Sparking joy: how one Calgary woman fully embraced the KonMari Method
Everything was overflowing everywhere, Jodie Tilley says, as she stands in the open-concept main floor of her 2,500-square-foot duplex in Richmond-Knob Hill.
Netflix’s Tidying Up series opens with “queen of clean” Marie Kondo eagerly exclaiming, “I love mess!” as she surveys a cluttered home. Our reaction to an overflowing pile of laundry or stack of dirty dishes isn’t quite as enthusiastic
Meet Helen Youn, Calgary’s Certified KonMari Consultant
The professional organizer talks about meeting Marie Kondo, becoming a certified KonMari consultant and where she likes to shop for organizational supplies in Calgary.
The Whole Family Happiness Project
Less To Fight Over, More To Love
Megan Kelly owns four bras.
The mom of three — Elisabeth (5), Sara (3), and Noah (5 months) — used to have more lingerie. Until recently, she had more of pretty much everything: clothing, kitchen supplies, paper, books, and toys for the kids.
Tidying up can influence home design
Thinking of a home refresh or design? Maybe a downsize or upsize to a new home? Well, not so fast, say the tidying experts. A little spring-cleaning can provide a clear slate and a new perspective.
Country 105: The Odd Squad
Helen Youn Interview
Our guest today is Helen Youn is a professional organizer specializing in the KonMari Method™. Helen found this method as an overwhelmed new mom after reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and decided to make a change.
Go from distress to de-stress through decluttering
Too much clutter in your home can make you feel the same way you do after too much turkey dinner: stuffed and uninspired. Though it may have taken years to accumulate all those useful, somewhat useful and utterly useless items, you can get unstuffed in a fraction of the time by following a few simple guidelines.
Calgary Home + Garden Show
MEET CALGARY’S ONLY KONMARI CONSULTANT: HELEN YOUN
Have you watched Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo yet? If you’ve been inspired by the hit series, we’ve got exciting news for you: Calgary is home to its very own KonMari certified consultant, Helen Youn - and she’s presenting on the Home + Garden Stage at the upcoming Calgary Home + Garden Show
KonMari consultant Helen Youn helps attendees “spark joy” at the Calgary Home + Garden Show
Calgary’s Helen Youn vividly recalls the days when her son was a newborn. She and her husband had previously downsized from a townhouse to a condo, which seemed to be in perpetual disarray. Being a new mom can be an extraordinarily challenging experience, and when you’re exhausted, the last thing you feel like doing is cleaning up.
Jacqueline Rae Weddings
With over 15 years of experience working in Fashion, Design and Marketing, Helen Youn is a professional organizer who specializes in the KonMari Method™. Helen is a master at guiding and supporting people through this life-changing journey while transforming their homes in the process.
CBC Radio-Canada: ICI Alberta
Une nouvelle série sur Netflix relance le phénomène Marie Kondo en Alberta
Marie Kondo, c'est la reine japonaise de l'organisation, celle qui a réussi à rendre le rangement attrayant. Sa nouvelle série sur Netflix, sortie en janvier, relance le phénomène de la méthode KonMari en Alberta. Ce procédé consiste à ne garder que les objets qui apportent un sentiment de joie.
CTV Morning Live
The art of tidying up
Marie Kondo’s new show about the art of “tidying up” is sweeping the nation. We meet a local KonMari expert who will teach us about the joy of cleaning up!
‘Tidying Up’ Using the KonMari Method
Certified KonMari consultant Helen Youn shows us how to organize your life using the tips from the new Netflix series called 'Tidying Up.'
inspiration by design: Edmonton Fall Home Show offers something for everyone
If you’re just not sure what to get rid of, then check out the home show session on the life-changing magic of tidying up.
FIVE SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN CREATE A JOYFUL HOME
Having a clean house feels so good, doesn't it? Not just clean to the naked eye but really behind-the-scenes organized. Last year I did a closet cleanse and got rid of 266 items! (Read Closet Detox: Create a Wardrobe and Space You'll Love).
home & life
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A Life in Progress
There are Many Paths to Finding Joy in Life: This is the One I Took
Before I became a parent I had all these big plans. I was going to take care of myself and not lose my own identity so I can be a better parent to my child. I was going to eat healthy and cook all my child’s food from scratch.
