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One mom is ‘simplifying Raleigh’ one house at a time with inspiration from Marie Kondo

Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editorMay 27, 2019

Marie Kondo has inspired millions to organize their homes and lives using her Konmarie method for tidying up and finding joy.

For Alison Bentley, who lives in Raleigh with her husband and two kids, Kondo has inspired her to launch a business this year. Through Simplify Raleigh, Bentley, who has studied with Kondo herself, guides her clients on their own journeys to tidy up and find joy.

Go Ask Mom: Were you always organized?

Alison Bentley: In a lot of ways my organization was a survival mechanism for a chaotic childhood. We moved 18 times in 20 years and the only way to maintain calm was to have items organized and just so. We might be living in a different house, but I would know where my things were.

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