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.
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.
April 23rd, 2019 | 46 mins 6 secs
intuition, letting go of fear
Caitlin V. Neal, sex and relationship coach, helps us tap into the power of intuition when making minor and major decisions about our home and our life.
April 16th, 2019 | 38 mins 20 secs
organizing professionals, productivity expert
Brad Stulberg, author of The Passion Paradox, turns our attention to how we can KonMari our mind and our calendars to improve our performance and more intentionally explore our interests.
April 9th, 2019 | 29 mins 32 secs
konmari consultant; impact stories
Spark Joy co-hosts cover the 2019 KonMari Consultant Meetup as Marie Kondo and her team greets hundreds of certified KonMari Consultants and trainees gathering for a joyful weekend in New York City.
April 2nd, 2019 | 27 mins 15 secs
Scott Marschall of Morgan Manhattan Moving shares tips and strategies for making your move less stressful. Listen as we combine his years of experience in the moving industry with KonMari principles.
March 26th, 2019 | 28 mins 33 secs
Becky May, fellow KonMari Consultant, helps us explore the best ways to make your next moving experience spark joy.
March 19th, 2019 | 14 mins 19 secs
art work, children, clothing, families, kids, konmari, marie kondo, organizing, tidying up, tips
KonMari Quick Tips! Every few weeks, we dedicate an episode to quick tips around a particular topic requested by a Spark Joy listener.
This week KonMari Quick Tips episode is dedicated to tidying with kids! KonMari’ing with kids presents its own special opportunities and challenges, but it can be done and can even be fun!
March 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 49 secs
books, konmari categories
Robin Mitchell Cranfield, a graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in book design for art galleries and children’s books, shares her thoughts on the KonMari book category.