#549 Should You try to Be Clutter Free in A Crisis (And How)?

#549 Should You try to Be Clutter Free in A Crisis (And How)?

549: Should You Try to Be Clutter Free in A Crisis (And How)?

Have you ever found yourself in a crisis? Sometimes we know a crisis is coming and other times, it takes us by surprise. Decluttering might not take top priority during a crisis but decluttering can help us feel that we can handle the crisis so much better. In this episode Kathi and her partner in decluttering and chicken wrangling Roger Lipp discuss their latest adventures homesteading through the latest California “bomb storms” and how decluttering can significantly impact the way you feel during a crisis.
Listen in and discover:

  • How to plan in advance for a crisis
  • Three tips to staying decluttered during a crisis
  • The saying, “Madder than a wet hen” is a real thing!

 

Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small

There are those who’ve prepared, and those who wish they had. Let Ready for Anything be your go-to guide for facing any unexpected crisis with confidence.

Bad stuff happens all the time – big stuff like hurricanes, wildfires, or national emergencies, and smaller-scale yet no less devastating disasters like a sudden health scare, job loss, or a computer crash. But this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear.

Whether you’re in the midst of difficulty right now or being proactive rather than reactive, Ready for Anything gives finite simple steps for preparing your mind, your heart, and your home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips, and lists, Kathi 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 in to our fear and anxiety. Her step-by-step plan is easy to implement and will help any Christian be a better steward of their resources, as well as the neighbor who helps in a crisis rather than needing help themselves.

For anyone who falls somewhere between “I’ll just trust God” and stocking a 10-year supply of canned pinto beans in the pantry, Ready for Anything will show you:

  • How to prep your pantry for two weeks of meals, plus recipes available in the audiobook companion PDF download
  • Essential tips for creating an emergency kit and stocking your supplies
  • Practical strategies for taking stock of your financials and building an emergency fund
  • How to mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepare and parent your kids in any crisis
  • How to create a five-minute plan and why you need it
  • Indispensable tips for safeguarding your physical and digital valuable
  • And so much more!

Order your copy of  Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small  here.

 

 

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Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them the practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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#547 Why I Don’t Eat Green Bananas Anymore

#547 Why I Don’t Eat Green Bananas Anymore

547: Why I Don’t Eat Green Bananas Anymore?

What do eating green bananas and decluttering have in common? More than one would think! Join Kathi Lipp and writer, educator, and fellow recovering green banana eater Amy Betters-Midtvedt as they laugh and discuss their way through topics such as:

  • How to figure out what we like and not settle all the time.
  • How to not get stuck in a poverty mindset.
  • Why it’s okay to order an ice cream sundae just for yourself!

And as promised by Kathi in the episode, here’s a copy of Amy’s Green Banana Article for your enjoyment and edification.

There was a time I just ate bananas.
Like any banana. I’d buy them put them in my lunch and eat them. Green, light green, yellow, brown I didn’t pay much attention.
Then one day I was driving to my awesome college job at Gap kids, and I took a bite of my greenish banana.
I realized it wasn’t good.
As a matter of fact every time I ate a greenish banana I didn’t really like it.
Suddenly I realized I didn’t like green bananas. And I didn’t have to eat any banana I didn’t like.
I was a legit grown up I could pick the color of bananas I would eat.
I rolled down my window and SPIT OUT the gross banana in my mouth and to this day I’ve never eaten a banana with a grace of green.
Life is too short for green bananas.
This life lesson has served me well in a million areas of my life.
With friendships, jobs, picking out jeans and how I spend my time on a Saturday. The applications are endless.
Tonight I share this lesson with you.
You don’t have to eat green bananas either my friends.
Only eat bananas you really enjoy.
Pass it on.

The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life

 

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

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you 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 of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” 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.

If you’re also feeling overwhelmed by the care and upkeep of all the stuff under your feet or sense that your home is running you, instead of the other way around, come discover how to create a space that doesn’t have to be showroom perfect to be perfect for you and the people you love. life. Order your copy of The Clutter Free Home here.

 

 

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Amy Betters-Midtvedt

Amy Betters-Midtvedt is a writer, educator and mom of 5. Her passions include piling on the couch with her family to binge watch the Office, buying all the books she possibly can, trying to finish a conversation with her husband without being interrupted and writing to help people find the joy in their everyday lives.

You can connect with Amy at amybettersmidtvedt.com. 

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#536 How to Get Rid of 250 Items in One Day

#536 How to Get Rid of 250 Items in One Day

536: How to get Rid of 250 Things in One Day

Are you up for the challenge of decluttering 250 things in one day? Kathi and Tonya Kubo, the original decluttering queen and the fearless leader of Clutter Free, are laying the foundation for decluttering those 250 items in one day by answering some of the hows and whys of this project. So, whether you’re thinking: 250 things in one day is not doable, you’re plotting a way you could do this challenge every day for a month until your house is just the way you want it, or somewhere in between, this conversation is for you. Kathi and Tonya will give you guidelines and creative ideas for accomplishing it by:

  • Knowing when a great time for a 250-item declutter day is
  • Knowing how and why to plan for where the clutter will go
  • Getting a jump start on the November challenge

If you’re interested in tackling the 30 Day 1k Challenge, be sure to join us in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group.

