Is this right for me?
If you're only looking for organizing solutions, this is probably not the right service for you. My KonMari Home Transformation program will be a good fit for you if:
- You love the idea of keeping only the items that brings you joy but have no idea how to apply it to your home
- You have a hard time maintaining your space to stay clutter-free and organized for an extended period of time
- You want to organize your home once and for all in the most efficient way and learn the tools you need to maintain your space going forward
- You want to free up your time to do the things that will bring you joy and live your ideal lifestyle
- You're ready to experience the life-changing magic of tidying up!
What can i expect at a tidying lesson?
Each KonMari Tidying Lesson is typically between 3 and 5 hours as this amount of time will ensure we're able to achieve impactful results. We will work together closely and collaboratively throughout the process using the principles of the KonMari Method™ and applying it to your space and situation.
Can you organize my space without me?
No. The KonMari Method™ is a deeply personal process based on what brings you joy and your ideal lifestyle. This is why we will need to work closely and collaboratively throughout the process. If I organize your space without your participation, it will be another bandage solution that won't work in the long term.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the number of lessons and frequency based on your own preferences, budget and organizing goals. Other factors include: size of your home, how much you have, if there are additional items in storage, how fast we work and whether you continue on your own in between lessons. During our initial consultation, I will give you a personalized proposal with different options based on your organizing goals and budget.
how do i book an appointment?
We start with a free phone consultation to identify your pain points, determine your organizing goals and discuss any other questions you may have. When you're ready to start, we can proceed to book your lessons.
should i read marie kondo's books?
It's not a requirement for you to read Marie Kondo's books as I will walk you through the steps of KonMari Method™ tidying but it would be beneficial for you to read the section on the category we'll be working on prior to the lesson. I would also recommend reading the books especially if you would like to do some tidying on your own. I recommend reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" before reading "Spark Joy." See the list of books available in different countries/languages here.
Do I need to tidy up before our lesson?
Please resist the urge to tidy up. If I can see your home in its natural state, it will give me greater insight into your habits for me to give you suggestions on future maintenance. However, if we're going to be working on your clothing category, please ensure you do laundry before the lesson but folding of your clean laundry is not necessary.
Do I need to buy any additional storage or organizational items?
I recommend holding off on purchasing any new storage or organizational items until the end. During the joy check (decluttering) process, all storage is considered temporary until we finish all categories. Quite often, we're able to use what you already have for storage. When additional items are needed, I can provide a customized shopping list or purchase the items for you at an additional fee.
What happens to my discarded items?
Proper disposal of your discarded items are up to your own preferences. At the end of the lesson, I can help you load the discarded items into your car. Some charities will provide pickup services. For more info, please see my donation and recycling guide.
what is the cancellation policy?
For a full refund after booking your lessons, please cancel with more than 48 hours notice from the scheduled lesson time. Cancellations under 48 hours will receive a partial 50% refund. If cancellation is less than 24 hours from your scheduled lesson time, your payment will not be refundable.
What areas do you service?
Anywhere! For in-person lessons within the city of Calgary and surrounding areas (up to 35km from downtown Calgary) travel fee is included. For distances above 35km, travel fee is $0.55/km each way. Long distances may require overnight accommodation and/or airfare or other travel costs. A quote will always be provided in advance when travel fee is applicable so there aren't any surprises.
Can I buy a gift certificate or set up a gift registry?
Yes, I offer gift certificates in any amount and can set up your KonMari Home Transformation as a gift registry for weddings, birthdays and special occasions.
Are you a member of any professional associations?
are you covered by insurance?
Yes, I have a commercial general liability and professional liability insurance policy.
Will my information remain confidential?
Absolutely! I will not disclose any information about you or identify you as a client. If photos are taken to document your progress, it will only be shared if you have given me permission to do so on my client agreement form but I will always keep your location, name and personal info confidential.
Why did you become a konmari consultant?
I was an overwhelmed mom looking for a change and got life-changing results after I was able to successfully get my home in order using the KonMari Method™. I truly believe if it worked for me, it can work for you too.
How Do I Become a KonMari Consultant?
The first step to becoming a KonMari Consultant is to read Marie Kondo's books and fully tidy up your own home before attending a Consultant Training Seminar. You can find more details about the process and information about the next seminar on konmari.com.