At Sliderobes, we've teamed up with our very own KonMari expert, Sharon McNulty of Serenity Sparks Joy, to tell us about training with Marie Kondo, show us the KonMari tidying method, how it changed her life and how it can change yours!
Let us introduce you to Sharon, Northern Ireland’s first and only qualified Marie Kondo Consultant.
"Hi I’m Sharon Mc Nulty from Serenity Sparks Joy and I just want to say hello and tell you a wee bit about me...
I have three children and work full-time, so I know how busy life can get. When my children were young I would spend my weekends tidying and cleaning, but by midweek, my home would start to get cluttered again and so the cycle continued.
I’ve always been organised. My filing system was second to none, but I just had too much stuff and I spent my time moving it around, constantly tidying the same items. It was repetitive. It was relentless.
I read Marie Kondo’s book 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' in 2014, and it was as though Marie was writing about my life! She wrote that if I tidy my home using the KonMari method, I would only ever need to tidy once in my life. I would surround myself with only items that spark joy, and I would know where everything was in my home.
I decided to give it a go, and I started to KonMari my home. This has truly changed how I live my life, and now I fill my life only with those items that spark joy. It’s such a freeing experience.
My home isn’t always sitting to perfection. That’s not what KonMari is about but, it takes such a short time to put things back in their place. KonMari is about having a home that has good energy, where everything in it sparks joy and where everything has a place.
I enjoyed the process so much that I helped family and friends with their own tidying marathons. When I heard there was a KonMari consultant course, I jumped at the chance and was delighted to attend the London seminar where I met Marie Kondo herself.
I live in Omagh, Co.Tyrone and am the only KonMari Consultant in Northern Ireland. I travel throughout Northern Ireland, Donegal, Dublin, Sligo and Galway supporting clients to change their lives using the KonMari principles and philosophies. In my next few blogs, I’m excited to introduce you to the KonMari method, explain how it can improve your life, demonstrate the KonMari folding and, explain how best to store your much-loved items."