Spark Joy

Hosted by KonMari Consultants: Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci

About the show

Welcome to Spark Joy, co-hosted by certified KonMari Consultants Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci. Spark Joy is the podcast dedicated to celebrating the KonMari Method and the transformative power of surrounding yourself with joy; and letting go of the all the rest.

Made popular by Marie Kondo, author of the bestselling book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, the KonMari Method is a revolutionary professional organizing technique and way of life. Join us as we explore the world of KonMari and how the method impacts your home, health, wealth, family and well being.

Each week Spark Joy engages thought leaders and innovators in the KonMari universe. We share our experiences as KonMari Consultants, working with clients from all walks of life: families, empty nesting folks downsizing, young people setting up their first homes, and others. Look forward to practical tidy tips that will help you execute your own KonMari journey with ease and joy.

Spark Joy wants to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at, email us at to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via @sparkjoypodcast.Thanks for tuning in, and we hope your day sparks joy!

NOTE: Spark Joy the podcast is not endorsed by or affiliated with KonMari Media, Inc. The opinions expressed on the show's episodes represent the views of the co-hosts and guests alone, and do not represent the corporate position of KonMari Media, Inc or the KonMari consultant community.

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  • Ep 37 | The True Cost of Clutter

    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.

  • Ep 36 | The Tao of Self Confidence with Sheena Yap Chan

    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.

  • Ep 35 | How to Launch an Organized Business with Alaia Williams

    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.

  • Ep 34 | Incremental Minimalism with Stephanie Seferian

    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.

  • Ep 33 | How to Become a KonMari Consultant

    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.

  • Ep 32 | Transcending Joy: The Global Impact of Clutter with Evan Zislis

    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.

  • Ep 31 | Shopaholic No More with Dr. April Benson

    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.

  • Ep 30 | Simply B Organized with Laurie Palau

    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.

  • Ep 29 | Tidy vs. Clean

    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.

  • Ep 28 | Health and Wellness: Self-Care and Chinese Medicine with Brodie Welch

    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.

  • Ep 27 | Meet KonMari Translator Yuno Imai

    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.

  • Ep 26 | If It Doesn't Challenge You, It Doesn't Change You with Sarah Williams

    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.

  • Ep 25 | KonMari Myths and Missteps

    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.

  • Ep 24 | Possessed: The Artist Who Painted Joy with Jaye Schlesinger

    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."

  • Ep 23 | FamilyPrenuer! Raising Business Savvy Kids with Meg Brunson

    February 6th, 2018  |  33 mins 52 secs
    books, business, children, entrepreneur, facebook, family, familypreneur, future, home, homelife, kids, kondo, konmari, konmari consultants, marketing, mom, mother, organization, parents, podcast

    Meg Brunson, multi-passionate mama and former Facebook employee shares tips on how to provide a better life for her family through entrepreneurship.

  • Ep 22 | Inspire Someone Daily: Broken Little Pieces with Kizmat Tention

    January 30th, 2018  |  34 mins 52 secs
    birth order, broken little pieces change, childhood, emotions, identity, inspiration, kizmat tention, konmari, konmari consultants, life decisions, loss, marie kondo, marriage, masks, organization, siblings, tidying

    Kizmat Tention, super mom by day, super wife by night, helps us take off our masks to find our authentic self.