“No problems, only solutions”
Working with Karin and The Serene Home for organizational guidance and de-cluttering, was the best decision for my Mom (and me) in every way. Karin is a very bright, lovely, gentle and kind person.
Psychology and real estate staging are excellent backgrounds for her engaging in work that she loves and is so well suited for. It’s obvious that the clarity of an organizational mindset comes naturally for her. In working with Karin during this project, she has remained consistent in all areas. Her aim is to getting the job done efficiently, with practical protocols and realistic goal setting. With a “no problems, only solutions” approach, Karin is willing every step of the way.
Some of the time, Karin works with my Mom “one on one”, and my Mom always looks forward to the days she’ll be working with her. Choosing the Serene Home will provide excellent value, furthered with package pricing options. Karin is very accessible and communicates progress updates. She will provide endless local resources to tap into that will support the endeavor. Karin seemed to enjoy the train travel to Westchester County. Karin’s sincere work efforts (and ethics) keep things moving toward the end goal of a safe living and working environment that is well organized and functional. This makes it so much easier for my 80 year old Mom to maintain her home. Kudos to Karin! We couldn’t have done it without you!
"She loves tidying with a passion and it's very contagious!"
I contacted The Serene Home after learning about KonMari and was hoping to get some assistance with organizing my home. Because I live outside the NYC area, I was able to use her virtual tidying plan and work with her via email and FaceTime. This was the perfect solution for me. My week is super busy and my free time very limited, but this program allowed me complete flexibility.
Karin & I set up a time to do an initial consult via FaceTime. We talked about all of my challenges and Karin created a plan for me to get started. It was super easy to follow. Karin is very enthusiastic and inspiring and made the whole experience much more pleasant than it would have been on my own. It was great to have her guidance & support throughout the process. Following up with a call after each category and encouraging emails, Karin walked me through each step, answering all my questions.
When I began thinking about selling our home, Karin was a fantastic help with her knowledge of getting the house ready to show. She provided me with tons of suggestions on how to prepare & stage my home. I really enjoyed working with Karin. It's obvious that she loves tidying with a passion and it's very contagious! My closets look so great and organized now. It's so much easier to find things and start my day off right. I definitely recommend The Serene Home for any organization or home staging project!
"Loves coming up with new ideas"
I'm thrilled to have worked with Karin at The Serene Home! I was preparing for a life changing event, and needed some professional input to help me work out storage solutions and new decorating ideas for my apartment. Karin started by working with me to sort out and arrange my closet and helping me work out a better system for keeping my clothes in order. She gave me some good tips on how to decide if I should keep or discard things, which continues to help me find new space. Another part of our work together was to go around my apartment and discuss all types of storage and decorating changes that would help me update my apartment. Then, she sent me a complete review of discussion and her input along with all the links and info I needed to work toward my vision. It was super helpful and I very much enjoyed working with her. She really cares about her clients and loves coming up with new ideas for improving their home lives.
"A Great Working Relationship"
I started working with Karin a few months ago as I was getting ready to renovate my apartment and needed some help with organization. As it turned out, the project has taken longer than expected and has had some complications, but with Karin’s help, I have been able to stay relaxed and calm, while taking care of various organizational issues step by step.
Karin has brought a sense of peace to my apartment. She seems to know exactly where the best place for all of my things and has helped arranged them in a way that is accessible to me. I am now able to get to the things I need when I need them. She is very optimistic and is very committed to me as her client.
We have reduced the clutter and unnecessary paperwork and clothes, giving me more room. She is always thinking how to make better use of my space so that my apartment is more comfortable and enjoyable.
We have definitely gotten to know each other and have had some good talks and many laughs along the way. She knows what my goals are and gently pushes me toward them.
Karin had taken on a monumental task and has been able to reduce it to a very manageable project. All the people who initially responded to my original request were very professional and I felt very comfortable with what I decided to do; but also knew I had other choices if I needed additional help.I am so very grateful that Karin was my first choice, and because of her my whole life has become more serene.
"Serene Home's vibe is cooperative and consultative..... she is a great listener and tuned into my challenges and needs quickly and responded with creative yet simple-to-deploy ideas and action. She's assertive and collaborative, not strident and overbearing. I wholeheartedly recommend. Serene home can pull the thorn from your paw and turn your mess into blessed, too."
"A Great Gift!"
"I received home organizing from Karin at The Serene Home as a Christmas gift from my boyfriend!
Karin came to our apartment and helped me declutter and organize my closets using the KonMari method.
She is understanding and informative, which made the process much more enjoyable.
Karin had great suggestions and ideas for using our space better and making our day-to-day life easier.
I highly recommend The Serene Home!"
"Appreciated Our Lifestyle"
"We are avid collectors and needed someone who could help arrange our home so that we could easily manage our day to day activities as well as enjoy our treasures.
I was interested in working with Karin at The Serene Home because of her background in helping people and her experience in organizing.
At the time, I didn't know that she is also a former antique show owner and really understood how important the items we have collected on our travels are to us. It was great that she also shared my love of vintage clothing.
I never felt pressured to discard things, but found myself ready to part with more things that I imagined. I was very pleased with the initial results as my closet already began to look more spacious following our first session!
Karin also shared some interesting ideas with me regarding storage and design. She is very dedicated to her work and in helping others resolve their issues with storage and arranging their home. She clearly loves working with her clients and makes the task much more pleasant that it would be alone.
I am looking forward to working with her in the future."
"Thank you, Karin."
Karin from The Serene Home came to my house to help me sort through my clothes and winter coats as the seasons changed.
Her way of helping me was so helpful and supportive. I found clothing and accessories that I had forgotten all about that I could use again. Karin showed me how to give a critical look to all of the items in my closets in order to eliminate everything that was just taking up space. Her way of counseling me made it easy to decide what to keep and what to donate. I love everything in my closet now and feel like I have a brand new complete wardrobe!
Karin worked beside me the entire time with helpful suggestions and assistance. While I thought this might be stressful, it was actually a liberating and freeing experience.
Once we were finished, I felt very relaxed and happy with my beautiful newly tidy closets!
I highly recommend Karin from the Serene Home for organizing and tidying up.
"To create order from chaos."
If you are creatively organized (or other people call it "messy"), Karin is your lady! As a typically busy NYC person with little storage space, I needed a way to maximize my space and minimize the time I spend straightening up. I needed HELP!
I have had a few organizing services come to my apartment over the years, but none of them really helped get my apartment in order once and for all the way Karin at The Serene Home did.
Karin was the only professional who took the time to sit down with me to discuss what my life was like and what would help me best. She also walked me through the steps so I could maintain my new system. Karin is very patient with me and not judgmental. Highly recommend!