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 Minneapolis Metro area and the Winston Salem, North Carolina area.  If you need assistance 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.

Many clients express a feeling of overwhelm and not knowing where to begin.  I can help declutter and organize space by space.  Calm enters in place of overwhelm.

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. 73% of staged homes sold over list price, according to The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).  In fact, staged homes sold on average $40K over list price.  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.

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

Redesign services are geared to help home owners get a new look, or new function in their home. 

Here, I focus on using what the owner already has, rather than purchasing new items.  It is fun to think outside the box and try furniture and decor in new places.  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.

Julie has a full life with 8 grandchildren, 3 in Minnesota and 4 in North Carolina.  She and her husband split their time between these two states, so we can be involved in their lives. I offer services in both states.

I loves 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/


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 Minneapolis Metro area, and Winston Salem, North Carolina and surrounding communities.