WORK LIFE A SUCCESS, BUT HOME LIFE A MESS?
Here at Carda, we serve many blazing entrepreneurs who run enterprises of varying sizes. They succeed because of their ability to focus single-mindedly on their business goals and we applaud them for it.
CBC Radio: Alberta@Noon
Why is decluttering so challenging?
CTV Morning Live
It will soon be time to pack up the decorations and to set yourself up for success next year, Helen Youn - Certified KonMari organization expert - is in with tips for protecting your decorations without taking up a lot of space.
Neal's Yard Remedies
TIDYING UP TO SPARK JOY AND PROMOTE PERSONAL WELLNESS
On today’s blog, we’re interviewing the first and only Certified KonMari Consultant in the Canadian Prairies, Helen Youn! Using Marie Kondo’s famous KonMari Method™, Helen works closely with her clients to help them transform their living spaces to achieve a relaxing home, and create a lifestyle that will bring them the most joy.
CBC Radio: Calgary Eyeopener
Using Konmari, the Japanese art of tidying on David's desk.
Western Living Magazine
A KonMari Pro Shares Her Organization Secrets
When Helen Youn first read Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she found it to be just that: life-changing. “I just became so passionate and talked about it all the time to anybody who would listen. I would recommend it to strangers at bookstores—I was kind of that crazy person who wanted to share the message!”
get ready for autumn at the calgary fall show
It’s been a terrific summer, but like all good things, the end is in sight.
That means it’s time to get your home ready for the fall season and, ahead of the Calgary Fall Show, formerly the Calgary Home and Design show, three experts, who will be presenting at the show, offer these designer tips.
Q&A: Helen Youn on the joy of cleaning up using the KonMari process
Right before her appearance at the 2017 Calgary Fall Home Show, Calgary's only KonMarie certified consultant reveals that decluttering isn't about finding the right hack but asking the right questions.
Mint & Heritage
SPARK JOY OF TIDYING WITH EXPERT HELEN YOUN
There are a lot of home and décor trends that come and go these days. But there is nothing like Marie Kondo’s organizational mantras that have transformed how people want to clean and tidy their homes all around the world. You may have heard it – it’s all about finding “joy” in the items we do keep.
Daily Hive Calgary
Local experts take centre stage at upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show
Some of Calgary’s top home, design, and DIY experts will be uniting at the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show, back September 21 to 24, at the BMO Centre. The expert roster of homegrown talent are ready to offer up practical advice, tackle home reno questions and deliver inspiration for homeowners, renters and aspiring DIY-ers alike.
4 Ways To Transform Your Living Space This Fall
Blame it on the pumpkin spice, the chill in the air, the comfy knitwear or the candles, but there’s something about Fall that brings on the urge to cozy up at home.
Just in time to transform your home for Fall, the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show has assembled a group of talented home & décor experts, ready to deliver inspiration...
4 trends to watch for at this year’s Calgary Fall Home Show
Whether it's Tiffany Pratt's colourful take on the power of white space or Helen Youn's joyful view of cleaning you're sure to find more than a few helpful suggestions at this year's home and reno show.
Calgary Fall Home Show
Get Organized with Calgary's Helen Youn
Fall marks a great time to get back into a routine and get reorganized. With September right around the corner, Calgary-based organizational and tidying expert Helen Youn, the only KonMari Method™ Certified Consultant in the western prairie provinces, is sharing some of her key home editing and organizing insights.
Meet our newest KonMari Consultant helen youn, calgary canada
I have not always been a tidy person. Far from it! Growing up, I collected stationary and toys and stored them away because they seemed too precious to use. As I got older, those collections evolved into clothing, accessories, and makeup. I was more concerned about keeping my belongings pristine than I was about ever using them.