Monday, April 7, 2014

Organizing Tips Featured on The Huffington Post

Is your beauty loot completely out of control? If your lip glosses and lotions are mixing, the answer is YES.

Check out our top ten creative tips to organize it all. We're featured on The Huffington Post's style blog

Oh yeah! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Daily Candy Names US Among NYC’s Best At-Home Services

I'm honored, albeit a bit sad at the same time. 

Just days after Daily Candy named US among New York City's best at-home services, they announced they were closing their doors after 14 years. 

I'm thrilled for one last bit of Daily Candy love before they shut down. You can check out the full profile here.

Our initial feature in Daily Candy back in 2011, just after launching the company, was a major bump for business and resulted and some of our best clients over the years. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how much it helped US grow. 

I'm so very sad that Daily Candy is shutting down this week. I remember subscribing to the newsletter in my early 20s when I first moved to New York City in hopes of finding a sample sale that I could actually afford. That was a long time ago, and it's been amazing to see the site grow over the years. Then to be featured, well, that was the best.

Monday, February 3, 2014

MakeSpace Features Urban Simplicity

Life happens. We move. We marry. We make babies. And as I so often say, during life's big changes, our organizational systems break down.

I'm thrilled to be sharing my insight on organizing after a big life event over at MakeSpace's blog

MakeSpace is a company based in New York City that takes a unique approach to storage. They drop off the storage bins for you, and pick them up once they're packed. When you want something back, they deliver. Talk about simplicity! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Organizing Tips Featured on

You might have heard. It's freezing. I mean, really freaking cold these days. Okay, so no major news flash here...

But now is the time to get all that winter gear - hats, scarves, gloves, and snow boots - organized. I'm so excited to be back over at, an online magazine for women across the country, with tips for organizing all that winter gear. 

Okay, now stop counting the days until summer and read this

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year + Big News

When I launched this company three years ago, I had no idea what to expect. I was walking away from a steady income and a career in politics that I never expected to leave. 

Thanks to the support of my husband, friends, family, and the coolest, most amazing clients a girl could hope for, I've built Urban Simplicity into the thriving and growing business it is today. I am so grateful to all of you. 

As 2013 ends, I'm so excited to tell you all that Urban Simplicity is expanding in 2014 to Cincinnati, Ohio. It's definitely a dream realized to expand our reach to another location. First, New York. Next, Cincinnati. Then, the world! :)

But never fear New Yorkers, we'll still maintain and grow our business in the City. With a team of organizers in the City every day, we'll continue to conquer New York City clutter. Personally, I will be in the City on a regular basis working with clients, taking new consultations, and growing the brand.  

So here's wishing you a happy, healthy, and ORGANIZED 2014. 

All the best,


Friday, December 13, 2013

Give the Gift of Organization

The clock is ticking with only two weekends left before Christmas. I say, forget the stores. If you’re struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for someone on your list, then look no further.

Give the gift of peace of mind with an Urban Simplicity gift certificate.

Photo Courtesy of At the Picket Fence

A gift certificate is the perfect option for the loved one in your life. Think of a session with a professional organizer as a spa day in your own home. Clients finish the session feeling lighter, more centered, and most of all relaxed and in control of their life.

Gift certificates are available in any amount, but consider a four-hour organizing session as a good starting place.

Mention this blog post and receive 20 percent off a gift certificate for a four-hour organizing session.
Price: Regularly $500, Now $400

To purchase or learn more, simply call 646-942-8676 or email We’ll get you taken care of and on your way to enjoying the holidays.

And just in case a gift certificate might not seem like the perfect solution, consider these other clutter-free holiday gifts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks to Five Organizational Tools

Well, hello, Thanksgiving! The time for gratitude and shopping (not) is here. I hope you have lots of fun, food, and time with friends and family in the coming days.

This week, I’m giving thanks to five organizational tools that I couldn’t live without.

1. Command Hooks – There isn’t a home that can’t use a Command Hook. They come In various sizes and are an amazing solution if drilling and potentially damaging surfaces makes you nervous. My favorite use – put one under your bathroom vanity to hang your hairdryer.  

Photo courtesy of The Container Store 

2. IKEA’s Big Blue Bag – How many pounds of donations have I lugged to Goodwill in these awesome blue bags? A gazillion. If only I had the patience to master the proper folding techniques. Oh, and they cost 59 cents! 

Photo courtesy of IKEA 

3. Canvas Bins – So simple, so lightweight, and so easily label-able. These bins are my go to for closet storage.

Photo courtesy of The Container Store 

4. IKEA Expedit – Have I gone on and on about the Expedit? Maybe. But I can’t stop, won’t stop. If you need storage on a budget in almost any room in your home, the Expedit is a go to solution.

5. Fridge Binz – Maybe the most versatile bin out there. Don’t be fooled by the name. It’s not just for your fridge. Oh, and the “z” on “Binz” just makes me love it more.

Photo courtesy of The Container Store

Happy Thanksgiving!