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.
February 4th, 2020 | 24 mins 36 secs
apps, health tracking, home organizing, konmari, organization, productivity, professional organizer, time management, tools
Today’s KonMari Quick Tips episode is all about tracking habits that spark joy.
January 28th, 2020 | 31 mins 41 secs
consultants, decor, home buying, home selling, home staging, konmari, linda leyble, organizing, real estate
Guest Linda Leyble, founder of A Beautiful Staged Home, explores the intersection of a clutter free staged home and KonMari and shares tips to help you stage to sell.
January 21st, 2020 | 28 mins 13 secs
Kiki & Jax co-author and illustrator Salina Yoon joins us to discuss her collaboration with Marie Kondo, exploring the intersection of tidying and friendship for kids.
January 14th, 2020 | 47 mins 48 secs
hobbies, konmari, konmari consultant, marie kondo, organization, sentimental, spark joy, tidy, tidy up
Today, we explore the mindset and reasoning behind holding onto things because they represent a particular dream, goal, or investment that has been left unfulfilled or incomplete.
January 7th, 2020 | 29 mins 1 sec
Arika Clark Alejo, founder of ThriveEpic, joins us to help us vision board our way into the new year!
December 31st, 2019 | 55 mins 17 secs
Co-hosts Kristyn and Karin share KonMari inspired storage solutions and tools you can use to uplevel your space and honor the things you love.
December 24th, 2019 | 47 mins 54 secs
Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin debuts her latest book, "Outer Order, Inner Calm," as we explore the intersection of happiness, joy and order.
December 17th, 2019 | 36 mins 59 secs
How to plan and organize the activities associated with tidying up. If you started to tidy, tackled clothes clothing or other categories, but quickly found other life priorities got in the way, then this is the show for you!
December 10th, 2019 | 47 mins 45 secs
[SPOILERS INCLUDED] We review the premiere of Netflix's original series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo," covering episodes that sparked joy and sharing thoughts on the show from the KonMari Consultant perspective.
December 3rd, 2019 | 38 mins 38 secs
Welcome to the 2019 Spark Joy highlights show! Thank you again for listening and we're looking forward to sparking more joy in 2020!
November 26th, 2019 | 14 mins 33 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode will prepare you for the busiest shopping days of the year by shifting your focus on mindful shopping and gift giving.
November 19th, 2019 | 29 mins 13 secs
health, lifestyle, wellness
Christina Lustig, Founder & Lead Planner of To The Nines Events, joins us to explore tips for sparking joy when it comes to holiday entertaining.
November 12th, 2019 | 32 mins 14 secs
finances, health, lifestyle, wellness
Jen Smith author and creator of modernfrugality.com explores how to follow your journey to paying off debt and reaching other big financial goals.
November 5th, 2019 | 42 mins 50 secs
book review, konmari fundamentals, minimalism
How would your life change if your digital world were clutter free?
October 29th, 2019 | 22 mins 30 secs
We know the process of getting organized can be discouraging at times and sometimes you may feel like giving up. If this sounds like you, or if you just want to get some additional encouragement and support as you tidy up, this episode is for you.
October 22nd, 2019 | 31 mins 33 secs
Paula Rizzo is a best-selling author and Emmy-award winning television producer. She’s produced health, wellness, and lifestyle segments with a range of top experts in the health and wellness field.