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Author: Dana K. White

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Nony (Dana K White) from shares reality-based cleaning and organizing tips based on her own deslobification process. As she finds ways to keep her own home under control and combat "Slob Vision" she shares cleaning, decluttering, and organizing strategies, that work in real life. And she's funny.
261 Episodes
  In today’s podcast, I discuss: Finding the balance between how the members of the household like things to be. Finding motivation when you don’t like your house. Overcoming Project Brain and making progress when there isn’t time to do it all. My books Patreon   Sponsors: Go to and get 10% off your […] The post 262: Blending Organizing Styles (and more) Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Schoolwork gets a grade. Losing weight causes a measurable change in the number on the scale. But sometimes it’s hard to measure decluttering success. Or to measure how much your home has improved due to daily habits. Today, I’m talking about ways to measure your success in your home so you can inspire yourself to […] The post 261: Measuring Progress, Measuring Success Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
One of my biggest strategies is to let yourself “just declutter” in order to get started and make progress in your home immediately. And decluttering achieves the purpose I was looking for when I thought I needed to “get organized.” But there is value in organizing. And I’ve been thinking about it (and talking about […] The post 260: Rethinking Organizing Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Maintenance. It feels pointless and impossible when there’s so much that needs to be done FIRST! But maintenance, even when the house is in shambles, is the key to making maintainable progress. Really. I’m talking about the parallels between my recent gardening (jungle-recovery) efforts and when I first started my deslobification process. Sign up for […] The post 259: The Thing About Maintenance Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
The doorbell is a great motivator to get the house clean, but when there aren’t any doorbells coming, motivation can be hard to find! I’m talking about the mental and strategical shifts that help me make real progress in my home even without the motivation of a doorbell. My books Patreon Sponsors: Go to […] The post 258: Cleaning for “Us” and Not the Doorbell Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
In today’s strategy session we discuss these challenges: How do you let go of useful stuff when you know it’s way more than you need? What do you do about re-decluttering? (same desk & counter, over and over and over) How do you know where to start when it’s all visible? Sign up for my […] The post 257: Visibility Rule Challenges and Re-Decluttering Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Living with other people can (hopefully) mean cleaning with other people. This presents challenges in any relationship. There are extra challenges for people like me who struggle on our own. I made some mistakes recently, which I’m sharing, but I’m also talking through some ways to help these situations go more smoothly. Bathroom Cleaning Checklist […] The post 256: Cleaning WITH Other People Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
In today’s strategy session we discuss these challenges: I struggle with finding time to run the home well, and with making myself do the decluttering when I have the chance! I still have project brain about the whole thing. I’m having a hard time finding a new normal with a different schedule. Sign up for […] The post 255: Decluttering with the Time Available Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Have you been cooking more than you’ve ever cooked in your life? I’m going over the basics on how I make it easier to get dinner on the table quickly, night after night after night after . . . I’m also sharing some super basic recipes and ideas for meals that are easy to put […] The post 254: Easy Meal Ideas Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
We discuss these questions in today’s strategy session: Besides knowing the basics from the books, can we discuss an action plan for those storage spaces for what to do first? What is your advice for decluttering the middle teen years – all their stuff – but still allowing their say – especially when the containers […] The post 253: Decluttering / Clearing Out Storage Spaces Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Frugality and My Slob Problem Podcast Stop Cluttering Podcast Container Concept Podcast Sign up for my newsletter. Become a patron. Sponsor: A Slob Comes Clean listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code CLEAN.   --Nony The post 252: Limiting What Comes Into the House Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m sharing what’s working for me right now, plus some thoughts on how to not get discouraged when your house isn’t magically even though your very best excuse (time) has been eliminated. Mentioned: My favorite (affiliate link) Kindle. (It’s more expensive than what I mentioned on the podcast. Sorry.) What Counts as Decluttering? Podcast Laundry Day […] The post 251: What’s Working for Me Right Now Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
I’m talking with Liza today. (Actually, back in January.) Things we discussed in this episode: How the “take it there now” decluttering strategy is a game-changer for her because of the chronic illness and exhaustion she faces. Helping kids embrace the decluttering mindset in a way that doesn’t traumatize them. I also answer this question: […] The post 250: Decluttering with Chronic Illness and Exhaustion Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Are you tackling (or do you need to tackle) your messy bedroom? I’m talking through the process in this podcast episode. Sign up for my newsletter. Become a patron. Sponsor: A Slob Comes Clean listeners get 10% off your first month with discount code CLEAN. Sponsor: Instantly download your free pantry & freezer meal […] The post 249: How to Clean Your Bedroom Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Adjusting to schedule changes is HARD!! There are so many different things you CAN do that sometimes the day goes by and it feels like none of it happened. Here are my tips for making things work when you’re adjusting to a new routine of working from home, and combining different responsibilities. Links Mentioned: Be […] The post 248: How to Get Work Done Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Well, life is pretty bananas for all of us right now. In this podcast episode, I’m sharing some mental decluttering roadblocks I’ve been surprised to be facing, how I’m talking myself through them, and my best advice for making the most of this unexpected decluttering time, even if you have some of the same challenges. […] The post 247: Decluttering in Uncertain Times Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
I answer these questions in today’s strategy session: I’m constantly starting over because we fall off the bandwagon. We keep hopping back on, though. Do you think we’ll ever make enough progress that way to make a difference?  How do you manage your time? I’m constantly on the go, and I want to better manage […] The post 246: Time Management – Even with Unpredictable Schedules Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
I recently re-decluttered my closet, and I was RUTHLESS. Re-decluttering will do that. I am SO pleased with the results, so I shared some decisions I made about decluttering entire categories of things that I’d kept for years. Links Mentioned: Be a patron of the show!  My books Sponsor: Get a free two week trial […] The post 245: Ruthless Re-Decluttering Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
In this podcast, I’m refocusing on the absolute basics of getting your house under control and keeping it under control. These are the basic household tasks, and I’m sharing how they work and how they work together. Building these cleaning habits will help you finally make progress, maintain progress, and survive even the craziest of […] The post 244: The Basics – Getting Started or Getting Back Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Do you stress out when you start making progress? Does it sometimes feel like you’re LESS able to relax when you are focused on improving your home? Does  your family’s clutter drive you bananas? I’m talking about chilling out. And not just encouraging you to, but giving concrete examples of how to not go so […] The post 243: How to Chill Out About (and in) Your Home Podcast appeared first on A Slob Comes Clean.
Comments (20)


