Episode 18 – Our thoughts on Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo and Ingrid Jansen

Everyone has been talking about Marie Kondo and her new show Tidy Up on Netflix. In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid share our thoughts on Marie Kondo and her method 

January is always the best month of the year to read about all things decluttering and organising. Newspapers and magazines are full of articles with top tips, ways to keep those New Years's resolutions going, how to blogs etc. This year it was blown out of the water by Marie Kondo's new series Tidy Up on Netflix. Every where you look on social media her name keeps coming up, millions of people are trying to fold t-shirts the konmari way and they are asking themselves if items are "sparking joy". With so much publicity we really wanted to share with your our thoughts on Marie Kondo and her Konmari method

In this episode we discuss:

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    What it is about Marie Kondo and what is capturing the imagination? 
  • 2
    What is spark joy and the emotions around clutter and thanking objects
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    Her methodology; clothes, books, paperwork, komono and sentimental items. Komono is the all catch terminology for everything in a kitchen, garage, loft, under stairs cupboard, toys, etc.
  • 4
    What is the process of her method and what practicalities are involved in the different steps? 
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    Her devotion to folding everything perfect
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    Why we are developing courses to teach how you can organised your own home by room instead of by category

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  • Ingrid Jansen says:

    If there is one thing that we have learned over 9 & 10 years of helping clients declutter is that everyone uses their home in a different way and you have to adapt a system that works for them and their lives. Thank you for commenting.

  • Kea Michelle says:

    I agree with you Lesley… it’s not a one size fits all process and the programme definitely over-simplifies certain aspects of the practice. I can’t wait to do your course and learn more!

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