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.
January 8th, 2019 | 32 mins 10 secs
goal planning, new year, personal development
Master life coach Laura Kessler helps us manifest our intention and step into our power in the new year through realistic, holistic goal setting, themes, and personal manifestos.
January 1st, 2019 | 39 mins 39 secs
Closet Joy Part 3 of 3. Our guest, Tara Button, helps you curate a mindful life of less throwaway that extends well beyond your closet, ultimately impacting the environment and the global community.
December 25th, 2018 | 54 mins 28 secs
digital clutter, konmari, life of yes, marie kondo, organization, productivity, saya hillman, spark joy, tidy
Our guest, Saya Hillman, helps us answer the question “why not?” instead of “I can’t?” in order to live a Life of Yes℠.
December 18th, 2018 | 45 mins 3 secs
clutter, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, organize, spark joy, tidying, true cost
Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk about 17 obvious and hidden costs associated with living with clutter that is slowly stealing your joy.
December 11th, 2018 | 56 mins 18 secs
catalogchoice, consulting, dmachoice, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, optout prescreen paperkarma, organization, paper, professional organizer, tidying
Today we walk through how we process and joy check paper using the KonMari Method and also how to stop paper that doesn’t spark joy from crowding your mailbox.
December 4th, 2018 | 56 mins 11 secs
basics, criticism, decluttering, for the love of tidy, home, home organization, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, materialism, minimalism, missteps, myth, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
Come along with your hosts, Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci as we explore some of the most common KonMari myths and missteps in today’s Spark Joy Podcast episode.
November 27th, 2018 | 25 mins 10 secs
clutter, consultants, discarding, family, finance, hoarding, holiday, home, joy, komono, kondo, konmari, life hacks, organization, paper, sentimental, sorting, spark joy, tidying, tips, vision
Welcome to the 2018 Spark Joy highlights show! Thank you again for listening and we're looking forward to a 2019 that will Spark Joy!
We hit some huge milestones this year: all in all, we have released 64 episodes, have interviewed 49 guests, we’ve covered all five of the signature KonMari clutter categories. And, we are getting closer to that 500,000 download mark all the time!
November 20th, 2018 | 18 mins 33 secs
culture, gemma quinn, konmari, konmari consultant, marie kondo, organization, spark joy, tidy, travel, worldwide konmari
Australia’s first certified KonMari Consultant and Evaluator shares stories tied to her experience of KonMari around the world.
November 13th, 2018 | 28 mins 28 secs
frank molignano, homeopathy, konmari, marie kondo, medicine, organization, spark joy, the healing narrative, tidy
Frank Molignao helps us to explore the alternative practice of homeopathy as we explore ways to infuse our KonMari homes with more health and wellness.
November 6th, 2018 | 25 mins 34 secs
college student, konmari, marie kondo, marina wakil, organization, spark joy, tidy
Marina Wakil hired Karin to help her execute an intense tidying event for her studio apartment in NYC to make room for her to pursue her passion for culinary studies and journalism.
October 31st, 2018 | 28 mins 45 secs
categories, komono, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, professional organizer
Komono, or miscellaneous items, is quite often the largest clutter category volume wise, so we help you break it down in a way that it manageable and most joyful to explore.
October 23rd, 2018 | 18 mins 56 secs
blog, decorating, design, interior design, konmari, laurel bern, laurel bern interiors, marie kondo, organization, spark joy
Laurel Bern, award winning New York Interior Designer and blogger, shares important and joyful considerations when decorating your home.
October 16th, 2018 | 32 mins 29 secs
chronically disorganized, hoarding, konmari, kristi meyer, marie kondo, organization, spark joy, tidy
Kristi Meyer, KonMari Consultant, shares tips for the chronically disorganized on how to adapt the KonMari Method in a way that results in lasting change.
October 9th, 2018 | 52 mins 56 secs
fi, finance, financial independence, house of fi, konmari, marie kondo, organization, spark joy, tidy
Co-hosts of House of FI podcast join us to explore a simpler path to wealth, shifting our awareness and mindfulness from the pursuit of more stuff to the pursuit of financial freedom.
October 2nd, 2018 | 19 mins 57 secs
books, categories, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, professional organizer
Books form the second signature KonMari Method category. We discuss sorting, organizing, and discarding books and all the challenges and joy along the way.
September 25th, 2018 | 37 mins 20 secs
kids, konmari, konmari consultant, marie kondo, mom, organization, single, spark joy, tidy
Single mom Beth Walker walks through her 60 hour KonMari tidying experience while discussing significant changes in her life and the benefits of working with a KonMari Consultant along the way.