Marina Ramalho is a certified KonMari Consultant.
Marin wants to share the satisfaction of a colour coded coat closet; the zen of a de-junked junk drawer, and the sheer joy that comes from a clutter-free home.
Marina's interest in home organization stemmed from stints as a nanny in homes across Europe, the United States and Canada. Her intimate view into family relations revealed the powerful, and often negative, role that "stuff" can play in the home. Whether it's battles over messy rooms or massive credit card statements, the accumulation and storage of more and more seemed to lead to less and less happiness.
It wasn't until reading Japanese author Marie Kondo's best selling book,The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up that Marina realized the solution to this problem. The KonMari Method, as it's known, provides a step-by-step method to liberation from accumulation.
In August 2016 in New York City, Marina joined the first-ever cohort of non-Japanese trainees in the KonMari Method. The course, taught by Marie Kondo and her lead Japanese trainer, provided over 25 hours of instruction and is the first step in becoming an official KonMari Consultant. Marina became fully certified in November 2016.
Marina, a resident of Vancouver, Canada has a Degree in Communications from the University of Rio Grande de Norte in Brazil and has completed courses at Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.