Ep 59 | Five Unconventional Rules for the Chronically Disorganized with Kristi Meyer

October 16th, 2018 · 32 mins 29 secs

About this Episode

Kristi Meyer, KonMari Consultant, shares tips for the chronically disorganized on how to adapt the KonMari Method in a way that results in lasting change.

Have you ever said to yourself:
I’ll never be organized.
I’ve been this way all my life.
I always struggle to keep things tidy
I’m such a hoarder!
Why can’t I be and stay organized like everybody else?

Our guest, Kristi Meyer of Simple Surroundings Consulting. Kristi is a certified KonMari Consultant and a Certified Professional Organizer based in Charleston, SC. She is also an Institute for Challenging Disorganization Specialist in Chronic Disorganization, Hoarding and ADHD and a longtime member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. For the last ten years, Kristi has been helping her clients achieve dramatic change that forever transforms the way they feel and function in their homes.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

Kristi's favorite tidying tip: Simplicity. The less detail the better.
What sparks joy for Kristi: The KonMari Consultant community and her daughter.

To connect with Kristi, visit www.simplesurroundingsconsulting.com . While you’re there take, her free quiz "How Organized Are You, Really?"


  • "...academic performance could really be correlated to how organized a student was."
  • "I wanted to have a really huge impact on their physical space and also their mental space."
  • "I started to realize other stuff around me that seemed to really change my outlook and my thoughts about what I wanted for the future."
  • "If you find that [clutter] really undermines your quality of life, then that could be considered chronic."
  • "Talk out loud. Whatever you're thinking in your head, vocalize it out loud."
  • "Find your treasures. Find the things you absolutely love."
  • "If you keep [maintenance] very simple simple, it's also going to lead to more relevance to your current self."

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