Episode 04: Marie Kondo Method vs Kathy McEwan Method

Episode # 4 Marie Kondo Method vs Kathy McEwan Method 

There has been a lot of hype around the new show with Marie Kondo called “Tidying up”, and because of it, I am getting a ton of people asking me what I think of her method of getting organized. In this episode I explain how my method is similar to Marie’s but also so very different.  

Marie Kondo has 6 basic principles when tidying up.  

– Commit yourself to tidying up.  
– Imagine Your Ideal Lifestyle  
– Finish Discarding  
– Tidy by category not location.  
– Follow the right order 
– Ask yourself if it Sparks Joy 

I go through each of these basic principles and explain which ones I use and which ones I don’t. I also discuss why her method would work for some of our clients but not all.  

I also discuss sparking joy and provide other questions you can ask yourself when it comes to making decisions on what to keep and what not to. These additional questions will help you when you are making those important decisions.  You won’t want to miss those questions!  

About Kathy McEwan 

Kathy McEwan, BA. Sociology, is the CEO of Second Set of Hands, a home and office organizing business located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She started her business as a solopreneur and now has an amazing team of organizers who help busy professionals, and/or those who struggle with having too much clutter. Kathy also loves working with clients who are moving and need help with getting their home ready for sale, packing and unpacking. Her passion is to help those who are feeling overwhelmed, become less stressed, more productive and have a more simplified life.  

Check out our organizing and moving packages at  

Marie Kondo: https://konmari.com/ 
Episode #1: Learning to Let Go – https://omny.fm/shows/organize-for-success/produced-episode01


More Links:

Second Set of Hands Facebook page: www.facebook.com/secondsetofhands

Second Set of Handshttps://www.secondsetofhands.ca

To hire Kathy for speaking engagements, presentations, or workshops http://www.kathymcewan.com/work-with-me/speaking-engagements-and-workshops/

Follow Kathy on Instagram here @kathyorganizes

My Favourite Organizing Products : https://www.secondsetofhands.ca/products

For more information on Kathy McEwanhttps://www.kathymcewan.com

Don’t forget to join our FREE Facebook group “Organize for Successfor more organizing tips, or download my  7 Top Organizing Tips to Get You Started.

You can also register for our Calm the Clutter home organization course HERE!  

Or sign up for her Paper Organization: How to Declutter and Organize Paperwork” course HERE,