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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 h…

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    • Aug 4, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Ep 112: How We Keep Back-to-School Time Simple as a Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 24:59

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/112Back-to-School Checklist - Make sure you're well prepared for the year ahead (and organize your home a bit too!)Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Are you ready for back to school yet? Sorry if I made you panic a little bit. Most families still have a few weeks of summer left before school starts, but one thing holds true…back to school shopping has been slowly creeping up and families are spending more and more each year. Did you know that U.S. families will spend upwards of 110.8 billion - yep billion with a B - on expenses related to back-to-school and college expenses? That's a lot of money!The good news is that you can jump right off that hamster wheel of back to school craziness whenever you're ready.As wannabe minimalists, we've gotten back-to-school down to a reasonable event. We participate in some of the traditional rituals - like some new clothes - but opt-out of others like getting new everything. It's helped so much in not only keeping the clutter in our home down, but also helping us to be intentional and cut back on the spectacle of it all. And so that's why I want to bring you the 7 tips that have helped us the most in getting ready for back to school time in this week's episode of the Wannabe Minimalist show. This episode will also help you discover:- Why a capsule wardrobe makes or breaks our school mornings- The #1 zone I recommend you create in your home to help with school stuff- What I do instead of buying everything on the school supply list- How we practice getting ready for school during the last week of summer- The new things we actually buy and the many things we don'tSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 111: Stop Idealizing Motherhood and Do This Instead with Dr. Julie Hanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 45:47

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/111Wannabe Clutter Free Summer SaleDr. Hank's WebsiteBooks: The Burnout Cure & The Assertiveness Guide for WomenFollow Dr. Julie Hanks on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************It's no secret that moms are under a lot of pressure these days. The recent pandemic has just made matters more visible. One thing we see over and over is this idea of super mom and how moms can be expected to do it all, be amazing, and look great doing it.On this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show, I'm chatting with Dr. Julie Hanks about the cost of idealizing motherhood and what it means for our homes. If you've ever felt like you weren't enough or that you were doing a bad job, tune in because Dr. Hanks has some amazing advice to share.Dr. Julie Hanks is a licensed psychotherapist, author, content creator, thought leader, online influencer, owner of therapy clinics in Utah, and host of the Ask Dr. Julie Hanks podcast.With nearly 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Hanks provides online resources that empower women to prioritize their dreams, revolutionize their families, and personalize their faith.Be ready for a fun conversation, a peak into my personal life, and some genuine moments.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- How we can break free from traditional roles in the home- Understanding what comparison mode is and how to stop it- Why we need to stop idealizing motherhood- The steps you can take to become the main character in your life- What to do if you feel too overwhelmed to make a changeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 110: What You Need to Know About Willpower with Jenn Trepeck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 43:47

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/110Wannabe Clutter Free Summer SaleJenn's WebsiteFollow Jenn Trepeck on InstagramSalad with a Side of Fries PodcastSalad with a Side of Fries Facebook GroupSalad with a Side of Fries InstagramJenn's Calendly to book a FREEBIE wellness discovery callWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Willpower. It feels like this elusive thing that if we just had enough of it we could reach all of our goals and live the life of our dreams. But, is that true?Is willpower really the thing you lack or is there something else that can help you achieve your goals - whether that's to lose weight, declutter your home, finally get organized, stop a bad habit, or anything else under the sun?Jenn Trepeck is here to help us explore this question and more. Jenn has been described as a "force of nature" in the wellness space and has been recognized as one of Podcast Magazine's 40 under 40. She is an Optimal Health Coach, Podcaster, and Business Consultant.She grew up the skinny one in a family of dieters which was awesome(!) until it went away. And so began her weight management saga. Ultimately though, Jenn learned the nutrition education we're all supposed to know but no one ever taught us. Now Jenn's on a mission to pay it forward and help people help themselves. Based on science, yet keeping it lighthearted, we discuss the reality of living life while still making ourselves and our health a priority.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The truth behind what willpower really is- How we can use willpower effectively- Tips for creating an environment for optimal performance- Things we should teach our kids about grit and willpower- Ways we can apply willpower when it comes to decluttering and organizingSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 109: Empowering Conversations to Have with Your Daughter with Dr. Michelle Deering

