Meet Monica Leed – CEO and Owner of Simply Spaced

Hi friends! Monica here, professional organizer and author of Simply Spaced the book. Thank you for stopping by!

A little about me

Despite being born in NJ, I was actually raised in Arizona. My memories of the desert, the smells after the monsoon, the fiery pink and red sky at sunset are my favorite things on earth.  My love for Arizona and the calm, quiet memories I’ve had there are the inspiration for my rebrand. I am a designer and organizer who spends her days helping creatives get organized. In case you didn’t already know, I LOVE organizing and running this business.

I moved to LA in 2006 to pursue an MFA in Film and worked in Production Design for over ten years. I am a film junkie through and through. As a filmmaker, I worked in the art department on films both big and small and learned many of the valuable skills around space design and productivity that I use every day with my clients. My hubby is a producer and makes magic happen on screen. October 2019 was a milestone month for the Fierson-Leed family. Not only did I release a book (Simply Spaced, Clear the Clutter and Style your Life) but my husband released a new show on Netflix (Daybreak).

8 years ago, in 2011,  things weren’t so glowing and my husband and I were dealt a serious blow. We were hit by a drunk driver in a head-on collision that seriously changed the course of our lives.  I took some time to reassess the rat race I found myself in that left me feeling totally and completely out of balance. Ultimately, I took heed from the universe and made A LOT of changes.

By clearing the emotional and physical clutter that kept me from feeling whole and happy, I transformed my home, my mind, and my life. At a time when I felt totally out of control, I cut out ALL the things that were not for my wellbeing. I cut out jobs that left me strung out. I cut out people that left me depleted. I cut out expectations and emotional baggage that didn’t serve me. I overhauled and decluttered my life. If it didn’t serve my highest self, it was a goner. I soon felt free, in control and unburdened. I didn’t need a lot ( I still live in the same condo I moved into 9 years ago) but I shifted to quality over quantity lifestyle. I felt free and unburdened for the first time in my life. I was able to write, create do and be for others. Looking back now, it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come, but we are so full of gratitude.

“Once I truly felt the power of a clutter-free life, I knew that I needed to share my experience with the world.”

I wanted others to know the power of less, to understand the benefits of an organized life and to accept the truth – we don’t have to do it all ourselves.

Simply Spaced was born

I’ve always been interested in organizing, but the truth is, I haven’t always been organized. What fascinates me most about the job I have now, is that the principles I have learned have made such a huge impact on my own life. As a creative, I can attest to the fact that being organized is life-changing. I really do believe that clearing clutter is a catalyst for creativity. I’ve learned that planning (a concept I never really embraced until I had my own business) is what moves a person from mediocre to extraordinary.

As a professional organizer, I work one-on-one with clients in various creative fields to coach them through the decluttering process. I am lucky enough to work here in sunny California as the CEO and owner of Simply Spaced, with clients who inspire and encourage me every day. Wow, the things they have done. I’ve watched them write books, make movies, run businesses, make babies and travel the world. My want for every one of you is the ability to fall into your creative genius, as you born to do.

I love my job, creating my own hours, ever-changing projects, and having autonomy over my schedule. I am inspired by the work that I do, the behind-the-scenes, running a business, and branding. I love all that goes along with owning your own gig. And most of all, I love transformations. I love connecting with my clients and seeing them experience the life-changing feeling of climbing out of the overwhelm.

I hope that all of you reading this will continue to follow, and have fun right alongside the SS team. I’m so grateful to our community and to all the clients, friends and followers who have made this venture possible.

Simply Spaced the Book

In January of 2019, I started out down a totally new road, as the author of Simply Spaced the book. It’s always been really important to me to share what I know and connect with my community, but working with clients means I can only reach so many people.

I wrote the book to help others learn some of the things that I have learned over the years. Broken into Chapters by room, Simply Spaced is your step-by-step guide for clearing clutter and styling a beautiful home that aligns with your passion and purpose. Broken into projects by room, across a “year of clear,” the 3-step method dispels the myth that you can’t learn to be organized.

Read more about my book and check out and be sure to download 11 Clutter-Free Product Guides to Streamline your home in Style. Cheers to crushing clutter one room (drawer, purse, or pocket) at a time!

XO,

Monica

Comments

  1. Lexi

    August 22nd, 2019 at 4:55 am

    The best of the best!! Love this so much!

  2. Wendy

    September 30th, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Hey Monica, would love to promote your book in our next Books pages. I have reached out to your publisher but haven’t gotten a response, can you drop me a line?

  3. Barbara Fuller

    October 14th, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Your story is inspirational! Thank you for sharing it!

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