home decluttering & organizing

Marie Kondo

  
Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie began her tidying consultant business as a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration.

In her #1 New York Times best-selling book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," Marie took tidying to a whole new level, teaching that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again.

Marie has been featured on more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs as well as in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Vogue Magazine, the Ellen Show, the Rachael Ray Show and many more. She has also been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people

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The Konmari Method

The KonMari Method is a way of life and a state of mind that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in people's lives.

The distinctive characteristic of KonMari is the question "Does it spark joy?" which is the determining factor for deciding what to keep and what to discard during the tidying process. Belongings are acknowledged for their service and thanked before being let go of, if they no longer spark joy.

People are drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective, and optimistic. 

The Process

The Six Basic Rules of Tidying

1. Commit yourself to tidying up

2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle

3. Finish discarding first

4. Tidy by category, not by location 

5. Follow the right order (clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany), and sentimental items

6. Ask yourself if the item sparks joy



Reprinted from SPARK JOY Copyright (c) 2016 by Marie Kondo. Illustrations copyright (c) 2012 by
​Masako Inoue. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Konmari Certified Consultants

Mission

KonMari Certified Consultants not only share the knowledge and skills of organizing, but also help clients identify what they value in life, through the process of organizing.

Consultants guide and support their client to completely organize their homes, creating their ideal space, while understanding that organizing one's space is a very personal issue. 

Our mission is to support as many people as possible, through organizing and living their ideal lives.