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When I started my deslobification process, I realized quickly that I have what I call Slob Vision. Some people call it Clutter Blindness. In today’s episode, I’m sharing things that I’ve realized cause Slob Vision and what I do to keep it from causing my home to fall into Disaster Status. Take Your House Back […] The post 414: What Makes Clutter In…
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I don’t use emotions to make decluttering decisions. Today, though, I’m talking about the difference between enjoying things and holding onto things. If I have too many things, I can’t enjoy them! My 5-Step Decluttering Process Podcast The Basics – Getting Started or Getting Back Measuring Progress, Measuring Success My books Want to be a patron of…
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Decluttering can be daunting, and if you find yourself stuck in “the Messy Middle,” you might feel discouraged. Of course, with the No Mess Decluttering Process, there’s no physical mess. But I’m sharing ways to get through the feelings of frustration you might experience in the middle of a decluttering project. My books Want to […] The post 412: T…
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In this episode, we discuss: Help when you know your home is not your project, but your projects have a tendency to take over your home. Declutter the room that I named the “Home Office” when more functions keep getting piled on. Deal with identity clutter. My books Want to be a patron of the […] The post 411: When All The Many Projects Take Over T…
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I’m answering some of your decluttering questions as quickly as I can. (Answering quickly is quite the challenge for me!) My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? The post 410: Rapid Q&A appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.…
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Learning to identify and use Awkward Pauses is so essential to making real change in your home. Knowing what to do in small amounts of time that will achieve real progress is key. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? […] The post 409: Keys to Using Awkward Pauses appeared first on Da…
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I’ve been craving rest lately, so I’ve been thinking a lot about it. Specifically, how the No Mess Decluttering Process allows for rest in a way that the way I used to declutter did not. Join a discounted Six-Week Decluttering Workshop guided by a coach certified in my method! My books Want […] The post 408: Rest Is Necessary appeared first on Dana…
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In this episode, we discuss: Declutter my house when most of the stuff isn’t mine. Declutter the garage. Keep the Craffice( craft room/office ) decluttered when sharing it with my husband. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE […] The post 407: Defining a Shared Space appea…
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In this episode, we discuss: Ideas on getting past “blocks” when it comes to moving to different parts of the house when decluttering. Worrying about the wrong thing. Tips and tricks on keeping up with everything when working from home. Join a discounted Six-Week Decluttering Workshop guided by a coach certified in my method! My […] The post 406: A…
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In this episode, we discuss: Having children help – how to delegate and still follow the steps. How to keep up with cleaning and laundry when your schedule is always changing. Helping the kids decide what to keep. Join a discounted Six-Week Decluttering Workshop guided by a coach certified in my method! My books Want […] The post 405: Focusing on R…
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There are people out there who love decluttering. I am not one of those people. But I do see the value in it and am so glad I’ve decluttered (and keep decluttering). I used to think that once I got good at decluttering, I’d learn to love it, and that would make it easy. That […] The post 404: Learning to Love Decluttering Isn’t the Goal appeared fi…
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In this episode, we discuss: Where you start once the visible stuff is done and everything else just feels overwhelming. Kids clothes. Staying on top of things even during growth spurts. Getting over the guilt of getting rid of things that have been gifted. Join a discounted Six-Week Decluttering Workshop guided by a coach certified […] The post 40…
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This week, I am talking about Net Gains Decluttering, meaning that we move the whole house forward by making progress in one space at a time without making other spaces worse. Learn what to do when your “take it there now” place needs to be decluttered, and discover the power of doing it now. […] The post 402: Net Gains Decluttering appeared first …
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In this episode, we discuss: Staying motivated and not getting overwhelmed. Providing loving guidance to your spouse and children. Deciding if lists are helpful. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 401: Getting Started When the Proje…
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As has become the tradition for every hundredth episode, my husband joins me to answer questions from you! I always love these episodes! The Take Your House Back course together, and it’s on sale now through January 10th! Grab it at aslobcomesclean.com/take. Take Your House Back is on sale! My books Want to be a […] The post 400: Talking Declutteri…
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This week I’m talking with my friend Dawn about the importance and the reality of balancing daily stuff with the decluttering. Dawn and I do the Take Your House Back course together, and it’s on sale now through January 10th! Grab it at aslobcomesclean.com/take. Take Your House Back is on sale! My books Want to […] The post 399: Daily Stuff – The B…
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The biggest benefit for me of using my No Mess Decluttering Process is not needing to predict how much time I’ll need to declutter. Not needing to assess the mess and guess how long it will take to deal with it means I’m much more likely to get started. I know that any amount of […] The post 398: How to Work Decluttering into Whatever Time & Energy…
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At this time of year, MANY of us are in survival mode. That’s normal, and surviving is better than not. Today, I’m sharing ways I work to move forward on making progress in my house, even when I’m in the midst of a crazy time that once would have set my home back significantly. Take […] The post 397: How to Move Forward, Even in Survival Mode appea…
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I have removed emotions from my decluttering process, not because I don’t have emotions, but because I do! I can’t use emotions to declutter, so I stick with my fact and instinct based ways of dealing with things. One of the biggest things that brings up lots of emotions is being asked (or asking myself) […] The post 396 Why “Why” Isn’t Part of My …
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I’m answering questions in this episode about piles of shoes, stress over deciding how many towels to keep, whether to stop decluttering to hang up a picture, and more. These are the kinds of things that stress declutterers out, so I hope I can take some of the stress away. Take Your House Back is […] The post 395: Too Many Shoes, Towels, & Project…
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If it’s in the house, it’s either appreciating or depreciating. And truly appreciating something keeps it from depreciating. Let’s talk about this concept. By “let’s” of course I mean me. Because I’m the only one talking. But I had fun in this conversation with myself. Take Your House Back is on sale. My books Want […] The post 394: Appreciate or D…
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I hope you enjoy this conversation! My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 393: Temporary Toys, Sentimental Decor, and Food Where It Doesn’t Belong appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.…
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The hardest thing about decluttering is making decisions. Decision after decision after decision. My five step decluttering process makes decision making easier/possible. Today, I’m talking about applying the decluttering strategies to decision making about more than just clutter. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. W…
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Terms like space-saving designs and storage solutions and such are very appealing, but even though I used to purchase organizing products labeled that way, my house didn’t look any better. I’ve now come to a point where I’m turned off by those phrases. It’s a mindset shift. My books Want to be a patron of […] The post 391: Shifting the Mindset abou…
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I’m answering a few questions that were asked over at AskDanaKWhite.com. Question 1: My question is on the subject of toys. How do I go about starting (outside of your normal questions)? Like were do I start? My son is 3. Do I pick what to keep or does he? (We have tons of hot […] The post 390: Questions about Toys, Finding Places and the Declutter…
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This was a fun strategy session with two guests! I know that navigating the decluttering process with a spouse can present challenges, so it was good to talk to this couple together. We discussed: How to manage every day routines and still get to clean the house. Making progress when planning for a move. Dealing […] The post 389: A Joint Husband an…
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We all have (at least) one category of stuff that’s extra hard to declutter. I’m addressing that today, inspired by this email: I am a teacher who, due to life circumstances, is leaving the profession shortly before I could be considered early retired. I am working part-time as a substitute teacher because I can not […] The post 388: Decluttering t…
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We (me especially, but also so many of my listeners) are great at theorizing. At predicting. At being super logical. We’re intelligent people. But when we theorize about house stuff like home maintenance and decluttering, putting our theories into practice isn’t so fun, so we tend to keep theorizing some more. But if we don’t […] The post 387: In T…
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I enjoyed this conversation so much. In it, we discussed: Decluttering the garage with lots of sentimental things along with a lot of junk Helping her daughter declutter her things Figuring out a storage solution for her entryway Mentioned in this episode: We’re hiring! Find out more here. My books Want to be a patron […] The post 386: Looking at D…
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I’ve realized that a lot of the things I held onto “just in case” were things I envisioned saving the day. Won’t I be glad I had that? Won’t everyone ooh and aah if I end up already having the very thing we needed in that dire situation that could possibly happen one day? I’ve […] The post 385: Clutter and My Hero Complex appeared first on Dana K. …
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Today I’m sharing a great conversation with Jon Acuff. He’s one of my favorite follows on Instagram so I was excited to get to talk to him! He has a new book out that is all about goals. The things that hold us back from reaching goals have a lot of parallels with the things […] The post 384: Talking About Goals with Jon Acuff appeared first on Dan…
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I’m answering lots of questions asked over on Instagram, and I’m answering them quickly! I’m all about the words (LOTS of words), but sometimes it’s helpful to cover lots of ground quickly and succinctly. You follow me on instagram @aslobcomesclean. Mentioned in this episode: Watch my session, Decluttering for Beginners (Even Total Beginners) for f…
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One of the biggest mindset shifts I’ve made as I’ve changed my home has been redefining what is a “waste of my time.” Many tasks that I once avoided because they felt like a waste of my time ended up being the very things I needed to do to keep my house under control. Watch […] The post 381: Wasting Time vs. Wasting Opportunity appeared first on Da…
