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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fewer Better: Fall Faves

New series time! I thought it would be fun to periodically share the things I am reading, listening to, eating, wearing, watching, and generally enjoying. Read on for a quick list of the things I’m loving this season:   Listen Up I just stumbled upon the How to Build a Happy Life podcast from the […]

How to Simplify the Holidays for a More Meaningful Season

Are you starting to feel the pressure of holiday gifting, to-do lists, and social obligations? It’s only October, but I’m already getting bombarded with holiday marketing emails and advertisements trying to get me to buy all of the things. Read on for a few simple ideas to help you keep your cool during this frenetic […]

The Surprising Power of Lowering the Bar

None of us are capable of doing All Of The Things all at once. With lives that are filled with obligations and opportunities, It’s up to us to determine where we want to invest our limited time, energy, and resources. Lowering the bar on purpose (as opposed to dropping the ball by accident) can feel […]

Closet Makeover Reveal with Designer Caitlin Flemming

I was thrilled when designer and author Caitlin Flemming asked me to help organize her closet. Caitlin’s San Francisco home is exquisitely furnished, but tight on storage space. Instead of attempting to share the tiny closet in the bedroom with her husband, Caitlin repurposed the entry coat closet for her own storage needs. She enlisted […]

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