I have been interested in organizational systems and home design my entire life.
Organizing and cleaning our home was a cornerstone of my family as a childhood. I learned the importance of a tidied home as a child from my mother and grandmother.
As an adult, I hadn’t thought of myself as a pack rat, or someone who had too many things, but I was shocked when I took the time to evaluate all my possessions on the basis of whether or not they sparked joy. All the clothes, papers, books and bric a brac that I no longer needed were packed into bags and donated to a better home.
I found an exceptional peace in my home once all the clutter was out of sight and no longer a worry. With all my found space, I was able to find a perfect place and a permanent home for all the things I loved.
I wanted to make my practice of the KonMari system and my love of design into a business that would help others find the same serenity that comes from a tidy home. Following rigorous training by the KonMari Institute, I have become one of the first Certified KonMari consultants in the U.S.
I spent a good part of my life as a clinical psychotherapist, working with individuals and families who were struggling with issues large and small. Many times, my clients have been overwhelmed with the struggles of bringing order and serenity into their lives. The KonMari style of organizing has transformed their relationship with their homes and their possessions.
I am proud to be the first Certified KonMari Consultant in Manhattan and one of the first Consultants outside of Japan.
The KonMari Method
The KonMari Method is widely regarded as a new approach to decluttering based on Japanese values, which includes the spirit of Zen.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, the best-seller which introduces the KonMari Method, has received international acclaim and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. As of today, the book has sold over six million copies and is available in over 30 countries.
People are drawn to the philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective, and optimistic.
-from the official website, KonMari.com
Serene Home’s vibe is cooperative and consultative..... she is a great listener and tuned into my challenges and needs quickly and responded with creative yet simple-to-deploy ideas and action. She’s assertive and collaborative, not strident and overbearing. I wholeheartedly recommend. Serene home can pull the thorn from your paw and turn your mess into blessed, too.
/ Dawson M. /