Julie Starke

Unlock the door to a home you love!

Hello, I am Julie Starke, the owner of Keys to Living Light.  I offer Professional Home Organizing, Decluttering and Downsizing, Staging and Redesign services in Central Minnesota, (Stearns, Wright, Sherburne counties and more), the Greater Minneapolis Metro area and the Winston Salem, North Carolina (Piedmont Triad) area.

If you need assistance organizing, creating a more functional space, preparing your home for sale, downsizing in preparation for a move or if you need help unpacking and settling into your new home, I would  love to help.

All of my services include help with donating, selling or recycling items my clients no longer want or need.

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter and disorganization in your home and don’t know where to begin?

Let’s work together to get this done!.  We will identify the space that bothers you most.  That’s where we will start.

We will clear the space, then sort and edit the items.

Next we create a system of organization that will work for you and your family.

Calm enters in place of overwhelm.

There is no “one size fits all”.  Your organizing session will be individualized for you!


Planning to downsize?

I can help with downsizing whether you are preparing to move, or just want less where you are.

If you are selling your home, professional staging can get you great results.  As a certified home stager, I offer occupied staging consultations and staging services.  Staging consultations include an in-depth walk through and around the home, with suggestions given along the way.  A written report is sent as a follow up. For those who want more help, I can do the staging!

Staging an occupied home to sell, packing, unpacking and setting up your new home are all services Keys to Living Light offers.


Re-design services

Re-design focuses on enhancing the function and aesthetic of the space.

Some reasons to re-design a room:

-Highlight the rooms focal point

-Re-work uncomfortable conversation areas

-Add proper lighting

-Properly place furniture

-Effectively place art work and accessories

-Eliminate awkward traffic patterns

-Create a cohesive look

Let me help you create an inviting, well balanced and organized space that will look and feel well designed.

.  Often a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference!  I have also been certified as a Master Color Consultant, by Staging Studio.  Let me help you  select paint colors that are right the first time!                                                                                                                                                                 A color consultation

Together, we can create a home you love! You can be assured of complete confidentiality and no judgement.

After a 35 year career in health care as a Registered Dietitian, I am thoroughly enjoying this new path.

I have a full life with 8 grandchildren, 4 in Minnesota and 4 in North Carolina.  My husband and I split our time between these two states, so we can be involved in their lives. I offer services in both states.

I love to be active.  My hobbies include cross fit training, running, swimming and yoga.

Keys to Living Light was featured in the Minnesota Voyage magazine. Check it out!  https://voyageminnesota.com/interview/check-out-julie-starkes-story/

Keys to Living Light was selected by Redfin as a top Minneapolis, MN professional organizer. See the Redfin article we were featured in: Apartment Organization Hacks: How to Live with Less

I am also proud to have been featured in the CanvasRebel online magazine. This magazine celebrates entrepeneurs.  Here is the link!  https://canvasrebel.com/meet-julie-starke/

I had the opportunity to be featured on the pocast, “Meet The Elite.”  Check it out!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meet-the-elite-podcast/id1542821209?i=1000589418508

Julie Starke

Why this combination?

In my work, I have found that decluttering and organizing naturally lead to staging.  This in turn, often leads to redesign.

The reverse is also true, staging and redesign often lead to decluttering and organizing.

This combination of services has resulted in a business I enjoy every day.  I find the work challenging and rewarding beyond words!

I take pride in what I do, and strive for complete satisfaction with all my clients.


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Get In Touch

Your questions and comments are always welcome.
Please don't hesitate to contact me by filling out the form below, or calling or texting me at 612-508-3396.
Serving Central Minnesota and the Greater Minneapolis area ,and The Piedmont Triad; Winston Salem, Greensboro ,and  High Point North Carolina and surrounding communities.