128 episodes

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 WannabeClutterFree.com

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    • 4.5 • 174 Ratings

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.

    How to Clear Away High Emotional Clutter with The Declutter Hub

    How to Clear Away High Emotional Clutter with The Declutter Hub

    Decluttering is an emotional minefield. Some things are easy to declutter and we can move through the process quickly at times. Then there are other items that we just cannot bring ourselves to let go of even if that item is:
    brokennot functionalugly according to everyone elsenot monetarily valuable
    There’s an emotional reason we’re holding onto it and it takes much longer for us to sort through these things and purge.
    My guests on the podcast today are skilled in this area because they’ve been professional organizers and declutterers for over 12 years. Ingrid Jansen and Lesley Spellman are the team behind The Declutter Hub.
    Lesley describes herself as the more impulsive one of the team. She likes to jump right in to see how things go - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but she is a firm believer in learning from your mistakes and always trying to keep moving forward in life.
    Ingrid is a cheese, cycling and pancake loving Dutch mum of 2 teens. She calls herself the list maker of the team and enjoys talking to everyone all the time.
    They’ve seen a lot and are here to help.
    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:
    What to do when decluttering is hardHow to declutter with kidsTips for setting up house rules for cleaning and organizingIdeas for getting your spouse on board
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/128
    The Declutter Hub Website
    The Declutter Hub Podcast
    Tidy Home Academy - This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - A digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 36 min
    Why Minimalism is an Essential Practice for Busy Parents

    Why Minimalism is an Essential Practice for Busy Parents

    We live in a fast-paced, stuff-driven society. Even if you're not a minimalist, it's impossible to miss.
    The truth is though that it's easy to get caught up in keeping up with everyone around us, buy into the marketing messages, let life get away from us and forget what's truly important.
    When we get overwhelmed by it all minimalism can be a lifesaver - especially for busy parents. 
    By decluttering your life and your home, you can not only let go of the stuff, but you'll let go of the stress and overwhelm too. You can stop just going through the motions, find more passion in life, and have more time for the things that matter most to you. 
    But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Minimalism gives families so many benefits and this week’s podcast episode covers my top 5. I have seen these benefits in my own life and I hear listeners, readers, and clients list these benefits over and over as well.
    If decluttering your life and trying out minimalism sounds appealing to you (or if you're even the slightest bit curious), I encourage you to give it a try! 
    You might just find that it saves your sanity and gives you back control, even as a busy mom.
    This episode of Wannabe Minimalist will also help you discover:
    5 benefits of minimalism that make life easierWhat minimalism is notWhy minimalism is even more important at this time of yearHow to make minimalism work for youThe surprising way a cluttered home affects moms (and not dads)
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes at wannabeclutterfree.com/127
    Episode 125 - No-Stress Plan for this Holiday Season
    Episode 126 - Self Care with Suzanne Falter
    Episode 110 - Willpower with Jenn Trepeck
    My Favorite Capsule Wardrobe Episodes
    Episode 115 - Ethical Capsule Wardrobe with Kristi SoomerEpisode 105 - Love Your Wardrobe Like a Pro Stylist with Kim HancherEpisode 73 - Find Your Signature Style with Jennifer Mackey-MaryEpisode 43 - Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes with Erin Flynn
    Book: Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century 
    Book about Satisficer vs. Maximizer
    Tidy Home Academy - When you're ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy will get you there. This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 30 min
    The What, Why and How of Self Care for Busy Moms with Suzanne Falter

    The What, Why and How of Self Care for Busy Moms with Suzanne Falter

    Let’s talk about self care. How good are you at it?
    If you’re like the majority of moms, the answer is clear. We’re not good at it! In fact, a joint survey done by HealthyWomen and Working Mother, reports that 78% of moms say they put off taking care of their own health because they’re too busy looking after the needs of their loved ones.
    I’d like to say I’m shocked, but I too have been in that 78% (although I am actively working on creating a better balance).
    And that very large number is why I was so excited to have Suzanne Falter on as my guest this week. She has been writing on the topic of joy for nearly a decade and is well versed in helping women carve out a self care practice for themselves.
    Suzanne’s essays have appeared in O Magazine, The New York Times, Elephant Journal, Tiny Buddha and Thrive Global among others. Her non-fiction work includes the Joy Series books and The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self Care. She also hosts the podcast Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women.
    Her story is heartbreaking and inspiring and we talk about her recovery from a devastating year and how self care helped her heal.
    Her passion shines through, but I love how real Suzanne is. She walks the walk and it was refreshing to get her perspective on some of my struggles that I am sure you can relate to as well.
    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:
    What self care actually isWhy it’s so important to make time for self careThe #1 thing most people get wrong about self careHow you can implement self care that works for youSimple ways to set boundaries for your self care
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/126
    Suzanne’s Website
    Suzanne’s Books
    Read for free on Audible
    Join Suzanne's Facebook Group
    Tidy Home Academy - This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - A digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 47 min
    Your No-Stress Plan for Celebrating the Holiday Season this Year

