Here, Marie and I are showing off the beautiful new KonMari logo at a press event in NYC in the summer of 2018. This photo was taken nearly two years after I embarked on my journey as a member of the first class of trainees, joining a group of amazing women around the world (and a few men!) who are helping people to #choosejoy.

Here, Marie and I are showing off the beautiful new KonMari logo at a press event in NYC in the summer of 2018. This photo was taken nearly two years after I embarked on my journey as a member of the first class of trainees, joining a group of amazing women around the world (and a few men!) who are helping people to #choosejoy.

 No park in NYC sparks more joy than Bryant Park, just steps from our training location. I just had to give the book an opportunity for a quick photo op in such a beautiful place.

No park in NYC sparks more joy than Bryant Park, just steps from our training location. I just had to give the book an opportunity for a quick photo op in such a beautiful place.

About The KonMari Method™

The KonMari Method™ was developed by Marie Kondo, Japanese organizational guru and best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Her method became so popular (a six month waiting list for her services in Japan!) that she decided to take her phenomenon world-wide.

In 2016, she began training KonMari consultants outside of Japan for the first time ever, and I was thrilled to be a member of the inaugural class in New York in August 2016. In order to be certified, consultants must complete a rigorous process, including completing the tidying process in their own home, conducting heavily documented tidying sessions in client homes and completing a final exam. Having completed this process, I am one of the world's first certified KonMari Consultants and one of only two in the Philadelphia area. 

I'm so excited to be a part of this movement, which is so special because:

  • You focus on what you love: Kondo's method is all about surrounding yourselves with items that "spark joy". It's not about getting rid of things. It's about keeping what you love.

  • It takes a "whole home" approach: Instead of organizing room-by-room, this method organizes by category: first clothing, then books, then papers, followed by komono (almost everything else!) and sentimental items.

  • De-cluttering is "one-and-done": Instead of spending years de-cluttering your house one area at a time, this method encourages you to tidy, once and for all, hopefully in a span of as little as 6 months.

  • You use what you have: In our culture of excess, this method encourages us to get back to basics. There's usually no need to invest in expensive organizational products and solutions. Most of the items you need to organize are already in your home.

Join me in the movement to #organizetheworld!