It’s that time of year when most of the country starts gearing up for sweater and boot weather. I’m currently in Los Angeles and wearing sandals and a sun dress but I am still THINKING about my sweater and boot inventory. Near the end of September I always do a huge closet cleanse and get really clear about what I need and want to wear for the remainder of the year. After shipping off a huge ThreadUp bag and dropping at a local consignment shop, I was able to clearly see what I needed to round out my Fall/Winter wardrobe. I got almost all of my needs met in one quick shop on the Everlane website. I have my eye on a couple other pieces that I will get to when the time (and the price point) is right.
Holiday Season is buying time and when it comes to decorating for the holidays, we all tend to overbuy. What if we told you that you don’t have to anymore? Getting organized for the holidays means being organized. What would it be like to stay organized after through the holidays and after? Read more
As we transition into fall, our three part minimalism challenge comes to a close. If you missed parts 1 and 2, they will be up on the blog for you to come back to any time. You may feel called to do a quick review before digging into this last piece. If you’ve been following along, excellent! Read more
As I was buying pumpkins last week, I realized that Thanksgiving is in exactly 41 days! This year has really flown by! I’m generally the one to host Thanksgiving so I love doing a big pantry edit prior to the main event. But where does one begin? This is the the number one question I receive from clients. So let me support you in this ever so important AND nourishing endeavor. Read more
Entryway coat closets in small homes can be tricky beasts. They can go from clean to chaotic with the simple addition of a few hard-to-store items – before you know it you’re shutting the door just so you don’t have to look at it any more.
Take a deep breath, and open the door. Let’s work our way from the top down…
As you know, we love everything to have its own place, and often times that place is a bin. Getting organized doesn’t have to be rocket science, sometimes it’s as simple as assigning shelf space to containers of various sizes, like these Open Canvas Storage Bins, and letting them be home to the things that would otherwise crowd your shelves and floors. We love that these have labels on both the horizontal and vertical walls so even if the bin is stored up high, you can read the contents before bringing it down. We’ve used them here for hats (each person in the household has their very own bin) and winter gear. They bring that minimalist-chic style without breaking the bank ($7.99 to $11.99 per bin). Available in grey or cream and three different sizes.Read more
Ever notice how when you’re day starts off with a misfortunate occurrence, it seems like everything bad that could possibly happen, well, happens? You hear me talk about energy all the time. I wouldn’t talk about it if I didn’t see the effects of energy and mindset not only on myself but with my clients as well.Read more
Summer is almost over, and you haven’t taken break. So, in the spur of the moment you hopped online, caught a deal, and booked a last minute vacation (insert high five). Excited to escape the hustle and bustle of life, you toss your clothes into a suitcase and dash for the door. When you arrive at your destination, ready to hit the pool, you realize – you packed everything except your bathing suit.
Avoid an emergency shopping trip and outrageous tourism prices with these essential summer getaway packing tips.Read more
Last month we kicked off our three part 90 day minimalism challenge introducing the ideology of minimalism as well as the manipulative marketing tactics that can lead to aggressive consumerism. It is important to understand both sides of the spectrum in order to appreciate a simplified style of living. Let’s embark upon phase 2 of the journey: letting go of life’s excess aka editing.
“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.” – Joshua Becker, Becoming MinimalistRead more
Between the success of Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up and the well-documented journey of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus AKA “The Minimalists,” de-cluttering and streamlining your life has recently caught on like wildfire. Many people come to us with ideas and images of minimally stocked closets, kitchens, pantries and more….but often times, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of purging, they struggle to let go. Read more