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The Simple Home

On The Simple Home Podcast, Jenna Arvidson from athomewithkids.com, provides practical solutions for busy families looking to live a simple life. Simple-living is more than just getting rid of the clutter in your home. It's about letting go of expectations, creating routines and systems that work for your family, living intentionally, and using your time and money for what matters most. Jenna talks about minimalism, simple parenting, money and time management, along with other relevant content for busy moms looking for a better way. She shares her conversations with others who are on their own journey to a lighter, more joyful life. If you've ever felt like you don't have time to enjoy motherhood because of the constant to-do's and overwhelm that comes with, then this podcast was created just for you.

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015: 8 Difficult Areas To Declutter And How To Get Started

Have you ever started decluttering your home and found yourself completely stuck right away? You may be trying to declutter an area that is just too hard in the beginning stages of the process. In this episode we talk about 8 difficult areas to declutter and I give you some tips on how you can get started so you no longer feel stuck. Give yourself some grace as you listen to this episode, but also challenge yourself to get rid of things you’re having a hard time with. Allow yourself to let go of these things so you no longer have the stress of having excess stuff around you. I also want you to remember that you don’t have to get rid of everything. The purpose of decluttering should be for you to get to a place where you love being in your home and you’re able to enjoy and use the things you have. If you have a hobby that takes up a lot of space, but love everything about that hobby, then feel free to keep the items necessary for that hobby. The goal is not to own nothing. The goal is to put less importance on the physical items you own and more importance on the life you’re living. Key TakeawaysWe talk about 8 difficult areas to declutter.I give you several tips for each area that will help you declutter the hardest areas of your house.I talk about examples from my own life and how I’ve overcome areas that were difficult for me. Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of my links, I may receive a small commission. I will never recommend a product or service I don't use and love myself. Links from the episodeThe Simple Home Declutter ChallengeJumpstart Guide to Simple LivingThe external hard drive I useEpisode 1- Sunday FolderEpisode 4- Getting Started with DeclutteringFind this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

30mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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025: Create And Maintain A Clutter Free Toy Space

Can I tell you a secret? I’ve bought way too many toys for my kids. Creating a clutter free toy space has been a challenge for me at times. I’ve purchased toys for them that have never been played with. I’ve had a hard time getting rid of things because I wanted so badly for my kids to love and play with, but never really did.  If toy clutter is taking over your house, you’ve probably done the same thing. It’s easy to get overwhelmed quickly with toy clutter, even at the earliest stages of your child’s life. As your child grows, has new interests, receives gifts, and so on, your toy clutter will grow exponentially. However, much of this toy clutter is meaningless to your child and can actually be a detriment to enjoyable, purposeful play. In this episode you’ll learn how to create a clutter free toy space and set up a system to make it more manageable in the future.  Key takeawaysThe essential first step when tackling toy clutter.How to get started with determining your beliefs about toys and play.How to declutter, organize, and create systems around the toys in your house.The negative affect toy clutter has on your kids.What this process will teach your children and stay with them throughout their life.Mom guilt and toy clutter- why they go together. You and your kids are likely feeling stress from your toy clutter, whether you realize it or not. Creating a space with the right toys will encourage creativity, communication, innovation, and emotional growth. Getting rid of toy clutter is time well spent.  Links from this episode2-Hour LIVE Workshop- Learn How To Use Your Fancy Pants CameraHow To Curate Your Toys And Create The Perfect Play SpaceClutter Free With Kids- Why Family Minimalism Is So Important (Interview With Joshua Becker)The Simple Home Decluttering ChallengeEveryday Routines For Moms That Will Simplify Your LifeMorning Routines, Nightly Routines, And Daily Resets For Families Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

43mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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002: Benefits of Minimalism for Parents and Why It's So Important

Does your home feel more like a zoo than a sanctuary? There are so many benefits of minimalism for parents, especially moms. Living a simpler life starts with making changes to your home, your schedule, and your mindset. It takes time and patience to minimize the clutter in your life, but the benefits are immediate. In this episode I talk about 10 benefits you'll start to feel right away as you declutter your space and your mind. There are countless others, and as soon as you start seeing the positive impact minimalism has in your life you'll be inspired to keep going.  Key TakeawaysWe'll talk about 10 benefits you'll feel from simplifying your life and clutter. I'll tell you the number one reason I don't think you can wait to start living a simpler life.  You'll learn the thing I learned this year that has changed the way I handle my kids disagreements and other stressful situations. Links from this episode of The Simple Home PodcastSign up for The Simple Home Declutter Challenge. If you've been meaning to get started or you just don't know where to start, I created this challenge just for you. For more resources, tips, and tricks, for simplifying and enjoying motherhood, visit athomewithkids.com

