Clutter Free Academy

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With a whole lotta Hope, Humor and How-Tos Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson are bringing you the most intriguing authors, hottest topics and on point-advice to get your through your day. Youll 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.

Episodes

  • 407 - How Do I Get Rid of the Good Stuff?

    05/05/2020 Duration: 16min

    Do you want to enjoy decluttered spaces but aren’t sure just how to get rid of the good stuff? Well, friends Kathi and our very own Tonya Kubo, leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, are here to help! Last week, we learned about getting unstuck from your clutter rut. Tonya is asking all the hard questions in this series, and Kathi is bringing the wisdom from her experience and her new book The Clutter-Free Home. In this episode, you will discover: What’s the objective What’s the priority Understanding the focus Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality. Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to

  • 406 - How Do I Get Unstuck From My Clutter Rut

    28/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Join in the excitement as Kathi Lipp and Tonya Kubo, leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, teach us how to get unstuck from a clutter rut in the brand new How Do I? Series. Let’s learn how to do these things together, friends! We want to give you some tools to use right now, teach you how to be kind to yourself and just start where you are. So many times we get stuck in a rut because we are living in the past or the future. But we can discover together: Why are we stuck in a clutter rut? How do we actually get unstuck? What is our freedom reason? Links Learn more about Clutter Free for Life. Signs of Depression: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/5-warning-signs-of-depression/108535.htm Bible Verses for depression: https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/depression-bible-verses/ We would love to 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 rev

  • 405 - Ready for Anything Week 4: Three Months of Expenses

    21/04/2020 Duration: 20min

    This week Kathi and her partner in crime and leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, Tonya Kubo, are back in part four of this Ready for Anything series. Join in the discussion as they help us prepare our hearts for any crisis big or small by giving us three important goals and some creative ways to meet them. It’s a whole new world right now so let’s talk about how we can think ahead and take care of our future self. Let’s build up our resource library and get some “Grandma skills,” because we need those right now. This episode will help you to: Be prepared for anything Discover creative ways to save money Learn ways to help make emergency situations not be so stressful   Ready For Anything Bad stuff happens all the time but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear. Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare their mind, heart and home for any unfortunate circumst

  • 404 - Ready for Anything Week 3

    14/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    This week, Kathi continues her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group and all things, as they talk about being ready for anything. Today, Kathi and Tonya talk about preparing your pantry with two weeks of food, how to start with what you have on hand and create options. Let’s be honest; real food helps keep things normal when the rest of life is hard. Listen in as they help us figure out our new normal during these unpredictable times of sheltering in place for weeks on end. Today you will learn about: Thinking ahead and having an inventory plan A working pantry and what to have on hand to stay in place for two weeks The difference between being ready for anything and hard-core prepping Ready For Anything Bad stuff happens all the time but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear. Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare thei

  • 403 - Ready for Anything Week 2

    07/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    Kathi helps her friend and brand new prepper, Tonya Kubo, plan for any crisis. Kathi pulls wise advice from her new book, Ready For Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home For Any Crisis Big or Small, to help Tonya and you prepare for any emergency that may come your way. Friend, we want you to be prepared, not scared. Today you will learn: The purpose of having a three day “bug out bag” and how to put it together. What the “five minute plan” is and why you want to include your whole family in it. Ready For Anything Bad stuff happens all the time but this doesn’t mean we have to live in constant fear. Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small gives finite simple steps for being proactive rather than reactive—helping you prepare their mind, heart and home for any unfortunate circumstance. Full of stories and humor along with facts, tips and lists, Kathi offers a down-to-earth guide that will show you how to face the unexpected with confidence, relying on God’s strength

  • 402 - Ready for Anything Week 1

    31/03/2020 Duration: 21min

    Friend and new prepper, Tonya Kubo and Kathi Lipp talk about her new book releasing soon, Ready For Anything, Preparing Your Heart and Home for Crisis Big and Small. There’s no shame in not being prepared. Kathi and Tonya are here to help you be prepared for any crisis, even a shortage at the grocery store. Dear friend, don’t panic! Today you will learn what you need to do today to get prepared for the current circumstances. How do you get started in the middle of the crisis? There’s still things we can do. Today you’ll learn the basics of being prepared, Kathi calls them the 3-2-3. 3 day “bug out bag,” when crisis hits and you have to leave your home. 2 weeks staying prepared with home, food, water, power. 3 months of expenses, an emergency fund. Ready For Anything Pre-order Ready For Anything today here. Links Learn more about Ready For Anything here. We would love to stay connected. To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

  • 401 - Comparison Caused Clutter in My Home

    24/03/2020 Duration: 18min

    Do you ever feel the sting of comparison? Today, you will hear how comparison gets us to a place of clutter. And friend, you are not alone! Wendy Pope, the author of the brand-new book, “Hidden Potential: Revealing What God Can Do Through You” talks about how comparison caused clutter in her home. She shares her struggles with comparison and the other effects it had in her family. In this episode, you’ll learn: How comparison can lead us to clutter. What God says about who we are. The way to true acceptance of who we are. Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process

