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 23rd, 2018 | 38 mins 45 secs
baby boomers, konmari, konmari consultants, margareta magnusson, marie kondo, organization, the gentle art of swedish death cleaning, tidying
Karin and Kristyn explore the Swedish art of death cleaning and how it integrates with the KonMari lifestyle.
January 16th, 2018 | 39 mins 29 secs
alex erickson, apartment, change, entrepreneur, konmari, konmari consultants, life decisions, marie kondo, marriage, new york, organization, tidying
Karin's client, Alex Erickson, found a new career path amongst his clutter and is now a practicing KonMari Consultant trainee.
January 9th, 2018 | 41 mins 31 secs
breathing room, decluttering, for the love of tidy, hoarders, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, marie kondo, melva green, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
Dr. Melva Green, author, psychiatrist, and spiritual healer as seen on A&E's hit show “Hoarders” discusses the importance of making breathing room as you declutter mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
January 2nd, 2018 | 44 mins
ben franklin circle, konmari, konmari consultants, life key performance indicators, life kpis, marie kondo, organization, patty morrissey, tidying
Patty Morrissey, KonMari Consultant, shows us how to start the year defining and tracking success on our own terms by combining the power of KonMari, Ben Franklin Circles, and life key performance indicators (KPIs).
December 26th, 2017 | 49 mins 59 secs
basics, categories, family, folding, for the love of tidy, home, home organization, japan, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, organization, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying
An encore presentation of our most popular episode. Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk KonMari basics.
December 19th, 2017 | 41 mins 34 secs
business, clients, clutter, discarding, family, fear, finance, future, hoarding, holidays, home, homelife, japan, joy, komono, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, life hacks, mind reading, organization, paper, passion, past, sentimental, sorting, spark joy, tidying, tips, vision
Karin and Kristyn wind down the year with a look back at some of the shows that made the biggest impact on them and on you, our listeners!
December 12th, 2017 | 39 mins 37 secs
amanda jefferson, christmas, gift giving, holiday, indigo organizing, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, paper management, paper organization, spark joy, stress free, tidying
Amanda Jefferson, KonMari Consultant, shows us how to Delegate, Defer, Diminish, and Delete our way to a stress free holiday season.
December 5th, 2017 | 37 mins 30 secs
closet purge, doug marshall, fashion, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari for men, marie kondo, organization, spark joy, style, tidying
Doug Marshall hesitated to start tidying his closet, but immediately noticed profound changes taking place in his life as he moved through his KonMari tidying event.
November 28th, 2017 | 26 mins 10 secs
brene brown, calm, chaos, children, closets, clothing, clutter, discarding, family, fear, future, gratitude, home, homelife, japan, joy, kim john payne, komono, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, life hacks, lifetimes, mom, mother, organization, paper, parents, past, sentimental, simplicity, sorting, spark joy, tidying, tips, toys, vision
Christine O'Brien's mission is to help moms create calm and joyful lives.
A Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach and KonMari enthusiast with over a decade of experience, Christine coaches women to create home environments that support harmony and connection.
November 21st, 2017 | 33 mins 55 secs
books, closets, clothing, clutter, discarding, family, fear, future, halloween, holidays, home, homelife, japan, joy, komono, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, life hacks, lifetimes, organization, paper, past, sentimental, sorting, spark joy, tidying, tips, vision
Karin and Kristyn discuss the fundamental KonMari question: Does it spark joy?
November 14th, 2017 | 46 mins 24 secs
diane arias, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari kids, konmari summer, marie kondo, mom, organization, spark joy, tidying
Diane Arias, wife and mom of three, strides through the highs and lows of her summertime KonMari tidying event, and shares the life-changing impact it had on her family.
November 7th, 2017 | 38 mins 5 secs
business coaching, jonathan pritchard, konmari, konmari consultants, magic, marie kondo, mentalist, mind reader, organization, spark joy, think like a mind reader, tidying
Jonathan Pritchard, professional mind reader and author, opens his psychological toolkit to help us apply the predictive art of mind reading to reach personal goals across all areas of our life.
October 31st, 2017 | 42 mins 14 secs
art, chicago, family, grief, healing, holy family church htx, houston, japanese philosophy, joy, kintsugi, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, loss, mark nepo, organization, painting, poetry, spark joy, spirituality, teaching, tidying, transformation, travel, wabi sabi, workshops
Lanecia Rouse Tinsley of LAR Art Studio shares her passion for expressive and transformative art forms within the art of Wabi Sabi.
October 24th, 2017 | 22 mins 33 secs
categories, clothing spark joy, clutter, family, five second rule, home, japan, joy, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, mel robbins, organization, paper, thailand, tidying, yoga
Karin and Kristyn discuss how organizing by category can help you keep your home organized and prevent a return to clutter.
October 17th, 2017 | 42 mins 38 secs
categories, coaching, entrepreneur, folding, for the love of tidy, holly southerland, home organization, homes, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, management, marie kondo, organization, paper, personality, podcast, spark joy, the serene home, tidying, waco
Holly Southerland, traveling professional organizer talks taking risks and making bold moves.
October 10th, 2017 | 42 mins 9 secs
architecture, for the love of tidy, homes, interior design, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, lloyd alter, marie kondo, minimalism, mother nature, organization, podcast, spark joy, sustainability, the serene home, tidying, treehugger
Lloyd Alter, architect and design editor of Tree Hugger magazine, helps us understand our changing relationship with our possessions and how the upcoming generation will view design and functionality.