“Tidying is just a tool, not the final destination. The true goal should be to establish the lifestyle you want most once your house has been put in order.”
— Marie Kondo

Hello and Welcome! 

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We are Ashley and Jane, organizing coaches and enthusiasts.

Co-workers and friends since 2010, we met teaching fitness in Houston, TX and have shared a passion for helping others achieve their health and wellness goals for a long time.

Our transition into the professional organizing world began when Ashley discovered the KonMari Method. Her wonderful results led her to become Houston’s first certified KonMari Consultant and to found Simply Maven.

Inspired by Ashley’s new interest, Jane was Simply Maven’s very first client. The process was so impactful that two years later, Jane began her own KonMari Certification journey and joined Simply Maven as co-owner.

Connected through our core values of simplicity, positivity, and gratitude, we also complement each other with our differences. Ashley is the dreamer, while Jane keeps our team grounded. This dynamic enables our partnership to keep getting better with time, just like a fine wine -- which we both enjoy after a long day of tidying! 

Thanks for being here and learning our story. We hope we get the chance to know you more as well!

With joy and gratitude,

Jane and Ashley

Let go of stress. Find time and ease. Choose joy.

Simply Maven's services help you explore your relationships to your things, values, and what you most desire from life. By participating in the process, find freedom to pursue your passions, spend time with loved ones, or engage in whatever creates a more joy-filled life.

 

KonMari™ Tidying Lessons

You and your consultant work side by side to declutter and reorganize your space. Start with just one lesson, or ask about a packages for a full home clean out.

 

Speaking and Workshops

Simply Maven founder, Ashley Barber, is a select member of the KonMari Speaker’s Circle, approved by Marie Kondo’s company KonMari Media Inc. An experienced public speaker and educator, she is available for a variety of speaking events, public and private. Bring more organizing and time-management knowledge to your employees, clients, or community, by having Simply Maven speak at your next event, or join us for an upcoming event.

 

Not sure where to start? Let’s Chat!

Click below to schedule a complimentary 30min phone call for you to describe your challenges and tell us about your vision and goals. Together we will devise a plan best suited for you and get you started on your path to decluttering, organizing, and living joyfully! 

 
I am really enjoying the new closet space and being able to see everything! It has already made such a difference.
— A.D.
Working with Ashley organizing my home was life changing for me! Ashley is absolutely lovely to work with and sends out a peaceful energy that is so welcoming to all our busy lives!

Going through this process has given me a new sense of thoughtfulness and appreciation for my material items and how they relate to my overall mental happiness and well being.
I now have a sense of lightness and peace about letting go of anything holding me back or weighing me down. Less clutter and more awareness to being grateful for all I have!
When your home is organized you can enjoy everything with more clarity and joy. Organizing my home created this wonderful feeling of freedom. I cannot say enough good things overall about Ashley and this process, thank you Ashley! I look forward to following up with you and learning even more!
— Jane M.
“[G]etting dressed in the morning has been amazing! I am more decisive, less stressed and everything is in its place. I’m so relieved 🤗🙌🏻”
— Jessica H.
Believe it or not I think about you daily! And your name comes up weekly!

Tidying up, unpacking suitcases, preparing for a party, or guest - the house is very workable!! We are all loving it!!...[W]e’re all enjoying the KonMari life thanks to all your wonderful direction. It was well worth having you over multiple times to help us plan out the next attack or to work problem areas.
— C.R.
I can’t say enough about Simply Maven. It has made my life so much more peaceful and comfortable. Even though I am blessed to live in this house, at times, it became exhausting and stressful to live here. I really needed a kick start into changing how I lived. This really was not about being more organized. I feel like I am an organized person who does not like clutter. It was how I was organizing and learning to let go of the things that no longer served me that needed to change. Ashley did just that for me.

Ashley knew my schedule has been limited and yet she was able to fully commit and work with me. We are doing this one room at a time and I will say that after each room has completed its transformation, I sit in the space after Ashley leaves just to take it all in. One of my boys was a part of the last transformation and 6 weeks later, he still loves his room and has managed to keep it the way Ashley left it.

This peace of mind was not just for me but for my entire family. Ashley really is a maven and I highly recommended her to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better!!
— Chau N.
Closet is wonderful, glorious, amazing... I have a hard time picking a superlative for it! First laundry session had me a bit nervous and it took me some practice to fold but I got the hang of it. It seems you were 100% correct about having less stuff = easier to take care of what I do have. [My husband] was inspired to halfway move some of his stuff to the other side lol.
— A.M.
 
 

Ashley teaches Derrick and Courtney how to tidy a junk drawer! Click to watch the full segment.

Ashley teaches Derrick and Courtney how to tidy a junk drawer! Click to watch the full segment.

Ashley shares tips on how to let go of the items that no longer spark joy. Click to watch the full segment.

Ashley shares tips on how to let go of the items that no longer spark joy. Click to watch the full segment.

Ashley goes over the basics of the KonMari Method and demos some folding tips. Click to watch full segment.

Ashley goes over the basics of the KonMari Method and demos some folding tips. Click to watch full segment.