KonmariXQuilterLife! Follow along as Heywood Park Collective coaches author and entrpreneur Blair Stocker of WiseCraftHandmade

Nothing sparks more joy than guiding creative and artistic clients through the KonMari process! This series is coming by way of Blair Stocker’s blog, where Blair shares her progress. Heywood Park Collective is grateful to be her virtual KonMari coach!!


Heywood Park Collective talks with Huffington Post about KonmariXWorklife!

After our experience as consultant to the Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo", we were reminded of how versatile KonMari concepts we used with cast families are and can definitely be applied to our workplaces and especially for career development.

Huffington Post asked Heywood Park Collective about tips for applying KonMari to the workplace. Enjoy!


Heywood Park Collective and Netflix...".Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"

Proud to share Heywood Park Collective was behind the scenes as content expert supporting the cast families of Netflix' "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo"! Streaming now! #newyearnewjoy

Get inspired to create the life you want! Think of tidying up as an individual pathway to rediscovery! Set clear intentions that serve your vision! At Heywood Park Collective, this is know as the three I’s - as the magic happens based on your Inspiration, making it Individual to you, and being Intentional.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need support - like a few of the cast families did in “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” - Visit the “Hire Us” tab to set up a consultation today!

Sparking Joy with Cupcakes and Cashmere!

One of the most rewarding aspects of working as a Certified KonMari(TM) Consultant is the opportunity to spread the word in support of Marie Kondo's mission to "organize the world" through the use of KonMari Methods(TM).

I'm in process as a tidying coach for Emily Schuman of the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere and loving every minute of guiding her to find what sparks joy in her spaces and reconnecting with her belongings.  As with most KonMari session projects - we are taking a few weeks to accomplish her "tidying festival" and can't wait to see the end results!

Follow along here as Emily shares her reflections!




5 weeks abroad KonMari style

When given the opportunity for travel, I am always a "yes!" Girl. My adventure this time is for several weeks on the road - so I knew making the best choices when packing would ensure my trip would be about experiencing new vistas than managing my "stuff" on the road.  My goal in choosing what to bring on this trip was to strike a definite balance between the pleasure favorite outfits (shoes especially) give me and the pleasure I will feel from the freedom of less baggage to carry and manage.  This balance is a central precept of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and mirrors the underlying result of putting KonMari methods in practice.

As I planned my international 20" carry on, I performed a pre-packing ritual of folding my capsule trip wardrobe into IKEA Skubb organizers by category (as pictured above.) Yes, this is both overly analytical and nerdy!! But being able to visualize the pieces vertically folded KonMari-style, reassures me several outfits can be created and they will fit in the carryon.  A longer coat and my tried and true Uniglo puffer jacket go in an all weather tote.  My new favorite Tumi backpack carries toiletries (including travel size laundry soap!), sleepwear, journals, electronics so my hands are free to navigate airports and train stations. So one small wheeled bag (which I will check), tote and backpack will do the job. 

In the past, bringing extra clothes on trips "just in case" was my modus operandi.  It gave me a false sense of reassurance  -  and an added level of stress in finding clothes in my suitcase, lugging a much larger bag, taking much longer to get dressed as I had more options than I needed. 

Over the past year I have consistently applied the KonMari method to travel and I'm excited for the opportunity to put it to the test this time for five weeks!

First stops Berlin and Prague. 

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