427 Getting Over the Guilt of Getting Rid of It: Why It Feels Impossible to Declutter During a Crisis (And 4 Ways to Keep Going When It’s Hard)

427 Getting Over the Guilt of Getting Rid of It: Why It Feels Impossible to Declutter During a Crisis (And 4 Ways to Keep Going When It’s Hard)

Have you struggled to keep decluttering right side up while the world turned upside down this year? You are not alone, friend. Kathi and coauthor Cheri Gregory are with us today discussing the common emotions when it comes to clutter, why it’s hard to declutter in a crisis, and how to keep going when it’s hard. Listen in to find out:

  • What you can do practically
  • How to respond in a healthy manner
  • How to dispel the fear

 

 

 

 

Overwhelmed

How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity

 

Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships?

Kathi and Cheri want to show you five surprising reasons why you become stressed, why social media solutions don’t often work, and how you can finally create a plan that works for you. As you identify your underlying hurts, uncover hope, and embrace practical healing, you’ll become equipped to:

  • trade the to-do list that controls you for a calendar that allows space in your life
  • decide whose feedback to forget and whose input to invite
  • replace fear of the future with peace in the present

You can simplify and savor your life—guilt-free! Clutter, tasks, and relationships may overwhelm you now, but God can help you overcome with grace.

Kathi and Cheri Gregory, co-author of Overwhelmed, get together for this episode for a little discussion regarding the concepts of being overwhelmed and being clutter-free. So often we find that our clutter overwhelms us and that being overwhelmed contributes to our clutter. It can be a vicious cycle.

Kathi and Cheri discuss five steps to keep from getting overwhelmed as you declutter your home, your heart, and your life. Order your copy of Overwhelmed here.

 

 

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The Clutter-Free Home

Learn more about Clutter Free for Life.

Cheri Gregory

Sensitive and Strong

Overwhelmed

Catan Board Game

 

 

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Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is helping women break free from destructive expectations. She writes and speaks from the conviction that “how to” works best in partnership with “heart, too.”
Cheri is the co-author, with Kathi Lipp, of The Cure for the “Perfect” Life and Overwhelmed.
Cheri has been “wife of my youth” to Daniel, her opposite personality, for 28 years and is Mom to Annemarie (25) and Jonathon (23), also opposite personalities.
Cheri blogs about perfectionism, people-pleasing, highly sensitive people, and hope at www.cherigregory.com.

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# 426 The Episode Where Kathi Says She Wanted to Punch Roger in the Face – PLUS Getting Dinner on the Table with Eat at Home Cooks’ Tiffany King

# 426 The Episode Where Kathi Says She Wanted to Punch Roger in the Face – PLUS Getting Dinner on the Table with Eat at Home Cooks’ Tiffany King

Do you sometimes wish that someone else would do your meal planning? Kathi and Tiffany King are here to make your wish come true. We all know that successful meal planning lessens decisions and chaos in this busy life, but finding the time to consistently devote to it can be challenging. Tiffany King has developed Meals at Home to help relieve decision fatigue and help us save time and money. Join in the discussion to find out:

  • Why it’s so helpful to have a consistent meal plan
  • How meal planning will help you save time and money
  • How meal planning will help to alleviate decision fatigue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your meal plans here for 30% off with code EASY.

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Eat at Home Cooks: 30% Discount with Code: EASY

TIffany King

 

Eat At Home Tonight Cookbook

 

 

 

 

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Tiffany King

Tiffany King

Tiffany King has cooked more than ten thousand meals for her husband and four kids. Over the years, Tiffany has learned what works and what doesn’t work for getting dinner on the table fast. Her recipes have been developed in a real kitchen for her busy family and tested by the millions of readers of Eat at Home. Connect with Tiffany at Eat at Home.

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425 How to Store Food for an Emergency and Everyday Life Melissa Norris

425 How to Store Food for an Emergency and Everyday Life Melissa Norris

Kathi is back with Melissa Norris, author of The Family Garden Plan. Last week they talked about how to grow and store food for your family for an entire year. This week they are discussing the details of food preservation. Join in the conversation to learn more about the four types of food preservation and …

  • How to make the food last all year long
  • Which food preservation method is the most cost-efficient
  • How and why to eat with the seasons
  • How all this contributes to a clutter-free way of life 

 

 

 

Ready For Anything

Bad stuff happens all the time, but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear.

Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare your mind, heart, and home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips, and lists, Kathi’s book offers a down-to-earth guide that will show you how to face the unexpected with confidence, relying on God’s strength and plan rather than giving into fear and anxiety.

Her step-by-step plan is easy to implement and will help anyone become a better steward of their resources as well as be the neighbor who can help in a crisis rather than needing help. Kathi’s goal is to equip readers to be the frontline of helpers in any crisis, from a natural disaster to a friend’s job loss.

Order your copy of Ready For Anything today.

 

Links

Melissa’s free pressure canning series

Melissa K. Norris

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year’s Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food

Learn more about the book and get your free downloadable worksheets here.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a copy of Melissa’s book The Family Garden Plan, answer this question in the comments below: Which food preservation would you like to learn more about? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Melissa K. Norris

Melissa K. Norris is a fifth-generation homesteader who helps hundreds of thousands of people live a homegrown and homemade life. You can connect with her on her website or Instagram. 

 

 

424 How to Grow a Year’s Worth of Food for Your Family (Melissa Norris)

424 How to Grow a Year’s Worth of Food for Your Family (Melissa Norris)

If you have a homesteader complex in the least, this is the woman you want to be friends with! Kathi is here today with Melissa Norris, author of The Family Garden Plan, and they are talking about how to grow a whole year’s worth of food for your family. Listen in as they talk about how much space, time, energy, and money are really required. Find out why this really isn’t just a fool’s dream and how you can learn: 

  • How to have a plan for growing and preserving food for your family
  • How to figure out your climate and what crops will do best there
  • How much should I plant for my individual family’s needs
  • Why gardening zones and planting times are not the same 

 

 

Ready For Anything

Bad stuff happens all the time, but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear.

Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare your mind, heart, and home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips, and lists, Kathi’s book offers a down-to-earth guide that will show you how to face the unexpected with confidence, relying on God’s strength and plan rather than giving into fear and anxiety.

Her step-by-step plan is easy to implement and will help anyone become a better steward of their resources as well as be the neighbor who can help in a crisis rather than needing help. Kathi’s goal is to equip readers to be the frontline of helpers in any crisis, from a natural disaster to a friend’s job loss.

Order your copy of Ready For Anything today.

 

Links

 

Melissa K. Norris

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year’s Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food

Learn more about the book and get your free downloadable worksheets here.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a copy of Melissa’s book The Family Garden Plan answer this question in the comments below: If you were to grow a year’s worth of anything, what would it be? 

 

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Melissa K. Norris

Melissa K. Norris

Melissa K. Norris is a 5th generation homesteader who helps hundreds of thousands of people live a homegrown and homemade life. You can connect with her on her website or Instagram. 

 

 

423 How to Kickstart Your Major Decluttering This Fall Part 2

423 How to Kickstart Your Major Decluttering This Fall Part 2

Kathi’s back with Tonya Kubo, the queen of major decluttering and leader of Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, to continue the discussion on how to kickstart your major decluttering this fall. In the first episode, they talked about some of the how-to’s and why 500 things. Today, they’re walking us through how to reset our houses by getting the most out of the kick start to clutter free course and tell us:

  • The 5 ways to get the most out of the 14 day kickstart course
  • How to help children be a part of it
  • How to keep the momentum going  

 

 

Clutter-Free Home

Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

Order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today.

 

 

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Get Kick Start to Clutter Free Here   Use coupon cfa_kickstart to get the discount!

Tonya Kubo

Clutter Free Academy FB group

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com or www.GreatMoms.org. Tonya Kubo is the Online Engagement Director at the University of California Merced, as well as the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group.
422 How to Kickstart Your Major Decluttering This Fall Part 1

422 How to Kickstart Your Major Decluttering This Fall Part 1

Have you been feeling like you need to go a little deeper in your clutter free journey? Well, Kathi is here and with her is the grand poobah of all things clutter free and Clutter Free Academy Facebook group, Tonya Kubo. They are here with exciting news to ramp up your second half of the year and help kick start your major decluttering this fall.

Listen in to find out: 

  • When you have to go deep and do the big thing 
  • Why 500 things  
  • How to kick things back into play 
  • How we’re going to dive into Kick Start together 

 

Clutter-Free Home

Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but also create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

Order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today.

