meet the Contest Winner of Netflix’s Got Joy with Marie Kondo

July 9th, 2019 · 38 mins 10 secs

About this Episode

Meet Jennifer Vaughn-Estrada, a mom who won a tidying Lesson with Marie Kondo!

Our very special guest today is Jennifer Vaughn-Estrada. She currently works as a college instructor in Economics and is passionate about promoting the social, economic, and emotional wellbeing of multiracial and multiethnic individuals.

Another reason she is so special is that she was the winner of the "Got Joy" contest hosted by Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo! She is one of the select few people on this earth who’ve experienced what it’s like to welcome Marie Kondo into their home to tidy up.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • Learning what compelled Jennifer to enter the contest.
  • What she posted on Instagram that caught the attention of the contest and led to her winning!
  • What some of the categories Marie Kondo and Jennifer worked on while Marie was in her home.
  • Find out what surprised Marie about Jennifer’s home.
  • What were the tips Marie gave Jennifer on the different categories.
  • Relisten to the Spark Joy Podcast episode 45 on the Paper Category: Ep 45 | KonMari Paper Category: Cutting Paper Clutter
  • How Marie focused on the importance of keeping things visible when they discussed.
  • Hear more about the importance of visualization in Spark Joy Podcast episode 5: Ep 5 | How to Visualize Your Ideal Lifestyle and Living Environment

Jennifer's favorite tidying tip: : “Starting the journey by being clear on your ideal life style is so important. Don’t skip that step!”

What sparks joy for Jennifer: “So happy to have gotten back good news about my health recently. Tidying is important, but good health is the most important thing to me right now.”


“Are these your husband’s items?”

“I’m moving on! This served me well and now I don’t need it any longer.”

“She was very understanding. She said, ’Ok you are in the process and you’ll do whatever you need to do to get it done!’”

“It’s easier to part ways with these items because I have a clearer vision of what’s important to me now.”

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