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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 first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I’ve been told many times that some people find encouragement from knowing that this “slob struggle” is a lifelong struggle. Knowing that it isn’t something that ever goes away means you don’t have to feel defeated when you find yourself struggling, you just need to apply the strategies that help you manage this struggle successfully. […] The post 363: Six Ways I Still Struggle in My Home appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m often asked what to do when things definitely fit into the space (the container concept) but it’s still too much stuff. That’s where your Clutter Threshold comes in. In this episode, I’m talking about when and how to use the Container Concept to declutter and when to focus on your Clutter Threshold. My books […] The post 362: The Container Concept vs The Clutter Threshold appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
It’s that week of the year when it feels right to change EVERYTHING! Since that never actually works out well, I’m sharing five small things you can do right now that will have big impact on your home over the next year. These aren’t things to plan to do, they’re things to actually do. My […] The post 361: Are You Hoarding Your Creativity? appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I loved this conversation with Renee. We discussed: Dealing with paper clutter Helping her mom (who lives with her) with her stuff Finding and maintaining motivation 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 360: Setting Up Systems and Doing Things “Right” in a New Situation appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
It’s that week of the year when it feels right to change EVERYTHING! Since that never actually works out well, I’m sharing five small things you can do right now that will have big impact on your home over the next year. These aren’t things to plan to do, they’re things to actually do. This […] The post 359: 5 Small Things You Can Do Right Now to Change Your Home Next Year appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
This was such an interesting conversation! I think you’ll love hearing from Caroline. She lives on a boat . . . in LONDON! We discussed: how to take things there now when you can’t actually get “there” right “now.” how to decide what containers/furniture pieces are needed before bringing things back into her space. and […] The post 358: Applying the Decluttering Process to ANY situation, even the Ones That Seem TOO Different appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I had a question from someone who feels like she halts her own decluttering progress when she thinks about what her mother would say (or has said) that was meant to be encouraging, but wasn’t. Become a Decluttering Coach!  Join Take Your House Back My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find […] The post 357: Helpful vs. Unhelpful Comments/Advice About Decluttering appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
We’re talking through some of Megan’s unique challenges today, such as: How to declutter a full room when you know you need to get rid of lots of containers. How to store very necessary coats when there’s a lack of closets in your home. How to set up an arts and crafts area when the […] The post 356: So Having Lots of Containers Isn’t the Answer? appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
Y’all know I don’t like to blame my problems on perfectionism. But, I have been thinking lately about how letting go of (or giving up on) perfect was necessary to make real decluttering progress or progress in my home. I think it’s also important to acknowledge that giving up on perfect isn’t the same thing […] The post 355: Giving Up On Perfect Podcast appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m talking all about helping others declutter. My five step decluttering process works so well when helping others declutter, so we’re applying it to different relationships and situations. Interested in becoming a Decluttering Coach? My training course is now available for pre-order! It releases on December 1, but those who pre-order will receive a significant […] The post 354: Helping Others Declutter appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
In this episode, I’m talking with Dawn of the Minimal Mom on YouTube. We’re talking about toys since she is closer to that stage than I am. She shares the impact decluttering toys had on her kids and the strategies she used to make big changes in her home. Join Take Your House Back My […] The post 353: Trending Towards Minimalism with Toys with Dawn from The Minimal Mom appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I completely understand feeling overwhelmed by clutter. While taking a deep breath is a great first step, I’m talking about other concrete ways to break down the project that is overwhelming you so you can get it done. Interested in my upcoming Decluttering Coach Training and Certification?  My books Want to be a patron of […] The post 352: More Advice Than “Take a Deep Breath” When You’re Overwhelmed appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m talking about how transformational it is was for me when I got to the point where I could value space in my home over the stuff that had filled it for years. And I’m talking about the process for getting to that point. Organizing for the Rest of Us Patreon Want to know when […] The post 351: The Process of Valuing Space Over Stuff appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m answering this question today: My garage is a disaster. It needs total decluttering as well as reorganizing. It’s jam-packed full of things I need to keep, so I can’t use the regular questions. How can I move things around without just making a bigger mess while I do that? My book: Organizing for the […] The post 350: But What About the Stuff I Really Need? appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
This was a fun conversation! Tamara has made so much progress, but now she’s having to adjust everything after a big move and lots of challenges. We discussed: learning to live with 3 generations of people with ADHD when you are not one of them. decluttering while doing all the other stuff (working, parenting, volunteering, […] The post 349: Finding Solutions for Unique Family Members appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
In this episode, we discuss: Using storage space in the basement well. Establishing a better system in her home office helping family members without letting their stuff take over Join Take Your House Back My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon.  Sponsors: Visit Carawayhome.com/CLEAN to take advantage […] The post 348: Getting Past the Tough Spots appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
It’s hard to stay focused, so it is so important for me to take advantage of the times when I am focused. My books Patreon Sponsors: Betterhelp.com/clean. A Slob Comes Clean listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code CLEAN. Visit ritual.com/clean. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first three […] The post 347: How to Take Advantage of Focused Moments in Your Home appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
I talk about decluttering for a living. It’s a strangely divisive topic. From people getting defensive about their own homes when you mention working on yours to giving advice you weren’t asking for, I’m talking about talking about decluttering today. My new book: Organizing for the Rest of Us Patreon Sponsors: Get 10% off your […] The post 346: Talking to Others about Your Decluttering Journey appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
This was a fun conversation! Sarah has made so much progress, but now she’s having to adjust everything after a big move and lots of challenges. We discussed: Rotating clothes by size and season. Dealing with toys. Figuring out how to arrange the kitchen when the old system won’t work. My books Want to be […] The post 345: Adjusting What Used to Work for New Circumstances appeared first on Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean.
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Emily Murphy