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 48:00

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/109Wannabe Clutter Free Summer SaleDr. Michelle's WebsiteThe Quick Guide To Lessen Arguments With Your DaughterBook (audiobook version): What Mothers Never Tell Their Daughters: 5 Keys To Building Trust, Restoring Connection, & Strengthening Relationships Follow Dr. Michelle on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Did you know that 70% of girls believe that they are not good enough or don't measure up in some way? That's a pretty tough statistic to swallow as a mom to a daughter myself.But, what if I told you that we can help increase our daughter's self esteem and confidence with empowering conversations. It's true and it's why I reached out to our guest for this week's podcast episode.Dr. Michelle Deering is a Mother Daughter Relationship Personal Trainer who believes that every mother and daughter should have a thriving loving relationship. This refreshing approach has made her a sought-after speaker, online educator, and consultant.While Michelle is also a licensed psychologist in NC & NJ and a nationally board-certified sport psychologist, she has served as a Fortune 500 corporate trainer, business school Admissions Officer, and higher education professional. Nowadays you'll find her speaking at conferences, training for her next Reebok Spartan Sprint Race, and practicing rudiments on her drum kit — all while coaching, serving clients, and recording her hit podcast, Mother Daughter Connections™.Your relationships with your children are some of the most important things you'll ever have in your life so it's incredibly important we make them the best they can be. And this episode will help you do just that.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- How we can increase our daughter's confidence and courage- What “voice” our daughter needs to succeed- 3 things we can do as moms to increase our connections with our daughters- The signs to look for when our daughters need more encouragement- What your daughter needs to hear so she'll listen to youSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 108: Keep Decluttering Simple this Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 30:35

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/108Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************What if I told you that you can declutter this summer and it doesn't have to be a huge undertaking? It's true!We all hear about spring cleaning, but summer is a great time to declutter. The weather is nice so you feel more productive. The days are longer so you don't have to be so rushed. And you can get your kids to help without having so many demands on your time like you do throughout the school year.But there are easier ways to clear clutter and it all starts with knowing the best items to declutter and the rooms and spaces that are perfect to clear out in the summer.To take it up a notch it's also helpful to prepare for summer fun with some tips and hacks that you can use to keep your home organized (and make it easier to enjoy these long summer days) as the weather heats up.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The best items to declutter in summer- What I give my daughter control over when decluttering- Why some areas are better to declutter in the summer- A simple trick to getting out the door faster- My favorite summer hacks for getting our beach (or pool) gear readySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 107: Use These Routines to Create Better Habits with Ashley Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 38:01

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/107Ashley's WebsiteFree Routine AssessmentFollow Ashley on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************If you've wanted your home to run smoother, make lasting changes in your life, or just get more done - finding the right routine might be the little thing that's missing.Routines and habits are one of the things I resisted in my life for way too long and I am almost embarrassed by how long it took me to figure out that routines are the things that make life easier - not harder or boring.However, routines can be tricky to set up and we don't always get it right the first time. But, once you find the right routines for you and your family…they are so worth it!My expert guest is Ashley Brown. In addition to being a mom of two, she is the author of the Routine Building Handbook and owner of Routine and Things, which serves to help women get organized and into routine so they enjoy the heck out of life.Ashley knows when women feel good, the world is better for it. She's on a mission to see as many women as possible organize their life one routine at a time!This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- How many routines Ashley has in her life (and how many she recommends)- What to do when a routine fails- Why routines are the safeguard against boredom- The steps you can take to start a new routine- What to do if you feel too stressed to try a new routineSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 106: Proven Strategies for Decluttering with Your Spouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 20:04

