"I just love the monthly focus areas and the pace of this program."
The Essentialist Home Program walks you through monthly steps at a pace you can handle to arrive at a home that’s light, calm, beautiful and makes your daily life SO much easier.
Look, you know the clutter all around you is sucking the life out of you. It’s built up over years or decades and makes it hard to love your home. And clean it. And relax in it.
Let’s be brutally honest here.
It makes it hard to be as happy as you could be.
The clutter is constantly on your mind and making you frustrated and depressed or anxious and not really yourself.
every time you try to make some headway by cleaning it up you’re more drained than you started out and there’s more clutter on your freshly cleaned counters again the next day!
Does stuff just bleed out from your walls? What’s going on here?
It’s NOT to:
throw everything out and go to the opposite extreme of minimalism.
binge-watch Marie Kondo and then never actually do the work.
spend all your weekends clearing out your closets instead of having fun with family and friends.
get in screaming and nagging matches with your significant other about getting rid of their crap.
It’s accepting help & taking it slow.
Because when you have:
coaching and weekly emails with tasks laid out for you
a strategic plan that spaces out the work over 12 months
real-life photos and ideas for home hacks and systems to prevent further clutter
lessons to help you break bad habits and form new good ones
you not only transform your home, you transform your life.
Once and for all.
Until about years ago I was living an overfilled fast-paced life with a home full of stuff. The daily consequences of being on the go so much with a packed-full calendar and home took its toll on me. I developed chronic anxiety and began having health problems because of it.
Then I read the book Essentialism, by Greg McKeown.
Essentialism is the concept of focusing in on what’s essential to living a meaningful life and meeting your goals. That doesn’t really seem like rocket science, and yet the concept of doing less but better was life changing for me.
I applied the concept not only to my work and my calendar but to my home as well.
Essentialism at home means setting your home up so you can thrive. So you can do less but better at home.
It’s creating a home so that’s super-functional, super-comfortable and super-simple.
No not at all. Unless you want it to be.
An essentialist home is one that’s uncluttered and helps you feel joy and calm, allows you to do chores and routines easily and efficiently, and encourages you to take action on your highest dreams and goals.
But it’s NOT about creating a capsule wardrobe or removing everything from your bedroom except your mattress.
If you want to move toward minimalism, that’s great, and essentialism will get you there.
But you don’t have to be a minimalist to have a home that allows you to live like a queen instead of the hired help.
I’m a decorator and organizer and simplicity freak. I help people recreate their homes so that they feel alive in them again. I believe in creating homes that are functional first, then adding in natural and sustainable beauty. Through my courses and online programs I’ve helped thousands of people declutter their homes and set up systems that keeps new clutter at bay - so they can relax and enjoy being at home.
I’m here to give you the mindset, the plan, the action steps and, if we’re being truthful, the nagging, so you, too, can live in a calm, simple and beautiful home.
12 months of lessons - each focused on one area or category in your home.
Each lesson contains ideas for not only how and what to declutter but also tricks for organizing and putting systems in place to maintain order over the long haul.
You’ll also get lessons on how to create healthy mindsets around simplicity and clutter - your own and also your partner’s and children’s.
You’ll get weekly email coaching with a task to be completed during the week and gentle “pushing” to get it done (but don’t worry - there are weeks off, so you’ll have lots of catch up time when you need it).
A private Facebook group for course participants who share their own successes and challenges.
Real-life photos for ideas on how to organize and simplify your home.
Access to me by email throughout the whole year for help when needed.
Just for taking action you’ll also receive:
A half-hour coaching session with me so you can walk me through your home (via online chat) and get my help with any decorating and organizing problem areas you might have. It’s a wonderful way to finish the program - I can help you refresh your decor to match your light and simple home!
Cleaning formulas and printable labels for natural cleaning solutions you can DIY
Printable labels for organizing around your home
“I’m so glad I joined this program. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to it but I took the leap. Wow, what a difference it’s made to me and my husband. I felt so much guilt for such a long time because I knew the clutter needed to be tackled and I just couldn’t make any headway on it. It weighed me down like a brick. Now, seven months into the program I’ve never felt lighter. Following your instructions each week is the easiest way to declutter and is also helping us figure out how to stop it from coming back. Thank you SO much.”
"My home was so full of stuff I felt like I was suffocating. But I just couldn't get far decluttering on my own. I would get bogged down in one drawer and then end up giving up after hours with little progress. This program was a lifesaver. I just handed control over to Kelly and followed her instructions. I felt like I should have been able to do this myself, but OMG I'm so glad I didn't. I still would have been struggling today instead of having the freedom to spend my days outside with the kids instead of inside cleaning and being frustrated. I couldn't be happier with the time and money I spent on this."
~ Jessica T.
“The course has been fantastic for me to help declutter, organize and provide a simplicity to my everyday. It’s well organized, easy to follow and full of many added resources to help along the way. If you are like me and feel like there's just too much everything….too much going on, too much stuff in your way, too much in your head….this course was great. The time you spend working through the modules will come back to you in droves because life will feel that much easier after you get through it.”
