NEW: My book, MINIMALISTA, will be released by Penguin Random House Fall 2021. Stay tuned!

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 […]

Where to Start?

It’s a strange and disorienting time. So many of us have suddenly found ourselves working at home, juggling kids who are off school, and trying to check things off our lists while staying safe and sane. It’s a juggle to say the least. For those of you who feel like you have the bandwidth to […]

The Wild Minimalist shares her favorite simple sustainable swaps

I was introduced to Lily, co-founder of The Wild Minimalist, by a mutual friend. She treated me to an oat milk matcha latte (have you tried this?!) and we bonded over our shared belief that little things make a difference. I learned so much from chatting with her about sustainability in the home, so naturally, […]

Client Success Story

I have to admit that when I founded the Virtual Closet Makeover Program I was a little nervous. I wanted to make sure that people would get the same results they achieved when they worked with me one-on-one, and I wondered if it was possible using a virtual format. The incredible thing I’ve learned is […]

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 […]

A Pre-Holiday Edit: Kids’ Edition

Every year, before the winter holidays, our family does a major clean out to make room for the inevitable gift haul that will be entering our home. This is the perfect time for an edit, because the kids are incentivized to let go of some of their old stuff to clear space for the new […]

You Don’t Actually Need To Own These 5 Things

In my work, over the past nine years, 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 […]

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