16mins

21 May 2019

Rank #3

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022: How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe For Motherhood

Creating a capsule wardrobeClothes can add an unnecessary stress to your life. They take up a lot of your time, a lot of your space, and a lot of your money. Your wardrobe plays a big part in your life. Maybe a larger part than you realize. Learning how to minimize your wardrobe, create a capsule wardrobe, and simplify your closet can save you time, money, and energy. There are a lot of reasons we buy clothes and why we hold onto them. In this episode we dive deep into several of these reasons so you can start making mindset shifts around buying clothes and understand why you keep the clothes you have.  Once you understand this, we will talk about what clothes you need and want in your closet right now. We'll go through questions you can ask yourself to find your perfect wardrobe.  By the end of this episode of the Simple Home Podcast, you'll know how to shift your mindset around clothes, how to minimize your wardrobe, and how to create a capsule wardrobe that's perfect for you and your life right now.  LinksDeclutter challengeHow To Get Started With Decluttering

32mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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046: My Favorite Decluttering Advice From Experts I Admire

Decluttering Advice I Live ByThere are so many different ways to go about decluttering and what I've found is it's not a one size fits all thing. It's about finding the decluttering advice that resonates with you and continuing to put tips into practice until you feel good about where you are. That's why I've collected my favorite decluttering advice into this episode of The Simple Home Podcast. Over the last several years I have been seeking a simpler home. It's like peeling an onion, but the more layers that come off, the lighter I feel. I've read numerous books, taken classes, watched You Tube videos, and learned from many experts. Along the way, some of the best decluttering advice has really changed my life. Getting to a place where your whole life feels lighter will drastically change your perspective and the way you go about your day-to-day. Key Takeaways From This EpisodeMy favorite advice on paper clutter.What I learned from Joshua Becker that changed my whole house.The best question to ask when you feel stuck decluttering.How to keep your pantry clutter free and organized.Two of my favorite quotes for keeping a clutter free home you love.Links From This EpisodeClutter Free With Kids- Why Family Minimalism Is So Important (Interview with Joshua Becker)How To Parent With Less Stuff And Less Stress With Denaye BarahonaHow To Create A Capsule Wardrobe For MotherhoodPaper Clutter And Kids- What To Do With Schoolwork, Artwork, And Other Kid PapersThe 6 Phases Of Successful Decluttering And OrganizationFind this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

20mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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026: The 6 Phases Of Successful Decluttering And Organization

Have you ever been in the never ending cycle of organizing and reorganizing and putting things in new containers, and moving things to a new room and organizing again? It feels like it never stops, doesn’t it? I know this all too well from my own experience. Decluttering and organization can be never ending. The terms, organization and decluttering, often get confused. Or the decluttering phase gets overlooked completely.  Organization looks different for everyone. Being organized is about creating spaces and systems that make your life easier, not just prettier. There are a few steps to put into place to ensure your organization systems work so you can get out of that never ending cycle we talked about above.  In this episode of The Simple Home Podcast, we’ll talk about the difference between organization and decluttering and help you set up a system that works for you. Key TakeawaysWhat happens when you organize and what doesn’t happen.The 1st step you must take for successful organization (that often gets skipped).How to start with small, attainable steps. My 6 phase approach to make decluttering possible and much simpler. Links From This EpisodeThe Simple Home Declutter Challenge Create And Maintain A Clutter Free Toy Space How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe For Motherhood Clutter Free With Kids- The Importance Of Family Minimalism Morning Routines, Nightly Routines, And Daily Resets For Families

28mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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005: Daily Routines to Simplify Motherhood

As a mom there are many daily tasks that, if given no attention, quickly become unmanageable. In order to keep the overwhelm at bay we need to attend to them daily and be consistent. But that's sometimes what the hardest part is, being consistent. Creating routines and systems around these repetitive tasks and moments of the day can lighten your load tremendously.In this episode, I go through 8 different monotonous aspects of motherhood and the routines I've put into place to make our days run smoothly.Routines I go over in this episode:Laundry routineToo small clothesMaking mealsPacking lunches for school age or younger kidsMorning routineAfter school/after nap routineSunday basketCleaning routineLinks from this episodeMeal planning bundleDeclutter challengeMeal planning postBento box link