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/106Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Do you love the idea of decluttering, but have a partner or spouse who is less than enthused at the idea of going through their things and letting go of stuff?If so, you are not alone! In fact, one of the most common questions I receive is how do I get my spouse to declutter with me?This episode is tackling the tried and true tactics and tips that work with getting your partner on board with living with less. It's not a one-size-fits all approach, nor will the changes be made overnight, but if you are willing to do the work, the results will be amazing.Get ready to look at your home and the things in it with fresh eyes, learn why we see clutter differently, and discover some simple tweaks you can make that will have you breathing a sigh of relief instead of being red in the face.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The 3-step system to helping others declutter- A shift in language that makes a BIG difference- The 2 zones every home needs- Why nagging never works (and what to do instead)- How to look at things through their eyesSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 105: Love Your Wardrobe Like a Pro Stylist with Kim Hancher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 39:31

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/105Kim Hancher's WebsiteKim's Wardrobe FreebieFollow Kim on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Do you wish you could get dressed quickly each morning and feel fabulous about what you're wearing?I hear you! One of the best things I ever did was to create a capsule wardrobe. I love how easily it is to choose an outfit for the day or pack for a trip. It's amazing to know that I will look and feel great without a lot of extra effort or thought.But…after the last two years, my capsule is feeling frumpy and I no longer feel it's a perfect match. That's why I am thrilled to have a professional stylist join me on the show.Kim Hancher, has a blog dedicated to teaching women 40+ how to regain their unique style and dress their body type so that they feel confident doing something you have to do every day, get dressed. After 27 years in Sales and Marketing, she decided to turn her lifelong fashion interest into a career and help others learn to love the way they dress.And don't worry if you're under 40 or don't want to dress like you're middle-aged, Kim has great tips to help you dress however you like.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What a capsule wardrobe is (and isn't!)- How you can be a minimalist and still enjoy fashion- Why professionals swear by capsules- What to do if you're in a style funk- How to bring interest to an outfit without buying anything newSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 104: Do This Instead of Decluttering for a Clean Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 20:04

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/104Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Need to clear out stuff, but hate the idea of a big, exhausting decluttering session? No worries. I've got your back. Decluttering doesn't have to mean dumping everything out and sorting through it one thing at a time. Instead of feeling like you have to do it all at once, you can be methodical and create a rhythm for going through the things you own.Honestly, no one really wants to look through their old items and feel guilty about tossing stuff. Even as a minimalist, decluttering is a means to an end for me. I love the feeling of a neat tidy space, but sorting, purging, and tossing is tiring.Here's what I do instead of decluttering to keep my home clean and clutter free.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- 3 systems I use to keep clutter under control- How you can stop clutter before it enters your home- What I recommend you have in every major area of your home- My favorite way to get my family to help tidy and clean up- How 5 minutes can make or break your next daySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 103: How to Downsize and Simplify Your Life with Ryan Mitchell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 37:36

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/103Ryan's Website - The Tiny LifeFollow Ryan on YoutubeWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Are you part of the 50% of Americans interested in tiny homes? It looks like the population is split with the numbers skewing toward younger people being more eager to try living in a smaller space, but people of all ages are curious about the trend.If you find yourself daydreaming about having more freedom, less debt, and ditching the stuff for a beautiful - yet tiny - house, you are not alone. This week's guest on the Wannabe Minimalist Show will show you how he was able to downsize and simplify his life by going tiny and how you can too - even if you are not planning to move into a tiny home!Living in only 150 square feet for years, Ryan Mitchell has learned a thing or two about living simply. From downsizing to life simplification, and designing a life that's right for you, Ryan brings a lot of experience and practical knowledge to the table. He built his own tiny house in 2012 learning as he went along which inspired him to help others in their journey to live small. Today he still lives in his tiny house full time and off grid with solar, teaching others how to live simply. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What it takes to build a tiny home from scratch- How you can drastically declutter even if you're not moving to a tiny home- A look at the state of the tiny home market- What Ryan loves and hates about tiny living- Why living simply is so motivating for Ryan and what it can do for youSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 102: How Do You Define Clutter?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 19:20

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/102Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************What is clutter? It seems like a simple question, but it's a question I hear often which means that it's not as straight forward as it seems. Sometimes people really don't know what stuff to classify as clutter. They think that anything that's above the basic necessities is considered clutter (and that might be true if you are a hard-core minimalist, which I am not). Other times, someone might be looking for an excuse to keep something or a reason to get rid of something. When you are in this state of being unsure about clutter, a definition or a rule can help you make that decision and feel good about it. So it's no wonder that this question and the desire for a definition on clutter keeps coming up. If you've ever wondered what clutter really is or if you can have stuff as a minimalist, this episode will help you figure it out.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The factual definition of clutter and why it's not enough- Why physical clutter is not the only issue- What you can do to look at your clutter differently- How I categorize clutter so it's easier to tackle- The first step I take to minimize my clutter that works wondersSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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!

