Ask an organizer: Is this the worst you've ever seen?

Ask an organizer: Is this the worst you've ever seen?


"Is this the worst you've ever seen?" might be the most common question I'm asked, especially during my first meeting (consultation) with a new client. Many clients feel embarrassed at the state of their home, and underneath that question lies shame, judgment and humiliation. Honestly, my heart breaks every time I hear it…

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A walk down memory lane

A walk down memory lane

Back in April 2015, I attended the National Association for Productivity and Organizing Professionals annual conference in Los Angeles as a fairly new organizer (LIVE WITH LESS was a mere 1.5 years old). I was excited to learn The Minimalists were the keynote speakers, as I’d been reading their website for a couple of years and was inspired by their philosophy about minimalism. 

I loved their presentation then and, after watching the conference recording again the other day, I still love it today! Thought y’all might be inspired as well, so here are my notes...

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The "toy detox" - an interview with an in-the-know mom

The "toy detox" - an interview with an in-the-know mom

I’m delighted to share with y’all an interview I had with a mom who recently underwent a move that involved packing most of her family’s stuff to put into storage for a couple of months while their new home was being completed. Since many of her children’s toys were packed away, I was curious to learn how her children dealt with having less toys to play with, and I was fascinated to learn what has changed as a result. Read on for Kayla’s story....

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