Below are some Frequently Asked Questions. Please use the "Contact" form to ask your question if you don't see it 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. For specific analysis of your home, please contact me to arrange a complimentary, hour-long consultation.
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 ANN ARBOR?
Yes. We offer consultation services throughout Michigan. Please contact me directly to discuss consultations outside the Ann Arbor area.
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 to read the books prior to working with us.
DO I HAVE TO BE A MINIMALIST IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL?
You do not need to be a minimalist to be successful with the KonMari Method! The KonMari approach focuses on only having that which truly makes you happy and brings you joy.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A CONSULTANT?
Even the most talented and driven individuals benefit from a coach, mentor, or personal trainer! The process of tidying -- utilizing the KonMari Method -- is no different. There are many reasons why a consultant will help you to be successful with the KonMari Method. Notably, a consultant will help you work to maintain an objective approach through this (at times) trying practice, and, a consultant will also help to hold you accountable to the goals you have set as you tidy your home (and mind).
IS THE METHOD TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL FAMILY MEMBERS?
The method does not need to be completed by all family members within a home. In fact, it's best that only the individuals who actively want to participate in this practice complete the process. Many times, when one's family sees the positive effect of completing and practicing the method, other family members are interested in participating as well!
DO I NEED A CONSULTANT PRESENT FOR ALL TIDYING SESSIONS?
No, a consultant does not need to be present for all tidying sessions. Each client and I will create an action plan that is specific to the individual and his or her goals, budget, and time available to this practice.