Cleaning · Hygge · Organizing · Self Care · Simple Living

Simple Inspiration for Living Simply

Even a professional organizer needs inspiration some days.  Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and Simplified Life by Emily Ley were both recommended to me by fellow organizers and Hygge lovers. I just started following both of these ladies over on Instagram and bought these books this past weekend.

To say these past few months have been super busy would be an understatement. My full-time career is in accounting, I am a tax accountant by day, night, and everything in between. This tax season is a particularly difficult tax season with all the “last minute” changes. I will survive. I will survive.

My goal is to get my home-based business off the ground and slowly ease into working part-time organizing and personal shopping, and part-time as a tax accountant during the busy season.

Even though it’s been a busy few months I am still on track and I continue to stay on point with housework, new business-oriented work, family, and volunteer work. By keeping on top of things and making sure these things got taken care of, I’ve had a lot less stress working overtime and weekends since last fall. Our taxes are done, my spring cleaning is done, Easter dinner planned and partially shopped for, and I’m training two new volunteers to help me when I am back to volunteering every month come summertime.

Some things I’ve thought of lately that perhaps you might be interested in and jot down as inspiration–

  • In April I am attending a flower show in a local arboretum where early flowers such as primulas will be for sale.  Look to your local gardening center or university –they may have the same kind of event going on in April.
  • Perusing gardening catalogs and buying flowers and plants that honey bees and butterflies love.
  • Releasing butterflies- we have friends that hatch out monarchs every year. You can buy kits online–google butterfly release.
  • If you’re traveling this spring or summer consider Marie Kondo’s new travel accessory cases (Cuyana partnered with Marie Kondo).  They are sold out now but will be back in stock in May 2018.
  • New follows on Instagram- @livingbetterwithless @iheartorganizing @thehomeedit


Be Inspired!

Cleaning · Fees · Organizing · Services Offered

Services, fees, and contact information



Virtual Assistant—$10.00 an hour

(email, organize, coach, schedule

resource, research, marketing)


Personal Organizing–$25.00 an hour

(room, office, section, declutter, assist with

a minimalistic approach, mail, desk, calendar, email)


Personal Shopping–$10.00 an hour

(home décor, gifts, grocery shop)


Home/Apt freshen up-after travel or hospitalization—$10.00 an hour

(light cleaning, airing out, mail recovery, food necessities, flowers, plant care)


Personal Lifestyle Coach—$20.00 an hour

(coaching, encouragement, listening, goal-setting, planning, and support) a service that is both virtual and offered in person.


Payment- PayPal

Communication- feel free to contact me at with all questions and concerns and to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments for all virtual services as soon as payment is made. I will provide references and a service contract before work is scheduled in person.



Virtual Chats are made through Google Hangouts

Virtual Hours-9am to 9pm


Organizing · PDF Quick and Easy Guide

A Quick and Easy Guide to a Life Organized

I’m happy to announce that the organizing guide I have been working on for a long time is ready and I hope you love it as much as I do. No one certain person will benefit more from it than the other. Organizing is my family business. I was born to organize. But that doesn’t make me better than anyone, or more successful, or better off. It comes down to how each of us individually sees things, does things, and how each of us completes the tasks of daily living. Everyone is different. Some more than others are quite organized in the things they do. For me, there is a process to everything and though many people compliment me for being organized– it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be all the time. In this guide, I’ve put together a month to month outline of some of the things I do that make my life easier, and keep things in my life more organized.  I think there is something in my free guide for everyone, and I hope with all my heart that it helps someone.  I will start by saying, as a way of introduction, that some of the things I do in my life, by way of staying organized, keep me on schedule for all my appointments, help me to remember birthdays, special occasions, and get-togethers, pay bills on time (never any late fees), stay ahead of my housekeeping, keep our family car’s service up to date, relax throughout the holidays, take the summer off, enjoy the bounty of fall food throughout the winter, live well on a fixed budget and more. I’m a wife, an accountant that works full-time +, an urban homesteader, volunteer, and I travel often and care for a pet with special health needs.  I budget my time wisely, and I would be lost without a few of the shortcuts, tips, and organizing tools that I have laid out for you in my special Quick and Easy Guide to a Life Organized.

A Quick and Easy Guide to a Life Organized 2018


Organizing and Reinforcing a Closet

Around 10 pm on the July 4th holiday weekend with my husband in bed sound asleep, and me watching a movie in the living room, we both suddenly heard a very loud crash. I heard him jump up and we both met in the hallway and asked each other ” what on earth was that?” We looked around and looked around some more and then I heard him say “come here we’ve got a problem.” The problem was that our closet had collapsed.

The brackets that hold up the bar that all of our clothing was hung on pulled out of the wall and the shelf above that bar, stacked high with stuff, came tumbling down. I blame our neighbors on the other side of that wall, and their constant banging for the brackets finally letting go, but in all honesty, we had a lot of stuff in our closet. With limited storage room in our apartment, I’ve had to get pretty creative organizing our closets and cupboards. So here we were with a mountain of stuff partially collapsed into our closet doors. What a mess! We took out what we could to take the pressure off our closet doors and saved the rest for the next day. Bright and early the next day we unloaded everything onto our bed, into our home office, into the washing machine, and along both shower curtains. What we needed to do was fix the current brackets, put in reinforcements, and clean and paint the closet (because the bracket nails scratched the walls up on their way down). My husband’s job was to fix the brackets, and mine was to organize the contents of our closet, clean, and paint.

Two hours later and we’re almost done–

At about the 2.5-hour mark we had completed our work with a few loads of freshly laundered clothing already out of the wash hanging up, and several bags ready for donation. I couldn’t have done all this work without the assistance of my husband. He is a great help in all things and an integral part of our family business.