Karin is a naturally born organizing fanatic. She learned the importance of an organized life as a child from her mother and grandmothers.
But, it was only after a career as a clinical psychotherapist and a director of healthcare finance that she began to pursue her true passion as an organizational consultant.
She founded The Serene Home with the intention of helping others create a life that is more relaxed, productive and contented. She also designs and stages home interiors with an emphasis on creating more profitable real estate transactions and more beautiful home environments.
She has studied under Marie Kondo and is one of the few certified KonMari consultants outside of Japan. She is also a certified member of NAPO, the National Organization of Professional Organizers, and RESA, the Real Estate Stagers Association
She has a MSW from the University of Kansas, her home state, and a MBA from Fordham University.
October 15th, 2019 | 8 mins 32 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode explores kids, home, work and daily routines!
October 8th, 2019 | 32 mins 10 secs
Craig Selinger is a New York State licensed language therapist and founder and CEO of Themba Tutors, providing accessible tutoring and executive functioning coaching for all learners in their home, school and work environments.
October 1st, 2019 | 39 mins 51 secs
Today, we speak with Meghan Leahy; author, parenting coach and Washington Post columnist about raising your kids with confidence, patience and even joy!
September 24th, 2019 | 29 mins 41 secs
konmari fundamentals, money
Co-hosts Kristyn and Karin explore how investing in tidying up pays you back in obvious and unique ways that impact your life and your legacy.
September 17th, 2019 | 36 mins 54 secs
Cami Galles, singer-songwriter and performing artist, explores the fact that music is sound organized in time and universally impacts our mood, memory, and productivity in so many different ways.
September 10th, 2019 | 32 mins 18 secs
Tia Fagan introduces us to Conscious Parenting, a philosophy that encourages parents to wake up so to speak and ask themselves "why are they trying so desperately to control their child’s destiny?"
September 3rd, 2019 | 9 mins 45 secs
Spark Joy podcast is two years old! In celebration of our anniversary enter to win one of several prizes to mark this major milestone.
August 27th, 2019 | 22 mins 48 secs
client success stories, konmari impact stories
Single mom Amy DeCillo walks through how her 15 hour KonMari tidying experience impacted her family and the benefits of working with a KonMari Consultant along the way.
August 20th, 2019 | 42 mins 30 secs
Eliette and Marieke Staub of Clarity Home Detox join us to discuss the joy of tidying and their role as official lecturers and educators for KonMari Media, Inc.
August 13th, 2019 | 30 mins 6 secs
konmari fundamentals, stress management
Co-hosts Kristyn and Karin explore how disorganized environments contribute to stress and anxiety AND how stress and anxiety contribute to disorganization.
August 6th, 2019 | 30 mins 44 secs
Laura Swartzbaugh of Laura Scout Coaching shares the secret sauce to living a meaningful, engaging, and joyous life.
July 30th, 2019 | 27 mins 46 secs
closet joy, fashion, lifestyle
Ania Schwartzman, PhD, The Fashionologist, helps us understand the value of using the clothing we wear as a vehicle to align ourselves with who we are at this very moment in our lives.
July 23rd, 2019 | 11 mins 34 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode will focus on a strategy for post-tidy maintenance we call KonMari Lite.
July 16th, 2019 | 35 mins 29 secs
Who do you have to be in order to live a clutter free life? Guest Jerry Emeka joins us to share how to harness imagination and creativity while letting go of limiting beliefs.
July 9th, 2019 | 38 mins 10 secs
konmari impact stories
Meet Jennifer Vaughn-Estrada, a mom who won a tidying Lesson with Marie Kondo!
July 2nd, 2019 | 27 mins 59 secs
konmari fundamentals, motivating others
Co-hosts Kristyn and Karin take a deep dive into how to motivate others to tidy and the importance of considering the role of others you share your space with during your KonMari tidying journey.