"Spark Joy" in Your Home
KonMari is unique because it asks one simple question: “Does it Spark Joy?”. Back First Filipina Consultant-in-Training to tidy your home using the KonMari Way.
A Reward Project by Claudine Gamboa
KonMari is unique because it asks one simple question: “Does it Spark Joy?”. Back First Filipina Consultant-in-Training to tidy your home using the KonMari Way.
A Reward Project by Claudine Gamboa
PHP 101,514.00
raised of a Php 100,000.00 goal
43
Backers
Concluded
Bringing KonMari Method to Spark Joy in your Home
 
Would you like to have less things in your life? 
Would you like to be surrounded by more of what you love? 
 
If your answer is yes then you must practice the KonMari Method or already know it.
 
The Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo guarantees that her method will deliver and that you will always have a neat and tidy home after major tidying. The KonMari Method is the way of tidying your home all in one go, category-by-category.
 
 An excerpt from her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up, sums up the bliss of a tidy home.
 
“…As I look around, my glance falls on a painting that I particularly love, purchased overseas, and a vase of fresh flowers in one corner. Although not large, the space I live in is graced only with those things that speak to my heart. My lifestyle brings me joy."
 
Practitioners of KonMari aim to achieve this level of tidiness—that the only things they are surrounded by in their homes are those that spark joy in them. 
 
As a tidying consultant, she has a 0 percent relapse rate. Now, she’s on a mission to Organize the World. She will be offering a highly selective certification course in consultation in the United States for organizing homes and I am selected to be in her class.
 
I aim to get certified to help others go through this process, using the philosophy of the KonMari method.
 
If you’re interested in tidying with me as a Certified KonMari Consultant please back this Project and let’s start!

Everybody has a love story---and it always starts at home. Let me tell you a love story about tidying. 

My decluttering story begins with my Dad. 
 
Pa brings a new book home almost every week. At most he’ll bring home 5 books a week. He is a self-proclaimed bookworm who was given a break. The bookshelves at home were groaning with books. They date all the way from the time we moved out of the house I grew up till I was 7; all the way until the apartment I grew up in till I was 12. The books and more were added to to our beloved current home in Cavite. These are fiction and non-fiction. Classics, best-sellers written by almost every nationality as well as local writers. (He is very fond of Shepherd’s Voice Publication)
 
Needless to say books are very personal to my dad. So when I started on my KonMari decluttering conquest I explained the process to my dad, that KonMari is unique because it asks one simple question: “Does it Spark Joy?”. I was pleasantly surprised that he easily let go.
 
Thank you Marie Kondo
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Marie Kondo, shown in a client’s closet
 
Some facts:
80% of what we own we very rarely use
People spend 55 minutes in a day looking for things. That’s 2 weeks in a year!
Decluttering your house can reduce housework by up to 40%
 
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The overwhelming amount of books on Day 2 of 3 of books
 
Marie Kondo has created a revolutionary system of tidying in the order of:
  1. Clothes
  2. Books
  3. Papers
  4. Komono (Miscellany)
  5. Sentimental Items
She promotes this method because it allows you to do it all-in-one go. It will be easier to tidy up afterwards.
 
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This is his bookshelf currently
 
I am so convinced the KonMari method is a truly helpful method that will serve a lot of people. This desire to serve brought to my attention the KonMari Certification in Chicago.
 
Once I am certified I will have a community of knowledge to help others overcome their decluttering obstacles.
 
Once you finally clean up your personal space I am sure you will feel lighter and more full of joy! As my dad says, “Wow that was a lot! …I feel lighter”
 
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Example of someone who has "Kondoed" her room
 
For more information check the FAQ page
 
Follow me on:
IG @claudemarimnl 
 
 
Live mindfully,
Claudine

 
  • Why does this project “Spark Joy” in Your Home?

    This project is going to “Spark Joy” in your home because when you do the KonMari Method your home is unburdened of unwanted things and they are discarded properly. KonMari is unique because it asks one simple question: “Does it Spark Joy?”.

  • What is KonMari?

    The KonMari Method is the systematic way of tidying your home all in one go, category-by-category. Selecting what you keep and what you discard primarily on the basis of what gives you joy. It was developed by Japanese decluttering expert, Marie Kondo. You can learn her method through her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”.

  • How is the KonMari Method different from other organizing methods?

    We tend to organize by rearranging by location and therefore forgetting about the other locations we need to declutter. KonMari is suggests subtracting from your possessions by category: 1. Clothes 2. Books 3. Papers 4. Komono (Miscellany) 5. Sentimental Items. KonMari promotes the practice of only keeping what gives you joy. This helps you discipline the amount of things you own. Do you own things, or do things own you?

  • Do I need the KonMari Decluttering Service?

    If you or someone you know is not enjoying tidying their living space, it could be due to accumulation. KonMari Consultants guarantee to make the process an experience to look forward to, with excellent results.

  • May I back this project so the reward goes to a friend or loved one?

