#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

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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.

5 Ways to Kick Start Your Clutter Free Journey When It Feels Overwhelming

5 Ways to Kick Start Your Clutter Free Journey When It Feels Overwhelming

Are you tired of moving your clutter from one surface to another in your home? Tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff? I get that. And you’re not alone.

The age-old question of “where to begin” plagues many of us. That’s why I recorded a live training on my Facebook Page this week that tells you where start when you don’t know where to begin.

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Confession time: I have not always lived free from clutter.

This journey has been a process and it’s one that is ongoing. Clutter is never one and done. But the good news is that you can find freedom from your clutter. And you don’t have to do it alone.

I have created a free group that surrounds you with others committed to finding freedom from clutter. It’s on Facebook and it’s called Clutter Free Academy. This is the kindest corner of the internet. There is no shame in our game. Here you will find others seeking to tackle their cluttered chaos and find freedom from clutter in your head, your heart, and your home.

For those ready to go deep and get truly accountable and committed, we’ve created a private membership group called Clutter Free for Life – Members Only. Watch the video above for details on that or click this link to find out more.

Are you ready to join Clutter Free for Life? You can sign up to register here. Registration will only be open for a limited time.

If the idea of finding freedom from clutter is still new to you and you just want a first step, that’s okay too. You can join thousands of others on the clutter free journey by joining Clutter Free Academy on Facebook here.

#365 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself Part 1

#365 The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself Part 1

In this episode Kathi chats with guest and long time friend, KariAnne Wood about the fun and freedom in cultivating your own decorating style.

In her latest release, The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate It Yourself , KariAnne encourages listeners with some simple DIY mantras:

  • Don’t give up on your dreams.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Embrace your imperfections.
  • Release any stifling rules that limit your creativity.

Through the book’s easy style quiz, readers can identify their personal décor tastes. These include the Traditional, Farmhouse, Transitional, Contemporary and Coastal styles. If you feel stuck, when it comes to style, it’s worth mentioning that clutter often stifles creativity.

Make sure to sign up for KariAnne’s blog, Thistlewood Farms, here.

Giveaway: And as a special treat we are giving away a book! Just enter what you think your decorating style is in the comments below and we will be drawing two lucky entries.

Or if you would like to purchase this book now you can order it on AMAZON now.

Just for fun: In this episode Kathi also mentions taking the Enneagram test. Click here to find out more.

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KariAnne Wood

KariAnne Wood

 KariAnne Wood, writes the decorating and lifestyle blog Thistlewood Farms from her project-filled historic home in Dallas, Texas. She recently followed God’s call and jumped back “home” with her family from the middle of the country to the busy Dallas Metroplex where she lives with her husband and four children.

If you wander down the tree-lined streets of KariAnne’s beloved hometown, McKinney, you might find her painting mismatched chairs, listening to Christmas carols no matter the season, singing Scripture, or walking hand in hand with her knight-in-shining-armor husband to a Friday night football game. She loves sweet tea with lime, thunderstorms, good books, milk glass, and yard sales, and she is an imperfect DIYer saved by grace.

If you would like to learn more about KariAnne check out her award winning website and blog Thistlewood Farms.

#362 Organization vs. Decluttering – What’s the Difference and How Do You Do Both

#362 Organization vs. Decluttering – What’s the Difference and How Do You Do Both

Have you ever tried organizing clutter? Let’s be honest..it is never going to happen because it is not sustainable.

Today Kathi Lipp and frequent guest Tonya Kubo talk about the reality of getting organized not just for a season, but getting organized for life.

Tonya shares with Kathi on how hiring a professional organizer helped her realize two valuable lessons.  “One, I had been asking the wrong questions and two, I was trying to solve the wrong problems.”

What does it look to pare down so that you can store and organize everything you have?

Check out these easy strategies to get you started.

  • Minimize before you organize.
  • Get rid of stuff before you start to organize.
  • You have to learn to organize yourself and develop a system for the stuff you need.

Thanks so much Tonya for joining us today and helping our listeners live the clutter free life they were meant to live.

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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. 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.GreatMoms.org.