Everything You Need to Know About Renting Your Home

I get so many questions about renting our home on Airbnb that I thought it was time for a comprehensive post on the topic. Here’s everything you need to know: Why On Earth Would You Rent Your Home to Strangers? There are many possible motivations for renting out your home. We love traveling, and taking…

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5 Steps to Take Control of Your Email Inbox

My husband recently told me he was so overwhelmed by his overflowing email inbox that he was considering starting a new email address all together. It had gotten to the point where it seemed insurmountable, and a fresh start sounded good. Let’s get this out of the way: I generally go to bed with under…

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This is How to Share a Master Closet

Most of you have seen a ton of images of my closet, and have heard me talk about sharing a single closet with my husband, Jordan. Now, for the first time, I’m showing you the other side of the closet, and sharing how we divide the space and make it work. Tip One: Divide the…

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My Organizing Tool Kit

I’ve been editing and organizing houses for almost ten years, and I’ve refined my kit so I always have exactly the right tools when I’m on site with a client or streamlining my own home. Whether you’re a professional, or just want to be prepared to declutter and organize your own home like a pro,…

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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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Two Steps to Organize Anything

Years ago my husband bought a new camera. It came with cords and a battery pack and all sorts of annoying accessories. They ended up strewn all over our house and here’s why: They did not have a designated place to go. Once I figured this out, the solution was simple. I designated a basket…

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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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The Rule of One

I had three pairs of sunglasses… and none of them were great. All of them had been purchased spontaneously or had come to me by chance. I had the pair I bought in Tokyo for twenty dollars because I forgot to pack sunglasses, then there was the pair I bought at a gas station on…

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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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