    Ep 101: How Being Curious Can Change Your Life with Emma Krebs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 33:23

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/101Emma's Website - The Curious One PodcastFollow Emma on InstagramEmma's book recommendation: Read on Kindle or listen for free on AudibleWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Did you know that being curious can be one of the best ways to open your life to possibilities you never dreamed possible? Asking the right questions may help you finally let go of the clutter in your home that you've struggled with. Or it might be how you decide what's really important to hold on to - even though other people might think it's crazy.The problem is that a lot of us have been conditioned to avoid being curious. Perhaps you grew up hearing the old wive's tale that curiosity killed the cat and it stunted your desire to dig in and ask questions. Or maybe someone told you that questioning things makes you appear unsure or weak.This week's guest on the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you overcome those negative, limiting beliefs. By the end of this episode you will see how curiosity can be the gentle nudge to get your life moving in the right direction. Emma Krebs is an innately curious person. Her passion for connecting with others on a deeper level was the catalyst for the creation of her own podcast, The Curious One. Since starting her podcast she's been able to make pivots within her career to help other creators in the social media and podcasting space share their stories.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What it actually means to be curious- How you can use curiosity to change your life- A reversal that can make decluttering easier- Tips for dealing with sentimental clutter and what didn't work for Emma- Why Emma doesn't call herself a minimalist anymoreSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 100: Top decluttering advice (answering your BIGGEST questions)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 36:45

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/100Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************It's episode 100 of the Wannabe Minimalist show and this week I am answering your biggest questions when it comes to decluttering, organizing, and living with less stuff.These are the questions I get all the time and no matter what your situation - married or single, parent or not, multiple kids or just one - there is something to help you learn how to let go of the clutter and stuff that has been holding you back.Also, to help celebrate my 100th episode and over 500,000 listens/downloads, one lucky winner will receive my Home Systems Power Pack, lifetime access to my Tidy Home Academy, and a $25 gift card to Starbucks. All you need to do is head over to @wannabeclutterfree on Instagram and make sure you follow my account and share the post on your stories. You can get extra entries for each friend you tag as well.As always, here's to taking action and making your dream life a reality!This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Tips to overcome sentimental clutter- My secret way to start decluttering that works wonders- How to get through the piles and finally donate them- Ways to get your partner on board with less stuff- How to balance raising kids with being a minimalistSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 99: Declutter Toxins from Your Home and Life with Dr. Jenna Hua

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 49:24

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/99MillionMarker.com - use code “wannabe” for $10 off you test kitFollow Million Marker on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Do you ever wonder about the chemicals you use in your home or in your skin care and beauty routine? Honestly, most people don't give much consideration to the plastics they use to store leftovers or the lotion they lather on a couple times a day, but they can make a big impact on your life, especially when it comes to getting pregnant.This was the ah-ha moment my guest on the Wannabe Minimalist Show had as she suffered her 4th late-stage miscarriage. When her doctors couldn't tell her the cause, she took it upon herself to dig into the products we all use everyday. What she discovered is pretty shocking, upsetting, and unbelievable. A registered dietitian and environmental health scientist by training, Dr. Jenna Hua's past research has focused on how our surrounding environment impacts our behaviors and health. Jenna holds a BS in Nutrition and an MPH and PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford Medicine. Yep...she's legit. She founded Million Marker, a health-tech startup dedicated to empowering everyone with the data and tools to determine how the products they use, the food they eat, and the water they drink negatively or positively influence their health.Be ready for a few surprising moments. Give it a listen and then check out the links below. If you want to test your own toxicity levels, make sure to use the code “wannabe” at check out on Jenna's website - [MillionMarker.com](http://MillionMarker.com) for $10 off your test kit. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What chemicals we need to look out for- Why it's so important to limit our toxic chemical exposure- How Jenna is using her personal journey to make a positive change in the world- The truth behind the chemicals in our products- Simple changes you can make to protect your health (and your family's)- The shocking exposure to BPA you are coming into contact withSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 98: My Best Kid-Friendly Organization Tips and Tricks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 34:54