22mins

30 May 2019

Rank #7

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041: Organization Comes Down to This One Thing

Having an organized home isn’t as hard as you think.I know there are people out there who put things back right where they go, every single time. My husband is one of these amazing people. I wish I had this super power, but I don’t. I struggle to get things back in their place and used to think it was because I was lazy or chronically unorganized.  Are you anything like me? Before you label yourself as a messy or lazy person, listen to this episode of The Simple Home Podcast. It’s not your fault that you have trouble staying organized. You just haven’t made this one change in your home.  What I’ve learned is that having an organized home comes down to this one thing and if you can master this, your whole life will feel lighter.  Key Takeaways from this episode of The Simple Home:The one change to make to your home so you can finally stay organized.4 steps to be successful with organizing.Types of organizers so you can figure out your organizational style. *These links are affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links I may receive a small commission. I will only recommend products or services I use and love!Links from this episode6 phases of successful decluttering and organizationJumpstart Guide to Simple-LivingClutter Bug Ted TalkGetting Started with Decluttering Without the Overwhelm*Plastic folders I use and love for visual reminders of paperwork to doActive Spaces, Drop Zones, and Paper ClutterResource Page- Tons of great freebies!Follow me on Instagram Enter the Giveaway-I’m Giving away one of my favorite things that has helped me tremendously in my simplifying journey andI’l send it to you through the mail! Who doesn’t love a little surprise in their mailbox? Enter by following the steps below!Subscribe to The Simple Home Podcast Leave a Rating and Review (just scroll down to “add a review” and click the stars for the rating)Take a screenshot listening to the podcast and tag @jennaarvidson on Instagram and write “I subscribed”. (This contest is in no way sponsored by Instagram.)I’ll choose a random winner on February 27, 2020. (If it’s past that date then this contest has ended.)

22mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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033: 15 Things I Simplified This Year to Move Towards Simple Living

Simplifying your house and your life is a journey that takes time.It’s like peeling an onion. You can do it layer by layer. As you get rid of the first layer, you get more confident and are able to try the next layer.  Over the past few years we’ve been working hard to simplify our house and make our lives feel lighter and more intentional. We’ve decluttered a lot of our stuff, down sized our home, created routines and rhythms that make for a smoother day and more. I’ve learned so much along the way and realize that each step has created a snowball effect that makes every other area feel more manageable.  In this episode of The Simple Home Podcast, I walk you through 15 areas I simplified this year, and how you can streamline the same areas in your house.  Key Takeaways15 things I’ve simplified that you can simplify as well.How simplifying these areas has helped the rest of my life feel lighter.I talk through each thing and the process I went through.Some of the areas we talk about: Cleaning, laundry, toys, paper clutter, wardrobes, gifts, and so much more.  Links in this episodeJump Start to Simple Living FREE GuideFREE Meal Planning BundleHow to Feed Your Picky EaterTake the Stress out of Getting Meals on the Table for Your FamilyPaper Clutter and Kids: What to do with the schoolwork, artwork, and other kids papersHow to Curate Your Toys and Create the Perfect Play SpaceCreate a Lighter Holiday SeasonCreate a Capsule Wardrobe in MotherhoodLet’s connect on Instagram

29mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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37: Create Daily Habits that will Transform Your Day

We often go about our day on autopilot. We want to make changes, work towards goals, and become a better version of ourselves, but we do the same things everyday without giving much thought to how we’re spending our time. Let’s talk about how you can create daily habits that will simplify your day and give you more time for the things that are important to you. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t get out the door on time in the morning, or why the bedtime routine takes forever, or why you can’t find 15 minutes to read your bible each day, it likely comes down to the habits you’ve created.  I’m a big believer in the power of routines for parents and kids. Routines are made up of small habits you do regularly, in a specific order, that maintain a good flow. The beauty of habits is, once you have a habit developed, you no longer have to think through each step, allowing you more time to focus on other things.  This week on The Simple Home Podcast, we talk about the importance of habits and how to use them to transform your day.  Key takeawaysWhy habits can be both beneficial and harmful.How habits can help you think less throughout the day, and get more done.What habit stacking is and how it can help you manage your daily routine.How to start building good habits.How to use this method to help your kids develop kids too. Links from this episodeAudible- Sign up for a FREE 30 day trial and get Atomic Habits or any other book of your choice for FREE.Benefits of Minimalism for Parents and Why It's So ImportantDaily Routines to Simplify MotherhoodClutter Free With Kids- Why Family Minimalism Is So Important (Interview with Joshua Becker)Paper Clutter And Kids- What To Do With Schoolwork, Artwork, And Other Kid PapersHow to Handle Active Spaces, Drop Zones, and Paper Clutter Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

28mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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003: Why Minimalism is so Important for Kids

Clutter has major impacts on your childClutter can negatively impact your child's behavior, focus, creativity, development, and more. As you start to minimize the clutter in your life, you will see the benefits it's having on you as well as the many benefits for your kids.In this episode, we'll talk about 10 important benefits minimalism provides for kids. Allowing your children to do less and have less will make for happier and healthier kids. Key TakeawaysWe discuss 10 benefits of minimalism for kids.I give you 3 questions you can ask your kids periodically to find out what's important to them and how they view their lives right now. You get a few action steps to do today so you and your kids start to feel the benefits of living simpler.Links from this episodeThe Simple Home Declutter Challenge- sign up for this free 5 day challenge to get the ball rolling on your simple-living journey. For more resources, tips, and tricks, for simplifying and enjoying motherhood, visit athomewithkids.com.

15mins

21 May 2019

Rank #11

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045: 12 Things You Can Do to Lighten Your Load in Motherhood

I bet you’ve heard the quote, “The days are long, but the years are short.” from a well meaning person reminding you just how fast your kids will grow up. There are days when I can’t wait to lay my kids down to bed so I have some “me” time, but as soon as I do, all I can think about are the precious moments of the day and just how quickly they’re flying by.  No matter what season you’re in, taking care of your family, there’s no doubt that life is busy. But running from one mess to the next and living in survival mode is not how it’s meant to be. Motherhood is not easy. The day-to-day can feel mundane and unimportant. The routines consist of cleaning, folding, cooking, and serving others.  But the true beauty of motherhood lies just underneath all of this.  You have to uncover it.  You have to lighten your load and make room for what really matters.  In this episode of The Simple Home Podcast, I tell you 12 things you can do to lighten your load in motherhood. Key Takeaway 12 simple things you can do to lighten your load. Take action with one or more of these things today! Links From This Episode10 Things in 20 Minutes- 10 things you can do every night for easier morningsResource Page- Find exactly what you need in this seasonFree Meal Planning Bundle- Meal plan in 30 minutes or less per monthThis Organized Life PodcastHow to Create a Capsule Wardrobe for MotherhoodMorning Routines, Nightly Routines, and Daily ResetsDaily Routines to Simplify Motherhood Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

27mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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009: The Mental Load Of Having Too Much Stuff

Clutter can have a negative impact on your brain and the way you are living your life. This is one of the most important reasons to take a look at the excess in your life and decide if it’s time to make a change. There are so many reasons why we have a tendency to accumulate ‘stuff’. It’s different for everyone and so is our tolerance level of how much stuff we can have around before being impacted. Science is pretty conclusive that the amount of physical items we have and the amount of mental clutter we have is taking a toll on our well-being. If you’ve ever felt anxious or stressed when you walk in your door or you feel like you can’t keep up, your clutter may be the cause. You may also notice these same things in your kids. Perhaps they get irritable towards the end of the day or can’t seem to focus on one thing. Your home should be your place of rest and calm at the end of a busy work day. In this episode we dive into the impact too much stuff has on our mind and how getting rid of the clutter in our homes can decrease our mental load.Key TakeawaysWe talk about how we get attached to physical things and what marketers do to make this happen at the store. I go through different kinds of clutter that creeps up on us and impacts our mental load.We discuss some science behind this.I give you easy steps you can decrease the clutter in three different areas of your life so you can find more peace in your day to day life. LinksResearch https://unclutterer.com/2011/03/29/scientists-find-physical-clutter-negatively-affects-your-ability-to-focus-process-information/

20mins

10 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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019: Clutter Free With Kids- Why Family Minimalism Is So Important (Interview with Joshua Becker)

