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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 […]

Let’s Talk About Your Underwear Drawer

I’ll get right to it: I’ve had the privilege of seeing a lot of people’s underwear drawers, and can confidently tell you that if you feel like your underwear drawer could use a little love, you are in good company. Here’s the great news: this is an easy one to fix. For a quick and […]

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. […]

The Luxury of Living Small with Laura Fenton

I was introduced to Laura Fenton, (the former lifestyle director at Parents Magazine), several years ago when she interviewed me as an expert for an organizing story. We instantly bonded over our shared interest in minimalism, home organizing, and small space living. I was thrilled to get to work with her again this year, and […]

Home Organizing: Where to Start?

For those of you who feel like you have the bandwidth to dive into some home improvement projects, you may feel overwhelmed or unclear about what to tackle first. One of the most common questions I receive about editing and organizing a home is simply, “where do I start?” I’ve given this a lot of […]

Digital Minimalism

I just finished reading Cal Newport’s new book, Digital Minimalism, and I honestly feel like it should be required reading for all humans – especially those feeling negative effects from their relationship with technology. In the past few years I’ve noticed a persistent nagging pull towards my phone and computer, despite my best efforts to […]

When Minimalism Goes Too Far

I embarrassed my entire family at a Bar Mitzvah last week. Let me explain. I had recently donated all of the items that I seldom wore, including my only pair of black pants. It felt great, and I really never wear anything besides my uniform of jeans, blouses, and sweaters, but there was a problem […]

My Thoughts on Hand-Me-Downs

Over the past ten years, I have edited and organized hundreds of homes, and I have formulated quite a few theories about hand-me-downs and how to handle them. Here are my thoughts in no particular order: It’s Ok to Say No Remember, you are the gatekeeper of your home which means it is your responsibility […]

You Don’t Actually Need To Own These 5 Things

In my work over the past decade, I’ve learned that most people own things just because they were told somewhere along the way that they should own them. Today is the day I break the news: you don’t have to own anything you don’t want or need! Here are the top 5 things that you […]

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