Frequently Asked Questions
Starting your KonMari journey can feel overwhelming. Check out our FAQs here, and get started with confidence.
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Should I schedule a phone consultation first?
Yes! Phone consultations give us an opportunity to learn if we are a good fit. We will talk about your goals, timeline and budget so that we can pick the right package for you. You can schedule your phone consultation right here.
What's the typical KonMari process?
We commit to getting it done. Before we get started, I ask my clients to choose a "graduation date". It's usually about 6 months away, give or take. This helps us keep momentum going.
We go by category, not by room. There are five categories: Clothing, Books, Paper, Komono (miscellaneous) and finally, Sentimental.
We decide what sparks joy. As we move through each category, I help you see the difference between when something sparks joy and when it's just "eh".
We de-clutter FIRST and decide what organizational supplies to purchase LATER. In order to buy the right supplies, we first must have a clear understanding of what you actually own at the end of the process.
Should I book a package?
The primary benefit of booking a package (versus booking a single session) is that you receive priority scheduling. Often, sessions are booked weeks in advance, so purchasing a package allows you greater access to your preferred dates. Sometimes, clients choose to purchase one single session to test out the method, and then purchase a package after that initial session.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions that you'll need depends on many different factors, including the size of your home, the quantity of belongings, how quickly you make decisions, and how much "homework" you can complete between sessions. Usually, people buy a larger package of sessions (at least six sessions), knowing that they will want to dedicate at least one full session to each of the five KonMari categories. You can see all of the options available here.
Do I have to start with the clothing category?
In short, you'll be glad you did! The KonMari Method™ is all about learning what sparks joy, and our clothing helps us to learn that very quickly. The clothes we wear affect our mornings, how we feel and how we go about our day. And we often have WAY too much of it. We can typically complete Clothing in one session, which gives a great sense of accomplishment and exciting momentum to continue on the journey and tackle the next categories: Books, Paper, Komono (miscellaneous) and Sentimental.
How much does it cost?
We often make significant investments to beautify our homes, like hardwood floors, a renovated bathroom or granite countertops. Investing the time and energy into tidying your home with KonMari means that you will be creating a peaceful and efficient home for many years to come.
You can begin the process for as little as $495, or do a full 50 hours for $4695. See all of the options here.
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How long is each organizing session?
Each session is typically five hours long. This is about how long it takes us for us to make real, visible progress without it being overly physically and emotionally taxing. It's important to make sure that you can be distraction-free for those five hours.
What can I expect during my first organizing session?
We'll start by doing a first 20-30 minutes walk through of your home and discussing your ideal vision for your home/life. The remainder of the session will be spent getting to work on the first category (which will likely be clothing, unless you've already done some KonMari categories on your own).
Will you take care of my donations?
Absolutely! Donations can be carried away for you or arranged for pick-up. The carry away fee is $30 per session, as needed.
Will you help me sell my items?
Except in rare circumstances, trying to sell online, consigning in store or having a garage sale just isn't worth the time it takes. For those rare items, I'll be happy to help you explore how you might sell those items.
Where should I donate?
There are many excellent organizations right in our community that can make use of items that you no longer need. So, thank your items for the years of service that they have given you, and send them on their new journey with pride!
Do you ever offer special promotions or discounts?
Several times a year, I offer special promotions for subscribers to my mailing list. Be sure to sign up to be one of the first to know!