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The Art of Saying “No”

I used to pride myself on being a “yes” person. I said an enthusiastic “YES!” to every opportunity I was presented with. “Yes” to more clients, “Yes” to more collaborations, “Yes” to more parties. There’s really only one big problem with being a yes person: When you say “yes” to everything, you are also unintentionally […]

Little Victories

For those of you who are not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share some simple things you can do in fifteen minutes or less to start your year off on the right foot. Here goes in no particular order: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get something out of your house ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Put flowers by […]

5 Tips for a Start Fresh in the New Year

At the end of each year, I set aside a little time to reflect on the past year, clear mental and physical clutter, and set some juicy new goals for the year ahead. I love the beginning of a new year because it offers the chance to start fresh and give some new energy to […]

How to Deal With 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 in the midst of prime gift giving season, and you may already be feeling the dread of the influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top […]

How to Cultivate an Abundant Mindset

Since I am a professional organizer, people assume that the primary focus of my work is organizing. I don’t blame them. If I didn’t know better, I would too. The truth is, when I work with clients we spend the majority of our time editing their belongings and making decisions about what to keep and […]

Mentorship Spotlight: A Considered Home

I’m so excited to share another fun success story from the Business Mentorship Program with you! Next up is Lindsay Downes, busy mother of two young boys, a military spouse, and the founder of A Considered Home. Lindsay has a Master’s degree in child development, and has personally moved with her family five times in […]

Clutter-Free Holiday Gift Guide

As you can imagine, I’m pretty selective when it comes to gifting. The last thing I want to do is clutter up my loved ones’ homes with more stuff they don’t want or need. I’m also trying to support female-owned, BIPOC-owned, smaller, independent businesses instead of big box stores. See below for my round-up of […]

Mentorship Spotlight: Solve My Space

I’m back, and I’m so excited to share another success story from the Business Mentorship Program with you! Tinka Markham Piper is based in Montreal, Canada, and has a true gift for helping people transform, and redesign, their living spaces. She’s a triple threat (part organizer, part designer, and part life coach), and she has […]

Transforming a Room with Wallpaper

If you’ve been here a while you know that we’re constantly transforming our home so it can support our changing needs. Our youngest daughter, 9-year old Emilie, inherited my old office which used to be our guest room, and we decided it was time to give her space a little refresh. With no sign of […]

Mentorship Program Spotlight: Loveleaf Co.

When I started my own business over ten years ago, I dreamed of having a mentor who could show me the ropes and tell me all about their mistakes so I could avoid making them myself. It wasn’t until I was already six or seven years in (having made and learned from a lot of […]

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