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


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

Aug 31st


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

Aug 31st


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


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

Tara Bradshaw

😲 I'm so glad I am hearing this now: that I will not be decluttering my house once and for all. I love your podcast. Even though I'm 5 years behind. 💜

Feb 20th

Emmy Husfloen

I would also like to hear about tips on emptying out/switching purses

Oct 6th

Katie Kohlstedt

I'm a newer listener and love your podcast! This episode is great, however you never said what your husband's name is! I'm curious.... 😊

Jun 19th

Clean With Me

I’ve really enjoyed Dana’s recent episodes. I mention her on my show sometimes. Check mine out once you’re caught up on a Slob Comes Clean. My show is called “Clean With Me.”

May 8th

Lynnell Christensen

Here's another idea about what to do about the painting. Cut out the faces of your husband and his sister in a size that is easily frameable. Those two pieces will probably be a lot smaller and you can find a place in your house to display them. then throw the rest of the painting away! or take a high-quality photograph of each face in the painting, frame those and throw the painting away.

Feb 16th

Sarah Iozzio

Why aren't your husband and kids helping you clean these huge messes? Are you the only one making the mess?

Jan 17th

Clean With Me

I just realized I’ve been listening for at least 4 years!

Dec 3rd

Judith Griffin

am late finding you, am really feeling close to you in similarities

Nov 21st

Darren Darrens

I thought this one would be about drugs. The pros and cons, or ins and outs of instant pot

Sep 7th

Luna Artemis

This episode is truly meaningful. Full of philosophies that I could apply surprisingly even on my career path apart from being organized. Being organized is extremely hard for me and I'm surprised why not more people talk about it or even nerd out with lets say with the thibgs that they buy to be file things, to be more organized, declutter, and cleaning. I used to be (all the time) the girl who wants to dig out that one rock at the very back of my shelf, but it's remarkable what the podcaster went through while she was going through the archaelogical dig. Thank you so much! And volunteering with your kids on archaelogical digs is one of the most exciting things a mom could do!

Jul 3rd


I loved this podcast up until this episode. Please educate yourself on the ongoing apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and occupation of Palestinians. I will no longer be listening to this podcast.

Jun 22nd
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Margaret Garman

Love your podcasts. They have really helped me understand myself and my habits.

Mar 20th
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