Spark Joy

Spark Joy

www.sparkjoypodcast.com
KonMari Consultants & Co-hosts: Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci
59 | Five Unconventional Rules for the Chronically Disorganized with Kristi Meyer
Oct 16 • 32 min
Kristi Meyer, KonMari Consultant, shares tips for the chronically disorganized on how to adapt the KonMari Method in a way that results in lasting change. Have you ever said to yourself: I’ll never be organized. I’ve been this way all my life. I always…
58 | KonMari + Financial Freedom with House of FI
Oct 9 • 52 min
Co-hosts of House of FI podcast join us to explore a simpler path to wealth, shifting our awareness and mindfulness from the pursuit of more stuff to the pursuit of financial freedom. There’s one thing we know for sure. We put our time, energy, and our…
57 | KonMari Books Category: Building a Library of Joy
Oct 2 • 19 min
Books form the second signature KonMari Method category. We discuss sorting, organizing, and discarding books and all the challenges and joy along the way. If you are just starting out, or want a refresher on how categories work in the KonMari Method,…
56 | How 60 Hours of Tidying Lessons Changed One Single Mom’s Life Forever
Sep 25 • 37 min
Single mom Beth Walker walks through her 60 hour KonMari tidying experience while discussing significant changes in her life and the benefits of working with a KonMari Consultant along the way. Today's guest, Beth Walker, is a single mother of three boys…
55 | Digitizing Your Sentimental Items with Bonnie Shay
Sep 18 • 40 min
Our guest, Bonnie Shay, breaks down solutions for organizing, digitizing, and preserving your most sentimental items. Do you have boxes and boxes of printed photos/movies/slides/memorabilia that you haven't done anything with? Are you overwhelmed with a…
54 | A Productive Digital Clutter Free Life of Yes with Saya Hillman
Sep 11 • 54 min
Our guest, Saya Hillman, helps us answer the question “why not?” instead of “I can’t?” in order to live a Life of Yes℠. Today’s guest challenges us all to think beyond fear and embrace a Life of Yes℠. Saya Hillman started Mac & Cheese Productions℠ in 2004…
53 | Spark Joy GIVEAWAY + Anniversary Show
Sep 4 • 8 min
Win a signed copy of Marie Kondo's tidying sequel "Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up" as we celebrate the one year anniversary of Spark Joy podcast! Giveaway runs September 4 - November 13, 2018. We’re so happy…
52 | Meet the Mom of Four that Built a House of Joy Using YouTube | Cara Brookins
Aug 28 • 42 min
Bestselling author Cara Brookins isn't afraid to think big. Learn how building a 3,500 square foot house with her four children using YouTube helped her change her life and help others reach their highest potential. What’s standing between you and your…
51 | Five Minutes to Fearless with Kay “Ideaignator” Richardson
Aug 21 • 28 min
Kay “Ideaignitor” Richardson shares how to gain confidence and overcome shyness no matter what you’re working towards. Our guest, Kay "Ideaignitor" Richardson describes herself as an ordinary girl from South Florida, but her career has been anything but…
50 | The Future Is Beautiful with Amisha Ghadiali
Aug 14 • 27 min
Our guest today is Amisha Ghadiali. She is the founder and host of The Future is Beautiful podcast and the author of the book by the same name. She also holds retreats combining yoga, meditation and mindfulness. We want to hear from you! Tell us your…
49 | Why Hire a KonMari Consultant?
