Digital Minimalism

I just finished reading Cal Newport’s new book, Digital Minimalism, and I honestly feel like it should be required reading for all humans – especially those feeling negative effects from their relationship with technology. In the past few years I’ve noticed a persistent nagging pull towards my phone and computer, despite my best efforts to…

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Client Success Story

I have to admit that when I founded the Virtual Closet Makeover Program I was a little nervous. I wanted to make sure that people would get the same results they achieved when they worked with me one-on-one, and I wondered if it was possible using a virtual format. The incredible thing I’ve learned is…

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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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When Minimalism Goes Too Far

I embarrassed my entire family at a Bar Mitzvah last week. Let me explain. I had recently donated all of the items that I seldom wore, including my only pair of black pants. It felt great, and I really never wear anything besides my uniform of jeans, blouses, and sweaters, but there was a problem…

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How to Stop Impulse Shopping

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to start shopping. Below, check out the most common “spending triggers,” and learn how you can kick your impulsive shopping to the curb and make more thoughtful, intentional decisions in the future. TRIGGER ONE: “I’M BORED” You’re feeling a little restless. You want…

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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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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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