    Your No-Stress Plan for Celebrating the Holiday Season this Year

    Are you looking forward to the holiday season?
    The song tells us that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but I think most families - especially busy moms - would tell you that’s a bunch of baloney.
    In fact according to a 2019 study, 88% of Americans feel the holidays are the most stressful time of the year.
    From all of the obligations we feel like we need to attend to, the decorations to put up, the traveling to family, the gifts to buy, and all the clutter we tend to accumulate, it’s no wonder we find ourselves more burdened than ever.
    The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. We can be intentional and make changes for the better.
    I’m talking today about 5 ways we have simplified the holidays in our home while still being extremely festive and I’m sure they can help you too. If you are looking for a companion to this podcast episode, download your free Simple Holiday Planner with worksheets, checklists, and more to keep you on track and less stressed this year.
    This episode of Wannabe Minimalist will also help you discover:
    How picturing your life like a movie can help you set your holiday goalsWhy creating a robust list of activities will help you feel less stressedSimple ways to plan ahead and create more space in your scheduleWhy I recommend creating a budget for the seasonSeveral ideas for clutter-free gifts
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/125
    Simple Holiday Planner
    Episode 80 - The Easiest Way to Declutter Holiday Decor
    Episode 74 - Staying Organized at Christmas Q & A
    Episode 5 - Clutter Free Christmas Gifts
    Tidy Home Academy - When you're ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy will get you there. This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 36 min
    Updating Your Makeup Bag Like a Pro Makeup Artist with Natalie Setareh

    Updating Your Makeup Bag Like a Pro Makeup Artist with Natalie Setareh

    Would you love to minimize the product in your bathroom - specifically the products in you makeup bag?
    Turns out you can apply a lot of the same aspects of a capsule wardrobe to you makeup bag and skin care products. The reality is that once you understand what colors look best on you and you embrace your lifestyle, it’s much easier to curate the products that work best and declutter those that are not right for you. Just like with your clothes.
    But, since makeup is not my area of expertise, I brought in a professional to help walk us through the must have products, how to make the most of the products we already have, and specific brands that work well in a capsule makeup bag.
    Natalie Setareh, is a well-established professional makeup artist and makeup educator who has developed an international fanbase in the US and Europe, starting her business in Monterey, CA and moving it to Wiesbaden, Germany.
    Natalie has a love for education and empowerment, and believes that makeup is a piece of the lifeskill pie we should all have access to. She prides herself on keeping her entire beauty brand gender neutral in her copy and enforces the fact that makeup is for everyone!
    She believes that it's not about wearing makeup everyday or wearing a lot of makeup in general, it's about knowing how to wear makeup for the moments in life that matter. Those moments when it’s so important that your inner confidence matches your outer confidence.
    Natalie wants keep us from getting misled by the beauty industry or gimmicky advertising while also making makeup fun again!
    This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:
    How to make sustainable makeup choicesTips for making your makeup do double dutyWhat to do if you feel like you’re in a makeup rutThe difference between skin care and skin prep, and how makeup fits inThe cosmetics brands Natalie swears by both personally and professionally
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/124
    Natalie’s Website
    Natalie’s Book
    Read for free on Audible
    Follow Natalie on Instagram
    Tidy Home Academy - This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - A digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 57 min
    Squeezing in Time to Declutter when You're a Busy Mom

    Squeezing in Time to Declutter when You're a Busy Mom

    You’ve probably noticed that, when your home is filled with clutter, things are not the best - you have a difficult time concentrating, you don't feel at peace in your space, or even enjoy spending time in your home. And that’s sad because your home should be your sanctuary.
    The best remedy for a messy home is decluttering the items you no longer want, need, or use. But, I can already hear the rebuttals…”I already have a thousand things on my plate. I am so overwhelmed and busy that there is no way I can find the time to declutter.”
    And that makes sense until you realize that decluttering is one of the easiest things you can do to simplify your life and gain a little more joy and time in your day. That’s right! By doing a little more work now, you can be paid back with dividends in the future.
    This episode of Wannabe Minimalist will show you how you can squeeze decluttering into your already busy schedule so you can take back control of your days and your home.
    This episode of Wannabe Minimalist will also help you discover:
    5 strategies for finding 15 minutes in your day to declutterA hack for figuring how you you're spending your timeSimple solutions for asking for helpHow to make habits work to your advantageThe temporary change that will make the biggest difference
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    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):
    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS including picture examples at wannabeclutterfree.com/123
    Episode 116 - Decluttering in 15 minutes with only 3 supplies
    Tidy Home Academy - When you're ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy will get you there. This life-changing course will help you declutter, organize, & create systems so your home can run on autopilot.
    The Home Systems Power Pack - This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can start to make real progress in your home!
    Wannabe Minimalist Family - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying.
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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
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    Subscribe & Review
    Are you subscribed to Wannabe Minimalist? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.
    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a review on Apple Podcasts too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

jleuac ,

Obsessed !

Love this podcast, super helpful and inspiring

Samyzyro ,

Sound quality poor

I want to listen and enjoy this podcast but it sounds like it’s been put on high speed and it’s terrible to try to listen.

KDKDKD3 ,

A favorite!

I discovered this podcast a while back and listened to every episode. Deanna gives lots of great tips, has interesting guests and seems like such a sweet and kind person, there to offer support and cheer, not judgment! My house has some clutter, not loads, but I enjoy listening to the podcast especially while I’m cleaning. I find it very motivating. And the Wannabe Minimalist Facebook group is great, too! I hope there will be another challenge again soon because I found it to be so much fun and I got so much accomplished!

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