When I tell people I am becoming a KonMari Consultant, some asked me - why would anyone hire a KonMari Consultant?
Tidying is something that we're all expected to do as a responsible human beings (#adulting) but most of us weren't taught how to do it at all. We were just told to clean up after ourselves - whatever that means. This is why people generally have a junk drawer, a secret shame room, a rental storage locker or a garage so full of things they can't park their cars inside.
When we hang onto the things we no longer need, we're hanging onto the past or have fear for the future. That is not to say you shouldn't have anything. I love things! The difference is that I keep my things not out of fear or regret but because they spark joy or are a necessary part of my life. But mostly joy. Even my can-opener sparks joy! There is no perfect formula for joy or a set number of items to own in each category, which is what makes tidying so personal and emotional at the same time. As a consultant, I am there to help you define what is right for you: Your ideal lifestyle.
Here's the thing, most people don't think to hire a consultant, just like not everyone hires a personal trainer. We could all probably benefit from a personal trainer but not everyone needs one to get into shape. I like to think of KonMari Consultants as personal trainers for your home organization. The role of the trainer is to give you motivation and clarity; to bring you focus. Some of my fittest friends are the ones who have personal trainers! You don't need to be completely overwhelmed with your things to hire a consultant. A tidying consultant may be just what you need to get you over that last hump.
Like personal trainers, we don't do the exercises for you. You still have to put in the time and do the work if you want the results. We are your coach and accountability buddy. We are your support throughout this emotional and personal journey. We make sure you're doing things the right way so you don't end up wasting time moving your clutter from room to room whenever you need to "tidy up" before having guests over. We will help you deal with your things once and for all so you don't have to think about it anymore and this will, in turn, change your attitude when it comes to acquiring new things in the future. Imagine a life where you will only let things that truly sparks joy to enter!
As a consultant, I will help you learn to hone your sensitivity to what sparks joy for you throughout the process. And once we finish your once in a lifetime 'tidying festival,' I will help you figure out how to store everything to keep things tidy. You'll want to show off and enjoy the company of your belongings and everything will have its place.
Why would anyone hire a KonMari consultant? If you haven't been able to get there on your own, I'd love to help you achieve your ideal lifestyle living a life surrounded by only the things that sparks joy for you. Doesn't that sound like a life full of joy?