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Minimalist Packing: One Week in Tokyo

All of my travel dreams have just come true because I am headed to Tokyo with my chef brother, Max, and youngest daughter, Emilie, for a week of eating All Of The Things. Max is the ultimate minimalist (read about that right here) and he always inspires me to pack even lighter than I normally […]

Why Organization is the Ultimate Form of Self Care

The toll that clutter and disorganization can have on your life is universal—and deeply impactful. I’ve seen it again and again in my years helping clients all over the world edit and organize their homes. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally. A disorganized space signals to our brain that our […]

Refrigerator Refresh: 5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Fridge

I recently decided I needed to pull my weight when it comes to cooking weeknight dinners (more on that in a future post). My first step was to spend a few hours refreshing our fridge so the prospect of meal prep and cooking would feel a bit more appealing. Grocery shopping aside, this mini makeover […]

The Grief Post

We don’t know exactly what day it was that my father died. It’s a long, sad story that I won’t get into here, but the point is that as a result, the entire month of February feels terribly melancholy. We will resume our regularly scheduled programming next week, but as I prepare for the 11th […]

10 Prompts for The New Year

I’m not big into traditional resolutions, but every year, on January 1st, I try to get my space and my life in order. This includes teaming up with my husband, often against his will, (hi, Jordan!) to edit our files and paperwork, set a budget and financial plan for the new year, and clean out […]

How to Throw a Plastic-Free Party for Any Occasion

I’ll take a party, but hold the plastic, please! I love hosting parties, large and small, but have never bought into the idea that hosting has to be complicated, overwhelming, or wasteful. As you can probably guess, I apply minimalist principles to my party planning (clarify what’s important, ditch the rest), and I’m sharing my […]

Why You Should Ditch the Clothes That Don’t Fit

Over the course of my career, I’ve helped hundreds of women edit and organize their closets. Thousands if you count my online programs. One of the most common questions that comes up during this process is what to do with the clothes that don’t fit. While it’s not uncommon for a woman’s weight to fluctuate […]

How to Handle (and Prevent) Unwanted Gifts

Hot topic alert! Today I’ll be covering how to handle the awkwardness of receiving (and possibly getting rid of) unwanted gifts. We’re about to embark on gift giving season, and you may already be dreading the inevitable influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top tips for how […]

Women Who Inspire: Tiffany Shlain

Next on my Women Who Inspire series, I’m talking about creative inspiration, risk taking, and really good hats with artist, author, and filmmaker, Tiffany Shlain. I met Tiffany when our daughters became friends through summer camp, and we instantly bonded over out mutual passion for living a creative and intentional life. I’m a huge fan […]

Minimalist Packing: A Two Week Family Trip to Europe

The time has come! The family and I are finally off on our rescheduled two-week trip to Europe after a major passport fail this summer. Public service announcement: kids’ passports expire every five years – not ten like adults. Lesson learned. The hard way. Onward! I’ve yet to meet a kid or teenager who likes […]

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