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Clutter Free Academy

With a whole lotta Hope, Humor and How-To's Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson are bringing you the most intriguing authors, hottest topics and on point-advice to get your through your day. You'll laugh and learn and maybe get a little inspired along the way. Take a break from the rest of your week and join us for the most fun you can have while unloading your dishwasher.

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387 - Clutter Free for Life: Creating Your Routine

This week, Kathi chats with founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, Tonya Kubo, about some of the key ingredients to forming lasting clutter free habits. Once upon a time, Kathi was in a perpetual panic, just surviving and trying (but not succeeding) at managing her clutter.  Years into her clutter free journey, she knows the importance of a routine in staying clutter free. In this episode, you’ll learn three secret ingredients to help you create a routine to lose the clutter. You’ll hear: How to put your house on a schedule and keep moving forward in spite of setbacks The one key to any lasting clutter free system What you need to get started today (hint: you already have it!) Clutter Free For Life If you want more personalized, hands-on help Clutter Free For Life is for you! As a member, you’ll receive tons of valuable exclusive content: monthly action plans, coaching from Kathi herself, access to a private, VIP Facebook group, and tons of gentle encouragement and guidance on how to move forward on your clutter free journey. If you sign up for Clutter Free For Life today, you’ll save 60% off of the monthly price. You’ll get a full year of support on your clutter free journey for the unbelievable price of $118. Don’t wait! This offer expires on December 31, 2019. Sign up today and make 2020 the year you become Clutter Free For Life! To learn more about a decluttering routine, check out Kathi’s upcoming book, The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life, available for pre-order on Amazon today. If you’re looking for a magic sauce recipe similar to the ranch/honey mustard/barbecue one Kathi described, click here. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

21mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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381 - Clutter Free Basics: 3 Totes and 2 Bags

This week, Kathi finishes her three-part series of Clutter Free Basics with Tonya Kubo, fearless leader of Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group. Kathi and Tonya discuss the three totes and two bags system. When combined with space boxing and time boxing, this system leads to a sustainable clutter free home. In this episode, you’ll learn how: each technique discussed in Clutter Free Basics harmonizes to help you get and stay clutter free. the three totes and two bags system makes decluttering easy and fun for the whole family. you have what you need at your home to get moving towards a clutter free home today. If you’re ready to use what you’re learning in this Clutter Free Basics podcast series, be sure to head over to the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group. There, you’ll find more tips and a community of friends to encourage you on your journey. Join us today! We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

14mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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380 - Clutter Free Basics: What is Time Boxing?

Have you ever noticed how time-consuming decluttering can be? Perhaps you’re caught in an endless cycle of decision fatigue and shame about clutter. You need time boxing! This week, Kathi and Tonya Kubo, fearless leader of Clutter Free Academy on Facebook, continue their series on Clutter Free basics. In this episode, they discuss time boxing, a technique that leads to a decluttered home over time in just 15 minutes a day. Using time boxing will help you live a sustainable, clutter free life. No more long days of decluttering and exhaustion, no kidding. You’ll also learn how time boxing helps you: Avoid distractions that derail you Involve your whole family in decluttering Stay motivated and moving forward in your clutter free journey. If you want to hear part 1 of Clutter Free Basics, click here. Don’t miss next week’s third and final episode of Clutter Free Basics! Subscribe to have Kathi’s podcasts delivered to you every week. If you want more support on your clutter free journey, check out Clutter Free for Life. Kathi’s book, Clutter Free Home: Making Room for Your Life will be released next February. You can learn more and pre-order your copy on Amazon today. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

14mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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392 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home: Step #1 Dedicate Your Room for Its Purpose

If you’ve ever decluttered only to have stuff creep back in, this episode is for you! This week, Kathi begins her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, about how to create a clutter-free home. Kathi and Tonya chat about the power of dedicating each space in your home because you don’t want to live in a house by accident; you want each room to have and serve its purpose. In this episode, you’ll learn how a little planning goes a long way to creating a clutter-free home. You’ll also learn how to: Reshape each room into what you actually use it for, not what it “should” be for Use anchoring objects as reminders of a room’s purpose Shift from “just surviving” to living with intention in your home   Clutter Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be. Pre-order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today. For the Clutter Free Home Book Club, head over to the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group and join the conversation! If you want a great leftover tri-tip recipe, check out these ideas. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

13mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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391 - Redesign Your Life

