Hi, I am Gemma Quinn, Australia’s first certified KonMari consultant and a KonMari Media Inc Evaluator. I am passionate about providing personalized solutions to life organization, and have a genuine interest in people, their lifestyle, their space and attachment to objects. I also love good design, and beautiful things.
As a home and life organizational consultant, I am here to help you manage life’s operational challenges so that daily life can flow with ease, and you can really concentrate more on the things you find the most important. I use the KonMari method, but am mindful of human-centred design principles, to help you promote order, good processes for day-to-day tasks, and reduce stress and conflict about the running of the household.
My approach draws upon over 15 years of experience in business operations and human resources management within design and creative industries. I have excelled in my work with leading teams to work together more effectively and efficiently, in some rather complex workplace cultures. What I found most exciting from these experiences was being able to connect with people, help them become better organized, and ultimately, become happier as individuals and as teams.
Both my work experiences and my own life experiences have led me to develop a home and life organizational consultancy. I know in my own life that tidying up and de-cluttering is about so much more than clearing out excess objects and having tidy drawers. The impact is much deeper, and affects your mind, body, and behavior. I find it an honour and privilege to be in a position where I can assist others to experience these benefits in their own homes and lives. Read my story here
Enchanted with organizing since her childhood, Marie Kondo began her tidying consultant business as a 19-year-old university student in Tokyo. Today, Marie is a renowned tidying expert helping people around the world to transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration. Her KonMari Method™, introduced in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (a global phenomenon that has sold more than ten million copies in over forty countries), is a way of life inspired by a single question: Does this item spark joy? The answer points the way to a life filled only with the items we truly cherish.
Marie has been featured on more than fifty major Japanese television and radio programs as well as in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Vogue Magazine, the Ellen Show, the Rachael Ray Show and many more. She has also been listed as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
The KonMari Method™
DOES IT SPARK JOY?
The KonMari Method™ is a state of mind – and a way of life – that encourages cherishing the things that spark joy in one’s life. Belongings are acknowledged for their service – and thanked before being let go, should they no longer spark joy. People around the world are drawn to this philosophy not only due to its effectiveness, but also because it places great importance on being mindful, introspective and optimistic.
THE KONMARI™ PHILOSOPHY
01 Commit yourself to tidying up
02 Imagine your ideal life
03 Finish letting go first
04 Tidy by category, not location
05 Follow the right order
06 Ask yourself if it sparks joy
The Power To Transform Lives
The decision to pursue what sparks joy extends far beyond its first application in home tidying: It often opens the door for greater self-discovery and fulfilment. After a thorough tidying session, one of Gemma's clients quit her job and started a new business. Another client shared that she felt comfortable travelling the world by herself - something she never thought she could do. Yet another client declared she went through such a dramatic change – moving on from a relationship that no longer sparked joy – that it transformed her entire life.