organization

  • small improvements: paint the closet.

    No matter if you live in an old apartment or house or castle on a hill, I highly recommend a weekend project of painting the inside(s) of your closet(s). This is also my regular…

    April 29, 2021 7 Comments
  • simple stuff: a kitchen trash can.

    I have purchased a kitchen trash can. It’s a 4-gallon can that may or may not be considered the proper size for a family of five, but it’s clocking in at about 4 times…

    January 21, 2021 35 Comments
  • gather your supplies.

    My love for toolboxes isn’t a secret to anyone who’s been a longtime reader here, but in a brand-new class that’s launching today with Skillshare Audio, I get to wax expert about why these…

    November 10, 2020 3 Comments
  • make your own: extra large string bag.

    The stone fruits have returned to the farmers’ market, thank goodness. I’m celebrating every scrap of normalcy I’m able to find these days, including sweaty July walks home from the market carrying my weight…

    July 7, 2020 2 Comments
  • a live class with skillshare.

    I’m very much looking forward to the day when it’s not just me and my immediate family sitting around our table. Scratch that, and forgive me, but I can’t wait to sit around the…

    May 13, 2020 10 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #192: Make peace at home. I’ve spent lots of the last nine years writing about living in a small New York City apartment. I’m no stranger to cramped quarters or working from home,…

    March 24, 2020 34 Comments
  • everyday minimalism, an online class with skillshare.

    On this eerily quiet New York City afternoon, I’m launching my first-ever class with Skillshare, an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and now,…

    March 17, 2020 13 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #191: The one best small space storage solution. I can’t help but click on the stories that promise me small space solutions. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve been disappointed, or, more…

    January 23, 2020 16 Comments
  • simple stuff: china markers.

    By now, you know how I feel about labels. When made by someone else, that sucker’s most likely getting ripped off the minute after it comes in our house. But even when made by…

    November 4, 2019 28 Comments