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Fewer Better: Summer Favorites

And just like that, it’s suddenly summer! To be honest, summer has never been my favorite season, (I’m more of a spring/autumn person) but this one is gearing up to be a good one. The girls are off to sleep-away camp, we’re planning our first family trip to Rome, and I’m working on wrapping up […]

5 Things I No Longer Buy

In my quest to lighten my load, and my environmental footprint, I’ve discovered more than a few things I can swap out – or just happily live without. The five items I’ve stopped buying / bringing into my home straight ahead… Plastic Bags and Food Wraps Oh, how I used to love Saran Wrap and […]

Tiny Changes: A Linen Closet Refresh

Here’s how this actually happened: I crashed into the massive laundry hamper in our bedroom for the millionth time and decided something had to be done. While our shared laundry bin was attractive enough, functional, and even made of sustainable materials, it was huge. Ideally we would’ve tucked it discreetly into a closet or a […]

Minimalist Packing Checklist: How to Pack in a Carry-On

Whether I’m traveling for two days or two weeks, my philosophy is this: carry-on or bust. Packing everything in a single carry-on means less to pack and organize, less decision fatigue getting dressed, and less to haul around on your trip or vacation. I’m leaving soon for a two-week trip to Europe and I managed […]

Why You Should Do Less

It feels like everyone I know is overwhelmed almost all of the time. I speak with clients, friends, and even family members who are retired who consistently feel like they have more to do than they can successfully cram into a day. My neighbor bashfully confessed to missing the days of covid lockdown where she […]

5 Things I Realized I Could Live Without

Over the course of my career, I’ve learned that most people own things just because they were told somewhere along the way that they should own them. Today’s the day I break some great news: you don’t actually have to own anything you don’t want or need! And, if you slow down and question the […]

5 Reasons I Don’t Want a Bigger House

Time for some real talk. Most people want a bigger house. I don’t. Our home is 1200 square feet, which feels absolutely perfect for our busy family of four. Here’s why I think less equates to so much more… Financial Freedom Having a home with a smaller footprint means a smaller monthly payment for mortgage, […]

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 […]

How to Pack in a Carry-On for Two Weeks

Whether I’m traveling for two days or two weeks, my philosophy is this: carry-on or bust! My refusal to check bags may stem from the fact that ten years ago my checked luggage was lost and never found, but I also just love to travel with a really light load. Packing everything in a single […]

How to Shop Like a Minimalist

Our consumer culture encourages us to purchase brand new things all the time, and it takes a real mental shift to resist the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy – now, now, now! As a minimalist who is not immune from chasing the temporary dopamine hit of retail therapy during these hard times… let’s just […]

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