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Minimalista: Your step-by-step guide to a better home, wardrobe and life

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Who has time to dedicate entire days to culling through mountains of clothing, housewares, or paperwork? pretty easy to breeze through and a little redundant, but some points are worth making over and over. Gill comments on how her organizing system isn't about making everything a rainbow, the staple of The Home Edit system. Her Virtual Closet Makeover Program and Virtual Work Space Makeover Program sell out instantly and have garnered attention from A-list celebrities, Olympic athletes and tech entrepreneurs.

Now, before you conjure up images of empty spaces with stark, white walls, let me explain how I define minimalism. Now I'll know what book to recommend when people ask me to help them on their journey towards minimalism! In her world, people also don’t really exercice and should chuck all their sports wear they never use (you got me here Shira, i confess, guilty as charged), nor do they do any of the crafts they have stoked their drawers with (leave my 64 pans of watercolor out of this! I read the first half on her organizing principles and then jumped back and forth between the chapters in the second half depending on the room I was working on.For anyone who has already done this in their home, there is not much in there that you don't already know. I think most parents think they are being good parents by giving their kids more toys/entertainment type of things then they need or can take care of and it is overwhelming to the kids. The philosophy behind some of the reasons she “edits” the way she does makes a lot of sense and is useful. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

There's even a section on how to handle the possessions when someone has passed away which was very helpful to me, as I am still downsizing and decluttering after the loss of my husband.Not only does it have checklists for each room in your home and a curated list of products, it has so much more. Shira is the author of Minimalista and has contributed to various publications including Real Simple , Sunset , Goop , and Parents . Not all of the suggestions really applied to me but I got more out of this book than of all the others on the same subject. I started my home organizing and lifestyle business in San Francisco, California, because everyone I spoke to, regardless of their occupation or income level, was overwhelmed by clutter, and I knew that I could help.

I’m on my own journey of minimising my possessions (not becoming a minimalist), I have been for a while. Guided by the dual principles of editing and organising, Shira aims to help you remove the clutter through a process that promotes sustainability, achieves lasting results and can work for anyone, regardless of their property or space. Unfortunately I didn't have time to do the prompts because there were others waiting for this book at the library (I can see why! A step-by-step guide to designing a better home, wardrobe and life, Shira Gill’s book delivers its minimalist manifesto with plenty of practical advice for making it a reality in your home. I preach a philosophy of minimalism that confronts excess—not one that deprives you of the things you actually enjoy.i’m trying to accumulate LESS, and i’d like to use what i have already (for instance i started with my junk drawer today, and i’m finally using all those slider bags i’ve saved).

Elevate your personal style, trim your belongings, and transform your life, one room at a time, with this visionary lifestyle and home organisation book from organising expert, Shira Gill.

Being a life coach and an organizer helps me approach the challenge of clutter through a unique lens and allows me to help my clients make dramatic and lasting transformations—both from the outside in and from the inside out. I hear her words in my head when I want to keep something “just in case…” but it really does feel so good to let your stuff go and live more simply. Over the past decade, she has helped thousands of people around the world reduce clutter and create more space for what matters. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Shira Gill is a globally recognized home organizing expert,and author with a less-is-more philosophy.

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