Decluttering For a Cause

As I write this, the air is thick with smoke from the Napa Valley fires only an hour away. My oldest daughter was scared and couldn’t sleep last night. We’re all tired. With daily news reels filled with mass shootings, political strife, and natural disasters, it’s natural to feel increasingly anxious. It’s hard to know…

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Autumn Capsule Wish List: Cuyana Favorites

It’s my very favorite time of year! Cozy sweaters! Boots! I’m all in. Since I’m committed to investing in just a few things each season that fit into my wardrobe and lifestyle, I thought I’d share the pieces I’ve got my eye on this season. I went to the Cuyana fall launch party a few…

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Let’s Organize Your Tupperware

One thing I am often shocked by when I edit and organize a home is the sheer volume of tupperware and food storage containers I find in the average household. Many of you have asked how I wrangle these goods into submission, so I am sharing my best tupperware organizing tips below. The “Less is…

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Managing the Desire to Consume

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to consume. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a trip to Europe, or a magazine at the drugstore, our human desire to buy something seems to fall into a few categories. Below, check out the most common “spending…

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The Quick Clean Solution: Tidy Like a Pro

People often wonder how I have the time to clean, tidy, organize all the time. The secret is: I really don’t. My main solution has been living in a relatively small space, and minimizing my belongings, so that cleaning and organizing can be kept to a minimum. Below I will share my “secrets” for maintaining…

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My Summer Travel Capsule: Ten Days, One Carry-On

So, I’m off with the family to London and Paris for 10-days and we’ve decided to do carry-ons only. I ordered this beauty which meets all international carry-on size requirements and even has a built in phone charger! Only issue is, when it arrived, I realized getting ten outfits in this one little bag would…

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Three Easy Hacks to Keep Your Purse Organized

Purses tend to be a magnet for clutter. Even the most organized among us can end up with handbags filled with old receipts, loose change, gum wrappers, and business cards. Some of my dearest friends and clients won’t even let me peek in their bags because they are so embarrassed about the chaos lurking inside! Fear…

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Video: How to Organize Your Under-Sink Storage

I recently was asked to collaborate with my friends over at Apartment Therapy on their new before/after video series. We wanted to make organizing fun, and accessible, and also provide you with all the tips necessary to transform your own spaces. Watch below to see how to transform one of the hardest working areas in…

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A Guide to Minimalist Style with Hygge

Erin Wallace is an Oakland-based designer and the founder of Hygge (with partner Lisa Fontaine). Hygge was built on the idea that an uncomplicated piece of clothing can be surprisingly modern and compulsively wearable. The company recently launched with only a single item – this denim kimono jacket. My friend, Caitlin, who introduced me to Hygge, describes it as…

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Fewer Better: The Best Clean Beauty Products

I had quite the educational meeting with The Sustainability Concierge, learning how to reduce potentially harmful toxins from our home.  It was relatively quick and painless to replace our nonstick frying pans with stainless steel replacements, and ditch our plastic containers and water bottles in favor of glass and metal alternatives. When it came to…

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