What is the KonMari Method™?
Marie Kondo developed the method of organization that is known as the KonMari Method™. It’s a practice of simplification and begins by gathering all of one’s belongings, one category at a time. By focusing on categories rather than locations, the KonMari Method™ helps you avoid tidying the same items repeatedly. The process begins with clothing, then moves on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. It advocates keeping only those things that speak to your heart and discarding items that no longer spark joy. Discarded items are thanked for their service and then let go with a grateful heart. The method places emphasis on keeping only those items you cherish and that spark joy.
How long does the minimizing process take?
The tidying process is unique to each individual and situation. It will depend on three important factors:
- The Size of the client’s home or space,
- The amount of things within the space, and
- The speed at which a client is able to release items.
While each Tidying Lesson is three (3) to four (4) hours long, the number of lessons required to complete a project are largely dependent on the above factors. When we finish your tidying journey, you will have developed an understanding of what truly sparks joy to you and will have the skills to keep your home clean and clutter-free. This method is designed to be completed within six months but can be completed in an “all in one” intensive method as needed.
How is the Authentic Home different from a professional organizer?
The Authentic Home, utilizing the KonMari Method™, aims to make lasting change which will bring you to discovering your authentic self and realizing your ideal lifestyle. We focus on creating a balance between you, your things which truly spark joy and your home. Through tidying lessons, your belongings will be reduced to only the items that “spark joy” and establish daily practices that keep your life organized. Once you’ve completed a “tidying journey” with the Authentic Home, you should not have to repeat it.
What Does “Sparking Joy” Mean?
Do you have an item that makes you smile when you see it or touch it? Do you get a happy feeling when you see an item in your home that you truly love? Imagine living in a home filled with only items like this!
Joy can mean a lot of things. For the Authentic Home, it means keeping only the things that support you living your ideal life. This process is about who you are truly meant to be, your authentic self, not who you have been in the past.
Can the entire family be part of the decluttering process?
The KonMari Method™ is an individual process where the client learns to address their own items and is active in the discarding decision process. The Authentic Home has found that once we help one family member create calm, organized, and clear spaces in the home, other family members are inspired to do the same.
I’m experiencing a life transition and/or preparing for a major change. Is the Authentic Home a good fit for me?
Putting your home in order is the first step to moving through a major life transition. The Authentic Home specializes in helping clients by supporting them in their journey to only keep those items that inspire their future ideal life. Once the client puts their home in order, they can open the door to the next chapter of their life.
Does the Authentic Home keep my unwanted things?
The Authentic Home does not accept or request to keep any of your belongings. Instead, we have developed an extensive list of resources where you can either donate, sell or recycle unwanted items. Local options include charity organizations, animal shelters, local-owned businesses and shred events. The Authentic Home provides clear trash bags during sessions and will support drop-offs of unwanted items as needed.
Will I need to spend extra money on supplies?
Clients may choose to purchase storage solutions once all items within a category have been discarded, however, the Authentic Home’s specialty is helping clients reduce their need for these. Deciding specific places to keep things can be fun, and sometimes we want labels and storage solutions to keep our things easily identifiable. We can label and creatively store everything (if you want us to), but we first focus on using the storage solutions you currently own.
Can the Authentic Home services be provided in the Las Vegas area?
Tidying lessons are offered in-person in Reno, Sparks and the surrounding area. The Authentic Home services can be provided through travelling to the Las Vegas area, but flight and accommodations will need to be covered in the tidying fee, and an intensive multi-day session will be strongly recommended.
Can the Authentic Home offer services which are not in person?
The Authentic Home offers strategy calls to clients to help support their own tidying journeys and support them through tough decisions.
What is the cancellation policy?
A 48-hour notice is required prior to any scheduled session. Cancellations made after this timeframe will receive only 50% credit toward a future session.