The KonMari Method™ worked for the people on TV, but that’s not real life, so it won’t work for me.
I don’t want to give up my collection of (fill in the blank), so I’m not going to use the KonMari Method™.
I’ve organized my closets and drawers many times with no lasting success, so why would the KonMari Method™ be any different?
It’s easy to talk yourself out of something isn’t?! Let’s flip the script and go through 3 reasons the KonMari Method™ is perfect for you.
The visioning exercises allow the consultant to customize the experience to you.
As we sort through each item, we discuss how the item fits into your vision. It doesn’t matter whether your mom or your neighbor would keep the item. It only matters whether you want the item. There are not lists of things you “should” keep or “should” discard. It’s all custom to what works for you and your vision.
You decide how many of something you can keep.
One of the most common questions I am asked while working with a client is, “Is it ok to keep this many?” The answer is always, “How do they fit into your life, and what do you think?” If your collection of shells (or whatever!) brings you great joy, then keep it!
The KonMari Method™ produces lasting results, for real.
There are two reasons the KonMari Method™ produces lasting results. The first reason is that we will declutter before we organize. Before I appreciated the significance of decluttering, I organized spaces in my home dozens of times only for it to last for a couple of weeks or months. It’s only when you get rid of things that you no longer want and value the items you have, that you start to make mindset shifts that allow for major changes in your home.
The second reason is that we will sort by category and not by room. We gather like-items from all over the house and sort them that way. This is how we discover that maybe you have too many bath towels for your needs, or like a fellow consultant discovered, maybe you find a dozen tubes of Neosporin because you always buy a new one when you can’t find one.
Instead of focusing on why this may not work for you or why you are going to fail at your next attempt to get organized, change your mindset and think of all the things you are able to do. Why should this be any different? The KonMari Method™ is flexible and will push you toward exactly what you want out of life. Bet on yourself, and you’ll be amazed at the outcome.
Thanks for reading!
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