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/98Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Is your child's room messy and out of control? Do you wish your kid's room could be organized and tidy? You're not alone! I get asked all the time about how to declutter and organize kid's stuff. It seems like the smallest among us have the most stuff or at least it's the most in your face (and everywhere in your home). No matter if you have one child or five, the fact is kids typically come with a lot of stuff. It is so easy to accumulate toys, little clothes, books, games. Kids grow fast and each stage comes with new belongings. If your children have never been given boundaries around their stuff, it's going to be really difficult to go from a whole house stuffed to the rafters with toys, gadgets, gizmos, and squishies to those sparse instagram images you covet. The good news is, you can get there, it's just not happening overnight and that's okay. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show lays out the 7 things you can do to corral the toys and mountains of kids things and set up systems so your kiddos can help you keep it up. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why tiny humans come with so much stuff- Why starting with a plan is so important and how to make it work for your space- How to approach decluttering with your kids interests in mind- The #1 secret to creating a toy rotation and why it works- How to set boundaries so your kids stuff stays in it's placeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 97: Simplifying Parenting and Connecting with Your Kids with Dr. Sarah Bren

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 47:40

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at wannabeclutterfree.com/97Dr. Sarah Bren WebsiteSarah's Upcoming WorkshopFollow Sarah on InstagramFollow Sarah on Pinterest Wannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************As a parent, I constantly wonder if I am doing the right thing, teaching my child the things they need to know, and helping them become independent. Some days I feel like I nailed it and other days feel like a failure. However, my journey toward minimalism has had some wonderful overlap when it comes to the rest of my life - outside of the stuff in my home. It has helped me become more intentional and that includes how I spend my time and the relationships I have. Of course the most important relationships in my life are those with my partner and that with my daughter.Since, there is always much to learn in this life, I brought in an expert when it comes to the parent/child relationships we have. Dr. Sarah Bren is a licensed clinical psychologist and mom of two, whose passion is helping parents find their inner confidence and raise healthy, resilient kids. She is the host of the podcast [Securely Attached](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/securely-attached/id1570870737), and the creator of the website [drsarahbren.com](http://drsarahbren.com) where she offers resources such as guides, workshops, and digital courses. She is the co-founder and clinical director of [Upshur Bren Psychology Group](https://upshurbren.com/) in Pelham, NY where she treats parents, children and families.Sarah has such a calming presence and you call tell she practices what she preaches. It was a fun conversation and I learned more about attachment parenting, gained confience in some of the tehniques iI have been using in my own life, and found encouragement for the developmental stages that are awaiting me as my daughter grows up and matures. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- How we can simplify parenting- Tips for not losing ourselves in our roles as “mom”- What co-regulation means and why it's so important- The truth behind tantrums- How to shift focus as your children get olderSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 96: What I Do When the Unexpected Happens

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 22:23

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/96Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Have you ever had a busy day planned out and then the unexpected happened and it got totally derailed? That was me this week. Life was busy because we had just gotten back from our spring break vacation and my calendar was full of things to clean up from before we left and to make up for being off for the week. You know how that goes. But then, my daughter woke up sick. And with the last 2 years dedicated to the pandemic (and thankfully avoiding illness) we were totally out of practice with what to do. To say that it completely took over my day would be a good way to put it.There was a problem though - I did have a couple non-negotiable things that had to happen. Instead of letting the complete change of my day ruin everything I worked through it and it ended up being not only a productive day, but a good one too.I recently spoke about the best ways to organize your days and I think the universe was giving me this opportunity to put that advice into practice. It worked and I also uncovered a few more lessons for how to actually keep my cool in the midst of a crazy day. That's what I want to share with you.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- My 5 step plan for getting my day back on track- What I say to myself to keep a clear head- The biggest aha moment I had with the concept of time- How I plan for the unexpected- The #1 thing I recommend you do before tackling a bad daySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 95: Decluttering and the Environment With Michael Bartz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 55:20