THE CLUTTER FREE HOME

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

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

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you 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 of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” 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 THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

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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.

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#535 The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge: Get Rid of 1000 Things in November

#535 The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge: Get Rid of 1000 Things in November

535: The 2022 30 Day 1k Challenge:

Get Rid of 1000 Things in November 

Can you imagine how much lighter your home, and your heart, would be if you got rid of 1000 things next month? If you can envision that accomplishment and its accompanying peace, we will take care of teaching you how to get it! And guess who is back on Clutter Free helping lay out this challenge? Kathi is here with her partner in crime, Tonya Kubo, discussing one of their favorite challenges of the whole year. This challenge encourages and supports us in decluttering 1000 items in the month of November! Listen in to find out details and how this can work for you, no matter how many times you’ve tried to get clutter free before, or even if you feel like you’re always asking: 

  • Where do I begin? 
  • How do I get a loved one on board?
  • Am I too far gone?

THE CLUTTER FREE HOME

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

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

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you 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 of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” 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 THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

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Meet Our Guest 

 

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.

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#534 Clean Out That Car

#534 Clean Out That Car

534: Clean Out That Car

Do you struggle to keep your car clean? Have you tried certain techniques only to have them not work? Between errands, kids’ activities, and appointments, sometimes it seems like keeping clutter out of the car is impossible. Join Kathi as she talks with Mary Carver, author and podcaster, about how to keep your car clean. Today, they are sharing the top 10 tips that they use and love, including:

  • Keeping a trash can in the car
  • Tidying the car when they get gas
  • Using a little box to contain important items

Listen in and learn how you, too, can keep a clean and tidy car.

Prayers from the Parking Lot: 50 Short Reflections for Moms on the Go

 

Raise your hand if you’ve ever hidden in your car. Just for a moment, just long enough to catch your breath. You’re not alone! Moms everywhere are sitting on park benches and bleachers, in minivans and bus stops, at the baseball field, the dance studio, or in line at the grocery store. And we are exhausted.

Moms don’t need more information, instructions, expectations, or responsibilities. Instead, you need something to put your mind and heart at ease. You need a reminder that everything you’re anxious about is in God’s hands. And you need it in small doses you can fit into your schedule–even if that means a few stolen minutes in the car!

Prayers from the Parking Lot meets you where you are–overscheduled and overwhelmed. Perfect for reading while you’re on the go, these to-the-point devotions and prayers are topically arranged so you can go straight to the issue you’re facing right now. If you’re looking for understanding and encouragement as you navigate your busy days, this little book will yield big results.

Giveaway: Want a chance to win Mary’s book, Prayers from the Parking Lot: 50 Short Reflections for Moms on the Go? To be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment and tell us:

Where are you spending your parking lot time right now?

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Mary Carver

Mary Carver is a writer, speaker, and recovering perfectionist. She lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons, but she lives because of God’s grace. Mary writes with humor and honesty about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places on her blog, MaryCarver.com. She is also a regular contributor to incourage.me, and MomAdvice.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

 

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#530 How to Declutter Your Tech Pt 2

#530 How to Declutter Your Tech Pt 2

530: How to Declutter Your Tech

Part 2

Last week, Kathi and Roger Lipp started this discussion managing your technology and how to get rid of old computers. This week, the pair is back to help us continue decluttering our old tech. Are you intimidated by the prospect of getting rid of old technology? Do you have old VHS videos and cassette tapes of memories that you want to keep? Listen in as the duo give great advice on what to do with old tech including

  • DVD players
  • Cameras
  • Remotes

And as an added bonus in keeping your tech organized, Kathi and Roger also have some great suggestions for keeping your cords tidy.

The Clutter Free Home: Making Room for Your Life

 

When it comes to your home, peace is possible…

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

Let author Kathi Lipp (who once lived a life buried in clutter) walk you 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 of dedicate, decide, declutter and “do-your-thing” 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 THE CLUTTER-FREE HOME

 

Sponsor Highlight: Get affordable, private therapy with BetterHelp anytime, anywhere.

Special offer for our Clutter Free community – get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/clutterfree (code clutterfree will automatically be applied).

Let’s stay connected

To share your thoughts:

Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.

Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

Meet Our Guest 

 

Roger Lipp

Roger is a productivity and quality engineer for a Fortune 50 company.

Roger helps teams reach their full productivity potential by teaching them the practical and simple steps to reach their goals. Roger and his wife, author Kathi Lipp, teach communicators how to share their message through social media and email marketing.

He and Kathi coauthored Happy Habits for Every Couple with Harvest House Publishers.

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