Why You Should Stop Tidying

Recently, a lot of people have come to me with the same question: “Do you spend your entire weekend tidying?” When I ask for more information, they all confess to feeling like they spend all of their spare time playing catch-up – picking up piles, doing heaps of laundry, and generally just trying to keep…

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A Junk Drawer Makeover

We all have them – those pesky, overstuffed drawers filled with random bits and bobs we don’t know what to do with. Even though they seem benign enough, I believe these drawers take up mental energy and make our days less efficient and productive. I decided to banish my “junk drawer” in favor of a…

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When Your Family Doesn’t Want to Declutter

I’ve been working with families and couples for almost ten years, and one of the biggest themes I’ve come across is the disconnect that often exists between people who live in the same home when it comes to organization and decluttering goals. I’ve seen couples who were on the brink of divorce over the contents…

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My Thoughts on Hand-Me-Downs

Over the past ten years, I have edited and organized hundreds of homes, and I have formulated quite a few theories about hand-me-downs and how to handle them. Here are my thoughts in no particular order: It’s Ok to Say No Remember, you are the gatekeeper of your home which means it is your responsibility…

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A Pre-Holiday Edit: Kids’ Edition

Every year, before the winter holidays, our family does a major clean out to make room for the inevitable gift haul that will be entering our home. This is the perfect time for an edit, because the kids are incentivized to let go of some of their old stuff to clear space for the new…

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You Don’t Actually Need to Own These 5 Things

In my work, over the past nine years, I’ve learned that most people own things just because they were told somewhere along the way that they should own them. Today is the day I break the news: you don’t have to own anything you don’t want or need! Here are the top 5 things that…

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How to Take Control of Your Day

We got a puppy. Long story, but my kids wore me down and now we have a very active Mini Australian Shepard who likes to chew through things like pillows and lamp cords. Needless to say, it’s been challenging to take care of business as usual. The other day, I got nothing done. I didn’t…

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Kid Closet Makeover with The Laundress

The Laundress is one of my favorite companies for clean, non-toxic laundry and cleaning products. When they asked me to partner with them to spread the word about their new closet accessories line, I didn’t hesitate! Since we have only two closets in our entire home, our girls’ closet does double duty as a storage…

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The Two Reasons You’re Not Organized

When I meet new clients for the first time I always start with a tour of their home. I’m looking for two things: volume of clutter and presence or lack of systems. These are the only two reasons that people struggle to stay organized and the good news is that they are both simple to…

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Why You Should Be Selfish

Things have gotten a little out of whack recently. In addition to seeing in-person clients and running my Virtual Closet Makeover Program, I’ve also traveled out of state five times to teach for The Life Coach School and meet with my business mastermind group. In my very little spare time I have tried to focus…

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