Janine Young obtained her BA with major in Psychology from St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she currently lives. She has worked as an ESL teacher in South Korea, a counsellor for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and, for the past several years, as a stay at home parent. Shortly after her third child was born, Janine purchased Kondo’s ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up’ and thought it would be neat to Vlog her experience as she progressed through each category.
Janine Young has since become synonymous with the method on YouTube, and in North America, through her channel AYoungMum.
In August 2016, Janine was one of 60 attendees at the New York KonMari Consulting Seminar, the first of its kind outside of Japan. Since then she has undergone detailed training with Kondo’s team and is awaiting certification.
“A Smooth Transition.”
Thank you profoundly for making the experience of down-sizing our home from chaotic to a smooth transition. You were patient, thorough and offered great insight into many of the categories when we felt frustrated.
— Jean and Stewart
“Stellar, professional service.”
Janine I am comparing this purging and organizing experience to my commitment to getting fit. I read lots of books on nutrition and exercise, knew what to do but continued to fail. When I hired a personal trainer, I 'finally' reached my goal. The same is true with my home. You were the best coach I could have imagined! Thank you so much for guiding me in the areas of my home, especially when it came to my personal collections. I love my living space and yes, it is joyful! Another goal accomplished thanks to you!
— Sara B
“I felt encouraged that the process would be possible for me.”
You might try watching the YouTube series by Janine on her channel A Young Mum. She chronicles her KonMari process very thoroughly, and since she was, at the time, a stay-at-home mother of three children, I felt encouraged that the process would be possible for me even with a small child, and even in a family home.
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