What the difference between the KonMari Method and other organizing methods?
I'm sure you have tried other methods before, but only to rebounded right back where you started. We all have spent years trying. The KonMari difference is once and never again, and encourage you to tidy by category.
Is this a minimalist life style?
It is not a numbers game. However, the less you have, allows you the space to add more time, more freedom, more energy and more JOY!
How long is it going to take?
That depends on you! Think of it as training for a marathon, slow and steady wins the race. This is not a sprint. De-cluttering a house once and for all, takes time.
Do I need to prepare anything before I start?
Yes! Be prepared to part with things that no longer bring you joy and have served their purpose.
Do I need to purchase any storage containers?
Please don't. There's no need at this time. This is not about expensive organizational products and you probably already have what it takes. Plus, I offer plenty of storage advice, love to repurpose things, come up with creative solutions, and if necessary bring some supplies (optional for purchase).
Do I need to read the book?
No, but it sure makes your life more easy. It puts into action and your marathon run more smoothly.
Can you sell or remove my stuff?
This is a very good question and the most common one. In the decluttering process this part has major impact. Coming full circle this is the most rewarding and gives you the most satisfaction and I would hate for you to lose out on that experience. Please don't worry though, I provided and have plenty of resources, to move things along as quickly as possible. However, in order to avoid any set backs (insert tough love) responsibility and accountability are essential. We will co-ordinate dead lines, set time limits for decisions and work through all options that best suit your needs, in the choices you have to make.
I read the book why do I need to hire you??
If you can do it on your own, go for it! Hiring me, is for those that need the support and are ready to invest in something that works and you deserve it! :)
My spouse is messy can I do this for them?
No, sorry you can not do it for any family member, just like you wouldn't want them touching your things, and besides you'll notice that tidying is contagious. ;)
Are you going to tell me what to keep and what to get rid of?
What you keep is entirely up to you. Remember you're not choosing what to get rid of, but rather what to keep. Once we get started you will get the hang of it. It's simply, you like it, you keep it. Although, in order for the magic to happen in your life, it requires creating space to let the sun shine in.
I'm not quite sure what joy is, how will I choose and what do I do with it?
Remember, I will be there to help guild you through the process. You will learn the "Spark Joy" method, putting the item in one of three piles, KEEP, GIVE, TOSS. You will also learn how to "Let It Go". Completing each category before moving on to the next, you will get the vision of what you want your life to look like. But before you get started, ask yourself "AM I READY? Then let's do it!
Why do I have to take everything out?
It's vitally important to see what you have in each category. By taking everything out it makes you aware of how much stuff you own. In my experience, people are shocked when they realize they have 3X the amount the amount.
I am so embarrassed, what if my neighbours find out?
Confidentially is something we're proud of and will not disclose any client information. We are on the same team. There is no time or place for judgement in my practice. Any Before/After photos are for you to see your progress. Prior client consent will be obtained for promotional use of photos are agreed upon. In the end you'll be so proud of your accomplishments, you'll want to celebrated and help others Tidy the World!