#512 The Clean Desk Challenge

#512 The Clean Desk Challenge

512: The Clean Desk Challenge

Kathi and the OG of Clutter Free, Tonya Kubo are here to help us declutter our desk with the clean desk challenge! Do you have trouble focusing or being efficient at your desk? Our work is so much more productive when we have only what we need on our desk. Listen in to learn how Kathi and Tonya get so much done at their decluttered desks, exactly what they keep on them, and how we can have a clean desk too by knowing:

  • What are the desk essentials
  • How to set up your desk 
  • Why being specific and intentional matters

The Clean Desk Challenge is live on Declutter with Kathi in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook group on May 18, at 11:00am pacific. We can’t wait to see your before and after clean desk pictures!

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.

Find out more about 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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#503 The Great 50 Item Closet Clean Out

#503 The Great 50 Item Closet Clean Out

503: The Great 50 Item Closet Cleanout 

Kathi is here with the clutter-free OG and queen of the fresh start, Tonya Kubo, to introduce the next Clutter Free Challenge – The Great 50 Item Closet Clean-Out. Have you been looking for ways to declutter your closet, make it more functional, find your style and have more space to enjoy the clothes you love? On March 16, Kathi will be joined by style expert Kim Nowlin live in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group at 11:00am (PT) to help you figure out how to make the most of this challenge. Listen in to this episode to find out:

  • Why now is the perfect time to clean out your closet
  • What you need to prepare for the challenge
  • How to have a functional closet that helps you get dressed every day

As if the support of Kathi, Kim, and the entire Clutter Free Academy group isn’t enough, two lucky commenters on this post will win a copy of Clutter Free!

Pssst. The Clutter Free Bible Study is Going on Now!

 

Did you know that God wants you to be free? Free from clutter- physical, emotional, spiritual clutter- so you can be free to change your world. It’s true. In this 6-week course, we’ll work side-by-side (virtually) to:

 

• Break free from the lies that keep you mired in clutter

• Uncover the shame that makes you hold onto things you will never use

• Confront the fear that keeps you down in ‘Just in Case” thinking

• Untangle from the guilt of letting go of things that no longer serve you

 
It doesn’t matter if you have rooms of clutter at your home or just feel overwhelmed by the constant flow of paperwork in your life, we can all use a friend to guide us through decluttering the distractions that keep us from living out the purpose God has for us. That’s exactly what you will get when you join Kathi for this funny, Bible-fueled journey that’s sure to bring you closer to the One who longs for your heart.
 

 

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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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Spring Fling Day #2: Taming the Closet

Spring Fling Day #2: Taming the Closet

taming the closet

Day two of the Spring Fling. This may be your hardest yet. Taming the closet!

Asking women to get rid of clothes is like asking men to get rid of tools.

If you’ve ever struggled to get ready in the morning with dozens of items of clothes in your closet, but have “nothing to wear,” then it’s time to fling a lot of your closet.

People who look pulled together don’t spend 30 minutes wondering, “What am I going to wear?” Because they often have the smallest wardrobes.

Take a hard look at your closet. What is it filled with?

“I might need it someday!”
“But I spent so much money on it!”
“I might be that size again someday.”

Those clothes choke out your real life. If you MUST keep them, store them in another part of the house, where they won’t interfere with your real life.

It Gets Better: Taming the Closet

I have experienced so much freedom in my closet. It has taken me many seasons, but now everything in there is something I would wear today. (Okay, maybe not the heavy sweaters, because it IS May, but I will be swapping out my winter for spring here pretty soon.)

When you switch seasons in your closet (I have a tiny closet, so for me this is a MUST), it is a great time to look at your clothes and see what you actually look forward to wearing. You don’t need to keep “just in case” clothes. Make sure you love to wear everything in your closet.

If you have stuff (and don’t we all) that needs to get hemmed, taken in, let out, or repaired, go get it done so you can have a wardrobe that works for you instead of working so hard to get dressed in the morning.

Instructions:

– Set up your three boxes/totes and two bags.
– Start with one pole or one shelf.
– Do NOT pull everything in your closet out and sort through it. That will get overwhelming. You will quit and go eat Rocky Road ice cream. (Or at least that’s what I would do.) At the most, pull out three items at a time.

One of the things I like to do is pull out three similar items. Are there two I wear all the time, but one I avoid? Maybe it doesn’t fit, it has a scratchy tag, or I don’t like how it looks on me.

taming the closet

If it’s the scratchy tag, go get a pair of scissors or a seam ripper and take care of that puppy. Otherwise? Get rid of it and let someone else feel fab in it.

Bonus:

You know those days when you feel extra motivated? Yes, they may only come around once a year, but today could be that day!

taming the closet

If so, here are some bonus flings you could do that will bring more peace in your closet:
– Take three things to the cleaners
– Take one thing to get altered
– Get rid of any extra hangers you hate using. (No one should be using wire hangers from the dry cleaners. You’re better than that.)

The next time (maybe tomorrow morning) you get dressed, you will be so glad you did your fling!

Share Your Fling

After you fling, either tell us about it or share a picture in the comments. Remember, each day (at the end of the Fling) there will be one winner, randomly drawn from the comments, who will receive a copy of The Cure for the Perfect Life from Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. So share below and tell us about your fling.

Spring Fling Day #2: Taming the Closet

Spring Fling Day #2: Taming the Closet

taming the closet

Day two of the Spring Fling. This may be your hardest yet. Taming the closet!

Asking women to get rid of clothes is like asking men to get rid of tools.

If you’ve ever struggled to get ready in the morning with dozens of items of clothes in your closet, but have “nothing to wear,” then it’s time to fling a lot of your closet.

People who look pulled together don’t spend 30 minutes wondering, “What am I going to wear?” Because they often have the smallest wardrobes.

Take a hard look at your closet. What is it filled with?

“I might need it someday!”
“But I spent so much money on it!”
“I might be that size again someday.”

Those clothes choke out your real life. If you MUST keep them, store them in another part of the house, where they won’t interfere with your real life.

It Gets Better: Taming the Closet

I have experienced so much freedom in my closet. It has taken me many seasons, but now everything in there is something I would wear today. (Okay, maybe not the heavy sweaters, because it IS May, but I will be swapping out my winter for spring here pretty soon.)

When you switch seasons in your closet (I have a tiny closet, so for me this is a MUST), it is a great time to look at your clothes and see what you actually look forward to wearing. You don’t need to keep “just in case” clothes. Make sure you love to wear everything in your closet.

If you have stuff (and don’t we all) that needs to get hemmed, taken in, let out, or repaired, go get it done so you can have a wardrobe that works for you instead of working so hard to get dressed in the morning.

Instructions:

– Set up your three boxes/totes and two bags.
– Start with one pole or one shelf.
– Do NOT pull everything in your closet out and sort through it. That will get overwhelming. You will quit and go eat Rocky Road ice cream. (Or at least that’s what I would do.) At the most, pull out three items at a time.

One of the things I like to do is pull out three similar items. Are there two I wear all the time, but one I avoid? Maybe it doesn’t fit, it has a scratchy tag, or I don’t like how it looks on me.

taming the closet

If it’s the scratchy tag, go get a pair of scissors or a seam ripper and take care of that puppy. Otherwise? Get rid of it and let someone else feel fab in it.

Bonus:

You know those days when you feel extra motivated? Yes, they may only come around once a year, but today could be that day!

taming the closet

If so, here are some bonus flings you could do that will bring more peace in your closet:
– Take three things to the cleaners
– Take one thing to get altered
– Get rid of any extra hangers you hate using. (No one should be using wire hangers from the dry cleaners. You’re better than that.)

The next time (maybe tomorrow morning) you get dressed, you will be so glad you did your fling!

Share Your Fling

After you fling, either tell us about it or share a picture in the comments. Remember, each day (at the end of the Fling) there will be one winner, randomly drawn from the comments, who will receive a copy of The Cure for the Perfect Life from Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory. So share below and tell us about your fling.