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Spending Freeze Challenge: Key Takeaways

With the month coming to a close, I wanted to give a final update and share my key takeaways and highlights from my first spending freeze experiment: I’m A Rule Breaker It turns out I don’t like to be restricted! I tried to stick to my rules and guidelines for the freeze but did find…

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Shira Gill x New Minimalism

Friends! I’m so excited to announce my latest collaboration with fellow decluttering pros, New Minimalism. I will be partnering with them on a fun live workshop for professionals where we spill all of our best tips of the trade and talk about business, entrepreneurship, minimalism and more. The best part is we are hosting this…

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Things I Really Wanted But Didn’t Buy

Friends! I made it through week one of my spending freeze. The biggest impact so far has been the increasing awareness of just how often I feel compelled to buy things I don’t truly need. As part of my work with clients, I am often sourcing products from my favorite stores, so temptation is everywhere….

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A One-Month Spending Freeze Challenge

So, I was out of town for business and asked my colleague, Beth, founder of Bneato Bar, to meet for coffee. Beth replied that she would love to meet, but asked if we could take a walk instead of buying coffee or lunch, since she was on a one-year spending freeze. What? I had to…

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Toy Organization Tips with IKEA + Say Yes

A few months ago, I collaborated with IKEA and Liz from Say Yes, on a playroom makeover. Liz is a busy mama of three and runs a thriving business and blog. She reached out because her playroom felt cluttered and disorganized, and she was ready for a fresh start. IKEA generously agreed to provide storage and…

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What to do When It’s All Too Much

I set some big goals for myself this year, both personally and professionally. I decided I want to work out four times a week. I promised to carve out more quality time with my kids and husband. I’m continuing to see clients full time while developing, and launching, a virtual Closet Makeover Program. It’s a…

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Your Kids Don’t Want to Inherit Your Clutter

As my father’s oldest child, and his only local family member, I was left with the overwhelming task of resolving his estate when he died unexpectedly. I remember arriving at his house to assess the situation, and exhaling when I opened his basement door and found a neat stack of bankers boxes with all of…

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5 Reasons You Should Love Your Competition

I’ll admit it – I’m a very competitive person. I like winning. I like feeling successful. But, until a few years ago I was not very good at embracing my competition. I didn’t believe that there was enough room for all of us to succeed. When I came across someone with a stunning website, a…

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How to Set Big Goals and Actually Achieve Them

It’s a new year and a fresh start! If you’re tired of watching yourself set goals and fail to see them through, I’ve got just the thing for you! This is a modified version of an exercise I’ve adapted from a fantastic self-coaching program created by one of my mentors, Brooke Castillo. I’ve been using…

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The Jet Set Guide: My Top 5 Packing Tips

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling recently, and I wanted to share my top tips for those of you who are hitting the road. Pack Snacks to Refuel Pack your favorite healthy snacks, and energy bars, so you can avoid splurging on overpriced snacks when hunger strikes in airports and in touristy locations. My…

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