 

 

Links

 

 

 

 

 

Get Kick Start to Clutter Free Here   Use coupon cfa_kickstart to get the discount!

Tonya Kubo

Clutter Free Academy FB group

Learn more about Clutter Free for Life

You can find Kathi’s pizza fondue recipe here!

 

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com or www.GreatMoms.org. Tonya Kubo is the Online Engagement Director at the University of California Merced, as well as the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group.

#421 Best of CFA Series: Creating a Clutter-Free Community of Sharing (Re-Release)

#421 Best of CFA Series: Creating a Clutter-Free Community of Sharing (Re-Release)

On today’s episode of the podcast, Kathi is joined by Tonya Kubo, the illustrious leader of the Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. Kathi and Tonya share about the value of creating a clutter-free community and how you can create a culture of generosity and reciprocity in your own community.

On today’s show you’ll learn:

  • How a “small give” can be a great way to start building a community of sharing
  • Why it is a false economy to hold onto stuff “until I have time to sell it”
  • The many benefits of a “semi-permanent” loan

 

Clutter-Free Home

Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

 

 

 

You can find Kathi’s pizza fondue recipe here!

And the Tightwad Gazette Kathi referenced is available here

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

#420 Best of CFA Series: Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter? Part 2 (Re-Release!)

#420 Best of CFA Series: Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter? Part 2 (Re-Release!)

Tonya Kubo is back, and on today’s re-released podcast in this summer’s Best Of series, she and Kathi continue the conversation on the differences between clutter and hoarding. Drawing from personal experiences, they share practical tips for what to do if you or a loved one struggles with hoarding.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why the mess is not always the actual problem when it comes to hoarding
  • When it might be time to seek professional help
  • What resources are available to help

Find out more about Aftermath Cleanup Services 

Clutter Free Book 

 

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

#419 Best of CFA Series: Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter? (Re-Release!)

#419 Best of CFA Series: Is it Hoarding or is it Clutter? (Re-Release!)

Do you have a loved one who struggles with hoarding? On today’s episode, Tonya Kubo joins Kathi as they discuss what it’s like to live with and love a family member who struggles with hoarding. This is another great re-release in the Best Of Clutter Free Academy series.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The difference between hoarding and clutter
  • Why hoarding is really a symptom of anxiety
  • How to practice empathy with loved ones while understanding that only hoarders can help themselves

 

Clutter-Free Home

Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

Order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today.

 

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Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

 

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious and fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy Facebook group and the Clutter Free for Life membership program. A speaker and writer, Tonya makes her home in the heart of California with her husband, Brian, their two spirited daughters, and one very tolerant cat. Visit her at www.tonyakubo.com.

#418 Clutter Free Meal Planning and Summer Entertaining Re-release

#418 Clutter Free Meal Planning and Summer Entertaining Re-release

Hey Friends, you are in for a real treat with this Best of Clutter Free Academy series! You won’t want to miss any of these episodes, as we have picked the top four all-time favorites to re-release for you. This week Kathi and her guest, Erin Macpherson, share quick and easy ideas for clutter-free meal planning and summer entertaining. Friend, if you can answer yes to any of these questions, you will not want to miss this episode:

  • Tired of always wondering, “What should I make for dinner?”
  • Overwhelmed by planning meals week after week?
  • Want to have good friends over this summer, but it all seems like too much to plan?

 

Clutter-Free Home

Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home.

In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are meant to be.

Order your copy of The Clutter-Free Home on Amazon today.

 

Since this is a re-release of a favorite episode, the book giveaway has already taken place, but you can find books by Susan May Warren here.

If you’re looking for summer recipes, here are the Whole Roasted Chicken and Chicken Salad recipes mentioned in this episode.

 

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Erin MacPherson

Erin MacPherson

Erin MacPherson lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Cameron, her sons, Joey and Will, and her daughter, Kate. She is the author of “The Christian Mama’s Guide Series,” is a staff writer for Dun & Bradstreet and a freelancer for publications like Thriving Family Magazine, MOPS MomSense, FamilyLife Magazine, Daily Guideposts and BEMag. She blogs about her life, her kids, and her faith at ChristianMamasGuide.com.