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When Your Partner Doesn't Want to Do the KonMari Method

konmari tips Apr 05, 2019

As beneficial as the KonMari Method is for your home and family, not all members may be on board right away (if ever). While this can be upsetting, frustrating and even cause for reconsidering your own journey, there are ways to approach this likely sensitive topic. 

First, make sure that you have thoroughly shared your desire and reasoning for doing the KonMari Method with your partner. I always encourage my clients to plan an appropriate time to have this discussion; when it can be relaxed, open and void of other distractions. Often a partner's lack of interest is a result of not understanding the method and ultimately the outcome. Sharing your reasoning and hopefulness of journeying as a couple and/or family may invite participation.

If the above suggestion does not result in your partner willful participation, be mindful that not every pursuit of yours will be a shared one. As wonderful as the KonMari Method is, it does require commitment, time and ultimately the desire to...

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Tips for Completing the KonMari Method

konmari tips tips Mar 11, 2019

Here's a bit of a real talk. Like a lot of new pursuits, there is an initial honeymoon stage whereby you are swept up in excitement and optimism. You're firing on all cylinders and you couldn't be more motivated. Then, inevitably, you settle into your new endeavour and the time, effort and commitment start to fog up the rose coloured glasses you were wearing. This is when we must dig in a bit deeper and find ways in which to stay the course and see our pursuit through to completion.

Below are five practical things you can do to ensure you complete your KonMari journey:

  1. Visit (and revisit) your vision: There is a reason you sought out the KonMari Method. You decided to make a positive change to create order and tidiness in your home. Your reasons and goals are your vision. Spending time reflecting on your objective is an easy way to reignite your motivation. 
  2. Have realistic expectations: The KonMari Method does require effort - both physical and emotional. The tidying...
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Starting the KonMari Method

In watching the new Netflix series, 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' I was able to put myself right back into the mindset I had when I began my own KonMari journey back in 2015. Though I work with clients every single day on the KonMari Method, watching the Netflix series allowed me to simply be an observer rather than a facilitator. In this, I have truly been able to reflect on my experience, especially with respect to how I got started on my journey.

Sometimes you need to go back to the beginning in order to fully appreciate how far you have come. On the Saturday I began with tidying my clothing, I was cautiously optimistic and equally desperate for change. What I was not aware of then was the extent of the change I was about to experience, both in my home and my person.

I have been candid in sharing my KonMari journey. I've noted the highs and lows of the physical process of tidying; and I've focused just about the same, on my personal growth that transpired while...

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