A Simple Storage Solution

I think simple storage solutions are best.

Even my two year old can clean up when all that’s involved is tossing everything into a big basket.

So, I am excited to share this lovely with you from Schoolhouse Electric!

The possibilities are endless: Laundry, firewood, stuffed animals, toys, magazines…

Store away, my friends. Store away!

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Makeshift Entry Solutions

No mud room? No entry closet? What’s a girl to do?!

If you are like many people living in tight quarters, (myself included) you may be wondering where on earth to put your stuff when you walk in the door – hats, bags, coats, mail etc. Here are a few very simple ideas:

1. Hooks! If you don’t have a closet or space for a full coat rack, these guys  from Schoolhouse Electric will do the trick for coats, hats and scarves.

2. Bins: I like this sturdy felt friend from DWR for tossing shoes or rain boots.

3. I love these wall-mounted vintage wall pockets from See Jane Work for mail and magazines.

I like to customize entry solutions that are pretty and inviting with a place for all the essentials. I am loving this image from apaperaeroplane.tumblr.com –  Pretty pretty, right?

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A Gift For You!

Simply Sorted is offering unique gift packages for the holiday season!

Instead of bringing in more clutter, why not give someone you love the gift of an organized office, a picture-perfect pantry, or a closet makeover?

Custom packages available to transform any room in the home. Contact inquiries@shiragill.com to get started. As an added bonus, when you purchase any gift I will offer a complimentary 30-minute strategy session just for you!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Photo credit: Theresa Gonzalez

Gift Giving Solutions

Do you find yourself scrambling to pick up party and hostess gifts at the last minute?

Here’s what I do to avoid the stress:

1. Buy in advance. Sometimes you want to pick out the perfect, unique thing, but generally you just need a nice token to show you were thinking. I like to keep a stash of my favorite hardcover children’s books for birthday parties and nice wine, coffee, chocolate, jam or pancake mix for hostess or thank you gifts.

2. Have everything gift wrapped and ready to go. I buy most gifts from my favorite local boutiques who are happy to gift wrap free of charge. If you are worried about losing track of what’s inside you can slap on post it with the item and/or recipient – i.e “Joshua, Baseball Book.” If you order gifts online you can wrap them with butcher paper and a nice cloth ribbon and call it a day!

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3. Order cute custom gift labels. Mine are from erincondren.com and read “Just a little something from the Gill family.” So helpful for birthday parties where cards and gift tags fall off and get misplaced.

4. Organize by type. I keep gifts for kid’s birthday parties on the top shelf of my girls’ closet, hostess gifts are stashed on the top shelf of my pantry.  Wherever you choose to store your gifts, make sure you can find them easily as you dash out the door!

{photo credit: athome.kimvallee.com}

The 7-Year Pen

You heard me right. This Swiss-made beauty promises to have a 7-year supply of ink. And it’s pretty darn cute too. Time to clear out the old and streamline your writing supplies once and for all! Snatch one up {here}.

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Closet Visits

Drum-roll, please!

New obsession: closetvisit.com

This site features dreamy tours of the homes and closets of stylists, artists, musicians and actors.

Inspiring interiors and creative organization ideas for shoes and jewelry: What more could a girl want?

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Apartment Therapy Feature!

So thrilled and honored to be featured on Apartment Therapy this week!

To check out the story click {HERE}

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Photo credit: Theresa Gonzalez

I had lots of help along the way and wanted to give a shout out to some amazing local talents:

Color Consulting: The very talented Angelisse Karol who helped me pick the perfect grey and white palette and gave me fabulous color and design tips for the entire home.

Painting: Jim Spain and his team at Gate View Painting did impeccable work and were a pleasure to work with.

General Contractor: I cannot say enough about Jeff Altmann & Associates! They completed our kitchen remodel in a mind blowing 10 days and came in on time and on budget.

Landscape Gardening: Marc Mathieu has taught me so much and is so wonderful to collaborate with.

Also, many thanks to Dana at Good Stock for her incredible style inspiration, lighting and accessories, and my fabulous stylish friends – Hedy, Naomi and Leila for their support. Really, really grateful!

The Dreamiest Nursery

I sort of can’t stop obsessing over the perfection of this nursery. It is so sweet and cozy and chic all at once! That yellow tassel garland! That mobile! That throw blanket!

Deep breaths.

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose

Photo credit: The animal shop which has other amazing prints and design inspiration.