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.
May 29th, 2018 | 35 mins 5 secs
be more with less, capsule wardrobe, courtney carver, konmari, marie kondo, minimalism, organization, project 333, tidying
Closet Joy Part 2 of 3. Our guest, Courtney Carver, shares minimalist wardrobe tips centered around 33 pieces that will help you be more with less.
May 22nd, 2018 | 26 mins 43 secs
blogging, capsule wardrobe, fashion, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, minimalism, organization, petite, self-confidence, spark joy, style script
Closet Joy Part 1 of 3. Our guest, Dr. Jessica Louie, is an entrepreneur, critical care pharmacist, and assistant professor. She is the founder and CEO of Petite Style Script and Find Your Script.
May 15th, 2018 | 44 mins 43 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.
May 8th, 2018 | 35 mins 12 secs
konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, minimalism, organization, self-confidence, spark joy, visualization
Self confidence is one of those things that some people seem to be born with while others struggle and struggle, feeling confident some days and completely defeated the next. It can feel very elusive, but our guest today absolutely that believes self confidence can grow and flourish in all of us.
May 1st, 2018 | 48 mins 37 secs
alaia williams, business, clutter, entrepreneur, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, organize, spark joy, tidying
Alaia Williams, business systems analyst, shares tips on calming any chaos that exists in your business so you can make more money while focusing on the things you love.
April 24th, 2018 | 33 mins 13 secs
children, family, home, homelife, kids, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, low waste living, minimalism, mom, podcast, sustainabilty decluttering
Living a responsibly sustainable life while raising a young family is definitely a challenge. Join us this week as we learn about one mom’s journey to a joyful, minimalist home.
April 17th, 2018 | 59 mins 6 secs
business, consulting, entrepreneurship, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, professional organizer, seminar, tidying
Karin and Kristyn share their insights on the KonMari consultant certification process. Listen as they discuss how and why they became consultants and whether the KonMari consultant life is right for you.
April 10th, 2018 | 49 mins 28 secs
clutter, clutter revolution, evan zislis, global impact, good company, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, spark joy, tidying
Evan Zislis, professional organizer and social entrepreneur, sparks a clutter free revolution by looking at consumption through a lens of fair trade, social justice, and environmental sustainability.
April 3rd, 2018 | 36 mins 37 secs
addiction, clutter, dr. benson, konmari, konmari consultants, marie kondo, organization, shopaholic no more, shopping, spark joy, tidying
Dr. Benson, a leading expert in compulsive buying disorder, joins us to discuss the connection between clutter, consumption, and addictive shopping behaviors.
March 27th, 2018 | 35 mins 41 secs
cleaning tips, konmari, konmari consultants, laurie palau, marie kondo, organization, simply b organizing, tidying
Laurie Palau presents an insightful approach to organizing with an emphasis on the emotional aspects of clutter along with her practical tips for managing the things in your home.
March 20th, 2018 | 28 mins 59 secs
cleaning tips, for the love of tidy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, mel robbins, organization, spring clean, the serene home, tidying
Karin and Kristyn explore the relationship between tidying and cleaning - two activities that help you restore your home to a place of honor and joy.
March 13th, 2018 | 37 mins 50 secs
acupuncture, balance, breathing, brodie welch, chinese medicine, energy, health, herbs, holistic health, home, konmari, self care, spark joy, spirit, wellness, wellness coach
Living your KonMari lifestyle includes a focus on health, wellness and self-care. Our guest today is Eastern medicine practitioner, Brodie Welch.
March 6th, 2018 | 21 mins 8 secs
books, childrens, japanese, konmari, marie kondo, organization, podcast, translator, trevor and me, yuno imai
Yuno Imai shares what it's like to translate for Marie Kondo and what inspired her to write a children's book based on her joyful life experiences.
February 27th, 2018 | 39 mins 57 secs
athletics, climbing, for the love of tidy, goal setting, goals, hiking, home, home organization, inspiration, joy, karin socci, konmari, konmari consultants, konmari method, kristyn ivey, marie kondo, motivation, organization, overcoming obstacles, podcast, running, sarah williams, spark joy, the serene home, tidying, tough girl challenge
Join us as we speak with Sarah Williams of Tough Girl Challenges about her journey, her work and get her take on how to move toward being the person you want to be.
February 20th, 2018 | 55 mins 43 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.
February 13th, 2018 | 22 mins 17 secs
art exhibit, artist, books, home, jaye schlesinger, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, michigan, minimalism, minimalist, oil painting, organization, podcast, possessed, possessions, sparks joy, still life
Artist Jaye Schlesinger paints the 380 objects that remained after committing to decluttering her home and life for her exhibit "Possessed."