Eps #243: Clutter Free Kitchen: Tips to Loving Creating in Your Own Home

Eps #243: Clutter Free Kitchen: Tips to Loving Creating in Your Own Home

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Kathi and co-host Erin MacPherson discuss Clutter Free Kitchens.  When your kitchen is clutter free you can cook more and find everything. They also share the tools they use that they can’t live without.  From the instant pot to the ninja coffee maker they each share their favorite kitchen tools.

This post isn’t about things you should run out and buy.  You don’t need more stuff, but this about you having things that make you happy and your life more enjoyable.  Kathi talks about purchasing tools, not trinkets to make your home a better place to be.

Share with us your kitchen tool that you can’t live without in the comments.

The List of Kitchen Tools:

Below is a list of the kitchen items Kathi and Erin can’t live without.

Victorinox Swiss Classic 3 1/4″ Paring Knife, Spear Tip, Serrated, Red

Instant Pot $99

Aerolatte Original Electric Hand Held Milk Frother, Satin 19.99

Ninja Coffee Maker $138

The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2017: Every Recipe from the Hit TV Show with Product Ratings and a Look Behind the Scenes Hardcover – October 4, 2016

Spicy shelf stack Organizer

Episode #241: Join Us For Lent and Clutter Free:  The Bible Study

Episode #241: Join Us For Lent and Clutter Free: The Bible Study

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Kathi and co-host Erin MacPherson discuss how they are planning on observing Lent this year. Kathi has been observing Lent for a few years and has some super creative ideas for challenging ourselves this year. They also discuss The Clutter Free Bible Study Lenten Challenge Kathi is hosting on Facebook and how you can be a part of it.

Listen in as they talk about these questions:

  • What is lent?
  • How does it apply to us?
  • Why do we have the clutter we do?
  • What causes us to collect instead of giving to others?
  • How to have a new level of freedom as we go deeper.

Check out the episode and even if you don’t start on March 1, join us for the Bible Study. Our first live Facebook meeting is March 6! Learn more below.


How Clutter Free: The Bible Study Works

Clutter Free: The Bible Study and Challenge will help you “Give Up, Get Rid, and Go Deep.”  The challenge is to give up buying of unnecessary items, get rid of 10 things a day or 400 things total, and go deep by participating in the Clutter Free Bible Study.

More details are available at Clutter Free: The Bible Study

Episode #238 – Restoration, Simplicity and Joy

Episode #238 – Restoration, Simplicity and Joy

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Kathi is joined by friend of the program, Erin MacPherson. They discuss their plans for 2017 and how they are focused on the ideas of restoration, simplicity, and joy. Kathi is on a journey of restoration this year and part of that is focusing on a different spiritual discipline each month. She discusses her decision for the year and explains how she is hoping these changes add more joy to her life and restoration to her home and soul.

Erin’s pups!

Join the conversation!

Kathi is currently focusing on is “simplicity.” She would love you to share your ideas of how to create more simplicity in your life. Please go to the show notes and share your thoughts and ideas. Random winners will be selected from the comments for a copy of Clutter Free!

Episode #236 – Overwhelmed by Relationships

Episode #236 – Overwhelmed by Relationships

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed by relationships?  We have lots of friends and acquaintances and all require some of our time.  Some feel they should get a bigger chunk of time than you have to give. Those friendships can become overwhelming. There are safe and unsafe relationships and we can’t have everyone as our close friend,  We can’t manage all those relationships.

How do we manage our expectations in relationships in a healthy way?

Kathi and Overwhelmed co-author, Cheri Gregory discuss times in their lives when they had to set boundaries or when they had unrealistic expectations of relationships. Kathi talks about a time when  “I couldn’t be a good friend, but I needed a good friend.”

Listen in as they discuss how decluttering relationships is hard but it’s necessary to make room for the ones God has called you to.

Episode #235 – Overwhelmed with Feedback

Episode #235 – Overwhelmed with Feedback

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“Not everyone’s feedback is equal.”

We all need feedback to progress in many areas of our lives. But some types of feedback are better than others. Knowing what feedback to use and which to let go will save you from being overwhelmed by feedback.

You may have desired reassurance about something and ended up with a complete critique of your work.

The truth is, many people have no business speaking into our lives.   They haven’t earned the right to give feedback.

Kathi and Overwhelmed co-author, Cheri Gregory discuss the various types of feedback and how to deal with each. They also provide a graphic feedback filter to help you determine what kind of feedback you desire and/or receive.

Episode #234 – Overwhelmed with Too Much Stuff

Episode #234 – Overwhelmed with Too Much Stuff

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Clutter’s #1 priority is to keep us feeling overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed comes in many forms.  Kathi and Overwhelmed co-author, Cheri Gregory, discuss how easy it is to be overwhelmed with clutter.  They go through three of the top things clutter tells you!

  1. Clutter Keeps You In The Past – You hang on to things the crowd out the present.
  2. Clutter Keeps You Stuck in the Future – You buy things to be something.  Because someday you might need it you hang on to all the clutter. You can’t live in the present when you have so much stuff and you are stuck in the future.
  3. Clutter Decides You Have Not Earned A Future – Because you have failed with various endeavors in the past, you won’t be good at something in the future. So yu are stuck in your current situation.  Clutter says you don’t deserve to move forward.

Listen in and learn how decluttering will free you from the overwhelm.

Want more tips on being Clutter Free?

Check out Kathi’s blog posts and episodes of the Clutter Free Podcast by clicking here.