For me, being organized comes naturally. I know what I have, why I have it, and where it goes. But simple is not easy, and perfection is not the goal. Reducing, removing, and organizing opens up space to live. It provides a sense of relief, freedom, and peace in my life.
For the past 20 years, I have worked for a contemporary home furnishings retailer, helping clients plan and design their spaces to be both functional and beautiful to live in. I also fill the support role for all things tech and systems related. If a colleague has a question, I almost always have the answer. At home, if my husband can’t find something (opposites attract), including his own keys or wallet, I typically know where it is.
In 2018, I transitioned to a part time position, started Edit, and began helping clients get organized. When I’m not working, I enjoy being home, doing all the home things. I force myself to go to the gym because it’s good for me, and I practice yoga. I love music and art, and spending time with friends. A perfect day off would include hanging out with my husband, who makes the best pizza ever, which I pair with a margarita, because tequila goes with everything.
I consider myself to be a minimalist, but I don’t expect my clients to be.
Minimalism does not mean I live in a house with bare white walls, one coffee cup, and 5 things in my closet. I like nice clothes, I have stuff on my counters and tables, and art on my walls. It’s not about living with nothing, it’s about living with enough. Minimizing and organizing is an ongoing endeavor, but for every one tangible thing you let go of, you gain a little space for the important things in life.