Bernie came into my life at a time when the clutter in my living space was getting me down.
I’d heard of the KonMari® Method but didn’t know too much about it except that it should
spark joy! Well, from the moment I met Bernie she certainly sparked joy for me, I just knew
that she’s going to make a huge difference to my life!
One of the things I am most grateful to Bernie for is that she supported me to tidy and
organise certain aspects of my belongings that I would never have tackled! One of these
areas was jewellery – this is an area to which I had a lot of emotions attached and it was
challenging to deal with it on my own. Bernie helped me put all my jewellery items in one
place, patiently went through the ‘joy check’ with me, and together we found homes for
each and every piece of my dearest jewellery. This exercise not only sparked joy as I can
now see all my favourite jewellery in one place, it actually reduced me to tears as without
Bernie I don’t think I would have ever faced this challenge as it seemed too mammoth to
tackle all by myself. I would say that organising the jewellery and the mountains of greeting
cards were my biggest breakthrough moments.
Since meeting Bernie and learning about Marie Kondo, I would say that life has changed in
lots of positive ways for me: I have become more mindful of the things I buy (“do they spark
for me?”), and I’m also using items that I’ve forgotten I had or simply couldn’t find.
One of the moments I realised that Bernie had made a significant impact not only in my life
but also that of my family is when I overheard my daughters discussing whether items in
their wardrobes spark joy for them! This professional tidying journey is indeed truly
A very useful learning for me is to put all similar items together and go through the ‘joy
check’ exercise and then store or display them in an organised and beautiful way. For
example, my candles, I had them stored all over the house and was never sure what and
how many I had. I now store them in a large beautiful tin that I love but never use, I’m
elated that it is now the new home for my lovely candles!
Bernie also guided me to take on my books which were scattered everywhere in the house,
again another daunting task that I may never have got around to doing. We collected all the
books into one big pile and ‘joy checked’ them. After I have thanked and bid farewell to
those books which no longer spark joy for me, she inspired me to organise and store my
favourites in one location and display a few carefully selected books in an eye-catching and
colour-coordinated manner. As I’m a Colour and Well-being Therapist, seeing my best-loved
books tidied and exhibited in the living room undoubtedly sparks huge amounts of joy for
me every day and encourages me to read more often!!
It’s evident that Bernie genuinely loves and believes in the KonMari® Method. She is very
methodical and totally unfazed by any clutter or chaos she comes across in the house,
nothing is too difficult for her to handle, and she is very reassuring in her approach.
I feel very fortunate to have met and worked with such a wonderful, gifted and special
person. She does what she loves and absolutely loves what she does, and delivers the
outcome that you desire and so much more – be it her legal work, business coaching or
professional tidying! I shall always be grateful to Bernie for all her help and support and
showing me the Marie Kondo world, making my life and the lives of my loved ones so much
Colour and Well-being Therapist