265 episodes

You can simplify your life and Katy Wells will show you how.

Katy is the host of the globally recognized Top-50 Podcast, The Maximized Minimalist, and a leading declutter expert.

It’s her mission to uncover the root cause of people’s clutter problems and guide them through practical and sustainable solutions in the forms of decluttering physical, mental and emotional clutter and what’s holding them back in life.

Through her online programs, social media channels, youtube channel and podcast, she has helped hundreds of thousands of families transform their home from chaotic to calm, have less stress and anxiety and gain freedom from clutter.

Tune in and buckle up - your life is about the change. Listen weekly on Wednesdays!

Get started decluttering your home with her FREE guide here: https://www.decluttersurvivalguide.com

To learn more about Katy and her signature programs go to: https://www.katyjoywells.com

Maximized Minimalist Podcast Katy Wells

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 799 Ratings

You can simplify your life and Katy Wells will show you how.

Katy is the host of the globally recognized Top-50 Podcast, The Maximized Minimalist, and a leading declutter expert.

It’s her mission to uncover the root cause of people’s clutter problems and guide them through practical and sustainable solutions in the forms of decluttering physical, mental and emotional clutter and what’s holding them back in life.

Through her online programs, social media channels, youtube channel and podcast, she has helped hundreds of thousands of families transform their home from chaotic to calm, have less stress and anxiety and gain freedom from clutter.

Tune in and buckle up - your life is about the change. Listen weekly on Wednesdays!

Get started decluttering your home with her FREE guide here: https://www.decluttersurvivalguide.com

To learn more about Katy and her signature programs go to: https://www.katyjoywells.com

    Creating a Peaceful and Healthy Bedroom Space

    Creating a Peaceful and Healthy Bedroom Space

    Did you know, clutter in your bedroom is affecting your sleep?🌙🛌
    Yep, it's true!
    In this eye-opening episode, we dive deep into the surprising connection between a cluttered environment and sleep quality. As a new mom, I realized just how crucial sleep is and how clutter made it even harder to get the rest I needed.
    Studies show that clutter not only increases stress and cortisol levels but also disrupts our cognitive functions, making it difficult to relax and sleep soundly. Discover the science behind why our brains crave order and how visual chaos can drain our mental resources. We'll explore practical steps you can take to declutter your space, starting with your bedroom, to create a serene sleep sanctuary.
    Today, you’ll hear about:
    The significant impact of clutter on sleep quality and cognitive function. How clutter increases cortisol levels, leading to stress and sleep difficulties. Practical tips to start decluttering your bedroom and create a restful environment. The role of cool room temperature, air quality, and noise levels in enhancing sleep. Real-life examples and success stories from those who have transformed their sleep by decluttering. Join us for this transformative conversation and learn how to reclaim your sleep and well-being by simply tidying up! 🌟🧹
    Ready to sleep better? Tune in now and start your journey towards a clutter-free, restful night’s sleep.
    🌙✨ Ready to transform your sleep quality? Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code MAX for up to $300 off AirDoctor air purifiers, plus a free 3-year warranty! 🛌 Breathe easy with 99.99% cleaner air and wake up refreshed.

    • 23 min
    A Life Hack I Just Learned about Commitment

    A Life Hack I Just Learned about Commitment

    In this episode, we’re diving into the magic of commitment and how just taking that first step can totally change your life. Inspired by a recent chat with a friend, I’m sharing an incredible story about her mother-in-law. This awesome lady signed up for a group bike trip in Portugal and a hiking adventure in Machu Picchu before she was even ready. Talk about fearless!
    We’ll explore how committing to something before you feel prepared can push you to reach your goals. Whether it’s a fitness challenge, a new hobby, or a big life change, making that commitment creates accountability and urgency, helping you tackle fears and doubts.
    Join me as I share my own stories, like running a race three months after having a baby. (Spoiler: It wasn’t easy, but it was SO worth it!) We’ll talk about the power of setting a date, making a public declaration, and stepping out of our comfort zones.
    In today’s episode, you’ll hear about:
    How committing before you're ready can nudge you toward your goals The magic of creating accountability and urgency in your commitments Easy tips on how to start small and build up to bigger challenges Ready to take the leap and transform your life? Tune in and let’s discover how the power of commitment can make all the difference.
    And don’t forget to grab my free guide, "75 Things You Can Declutter Today," packed with super easy tips to make immediate progress in your home. 

    • 14 min
    Breaking Free from Emotional Spending

    Breaking Free from Emotional Spending

    Ever bought something thinking it would make you feel better, only to realize it didn’t change a thing? Yep, been there! I recently had an eye-opening experience with a swimsuit purchase that made me reflect on why we buy things we don't need. Spoiler: It's not just for the dopamine hit!
    In this episode, we chat about:
    Why we often buy out of emotions and not logic My personal story of emotional buying and what it taught me Fun, confidence-boosting activities that don’t involve shopping Getting the support you need to make lasting changes By the end of this episode, you’ll understand your buying habits better and have some practical tips to keep emotional buying in check. Let’s get real and tackle this together!
    🎉 My top-rated declutter course, The Clutter Cure, is 50% off this week only in honor of Independence Day! Ready to say goodbye to clutter-induced stress and fall in love with your home again? Check it out!
     

