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Australia’s first woman to be trained in Marie Kondo’s ‘KonMari’ organisation method reveals tricks

How to organise like a professional: Australian ‘tidying’ expert trained by Marie Kondo reveals her top three tricks for transforming your home

  • Professional tidier Gemma Quinn has revealed her top organisation tricks
  • She’s the first Australian KonMari consultant to certify at highest ‘Master level’
  • She said cleaning isn’t about overhauling your home but having your life in order

A professional tidier who became the first Australian to train under global sensation Marie Kondo has revealed her top three organisation tricks.

Gemma Quinn, from Melbourne, has mastered the art of the renowned KonMari method – and she’s just one of six consultants working Down Under.

Speaking to Whimn, the Master KonMari Consultant said the tidying method isn’t about overhauling your home but it’s about having your life in order.

 Gemma Quinn (left) became the first Australian to train under global sensation Marie Kondo

The Master KonMari Consultant said the tidying method isn’t about overhauling your home but it’s about having your life in order

Ms Quinn revealed how a handbag organiser was perfect to storing all the items you need inside your car

Ms Quinn revealed how a handbag organiser was perfect to storing all the items you need inside your car

What is the KonMari method? 

  • Commit yourself to tidying up
  • Imagine your ideal lifestyle
  • Finish discarding first
  • Tidy by category, not by location
  • Follow the right order
  • Ask yourself if it sparks joy

KonMari was created by Japanese woman Marie Kondo and is about throwing away the things that no longer bring you joy and reorganising your home in order to create a better life.

Source: KonMari

‘I believe that helping people understand these relationships helps them understand themselves, and by tidying the things in our homes, we deal with the things in our hearts,’ she said.

To get you started, Ms Quinn said in KonMari, the first technique they teach is vertical folding to maximise storage space.

Homeowners are encouraged to fold their clothes into rectangular shapes and then lining them up vertically in boxes instead of stacking them horizontally.

Next, she advised giving your personal belongings an assigned space.  

She said if each item you own has a clearly identified purpose, you’re likely to only keep the things you really need that sparks joy for you.

Homeowners are encouraged to fold their clothes into rectangular shapes and then lining them up vertically in boxes instead of stacking them horizontally

 Homeowners are encouraged to fold their clothes into rectangular shapes and then lining them up vertically in boxes instead of stacking them horizontally

The 'Certified Platinum' KonMari consultant said the tidying method isn't about overhauling your home but it's about having your life in order

The ‘Certified Platinum’ KonMari consultant said the tidying method isn’t about overhauling your home but it’s about having your life in order

And it’s not just your home you should be organising.

Ms Quinn – who teamed up with Holden – revealed how a handbag organiser was perfect to storing all the items you need inside your car.

‘I put everything I could possibly need while out on the road into this bag,’ she said, adding she likes to store the handbag in the centre console of a vehicle.

‘This way, it can keep all those things you need in every day life at the hand and ready.’

In the boot, she organises all her things into baskets or boxes that don’t fall over.

‘You can easily take things in and out when you need them and avoid having loose items rolling around your boot,’ she said.

‘Another “room” would be underneath the boot cavity a lot of cars have them and you can store things like picnic rugs, blankets, an extra dog lead, frisbees etc. that can make your life easier when you are on the go.’



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