WHAT IS THE KONMARI™ METHOD EXACTLY?

The KonMari™ Method is a comprehensive professional organizing technique developed by Marie Kondo. Her books (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up; Spark Joy) and her Netflix series (Tidying Up with Marie Kondo) were a resounding success all around the globe. Her method goes beyond the possibilities of conventional, well-used techniques and offers simple and easy-to-maintain solutions for everyday use.

WHAT IS A TIDYING MARATHON?

It’s a process during which we sort through your belongings. We are not going from room to room, but looking at various categories: clothes, books, papers, the so-called komono (everything else), and finally the items that carry emotional value for you. Instead of defining our activity through the negative message of getting rid of things, we focus on finding the objects that “spark joy” for you and bring you closer to the life you desire. You’ll learn to let go and gratefully part with objects that no longer serve you or the future you envision, placing special value on items that in turn fill you with happiness and support you on your chosen course. We will also endeavour to find the perfect place for everything in your home by introducing efficient storage solutions and customizing them to your individual needs and possibilities.

Mastering the KonMari™ Method requires dedication from you. (After all, it’s called a Tidying Marathon for a reason!) But, with the support of a patient and non-judgmental consultant, it also offers you a chance to find your way to harmony and healing, and eventually start building the life you have always wanted.

WHAT DOES THE PHILOSOPHY OF “SPARK JOY™” MEAN?

Do you own any objects that make you happy just by looking at them or touching them? These could be soft, beautiful or comfortable things; a tool that makes your daily life easier or something that evokes a nice memory.

Now imagine living in a home where you are surrounded by these objects only! This is the mission of the Tidying Marathon: to find the objects that spark joy for you and can become the building blocks for the future you, taking you towards the lifestyle you desire.

SO, THIS IS A MINIMALIST PHILOSOPHY… DO I HAVE TO TOSS OUT EVERYTHING?

Don’t worry, you definitely don’t! The KonMari™ Method is only distantly related to minimalism. They share the view of parting with futile objects in order to dedicate more energy to the important things in life. Even so, we don’t limit the number of objects you keep during a Tidying Marathon. We are all different, so the things that spark joy for us can’t be the same either!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A TIDYING MARATHON?

The length of your Tidying Marathon will largely depend on your goals, the amount of things you own, the size of your home, the time you’d like to dedicate to the process and your level of motivation. So, it primarily depends on… you!

One session is minimum 3-5 hours long (but it can even last for 8 hours with a few breaks and some occasional overtime), which ensures that we’ll be able to achieve significant, tangible results each time. When the situation allows (or calls) for it, I’ll also give you “homework”, which will reduce your fee: all that is left for us to do during our next session is to review and discuss your progress.

By the time you finish your Tidying Marathon you’ll know:

  • what sparks joy for you
  • when you need to part with something
  • how to do targeted shopping
  • how to keep your home clean and organized

A Tidying Marathon has been designed to conclude within six months and it requires no repetition in the future.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OBJECTS THAT I DON’T NEED ANYMORE?

We will sort everything into piles to sell, donate or reuse. We’ll only throw out the things that are truly broken and beyond saving, taking care to deposit them at the right place where their disposal will be handled professionally.

DOES MY FAMILY HAVE TO TAKE PART IN THE TIDYING MARATHON?

In order to ensure the efficiency of the process, we recommend that everyone contribute to the Marathon. However, this is a personal journey, so if you book my services my primary focus will be on you. If your family members refuse to participate, we’ll skip their rooms/spaces. Nobody can be forced to take part in the sorting and organizing process, but experience shows that when a family member creates a comfortable and neat space for themselves, the others will be inspired to do the same. If they feel ready for a change, we’ll discuss the details during a personal consultation.

CAN I GIVE THIS SERVICE AS A GIFT?

Working with the KonMari™ Method is very personal. It means setting out on an inner journey to explore what creates true joy in your life. This is a path to discovery that everyone has to choose for themselves, and we can’t force it on them. Real success is only achievable when the client is ready to commit to the process, actively participate in it and continuously work on themselves and their environment. If you are sure that all this is true for the person you’d like to surprise, please get in touch with me for further details.

I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A LIFESTYLE CHANGE. IS THIS THE RIGHT METHOD FOR ME?

Our lives are in constant motion, and we can actively support transformation by keeping only the objects that bring us closer to the life we desire. Whether you are about to move into a new home or just moved into one, you are expecting a baby, starting a new job, or simply just want to change your lifestyle: organizing your home is the first step towards finding a way to better handle difficulties and open the door to your new life.

DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR BEFORE I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

Yes, one thing: don’t give in to the urge to clean and tidy your home before I see it! I know it’s hard, since you are letting a stranger into your personal space. But to lay down the foundations for an honest connection, I’ll need to see your home in its natural state. It will allow me to see your daily routine more clearly and support you more efficiently during the entire process.

 
Are you ready for a change and would like to know the next step?