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The Wannabe Minimalist Show is for people who are tired of the chaos in their life, but not sure this whole “minimalism thing” will work for them and their busy family. Through personal stories and guest appearances, this podcast will help you discover how to live with a minimalist mindset without having to throw EVERYTHING away. It’s practical, doable, and simple for those of us that wannabe minimalist.

Wannabe Minimalist Show Deanna Yates of LittleGreenBow.com

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The Wannabe Minimalist Show is for people who are tired of the chaos in their life, but not sure this whole “minimalism thing” will work for them and their busy family. Through personal stories and guest appearances, this podcast will help you discover how to live with a minimalist mindset without having to throw EVERYTHING away. It’s practical, doable, and simple for those of us that wannabe minimalist.

    Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

    Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

    One of the struggles many people face is finding happiness on our journey in life. I’m no different and that is why I was so excited to have a real conversation with Shannon Wolfe about what led her to minimalism and how she is finding happiness while throwing out perfection.

    Think about it this way…have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome or feeling like a fraud? I have.

    I tell people I am a minimalist, but then fear being judged because my house might have less stuff in it than a lot of people, but it sure doesn’t look like the magazines.

    Shannon can relate and that’s one of the things I loved about our conversation. In fact she has something to say to those people who claim they are perfect, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is.

    Shannon Wolfe is a mom and grandma, as well as a jewelry maker, music lover, book consumer, and yoga enthusiast. She says she's 95% Whole Foods - Plant Based and 5% junk food princess. How great is that description?

    She also created a super popular minimalism living Group on Facebook called Minimalist - Simple living.

    I hope you enjoy our candid conversation about what minimalism means to us and then I encourage you to join both of our Facebook communities to dive deeper into the conversation.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:

    - What it means to be a minimalist
    - Why you should strive to be happy instead of perfect (in minimalism or any other aspect of your life)
    - How to achieve your goals even when you stumble a bit and struggle to stay on course
    - Advice for how to help other people in your life embrace minimalism, decluttering, and living with less stuff
    - The best advice about minimalism that Shannon has ever received

    • 55 min
    Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

    Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

    It’s day 16 of a month-long Home Revolution Decluttering and Cleaning Challenge.

    A group of us are decluttering our homes for 14 days and following it up with 14 days of deep cleaning. It’s all in an effort to start loving our homes again.

    This has been quite the year and with so much out of our control it’s time we took back our homes to show them who’s boss.

    So, what were the takeaways from the first half of the challenge where we decluttered our spaces. Well, there are 6 major lessons I’ve learned so far from this inspiring group of families who are joining me on the journey.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:

    - What a decluttering challenge looks like
    - How we are decluttering our homes quickly
    - The most important rooms to declutter and clean
    - The top 6 lessons l’m taking from the first half so I can make the second half of the challenge better
    - The secret to succeeding in a declutter challenge

    • 20 min
    Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

    Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

    You’ve heard about capsule wardrobes, but have you ever tried one yourself? Maybe you love clothes and think a capsule wardrobe is too restrictive. Or maybe your life is filled with so many different activities you’d make a super hero’s head spin with all the outfit changes and you have no idea where to start.

    But, the good news is that capsule wardrobes are the opposite of restrictive and in fact give you the freedom to really enjoy everything in your closet. They also help corral the clothing you need for various activities and help you see there are holes in your wardrobe you need to fill.

    Buying more clothes was probably not the advice you expected from a wannabe minimalist. Am I right?

    The truth is that there is no magic number of clothing items we need in our closets, but most of us can and should be living with a lot less.

    My guest on the latest episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show can help you love your closet and love getting dressed everyday. Erin Flynn, co-founder and CEO of cladwell.com give us the personal styling app of our dreams and even coordinates our clothes based on the weather - wherever we are!

    Erin's led Cladwell's growth over the last 4 years and most recently acquired Cladwell with her husband to turn it into an independently owned company. She has gone through top accelerators like 500 Startups and is currently part of Indie.vc's latest investment. She previously founded an influencer marketing startup called Canopi and has also led the launch of E.W Scripps’ first national digital subscription service.

    Erin and her husband Colin are living bigger lives with smaller wardrobes in Cincinnati with 1 super Irish sounding kid (Rooney) and a very formal puggle named Mr. Pug.

    Let’s explore what creating a capsule wardrobe could mean for you and let’s find the joy in your closet.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:

    - What a capsule wardrobe really is
    - How to think about creating a capsule wardrobe if you live somewhere with distinct seasons or lots of different lifestyle activities.
    - Why we feel compelled to shop all the time
    - How to overcome consumer habits of clothes shopping and what to do instead
    - The advice about minimalism that changed Erin’s life

    • 39 min
    Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

    Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

    Do you have a hard time finishing what you start?

    No judgment here if the answer is yes! I used to leave projects and tasks unfinished all the time. It made me feel awful, but I just didn’t know how to change it.

    You see, I’m a natural starter. That means I have no problem starting projects, trying new things, or jumping in with both feet. However, I generally tend to lose interest, change focus, or just stop projects with our completing them.

    But, I knew that had to change. Not only did it not feel great and hurt my self esteem, it made me seem like a flake and undependable.

    So, I set out to learn how to become a completer and finish what I started…no matter how difficult.

    These are the 7 tried and true secrets l discover and now I want to help you finish what you start too.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:
    - How to finish what you start

    - The secret to why you’ve struggled in the past

    - Why it’s important to finish what you start

    - How finishing what you start will help you declutter your home and life

    - What it means when you don’t finish things

    • 17 min
    Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

    Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

    Are you embarrassed or nervous to call yourself a wannabe minimalist? Do you think your family or friends will laugh at you when you tell them you want to declutter your home, get rid of the stuff overwhelming your life, and live with intention?

    My guest on the latest episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show can help you overcome these fears. Kelsey Sholin from delightofmine.com is new on her path toward living with less stuff so that she can enjoy life more.

    As a mom of three very energetic boys, Kelsey has recently discovered the importance of having a simplified home. While she says the process of actually decluttering the stuff is not easy and they’re emotionally attached to some of their possessions, it’s been so worth all the effort to free up space and have less material items demanding their attention all the time.

    That’s nothing to be embarrassed about.

    Your family, friends, and internal spirit are worth your attention and love and are so much more important that all the stuff we have been told we are supposed to care about so don’t let that fear of what other’s will think hold you back any longer.

    Kelsey also has an amazing tip for anyone just starting out. When you are at the bottom of a mountain, it can be daunting to see the giant peak in front of you, but she uses a brilliant and simple mind shift to get over this hurdle. She realized that half will always be greater than zero. So even if the task cannot be fully completed or done perfectly in the moment, she no longer puts it off until later. Instead she completes as much of it as she can because doing something is better than doing nothing.

    If you have ever wondered how to start decluttering or worried about what others might think when you do, this show is for you.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:

    - What it’s like to start your minimalism journey with kids
    - Kelsey’s secret to decluttering even if you don’t have enough time
    - Why even small efforts can make a BIG difference
    - How to overcome embarrassment when going after your dreams
    - The best advice about minimalism Kelsey’s ever received

    • 38 min
    Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

    Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

    How many times have you looked around your home and wished the organization fairies would come and clear away all of your old stuff and clutter? Do you dream of having a home you where you welcome friends and family over at a moment’s notice? Are you tired of constantly wasting time looking for lost things?

    Well, I have some good news…you can have a clean, clutter-free home that you are proud of and can find what you need when you need it. And you have have it next week!!

    No matter how much stuff you have, I can help you declutter it in a weekend. This is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you and know that you can commit to making a huge positive change in your life in just one weekend.

    With a few supplies (that you probably already have), a good attitude, and some even better music I will show you how to sort everything you own, create purpose for your home, and turn it into the rejuvenating space you and your family need.

    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:

    - How to succeed with a big decluttering project
    - The 2 simple steps you need to do before you begin decluttering
    - The #1 reason people fail when decluttering and how to avoid it
    - Questions to ask yourself when you are stuck
    - The secret to making a big declutter stick

    • 24 min

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