283 episodes

Welcome to Motherhood Simplified, a podcast for moms who want to declutter but don't want to become a full blown minimalist!

Motherhood Simplified Krista Lockwood

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 147 Ratings

Welcome to Motherhood Simplified, a podcast for moms who want to declutter but don't want to become a full blown minimalist!

    Clutter Chronicles: Erica declutters again after having another baby!

    Clutter Chronicles: Erica declutters again after having another baby!

    Join the April 2024 decluttering challenge
    Get into Decluttering Simplified

    • 31 min
    Simplifying dishes & dish routines - listener question!

    Simplifying dishes & dish routines - listener question!

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    Decluttering Simplified
    Listen in as I share my ever-evolving journey with daily household chores, specifically the dishwashing routine that has shifted to accommodate my family's current work-from-home and schooling dynamic. I explore how life's different seasons demand flexibility in our routines, and I'll walk you through our current dish cycle which includes a nightly reset by my diligent 12-year-old son, a strategic midday run, and my morning unloading ritual. I also stress the importance of having a manageable number of dishes to keep the kitchen chaos at bay and how sustainable practices can be achieved through self-correcting habits, such as avoiding disposable paper plates.
    Moving from the kitchen to the entryway, I offer insights on organizing shoes and beauty products, especially for those with large families. You'll get a glimpse into my personal approach to managing footwear for my family of six, where each person is allocated a daily pair and a seasonal pair to minimize clutter. I also talk about how we handle the allure of adorable, non-essential shoes for the little ones, balancing indulgences with spatial and financial realities. For more tailored solutions, I highlight the creative ideas from the Motherhood Simplified group, underlining the benefits of intentional purchases and storage solutions. Tune in for these practical tips that could revolutionize the way you manage your household's daily grind.

    • 19 min
    Keeping small spaces organized

    Keeping small spaces organized

    Decluttering and Organizing Small Spaces
    Decluttering tips for convincing a spouse and managing a small living space for a family of six.
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    Decluttering Simplified

    • 16 min
    Gift givers without boundaries - my take

    Gift givers without boundaries - my take

    "What did you do with that gift I gave you?"
    If you've ever been asked that, OR if you have gift givers who cross boundaries have strings attached or just give too much, this episode is for you!
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    • 13 min
    gifters with poor boundaries - Decluttering advice from MS moms!

    gifters with poor boundaries - Decluttering advice from MS moms!

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    Get help communicating boundaries with gifts

    • 7 min
    Messy people, digital clutter and getting rid of gifts - Listener question!

    Messy people, digital clutter and getting rid of gifts - Listener question!

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    Managing Everyday Messes and Digital Clutter
    00:01
    Clutter threshold, behavior patterns, digital clutter, and managing email and photo collections are discussed.
    Chapter 2
    Streamlining Email and Photo Organization
    08:06
    Declutter email and digital photos, use folders, unsubscribe, organize storage, and a fun twist at the end.
    Chapter 3
    Upcoming Episode
    19:27
    Teasing the story of an orange picker and a disliked gift from Sarah in next week's episode.

    Listen in as I tackle the ever-so-common battle against everyday messes and digital clutter. We all know that even the tidiest homes aren't immune to the occasional socks on the floor or misplaced keys, and that's perfectly human. But what if you could reset your living space in just 20 to 30 minutes? I share insights into maintaining a 'clutter threshold' and the behaviors that contribute to our daily disarray. And, in a relatable confession, I discuss my own habit of leaving socks scattered and how my family deals with this quirk with humor and understanding. Plus, a listener named Jenny sparks an engaging conversation on the daunting task of managing a bursting email inbox and chaotic digital photo collections.

    Dive into practical tips for streamlining your email and organizing your digital memories. The secret? Recognizing that most emails can hit the trash bin and creating folders for the essentials, while also being ruthless with deleting unnecessary digital photos to preserve those precious moments worth reminiscing over. Discover tools like unroll.me that simplify the unsubscribing process and hear about my ongoing quest to keep digital storage tidy. And stay tuned for a light-hearted conclusion where I tease an intriguing story about an orange picker, a nod to a forthcoming episode, and a humorous gift-related tale from Sarah, an admin with a fun twist, sure to leave you anticipating our next weekly chat.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Katelyn Denning ,

A Must-Listen for Parents

I love how approachable and realistic Krista makes the simplifying process for parents who already have so much on their plate. I can't wait to go back and listen through the archives!

Now Playing Pelvic Sorcery ,

Great for moms!

Super excited to have found this podcast. Can’t wait to go back and listen to all the older episodes.

Natattack:) ,

Favorite podcast ever

Just like the title says, this is literally my favorite podcast! I’ve learned so much and my house is slowly but surely becoming manageable for me. I also really love the recent change to the music and intro, I did like it before but this is a nice tone change and feel very professional! Great job Krista :)

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