Marie Kondo has created an organizing empire out of one simple premise: tidy your space; transform your life.
Her wildly popular best sellers -- “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up” – have spawned a new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.”
The combined force of these media megahits has inspired a worldwide movement that is coming to Shea Homes San Diego.
On Saturday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m., Marie Kondo-certified consultant Tricia Fidler will share the joyful wisdom of Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™ created to help others achieve a clutter-free life.
“The point of this process isn’t to force yourself to eliminate things; it’s really to confirm how you feel about each and every item that you possess,” says Kondo. “Tidying ought to be the act of restoring balance between people, their possessions and the house they live in”.
Located at 3560 James Court in Encinitas, One Oak’s spectacular elevated venue is the perfect showcase for Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method™.
On April 6, Fidler will demonstrate KonMari’s “fewer/better” mindset by organizing things in categories, not locations. Instead of going room-to-room, KonMari examines a singular category, like clothes, books or paper. All similar items are gathered together and those that “spark joy” are honored with a permanent spot in the house, while others are thanked for their service and discarded.
“The KonMari Method™ is in sync with what we’re doing at Shea Homes, where our customers are in the process of transformation, whether they are upsizing or downsizing their lives,” said Vanessa Linn, vice president of sales and marketing for the San Diego division.
“KonMari is perfectly suited to such a transition, presenting an opportunity for a fresh perspective on accumulated possessions. It allows for a reconnection with everything you own and gives you a chance to examine, ‘does this spark joy?’”
The April 6 demonstration at One Oak will focus on the kitchen, master bathroom and master closet, some of the busiest, most cluttered parts of the house.
“Most people think they don’t have enough storage space in their kitchens, but the KonMari Method™ reverses that impression by demonstrating how to organize around three areas of focus: items used to prepare food, items used to cook food, and items used to serve food,” said Linn.
Also on tap on April 6: interactive instruction on the famous vertical fold used by KonMari organizers for everything from kitchen towels to underwear to scarves to socks.
“The KonMari folding technique – which stacks things vertically instead of horizontally -- will change your life,” said Linn. “In addition to having more room for like-items, you can see what you have without messing up an entire drawer. It’s so simple, but it’s a game changer.”
Linn noted that Tricia Fidler worked closely on Kondo’s new “Tidying Up” Netflix series, which debuted on January 1 and has taken the nation by storm.
“The Netflix series has generated a flood of donations to secondhand stores around the country, like Goodwill and Salvation Army” said Linn, who referenced a CNN report from January 14, 2019: “Netflix has people (serenely) bulldozing their closets, and thrift stores are riding the wave.”
One Oak is located at 3560 James Court, on elevated property overlooking the tranquil equestrian country of Olivenhain in Encinitas. To reserve your spot on April 6, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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