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Minimalist Packing: One Week in Tokyo

All of my travel dreams have just come true because I am headed to Tokyo with my chef brother, Max, and youngest daughter, Emilie, for a week of eating All Of The Things. Max is the ultimate minimalist (read about that right here) and he always inspires me to pack even lighter than I normally […]

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 Handle (and Prevent) Unwanted Gifts

Hot topic alert! Today I’ll be covering how to handle the awkwardness of receiving (and possibly getting rid of) unwanted gifts. We’re about to embark on gift giving season, and you may already be dreading the inevitable influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top tips for how […]

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 […]

The Clutter-Free Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List

Looking to delight your friends and family this year without adding more clutter to their homes? I’ve rounded up my favorite creative, consumable, and experience-based gifts, so you can treat the ones you love – minus the side of clutter (because who really needs another set of bath bombs?). Bon Appétit Food and beverage based […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Minimalist Cleaning Routine

Fun fact: I live for a clean house, but I don’t love cleaning. Because of these two opposing truths, I’ve found a way of streamlining and simplifying my cleaning routine to make it feel easy-breezy. Read on for my low-lift, high-impact cleaning routine – plus the eco-friendly products I swear by. Streamline Your Products This […]

My Favorite Brands and Capsule Wardrobe Staples

I’ve had a ton of requests to share my favorite brands and closet staples over the years, and I’ve held off – primarily because I felt awkward preaching about the benefits of minimalism and then bombarding you with links to consume more things. Additionally, it’s taken me a lifetime to sort out my personal style, […]

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