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Local Marie Kondo certified consultant wants to help you organize your home and spark joy

Posted: 4:12 PM, Mar 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 23:11:31Z

CLEVELAND — A tidying craze is sweeping the nation, and Goodwill stores are being flooded with donations.

It's all because of the KonMari method. You may have heard about it from the book "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" or the popular Netflix show "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."

In short, you organize things in categories instead of by rooms, and make sure everything you keep brings you joy.

"By the end of the process, your home is filled only with things that bring you joy, because we’ve literally checked every individual piece," said Chris Beers.

Beers believes in the KonMari method so deeply, he decided to make it a full-time gig. He became a certified KonMari consultant and opened his own business, 'Field Play Pro Organizing.'

"Every client that I work with, we start by asking them: 'What brings you joy? How do you want to live your life and how do you want your home to be?'" said Beers.

He works with folks all across Northeast Ohio.

"I call myself a quasi-hoarder, I have a lot of, I have too many of everything and I have everything pretty much," said Annie Rodiwig.

Rodiwig is one of Beers' clients. They've been working together since September on her 2,500 square foot Chagrin Falls home. She says when they first started, every room overflowed with clothes, toys, tools and anything else you can imagine.

"I was so tired of tripping over things. I was frustrated. I was angry," said Rodiwig.

The pair hopes to wrap things up soon.

"My vision for my home is really starting to come together and I feel a lot better," she said.

Beers has owned his tidying business for over a year and has already brought joy to more than 30 clients.