“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
 
 Photo: Billy Morquecho

Photo: Billy Morquecho

 photo: Ruddock Visuals

photo: Ruddock Visuals

Hi there! 

As a health and wellness professional focusing on fitness for the last decade, I have always had a passion for helping others work towards their goals to improve their health and well-being. With the birth of my son in 2016, I was inspired to set my own home in order to make space for a whole new area of life. Through participating in my own tidying festival, guided by Marie Kondo's first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was able to take full stock of what was most valuable to me and began creating the life I've always wanted.  In 2016 I began training to become the first KonMari Consultant in Houston, TX, and started Simply Maven in 2017. As an organizing coach, my mission is to guide you through your own tidying festival so you can take the first steps towards creating the joyful life you envision for yourself!

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Ashley Barber

KonMari Consultant
Yoga Instructor + lululemon Ambassador
Organizing Coach + Owner, Simply Maven

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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.
 
 

The KonMari Method™

 

Simply Maven's mission is to help others create the life they envision for themselves, working from the outside in.  As a certified KonMari Consultant, Ashley works with clients in their homes and through accountability programs to implement the KonMari Method™ of decluttering and reorganizing their possessions. 

The KonMari Method™ was created by famous tidying consultant Marie Kondo, known for her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and other books , as well as her unique folding methods. The method promotes keeping items that "spark joy" while discarding what does not. The results are less stress in clients' lives and more time and energy to pursue their passions, spend time with loved ones, or engage in whatever creates a joy-filled life. 

 

 Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo