#548 How to Define the Clutter You’re Dealing with? House, Heart or Head

#548 How to Define the Clutter You’re Dealing with? House, Heart or Head

548: How to Define the Clutter You’re Dealing with – House, Heart, or Head? 

Have you wondered why some clutter is harder to make decisions about and why some clutter never seems to disappear? All clutter is not created equal and comes from different sources. So, to make the tough decisions about our clutter we need to determine what type of clutter we’re dealing with. Thankfully, we have Kathi and Tonya, leader of all things clutter-free, helping us figure it out. So, if you want to be clutter-free in 2023 and want to make this your year, tune in to learn how to go straight to the root and determine exactly what clutter you’re dealing with: 

  • House Clutter
  • Heart Clutter  
  • Head Clutter 

 

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.

 

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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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#544 10 Ways to Prepare to Be Clutter Free in 2023

#544 10 Ways to Prepare to Be Clutter Free in 2023

544: 10 Ways to Prepare to Be Clutter Free in 2023

Are you hoping to be Clutter Free in 2023? Not only is it a catchy rhyming phrase and a great goal, but it can also be our reality – especially if we prepare our hearts and minds now! Last week we heard how Deanna determined to make 2022 her year. This week Kathi and the clutter-free Queen, Tonya Kubo, are coaching us through the 10 ways to be clutter-free in 2023 so we can make this our year! Join in the conversation to learn how you can prepare to be Clutter Free in 2023 with ten mind shifts we can make now including: 

 

  • Taking before pictures 
  • Think about your life after clutter – what will it look like?  
  • Have a plan for getting things out of the house 
  • Scheduling donation days 

 

Join Clutter Free for Life Today!

 

What if you were able to create a life where you not only got rid of the clutter in each room of your house but were able to stay on top of it?

What if you learned to organize in a way that made sense to you so that once you decluttered, you could find the things that were important enough to keep?

What if you could live in a house that was at peace?

You’ve been thinking about how this will be the year to finally declutter your house and create the home you’ve always dreamed of. One that is filled with peace instead of stuff.

Is the idea of changing your home something you’d like to start working on? Because, right now, I have a plan that will show you how: Clutter Free For Life

 

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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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#540 Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

#540 Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

540: Why I Go to the Dump Once a Month

Do you struggle with the idea of throwing things away? You’re not alone. In this episode, Kathi is joined by Tonya Kubo to unpack the complexities of this topic. Throwing things away is difficult for a number of reasons, but especially because it triggers a sense of wastefulness. In addition to explaining when it’s time to throw something away, Kathi shares with us four tips for how to get comfortable with getting stuff out of our houses, such as:

  • Stop feeling guilty about throwing things away.
  • Put it on your calendar to go to the dump.
  • Give everything away that you can, but you don’t get to give away junk.
  • Know how to dispose of things.

 

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.

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

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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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#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

#539 How To Make Clutter Decisions With Counselor Michael Gembola

539: How To Make Clutter Decisions

With Counselor Michael Gembola

 

Do you struggle to make small daily decisions and it leaves you feeling stuck? You know the ones. The decisions that feel like they shouldn’t be this hard to make and they seem to come easy or naturally to “everyone else.” Join Kathi and guest Michael Gembola for this hopeful and healing conversation that cuts right to the heart of the why behind the “what” of our clutter. Small decisions don’t always seem small to the person making them. If we want to grow in our clutter free journey, learning to make these decisions is essential. Listen in to discover how to make decisions about getting rid of things including: 

 

  • Learning to risk regret
  • Why we need “the accelerator and the brakes to drive safely” – Michael Gembola
  • Knowing “even if this is the wrong decision, most things are recoverable” – Kathi Lipp

 

ANXIOUS ABOUT DECISIONS: FINDING FREEDOM IN THE PEACE OF GOD

 

Do you get anxious when you have to make a decision? Do you overthink, overtalk, and overanalyze? When anxiety surrounds every decision, the result can be decision-making paralysis. Counselor Michael Gembola explores this common struggle and then points to the peace that comes from knowing God as your refuge and ever present help in trouble. Learning to trust God, even when the path is not clear, will give you courage to move forward one step at a time.  

When you’re faced with decisions both big and small, God offers you something better than certainty and the absence of risk. He promises to be with you. And when you allow the Good Shepherd to lead, you will find that he uses times of decision-making to make you more peaceful and become a better steward of the opportunities in front of you.  

Anxious about Decisions will help you learn to approach decisions more confidently with a conscience shaped by God’s Word and values shaped by God’s heart. Learn to undertake decisions in the context of the community of believers and your identity as God’s child. 

