Making room for your life
organizing with a purpose
I believe that inspired action that the world needs right now can only come from passionate people. The mission of Bower & Bird is to help you awaken you to your passion, your power, and your purpose through the unlikely path of thoroughly and intentionally organizing your home just once in this life.
With your personal joy as our compass we will trek through the forest of your belongings to find all the things you love and arrange them in an elegant and easy to maintain way--so that you will have no excuses or clutter to hide behind--and the true adventure of your life can begin. I offer my services as your guide, champion, and personal coach. And yes, your home will become organized in the process.
Far beyond minimalism, this work is about creating an abundant and vibrant life that is in alignment with nature itself. My company’s namesake--the bowerbird, has a better grasp on this idea than most people. When he builds an elegant bachelor pad in the forest with a moss lawn covered with treasures to delight the eye, he doesn’t care if you think he has too many iridescent beetle wings. Quite right! I feel the same about my collection wigs and sequined dresses.
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” - Dolly Parton
A HOLISTIC APPROACH
I take a holistic approach to home organization. While working together, we will follow a three step process to take charge of your environment. You cannot control everything in your life, but you can take control of your space, providing yourself the opportunity to reground and reinvigorate your energy.
Let’s start with a subtle energy audit of your home. Why pay for expensive storage solutions or other gimmicks when you can put the space you already have to better, more stream-lined use? I will visit your home and observe it in its natural state. Then, we will make a plan of action toward creating ideal spaces that are tailored to your unique needs.
For those clients who wish to invest in lasting change, I offer my experience and expertise as a Platinum Certified KonMari Consultant. Together, we will declutter and organize you home. During this step of the process, extra support and encouragement is crucial to help you maintain the focus and momentum needed to see your dreams brought to fruition.
Once we have purged your space, we will design the best possible set-up to either house or display all the possessions that are vital to your joyful and peaceful existence. Using my two decades of experience as an architect, I will help you reimagine and/or renovate your space. Together we will transform the home you have into the home you want.
"Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order." - Marie Kondo
Hi, I’m Monika Miller. In 2016 I read Marie Kondo’s Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and did such a thorough job applying her KonMari Method to joy-check and organize my home and life that in the spring of 2018 I became the 111th Certified KonMari Consultant in the world!
Since then I followed my joy to fresh situations, books, and people, all the way to the life I'm meant to be living. I’m passionate about sharing the practical magic of KonMari, the wisdom of nature, and spiritual philosophy.
Here are a few things that make me uniquely suited to do this work.
licensed architect -- I have two decades of experience designing spaces
one top 50 KonMari Consultants in the world based on experience
sustainability - I have a passion and understanding of how our actions influence environmental issues facing our planet. I'm also a LEED-AP
immigrant - I spent my childhood in a communist Poland, this gives me a unique perspective on our relationship to our things and our homes
non-judgemental & empathetic - honey, I've seen it all and I'm not going to be impressed by whatever you think you ought to ashamed of
I may be one of the only home organizers who actually has ADD, this helps me help my clients who also have the condition
I'm an unrepentant maximalist with a sense of humor about this work, check out the INFOMERCIAL I made with my maximalists clients/friends
“As gray, as dreamless as we may strive to be, the passion of our dreams will not stay buried.”
- Julia Cameron, The Artist Way
Monika has helped me clear up my mind, my soul and my house. I really believe that investing in sustainable wellbeing is key to happiness and and success.
Going through the KonMari process with Bower & Bird has radically changed the way that I view my relationship to "stuff." I am more thoughtful about the things I own, and I am more intentional about making my life into what I want it to be.
This has truly been a life changing experience to work with Monika and learn from her, and find a new view on material thing and the energy of my house.