whole space organization:
The KonMari™ Method

The KonMari Method was developed by Marie Kondo, the world-renown Japanese organizational expert and best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. In 2016 Kondo began training KonMari consultants outside of Japan, and I was thrilled to be accepted to the Chicago-based program in 2017. 

The KonMari Method works best for whole-space organization but its elements can be applied to project-based organization as well. So whether you are ready to organize your entire home or just want to focus on a specific project, we can work together to find an ideal solution. 

Thoughtful Order offers one-on-one sessions often referred to as "lessons" designed to teach, guide and support you throughout your tidying journey. The ultimate goal is create a space you love by simplifying and organizing your life. This is achieved not so much by discarding unnecessary things but by identifying and keeping the things you truly love. 

Each session is approximately five hours in length and focuses on the KonMari Method’s six rules of tidying: Commit yourself to tidying up, imagine your ideal lifestyle, discard first, tidy by category not location, tidy in the proper order, and ask yourself if it sparks joy. The ultimate goal of this comprehensive process, which can be completed in as little as six months, is to achieve a lasting change, one designed to teach you the skills needed to keep your space tidy permanently. 

KonMari takes a “whole home” approach. 
Instead of organizing room-by-room, this method organizes by category in a specific order: 
Clothes
Books
Paper
Komono (Misc: Kitchen, Bathrooms, Office, Closets, Mud Room, Basement, Garage, etc.) 
Sentimental Items