Episode #280 – Creating a Clutter Free Christmas- Part 2

Episode #280 – Creating a Clutter Free Christmas- Part 2

 

 

It just won’t be Christmas unless . . . you listen in to these tips from Kathi Lipp and Tonya Kubo. Have less clutter and more living at Christmas without the mandatory expectations that wear everyone out. Listen in for tips 8 through 14 in this second installment on the Clutter-Free Christmas series on how to have a Clutter-Free Christmas.

 

Get Yourself Organized for Christmas – Simple Steps to Enjoying The Season

Have you lost your Christmas joy? Does the thought of jam-packed malls, maxed-out credit cards, overcrowded supermarkets, and endless to-do lists give you the feeling that maybe Scrooge was on to something?

In Get Yourself Organized for Christmas, Kathi Lipp provides easy-to-follow steps to reduce the stress of the holiday season, including tactics for how to

  • put together a holiday binder you’ll use year after year
  • determine a budget that won’t break the bank
  • gather your elf supplies
  • get your gift list together (including ideas for various ages and relationships)
  • collect your recipes and prep your kitchen

By putting into practice Kathi’s tricks and tips, you’ll finally be able to fully enjoy this most wonderful time of the year.

 

Meet Our Guest

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo is the Online Engagement Director at the University of California Merced, as well as the illustrious, fearless leader of Kathi Lipp’s Clutter-Free Academy Facebook group.

Eps #277 Loving My Actual Christmas with Alexandra Kuykendall

Eps #277 Loving My Actual Christmas with Alexandra Kuykendall

Loving Christmas

Loving My Actual Christmas

Following the formula of her popular Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall shares her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season. Reflecting on hope, love, joy, peace, and relishing the season, she shares practical advice on common Christmas stressors such as finances, schedules, and extended family. With her signature candor, Kuykendall encourages you to go easy on yourself, remember what truly matters, and find joy in your own imperfect Christmas.

Loving Christmas just seems like an obvious thing but when we get right down to it, Christmas can be a HUGE stressor. Are you trapped in your Christmas traditions with seemingly no way out? Listen in as Author/Speaker Host Kathi Lipp discusses decluttering our idea of Christmas with Author Alex Kuykendall and her new book: “Loving My Actual Christmas”. Alex shares how to manage our expectations without them managing us and listening in on other’s expectations, too. Reboot your Christmas this year – adjust the traditions but keep what is important to you and relish the experience of Christmas.

***Bonus***
Answer this question in the comments below to be entered to receive 1 of 3 copies of “Loving My Actual Christmas”: If you could change one thing about your Christmas celebration this year, what would it be?

Loving My Actual Christmas Planning Pack

Getting a jump on the Christmas planning is the perfect way to really enjoy the season without the stress. This planning pack is a great resource to organize your finances, gifts and even plan your holiday parties with ease. Thank you to Alexandra for offering these to our listeners for free!

Meet Our Guest

Alexandra Kuykendall

Alexandra Kuykendall

Alexandra Kuykendall is the author of Loving My Actual Life and The Artist’s Daughter and is the co-host of The Open Door Sisterhood podcast. A popular writer and speaker, Alexandra has been featured on Good Morning America and Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Derek, and their four daughters.