KonMari Consultant Kadra Pixton joins us to share how she tidied her family of seven with the help of another consultant, which inspired her to become one herself. Kadra loves helping overwhelmed families transform their homes into peaceful spaces that facilitate connection. She is a Certified KonMari Consultant as well as Mama to 5 young daughters ages 3-10. She is a writer, an artist, and she loves exploring nature near her home in the Pacific Northwest. 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. Book a custom Virtual Tidying Experience with For the Love of Tidy Join The Spark Joy Club today! In this episode, you’ll enjoy: How Kadra’s home went from a “disaster” to Joy Sparking! Managing the challenge of 5 children, a job and a busy home. Kadra’s work with a KonMari consultant using the Marathon Method-doing the tidying festival within a very short amount of time. Why Kadra decided to become a KonMari consultant. How Kadra brings joy to her clients in unexpected ways. Kadra’s tips for tidying with kids. How to set a spatial limitation on kid’s belongings. Kadra's favorite organizing tip: Everyone should have a power spot. Create a space that you control and maintain. If you have a space that’s just yours, a small spot that energizes you, it can begin to spread throughout your entire home. What's sparking the most joy for Kadra: Simplicity-the pandemic has forced us to KonMari our time and our relationships. We have become more thoughtful about the time we spend and who we spend it with, because we had to. It has helped us think more clearly. Kadra's parting words of wisdom: Make the investment in yourself-find an accountability partner OR better yet, consider a life-changing experience with a KonMari consultant. You can find Kadra on Facebook and Instagram Gems: “We did the KonMari marathon 7 hours a day for 9 days with a KonMari consultant!” “There’s a lot of fear over not having enough lately, but if we focus on abundance and love, we will have what we need.” “It’s important for the parents to do the process first. Because then you will understand the method more and will be less likely to get overwhelmed.” The Spark Joy Anniversary Give-A-Way contest prizes! Win one of three bundles consisting of Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up, signed by Marie Kondo, a fifty dollar gift certificate to the KonMari Shop to select your own Joy Sparking gift, and a two-hour Virtual Tidying Session from For the Love of Tidy! Three lucky winners will receive a bundle of all these prizes! To be eligible for all of the prizes above, all you need to do is head over to: www.sparkjoypodcast.com/itunes for detailed instructions on how to leave a review via iTunes. Once there, follow the Apple Podcast instructions to leave us a rating and review in iTunes to help us reach more ears, minds, and hearts. Most important step: Send an email to: email@example.com letting us know you left us a review and what screen name you left it under. This will act as your official entry. Don’t forget this step! It is the only way we can officially log you as entered into the contest. Submit your star rating and review by November 24, 2020. We’ll announce the winners during our season finale “Best of” show that will air on December 1st. **Contest runs from September 1 to November 24, 2020.* Winners will be announced during our Best of 2020 show on December 1, 2020*** You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of TidySpecial Guest: Kadra Pixton.