How it works
I specialize in the KonMari Method™ because it goes deeper than making things pretty. The method makes the connection between the things we choose to own and the life we choose to live. It doesn't require you to purchase a lot of things to get your home organized or make it look perfect. It asks you to look inside yourself and choose what's important and joyful to you.
Step 1 - Vision
First we will create a vision for your ideal lifestyle. This is your road map to help you make decisions.
Step 2 - Decision
Second we will go through your possessions by category and decide what to joyfully keep and what to let go of with gratitude. The recommended order is: clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous, and sentimental.
Step 3 - Organize
After all decisions are made we will figure out how to best organize the items you want to keep and how you would like to handle discarding those you don’t. We can use what you already have to organize, or I can suggest or shop for additional storage items.
The Session Experience
Personal, one-one-one sessions with Michell start with a tour of your home and all its storage spaces. Then I’ll ask you guiding questions to create a vision for your ideal lifestyle. The ideal lifestyle + the joy check is the foundation upon which all keep or discard decisions are made.
Then we will begin the decluttering process starting with clothes, then books, papers, komono (a Japanese term for all that other stuff you have in your house) and ending with sentimental items. We work by category, not room. The order is intentional and I highly recommend keeping to it.
I do lots of the heavy lifting, sorting, putting things in piles and then organize the items you choose to keep. Things will get messier before they get tidy. All storage is temporary until you have completed sorting through all of your items. We wait to organize last because storage opportunities may shift based on the choices you make.
I am happy to provide you a list of suggestions to donate or dispose of unwanted items but ultimately clients are responsible for the removal of all discarded items.
The number of sessions needed is based on how large your home is, the number of possessions you have, how quickly you make decisions, and how much “homework” you complete on your own. An estimate of how long the full process may take will be provided after the first session is complete. A full five hour session is required for the first session because it includes a tour of your home and setting the vision for the ideal lifestyle.
I can help with…
Business or Office Spaces
Cluttered cubicle? Messy office supply closet? Inventory storage that’s chaotic? I can help straighten it out.
Is your kid's room a mess? I can work one-on-one with them to apply the KonMari Method™ to their rooms.
projects that never get checked off the list
Cluttered basement, overflowing garage, forgotten-about storage unit? I’ll use the KonMari Method™ principles to support you in completing the project so you can check it off your list once and for all!
Moving is expensive; discard before you go. I’ll help you visualize how you want to feel and interact in your new space, joy check items and help you pack (boxes and supplies not provided). After you get your stuff moved, I'll help you unpack and organize everything so your new space looks and feels good.
Home Transformation Packages
3 Sessions/15 Hours
Perfect for people who live a small home or people who want support getting started.
5 Sessions/25 Hours
Perfect for people who live in average size homes who want support through most of the tidying process.
10 Sessions/50 Hours
Perfect for people with large homes and lots of things. People who want to get their families involved. People who don’t want to do any homework between sessions.
Standard Single Session
5 hours - $350
Perfect for people who want just one tidying session.
Mini Single Session
3 hours - $225
A shorter session, perfect for people who want support getting started and plan to continue tidying on their own.
Virtual KonMari Coaching calls are great if you are working through the method on your own but you want support during any point in your process. I can help:
Guide you through visualizing your ideal lifestyle
Support you in identifying what sparks joy
Coach you through choosing what to keep/discard in any of the 5 categories (Clothing, Books, Paper, Komono (miscellaneous) and Sentimental)
Answer any process questions
Offer storage solutions and ideas
1 hour virtual consult via FaceTime or Skype / $75
Not in the Columbus metro area but really want to work with me? I am available for travel. Contact me to set up a special package, typically including longer daily one-on-one sessions. Travel fees and accommodations would apply depending on the distance.
I love to re-purpose what you already have to organize your space. If new bins, boxes, dividers, etc would be useful, I’m happy to recommend options for you to purchase on your own or go shopping for you (additional fees apply).
If you’d like to work with me, book your free call now. We will discuss your needs, your goals, and how we can best achieve them together.
Workshops and Speaking Engagements
I love speaking to groups! I facilitate experiential workshops for large or small groups. Contact me for rates and to discuss your event idea.