Aug 7 • 51 min
Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn take a deep dive into the value of hiring a KonMari Consultant to help you get organized for good, save time and money, and avoid general headaches that can come with trying to figure this…
48 | Living Life in the Front Seat with Jessica Butts
Jul 31 • 46 min
Today’s guest, Jessica Butts, is CEO and Founder of Front Seat Life where she helps people be unapologetically who they are in their life, love and business. Jessica is a retired psychotherapist, life and business coach, author of two popular books and…
47 | Nailing DIY with The Nestrs
Jul 24 • 28 min
Sarah Karakaian is all about maximizing the design and function of spaces, especially small ones! For Sarah, it all started on the road as a world-traveling performer in hit Broadway musicals, where the only constant was her thoughtfully compartmentalized…
46 | A RV Life of Joy
Jul 17 • 19 min
KonMari Consultant Brenda Massei, joins us to discuss what it's like living in an Airstream RV and how her family of four sparks joy in a tiny space. Have you ever considered what it would be like to travel the country in an Airstream, living an RV life…
45 | KonMari Paper Category: Cutting Paper Clutter
Jul 10 • 55 min
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. Are you terrified of the paper in your home? Marie Kondo is known for her progressive stance on…
44 | Sell Your Clutter Part III: Virtual Estate Sales with Everything But the House
Jul 3 • 25 min
Part 3 of 3. Jacquie Denny and Brian Graves introduce us to the world of virtual estate sales, a global marketplace of sellers and bidders acquiring and letting go of their belongings at fair market value. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is Part 3 of a three…
43 | Sell Your Clutter Part II: eBay with Linda’s Stuff
Jun 26 • 30 min
Part 2 of 3. Linda Lightman, walks us through the evolution of eBay and how she became the go-to seller for eBay consignments, leaving us with savvy selling tips to help you profit from your items that no longer spark joy. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is…
42 | Sell Your Clutter Part I: Luxury Goods with The RealReal
Jun 19 • 21 min
Part 1 of 3. Skye Lehman, tells us about the world of luxury consignment with The RealReal, how it all works, and how you can make some money with luxury goods that no longer spark joy. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is Part 1 of a three part series…
41 | How to Maintain a Tidy Home Post-KonMari
Jun 12 • 24 min
Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, answer common questions related to maintaining a tidy home and lifestyle. In this episode we'll explore the maintenance aspect of the tidying process and reassure you that permanently tidy…
40 | Closet Joy Part III: Buy It Once with Tara Button
Jun 5 • 39 min
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. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is part three of a three…
39 | Closet Joy Part II: Build Your Capsule Wardrobe with Courtney Carver
May 29 • 35 min
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. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is part two of a three part series dedicated to closet joy. We’ll talk to…
38 | Closet Joy Part I: Find Your Style with Jessica Louie
May 22 • 26 min
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. Today’s episode of Spark Joy is Part one of a three part…
37 | The True Cost of Clutter
May 15 • 44 min
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. In this episode, we attempt to uncover and put a price tag on the hidden costs…
36 | The Tao of Self Confidence with Sheena Yap Chan
May 8 • 35 min
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…
35 | How to Launch an Organized Business
May 1 • 48 min
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. Our guest, Alaia Williams takes her clients from stuck, stalled and struggling with…
34 | Incremental Minimalism with Stephanie Seferian
Apr 24 • 33 min
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. Our guest this week is Stephanie Seferian of Mama Minimalist. Stephanie lives…
33 | How to Become a KonMari Consultant
Apr 17 • 59 min
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. In this episode, we discuss how we discovered…
32 | Transcending Joy: The Global Impact of Clutter with Evan Zislis
Apr 10 • 49 min
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. How does your personal clutter impact the world?…
31 | Shopaholic No More with Dr. April Benson
Apr 3 • 36 min
Dr. Benson, a leading expert in compulsive buying disorder, joins us to discuss the connection between clutter, consumption, and addictive shopping behaviors. No matter how intentional you are with your spark joy decision making, excessive shopping can…