    Yes, only for friends in Manila and with their consent. If you think your friend needs help organizing you may back on his behalf. Just say it in a nice way!

  • Who would I recommend the KonMari Decluttering Service to?

    People who want to live with less things, people about to move out of their homes, for anyone who wants to live the minimalist lifestyle. People who want a change in their surroundings.

  • When will the rewards be performed?

    By June 2017. We can schedule this on a convenient day for you.

  • How long is a tidying session?

    1 session per category will be approximately 5 hours. 1 session per category can be divided into 1 day a week (ex. Books category is partially done in 2.5 hours on one Monday, then remaining 2.5 hours for books can be finished on the next Monday). This is helpful not to be too overwhelmed by tidying.

  • How much is a usual tidying session?

    If you would like to to avail of Claudemari Decluttering after this project is fulfilled, the usual rate is Php8,000 for 5 hours of tidying.

  • Will I be involved in the tidying?

    Yes, definitely, the owner of the items to be tidied will be involved. You will be handling the items to determine which items Spark Joy for you.

  • What if I want to back but I am not located in Manila?

    You may back but I cannot guarantee I can fulfill your reward for backing. Most decluttering happens at home. Although, you are welcome to back any amount to promote this project.

  • What will happen to my unwanted possessions that no longer Spark Joy?

    After decluttering, you can opt to dispose of them yourself or I can connect you with a pick-up service for buyers of unwanted items.

  • What are consulting sessions like?

    Before the session you can start by sending me photos of your home so I can review what you are dealing with. It’s a 5 hour session where you will decide what to keep and what to discard. I will also be following on your progress.

  • How may I contact you?

    You may email me at claudemarimnl@gmail.com

by Claudine Gamboa | 04/06/2017
DAY 5 UPDATE: Met up with collaborator Francis Miranda (Turn your Passion into Profit) on Minimalism Workshop Series happening very soon! Date will be announced this year. Share this project to friends and family who can benefit. Keep spreading joy!
JB Gamboa
Maricris Toreja
Eden April Dayrit
Georgiana Gamboa
Think Rich Pinoy
DOMINIC CARLO NUESA
Rap
Matthew Matulac
Marie Gutierrez
Mia Gamboa
Alejandro Rivera
Aaron
Cara
Victor Gamboa
Amiel & Paola
Gonza Teehankee
Tracy Herald
Emma Gutierrez
Eileen Robles
Vicky Heler
Diego De Rivera
Criscel Sese
Criscel Sese
Theresa Beth Elepaño
The Simply J
Kylie
Jacy Gamboa
Alex
Raul T
Dowa Manaloto
Manang Bunny
Dom Chan
Bea O.
Tin Gamboa
Beth Aldea-Quah
Tin Gamboa
Marowe Sanchez
Quito
Gela Pecson
Liz Manzano
Monch Gamboa
Monch Gamboa
Ica Sebastian
PHP 101,514.00
raised of a Php 100,000.00 goal
43
Backers
Concluded
Claudemari Taster
Php 595.00 or more
4/30 Reward(s)

• Scheduled Group Meet-up for Introduction to Minimalism and KonMari.

Claudemari Beginner Backer
Php 1,000.00 or more
9/30 Reward(s)

• Scheduled Group Meet-up for Introduction to Minimalism and KonMari.

• Submit a question about your tidying obstacle-- I will ask it exclusively in the seminar at Chicago and give the answer via email

Claudemari Decided Backer
Php 2,500.00 or more
3/30 Reward(s)

• Scheduled Group Meet-up for Introduction to Minimalism and KonMari.

• Submit a question about your tidying obstacle-- I will ask it exclusively in the seminar at Chicago and give the answer via email

• Free Registration to the 1 Day Minimalism Seminar by ClaudeMari in 2018 valued at P3,500

Claudemari Advancing Backer
Php 5,000.00 or more
7/30 Reward(s)

• 1 x Scheduled In-Home Consulting session for 1 category (clothes, books, etc etc)

• Free Registration to the 1 Day Minimalism Seminar by ClaudeMari in 2018 valued at P3,500

Claudemari Achiever Reward
Php 10,000.00 or more
2/15 Reward(s)

• 2 x  Scheduled In-Home Consulting sessions for any 2 categories of choice (Clothes, Books, Papers, Mementos)

• Free Registration to the 1 Day Minimalism Seminar by ClaudeMari in 2018 valued at P3,500

Claudemari Resolute Reward
Php 15,000.00 or more
0/10 Reward(s)

• 3 x In-Home Consulting sessions: Clothes & Books  & Papers + Introduction to folding and storing

• Free Registration to the 1 Day Minimalism Seminar by ClaudeMari in 2018 valued at P3,500

Claudemari Golden
Php 20,000.00 or more
0/7 Reward(s)

• 4 x Consulting sessions: Clothes & Books & Papers & Miscellany + Introduction to tidying Sentimental Items

• Free Registration to the 1 Day Minimalism Seminar by ClaudeMari in 2018 valued at P3,500

WHAT'S YOUR SPARK PROJECT?