We are all living a life we didn’t design. In this episode, Kathi chats with Tracy Steel, author of A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, about how to apply a designer’s eye to see the work God is doing in your life, when things don’t go according to plan. This week, Tracy shares some of the things she learned as an interior designer that help her understand God’s work in her life. You’ll also learn: What to do when you wonder whether God is working How to notice and understand patterns in your life Practical ways to weave truth into your physical space and interior thoughts If you’d like to hear more, you can order your copy of Tracy’s book, A Redesigned Life from Amazon today! Learn more about the shows Kathi and Tracy talked about today: Grand Designs and Designing Women. If you missed Kathi’s episode with Ron Deal, listen here. Check out The Blue Letter Bible and Bible Gateway to search the Bible and other encouraging tools. Kathi’s newest book, Clutter Free Home, is available for preorder on Amazon now! We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

16mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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390 - Getting Organized with Mother of Mayhem

Are you putting off getting organized until the mayhem dies down in your home? What if you could make changes that make a big difference right now, in the midst of chaos? In this episode, Kathi talks with Kristi Clover, author of M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem, about ways to get organized, no matter what life season you are in. This week, you’ll hear how decluttering is something you’ll have to continually come back to, even when things are going smoothly. The more you have the foundational basics in place, the more you’ll be able to manage chaos no matter what happens. You’ll also learn how to: Control the things you can to adjust for chaos you can’t control Create systems to keep you on track Save yourself chaos down the road by planning ahead To learn more, order your own copy of Kristi’s book, M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem on Amazon today. If you’d like Kristi’s free eBook Sanity Savers for Moms, full of fun hacks that bring you more sanity, click here to sign up for her newsletter. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

21mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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386 - Dealing with Clutter in the Hardest Time of Your Life

Have you ever made progress on your decluttering journey only to stop when something unexpected and unwelcome happens? Maybe you have a loved one going through hard times and you want to help, but don't know where to begin. This week, Kathi chats with Niki Hardy, author of Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart, about what to do in difficult seasons. In this episode, you'll learn tons of practical wisdom about what you can do in hard times, whether you or someone you love is directly affected. You'll hear about how to: Ask for and accept help from others when you need it. Offer help in a way that blesses those in hard times. How taking care of your future self is crucial in tough seasons. If you're curious about the Enneagram after hearing Niki mention it, click here. You can order your own copy of Niki's book Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart on Amazon today. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

20mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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388 - Clutter Free for Life: Realistic Expectations

This week, Kathi continues her conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, about some of the key ingredients to forming lasting clutter free habits. Last week, they talked about the importance of routine. This week, you’ll hear about how realistic expectations will help you live the clutter free life you’ve always wanted. In this episode, you’ll hear three realistic expectations that are critical for your clutter-free journey. You’ll learn how: Clutter is never one and done. We live with humans. It takes time and resources to make a lasting difference. Clutter Free For Life If you’re ready to invest the time and resources into making 2020 a turning point in your clutter free journey, now is the time to check out Clutter Free for Life. Clutter Free for Life is full of personalized, hand-on help to have realistic expectations! As a member, you’ll receive tons of valuable exclusive content: monthly action plans, coaching twice a month from Kathi herself, access to a private, VIP Facebook group, and tons of gentle encouragement and guidance on how to move forward on your clutter free journey. If you sign up for Clutter Free for Life today, you’ll save 60% off of the monthly price. You’ll get a full year of support on your clutter free journey for the unbelievable price of $118. Don’t wait! This offer expires on December 31, 2019. Sign up today and make 2020 the year you become Clutter Free for Life! We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

18mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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393 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home Step #2Decide How You Want Your Room to Feel

This week, Kathi continues her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group about how to (finally) create the clutter-free home you’ve always wanted. Last week, we learned about dedicating your space for its purpose. This week, Tonya and Kathi discuss how to decide the way you want the room to feel. In this episode, you’ll learn how to decide using the question, “How do I want this room to feel and look?” to help you cultivate a clutter-free home. You’ll also hear how: You can use each of your senses to create a space you love Deciding puts you in control of your space, no matter what space you have The link between self-care and clutter-free Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be. Pre-order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today. Links Learn more about Clutter Free for Life. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

17mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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394 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home Step #3 Declutter Your Space

This week, Kathi continues her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group about how to (finally) create the clutter-free home you’ve always wanted. A few weeks ago, we learned about dedicating your space for its purpose. Last week we focused on how to decide the way you want the room to feel. In this episode, you’ll learn tips and tricks to create a clutter-free home. Don’t panic, friend, we break it down in easy, actionable steps. You’ve got this!  How to effectively use a timer to time-box your way to clean.  Why a strategy is paramount! No, you cannot pick the easiest room.  What spaces in your home are basically a storage closet and what you can do about it.  Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be. Pre-order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today. Links Learn more about Clutter Free for Life. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

13mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #10