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Diana Rene teaches busy moms how to declutter their homes, simplify their lives, and gain more time to do what they genuinely love. This podcast is for listening to in 20-minutes or less while you’re decluttering, organizing a space, or doing P.M. pickup. If you’re not sure what that is, you’ll definitely want to keep listening! Of course, you can listen while going for a walk or lying on the couch. Either way, you’ll hear tips and advice to help reduce the overwhelm and make everyday life easier.
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A very special guest joins the show today. It’s “Miss Six,” Diana’s six-year-old daughter. Listening to another child’s perspective on organizing and decluttering is a great way to start discussions with your children. Or listen together with them! To listen to Diana’s interview with her older child, visit Ep018 - Kids Decluttering Advice.In this episode, Diana speaks with her six-year-old daughter about decluttering and organizing.We’ll also discuss:Miss Six talks about donating and organizing her “stuffies,” which are her most important toy.They discuss the different drawers or containers Miss Six keeps her toys and crafts.How her room makes her feel when it is all clean and organized.What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topicsGet the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep027Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
When people talk about mindset shifts, it can be great, or it can be a little toxic. If we start thinking that everything in our life needs to be perfect and we always need to be positive, it could bring up a negative view of ourselves when that doesn’t happen. That isn’t real life! You can apply a mindset shift in a way that is healthy, and that will benefit you and your family.In this episode, Diana discusses a favorite mindset shift that she applies to motherhood to help slow down, appreciate, and be present in the moment.We’ll also discuss:How Diana approached her life and business in the past.The switch from “have to” to “get to.”Why talking about mindset relates to decluttering.What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep026Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
025: Memory Boxes

025: Memory Boxes

2023-01-1717:04

Have you ever wondered what to do with the sentimental items you decide to keep after decluttering? When we talk about decluttering, it doesn’t mean getting rid of everything. Save items that remind you of a memory or a time in your life. What is saved will look different for everyone but having a process for these items makes it easier to store them and keep them safe.In this episode, Diana shares two types of memory boxes she uses in her family.We’ll also discuss:Using photo boxes for each member of the familyWhat type of things Diana has in her memory boxSchool memory boxes for the kidsWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep025Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Does the thought of your digital photos overwhelm you? With our phones always with us, we take more pictures and videos than ever. All the duplicates, blurry photos, random screenshots, and similar photos can add up! Then there are so many photos we don’t do anything with because the great pictures get lost in the clutter.In this episode, Diana shares two simple methods to help you declutter your digital photos.We’ll also discuss the following:Our 5-Day Decluttering Challenge was the biggest we’ve ever had! Get $100 off until midnight on Thursday, January 12. Visit www.dianarene.com/jan23 for all the details.Declutter your digital photos daily by searching for today’s date and pulling up all the prior year’s photos from that date. Then you can decide what to do what those photos, delete duplicates, organize them into albums, or do something with all those screenshots.Use technology to help you declutter. These are two apps to help you clean up your digital photos.Slidebox Photo Manager - Manual photo management (iPhone or Android)Gemini Photos - Clean up your Camera Roll (iPhone only)What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
It’s the new year's first episode, which means it’s a fresh start! Diana is excited about 2023 and all her ideas to help you this year.As a busy mom, having excess creates more challenges in many ways you might not think of right away. And when you declutter, you see benefits in more areas of your life than just your home.In this episode, Diana discusses three ways clutter is stealing the little free time you have as a busy mom.We’ll also discuss:What happens to your home when someone in your family is sickHow much time do you spend looking for things because stuff doesn’t have a dedicated spot in your homeThe amount of time you spend picking up all the timeClutter causes us to be overwhelmed, and then we tend to get stuck in a paralysis modeWe have the biggest decluttering challenge starting January 1st! It only happens twice a year, and the January challenge always has the most progress. It’s not too late to register for the FREE 5-Day Decluttering Challenge from January 1st - 5thhttps://www.dianarene.com/jan23-challengeWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep023Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
If you celebrate Christmas or any holiday in December, towards the end of the year, moms can be in full exhaustion mode. You’ve likely been in go, go, go mode since Halloween, and now the new year is right around the corner. There’s hope for a new beginning—a fresh start. When you decide what your resolution, or goal, will be for the new year, decluttering is the one resolution you need.When you think of anything that you want to achieve, whether it be improving your health, relationships, education, or any aspect of your life… it’s all going to be influenced by decluttering.In this episode, Diana discusses why ruthlessly decluttering your home should be your 2023 New Year Resolution.We’ll also discuss:What this Christmas season has been like for Diana and her familyResolutions can be hard to stick to, but the feeling that you can do anything you want to do, or be anything you want to be, keep us trying resolutions year after year.How ruthlessly decluttering doesn’t make your life perfect, but it lowers the baseline stress level and becomes a game-changer for your home and you!We have the biggest decluttering challenge starting January 1st! It only happens twice a year, and the January challenge always has the most progress. Register here for the FREE 5-Day Decluttering Challenge from January 1st - 5thhttps://www.dianarene.com/jan23-challengeWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep022Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
We’re back! Diana and her family moved during the break. There was so much to manage between the old house, new house, contractors, sick kids, and all the things! But she’s mostly unpacked and so excited to be back this week! After a longer-than-expected break, Diana is back just in time for a holiday episode. It’s Christmas week, and if you celebrate, you know how wonderful and magical it can feel but also so overwhelming and stressful at the same time. Moms have an unfair amount of things they have to do to make it magical for everyone else.In this episode, Diana shares ways to reduce the overwhelm and stress around the holidays. We’ll also discuss:The holidays look different depending on the season of life you’re in, and you have permission to do less. You do not have to do it all.There can be too much of a good thing! Try to “declutter” your holiday season.Are there things you can delegate or ask for help with? Do that. If not for this year, make notes of what you can do for next year.We have the biggest decluttering challenge starting January 1st! It only happens twice a year, and the January challenge always has the most progress.Register here for the FREE 5-Day Decluttering Challenge from January 1st - 5thhttps://www.dianarene.com/jan23-challengeWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/eo021Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Short Break!

