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NEW: My book, MINIMALISTA, will be released by Penguin Random House Fall 2021. Pre-Order NOW!

Minimalista Book Cover Reveal!

Cue the confetti. Today’s the day! I am so thrilled to finally be able to show you the cover of my book, MINIMALISTA: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life. I’m nervous and excited and grateful, and this 3D rendering suddenly makes it all feel so real. GAAA!!I wrote this book to […]

Women Who Inspire: Windy Chien

I have such a fun treat for you today – my second interview in my new series: Women Who Inspire! I’m chatting with artist and innovator, Windy Chien, about giving yourself permission to take big risks, and making space for a creative life on your own terms. After long careers at Apple, and as the […]

How to Believe New Things

One of the most impactful things I’ve learned is that if you want to create new results in your life, you’ll have to train yourself to believe new things. Simply put: Change your beliefs, change your life. Here’s how you can implement this powerful tool. Step One: Identify Your Current Beliefs Most of us (myself […]

Q & A with New Story Co-Founder Brett Hagler

I’m a little giddy about this blog post. Here’s some context: I watched the brilliant Apple+ docuseries, HOME, with Jordan and the girls. Each episode tells the story of an individual, family, or business that is redefining the conventional understanding of what a home is. If you haven’t watched, it’s a must see. One episode […]

How to Deal With Sentimental Clutter

Of all the categories of stuff I’ve helped people edit and organize over the past decade, sentimental items have to be the hardest. I’ve written about what to keep when someone dies, but navigating through your own letters, heirlooms, and mementos can be just as (if not more) difficult. I’m rounding up my best tips […]

The Art of Saying “No”

I used to pride myself on being a “yes” person. I said an enthusiastic “YES!” to every opportunity I was presented with. “Yes” to more clients, “Yes” to more collaborations, “Yes” to more parties. There’s really only one big problem with being a yes person: When you say “yes” to everything, you are also unintentionally […]

Little Victories

For those of you who are not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share some simple things you can do in fifteen minutes or less to start your year off on the right foot. Here goes in no particular order: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get something out of your house ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Put flowers by […]

5 Tips for a Start Fresh in the New Year

At the end of each year, I set aside a little time to reflect on the past year, clear mental and physical clutter, and set some juicy new goals for the year ahead. I love the beginning of a new year because it offers the chance to start fresh and give some new energy to […]

How to Deal With 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 in the midst of prime gift giving season, and you may already be feeling the dread of the influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top […]

How to Cultivate an Abundant Mindset

Since I am a professional organizer, people assume that the primary focus of my work is organizing. I don’t blame them. If I didn’t know better, I would too. The truth is, when I work with clients we spend the majority of our time editing their belongings and making decisions about what to keep and […]

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