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7 Minimalist Packing Tips For Your Next Trip

I’m just wrapping up an incredible trip to Europe (stay tuned for Book Two!) where I packed for two weeks in a tiny carry-on. My packing list (linked here) was mainly successful, but I did pick up some useful tips and takeaways for next time. My top tips straight ahead… Hold Onto Your Hat While […]

Fewer Better: The Bathroom Edit

I’ve been feeling crummy about my tiny shared bathroom recently which is so silly because there are much bigger things to worry about – but here we are. The good news is our kids are happy, our public schools are wonderful and walkable, and we truly enjoy the rest of our home. But, back to […]

5 Things I Realized I Could Live Without

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that most people own things just because they were told somewhere along the way that they should own them. Today’s the day I break some great news: you don’t actually have to own anything you don’t want or need! And, if you slow down and question the […]

5 Reasons I Don’t Want a Bigger House

Time for some real talk. Most people want a bigger house. I don’t. Our home is 1200 square feet, which feels absolutely perfect for our busy family of four. Here’s why I think less equates to so much more… Financial Freedom Having a home with a smaller footprint means a smaller monthly payment for mortgage, […]

Williams Sonoma x Minimalista

I’m not great at keeping secrets, so it’s a miracle that I was able to keep this to myself – I’m thrilled to officially announce that I’ll be partnering with Williams Sonoma to help celebrate their new curated line of home organizing products! As part of the collaboration, I’ll be sharing tips and organizing support […]

The Best Clutter-Free Gifts For Everyone on Your List

Looking to delight your friends and family this year without adding more clutter to their homes? I’ve rounded up my favorite creative consumable and experience-based gifts so you can treat the ones you love – minus the side of clutter (because who really needs another scarf or bath bomb set?). Bon Appétit Food and beverage […]

How to Shop Like a Minimalist

Our consumer culture encourages us to purchase brand new things all the time, and it takes a real mental shift to resist the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy – now, now, now! As a minimalist who is not immune from chasing the temporary dopamine hit of retail therapy during these hard times… let’s just […]

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe for all Seasons

A “capsule wardrobe” is just a mini wardrobe consisting of versatile mix and match pieces that you love to wear. While many people insist you need to create a new capsule wardrobe for each season of the year, I am a firm believer in creating a single cohesive wardrobe that you can wear all year […]

A Living Room Refresh and The Power of Tiny Changes

I have had the same phenomenon come up again and again in my work with clients and friends – tell me if it sounds familiar: You’re waiting to implement big changes in your home until you have enough time, money and energy to fully tackle the big projects all at once. In the meantime, you […]

Fewer Better: The Best PJs and Loungewear

I’ve spent a LOT of time sorting through other people’s pajamas and loungewear, and here’s what I can tell you: Most of it is sad with a capital “S.” Even my most stylish clients have confessed that they can be found sleeping in their ratty sweats from college because they haven’t found a good alternative […]

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