Short Break!

2022-10-1100:53

Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Have you ever caught yourself switching from one social media app to another and thought it was wayyyy too long?? You start on Instagram, then that get’s boring, then you switch to TikTok, then that gets boring, then it’s on to Facebook, and then you switch to Reddit. It just goes on! It’s almost like an instinctual need to keep consuming information and getting that next dopamine hit.In this short episode, Diana shares an app that’s helped her drastically reduce the time she spends on social media.We’ll also discuss:If you want to hear how Diana tries not to pick up her phone, listen to Ep010: Tech BoundariesAfter trying other techniques like Apple’s screentime, Diana found an app called “one sec.”Why this new app has helped Diana stop mindlessly scrolling and forced her to pause for a minute and switch to something a healthier way to spend her time.What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep020Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Do your kids love reading and have many books at home? Or maybe you want your kids to love reading but don’t want books all over the place. Diana shares how she manages her kids' book collection. She also discusses a change she made with their family board games and how it freed up space in her front hall closet.In this episode, Diana shares two quick organizational tips when it comes to books and board games that can easily be implemented in your home.We’ll also discuss:Using a Kindle for both kids and adultsWhat happens when you add books to your home after you’ve started a routineHow having a decent amount of board games doesn’t have to take up lots of spaceWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep019Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Diana talks with a VERY SPECIAL guest on this episode. Her eight-year-old daughter, also known as Miss 8! She shares some great tips on decluttering and organizing.In this special guest episode, Diana and her daughter, Miss 8, discuss five valuable tips to help you and your kids while decluttering.They’ll also discuss:Ways to organize your special items and collectionsHow it feels when your home is declutteredWhen to know if it’s time to donate a toy and make another child happyWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep018Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Today Diana answers a question that she gets pretty often. How do I get people to stop buying so many gifts? It’s a tricky question and situation to navigate. People like showing love to others through gift gifting, and they get excited to see your kids happy opening the gift. No one wants to offend someone or create other issues. But you also don’t want more stress than needed when you’re on your journey to simplify.In this episode, Diana shares how to address gift givers and the amount, or types, of gifts your loved ones give to your children.We’ll also discuss:How to have the tough conversation in a non-confrontational way while remembering why they are giving our kids gifts in the first placeHow to recommend experience gifts and how to introduce them to your kids. Here’s a blog post from last Christmas that includes a FREE experience gift guide!One great tip that will let gift givers still buy toys, but they won’t end up in your home.If you want to be Decluttered by the Holidays, join Minimal-ish Starts Here to be included in our LIVE decluttering round that starts September 18. Click here to become a member!What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: http://www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep017Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Getting your kids involved with household responsibilities is fantastic! But sometimes, what we try to implement is too hard, physically or mentally, for their age. And that can be frustrating for both parents and kids! This often leads to a negative connotation with chores, and then it becomes more of a battle. Let’s make it fun and exciting! Let’s teach them, slowly, the skills that will equip them with how to manage a home when they’re an adult.In this episode, Diana shares practical, concrete tasks your kids can do at each age to learn how to help manage your household.We’ll also discuss:How our narrative around household chores can influence our kids, positively or negativelyWhat your entire household can participate inIdeas of chores or tasks for your kids based on age rangesDiana mentions her new workshop for this fall, How to Create a Command Center - sign up to be notified here!What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep016Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Today’s episode is another guest interview. Our guest today is Jess Smith, a wife and mother of 5-year-old twins and a 2-year-old that lives in Waco, Texas. Jess shares all the ways she tried to get control of her home prior to joining Minimal-ish Starts Here. And how she went from a self-proclaimed “messy house” to feeling less overwhelmed.In this guest interview episode, Diana talks with Jess about her journey to creating a decluttered home and how much easier it is to manage her household after ruthlessly decluttering.They’ll also discuss:Why the things Jess tried before didn’t workSome of the emotional obstacles with trying to declutter How amazing our Facebook community group supports members and how helpful our couches are!What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep015 Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
This week is the final installment of our three-part series, all about back-to-school tips for busy moms. Diana provides some examples of the jobs her kids do that help with home management and the school week. There are also tips that are easy to complete weekly for yourself to make the week run smoother. And be sure to enter the giveaway that’s mentioned in the episode. Click here to enter!In part three of our special three-part series, Diana shares her final tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year that will help your days feel less stressful.We’ll also discuss:Examples of food you can batch cook to make the week easier How to manage the school week’s clothes to reduce decision fatigue in the mornings  Ways that moms can prepare themselves for the week to make life feel less stressfulA brief discussion on Brain Release, which you can find in detail in Episode 009: Power of a Brain ReleaseHow Diana uses three different checklists that are crucial to her home management. You can download free copies here!What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep014Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
This week Diana shares more back-to-school tips for busy moms to ease some stress during the school year. By taking a little extra time to get organized, you can help reduce the daily stress during the week. And be sure to enter the giveaway that’s mentioned in the episode. Click here to enter.In this second part of a special three-part series, Diana shares more tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year. We’ll also discuss:How to make snack time easierHelping kids with their emotions after school and after their first week of schoolAnd ways to help you remember things throughout the school yearWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep013Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
It’s that time of year when the to-do lists grow, and it can get overwhelming trying to keep up with all the back-to-school tasks. In this special three-part series, Diana shares tips for busy moms on how you can get ahead of the game and make the school year less stressful. Being prepared ahead of time will absolutely help you, and your children, throughout the school year.And be sure to enter the giveaway that’s mentioned in the episode. Click here to enter!In this special three-part series, Diana shares actionable tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year. From how to make mornings easier to ways to support your children’s teachers.We’ll also discuss:Batching tasks to help the daily mental loadSetting up items where you need them for the weekday morningsWays your children can get involved with getting everything ready for schoolA FREE printable download for our teacher survey can be found here!What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep012Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
Diana spent a couple of days earlier this year interviewing women who have either completed or are working through her signature decluttering program called ‘Minimal-ish Starts Here.’ Guests shared their experiences with decluttering and learning how to tackle getting rid of the excess in their life.In this episode, Diana talks with Julia, a mom, and wife who recently went through the Minimal-ish Starts Here program. She shares her journey with decluttering, and the ah-ha moments she had during the process.They’ll also discuss:How her daughter loved decluttering her toysMoving with clutter and storing unnecessary items, either at home or in a storage unitView your items in terms of what you need if you had to leave your home unexpectedly. What would you take? What would you be absolutely heartbroken over losing?What can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep011Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
010: Tech Boundaries

