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With a whole lotta Hope, Humor and How-To's Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson are bringing you the most intriguing authors, hottest topics and on point-advice to get your through your day. You'll laugh and learn and maybe get a little inspired along the way. Take a break from the rest of your week and join us for the most fun you can have while unloading your dishwasher.

Clutter Free Academy Kathi Lipp

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 343 Ratings

With a whole lotta Hope, Humor and How-To's Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson are bringing you the most intriguing authors, hottest topics and on point-advice to get your through your day. You'll laugh and learn and maybe get a little inspired along the way. Take a break from the rest of your week and join us for the most fun you can have while unloading your dishwasher.

    550 - Toss, Sell or Donate? How to Decide What to do with Your Stuff

    550 - Toss, Sell or Donate? How to Decide What to do with Your Stuff

    When decluttering a space, what do you do when you come across something good, but you don’t love it, don’t use it, and wouldn’t buy it again? Some would never get rid of something that is potentially useful. It can be a struggle to know what to do with your stuff!
    In today’s episode, Kathi is joined by the ever-effervescent Tonya Kubo as they talk villain origin stories and the clutter quandaries of fancy photo backdrops and chicken diapers. Here are some helpful hints that will help you sort through what to sell, what to donate, and what to toss:
    Determine what the item is currently worth.
    Ask how much time you want to invest in getting rid of it.
    Would someone else enjoy and get use out of that item?
    Bottom line: Value your time, value your money, and value the process. You can do this! Need some encouragement? Join us on Facebook in Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy.
    Subscribe to the podcast here and get your free Clutter Free Kit with handouts and video interview with Kathi!
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    Special Guest: Tonya Kubo
    Links Mentioned:
    Clutter Free Academy
    Kathi Lipp’s Clutter Free Academy | Facebook
    Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Briggs Myers
    Buy Nothing Project
     

    • 17 min
    549 - Should You try to Be Clutter Free in A Crisis (And How)?

    549 - Should You try to Be Clutter Free in A Crisis (And How)?

    Have you ever found yourself in a crisis? Sometimes we know a crisis is coming and other times, it takes us by surprise. Decluttering might not take top priority during a crisis but decluttering can help us feel that we can handle the crisis so much better. In this episode Kathi and her partner in decluttering and chicken wrangling Roger Lipp discuss their latest adventures homesteading through the latest California “bomb storms” and how decluttering can significantly impact the way you feel during a crisis.
    Listen in and discover:
    How to plan in advance for a crisis Three tips to staying decluttered during a crisis The saying, “Madder than a wet hen” is a real thing! Let's stay connected
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    Click here for Kathi's Clutter Free kit (4 steps to a Clutter Free home). 
    Guest Host: Roger Lipp
    Sponsor Highlight: Get affordable, private therapy with Better Help anytime, anywhere and enjoy 10% off with code clutter free (will automatically be applied) betterhelp.com/clutterfree
    Links Mentioned:
    The Clutter-Free Home
    Learn more about Clutter Free for Life.
    Windy weather app
     

    • 22 min
    548 - How to Define the Clutter You're Dealing with? House, Heart or Head

    548 - How to Define the Clutter You're Dealing with? House, Heart or Head

    Have you wondered why some clutter is harder to make decisions about and why some clutter never seems to disappear? All clutter is not created equal and comes from different sources. So, to make the tough decisions about our clutter we need to determine what type of clutter we're dealing with. Thankfully, we have Kathi and Tonya, leader of all things clutter-free, here helping us figure it out. So, if you want to be clutter-free in 2023 and want to make this your year, tune in to learn how to go straight to the root and determine exactly what clutter you're dealing with: 
    House Clutter Heart Clutter   Head Clutter 
    Guest host: Tonya Kubo
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    Kathi's book: The Clutter Free Home
    Click here for my Clutter Free kit (4 steps to a Clutter Free home). 
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    • 16 min
    547 - Why I don't Eat Green Bananas Anymore