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/95Micheal Bartz: In Over My Head PodcastTidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Have you ever tried to figure out the best way to save energy, conserve water, or generally help the environment, but found yourself confused by the mountain of information out there? Or worse, does it seem like no matter what you try it's a drop in the bucket compared to the problem so you're not sure it even matters?Those are the questions and issues my guest on this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show found himself pondering as he looked at the different ways he could try to help the environment while downsizing to a tiny home. What started off as a project to build his own custom tiny home, turned into a new-found mission of trying to figure out how to have a bigger impact on the world around him. Michael Bartz is the producer and host of the In Over My Head Podcast that follows his journey to lower his environmental footprint by building a 175 square foot off-grid Tiny Home. He felt overwhelmed by trying to "save the planet" and wasn't sure if all his downsizing and minimizing was really making a difference so he decided to bring in the experts. Michael and his partner Sara live in their Tiny Home on a farm in southern Alberta, and when he's not podcasting, he can be found pursuing his creative endeavors of acting and writing, or being active and hiking in the Rockies.I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Michael and he opened my eyes to some really interesting ideas when it comes to how we can actually make a difference when it comes to the environment.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What it took for Michael to downsize from a traditional house to a tiny home- The catalyst that pushed him to build his own tiny home- The 2 surprising things Michael thinks we should all do if we want to help the environment- What he does with his bulky sporting equipment in a tiny home- How minimalism has shaped Michael's lifeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 94: The Best Ways to Organize Your Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:50

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/94Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************How often have you started the day with a good plan in place, only to be hit with a problem that sent it off the rails? Or maybe you feel like you're spinning your wheels - you're super busy and are checking things off your list, but you are no closer to reaching your goals than you were last month. I used to struggle with both of these problems. Then, I discovered 3 simple steps that helped me take back control of my days so that not only could I get more done, but I had more time to rest, recover, and recharge. If you're always on the hunt for a good hack, tip, and productivity shortcut, start here because these three tasks will help you organize your home, your life, and your calendar. So if you are like me and want to be able to get more done in less time, this is a great episode for you. Learn how to get more done, make progress on your goals, avoid burnout, and feel energized and excited for the day ahead. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What I do each day to be more productive- Why a productive day starts the night before for me- The right way to do a brain dump so it's not overwhelming- How I use technology (or don't) to stay on task- The 6 time blocks I have set up in my schedule so I can balance work, life, and familySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 93: Spring Clean in Just One Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 41:55

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/93Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************Spring is here!! The weather is warming up, the birds are chirping, the sun is out more, there's a feeling of renewal, and we're ready to throw off the winter doldrums for a breath of fresh air. And with the changing of the seasons also comes spring cleaning. Dun, dun, dunnn!I know. I don't really like cleaning either. Yes, you heard that right...a minimalist who teaches others how to keep a tidy home so they can live a better life doesn't like cleaning. But, just because I don't like it, doesn't mean I don't do it.Spring cleaning my home helps me (and my family) to enjoy our house to the fullest. So, if it must be done, why not make it as quick and easy as possible? That's what this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show is all about! I walk you through how to clean your home from top to bottom - and not just straighten up, but deep clean the things that matter and leave your home feeling refreshed - all in just one day. It will be a long day, but it will be D - O - N - E.And that my friend is my favorite part about having a clean home - how I feel when it's all done. I feel as though I could tackle the world. Anything is possible and it's the best feeling to take into spring. Don't you think?This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The two ways you can spring clean in a day- How to clean your house based on the tasks required- The right cleaning order so you can make quick work of it- Why you might want to clean based on how functional a room is- What items you need to declutter and tidy any space (it's only 3 things!)Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 92: 3 Things to Not Do When Decluttering

