About Sara

Sara Johnston describes herself simply. “I’m very ‘plain Jane,’” she says.

 

Sara is home organizer and a licensed physical therapist, who has a passion for helping women and moms lead healthy, balanced lives. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas where she is a wife and mother to three uncommonly cute children, Sydney, Sophia and Austin. And she believes in balance, at work, at home, at school.

 

Everything has a place. Everything in moderation."Life may be messy at times," she says, "because let’s face it, we all have 'stuff.' But when we simplify our lives, we can enjoy the simple pleasures.  When everything is in its place, and we only have what we truly need, we can focus on the things that truly make us happy."

Inspiration

Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh is an expert on organizational design and the author of several books on the topic of decluttering your life. Some of Sara’s favorites include, How to Organize (Just About) Everything; It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, Enough Already! Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You, and his newest book entitled Lighten Up!: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less. Find his books on Amazon and check out his videos on YouTube.

Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame have inspired Sara’s style and home. In their book, The Magnolia Story, Jo share’s her passion for simple design techniques and personal touches that have influenced Sara’s approach to organizing with an eye for simplicity, personal meaning and timeless, classic beauty. Sara made multiple trips to Waco to witness the Magnolia Market evolve from the little shop on Bosque to the enterprise it is today, while staying true to its roots and core values. She admires how grounded the Gaines family remains.

Marie Kondo

Sara’s approach to organizing is heavily influenced by the KonMari method, described in Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. This approach focuses on keeping only the things that truly inspire you and bring joy to your life. Many of Sara’s organizational techniques were inspired by Kondo’s teachings and her second book, Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. Both are available on Amazon.

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