~ Lindsey G.
“It seemed like my life was going by in a blur without me living it. I was constantly stressed and tired, but organizing and decluttering my home was too overwhelming for me on my own. When I started doing the lessons, it felt like Kelly was with me the whole time urging me to take baby steps and keep making progress. The directions were very simple and I liked having everything laid out for me. I've decluttered so much 'non-essential' stuff from my home it's incredible! And the tweaks I made to simplify my house for my everyday routines have made such a difference. I now have a daily practice of living that's simple and joyful. It's fantastic!"
Then can I suggest...this is when you need it the most?
When you begin simplifying you’ll immediately begin gaining back time and energy for all the things in life you're so busy with. The overwhelm will stop. And you won’t feel like you “don’t have time” for stuff any longer.
Of course you can. But HAVE you?
Sometimes you need help to get things like this done. It’s hard to continually motivate yourself to do the work.
You spend money on yoga and fitness classes with an instructor guiding you, right?
This is no different.
That's what I'm here for. My job is to keep you motivated and accountable. I'll help you work through any emotional or habitual roadblocks so you can transform your home.
I also off a full refund within 2 months of the program start should you feel you can’t proceed after giving it a shot.
Purchase the full 12-month Essentialist Home Program for just $147 dollars (CAD). That's a little more than $12/month - equivalent to two lattes each month to get a home that's clutter-free, stress-free, functional, organized and, well, awesome.
Cost: $147 CAD (Canadian)
Full money-back guarantee within 2 full months of giving this program a shot to simplify your home and make your daily life easier.
I know it seems like 12 months is a huge commitment, but after working 1:1 with clients doing this same work, I found that spreading it out over a year is actually way more manageable than trying to do everything in a few weeks or even a couple of months.
Focusing on only one area each month means you won’t be overwhelmed with too much and end up quitting half way through. And it means you contain your mess and your efforts to one space at a time and don’t lose focus. And it allows you to work on building new habits and systems as you go so that more clutter doesn’t creep back in.
I want you to get the long-lasting benefits of simplifying your whole home - for good - and that means making changes slowly but surely over time.
This is an email and online coaching program. When you sign up, you'll get immediate access to all of the lessons online, plus a course checklist and other bonus resources. You'll begin getting emails from me each week from the date you begin the program. I'll outline the weekly lessons and give you tasks to do. I’ll check in regularly to push you to do the work. You'll also have a private Facebook group for questions, feedback and sharing your work with me and other course participants going through this as well.
Yes, once you've purchased the course you'll receive an email from me with your password and instructions to get started. You'll have immediate and lifetime access to the full course online and my coaching emails to you will begin right away. Your year will begin from the date of purchase.
Everyone works at a different pace and has a different size house and clutter, so it's hard to say how long it might take you, but a good benchmark is to bank on 1-2 hours a week, or 4-8 hours a month. You might want to tackle a few lessons at once over a weekend, or space it all out by doing a little each day. Some months will require more work than others depending on your home. Some months you'll have less to do and you can have a break from homework or spend that time catching up from last month if you were away or had other obligations.
Not a problem. That’s one of the reasons why the program is spread out over a whole year. It gives you plenty of time to catch up when life intervenes. Some months will be lighter for you and you’ll be able to use them to catch up if you fall behind on any particular area or task.
Yes! The lessons are all online on the program website and you'll have the password to access these at any time, even beyond the one year. When you purchase the course you'll have lifetime access so you can go back to the lessons if you'd like to go through them again (including all updates I make in the future). You'll also have lifetime access to the private Facebook Group which is active with others going through the same process.
You bet. I'm very active in the private Facebook group where I provide ongoing support. You'll also be able to email me at any time. And you can book your free half-hour video call with me at any time during the year.
If you need even more personalized help with a particular area of your home, you can also opt to purchase a one-hour 'Ask Me Anything' call with me so that I can see your home via video chat, provide ideas, and answer any questions you may have about its design and function.
Some. For example, during the kitchen month we get into decorating your kitchen simply and using functional items to do so. I believe a simple space is one that you enjoy being in, and therefore the decor must be inspiring and not cluttery. You can also get a half-hour of decorating advice in our BONUS coaching call anytime during the year.
However, this course focuses first and foremost on simplifying your home, because I truly believe that making your space functional and peaceful should come first.
I offer a separate Design Essentials course that covers everything you need to know about decorating and designing a simple and sustainable home should you be interested.
Have a look at my portfolio and profile page to get a feel for my design style, my background and what my clients are saying. And take a look at the latest blog posts. These will give you a good idea of what to expect in my course. My teaching style is relaxed, supportive and humorous, but I also always try and keep you moving so you reach your goal.
There are many wonderful courses online to help you simplify and declutter your home, and each has it's unique approach. I've found, through working with past course students and local clients, that a long-term coaching program - not lessons you’re left to on your own - are the best way to ensure success and build new long-lasting habits and routines that allow you to live simply over the long haul.
The price is paid upfront for the full 12 months of the program. That’s only a little more than $12/month!