Decluttering with Kids
Environmental Psychology: How to Thrive Where you Live
Kids bring in a lot of clutter. The art projects, flyers, the little prizes from school, so many knick knacks. And then their constantly outgrowing toys and clothes. How are you supposed to manage it all?
I share helpful tips from my experience working with kids (and adults) here.
Declutter Your Mind
How do the current rooms in your home make you feel? How do you WANT them to make you feel?
These are the types of questions we dive into here. The solution? Using the principles of environmental psychology so you can soak up every last ounce of goodness in each room, no matter how small or big or old or new or fancy or cluttered your home is.
My challenge for you: Incorporate just one of the many examples here into your home over the next month, and share with me via instagram, facebook, or simply by commenting on this post.
The Most Important Step to Transform Any Space
It’s no secret that being stressed, overwhelmed, and over-booked will make achieving any of your goals, feeling the way you want to feel, or living the kind of life you want to live much more difficult. While removing physical clutter from your attic, basement, closets, and kitchens is important, eliminating mental clutter from your schedule and to-do list is just as important and has the same positive, transformational effects.
The Organization Supplies I Use the Most
As a professional organizer and interior stylist, so many people come to me saying the same thing: “Help! I don’t even know where to start!”
They want a bedroom room that makes them feel peaceful and calm, or an office space that makes them feel focused and energized, or a kitchen that makes them feel fancy and healthy - but right now it’s a messy and boring space.
Do you start by buying plants and art? Should you paint the walls a certain color? Or rearrange the furniture? Or spend a lot on fancy organizational supplies? Should you store everything in a different place? Or maybe buy tons of containers and label all the stuff? Or get the kids to help out more with putting things back where they belong? WHERE DO YOU START?! So many folks know exactly what they want for their space, but they are stuck and don’t know how to get there.
How to Do the Holidays with Peace and Ease
A few years ago, I applied to work part-time at the Container Store. After all - I love organization. But then, during the group interview, I had the sudden realization that simply buying tons of additional stuff, even if it’s organizational stuff, is not going to actually help you get organized.
You need to do the hard work of decluttering, and creating lasting organizational systems in your home FIRST. This month I’m sharing the top five organizational items that I most frequently use with clients, only after we’ve decluttered and developed organizational systems.
The Things that Matter
What if your holidays were 100% stress free? What if everything was super easy, joyful, and peaceful?
Your guide to feel less like Jovie and more like Buddy the Elf this holiday season is right here.. Let's trim off all the stress of your holiday season together, and just focus on doing the things that matter with the people that matter.
Is the Pricey Planner Worth It?
Given everything that’s gone on in the world throughout the past couple of months, from natural disasters to mass shootings, it’s difficult to write a blog post sharing advice about how to simplify your wardrobe, declutter your pantry, or style a coffee table. All those things seems trivial and unimportant...
The Self Care Practice Nobody is Talking About
For most, choosing one planner for the whole year is overwhelming. Here is a place to start if you are thinking about buying a planner for this new school year. First, start thinking about how you’ll use it, THEN look into options that are out there. Compare some of the trendiest planners and decide if they are worth the hype and the often large price tag.
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