If you've ever felt like living clutter free with kids is impossible, this episode of The Simple Home Podcast is for you. Minimalism with a family is possible and as we learn during this interview with Joshua Becker, it may even make the other parts of parenting a bit more enjoyable.  Being a minimalist isn't about owning a certain amount of items or living in a perfectly clean house. Minimalism is about owning the possessions that bring you life and getting rid of the excess. It's about letting go of the things on your schedule that don't fulfill you. Decluttering and living simpler with your family allows you to make room for what matters most.  In this episode of the simple home podcast, I interview Joshua Becker from becoming minimalist. He and his wife have been on this journey with their two kids for several years and his advice is invaluable. I left this conversation ready to continue simplifying and feeling more at peace with where I am right now.  For me, letting go of the excess stuff in our lives has opened up a new level of calm. I'm not a perfect mom, I still get frustrated and have days when being a mom feels REALLY hard. My house is still messy most of the time. I still end up bringing extra items into my house I wish I wouldn't have. I still feel guilty when I say no to my kids about a toy they think they can't live without.  This has been my favorite podcast episode yet. You don't want to miss it! What we talk about in this episodeJoshua tells us how he got started with minimalism. His story really hit home with me and I think it will you too.Why minimalism might be even more important for families than anyone else.How you can handle the ‘envy’ your kids may experience when they see all the things other kids have. And how to say no without feeling bad about it.Joshua’s best advice for moms looking for a simpler life. The one thing he tells us to do will literally change the way you start everyday.So many nuggets of wisdom I can't list them all here! Links for this episodeBecoming MinimalistThe Uncluttered CourseThe Declutter ChallengeClutter Free With KidsThe Minimalist HomeThe More of LessSimplify Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

41mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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007: How To Curate Your Toys And Create The Perfect Play Space

This episode is all about toys. If you have kids you can probably relate with the toy overload that creeps into your house. Whether you purchase the toys or they come home from another well meaning individual, they seem to just keep coming. In this episode I’ll tell you how to choose the very best toys for your kids and how to keep the toys to a manageable level. It can feel nearly impossible to know which toys to allow into your house and what to try and keep out so we’ll also discuss a few questions you can ask yourself when choosing these toys. Your child(ren) will benefit from having fewer things to play with as they grow. Play is super important in development and by no means do I want you to disregard this, but curating your toy space can help your children get the most out of their playtime and keep you from losing your mind every time you go into that space. Key takeawaysI give you questions to think about as you start to design your playspace (it doesn’t have to be a whole room devoted to toys. I’m talking about any area you decide to keep toys, including just a simple toy box or shelf.)I talk you through how to decide what toys to include in your new space.I tell you what I keep in my house for our kids to play with. (All 3 of my kids play with the same toys and have for several years).We talk briefly about mindset so you can keep it up and stay intentional about your toy space.I tell you how I handle the little trinkets that come home from birthday parties, the dentist or doctor’s office, and everywhere else we go.

16mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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039: Becoming an Intentional Mom: Gracefilled Days, Contentment, and Having Less Stuff (Interview with Desirae Endres)

Being an intentional mom doesn’t mean you have to be present every moment.  It’s not about perfection. It’s about finding ways to make the most of each season so you can enjoy your kids as they grow. It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in a daily struggle, trying to keep your house managed, raise your kids, and keep it all together, but most moms are feeling the same stresses.  Today I talked to Desirae Endres from The Minimalish Podcast about what minimalism means to her and why she was so drawn to the concept. She talks about her overwhelm as a new mom and the mental shifts and physical shifts she’s made to allow herself the space to be a more intentional mom.  What I love about Desirae and this conversation is her honest look at motherhood and focusing on what really matters while giving yourself grace in each different season. Learning to live intentionally, finding contentment with what you have, and focusing on what matters, will change how you handle motherhood stress and daily to-do’s.  You’re going to love this episode! Key takeawaysHow to use a morning routine to set yourself up for a better day.Desirae’s journey to decluttering and simplicity.Why she went down the path of simplifying.Her number one tip for moms. What a day in Desirae’s life looks like with a toddler and her own business.What she thinks about routines and some she uses right now.Why it’s not just about getting rid of your possessions.Why does minimalism even matter...or does it? Some links in this post are affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of my links, I may receive a small commission. LinksDesiraeendres.comMinimalish PodcastDesirae’s Simple Morning Lists Journal Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

42mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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36: Active Spaces, Drop Zones, and Paper Clutter

There are problem areas in every house.Areas where you constantly drop items instead of putting them away. Areas where you and your family are coming in and out of frequently. Areas that collect items quickly and haphazardly. I like to refer to these areas as active areas and drop zones.  Active areas and drop zones can be the hardest to declutter because the clutter just keeps building up.In this episode of The Simple Home Podcast we’re going to tackle these difficult areas so you can create systems that take away the frustration of active areas and drop zones.  There is also nothing more stressful than a pile of unsorted papers. Paper often ends up on our counters and is the biggest problem in drop zones or active areas in your home. For this reason, we’ll also discuss how you can manage the paper that comes into your house. It’s easier than you think. Key TakeawaysLearn how to identify active areas and drop zones in your house.Create systems to keep clutter out of your most used areas.Relocate homeless clutter so it no longer clutters your counters and other busy areas in your home. Learn how to manage the never ending paper that comes into your home and takes up valuable space. Links From This EpisodeThe Simple Home Decluttering Challenge- Sign up. It’s FREE!Paper Clutter And Kids- What To Do With Schoolwork, Artwork, And Other Kid PapersWelcome + 3 Easy Steps to Simple-LivingDaily Routines to Simplify MotherhoodFind this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

38mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Setting Goals for the New Year- Designing a Home and Life You Love

As you look to the new year, you’re likely setting goals and dreaming of what the new year will bring.  It’s always fun to have a fresh start and the excitement can help you accomplish a lot. But setting goals for the new year is more than just coming up with the ideas. How do you create a life you love and set goals that help you get closer to that life? It all starts with getting clear on what that life looks like for you. The 6 different things we talk about in this episode of The Simple Home Podcast will help you find clarity and set goals for the new year that move you closer to a home and life you love.  Key TakeawaysWe dive into 6 areas that will help you design a home and life you love in the new year. You’ll learn how to set goals that keep you motivated rather than leave you feeling hopeless. We’ll talk about the mindsets that will get in your way so you can move past them and do amazing things.  Links From This EpisodeYou Tube Video- Christmas PresentsDecluttering ChallengeHow to Get Started with Decluttering Without the OverwhelmThe Goal Setting Process That Gets You ResultsFind this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

27mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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032: Overcoming Perfectionism and Finding Yourself as a Mom

Perfectionism and comparison in motherhood is a common struggle. Mom guilt can rob you of the true joy of being a mom and paralyze you from growing into the mom and woman you're made to be. Jamie Weisler, from Divinely Equipped, shares her story with this struggle and how she got to the other side on The Simple Home Podcast today. She shares how she found herself to be frustrated, overwhelmed, yelling and nagging, and this became her normal.  Now Jamie supports other moms as they find their identity in motherhood and learn to live without the guilt, perfectionism, and comparison that motherhood often brings.  If you’ve ever felt like everyone else has it all together and you’re the only one who can’t keep up, this episode is for you. This conversation with Jamie will encourage you in your journey. You are enough and the perfect mom for your kids! She also reminds us how important it is to take care of ourselves so we’re more capable of taking care of others without feeling completely defeated.  Key TakeawaysHow to get passed the feeling of not measuring upHow to be present in each area of your day.How to find your own identity in motherhood. Why you are the perfect mom for your kids. Links from this episodeDivinely Equipped- Don’t forget to sign up for the FREE giveaway!Connect with Jamie on Instagram!FREE meal planning bundle26 Bible Verses That Will Change Your DayDaily Routines That Will Simplify Motherhood Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

30mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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013: How To Keep Your House Clean Using Anchors And Routines

Do you struggle to keep your house clean, but just haven't found the right system yet? I've tried every cleaning schedule I could find on Pinterest and have failed at 99% of them. Something happens to me when I put restraints on myself. If I mess up once, I can't get myself back on track.  You may have unreasonable expectations on yourself when it comes to keeping your house clean, especially if you're trying to raise a family at the same time.  This episode is not about maintaining a perfecting clean home. It's about finding ways to implement your main cleaning tasks into your day with little thought.  In my opinion, cleaning should be a family activity. If everyone enjoys the comforts of the home, then everyone should participate in keeping it nice. Of course this will look different in different stages of your children's lives, but starting them early will help you tremendously later.  In this episode I'll tell you how I finally found a system that worked for keeping my house clean. I'll teach you how to use anchors to make these tasks a part of your day rather than an extra task you have to complete. Key TakeawaysThe big thing that's making cleaning your house much harder.How to create anchors that will help you get your daily cleaning tasks done with little thought.Why it's important to involve your kids at every age.How to cut down the amount of time you spend on each task tremendously. Links from this episodeThe Simple Home Decluttering ChallengeEpisode 4- How to Get Started With Decluttering Email me (jenna@athomewithkids.com) to set up a quick consultation- We'll set up a plan to get you decluttered and organized for good.  Find this episode of The Simple Home Podcast and others you’ll love on your favorite podcast player, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and TuneIn! Remember to subscribe on your favorite podcast player so you don’t miss an episode.

20mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #20