Episode #256:  What We’ve Learned Since Releasing Overwhelmed Part 3: Decluttering is NOT One and Done!

Episode #256: What We’ve Learned Since Releasing Overwhelmed Part 3: Decluttering is NOT One and Done!

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Kathi and Cheri Gregory, co-author of Overwhelmed, are here for Part 3 of the series, What We’ve Learned Since Releasing Overwhelmed.  They discuss how decluttering is ongoing. It isn’t one and done; it is a day in and day out process.

As our recent Spring Fling participants have tackled their clutter, they realized that it wasn’t just a two-week project.  It is something you have to keep working at.  And each person has their own hurdles to work through. Our hosts discuss what some of the ah-ha moments were for them as well as participants. AS one clears her clutter, what once brought emptiness is now viewed as spaciousness.  Kathi and Cheri discuss the discovery of how getting rid of the clutter provides room for new opportunities.

Listen for tips to get the support you need to deal with clutter and being overwhelmed.

Mentioned In the Podcast

Trello – Great for organizing projects and keeping everyone on the team on track.

Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity

Episode #255: How to Ask For What You Want and Need

Episode #255: How to Ask For What You Want and Need

What we've learned since Overwhelmed

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Do you ask for what you need or want?

Cheri Gregory, co-author of Overwhelmed, joins Kathi for the second podcast in a series about “What I’ve Learned Since Writing Overwhelmed.”

They have learned a number of things and one thing that Cheri found profound, “Women are bad at articulating what we want or need without feeling guilty.”  As women, we are always preventing problems for other people instead of focusing on our own wants, needs, expectations, and communication.

Listen in to learn about their tips for handling our own wants and needs guilt free.

Our Gift to You

Download our guide to creating a personal manifesto. This booklet will help you create your own manifesto so you can begin to live your own values.

Episode #254: How to Stop Giving Other People Authority Over Our Lives

Episode #254: How to Stop Giving Other People Authority Over Our Lives

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Build your own dreams or someone will hire you to build theirs. ~ Farrah Gray

Co-Author of Overwhelmed, Cheri Gregory, joins Kathi for a four week series to discuss what they have learned since writing Overwhelmed. This week, the authors discuss the one that that has stood out to them the most: “Women turn over their power to external sources too often.”

Often, we let what we think we should do for others dictate what we spend our time and energy on. But what if God isn’t surprised by what our circumstances are and has called us to more anyways? Kathi and Cheri discuss ways they’ve let others take over their time and emotions, and ways they’ve changed their own behavior to better handle situations that overwhelm their relationships, time and energy.

What are the steps you can take to take back control of your life?

Our Gift to You

Download our guide to creating a personal manifesto. This booklet will help you create your own manifesto so you can begin to live your own values.

Episode #251: How to Be Generous (without needing extra Money)

Episode #251: How to Be Generous (without needing extra Money)

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No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”   Aesop 

Many of us are looking for ways to be generous. In fact, it’s one of the most asked questions we get: “How can I be generous when I don’t have extra income it takes ?” The good news is, generosity doesn’t require money.  Many time the most meaningful acts come in giving of your time, space, or energy.

Kathi and co-host, Erin MacPherson, talk about how you can be generous when you don’t have a lot of extra money. They encourage us to look at what you can give and the various ways you can be show you care for others without reaching into your purse. Both Kathi and Erin share things that have been done for them that meant the most and the different ways in which they give of what they have. Listen in for an uplifting episode that encourages you to use your gifts to be generous in our own unique way.

Episode #249: Summer Manifesto

Episode #249: Summer Manifesto

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In this episode, Kathi Lipp and co-host Erin MacPherson discuss their great ideas for creating summer memories, keeping the chaos at a minimum and planning ahead for a successful time for you and your kids. While we all look forward to the slow-down summer brings, many of us also dread ALL THE HOURS of keeping everyone entertained, educated and active. Kathi walks us through her summer manifesto she used when her kids were still at home and Erin shares her strategies to keeping the kids off the iPad and keeping her sanity as a working mom.

Erin has shared her summer checklist for each of her three kids with us as well. Click here to download.
Kathi ‘s Summer Manifesto provides a great starting point for focusing your summer.  The manifesto can be found below in the downloads section.


Kathy and Erin also discuss some great audio books to listen to over the summer.

Erin’s Audio Book Favorites:

Roald Dahl Audio Collection

Every Soul a Star

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kathi’s Audio Book Favorites:

Prize Winner of Defiance OhioHow My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

Cheaper By the Dozen

Chronicles of Narnia

Adventures in Odyssey

Kathi and Erin want you to have a great summer – get some stuff off your checklist, have some fun with your kids, and enjoy the (sometimes) slower pace of summer.

Book Giveaway

Clutter Free Academy is giving away a free copy of the Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.   Tell us what you do or plan to do over the summer in the comments below in the next seven days.  One person will be randomly selected to receive the book.

The book giveaway is only available to US residents.

Episode #248: Clutter Free Travel

Episode #248: Clutter Free Travel

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Kathi and Co-host Erin MacPherson discuss their summer travel plans and how to travel clutter free.  Both are taking big trips and need to pack lightly.

Kathi is taking a month sabbatical in celebration of her 50th birthday.  She plans to spend 10 days at home and 20 days traveling with lots of R & R (Rest and Roger).

Erin is heading on a road trip with her husband, children, and parents in one SUV.  They will be traveling to Florida and then up the eastern coast through Georgia, South Carolina, then across to the Great Smokey Mountains and then to Nashville and back home.

Clutter Free Tips

ebags - Clutter Free Travel

Kathi’s Suitcase!

They discuss packing tips, using ebags (packing cubes), and how to find great places to stay that feel like home.

If just one or two people are traveling, Kathi recommends AirBnB.

If you have a family and need more room, Erin recommends VRBO.   Both places give you the comforts of home (kitchen, laundry, mores space, etc.).

Listen in to learn how to plan your own clutter free travel.