30 | Simply B Organized with Laurie Palau
Mar 27 • 35 min
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. Is your home a hot mess? If the answer is yes you’re going to enjoy today’s…
29 | Tidy vs. Clean
Mar 20 • 28 min
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. In this episode, we usher in spring by discussing the rituals of cleaning and tidying. We also explore…
28 | Health and Wellness: Self-Care and Chinese Medicine with Brodie Welch
Mar 13 • 37 min
Living your KonMari lifestyle includes a focus on health, wellness and self-care. Our guest today is Eastern medicine practitioner, Brodie Welch. Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health…
27 | Meet KonMari Translator Yuno Imai
Mar 6 • 21 min
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. Our guest, Yuno Imai, is a Japanese food and travel writer and copy editor based in LA. In addition to…
26 | If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You with Sarah Williams
Feb 27 • 39 min
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. Sarah is the founder of Tough Girl Challenges, which is an amazing platform for women who…
25 | KonMari Myths and Missteps
Feb 20 • 55 min
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. As the KonMari philosophy has become more and more mainstream, blog posts, magazine articles…
24 | Possessed: The Artist Who Painted Joy with Jaye Schlesinger
Feb 13 • 22 min
Artist Jaye Schlesinger paints the 380 objects that remained after committing to decluttering her home and life for her exhibit "Possessed." Our guest, Jaye Schlesinger, is an award winning artist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who specializes in oil paintings…
23 | FamilyPrenuer! Raising Business Savvy Kids with Meg Brunson
Feb 6 • 33 min
Meg Brunson, multi-passionate mama and former Facebook employee shares tips on how to provide a better life for her family through entrepreneurship. Our guest today is Meg Brunson. Meg is a multi-passionate mama living in Phoenix, AZ with her husband and…
22 | Inspire Someone Daily: Broken Little Pieces with Kizmat Tention
Jan 30 • 34 min
Kizmat Tention, super mom by day, super wife by night, helps us take off our masks to find our authentic self. Super mom by day, super wife by night, and invisible all of the time. This is what happens when you retire the Superhero cape, remove the masks,…
21 | Book Review: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Jan 23 • 38 min
Karin and Kristyn explore the Swedish art of death cleaning and how it integrates with the KonMari lifestyle. In this episode, we review The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. Instead of “does it spark joy,” we explore the…
20 | Hot Mess Organizers: From Client to Consultant with Alex Erickson
Jan 16 • 39 min
Karin's client, Alex Erickson, found a new career path amongst his clutter and is now a practicing KonMari Consultant trainee. Today’s guest is Alex Erickson. Alex is a personal fitness trainer in the process of completing his KonMari consultant…
19 | Don’t Forget to Breathe with Dr. Melva Green
Jan 9 • 41 min
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. Dr. Melva Green is best known for her work on the…
18 | Life KPIs: Measure What Matters with Patty Morrissey
Jan 2 • 44 min
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). Our guest, Patty Morrissey, is a…
Encore! Ep 1 | KonMari 101
Dec 26, 2017 • 49 min
Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk KonMari basics. In this episode, Spark Joy co-hosts take a look at KonMari basics and share their experiences as KonMari Consultants. The history of the KonMari Method along with basic…
17 | Best of 2017: Joyful Show Highlights
Dec 19, 2017 • 41 min
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! During the show, we play some of our favorite clips and talk about the impact they have made on us and how they…
16 | Stress Free Holiday Joy with Amanda Jefferson
Dec 12, 2017 • 39 min
Amanda Jefferson, KonMari Consultant, shows us how to Delegate, Defer, Diminish, and Delete our way to a stress free holiday season. Our guest, Amanda Jefferson, is a certified KonMari Consultant who serves the western suburbs of Philadelphia. After a…
15 | Men KonMari Too with Doug Marshall
Dec 5, 2017 • 37 min
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. Our guest, Doug Marshall, is an entertainment and lifestyle writer, on-camera host, and…
14 | From Chaos to Calm with Christine O’Brien
Nov 28, 2017 • 26 min
Christine O'Brien's mission is to help mom's 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…
13 | Does It Spark Joy?
