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Why You Should Try a “No New Things Challenge”

My colleague and new friend Ashlee Piper went a full year without buying new things. A full year! A sustainability expert and author, Ashlee started practicing the #NoNewThings challenge because it aligned with her mission to live more sustainably. In the process she also clarified her priorities, reclaimed loads of time, lost weight, and saved […]

How to Break Your Shopping Habit with a Purchase Pause

Tired of impulse shopping, buyer’s remorse, or that super draining cycle of buy-regret-return (not to mention the dreaded chore of breaking down all of those cardboard boxes that have accumulated by the front door)? In addition to saving a boatload of money, taking a purchase pause can help you to clarify your values, appreciate all […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something

Want to get out of the vicious cycle of splurging on things that just end up creating more clutter in your home and life? If you’re tired of impulse buys that only lead to regret (and a side of CC statement anxiety) this one’s for you! Here are my top five questions to ask yourself […]

5 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Entire Life

My favorite season has arrived! Ready to lighten your load and reset this season? Spring is the perfect time to cut the clutter, start fresh, and ditch all of the things that are weighing you down. My top five ways to spring clean your life straight ahead! Audit your Relationships If the past year has […]

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 […]

What Minimalism Is and Isn’t

I have built my business (and entire life) around the concept of doing, and having, less, but better. My philosophy has been informed and inspired by the minimalist movement and ethos, however, as a busy working mom who happens to love pretty things, I have customized a minimalist philosophy that works for my real life. […]

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Email Inbox

My husband recently told me he was so overwhelmed by his overflowing email inbox that he was considering starting a new email address all together. It had gotten to the point where it seemed insurmountable, and a fresh start sounded good. Let’s get this out of the way: I generally go to bed with under […]

My Organizing Tool Kit

I’ve been editing and organizing houses for almost ten years, and I’ve refined my kit so I always have exactly the right tools when I’m on site with a client or streamlining my own home. Whether you’re a professional, or just want to be prepared to declutter and organize your own home like a pro, […]

Client Success Story

This is a fun one, so get ready! I’m so excited to introduce you to, Tanya Monaghan. She’s a California girl who was born in South Africa. She is now based in LA, juggling a busy life as a mother, a style influencer, and deputy editor of an LA based magazine.  She was one of […]

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