Sarit Sela, fellow KonMari Consultant, shares her favorite minimalist inspired buying and shopping strategies that can enhance your KonMari journey and help you maintain a clutter free lifestyle. Sarit Sela is a minimalist mom, Bronze certified KonMari consultant and visual storyteller. She is an Israeli living in Stockholm, Sweden for the last 8 years and is the founder of Minimalist Me, Her mission is to bring a creative, visual world of minimalism, scandinavian design and KonMari to her clients. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast. Join The Spark Joy Club today! In this episode, you’ll enjoy: -Learning how and why Sarit became a KonMari Consultant How minimalism has played an important role in Sarit’s personal journey and in her work with clients What minimalism means to Sarit. It’s not what you may think! Sarit's method of working with her clients using the KonMari Method and minimalism How it's not about the number of things you own in any category. It's important to not focus on the number but on the joy and use of the items to YOU The challenges, and JOYS, of being a mom in our consumerist culture and how to help your children be more focused and mindful How Sarit has navigated setting up her business in both Sweden and Israel and the differences in both cultures when it comes to tidying What makes a good KonMari Consultant in Sarit’s view Sarit's favorite tidying tip: "It's important that when you open your wardrobe and feel that it is pretty to look at. It's not about the number of clothes but that you put things around you that spark joy." What sparks joy for Sarit: "Soon, I will be in Tel Aviv to lead a workshop on minimalism. It's going to be one of the biggest events I have done so far." Sarit’s parting words of wisdom: "Many people are concerned with the habits of others in their homes. But I have found that if you change your habits, you will be able to help others." To connect with Sarit, visit her websits and blog Mimialist Me or follow her on Instagram Gems: "You will know exactly what you need and don't need. It must work for you." "Combining the two things, KonMari and miinimalism, was something that felt unique." "Who needs five boxes of pasta at any one time?" "I think there are two things to teach kids. The first is to learn to tidy and the second is to carefully chose the things they want in their lives." "It's so important for a KonMari Consultant to have compassion." You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of TidySpecial Guest: Sarit Sela.