I truly believe living an organized life creates an infinite number of opportunities. Did you know that the average person spends 55 minutes a day searching for lost or misplaced items? If so many people describe themselves as “extremely busy,” how can we afford to constantly be searching – or worse, shopping – for items we know we have. What would you do with an extra 55 minutes a day?
I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona in a family whose core value was hard work. Dad was a successful engineer and mom was an amazing real estate agent. Between their full-time jobs, helping my elderly grandparents and caring for me and my sister, there wasn’t much free time.
Our home was lovely, but it definitely housed a lot of unnecessary things. There were outgrown toys, stacks of paperwork, and all these extra “just-in-case” things – not to mention the infamous give-away pile. My parents had built this house from the ground up with the intention of entertaining a lot.
We never really did, though – not because mom didn’t want to, but because the house was never in party shape. Busy lives kept organizing from being a priority.
I remember having some friends over one weekend, and one of them had never been to the house. He walked in, looked around, and asked, “are you moving?” I claimed it was just some stuff we were planning to take to Goodwill, but what I wanted to say was, “Hey! My dad works 15 hours a day and my mom runs a real estate business and takes care of my elderly grandparents! And W, X, Y, and Z are also happening!” Oh well. He wouldn’t have understood.
My childhood bedroom was different, though. It was my personal sanctuary. We laugh now, but at the time, my mom actually thought I had a problem – I was always rearranging my things, putting deep thought into whether I needed to keep something or not.
If I kept it, I organized it accordingly. If not? Straight to the give-away pile. I’d even daydream about it in class, picturing my bedroom, carefully considering each item, wondering if it still belonged.
I guess I’ve known from a young age how to determine if something is adding value to me or not. It’s an empowering feeling.
So that was then. High school happened, college came and went, and I found myself in Iowa, where I met my wonderful, loving husband. In the fall of 2015, we relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. And this is now – where our story truly begins.
We love every inch of this city, but none more than the few occupied by our two crazy animals, Bean, the bunny, and Oakley, the Corgi. These two constantly make us laugh, and, strangely enough, they really love each other. Seriously!
When I’m not hanging out with the pets, tackling a project around the house, or exploring our beautiful city with the hubby, you can be sure I’m busy obsessing over interior decor!
Well, either that or attempting to learn how to cook. Keyword: attempting. Oh, and of course I make time to check in on my girlfriends – these days, we’re all pursuing our dreams in separate parts of the world!
But hey, I hope now we can be friends too! After all, you came to my website. It must mean you are ready to tidy your space! Congratulations! That intention alone is a huge step, and I want to be there to help you through each magical step to follow.
And it’s not just about decluttering your space, I want to strengthen your ability to love your life and where you live. I want you to be surrounded by only the things that bring you happiness, so you can focus on what matters most – you!
i think if you asked anyone who knows me, they would tell you i'm an extremely positive person
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