Posts Categorized: Inspiration

Shira Gill x Sunset Magazine

Shira Gill shares her most recent articles on Sunset Magazine.

Over the past few months I’ve been collaborating on written and visual content over at Sunset Magazine! It’s been pretty thrilling to bring my tips and ideas to a broader audience, and to be able to collaborate with some of my favorite local businesses.  A huge thank you to my loyal photographer, Vivian Johnson, who… Read more »

Managing the Desire to Consume

Control the impulse to consume, buy, or shop with these great tips from Shira Gill.

Recently, I’ve been trying to pay close attention to when and why we have the impulse to consume. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a trip to Europe, or a magazine at the drugstore, our human desire to buy something seems to fall into a few categories. Below, check out the most common “spending… Read more »

How To Declutter Any Closet in 5 Simple Steps

I’m collaborating with my friends at Apartment Therapy again. This time I’m sharing how to declutter any closet in 5 simple steps! If your small or cluttered closet is causing you stress, follow these simple steps to whip your closet into a stylish, functional, and organized space. Prep Start by removing everything from your closet…. Read more »

My No-Stress Travel Prep Checklist

Shira Gill offers an all around travel checklist for those who want a stress-free packing and vacation prep.

I have loved traveling since I was a little girl. I love the anticipation of new sights and adventures, and I even love packing. But prepping a family of four for an international trip requires a whole new level of planning and organization. I believe that travel doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful. Follow… Read more »

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 »

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 »