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 25:40

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/92Tidy Home Academy - If you're seriously ready to take your home & life to the next level, Tidy Home Academy can help you get there. In this on-demand video course, you will learn how to let go of everything holding you back, organize what you love & create systems to make life easier.Happier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.The Home Systems Power Pack - The DIY option to declutter, organize, and systematize your home from top to bottom. This digital library is jam-packed with actionable workbooks, guides, pdfs, worksheets and more so you can 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**********************Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com**********************The other day I was talking with a friend and she was telling me about her attempts at decluttering. I am the decluttering go-to in my group so it's pretty common for people to come to me when they have questions about what to do with their stuff, how to organize something, or issues letting go of the things in their home.And what I heard was pretty typical.She told me that she's tried to declutter in the past, but has basically given up at this point because no matter what she tries her home becomes messy again in a week, month tops. She also told me her husband's not really on board and her mom buys her kids anything they want, even though she has asked her mother to stop. Sound familiar? However, instead of jumping in and saying that decluttering was no use, I asked her if her stuff was in order. And here's where it hit home. My friend said she didn't see the point of getting her home in order when she felt all alone. There's just so much to do that she felt like she failed even before she started. My heart broke a bit for her. The good news is, there are ways to fix this decluttering situation, so I gave her tips to help her solve these issues and I'm sharing that same advice with you because as we were talking, I realized that she was making the same mistakes I see over and over. And if she was making these mistakes, it's likely you are too. **Let's fix that so you can move forward in confidence and no longer feel like you are alone on this journey. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The difference between decluttering and organizing- Why you cannot organize your way out of a mess- The #1 thing to do when your family is not on board- How to deal with the overwhelm that comes with a messy home- Fixes for the 3 most common decluttering mistakesSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 91: Simple Ways to Stop Burnout Right Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 38:45

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/91The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Burnout is becoming a bigger problem in our modern society. Did you know that more than three quarters (76%) of employed Americans report they are currently experiencing burnout? It's a huge problem in the work place, but let's be honest...moms experience burnout too. . No matter who you are and what your work situation is like, we are all bound to face negative feelings, stress, overwhelm, and potentially burnout at some point in our lives. The good news is we can do something about it. When you feel burnout coming on it can be hard to motivate yourself to do anything. That's why these 10 ways to stop burnout are simple and can be implemented right now. The will get the ball rolling and can help you go from overwhelmed to in control so you can get back to enjoying life. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- What burnout is & how it differs from stress- 10 simple tips to help with burnout right now- Why vacations are great, but not the only way to overcome burnout- The easiest ways to keep burnout at bay- How being a mom helps me stop burnoutSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 90: Use Your Dream Life to Help Declutter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 32:07

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/90The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************What does creating a vision of your dream life have to do with your stuff, decluttering and organizing? It's a bit like the philosophical question of the chicken and the egg. We're not sure which came first? In this instance the question becomes does life better because you declutter or do you declutter as you get closer to your dream life?And maybe you think it's a hard question because everyone's idea of a dream or ideal life is different. Yes, that is true. What seems ideal for one person might be the opposite of what you would consider a dream.The good news is that our definition and visions of dream lives actually have very little to do with the steps we need to take to get there. So no matter if you want to be a homeschooling parent or prefer to send your children to school - you can use these steps. If you want to travel the world or explore your city they will work for you too. They will even work no matter how much or little money you have in the bank.The 3 steps outlined in this episode will help you create a clear vision for your life, let go of the comparison trap, and create space so you can enjoy the life of your dreams. Let's explore how we can create a life you don't feel like you need a vacation from. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why the first step to getting the life you want is knowing what it is- How to create goals that improve your whole life- The 10 life categories you need to consider when creating your vision- The simplest way to get out of the comparison trap- How decluttering makes it easier to live your dream lifeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 89: Organize Your Closet in 4 Easy Steps

