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.
March 5th, 2019 | 47 mins 35 secs
authors, organizers, productivity
Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin debuts her latest book, "Outer Order, Inner Calm," as we explore the intersection of happiness, joy and order.
February 26th, 2019 | 36 mins 41 secs
joy journal, konmari, konmari consultants, organization, professional organizer, tidying up with marie kondo
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!
February 19th, 2019 | 21 mins 41 secs
Taking to the road alone is a brave decision. We're exploring solo traveling with award-winning writer, podcaster, and solo female travel specialist Gemma Thompson.
February 12th, 2019 | 36 mins 38 secs
Feng Shui Master, Laura Cerrano shares her expertise in bringing your KonMari tidying in alignment with the principles of Feng Shui.
February 5th, 2019 | 14 mins 28 secs
Spark Joy podcast co-hosts release a very special tool for listeners to extend their tidying experience!
January 29th, 2019 | 35 mins 34 secs
fitness, konmari consultant
Ashley Barber, Houston's first KonMari Consultant, shares tips on how to align your KonMari tidying event and lifestyle with your fitness aspirations.
Ep 68 | Behind the Scenes: Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" with Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem
January 22nd, 2019 | 27 mins 2 secs
konmari consultants, netflix, review
Fellow KonMari Consultants Tricia Fidler and Jane Grodem share what it was like to work behind the scenes as assistants on Netflix's "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."
January 15th, 2019 | 47 mins 27 secs
konmari consultants, netflix, review
[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.
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.