Anxious about Decisions is part of the Ask the Christian Counselor series. This series walks readers through their deepest and most profound questions. Each question is unpacked by an experienced counselor that gives readers the tools to understand their struggle and how the gospel brings hope and healing to the problem they are facing. 

Order your copy of Anxious About Decisons here.

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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)

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Meet Our Guest 

 

Michael Gembola

Michael Gembola, MAR, MAC, is an ordained minister and licensed professional counselor. He serves as executive director of Blue Ridge Christian Counseling in southwest VA and has taught counseling as an adjunct professor at several seminaries.

Gembola holds master’s degrees from Westminster Seminary in Counseling (MAC) and in Biblical Studies (MAR), and Certificates in Professional Counseling and Global Trauma Recovery from the Missio Graduate School of Counseling. He teaches at the Blue Ridge Institute for Theological Education and at Westminster Seminary in partnership with CCEF. He is the author of After an Affair: Pursuing Restoration, Anxious about Decisions, and several articles on counseling.

He and his wife, Kelly, live in Roanoke, VA with their two sons and daughter.

Learn more at brccva.org

and follow along on Twitter (@BlueRidgeCCVA

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#537 Come Sit with Me with Becky Keife

#537 Come Sit with Me with Becky Keife

537: Come Sit With Me

with Becky Keife

Do you dread having hard conversations? Or try to avoid them altogether? Hard conversations are a part of every relationship if we are in it for the long haul. It’s easy to fill in the gaps with our assumptions. What if we learned how to navigate these conversations in a way that makes every relationship stronger and better? Come and sit with Kathi and Becky Keife to learn how to have hard, but healthy conversations, and how to prepare your heart and mind for them by:

 

  • Coming to the table with curiosity 
  • Asking for a heart of tenderness 
  • Coming to an understanding 

Come Sit with Me:

How to Delight in Differences,

Love through Disagreements,

and Live with Discomfort

Being human is hard. Being in relationships with other humans is even harder. People are complex and relationships are messy but loving one another well is possible. Whether navigating political or religious differences, dealing with toxic people or our own unforgiveness, this book tackles the struggles no one really wants to talk about. But there is hope! We can actually grow closer to God and others through the circumstances we’d rather run from.

 

To Win a Copy of The Simple Difference, answer the question in the comments!

Giveaway: For a chance to win a copy of the book Come and Sit with Me, answer this question in the comments below:

What is one thing you are going to do to create an inviting atmosphere for a hard conversation? 

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Becky Keife

Becky Keife is the community manager for (in)courage, a beloved speaker, and the author of The Simple Difference: How Every Small Kindness Makes a Big Impact, the Courageous Kindness Bible Study, as well as No Better Mom for the Job. She and her husband live near Los Angeles, where they enjoy hiking shady trails with their three spirited sons. Connect with Becky on Instagram @beckykeife or at beckykeife.com

Declutter with Kathi and How to Make Fast Decisions to Get Rid of Stuff

Declutter with Kathi and How to Make Fast Decisions to Get Rid of Stuff

Decluttering with Kathi and

How to Make Fast Decisions to Get Rid of Stuff

 

 

Want to declutter fast but get bogged down in indecision? Join Kathi as she declutters with you and helps you make those hard decisions we all need to make! Join in to learn how to make decisions fast to get rid of stuff by:

  • Deciding on & Giving Yourself Mental Numbers
  • Categorize & Eliminate Stragglers
  • Thiniking About Replacement Cost 

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Learn more about Clutter Free for Life

 

 

 

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Meet The Host 

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp inspires thousands of women each year to strip down their expectations and lives and live with real purpose. With humor and wisdom, Kathi offers hope paired with practical steps to live with meaning.

Kathi Lipp is the author of 20 books including Clutter Free, The Christmas Project Planner, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, and Overwhelmed. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. She also runs the Facebook group Clutter Free Academy where thousands of women (and a few brave guys) support each other in living a Clutter Free life.

She has become well respected on the topics of clutter from a biblical perspective (who knew there was such a thing?). She is a national speaker and is often featured on Woman’s World as one of their “Ask the Experts”, Focus on the Family, MOPS International, Crosswalk.com, Girlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a number of other media outlets around the country.

 This is your invitation…

 

…to quiet your heart and mind

…to focus on God and His Word

…to create a spacious place for yourself

…to refresh your soul

…to experience greater peace and joy

Each devotion includes spiritual insight from authors Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory, helpful prompts that encourage reflection and growth, and room for you to write down what God is teaching you.

Let each of these devotional mini-retreats provide a momentary refuge from your busy world and take you to a more abundant place.

      

 

 

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