    547 - Why I don't Eat Green Bananas Anymore

    What do eating green bananas and decluttering have in common? More than one would think! Join Kathi Lipp and writer, educator, and fellow recovering green banana eater Amy Betters-Midtvedt as they laugh and discuss their way through topics such as:
    How to figure out what we like and not settle all the time. How to not get stuck in a poverty mindset. Why it’s okay to order an ice cream sundae just for yourself! And as promised by Kathi in the episode, here’s a copy of Amy’s Green Banana Article for your enjoyment and edification.
    There was a time I just ate bananas.
    Like any banana. I’d buy them put them in my lunch and eat them. Green, light green, yellow, brown I didn’t pay much attention.
    Then one day I was driving to my awesome college job at Gap kids, and I took a bite of my greenish banana.
    I realized it wasn’t good.
    As a matter of fact every time I ate a greenish banana I didn’t really like it.
    Suddenly I realized I didn’t like green bananas. And I didn’t have to eat any banana I didn’t like.
    I was a legit grown up I could pick the color of bananas I would eat.
    I rolled down my window and SPIT OUT the gross banana in my mouth and to this day I’ve never eaten a banana with a grace of green.
    Life is too short for green bananas.
    This life lesson has served me well in a million areas of my life.
    With friendships, jobs, picking out jeans and how I spend my time on a Saturday. The applications are endless.
    Tonight I share this lesson with you.
    You don’t have to eat green bananas either my friends.
    Only eat bananas you really enjoy.
    Pass it on.
    Guest host: Amy Betters-Midtvedt 
    Sponsor Highlight:

    Get affordable, private therapy with Better Help anytime, anywhere and enjoy 10% off with code clutter free (will automatically be applied) betterhelp.com/clutterfree
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.
    Click here for my Clutter Free kit (4 steps to a Clutter Free home). 
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    • 26 min
    546 - All the Tools You Need to Start Your Clutter Free Journey Today

    546 - All the Tools You Need to Start Your Clutter Free Journey Today

    Have you ever made a New Year's Resolution to start decluttering but then thought, “Where do I start?” You are not alone! Kathi and friend, author, and social media guru Tonya Kubo are with us today discussing tips and tools to decreasing stress and increasing peace though living a clutter free life, as well as a very unexpected and surprising career Tonya had in the past! Listen and discover:
    The three types of clutter Products to help you organize your time How using totes can help you in your clutter free journey


    Join Clutter Free for Life Today!  
    What if you were able to create a life where you not only got rid of the clutter in each room of your house but were able to stay on top of it?
    What if you learned to organize in a way that made sense to you so that once you decluttered, you could find the things that were important enough to keep?
    What if you could live in a house that was at peace?
    You’ve been thinking about how this will be the year to finally declutter your house and create the home you’ve always dreamed of. One that is filled with peace instead of stuff.
    Is changing your home something you’d like to start working on? Because, right now, I have a plan that will show you how: Clutter Free For Life


    Join Clutter Free For Life
     
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.
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    Guest host: Tonya Kubo
    Sponsor Highlight:

    Get affordable, private therapy with Better Help anytime, anywhere and enjoy 10% off with code clutter free (will automatically be applied) betterhelp.com/clutterfree


    Links Mentioned:
    Dyson Vaccum
    Dual Trash Can 
    Timer 
    3 Tote System: Green, Purple, & Orange or 3 Different Colors 
    Tote Options We Love:
    Tote bag 
    Collapsable Tote
    Waterproof Tote
    Utility Tote

    • 18 min
    545 - 10 Ways to Prepare Yourself to be Clutter Free in 2023

    545 - 10 Ways to Prepare Yourself to be Clutter Free in 2023

    As this year comes to a close, don't get stuck reflecting on what you didn't do. A brand new year is right around the corner. Being clutter free in 2023 can be your reality! First, we heard how Deanna determined to make 2022 her year. Last week Kathi and the clutter-free Queen, Tonya Kubo, started coaching us through the 10 ways to be clutter-free in 2023 so we can make this our year! Now they are continuing the conversation, so join in to learn how you can prepare to be Clutter Free in 2023 with ten mind shifts we can make now including: 
     
    Using the 3 Totes, 2 Bags System  Taking care of your future self   Set yourself up for success with the support you need. Join us over at Clutter Free For Life
    Links Mentioned: Featured Guest: Tonya Kubo
    Clutter Free For Life 


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
343 Ratings

343 Ratings

annietags ,

LOVE this podcast

Lighthearted, practical advice on not only living a clutter free life, but Kathy is hilarious and a truly gifted host. It’s helping me see my own clutter, free journey, and a newer kinder light.
Great podcast!

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Love this podcast!

I’ve been a listener for quite some time and I look forward to listening every week just like when I started. This podcast is so real, funny, help and brings joy to my heart. Keep up the great work!

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Poor Sound quality

I love your content and I adore your personality. I would listen more but honestly the sound quality is so bad that it’s really irritating. Do you have any plans to get better equipment?

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