Marina Ramalho


Marina 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 began during her time 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 book details a system known as the KonMari Method which provides a step-by-step process to liberate yourself 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 was led by Marie Kondo and her senior Japanese trainer. After months of training and apprenticeship, Marina became fully certified in November 2016.  While she has decided to formally step away from the KonMari organization in 2018, she still retains the lessons and wisdom of Marie Kondo and the method.

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.