Why is my business called zen tidy?

When tidying with a client, we transformed her closet. She and I stood and marveled over it and she said, “This is so zen.” I laughed and asked, “Did you say that on purpose? Referring to my business name?” Surprised she looked at me, laughed and said, “Actually, no! It just is!” It confirmed that my business name was a perfect fit. To me, zen is associated with a state of clarity, calmness, and intention which anyone can aspire to in a tidy home.


How is the KonMari Method different from just organizing?

If you organize your items by space, you will never be finished. Instead, this method focuses on organizing by item, in a very precise order, to hone your selection skills and connect you to the quantity of items you own. In addition, it does not focus on storage “solution” products. Continually practicing the Konmari Method is a way of tidying that can last your lifetime.


How is the KonMari Method different from minimalism?

The Konmari Method focuses on selecting the items you wish to keep based on your joyful feelings towards them. There is no limit to how much you can keep and I will NEVER tell you to discard an item. Instead, I help you discover what is joyful to you. Minimalism focuses on sparseness and simplicity. The Konmari Method focuses on joyful surroundings and locating items easily.


What is your area of coverage?

Currently, tidying lessons are offered in Madison, Janesville, & Elkhorn WI and the surrounding areas. I have had customers as far as Saint Charles, Illinois and am happy to travel to you.


What is your pricing?

I charge hourly, with a minimum of 3 hours to start. Hourly rates are here. Pricing includes the actual home visit, but also includes my driving time, and all the time I spend speaking with you before/after and in between sessions. I love keeping in contact with my clients! Texted photos, instagram messages, emails, and phone chats are the best. Rest assured, we are working together towards your success and I’m happy to be available to you for all your questions.


Will we talk before you visit my home?

Yes, as soon as you are interested in lessons, please ask me questions via email, text, or by phone. I love answering questions about tidying. We will talk by phone or email before I visit.


What happens at my first session?

I will send you a goal setting worksheet. It’s ideal if you read through and set goals for your space before I arrive. During your first session, we will start by reviewing your ideal life and talk about decluttering. I will teach you rules to declutter and organize your space, and you will practice them while I am there to ensure you are learning the process.


Is it really worth it?

If you are ready to clear your home of clutter, be able to access the items you love easily, become a mindful shopper, and love your space, then absolutely!