Posts Categorized: Baby/Family

Fewer Better: The Best Clean Beauty Products

Shira Gill shares her favorite "eco-friendly" "green" beauty products for this summer.

I had quite the educational meeting with The Sustainability Concierge, learning how to reduce potentially harmful toxins from our home.  It was relatively quick and painless to replace our nonstick frying pans with stainless steel replacements, and ditch our plastic containers and water bottles in favor of glass and metal alternatives. When it came to… Read more »

How to Design a Timeless Kid’s Room

Shira Gill provides tips into how parents can save money and time in their kid's room decor.

I recently spoke with online design firm Havenly, who asked if I could come up with some fresh ideas for designing a nursery that can easily transition into a “big kid” room and beyond. It’s tempting to design a nursery or child’s room around your child’s current developmental stage and interests. The challenge is that with constantly evolving… Read more »

How to Recharge with a Digital Detox

Take a break from the digital world -- better yet, do a digital detox -- and see how much improvement it brings to your life!

So, here’s what happened: My eight year old daughter recently asked me, “why are you always on your phone or computer?” I was stunned. It didn’t used to be like this. I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone and only bought a lap top computer for my business last year. Over… Read more »

5 Simple Life Hacks From a Sustainability Expert

Learn how to make your home environmentally friendly, safe, and energy efficient with these simple steps from a sustainability expert.

As the mother of two young children, I feel a responsibility to create a home that is free of toxins and as environmentally sustainable as possible. The challenge is, with an abundance of information that seems to be constantly shifting, it’s hard to feel confident about where I should invest my time, resources, and energy. Meet Friday, a… Read more »

Ask an Organizer: Kid Edition 2!

Parents -- learn how to organizer your children's art and toys in the newest ask an organizer series!

I’m back with more of your burning kid-related questions and a handpicked team of home organizing experts. You can meet the experts below, but first, let’s dive into the first question: Q: Any tips for affordable AND stylish toy storage? Ideally something my toddler could easily access on his own.   Practically Perfect: We love that… Read more »

New Series: Ask An Organizer

I’m so excited to introduce you to my new series: Ask an Organizer! You’ll send in your burning home organizing questions and I’ve assembled an amazing team of experts who will provide answers, tips, and resources just for you. The first questions were submitted via Instagram. Keep an eye out for yours on an upcoming… Read more »

Your Clutter-Free Gift Guide

The 2016 clutter-free gift guide is here! The holiday season is approaching and I wanted to provide a roundup of my favorite clutter-free gifting ideas. Most people have more than enough stuff, so instead of splurging on the usual suspects, try these creative and more sustainable alternatives. For The Foodie A Stylish and Sustainable Pantry… Read more »

Kid Closet Organization, Simplified

I’ve been asked a lot recently how to organize kids’ closets, and I wanted to share my approach and outline what’s been working for our family. Hope these tips will help you whip those overflowing dressers and closets into shape! Edit Your Heart Out! My theory is: Less clothing, less stress. As someone who does not… Read more »

Why You Should Make Your Bed

Organized Bedroom with Marlo Bed from Room and Board

I know you are probably tired and rushed in the morning. I know that making the bed doesn’t seem very important. But here are five solid reasons why you should consider taking the time to complete this small task: Making the Bed Sets the Tone for Your Day Taking a few minutes to tidy your bedding… Read more »