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Whiskey & Work Podcast

Jul 11, 2023

Shira Gill joins Whiskey and Work to talk about organizing and decluttering both physically and mentally. She is a minimalist organizer, author, and former life coach who is recognized for her work globally. Kelsey and Shira discuss organization while in the thickets of having young kids, why Shira opts for minimalism, what this really means and using this all as an approach to get you to the life you want to be living. Sit back, relax and enjoy the latest and greatest from Whiskey and Work!


What we’re talking about…

  • Kelsey introduces Shira and shares how this conversation has been helping her in this season of life 

  • The two talk about the chaos that can unfold during the summer season with kids at home while maintaining your workload

  • How to combat this chaos with intentionality and, of course, mental and physical organization

  • Kelsey shares her approach of minimalism in her business, but how she struggles for physical minimalism 

  • Shira explains her approach and emphasis in decluttering: the more we own, the more we manage 

  • She explains the process of taking a step back to reflect on how you want your life to look, feel, function versus what is adding noise and distraction in your life

  • Shira shares a tool of how to declutter when it comes to kids toys through a library approach

  • She details the 5 key steps to organization in her book Minimalista

  • Step 1: clarify your bigger life and home goals 

  • Step 2: edit and declutter

  • Step 3: Organizing in a simplistic manner - group like with like and give everything a home 

  • Step 4: Evelvate and add a little something pretty to the project your taking on

  • Step 5: Maintain this by creating little habits that take less than 5 minutes a day

  • Shira talks about her new book Organized Living in which she and a photographer interviewed and photographed 25 professional organizers from around the world 

  • See the links below to connect with Shira, check out her books, or stay involved with Kelsey!


A {free} Tool or Two! 

Did someone say free? Yup that’s right. Kelsey’s here to help with a few free tools to help launch your business and creative ideas! Click the links to start your journey. 

Links Mentioned

Shira Gill’s Website

Shira’s Books 

Kelsey Murphy’s Website 

Kelsey Murphy’s Instagram