Posts Categorized: Fewer Better

Three Easy Hacks to Keep Your Purse Organized

Live a more organized life by cleaning out and organizing your purse. Here are great tips from Shira Gill, a professional organizer from California.

Purses tend to be a magnet for clutter. Even the most organized among us can end up with handbags filled with old receipts, loose change, gum wrappers, and business cards. Some of my dearest friends and clients won’t even let me peek in their bags because they are so embarrassed about the chaos lurking inside! Fear… Read more »

A Guide to Minimalist Style with Hygge

Shira interviews the founder of Hygge, a minimalist women's fashion brand.

Erin Wallace is an Oakland-based designer and the founder of Hygge (with partner Lisa Fontaine). Hygge was built on the idea that an uncomplicated piece of clothing can be surprisingly modern and compulsively wearable. The company recently launched with only a single item – this denim kimono jacket. My friend, Caitlin, who introduced me to Hygge, describes it as… Read more »

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 »

Fewer, Better: Summer Faves!

Shira Gill shares her favorite summer products to help you maintain a minimalist and classy wardrobe.

Back by popular demand, it’s the Fewer, Better series: summer essentials edition! This summer, I’m focusing on taking good care of my skin by wearing hats and plenty of sunscreen. I’m also planning to add little pops of pink and peach to my otherwise grey/black/white capsule wardrobe. I have travel on the brain (two international… 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 »

Fewer, Better Favorites

Shira Gill shares a few of her favorites from spring collections to add to your streamlined wardrobe.

Happy Spring! This is my favorite season and I always feel especially inspired this time of year. I’m still experimenting with a very streamlined wardrobe and doing my best to shop less, but splurge on a few high quality items that I truly love. Here are a few fun things I’ve been eyeing this season…. Read more »

Interview with My Minimalist Brother

See how a true minimalist lives in this great interview with organizer Shira Gill's brother.

A funny thing happened. I realized recently that while I strive to embrace minimalist principles, and experiment with capsule wardrobes, my brother, Max, is a real life all in minimalist. Everything he owns can fit in a single backpack. He wears a basic uniform every day. He travels often. He doesn’t let stuff distract him…. Read more »

New! Closet Makeover Workshop

Learn how to organize your closet, create a personal style, and where to find good organizing products.

Back by popular demand, it’s the Closet Makeover Workshop! This one will be focused on helping you clarify and refresh your personal style as well as declutter and organize your closet like a pro. You’ll Learn: *  Industry tips and resources for decluttering, organizing, and styling your closet. * How to create a personal style… Read more »