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Fewer, Better

I always focus on a less is more approach in my work and life, so I’m especially loving the mission of SF-based Cuyana:  “to live a life filled with fewer, better things.” They offer a beautiful curated collection of essentials for women. Standouts include a buttery leather tote, travel case set and oversized alpaca sweater. Also, check […]

New Year, New Package Launch!

I love starting a new year because it offers the chance to start fresh and give some energy to the parts in your life that need a little love and attention. In the spirit of starting fresh, I am very excited to launch my Total Transformation Package for 2015! This is a brand spanking new 8-Week […]

Tip of The Month: How to Handle Gift Overload

Happy Holidays! If you are like most people, you may find yourself with lots of gifts that you don’t need or even like. Do not keep these gifts in your space out of guilt or obligation! Here are a few solutions to try. The sooner the better… 1. Re-gift! Stow the unwanted gifts in a […]

5 Holiday Shopping Tips

It is way too easy to get sucked into shopping madness this time of year. Here are a few tips to keep you on track: 1. Create a realistic budget before you go shopping. Do not spend what you don’t have! 2. Never shop without a list! This includes which people you are shopping for, […]

5 Ways To Avoid The Holiday Madness

My kids are still sorting their Halloween candy, yet everywhere we go, we see Christmas decor and major pressure to buy buy BUY! Here are a few ideas to help you keep your cool during this frenetic time: 1. Avoid the stores. That’s right. Just don’t go in. Especially on the dreaded Black Friday when you will […]

How to De-clutter Any Room

1. Set a timer for whatever block of time you can dedicate to this task. I suggest between 30 minutes and two hours. 2. Set up recycling, trash and a few large bags or boxes for donations. Also set up an area for items that need to be relocated later. 3. Pick one room or […]

How to Organize Your Closet

If you are looking to organize your closet, follow these simple steps and whip it into shape! 1. Edit edit edit! My number one tip for any organization project. 2. Group items into categories – i.e jeans together, sweaters together, handbags together. 3. Store the following items (grouped together in categories) in a dresser or […]

What Do I Do With This?

Quick Tip: When I am helping clients edit and organize their belongings, inevitably we will stumble upon something that doesn’t have a clear home – A library book that needs to be returned, a birthday present for a party next week, a shirt that needs to be returned. I suggest setting up a large bin […]

Less Stuff, Better Stuff

When you buy less stuff, you can buy better stuff! These days, I am loving all of the pretty packaging and subtle natural scents from Malin + Goetz.  

Project 333: Update and Pics!

I’ve been working hard at editing my closet to the essentials. I have donated a lot, given things to friends and sold the nicer stuff. And, for full disclosure, I have bought a few blouses and a few pairs of shoes and then forced myself to get rid of more so I could stay at […]

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