How Clutter Affects Your Home, Your Life + Your Mind

I tapped the shoulder of my good pal, Mr. Webster for a little bit of help.

However, in order for us to fully understand how clutter affects your home, your life + your mind, lets identify a working definition of clutter + what it really means. According to Webster, ‘Clutter is a crowded collection of things in a particular place.’

In other words: CLUTTER = THINGS. 

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Things to Know about CREATING a Savvy Interior Design Budget

What is an Interior Design Budget?

Many people confuse "budget" with "investment." Your investment is that number you feel all good + comfy spending on your project. Your budget is an itemized breakdown of what your dollars will be doing... + we want them to work as hard as possible for you!

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How To Choose the Best Window Treatments for Your Home

Have you ever walked into a friend’s home and been instantly wowed by her space? If so, I’m willing to bet window coverings played a big role in your jaw-droppage! John + I are guilty over here too… beautiful drapery or a stunning Roman shade has been known to stop us in our tracks!

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The Decluttering Hack That Forever Changed The Way I Organize Everything

Because it’s had such a massive impact on me, I wanted to share with you, one of the single most important things that’s forever changed the way I declutter...everything!!!

It’s literally altered my perception, my approach + my philosophy in terms of personally getting organized as well as helping clients set up systems to ensure they stay one step ahead of things around the house.

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9 Secrets for Styling Stop & Stare Bookcases

A well-styled bookcase can make a room feel special, put together + peace-inducing to the max! …but we’ve also seen overflowing, attention-competing shelves to the tune of “look at me… no, look at me…” So let’s put down the craziness + amp up the heart-tingling goodness!

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Understanding Why We Procrastinate

Who do you know that always procrastinates?

While, sitting on the patio, sunning myself like a lobster in the warm sunshine, I  started thinking about procrastination.

  • Why do people procrastinate?

  • Who do I know that always procrastinates?

  • When is it good to procrastinate?

  • When is it really bad to procrastinate?

  • What kinds of things do you put off doing?

  • How do you feel when other people put off something you want done soon?

  • Who is the most patient person you know?

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6 Ways to Organize Your Home

Do you have visions of a beautifully organized + clutter-free home + dream of the days when you no longer have to move piles of stuff to set something down? Today though, you find yourself balancing bags of groceries on the counter like a teetering Jenga-tower. Around every corner, the choices seem impossible + you haven’t a clue where to begin.

Want some tried + true organizing advice from an expert Clutter Therapist? Read on…

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Take Control of Clutter Before it Takes Control of You

When it comes to getting organized, my body begins to tingle + with sweaty palms my heart begins to race. But not because of those paralyzing fear driven tingles (Erp!) that too often go hand-in-hand with clutter...

...instead an exhilarating wave of ‘creating calm’ in the wake of clutter + chaos washes over me. I’m literally drowning in ecstasy!

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Home Makeover Shows vs. Real Life Interior Design

We’ve all seen the jaw-dropping transformations on TV. The family leaves. The smiling crews work their magic. The family comes home to an unbelievably dreamy space, tears of joy + the start of a new, exciting chapter in their lives. But the steps it takes to get there aren’t shown, so you’re not seeing the full story!

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The Ripple Effect

Eventually, we reach our tipping point. We wake up realizing that all the mental stress we carry, everything that makes our lives messy has literally spilled into every nook, cranny + out of sight crevice of our home. This my friend is what I call the ripple effect. 

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Getting Organized in the New Year

While the New Year is all about resolutions, fresh beginnings + starting over, it’s also the perfect time to re-calibrate our minds + focus our energy on becoming an even better version of ourselves. Despite the cold weather, sweater-loving, Starbucks-craving days, there's actually something incredibly magical about jumping feet first into the the month of January because it's the perfect time to quit hiding behind our excuses. Our lives are b-e-y-o-n-d crazy so lets jumpstart the year by getting ourselves organized. 

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