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Whether you’re a new follower or you’ve been around for years, the basics are how things get done and stay done in your home. Focusing on the basics will get you started de-disasterizing your home and are the thing to go back to when you start to feel things stall or fall back into disaster. […] The post 380: Back to (Or Start with) the Basics appe…
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When money is tight, decluttering can feel scary. We’re diving into this issue of money and decluttering. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 379: Let’s Talk About Money and Decluttering appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes …
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We discussed: How to manage when it feels that there’s not enough time in the day. Budget organization. Laundry issues. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 378: Simplifying Routines in Seasons of Stress & Grief appeared first on Dana…
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One of the biggest struggles many people face when decluttering is that they want to (and try to) predict the future in order to know what to keep and what to declutter. Since it isn’t possible to predict the future, decluttering paralysis can happen. Today I’m talking about how knowing the path and how it […] The post 377: Knowing the Path When Yo…
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I’ve learned a thing or two (or thirty-three-trillion) about decluttering, and that includes how to identify thought patterns that need to serve as signals that it’s time to declutter. This week, I’m talking about three moments when I’ve learned to hesitate . . . and declutter. Take Your House Back is on sale through May […] The post 376: Three Mom…
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I recently heard a discussion of something that used to be very common: hope chests. It hit me that a hope chest is a container for things for the future, and since a lot of “us” fret about whether we can/should keep things we legitimately may need in the future but don’t need now, I […] The post 375: Boundaries Even When Stuff Could Totally Be Hel…
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In this episode, Emma and I discuss: What to do when you have reached your clutter threshold but feel like you could do more. How to deal with storing items of a loved one. How to fit decluttering and maintenance cleaning in during the week when working. I also loved hearing how Emma has implemented […] The post 374: Making Decluttering Part of Eve…
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As I was doing my time-consuming curly hair routine in a big hurry recently, I started thinking about decluttering. (I’m always thinking about decluttering, so that isn’t a surprise.) I thought about how I’m only successful decluttering when I follow my five step No Mess Decluttering Process, whether I have to declutter in a hurry […] The post 373:…
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I recently asked for decluttering and home management questions on Instagram, and answered almost all of them in this podcast episode! My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 372: Rapid Q&A – Lots of Questions and Lots of Answers appeare…
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In today’s podcast, we discuss: “Identity Clutter” and incorporating it into everyday life. “Good stuff” not getting used. When it’s time to retire display items. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? --Nony The post 371: Sometimes Even Interesting Th…
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Some people are visual organizers, and you might be one. BUT you can’t actually know that until you declutter. If you’re scared to put things “away” because you fear you’ll forget where you put it or forget that you have it, you need to listen to this one. My books Want to be a patron […] The post 370: Out of Sight, Out of Mind appeared first on Da…
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I’m always looking for ways to reframe situations or thought processes that actually help me get stuff out of the house. So many people like to blame their perfectionism for the mess in their homes. I think that’s fine as long as identifying and blaming perfectionism helps you declutter. My books Want to be a […] The post 369: Perfect or Right? app…
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I’m answering some questions about decluttering more or again when you’ve already decluttered. And one about clothing. And one about decluttering clothing more or again when you’ve already decluttered . . . Ask questions for podcasts and YouTube lives. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want […] The post 368: Another…
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In this episode, we talk about when the whole house feels overwhelming. How to get started in an overwhelming, cluttered room How to declutter clothes when they are a form of artistic self-expression. How to deal with a LOT of collectibles. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at […] The post 367: When the Whole House is Just Over…
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It’s easy to get discouraged when you look at all the things that could or should be happening. But focusing on “better” all along the way is how you get there. And celebrating “better” is one of the best ways to keep going! My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out […] The post 366: Better All Along the Way appeared first on Dana K. White…
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My guest today has been through so much in a very short time. As she battles grief and deals with huge upheaval in her living situation, we discuss these decluttering struggles: How to combine two households more efficiently. How to let go of sentimental items. Decision fatigue. My books Want to be a patron of […] The post 365: Decluttering In the …
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Last week, I shared six ways I still struggle in my home, and this week I’m sharing the good news! There are things that definitely used to be a struggle that aren’t a struggle any more. What a relief! For most of my life, I didn’t think I’d conquer these things. My books Want to […] The post 364: Six Ways I No Longer Struggle in My Home appeared f…
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