I began my tidying journey in January of 2018 when a newly adopted paid family leave policy in New York state gave me 8 weeks off from my job for our family to bond with our youngest daughter Matilda. Stepping away from work allowed me to realize I was in the midst of an early-30s crisis. It gave me the space to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. 

Inspired by Marie Kondo, my wife and I first set out to tidy our physical space. We got rid of bags and bags of clothing, switched bedrooms with our two daughters, and reorganized our possessions to make the most of our 700-square-foot apartment.

Hi! I’m Tyler Moore 

(also known as tidy dad)

Tidying our lives gave me a new perspective on what brings me joy. I realized that climbing the career ladder to pursue positional power and external affirmation was actually undermining my happiness. So I decided not to pursue a promotion I was invited to apply for and left my school administration job to return to teaching, my true love and passion. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I want to provide well for my family, but I am learning to live with just enough. Just enough is a powerful way to live. 


I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. 

I firmly believe the process of tidying, or putting things in order, doesn't only apply to the physical space in a home. It can also apply to our habits, routines, and careers. I'd love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life.

Emily Moore, Mommy
Occupational Therapist
Tidy Dad Business Manager

tidy dad family

Mabel Moore, Big Sister
Tidying Apprentice
Baking Assistant

Matilda Moore, Little Sister
Kindness Captain
Chief Taste tester

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bucket list

1. Visit Every Continent

2. publish a children’s book 

3. earn a doctorate degree 

4. land a featured spot
on the today show


5. spend a week at an all-inclusive resort in
the caribbean

 6. go on a cruise
 to antarctica

7. start my own podcast

8. be a balloon
handler in the macy’s thanksgiving day parade 

9. teach abroad for a year

10. attend a function at
the white house

11. be a contestant on
a baking show

12. learn a choreographed
dance routine 

13. see the 
queen of england

14. purchase and run
an airbnb home

15. host my own tv show