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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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Survive a Home Renovation

Renovations can be a major source of stress, especially if you decide to stay in your home through the construction process. Home improvement projects frequently exceed projected timelines and budgets, and can come with a whole host of surprises and challenges. By preparing yourself mentally, and being organized from the start, you can help make […]

How to Organize Your Busy Brain

Do you ever feel like you have so many things swirling through your brain you can’t keep them straight? I’m right there with you! Here’s a simple 3-step hack I’ve been using to eliminate overwhelm and stay on top of my priorities: Start with a Thought Download Take a few minutes to get all of […]

The Before/After I’m Afraid to Show You

I’ve asked everyone enrolled in the Virtual Closet Makeover Program to share their “before” photos in our private community. Posting pictures of your home, especially ones that you’re less than proud of, for a group of perfect strangers to view, takes real courage. I’ve been blown away by the dozens of women who accepted my […]

The Power of Planning

Ever feel like you have lost control over your schedule or like life is just an endless list of to-dos, errands, and obligations? It’s far too easy for the important stuff to get lost in the shuffle. As a working mama of two young girls I have found that the best way to get my […]

Two Simple Entry Hacks That Will Change Your Life

A home’s entry area is generally the first area I tackle with clients because setting it up properly will make a major difference in your everyday life. Generally, when things get strewn all over the entry area, it’s because they don’t have a clear or intuitive place to go. See below for the two most effective […]

Digital Organization Tips with The Cloud Life

Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed by the endless volumes of family photos, heirlooms, kid art, videos, and other memorabilia that take up prime real estate in most attics and garages? My solution is always to start by editing down to the most treasured essentials — but then what? With the recent series of natural disasters across […]

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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