What is the KonMari Method?
Created by Marie Kondo out of her lifelong work and passion for organizing, the KonMari Method is a simple and practical approach to resolve clutter with a category by category system. Asking "Does it spark joy?" is the determining factor for deciding what to keep and what to let go.
We guide you through your tidying journey with our signature step-by-step process that includes seven phases for each of the five categories:
Frequently asked questions
What is a Certified KonMari Consultant?
KonMari Consultants are officially certified to help you tidy your home using the KonMari Method™ and has completed a six-step process including attending a three-day training seminar. In addition, a consultant has read Marie Kondo's books, organized their own home using the KonMari methodology, conducted and reported on practice tidying lessons with clients, and has passed a rigorous examination. Tidy Up With Sue has achieved the Silver Certification Level.
What exactly do you do?
What is the length of each session?
Lessons are approximately 4 hours in length.
How much time can I expect between each lesson?
The time between lessons helps you make progress on your own. The amount of time you choose will depend on your total number of lessons and how quickly you complete your assignments. In order to keep the momentum going, I suggest no more than 4 weeks between lessons, and that your total completion time does not exceed 6 months.
How many hours does it take to complete the tidying process?
What is your service area?
I am based in Renton, Washington. My service area for in-home tidying lessons includes locations that are within King County, Washington. Additional travel time incurs a travel fee and comes out of your plan hours.
How do I pay for your services?
You may pay by check, cash, or credit card.
I read Marie Kondo's book and I have already finished my clothing. May we start our lesson tidying the next category of books?
Yes. But first I will ask you to share your journey through the completed category with me. This should not take much time. It is important for me to become familiar with your decision-making process and your "joy" checks before moving onto the more difficult categories. It has been my experience that revisiting a category often leads to further editing of a client's belongings.
Will you work with me on a single room in my home?
No. I follow the core tidying principles of the KonMari Method. One of these principles is organizing by category, rather than by location.
What is your cancellation policy?
For sessions canceled with less than 48 hours’ notice, the client will be charged for ½ of the scheduled lesson, either in currency or by a reduction of hours from a bundle. Cancellations may be made by text, email or voicemail and I will confirm as soon as I get your message.
Do your services include in-home workshops?
Yes. It's fun to talk tidy with a group of friends. An in-home workshop includes a hands-on exercise of visualizing your ideal lifestyle, learning the core principles of the KonMari Method, and time for questions.
HAPPY CLIENTS' HOMES
“After downsizing my living space but not my wardrobe, I needed help! Sue asks the right questions, gives great advice, and is very patient and understanding. My closet is so organized and spacious now. I loved working with Sue and highly recommend her.”
Karen Y., Puyallup, WA