Your First Tidying Lesson

What To Expect

Every KonMari™ Tidying Lesson involves time spent organizing by category, celebrating your progress

and setting goals for your next Tidying Lesson, but the first lesson begins with:

1. A conversation about your current organizing challenges,

including a time to share your vision for your ideal lifestyle.

Instructions on how to create your written or pictorial vision may be found Here. 

2. A tour of your home, during which "Before" pictures

will be taken (per your permission) to document your tidying progress. 

3. A lesson in tidying the clothing category, complete with tutorials

on how to fold and hang your clothes according to the KonMari Method. 

How To  Prepare

Do not tidy ahead of time.

It is important for me to see your home as it is. 

Resist the urge to purchase any storage items

Finalizing storage is the last step of the tidying process.

You may be surprised to find that you already have most of what you need on hand. 

Do have trash bags poised and ready

Regardless of the fate of the items you choose to discard,

you will need a healthy supply of big, strong trash bags to contain them.

Reduce potential distractions.

Spouses, kiddos, pets, cell phones and even music

can all cause you to lose focus while tidying up.

For most joyful results, your undivided attention is essential. 

Gather all of your clothing.

Gather clothing from all areas of your home and bring them to your bedroom.

This includes seasonal clothing, outerwear, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. 

Emptying your drawers or closet is not required as we will do this together.  

Finish washing any laundry and pickup your dry cleaning.

We want to make sure nothing is missed. Folding these items is not necessary.  


Set aside your unmentionables.

Should you have things you do not wish for me to see, set them aside.

You may joy check these privately as part of your homework in between tidying lessons. 

Create a written or pictorial depiction of your ideal lifestyle.

Instructions on how to create your written or pictorial vision may be found Here.  

Get a full night's sleep.

Making good decisions requires good rest.

Please endeavor to get 7-8 hours of quality sleep the night before your lesson. 


This is going to be fun!