My Interview with Tricia Fidler, a KonMari consultant
I have a great new interview for you! If you have followed me for any length of time, you may remember than I went through a process of purging and organizing my basement studio in our home in Seattle, Washington a few years ago (I think it was 2019). I was overwhelmed with the amount of fabric, craft supplies, and disorganization in my studio space. Being my very own space, and large, no one was being affected by my disorganization except me, so I finally had to realize on my own that something needed to change. Around this time I watched the Netflix series based on Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I had applied some of the concepts to our main living areas, but thought maybe it was time I try and address my studio space. I did a little internet sleuthing and found Tricia Fidler, of Heywood Park Collective in California. Tricia is a gold-certified KonMari consultant and actually worked behind the scenes on the Netflix show and with Marie Kondo directly. We talked virtually, really clicked, and I told her I was a willing student if she could help me apply the methods of KonMari to my studio. I have a few video highlights over on my Youtube Channel of my process.
The process was tiring but worth every single minute. And tidying up my studio and making sense of what I kept well, it’s not a reach to say, it completely changed my business! I have kept the systems that Tricia and I created in place since that original set up. I stay faithful to those systems even now in my Santa Fe studio.
The links to items we mention in the video below-
The IKEA Kallax shelving system I use for my fabric. (Disclaimer- They no longer carry the inserts I show in the video, but they are always updating their options for the Kallax system).
This video I made previously shows you the system for storing my fabric that we came up with originally.
My favorite studio tools (the ones I really use) are all in the studio section of my Amazon shop