HUNTSVILLE — Netflix star Marie Kondo now has a decluttering disciple in Huntsville.
Geeked about the Japanese sensation? Meet Muskoka’s first certified consultant who is crazy about the KonMari Method™.
TidyTim.ca is proud to announce that local decluttering coach Tim Lucier is now the 220th officially Certified Konmari Consultant in the world.
(And the first male in Canada to achieve this certification.)
Fans of the recently launched Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo will recognize the name of the method, and the potential it has for changing lives.
“I think a misconception people have after watching the show is that this is a solution for extreme cases,” Lucier says in a release announcing his new business.
“That’s what is shown for the magic of television, but really this method is for everybody.”
The KonMari Method™ grew to popularity after the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up first hit the New York Times Bestseller List in 2014. It’s a series of practical guidelines that encourages readers to declutter by category, rather than by location. The method is known for asking people to choose what to keep in their lives based on what “Sparks Joy;” a barometer that has helped hundreds of thousands of people to improve their intuitive decision-making skills in all areas of life.
“I’ve now worked with a number of clients on Kondo’s method and also piloted my own team building experience for local businesses based on her principals,” says Lucier. “Working with a Certified KonMari Consultant is different from working with a professional organizer, as these are primarily learning sessions where I’m coaching a client and teaching them how to choose what makes them happy, become better decision makers, and organize their life.”
Lucier says he is “proud to offer in-home KonMari Method™ coaching, as well as Konmari-inspired workplace tidying for teams.”
He will be making his services available throughout Muskoka, Almaguin, and North Bay. To celebrate his certification, he hopes to set up a series of local workshops on Kondo’s folding method.
For more information on Lucier, go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call him at 705-492-5577
5 TIDY TIM QUICK TIPS:
Let’s talk about applying the #KonMari Method™️ to your #business.
In the home, Marie Kondo recommends discarding excess items like 50 extra toothbrushes. When it comes to business, however, we often need to buy in bulk (and go through a lot of materials!)
So, how to organize these items that you need so much of?
1. Throw out the old and damaged. Of course: if something does not spark joy, discard it! That old dust pan that has been in the business 20 years and everyone complains about? It’s time. A particular brand of cream cleanser is not loved by your staff? Encourage them to research a better version of the product. ???
2. Think about how much you purchase at one time. Do you buy a box of 12, 24, 60? Find a space that will fit just that amount. Empty the box into the space and commit to buying that next box when your supply runs low.
3. Follow the KonMari method for storing things, tweaking it by putting duplicate items all in a front facing row if possible. This way you can choose which item to take off the shelf, and you’ll know which items are running low.
4. Moving on to a new brand of hand soap? Go ahead and order it, but use up the last few bottles of your old brand before setting out the new ones. (And use it joyfully!)
5. Treat “back of house” spaces like “front of house” spaces. Do this for your own joy and that of your staff. The added bonus? If a client wanders into a “staff only” area by mistake, you’ll only be beaming. “I know! Isn’t our stock room beautiful???” That’s a few tips that were inspired by my “housekeeping room” work today. Anybody else have says TidyTim