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Why You Should Ditch the Clothes That Don’t Fit

Over the course of my career, I’ve helped hundreds of women edit and organize their closets. Thousands if you count my online programs. One of the most common questions that comes up during this process is what to do with the clothes that don’t fit. While it’s not uncommon for a woman’s weight to fluctuate […]

How to Handle (and Prevent) 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 about to embark on gift giving season, and you may already be dreading the inevitable influx of more stuff you don’t necessarily want or need. Read on for my top tips for how […]

Minimalist Packing: A Two Week Family Trip to Europe

The time has come! The family and I are finally off on our rescheduled two-week trip to Europe after a major passport fail this summer. Public service announcement: kids’ passports expire every five years – not ten like adults. Lesson learned. The hard way. Onward! I’ve yet to meet a kid or teenager who likes […]

My Minimalist Cleaning Routine

Fun fact: I live for a clean house, but I don’t love cleaning. Because of these two opposing truths, I’ve found a way of streamlining and simplifying my cleaning routine to make it feel easy-breezy. Read on for my low-lift, high-impact cleaning routine – plus the eco-friendly products I swear by. Streamline Your Products This […]

Expanding My Business: New Ways to Work with Me

Ch-ch-ch-changes. Change can feel hard and vulnerable and complicated (but also exciting and inspiring!). After well over a decade of organizing homes all over the country, I’ve decided to pivot and expand my business so I can help more people in more ways, and also stretch myself creatively. I’ve never wanted to grow a large […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

How to Write a Book: My Step-by-Step Process

I signed my first book deal with Ten Speed Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House) months before the world changed and we were all hit with the harsh reality of a global pandemic and healthcare crisis. I’d dreamed of writing a book since I was a kid (both my parents were published writers), but […]

How to Run a Minimalist Business

The minimalist movement is all about being more intentional, stripping away clutter, and creating more time, energy, and freedom for the things that matter most. Today I’m peeling back the curtain and sharing how I’ve implemented principles of minimalism in all aspects of my business. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, or like you’re not […]

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