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You Don’t Actually Need To Own These 5 Things

In my work over the past decade, I’ve learned that most people own things just because they were told somewhere along the way that they should own them. Today is the day I break the news: you don’t have to own anything you don’t want or need! Here are the top 5 things that you […]

The Rule of One

I had three pairs of sunglasses… and none of them were great. All of them had been purchased spontaneously or had come to me by chance. I had the pair I bought in Tokyo for twenty dollars because I forgot to pack sunglasses, then there was the pair I bought at a gas station on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Your Stuff

Have you ever considered what you want your relationship to be like with the things you own? If you and your stuff were dating, how would you define your relationship? Needy? Dysfunctional? Erratic? Neglected? What do you want your relationship with your stuff to be like? Assuming there’s room for improvement, read on for three […]

The Before/After I’m Afraid to Show You

I’ve asked everyone enrolled in the Virtual Closet Makeover Program to share their “before” photos in our private community. Posting pictures of your home, especially ones that you’re less than proud of, for a group of perfect strangers to view, takes real courage. I’ve been blown away by the dozens of women who accepted my […]

Closet Makeover Program: Last Chance!

Registration is closing soon, and I wanted to give you one last reminder in case you still want to get in on the action! Here are a few details about how the program works: Starting on June 1st, you’ll begin 6 weeks of instruction. Each week you’ll get access to a PDF workbook, and a […]

Virtual Closet Makeover Program FAQs

I’ve already had such an amazing response to the launch of the Virtual Closet Makeover Program, and I’m so excited to welcome more people from all over the world to join the fun! Many of you have had questions, and since there are only a few days left to sign up, I wanted to make […]

Your Closet Matters: Here’s Why

When I was in high school, I started helping my girlfriends edit and organize their closets. My process was simple: we would take everything out, review each category together, and only put back the items that fit and flattered. My favorite part was the reaction when we were done. My friends would walk in and […]

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