It’s been two weeks since I met Marie Kondo. I spent five days in London, half of the days were in a room full of 120 amazing people. I came back home feeling over the moon. I’m waiting for the pictures (as we were not allowed to take pictures with our phone) to write a post about this amazing experience I had.
The seminar was the first step in becoming KonMari consultant. After attending the seminar I have to complete 30 hours of tidying sessions, to be able to get the qualification. I was eager to start as soon as I was back home.
Currently I am a KonMari consultant in training, and for my training I found an amazing client. I will cal her “Supper Mommy”.
My client is in her early 30’s on a maternity leave, without family around to help her. She is a mother of three boys, all under the age of 5, and due to her very busy life she simply can’t do it all by herself and needs somebody to help her. She can’t declutter by her own and wants a calm tidy house. This is were I go in.
We started by collecting her clothes from all over the house. Coats from the entrance and maternity clothes from the storage room. It’s important to collect all the garments from every corner of the house, as the basic rule of the KonMari method is to tidy by category and not location. We took all her clothes from the wardrobe and placed them on her bed, one on top of the other, creating a pile.
To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those things that have outlived their purpose.
The pile makes you realize how much you own. Sometimes its overwhelming to stand in front of it. But this way you will handle the items one by one and do the joy check.
After we took out of the room the discarded items, it was time to start sorting the clothes.
First we hung all the clothes that look happier being hung, for instance dresses, jackets and shirts from light fabric like silk. Then we started folding all the rest of the clothes and placed them on the bed, before sorting them in the wardrobe.
Choose storage options that spark joy for you. I love these pink crates. It’s a great solution if you don’t have many drawers.
Sessions in general take between 4 to 6 hours, and it can be very emotional for some people. I am very privileged to be able to help and guide people through the process on embarking into a new lifestyle.
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on new lifestyle.