010: Tech Boundaries

2022-07-2619:13

Maybe you find yourself spending too much time on social media or your phone in general. And that’s how you connect with people, but it also feels like you aren’t present in “real life.” Sometimes it brings joy and entertainment, and other times it brings guilt or shame. If you’re looking for ways to take control of your digital life, then this episode is for you!In this episode, Diana shares how she’s placed boundaries around social media and overall phone usage while still recognizing that it’s a useful tool in her life.We’ll also discuss:How to not be distracted by your phone all day longSocial media boundaries and resetUsing social media algorithms to your advantageWhat can you expect from this podcast and future episodes?15-20 minute episodes to help you tackle your to-do listHow to declutter in an effective and efficient wayGuest interviewsDeep dives on specific topics Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep010Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
With so much on everyone’s plate, it’s hard to remember all the things! Using a tool called a brain release can drastically reduce the overwhelm and lift some of the mental burdens of trying not to forget anything. Diana does a brain release once a week and schedules tasks according to priority but still allows room for flexibility.In this episode, Diana walks through all the steps of how she completes a brain release and why it’s so helpful in her everyday life.We’ll also discuss:Some prompts on how to get started and the steps to work through itAnd how to add it to your weekly scheduleThe free Minimal-ish Planner can be found here: https://www.dianarene.com/2022Get the show notes and transcription here: www.dianarene.com/podcast/ep009Find Diana Rene on social media:Instagram: @the.decluttered.momFacebook: @the.decluttered.comPinterest: @DianaRene Are you ready for a peaceful and clutter-free home? Watch my FREE training video “Kiss Clutter Goodbye” to learn how it’s possible! And find all of my resources here.
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Becky Bannister

I really like this podcast! Short, simple, and easy to follow tips. Perfect for quick car rides to the grocery store or school pick up.

Jun 15th
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