Eps. #317 Perfectly Planned – How to Capture Beauty and Order at the Same Time

Eps. #317 Perfectly Planned – How to Capture Beauty and Order at the Same Time

Ruth Chou Simons has come out with a tool for Kathi and fellow clutter-free people that you can start using now. Ruth’s new GraceLaced planner is a 17-month journey into documenting the daily things happening in each season of your life. It’s a time to slow down and enjoy all that God is doing.

In this episode you will:

*Hear directly from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons.

*Get motivated to start journaling those special moments you can reflect on later.

*Find out the reasons why it’s important to slow down and capture all that God’s doing in your life right now.

I am so excited about today’s podcast and can’t wait to share it with you!

Giveaway to Help You Stay Organized!

How do you up your creativity? Share your idea over on this post to be entered to win our grand prize sponsored by Harvest House Publishers so you can be creative and stay organized too.

 

 

Walk in Grace Through the Seasons

Approach each new day with purpose, led by truth from God’s Word. This 17-month planner from artist and author Ruth Chou Simons will help you organize your days and embrace the changing seasons of your heart. You will find:

  • artistically crafted weekly, monthly, and yearly calendars
  • ample space each week to keep track of to-dos and focus your intentions
  • special pages to note important birthdays or anniversaries each month
  • carefully selected, hand-lettered Scripture to encourage your heart
  • opportunities to record your prayers and favorite passages

This beautiful planner will help you practice everyday faithfulness and find God’s grace laced through each season of your life.

To purchase your GraceLaced Planner, click here.

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Meet Our Guest

Ruth Chou Simons

Ruth Chou Simons

Ruth Chou Simons is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, and speaker who shares her journey of how God’s grace intersects daily life through word and paintbrush at GraceLaced.com – the popular blog, online shoppe, and Instagram community that reaches over a hundred thousand daily. Her first book, GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart, a winner of the 2018 Christian Book Award, released September 2017.

BONUS Episode #316b- Organizing Genius: How to be Creative and Organized at the Same Time

BONUS Episode #316b- Organizing Genius: How to be Creative and Organized at the Same Time

Those of us who are the most creative also are usually the ones who have the hardest time finding our tools to get our genius on. In this bonus episode of Clutter Free Academy, join Kathi as she chats with author of Simple Organizing Melissa Michaels as she discusses the key to being organized and creative at the same time (it really is possible)!

Melissa is the New York Times Best Selling author and super blogger at The Inspired Room. She has dedicated much of her time to making sure that we can live with order and structure, but still have a house that reflects who you are.

In this info-filled interview, you will learn how to
• make the most of the space you have
• understanding when to display what you love and when to contain the clutter
• stop feeling overwhelmed by your stuff

I’m thrilled to have Melissa on the podcast – so buckle up those kiddos, grab your phone and let’s dive in.

Insider Info

Want to be entered to win the Harvest House Simple Organizing Grand Prize pack? You’ll win everything you see below including a copy of every Melissa Michaels’ books!

Head over to the blog and enter to win!

Free Organizing Challenge

Participate in Harvest House’ free organizing challenge hosted at https://go.harvesthousepublishers.com/simpleorganizing.

This four-week challenge goes through: 1. The entryway, 2. The kitchen, 3. Office and creative spaces, and 4. Kid’s rooms. Each week includes organizing tips for that space, and then a practical DIY (weekend project) to tackle. The whole challenge is focused on organizing beautifully. Who doesn’t want that?

Meet Our Guest

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels, Creator of the award-winning blog The Inspired Room, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Love The Home You Have, Make Room for What You Love, The Inspired Room coffee table book, and Simple Decorating.

Learn more at https://theinspiredroom.net/

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Special thanks to Melissa for joining me this week. Next week you’ll want to come back because we have Ruth Chou Simons of Gracelaced joining the podcast!

Eps: #316: Simple Organizing with Melissa Michaels of the Inspired Room

Eps: #316: Simple Organizing with Melissa Michaels of the Inspired Room

If you long to be organized, but also want a space that is cute and cozy, this is the podcast for you. Listen in for all the tips and tricks that will help you create the space you love to live in.

Melissa is the New York Times Best Selling author and super blogger at The Inspired Room. She has dedicated much of her time to making sure that we can live with order and and structure, but still have a house that reflects who you are.

In this info-filled interview, you will learn how to
• make the most of the space you have
• understanding when to display what you love and when to contain the clutter
• stop feeling overwhelmed by your stuff

I’m thrilled to have Melissa on the podcast – so buckle up those kiddos, grab your phone and let’s dive in.

A HUGE GIVEAWAY FROM HARVEST HOUSE!

Want to be entered to win the Harvest House Simple Organizing Grand Prize pack? You’ll win everything you see below including a copy of every Melissa Michaels’ books!

Head over to the blog and enter to win!

Meet Our Guest

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels, Creator of the award-winning blog The Inspired Room, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Love The Home You Have, Make Room for What You Love, The Inspired Room coffee table book, and Simple Decorating.

Learn more at https://theinspiredroom.net/

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Special thanks to Melissa Michaels for joining me this week. Come back on Thursday for a special BONUS episode!

Eps. #315: The Clutter Free Move

Eps. #315: The Clutter Free Move

Tonya has just lived my nightmare; not only did she move, she moved into a smaller house.

You would think that this would have sent her into a corner, rocking back and forth, but not Tonya. As the leader of Clutter Free Academy on Facebook Tonya has learned more than a thing or two about how to do life Clutter Free – including moving all of her earthly possessions.

And now, Tonya and I will share everything we’ve learned about moving in the midst of getting rid of clutter.

In this info-filled interview, you will learn how to:
• make decisions about what to bring and what to get rid of
• change your attitude about keeping stuff “just in case”
• give things away with an attitude of abundance

After the interview, I asked Tonya to share with me her 3 rules for holding a yard sale/giveaway. Here is what Tonya encourages you to state:

  1. No Holds: Your objective is to get rid of stuff, not to establish layaway programs.
  2. No Negotiating: This will considerably lessen your stress on the day. Price things to move!
  3. No Give-Backs: Once you take it, it’s yours. Tonya had her couch returned 3 times because people failed to measure their space or the couch. Eventually, they ended up taking it to the dump – what a waste – especially since the right buyer may have stopped by at some point while the couch was on a field trip.

I’m thrilled to have Tonya back on the show! Join us if you are planning a move, or ever plan on moving – you will thank me!

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Special thanks to Tonya Kubo for joining me this week. Until next time.

 

Meet Our Guest

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. She and her husband, Brian, are raising two spirited girls in the agricultural heart of California. She writes about fighting the demons of comparison, clutter and compulsion on www.tonyakubo.com.

#314 Learning to Make a Difference – One Simple Step at a Time

#314 Learning to Make a Difference – One Simple Step at a Time

What would you do if you received a hand-written letter in the mail telling you how amazing you are? In today’s podcast you will find out just how much one person’s heart-felt idea helped make a difference in other people’s lives. Hannah Brencher, author of “Come Matter Here: An Invitation to Be Here In a Getting There World, ” and Kathi, sit down to talk about Hannah’s love letter movement.

In this inspiring interview, you will learn how to:

  • Make a difference one simple step at a time.
  • Be encouraged to show up.
  • Be ready to learn in whatever situation you find yourself in.

I’m thrilled to have Hannah on the show!

Listen to today’s podcast to find out how you can learn to make a difference one simple step at a time.


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Meet Our Guest

Hannah Brencher is an author, blogger, TED speaker, and entrepreneur. She founded The World Needs More Love Letters, a global community dedicated to sending letter bundles to those who need encouragement. Named as one of the White House’s “Women Working to Do Good” and a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service, Hannah has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Oprah, Glamour, USATODAY.com, The Chicago Tribune, and more. Find Hannah at hannahbrencher.com.

Episode 312- How to Actually Enjoy Cleaning (and an Amazing Free Offer Just for Our Listeners)

Episode 312- How to Actually Enjoy Cleaning (and an Amazing Free Offer Just for Our Listeners)

Do you wait until your home resembles a frat house after a two-night kegger to actually get the gumption up to clean? It’s time to take some delight in getting your space clean.

We all want a clean house, but so much of the time cleaning is the least enjoyable activity on our to-do list. It’s time for that to change. From changing our attitude about cleaning to changing our cleaning products, it’s time to make cleaning something you will actually enjoy (or at least not dread.)

Why You Should Listen

In this jam-packed podcast, Tonya and Kathi discuss:
• how to use your five senses to actually enjoy cleaning
• how to partner with the people you live with to keep your house clean
• how to change your thinking about cleaning to make it a Clutter Free experience

And now – here is the offer that I talked about on the podcast – I love that just as we were talking about loving cleaning – this AMAZING offer comes along:

I’m thrilled to get to offer you, my favorite Clutter Free people, exclusive access to these amazing Mrs. Meyer’s kits through Grove Collaborative. (Do you know about my all out obsession with Lemon Verbena? I can’t even stand how awesome this all is!)

Here’s what new Grove Collaborative Customers get with their first $20 purchase:

• Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
• Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
• Mrs. Meyer’s hand lotion
• Grove enamel cleaning caddy (isn’t that the cutest thing ever?)

Click here to learn more & get your free Mrs. Meyer’s kit.

In order to get your free kit, simply order $20 worth of household items from Grove (and they really are less expensive than going into the grocery store.)

When you click over to Grove, you’ll be asked a few questions and your cart will auto-fill with $20 worth of product as a suggestion. But of course – you pick what you want. You’re the boss baby…

Try out different scents if you’d like – I use Lemon Verbena (did I mention that I’m obsessed?) but then, I like to mix things up in our bathrooms and laundry area (Honeysuckle is a personal favorite.)

Not only do you get three Mrs. Meyer’s full size products in the scent of your choice, the super-cute cleaning caddy, and free shipping, you’ll also get a trial of Grove’s VIP membership. That means for 60 days you’ll get free shipping on all your orders no matter how often, super fun little gifts, exclusive sales and personal service. I love grove.co and I know you will fall in love with them too.

And if you are already a Grove customer, you still get freebies (WHAT?!).

Existing Customer Offer

  • Free Grove walnut scrubber sponges will be added to your next shipment when you click here.

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Meet Our Guest

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group. She and her husband, Brian, are raising two spirited girls in the agricultural heart of California. She writes about fighting the demons of comparison, clutter and compulsion on www.tonyakubo.com.

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