Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. Please follow up with your own question(s) below, if yours isn't answered here.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE METHOD?
There are many determining factors that contribute to how long it takes a person to complete the KonMari Method. However on average, implementing the method of tidying can be completed in six months.
DOES THE PROCESS WORK FOR FAMILIES?
Yes, it does! Even the busiest of families with small children can achieve success through the KonMari process and maintain order and simplicity in their homes.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE ITEMS I NO LONGER WANT?
The expectation is that the items you no longer wish to keep are removed from the home as soon as possible. As we work together we will determine the best approach to facilitate this.
DO YOU OFFER CONSULTING OUTSIDE OF NOVA SCOTIA?
Yes. We offer a variety of virtual services, workshops throughout Canada. One on one services outside of Nova Scotia and Canada can be arranged. Please contact to discuss.
SHOULD I READ THE BOOK(S) BEFORE MY FIRST SESSION?
Reading the books will provide you with good insight to the method and format of the process. However it is not mandatory for working with us.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MINIMALIST IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL?
The KonMari Method is often discussed in relation to the practice of minimalism. While the two share some ideological similarities, they differ in that minimalism concentrates on intentionally living with a finite amount of things. In contrast, the KonMari approach focuses on only having that which truly makes you happy and brings you joy. While the two often produce similar results, it is not inherent. 'Declutter' therefore is not necessarily limited to items in general, rather specific items that do not spark joy in your life.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A CONSULTANT?
As with many endeavours having a coach or personal trainer aids in overall success of the objective. Having someone assist you who is trained can save time by being able to troubleshoot possible struggles. Accountability to someone often assists in being able to achieve the desired goal in a more timely fashion than pursing it alone. Specifically the KonMari process often involves an emotional component whereby a consultant can truly be instrumental in providing a source of emotional and physical support.
IS THE METHOD TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL FAMILY MEMBERS?
Ideally the method would be completed by all family members living in the home. However, sometimes there are circumstances where this is not possible. In these cases the focus is then placed on one client and their things within the home. It should be noted that often when other family members are initially disinterested in the method, they frequently change their mind when they see the significant changes that the KonMari Method provides and later decide to participate.
DO I NEED A CONSULTANT PRESENT FOR ALL TIDYING SESSIONS?
No, my consulting services are flexible to accommodate a variety of clients. After the starter session, when a sense of the method and process has been established, clients may wish to proceed with my assistance for the majority of the tidying categories, have my assistance with sessions they're uneasy addressing alone, or through periodic check-ins.