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.
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.
June 25th, 2019 | 23 mins 53 secs
Michell Domke, KonMari Consultant joins us to discuss how we can show up in the world as our authentic self every day.
June 18th, 2019 | 31 mins 39 secs
discard, donate, recycle
Brian Heiser of 1-800-GOT-JUNK discusses what to do with all those big, bulky discards that just aren't going to fit into a few bags for donation.
June 11th, 2019 | 11 mins 45 secs
Today’s Quick Tips episode focuses on packing joyfully for travel year round, no matter the length or purpose of your trip.
June 4th, 2019 | 18 mins 39 secs
konmari consultant, work
Christina Jurges, fellow KonMari Consultant, helps us explore the intersection between KonMari and the our workplace.
May 28th, 2019 | 30 mins 32 secs
health, lifestyle, wellness
Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author of Captivate, joins us to navigate friendships and relationships that may or may not spark joy.
May 21st, 2019 | 54 mins 59 secs
konmari fundamentals, storage
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.
May 14th, 2019 | 36 mins 9 secs
home improvement, interior design
Design Twins Heather and Heidi of Joyful Living join us to discuss their TV Show and book filled with interior design tips that spark joy.
May 7th, 2019 | 32 mins 53 secs
Kim Howard of Howard Homes Chicago helps us turn our attention from the possessions within our homes to the special relationship we have with homes we buy and sell.
April 30th, 2019 | 8 mins 45 secs
konmari quick tips
This week’s KonMari Quick Tips episode is dedicated to Spring Tidying! This is an annual review of your home to address those minor repairs and little improvements that can be made to keep you home and belongings in joyful condition.