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Ask Shira: Should I Sell or Donate?

A question that’s been coming up a lot – both in the virtual program and in my in-person work with clients –  is how to handle the items you want to let go of.  Should you sell or donate the items you no longer want? I’ve given this topic a lot of thought, and I…

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Should You Keep or Toss Your SKINNY Clothes?

One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked when editing and organizing a closet is what to do with the clothes that don’t fit. Here’s the thing: Most women have three sizes of clothing in their closet – skinny clothes, fat clothes and the items that actually fit. I’m going to break down…

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is my absolute favorite season for fashion (bring me all the boots and cozy knits, please!). Since I’ve been trying to practice the French 5-Piece Wardrobe System, where you only add a handful of items to your wardrobe each season, I have to be very intentional with my purchasing this season. I’ve created a…

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The Two Reasons You’re Not Organized

When I meet new clients for the first time I always start with a tour of their home. I’m looking for two things: volume of clutter and presence or lack of systems. These are the only two reasons that people struggle to stay organized and the good news is that they are both simple to…

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When You’ve Lost Your Way

I’ve had so many clients tell me recently that they “just don’t know how they got off course” or that they feel like they’ve “somehow totally lost control of their lives.” Of course these feelings extend far beyond having a cluttered or disorganized home. I’ve also had this feeling of being “off track” pop up…

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5 Simple Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life

Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant buzzing of computer alerts and mobile phone apps calling for your attention? Digital clutter can take a toll just as much as physical clutter. Here are a few simple ways I’m trying to quiet the noise and declutter my digital life: Clear Your Desktop When I open up…

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Radical Generosity

I’m reading this amazing book called “More or Less” by Jeff Shinabarger. The book revolves around a question: “What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us?” I love this question so much because it invites us to focus on both abundant thinking and…

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Pity Party + Powerful Questions

Last week was one of those weeks where everything just felt hard. Like every single area of my life had some major challenges to iron out. I pretty much wanted to curl up in a ball. Ever feel like that? It’s easy to wallow in self pity, but I truly didn’t want to get stuck…

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Why You Should Be Selfish

Things have gotten a little out of whack recently. In addition to seeing in-person clients and running my Virtual Closet Makeover Program, I’ve also traveled out of state five times to teach for The Life Coach School and meet with my business mastermind group. In my very little spare time I have tried to focus…

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What’s Possible for Your Home?

I was talking about my house with my good friend, Carly, who happens to be an amazing interior designer. “Maybe one day we’ll move,” I told her. “This will never be our dream house.” When Carly asked what I meant, I explained that our house feels dark and is chopped up into small rooms and…

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