  • 400 - Gutting Your Office with Cheri Gregory

    17/03/2020 Duration: 17min

    Kathi chats with Cheri Gregory, coauthor of Overwhelmed, and co-partner on every good caper, about how gutting your office space clears the way for your important work. Cheri shares her motivations and methods for clearing out the old and making way for the new. In this episode, you’ll learn tips and tricks to create a clutter free office. Don't panic, friend, we break it down in easy, actionable steps. You've got this! The primary reason to dig in and get it done. How to overcome the overwhelm when you are deciding what to keep and what to toss. The process for removing or recycling. A couple of handy tools to help keep you motivated. Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and pra

  • 399 - Gutting Your Office Part 1 with Cheri Gregory

    10/03/2020 Duration: 18min

    Kathi chats with her friend and co-author for Overwhelmed and You Don’t Have to Try So Hard, Cheri Gregory. Today they venture into the office where the hidden shrines reside and keep us from progressing in our work. Today you will learn: About the items we keep that become the shrines that define us. How to overcome the shame that traps those items in our office. How to release the fear of letting go and claim the woman you are today. Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflec

  • 398 - Simple Meal Prep from Hope's Table by Hope Helmuth

    03/03/2020 Duration: 15min

    Do you love to cook, but getting dinner on the table every night can be overwhelming? Today Kathi dishes with Hope Helmuth, author of Hope’s Table: Everyday Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen. Hope’s cookbook is filled with beautiful, simple and delicious recipes for everyday meals. Kathi and Hope share scoop up their best kitchen tricks to keep you and your family happy at mealtime. In this episode, you’ll learn: Tips and tricks for staying organized in the kitchen. How to keep your kitchen clean and ready to cook anytime. PLUS: How to clean your cast iron skillet quickly and easily.

  • 397 - How to Stay Focused (When Everything is Trying to Distract You)

    25/02/2020 Duration: 15min

    Kathi is chatting with her co-author and partner in crime Cheri Gregory about an amazing new find that has helped her stay focused when she’s tempted to get distracted. If you need a tool to keep you on task, friend, you are in luck!  Focus Mate is an online system that pairs you up with an online work buddy. Does this sound like something you’d love? Kathi and Cheri are going to tell you all about it. Plus, if you love the idea of Focus Mate, Kathi has come up with a very special idea. In this episode, you will learn: The magic of collaboration to get stuff done. How to access your own online collaborator to help you declutter. The perfect amount of time to stay focused on a project. Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizat

  • 396 - Clutter Free Kids - Secrets From a Preschool Director

    18/02/2020 Duration: 20min

    Kathi is joined by early childhood educator (and bonus-daughter) Amanda Thivierge. How can you teach kids to be clutter-free? Well, Amanda shares her top three tips to fight clutter and get your kids in on it. Clutter-free is a journey, and we don’t all come by it naturally. Modeling for kids is key. (AND how to do that well.) Get brutal and say goodbye to the stuff you will not use. (BYE-BYE DOILIES!) and more… Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the home you’ve always dreamed of, and then transform it into a haven that reflects who you truly are mea

  • 395 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home Step #4 with KariAnne Wood

    11/02/2020 Duration: 17min

    Kathi concludes her four-part conversation about creating your Clutter-free home with style-expert KariAnne Wood. A few weeks ago, we learned about dedicating your space for its purpose. Then we focused on how to decide the way you want the room to feel. Last week we learned about the easy-to-do actionable steps it takes to cut the clutter. In this episode, you’ll learn more about creating style in a room. How to put zazz into any room. Can your style change? The role your home plays in interior design style. Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your house to create organizational zones that are not only functional and practical but create places of peace that reflect your personality.  Kathi will help you tackle the four-step process to reveal the h

  • 394 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home Step #3 Declutter Your Space

    04/02/2020 Duration: 13min

    This week, Kathi continues her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group about how to (finally) create the clutter-free home you’ve always wanted. A few weeks ago, we learned about dedicating your space for its purpose. Last week we focused on how to decide the way you want the room to feel. In this episode, you’ll learn tips and tricks to create a clutter-free home. Don’t panic, friend, we break it down in easy, actionable steps. You’ve got this!  How to effectively use a timer to time-box your way to clean.  Why a strategy is paramount! No, you cannot pick the easiest room.  What spaces in your home are basically a storage closet and what you can do about it.  Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk throu

  • 393 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home Step #2Decide How You Want Your Room to Feel

