Meet your organizer

Julie Starke

How does one become a Professional Organizer? Here’s my story.

When I was young, my father established a grocery store in the Annandale area. Even before I could reach the register, I started my work experience as a cashier. The work ethic instilled in me during those childhood years remains deeply ingrained to this day.

In my adult career, I worked as a Registered Dietitian for 35 years. This role allowed me to develop quick and healthy recipes, conduct cooking classes and establish and lead a Diabetes Support Group. The diversity of this setting brought me immense joy and fulfillment.

I have always found satisfaction in assisting others with decluttering and organizing, witnessing the relief and contentment they experience as a result.

In 2019, I established Keys to Living Light and dedicated myself to helping clients organize their space and craft a beautiful and functional home.

My extensive knowledge and experience in organizing and home staging enable me to help you achieve your goals and beyond. As a professional organizer, I specialize in decluttering your home and curating a space that aligns with your lifestyle. I have helped many clients feel a sense of peace and calm in their homes.  

In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband Ron and my 8 grandchildren. To stay fit for organizing and keeping up with my grandchildren, I enjoy exercise and spending time outdoors!

Working with a Professional Organizer for the first time can feel vulnerable. Please know that when we work together, your privacy, space and story will be treated with the utmost respect and kindness.

Please reach out if you are interested in working together!

Julie Starke

What to expect

Primary bedroom staged

What does it look like to work with me?

You likely have LOTS of questions about this process of working with a Professional Organizer! My Services page details my organizing philosophy and approach, along with helpful information about what to expect at the time of your first session.

Keys to Living Light in the Media

Laketown Podcast

Keys to Living Light was featured in episode 7 on the “Laketown Podcast”, hosted by Rick Seagraves and Matthew Wuolett. You can watch it here!


It was an honor to be named a top organizing and decluttering expert by Redfin in their article: 26 Small Kitchen Organization Ideas to Simplify Your Home

Minnesota Voyage Magazine

Minnesota Voyage magazine wrote a fun spread on my personal story and journey to becoming a professional organizer. Check it out here!  

Meet the elite

I had the opportunity to be featured on the podcast, “Meet The Elite”, where we discussed all things organizing. Give it a listen here.


We are also proud to have been featured in the CanvasRebel online magazine. This magazine celebrates entrepreneurs.  Here is the link!


“Julie was incredible to work with.  I hired her to help reorganize many rooms in my house. She was so easy to work with-professional, kind and efficient.  I’ve hired several professional services in the last couple of years and hiring Julie was one of the best decisions I’ve made.”

-Amanda B
Eden Prairie, MN

“Julie is amazing!  She comes right in with ideas, tasks, and goals to make organizing run smoothly and efficiently,  The best part is, she makes it FUN! Julie is talented and passionate about what she does and it shows. So glad to have Keys to Living Light as a resource – such a blessing.”

-Sherie S.
Woodbury, MN

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