Living with Less

Who doesn't love The Container Store?! It is my Mecca. Much like the grocery store, I usually have to write a list before I go so I stick to it. I love shopping for my clients, and bringing order and beauty into their newly organized...

Happy Fall Y'all! I took a little hiatus from the blog this summer, but I'm back! In June, I stepped up as the Director of Marketing for the NAPO SF Chapter, and that took up a lot of time as I settled into some very big...

Happy Ash Wednesday! The 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge was brought to my attention back in 2012. I found it a great way to declutter my entire house. Instead of giving up one thing for the 40 days of Lent, try giving up a bag of clutter each...

If you're an avid follower of the LMOI blog, you'll notice I mentioned twice in previous posts about my ReThink Waste Tour in the fall of 2014. I wanted to share some photos and information with you from that day and encourage you to to...

As I mentioned in a previous blog, one of my resolutions in 2015 is to create less waste whenever/wherever I can. In this blog I'll give you tips on how to be more green in 2015. I have taken tours of my local Recycling and...

It's important to understand that organizing is a process. Once you do it, it's not done forever. You still have to revisit/review organized items and see if there's anything left to purge. I do this seasonally for my wardrobe, and yearly for other items (like...

Have you noticed the popularity of Halloween decorations has grown considerably? Halloween has become the second biggest decoration holiday next to Christmas, with Easter in third place and Valentine’s Day, the 4th of July, and St. Patrick’s Day following closely behind. It wasn’t always this...

If there is one question I hear from clients more than any other it’s “is this worth anything?” Whether it is due to the state of the economy, or the popularity of Antiques Roadshow, or any other number of reasons, people want to know if...

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really wonderful clients, each of whom has taught me something. However, one of my clients, we’ll call her Katherine, really stood out. Katherine is highly educated and worked for years as a biochemical scientist. As Katherine told me, she...