When "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" was published in 2011, author Marie Kondo thrust household chores into the spotlight - in a good way - with her helpful "KonMari Method" for cleaning and organisation.
In 2019, thanks to Kondo's Netflix series, "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," the method has reached an even wider audience.
Homes were decluttered; lives were changed. Few, perhaps, were changed more than that of Jenny Albertini, who left her US government diplomat job to become a professional organizer. Albertini read Kondo's book and set out to become a KonMari practitioner herself. In 2016, she became Washington, DC's first certified KonMari Method consultant, after passing a three-day training course and completing 50 hours of practicum work.
Helping people organise their lives at home is Albertini's main objective, but the KonMari Method can also be helpful on the road.
"I think that having done the method in your home first makes it easier to then do something like pack for a trip," Albertini said.