Decluttering For a Cause

As I write this, the air is thick with smoke from the Napa Valley fires only an hour away. My oldest daughter was scared and couldn’t sleep last night. We’re all tired. With daily news reels filled with mass shootings, political strife, and natural disasters, it’s natural to feel increasingly anxious. It’s hard to know…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Get Organized Now

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the many benefits of having an organized home. Since I was young, I’ve felt deeply how impactful it was to make my living space both streamlined and functional. Perhaps it was a product of being a child of divorce and frequently toting my belongings back and forth from…

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Let’s Organize Your Tupperware

One thing I am often shocked by when I edit and organize a home is the sheer volume of tupperware and food storage containers I find in the average household. Many of you have asked how I wrangle these goods into submission, so I am sharing my best tupperware organizing tips below. The “Less is…

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Shira Gill x 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…

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The Quick Clean Solution: Tidy Like a Pro

People often wonder how I have the time to clean, tidy, organize all the time. The secret is: I really don’t. My main solution has been living in a relatively small space, and minimizing my belongings, so that cleaning and organizing can be kept to a minimum. Below I will share my “secrets” for maintaining…

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A Speedy Dining Room Makeover

We live in a 100-year old traditional craftsman, and, while I appreciate the wood details and charm, I’m still partial to light and bright spaces. If it were up to me I would probably paint the whole house white and grey, but my husband is very attached to the wood, so we had to find…

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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….

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Video: How to Organize Your Under-Sink Storage

I recently was asked to collaborate with my friends over at Apartment Therapy on their new before/after video series. We wanted to make organizing fun, and accessible, and also provide you with all the tips necessary to transform your own spaces. Watch below to see how to transform one of the hardest working areas in…

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Ask an Organizer: Kid Edition 2!

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…

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Ask An Organizer: Kid Edition!

My new series: Ask an Organizer launched last month and was a huge reader hit so we’re back to answer more of your burning questions. This post will feature a roundup of questions related to the unique challenges that come with parenting and raising kids. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with some of my favorite…

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