How do we deal with other people’s clutter? What if it’s your parents’ clutter? And what if you are living in their house…… for free?

One listener asked me for advice on a very overwhelming situation related to someone else’s clutter so I brought my wonderful co-author, Cheri Gregory, to weigh in.

Turns out, there is a lot to consider when facing a situation like this. What questions do you ask yourself? What questions do you ask your parents?

In the end, there are important conversations we all need to have in order to understand the stories behind our parents’ treasures.




If you find yourself dealing with something similar, this download with five simple questions will aid you in your conversation. Click here to download.


Meet Our Guest

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a Certified Personality Trainer and co-author with Kathi Lipp of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life: 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Braver; contributor to multiple books, including Wired That Way and 21 Ways to Connect With Your Kids; and frequent speaker for MOPS groups, women’s retreats, parent workshops, and educational conferences. She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Daniel, for twenty-five years and they have two young adult children, Annemarie and Jonathon.

She blogs about expectations, “baditude”, and hope at www.CheriGregory.com. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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