Have you ever wondered why you feel so relaxed on vacation? Sure, you are not working, you might not be washing your own dishes, and you probably have your toes tucked warmly in the sand at the beach. But have you considered the lack of clutter in your vacation rental? Let's picture this calm oasis: the counters are clear and the walls are adorned with just a few, intentionally chosen pieces of art. This special place has the essentials for living and not much more. There is room to breathe.
Now, imagine this is your home.
Hi, my name is Brooke and I would love to help you simplify your space.
My expertise comes from my own experience and from several great works including: Voluntary Simplicity by Duane Elgin, Marie Kondo's 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up', Bea Johnson's 'Zero Waste Home', Kim John Payne's 'Simplicity Parenting', My Plastic Free Life, New Slow City by William Powers, Josh Beckers blog Becoming Minimalist, and Leo Babauta's blog Zen Habits.
How it Works
We will meet for a one hour intake to discuss your vision for your home and my process for simplifying. We'll set up dates in 3-4 hour blocks, preferably starting in the morning, where I'll come over and we'll get to work on your home! We'll tackle our project category by category, putting our hands on everything. You'll choose what to release and what to keep. I will guide you every step of the way, and will help you figure out what to sell, donate, recycle, or throw out.
I highly recommend that my clients have a good listener during the weeks or months we work together, as minimizing can be an emotional process. Ryan McAllister is a wonderful lay counselor in Takoma Park, and he works on a sliding scale. You can see his bio here: https://physics.georgetown.edu/users/ryan-mcallister
If you live outside the DC/Maryland area, please contact me for details about online consulting or arranging my visit for an intensive, two day de-clutter.