517 episodes

Have you always known you could change the world - if only you could find your car keys on the regular?
Clutter Free Academy is for you. If you want to live clutter free, organized and prepared for anything, this is to podcast you must listen to.
With practical ideas and tons of hope, humor and how-tos, host Kathi Lipp with teach you to live with Less Cutter, More Life.

Clutter Free Academy Kathi Lipp

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 381 Ratings

Have you always known you could change the world - if only you could find your car keys on the regular?
Clutter Free Academy is for you. If you want to live clutter free, organized and prepared for anything, this is to podcast you must listen to.
With practical ideas and tons of hope, humor and how-tos, host Kathi Lipp with teach you to live with Less Cutter, More Life.

    613 - 5 Steps to Unstuff Your House

    613 - 5 Steps to Unstuff Your House

    Are you feeling trapped in a home overstuffed with, well, STUFF? You’re not alone! In the latest episode of Clutter Free Academy, Kathi teams up with Tenneil Register, an incredible mom who mastered the art of living clutter free – even in the tight quarters of a fixer-upper with a blended family of seven! Tune in for their tips on:
    Making your house a home instead of a storage unit Using things you love as creative storage solutions Letting go of things that are no longer your vibe In this episode, Tenneil mentions using repurposed items to decorate her space. Here are the promised photos!
    Meet Our Guest: Tenneil Register Favorites: Sign up here for Kathi's newsletter or here to receive her Clutter Free Basics Kit!

    Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Join our Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group
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    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.

    • 26 min
    612 - How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 2

    612 - How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 2

    Do you feel like you are the only person in your house who understands the amount of strategic planning it takes to do the grocery shopping?
    You are not alone, my friend!
    Join us for How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 2, as Tonya Kubo and Kathi Lipp explore the balance of insourcing and outsourcing daily tasks to manage burnout. Discover creative solutions for family involvement, the mental load battle, and how to negotiate for change without guilt. This episode offers insights into mental load management and gender roles, aimed at improving household dynamics. Kathi and Tonya offer helpful insights, such as:
    How insourcing allows people to “scratch an itch” they have How to make decisions based on resources How to achieve collective household downtime Did you miss How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 1? Listen here. 
    Tonya and Kathi mention continuing this conversation. Here are the details! Live workshop: April 11 at 4 p.m. PST in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group (kathi.link/cfa)
    Looking for the best way to communicate ideas and questions with the Clutter-Free Team? Send an email to support@kathilipp.com
    Also, stay up to date and sign up here to receive our newsletter.
    Meet Our Guest: Tonya Kubo Links Mentioned: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky
    Sign up here for Kathi's newsletter or here to receive her Clutter Free Basics Kit!
    "The Help List" - Kathi's social media post about her kids/guests helping at the holidays that went VIRAL!
    Continue this conversation with Kathi & Tonya at the live workshop: April 11 at 4 p.m. PST in the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group (kathi.link/cfa)
    Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Join our Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.
     

    • 28 min
    611 - How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 1

    611 - How to Deal with the Mental Load Part 1

    Do you ever feel like you have to be the woman who does it all and are failing miserably? Join Kathi and her guest, Clutter Free Academy champion Tonya Kubo, as they discuss the concept of mental load and working that “third shift.” They’ll talk about:
    Why lack of available brain bandwidth is not the same as laziness The reason “I should” isn’t really helpful Dividing household responsibilities without resorting to outdated stereotypes Sign up here to be notified when the second part of this episode is released.
    Meet Our Guest: Tonya Kubo Links Mentioned: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live) by Eve Rodsky
    Sign up here for Kathi's newsletter or here to receive her Clutter Free Basics Kit!
    Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Join our Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our newsletter now.
     