I! MISSED! YOU!

Aug 22nd
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Kaitlyn Boffey

Definitely not entirely related to one or the other. probably effected by both, but not one or the other. My mom is a clean freak, she grew up in very unstable environment, not clean or safe. It was her mission to not have us, or her, continue to experience the same. Plus she's very type A kinda personality. I am very not. My kids have a safe, reasonably clean, but cluttered, and a touch chaotic home lol. 5 kids and we homeschool, so there's Alot of people and stuff in a small house!

Apr 22nd
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Deena Haines

I don’t see any problem with asking my husband, “hey can you please put your drill away?” 🤷🏻‍♀️ and sometimes I do just put his stuff away himself. My hubby is very easy going enough that a little nagging isn’t a big deal with him though

Apr 9th
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Deena Haines

And now it’s kind of a game for me to constantly be trying to stay on top of the kitchen throughout the day!

Apr 4th
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Deena Haines

The things you say that were profound for you but seem like “duh” reality once you know it, resonate so truly with me. The fact that a clean kitchen means someone cleaned it - I needed to accept this just like you did. It has been so helpful to me and for some reason I am no longer annoyed that I have to do the same things over and over to keep things maintained. You are my favorite of all the cleaning/decluttering/organizing people I’ve listened to. You just “click” with me! ♥️

Apr 4th
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Frederick Sieber

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Mar 18th
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Deena Haines

“Yes, they call me Mommy” 😂

Feb 19th
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Deena Haines

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Feb 12th
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Deena Haines

Really liked this episode! So true about maintaining, especially dishes! I also love the idea of the clutter threshold! Am currently going through the biggest decluttering purge I’ve ever done and it’s going great! Thanks for your podcast, books and YouTube videos!❤️

Feb 12th
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Katie Sestito

The sneak attack is terrible advice. Especially for a child that may have any sort of processing issue, or add, adhd, ocd, ect. This happened to me several times as a child and it was traumatic and still makes me feel upset when I think about it.

Jan 11th
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Wendy S.

Also, this is my first ever podcast, and I found it upon recommendation, came to the list, and pulled the finger equivalent of the Price Is Right wheel, scrolling down and chose a random one. The Universe provides, though, because holy bananas - you're speaking to my soul here! I struggle with hoarding, and long to be like my best friend, who naturally tidies/straightens throughout the day without thinking about it. I love the concept of separating out these terms, and I'm going to download some of these podcasts for a trip I have tomorrow - this is really helpful. Thank you, so much!!

Dec 18th
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Wendy S.

That avalanche of stuff is what we call a "Crapalanche" 😁😔

Dec 18th
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Sparrow Wings

I don't mean to be disrespectful or anything, but don't your husband and kids ever help? it seems like there's constant mess and there's no way it's just you making it, but I never hear about them helping. why is this hard work delegated only to you?

Jan 25th
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Tasia

Thats what I have always put in my daughters stocking! I never put useless crap in there. It's always either an orange or avacado and then candy and cards and pokemon stuff or whatever vinyl figure she is into at the moment! LOL

Sep 1st
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Tasia

I would assume their reaction would be a good one! You are helping so many people!

Aug 31st
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Tasia

Thias is my liiiiife!!!! The dishes and washing 2 single forms to use! LOL

Aug 31st
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Tasia

OMG I was the exact same as a child and still am!!! I have a daughter and am a messy person! I hate it!! Only because everyone else bugs me! LOL I love organization and being neat but I don't have the time!!!v Help!!! i subscribed to your blog years ago and I just moved and we are getting a new house i feel like I will be better but now IDK

Aug 31st
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DarleneH

We got rid of our coffee table in the living room, when I realized that its chief function was to be the place we dropped things and then left them. Getting rid of that piece of furniture was a huge help in getting my living room clutter under control.

Apr 3rd
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Judy Parkhurst Fitzgerald

enjoying the podcast. seeing that there is hope for me

Feb 22nd
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