Notes From A Recovering Perfectionist

Notes From A Recovering Perfectionist

Last March, I learned about a woman that identifies as a “Recovering Perfectionist”. I really liked that term. As I get older, the costs of perfectionism, such as anxiety or stress, outweigh my perceived advantages of it, that is, feeling in control. Can you relate? This woman also happens to be a professional organizer like […]

Organizing Your Wardrobe in Boston’s Summer-to-Fall Season

Organizing Your Wardrobe in Boston’s Summer-to-Fall Season

Utilizing the Idea of the Capsule Wardrobe This crazy weather…demanding both summer and fall clothes! Over the past month I have found myself having to pull out my light winter coat from storage one night, but then scrounging around for open-toe’d shoes and a summer dress another day. It’s been discombobulating to say the least, […]

How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

There comes a time when you have to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things. With my kids, it came when my son was around 8, and his bedroom floor was reduced to a one-layer high display of all of his put-it-together-yourself kits. Mini-trebuchets, papier-mache volcanos, replicas of pyramids and Lego fill-in-the-blank […]

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

When it comes to streamlining their life, my clients have expressed, “I’m too sentimental”. They want to simplify, but they get stuck trying to de-clutter their homes because they’re sentimentally attached to many of their belongings. To this, I respond, “You just need to be sentimentally smart!” Below, I offer 3 dilemmas and solutions to […]