    • 23 min
    610 - Why "I Work Better Under Pressure" Doesn't Really Work

    610 - Why "I Work Better Under Pressure" Doesn't Really Work

    In this continuation of last week’s episode, Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory dig into the process of procrastination and how it is hurting all of us. In addition to defining the procrastination responses of Freeze and Fawn, they discuss the difference between working under pressure and pre-deciding. Kathi and Cheri describe how they use the concept of pre-deciding to live a life that reflects their values instead of living a life of fear. That’s what they want for you too! Listen for the steps of pre-deciding as well as other ways to break the procrastination cycle, such as:
    How to permit yourself to not finish a decluttering project How to move the goalpost when it comes to decluttering How to be a good steward of your most precious resource Sign up here to be notified when the next episode is released.
    Would you like to receive Kathi's Clutter Free Academy newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here and receive the free download mentioned in this episode, The Four P Bullies at a Glance!
    Meet Our Guest: Cheri Gregory Favorite Links: CheriGregory.com
    SensitiveAndStrong.com
    Books by Kathi Lipp & Cheri Gregory:
    You Don’t Have to Try So Hard: Ditch Expectations and Live Your Own Best Life
    Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity
    An Abundant Place
    Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Kathi Lipp's Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group 
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.

    • 21 min
    609 - The Myth of Productivity Under Pressure

    609 - The Myth of Productivity Under Pressure

    Do you find yourself putting off uncomfortable tasks?
    Maybe you tell yourself that you work better under pressure...but does the work you produce under stress turn out better, or is it just done?
    In this episode, Kathi and her three-time co-author Cheri Gregory discuss the “pressure paradox.” Listen in as they rethink the myth of productivity under pressure, as well as discussing:
    Is procrastination based in fear? Priming your brain for your project How to avoid living in a state of constant triage Sign up here to be notified when the next episode is released.
    Would you like to receive Kathi's Clutter Free Academy newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here and receive the free download mentioned in this episode, The Four P Bullies at a Glance!
    Meet Our Guest: Cheri Gregory Favorite Links: CheriGregory.com
    SensitiveAndStrong.com
    Books by Kathi Lipp & Cheri Gregory:
    You Don’t Have to Try So Hard: Ditch Expectations and Live Your Own Best Life
    Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity
    An Abundant Place
    Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Kathi Lipp's Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group 
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.

    • 20 min
    608 - Should You Declutter When Life is Just too Much?

    608 - Should You Declutter When Life is Just too Much?

    A life-changing event happens like a new job, a new baby, a change in health, or any number of circumstances. You find yourself struggling with what to do with items in your space and wondering if this is a typical response.
    If you have ever felt like that, this episode has the encouragement and strategies you need.
    Join Kathi Lipp and her co-host and Clutter-Free Champion Tonya Kubo as they deep dive into decluttering when life feels overwhelming. Tonya recently lost two family members in a short period. She discusses how she helped her extended family deal with sentimental items while acknowledging that everyone has a different timeline when it comes to sorting through these items. Kathi and Tonya give helpful insights into decluttering when life feels like it is just too much with thoughts such as:
    Circumstances may change, but the clutter challenges are the same. Permitting yourself time to just sit with the items is okay. How the definition of clutter changes based on life transitions. Sign up here to be notified when the next episode is released.
    As Kathi mentioned in the episode, she has a free resource for you! Receive your Checklist for Decluttering When Moving or Downsizing by signing up for her newsletter here.
    Meet Our Guest: Tonya Kubo

    Links Mentioned: 

    Sign up here for Kathi's newsletter for that checklist or here to receive her Clutter Free Basics Kit! Clutter Free Resources: Learn more about Clutter Free for Life
    Join our Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group
    Let's stay connected To share your thoughts:
    Leave a note in the comment section below. Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

Acaton2000 ,

Great ideas and encouragement

I love listening to this podcast in the car. Kathi has a “no shame” vibe, and she offers quick, practical ideas to make our quality of life and relationship with stuff, others and ourselves BETTER. Thank you, Kathi!

Lacidia ,

One of my favorites

I always enjoy this podcast, it’s funny and helpful and usually the first one I click on to listen to when catching up on podcasts. Thanks for a great listen!

lindaleedodson ,

A Joy To Listen!

I could listen to Kathi all day. She is so positive and upbeat. Most of my podcasts are serious and I am always needing to lighten up. It is a joy to listen especially when tidying up at home.

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