    • 16 min
    The Declutter Diaries: Lessons from My Garden

    The Declutter Diaries: Lessons from My Garden

    Ever come back from a trip to find your garden overrun with weeds? That's what happened to me after being away for two and a half weeks. As I was knee-deep in pulling those pesky weeds, I had an aha moment: decluttering our homes is a lot like weeding a garden!
    In this episode, I share how this simple task made me realize the impact of clutter on our lives. Just like weeds steal nutrients from your plants, clutter drains your energy and joy. Let's dig into how simplifying your space can create room for the things that truly matter. 🌸
    Here's what you'll hear about:
    The surprising joys of gardening and how it relates to decluttering 🌼 Why clutter is more than just a mess—it's a thief of your happiness The connection between physical and mental clutter Three mindset shifts to make decluttering a breeze So, if you're ready to weed out the unnecessary and make room for what truly matters, hit play and join me on this journey to a more organized, peaceful life.
    🎧 Ready, set, declutter!
    Ready to weed out the clutter and let your life bloom? 🌺 Join me in the Clutter Cure Club! This summer, we’re launching the Summer Simplicity Sprints—quick and easy tasks designed to help you declutter both physically and mentally. It’s perfect for those busy months when you want to make a big impact with minimal effort.

    • 9 min
    Creating Wellness: From Body to Home with Dr. Joel Warsh

    Creating Wellness: From Body to Home with Dr. Joel Warsh

    We've got a super special guest on the show today – Dr. Joel, an amazing integrative pediatrician I met through Katie Kimball's Life Skills Summit. He’s here to shake up the way we think about kids’ health!
    Dr. Joel’s journey is fascinating. After going through the usual pediatric training, he realized the system’s focus on quick visits and medication wasn’t cutting it. So, he dived into integrative and natural medicine, combining the best of both worlds to truly help kids thrive. And trust me, this is not the "woo-woo" stuff you might be thinking about.
    We dive into some really eye-opening topics:
    Dr. Joel’s journey to integrative pediatrics
    Why combining Western medicine with holistic practices works
    Creating emotionally nurturing spaces for our kids
    The "Dr. Gator Smoothie" – no, it’s not a real smoothie, but a recipe for balanced, healthy living!
    Fun and practical ways to keep our kids active and healthy
    Tackling screen time and building stress resilience We also chat about his new book, "Parenting at Your Child’s Pace," which is packed with insights for navigating the first three years of your child’s life. It’s like having a friendly guide by your side, helping you make informed choices without all the stress.
    Tune in and get ready to rethink how you approach your family's health. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or just curious about holistic health, there’s something in this episode for you.
    Links Mentioned:
    Katie Kimball's Life Skills Summit: Grab your free ticket!
    AirDoctor Air Purifier: Use promo code MAX for up to $300 off and a free 3-year warranty!
    Dr. Joel’s Book: "Parenting at Your Child’s Pace" – Get it here

    • 35 min
    Beyond Souvenirs: The Real Treasures of Our European Trip

    Beyond Souvenirs: The Real Treasures of Our European Trip

    I'm beyond excited to share this episode with you because I just returned from an incredible 17-day road trip through Southern France and Spain with my family. 🚗✨
    We traveled through 20-25 towns and villages, soaking up the charm of quaint villages, indulging in delicious local foods, and creating priceless memories. From the vibrant streets of Barcelona to the picturesque cliffs in French national parks, our journey was a beautiful reminder of the power of choosing experiences over material possessions.
    In this episode, you’ll hear about:
    Why we chose experiences over stuff and how it transformed our trip The magical local festival we stumbled upon in a small French town Boating through a stunning gorge with turquoise-green water Attending the epic Monaco Formula One qualifying race Exploring ancient caves and medieval fortresses Simplifying our packing: How we managed with just three carry-ons Tips for embracing experiences over stuff in your daily life Join me as I recount our adventures and share insights on living a simplified, intentional life. Whether you’re planning a big trip or looking for ways to add more meaningful experiences to your everyday routine, this episode is for you.
    Ready, set, simplify! 
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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
799 Ratings

799 Ratings

LeahShiri ,

Do yourself a favor

Katy’s podcast is my #1 favorite! She’s easy to listen to, fun and practical! She gives you so many tools to change your life and for me it truly did just that! I’m never going back to old habits now that I know what it’s like to have a simplified home. I started listening a few months ago, joined one of her challenges, and started using her home management course. I have tried so many other methods but hers is the only one that has fit my busy life and is easy to use long term. I used to be drowning in clutter and couldn’t relax because of it. My entire family is reaping the benefits of these new strategies. My kids are happier now that there are less toys, and I can clean up so much faster and easier. I’m not embarrassed when people drop by unannounced anymore, and I’m able to be more present throughout my day. Thank you Katy for helping me finally simplify life! For the first time ever my home is the escape I always wanted. I’m always eagerly waiting for the next episode!

LizardMama2 ,

Thanks Katy!

I’ve done three of Katy’s 14-day challenges. She targets areas that have the highest impact in a home with young kids, so I see the results quickly. I listen to her podcasts to keep motivated as I work through more sentimental levels of my belongings, and appreciate her ideas and support.

Marie2882 ,

So much helpful information!

Katy you are an amazing teacher! I just love your podcast, it’s inspiring. You are so good at helping people- right where they are without any judgment. Your concepts are easy to follow without feeling completely overwhelmed and I appreciate it so much! I’m in the midst of my first 14 day challenge and have made huge progress in my home. I finally feel like there is hope to getting the clutter out and peace within! Thank you! Amy

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