“When you surround yourself with possessions that spark joy you’ll create a home and a life you love.”
THE KONMARI™ METHOD
Marie Kondo, is a world renowned Japanese organizing expert, best selling author and star of a Netflix TV series. Her first book, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up", introduced the KonMari™ Method her method of decluttering, organising and simplifying homes.
Sue Spencer is one of just a handful of KonMari™ Consultants in the UK who have trained with Marie Kondo and completed the KonMari training programme.
Many people find that working through the KonMari™ Method impacts how they approach other areas of their life. A renewed focus on what sparks joy and brings happiness to you can lead to a more mindful approach to your lifestyle, changing shopping habits and how you choose to spend your free time.
Marie Kondo and KonMari™ Consultant Sue Spencer
When you work with a KonMari Home Organiser you benefit from their organisational knowledge and experience, learning new skills whilst they guide you through decluttering and simplifying your space.
THE KONMARI™ STEPS TO A TIDY, SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANISED HOME
As I guide you through a one to one organising session you'll notice that the KonMari™ Method differs from traditional approaches to decluttering and organising in the following ways :
I'll encourage you to think about your Ideal Lifestyle (how you want your home to look / feel, and the things you enjoy doing). This is what we'll work towards.
You make positive choices about keeping possessions that "Spark Joy" rather than specifically looking for items to discard. The aim is to surround yourself with things you love and use.
We organise by category (clothes, books, papers, komono, sentimental) rather than by location. Gathering all items from the category together means that it’s easier to uncover duplication and make decisions about what to keep.
Tidy in the right category order: Starting with clothes then books, moving on to more difficult categories (sentimental) once you've practised making decisions to discard.
We edit possessions before focusing on storage. We often reuse current storage and will make sure you find a home for everything, making it easy to keep on top of things in the future.
Having spent years sorting and never really getting anywhere I became aware of Marie Kondo's method. However it was only when my sessions with Sue that the real lessons began and now I feel I've started to change and only keep what I love and will use!
WHY I USE THE KONMARI™ METHOD
I love how Marie Kondo's Method encourages people to look at their possessions in a new way by asking whether items Spark Joy. Choosing which items to keep, rather than which to discard, really turned the decluttering process on it’s head for me - it's such a positive way to decide what you have in your home.
Tidying by category allows clients to understand exactly what they own (and see any duplication!), this means they can confidently make decisions about what they want to keep and discard.
I've personally found that the focus on what sparks joy and brings happiness into your life extends beyond organising your home and can lead to a more mindful approach to your lifestyle.
I'm passionate about helping my clients declutter and organise their homes, sharing the KonMari™ method and organising tips so they can live simpler lives, focusing on the things that are most important to them.
I'm based in Winchester and offer a professional organising and decluttering service across Hampshire and surrounding counties. Other services include virtual KonMari™ sessions for clients who live further afield and KonMari™ workshops for businesses and individuals to help them begin their own home or office organising journeys and to promote the wellbeing benefits of decluttering.
"TIDYING UP WITH MARIE KONDO - NETFLIX
Marie Kondo's 2019 Netflix show really helped to popularise the KonMari™ Method in the UK, it's still available to watch if you're interested in finding out more.
I recommend reading Marie's books 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying', 'Spark Joy' and 'Joy at Work' if you'd like to learn more or visit the KonMari website.
“Discarding is not the point; what matters is keeping those things that bring you joy. If you discard everything until you have nothing left but an empty house, I don’t think you’ll be happy living there.
Our goal in tidying should be to create a living environment filled with the things we love.”