Nov 21, 2017 • 33 min
Karin and Kristyn discuss the fundamental KonMari question: Does it spark joy? In this episode, we discuss what "spark joy" truly means and how to apply it to your tidying event. We share practical tips on how to build your own personal awareness of joy…
12 | One Mom’s KonMari Summer
Nov 14, 2017 • 46 min
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. Our guest, Diane Arias is a true KonMari mom and one of Kristyn's former clients.…
11 | [Tidy] Like a Mind Reader with Jonathan Pritchard
Nov 7, 2017 • 38 min
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. Our guest, Jonathan Pritchard is a mentalist who appeared on…
10 | The Beautiful Struggle with Lanecia Rouse Tinsley
Oct 31, 2017 • 42 min
Lanecia Rouse Tinsley of LAR Art Studio shares her passion for expressive and transformative art forms within the art of Wabi Sabi. Our guest today is Lanecia Rouse Tinsley. She is an abstract expressionistic artist whose work includes photography,…
9 | Tidying by Location is a Fatal Mistake
Oct 24, 2017 • 22 min
Karin and Kristyn discuss how organizing by category can help you keep your home organized and prevent a return to clutter. In this episode, we begin by sharing what is sparking joy for us today. We discuss the work of Mel Robbins, of The Five Second Rule…
8 | Make Bold Moves with The Traveling Organizer Holly Southerland
Oct 17, 2017 • 42 min
Holly Southerland, traveling professional organizer talks taking risks and making bold moves. Our guest, Holly Southerland is a professional organizer who has been traveling nationwide since 2008 helping families and entrepreneurs get unstuck and find…
7 | Design and the Future of Minimalism with Lloyd Alter
Oct 10, 2017 • 42 min
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. Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger, a…
6 | Declutter Your Path to Wealth with Tess Wicks
Oct 3, 2017 • 47 min
Tess Wicks, personal finance coach and educator, breaks down the journey to financial independence into key actions and makes the connection between our priorities, the things we acquire, and our life vision. Our guest, Tess Wicks, is a personal finance…
5 | How to Visualize Your Ideal Lifestyle and Living Environment
Sep 26, 2017 • 30 min
Your Vision: defining your ideal lifestyle and living environment, KonMari style. In this episode, Spark Joy explores how you can clarify your vision of the kind of life you want to lead and why it’s important step, but often overlooked, in the KonMari…
4 | Find Your Inner Voice with Kelly Covert
Sep 19, 2017 • 30 min
Kelly Covert, inner voice coach, helps us lay down lifelong habits to help us break free from the past. Our guest this week is inner voice coach, Kelly Covert. She is the host of the popular podcast, "In Her Voice", which explores ways in which women can…
3 | Face Your Stuff with Dorothy The Organizer
Sep 12, 2017 • 55 min
Dorothy Breininger, author and veteran professional organizer as seen on A&E's hit show “Hoarders” sorts out the mind-body-home clutter connection and related addictions. Dorothy Breininger, aka “Dorothy The Organizer,” is known to millions as the…
2 | Meet Marie Kondo’s First Employee Jenny Ning
Aug 31, 2017 • 24 min
Jenny Ning, Marie Kondo's first employee in the US, shares what it's like to work for the Queen of Tidy and her journey from KonMari super fan to Bay area home organizer. Our guest, Jenny Ning, was Marie Kondo's first employee in the US, and helped to…
1 | KonMari 101
Aug 31, 2017 • 49 min
Spark Joy co-hosts and KonMari Consultants, Karin and Kristyn, talk KonMari basics. In this episode, Spark Joy co-hosts take a look at KonMari basics and share their experiences as KonMari Consultants. The history of the KonMari Method along with basic…
0 | Who Are We and What is KonMari?
Aug 31, 2017 • 6 min
Welcome to Spark Joy! The podcast dedicated to the KonMari Method and the transformative power of surrounding yourself with joy, and letting go of all the rest. In this inaugural episode, co-hosts and certified KonMari consultants Kristyn Ivey of For the…