Life editor. Chief of stuff. That’s me.
I’m an organizational expert and author. I am sought after for my unique approach to organizing, a carefully refined balance of: sprightly action, untiring focus, savviness in navigating the emotional component of “stuff,” an eye for aesthetics and style, and an undaunted sense of humor.
I teach people to Simplify their lives, equipping them with the tools to clarify priorities, to objectively evaluate their belongings, to establish successful organizational systems and strategies, and to create a space for the luxury of beauty and Simplicity.
I know that it’s possible for everyone to Live Simply, if only they would. Take the time, enlist the help, reap the rewards.
I love this work to my core, which is why I spend my every-waking hour devoted to it, whether with local clients in Seattle, destination clients (I travel, too!), or the international audience my blog attracts.
For the whole backstory on me & Live Simply, head on over here.
More things about me:
- I have been writing seriously (or at least, so I thought back then) since the age of 6, and began organizing and engaging in domestic management when I was just 10.
- I am unassumingly strong, which many people doubt when they size up my 5′ 2″ bitty frame.
- Apples-and-peanut-butter is my idea of the perfect food.
- I am from Detroit, Michigan, a city that I love, and about which I would prefer us to say nice things.
- I attended Waldorf schools, which I cannot speak highly enough about, and about which I am always happy to answer questions.
- I love dogs and really cute children (peanuts).
- If you came to my house or met me in person you would find that I Live just as Simply as I claim to.
About Live Simply
“Live Simply” is a life style.
As such, it encompasses all facets of being, from your material possessions to your emotional state.
It’s peeling away the extraneous: in emotional dealings, the manipulations, obligations, fear, and doubt. In the material realm, the clutter of unnecessary belongings, the tired, worn, or never used, the items that are weighing you down, taking up precious space, and complicating your daily routine.
It’s recognizing that by removing those layers, you may uncover the underlying essence—the beauty of Simplicity.
It’s consistently striving to choose the most direct, honest and kind method of communicating, relating, and living.
It’s deciding that you are worthy and capable of having a space and a life that provides you fulfillment and happiness.
It’s learning to be intentional about what you bring into your space and your life.
It’s living with awareness of self, of others, of genuine need.
It’s keeping it real.
It’s finding the humor.
It’s making it lovely.
It’s Live Simply.
About The Live Simply Blog
With millions of views every year, the Live Simply blog is an unparalleled resource for readers seeking guidance on how to achieve beautifully organized spaces and blissfully Simplified lives.
Thousands of loyal readers spanning the globe–from places as close as Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles, to as far away as Australia, Finland, India and Brazil–visit the blog daily to read about topics like storage solutions for specific items or areas, organizational tutorials, and strategies for solidifying priorities and achieving overall clarity and efficiency.
The weekly series “Monday’s Meditation” caters to the psychological component of Simplified, intentional living, while the “Spotlight on Designers” series is an opportunity to showcase inspiring interiors.