What tips and tricks do you use on a daily basis to ensure your home stays in tip top shape?
I am constantly in an editing phase, asking myself “Do I use it? Do I need it? Do It love it?”
It’s much easier to stay organized when you have less stuff. It’s that simple. I do my best to keep up with systems I’ve created in my home that work for me and my family. Every person is unique so the organizing process is very personal and individualized. I can make any space look beautiful, but if it doesn’t function for the way people actually live their lives, it will never stay organized and will be very challenging to maintain.
What is your favorite space to organize?
I love organizing kitchens and pantries. The kitchen is the heart of the home! I personally love to cook and eat, so kitchens feel very intuitive to organize and set up for functionality. My mom is a fantastic cook, so I grew up spending tons of time in the kitchen. You notice at parties — that’s where everyone wants to hang out. Food brings family and community together to create traditions and memories. Because eating is a basic human need, I think having a functional kitchen and pantry is so important. Plus, I love seeing what snacks families have!
To what do you attribute your success?
Until I started UnClutterCO, I always felt out slightly of alignment with the work I was doing. It took a lot of exploration through various industries, prior successes and failures and the courage to really start over to take this leap. I credit my mother for her neurosis of having a tidy home. I know I inherited my organized nature from her. When there are lows, my husband reminds me that I need to be my own biggest cheerleader. Success is measured in so many different ways. For me, it means to just keep going and growing no matter what.