    28/01/2020 Duration: 17min

    This week, Kathi continues her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group about how to (finally) create the clutter-free home you’ve always wanted. Last week, we learned about dedicating your space for its purpose. This week, Tonya and Kathi discuss how to decide the way you want the room to feel.   In this episode, you’ll learn how to decide using the question, “How do I want this room to feel and look?” to help you cultivate a clutter-free home. You’ll also hear how: You can use each of your senses to create a space you love Deciding puts you in control of your space, no matter what space you have The link between self-care and clutter-free Clutter-Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In The Clutter-Free Home, you’ll walk through each room of your

  • 392 - How to (Finally) Create Your Clutter Free Home: Step #1 Dedicate Your Room for Its Purpose

    21/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    If you’ve ever decluttered only to have stuff creep back in, this episode is for you! This week, Kathi begins her four-part conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, about how to create a clutter-free home. Kathi and Tonya chat about the power of dedicating each space in your home because you don’t want to live in a house by accident; you want each room to have and serve its purpose. In this episode, you’ll learn how a little planning goes a long way to creating a clutter-free home. You’ll also learn how to: Reshape each room into what you actually use it for, not what it “should” be for Use anchoring objects as reminders of a room’s purpose Shift from “just surviving” to living with intention in your home   Clutter Free Home Are you longing for a place of peace from which you can love others well? The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life is your room-by-room guide to decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of your home. In Th

  • 391 - Redesign Your Life

    14/01/2020 Duration: 16min

    We are all living a life we didn’t design. In this episode, Kathi chats with Tracy Steel, author of A Redesigned Life: Uncovering God’s Purpose When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, about how to apply a designer’s eye to see the work God is doing in your life, when things don’t go according to plan.   This week, Tracy shares some of the things she learned as an interior designer that help her understand God’s work in her life. You’ll also learn: What to do when you wonder whether God is working How to notice and understand patterns in your life Practical ways to weave truth into your physical space and interior thoughts If you’d like to hear more, you can order your copy of Tracy’s book, A Redesigned Life from Amazon today!   Learn more about the shows Kathi and Tracy talked about today: Grand Designs and Designing Women. If you missed Kathi’s episode with Ron Deal, listen here. Check out The Blue Letter Bible and Bible Gateway to search the Bible and other encouraging tools. Kathi’s newest book, Clutter Free H

  • 390 - Getting Organized with Mother of Mayhem

    07/01/2020 Duration: 21min

    Are you putting off getting organized until the mayhem dies down in your home? What if you could make changes that make a big difference right now, in the midst of chaos? In this episode, Kathi talks with Kristi Clover, author of M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem, about ways to get organized, no matter what life season you are in. This week, you’ll hear how decluttering is something you’ll have to continually come back to, even when things are going smoothly. The more you have the foundational basics in place, the more you’ll be able to manage chaos no matter what happens. You’ll also learn how to: Control the things you can to adjust for chaos you can’t control Create systems to keep you on track Save yourself chaos down the road by planning ahead To learn more, order your own copy of Kristi’s book, M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem on Amazon today. If you’d like Kristi’s free eBook Sanity Savers for Moms, full of fun hacks that bring you more sanity, click here to sign up for her newsletter. We would love

  • 389 - Clutter Free for Life: Accountability

    31/12/2019 Duration: 15min

    This week, Kathi concludes her conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, about three key ingredients to forming lasting clutter free habits. Previously, they talked about the importance of routine and realistic expectations in becoming clutter free. In this episode, you’ll hear about how accountability will help you live the clutter free life you’ve always wanted. Maybe accountability seems like a scary or negative thing. Kathi and Tonya tell us this week that accountability is far from the harsh scolding you may anticipate. Instead, it means having friends who lovingly remind us of the commitment we made to ourselves. You’ll also hear how accountability: Brings us out of isolation Offers a different perspective Gives us people to cheer us on every step of the way If you’re looking for practical ideas and encouragement with managing day-to-day clutter, check out the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, the kindest corner of the internet. If you’re

  • 388 - Clutter Free for Life: Realistic Expectations

    24/12/2019 Duration: 18min

    This week, Kathi continues her conversation with Tonya Kubo, founder and fearless leader of the Clutter Free Academy Facebook Group, about some of the key ingredients to forming lasting clutter free habits. Last week, they talked about the importance of routine. This week, you’ll hear about how realistic expectations will help you live the clutter free life you’ve always wanted. In this episode, you’ll hear three realistic expectations that are critical for your clutter-free journey. You’ll learn how: Clutter is never one and done. We live with humans. It takes time and resources to make a lasting difference. Clutter Free For Life If you’re ready to invest the time and resources into making 2020 a turning point in your clutter free journey, now is the time to check out Clutter Free for Life. Clutter Free for Life is full of personalized, hand-on help to have realistic expectations! As a member, you’ll receive tons of valuable exclusive content: monthly action plans, coaching twice a month from Kathi herse

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