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 22:44

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/89The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Let's get back to basics and talk about how to organize our closets. This is one of my favorite places to start. Yes, some people say to start in your bathroom because there are fewer emotional decisions to be made there and there is less stuff to deal with, but for me the sense of accomplishment and joy I feel when looking at an organized closet is worth the effort. When my closet is organized, I am able to start my day off on the right foot. I can see all of the clothing I own and it makes it easier to choose an outfit for the day. When my day begins with less stress it carries over throughout my day and makes the other areas of my life easier too.Adopting a capsule wardrobe has seriously helped my closet organization issues and taken this to a whole new level, but you don't have to go that far to see amazing results. These 4 easy steps can help you get your closet under control no matter if you are a fashionista and love to have the latest and greatest trends or if you are more like me and enjoy a simple wardrobe that mixes and matches. The principles are the same and before you know it your closet will be clutter free, organized, and feeling amazing.Opening those doors just might become one of your favorite parts of your day and any day that starts with a smile is a winner in my book.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why the first step to organizing your closet isn't even touching your clothes- How to create space for everything you love with the container method- An update to one of the most trusted organization methods- The easiest way to declutter - not you do not have to take it all out at once- Why making your space is important and what it does for long-term organizationSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 88: Moving Past Under Buying and Over Spending

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 29:30

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/88The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Do money habits hold you back when it comes to decluttering and organizing your home? You might not think that how we spend our money or the thoughts we have about money have anything to do with our stuff.Or maybe you just think that only those who over spend and buy stuff they do not need are the only ones who experience the link between spending and clutter. But, for many people - myself included - the way we think about money, even when we do not over spend, has a giant impact on the items in our homes.In addition to over spending, the other big issue when it comes to money and stuff is under buying. They are on opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to spending money and both cause problems in our homes and lives.But, how can spending less money and under buying be a problem when it comes to clutter and having an organized home? Turns out, there is a balance between buying enough so that you have what you need when you need it and buying too much, causing too many piles to build up in your home.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why under spending actually causes you to stress more about the things in your home- How over spending leads to mounds of clutter and unwanted bills- Examples of under buying and over spending to see if either affects you- The difference between under spending and under buying / over spending and compulsive shopping- 5 simple things you can do to overcome either under buying or over spendingSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 87: Learning From Minimalist Mistakes and Frugal Fails

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 34:12

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/87The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Whenever we try something new, we are bound to make some mistakes along the way. That's how we learn and grow. And my journey toward a clutter free life has seen it's share of minimalist mistakes and frugal failures.In fact, I am a pretty frugal person. It's just in my nature and the idea of buying less (and thus spending less) is probably what drew me to minimalism in the first place. However, what has kept me on this journey is a simpler, more intentional life that is just easier to manage. When you have less stuff, there is less to worry about, less to clean, and less to get in your way.Unless, you take it too far. When that happens, the practice of having less can actually make life more difficult. This is what a minimalist fail is.And when you waste money - when your intention was to save money...that is a frugal fail.My hope is that by sharing some of my most memorable minimalist mistakes and frugal failures, I can help spare you from these same troubles.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why spending the least is not always best- How coupons actually work and why I never use them- What I do now to save money on cable and streaming services- The problem with DIY projects- My horrible travel hack failure and what I will never do againSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 86: I'm Updating My Brand and Here's What It Means For You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 14:54

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at wannabeclutterfree.com/86The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeHappier at Home Guide - 5 simple steps you can take today to tidy up, take back your sanity, and thrive at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************I am excited to announce a big change I am making to my brand, why I'm doing it now, and what it means for the future of this show, website, and my business.It sounds super dramatic and while it is a big change, I don't want you to worry. The changes are big in branding - so the name of the website and look of it will be changing, but the content and the reason behind what I teach and discuss will be staying mostly the same.A few weeks ago I had this nagging feeling in my gut that I was not getting my message out to the people I could really be helping. While I relate to minimalism and love the tenets of living with only the things I feel are necessary to enjoy my life, I know I have a LONG way to go until I would feel ready to call myself a true minimalist.However, there is something about the label of minimalism that makes me cringe just a bit. I've never felt extreme enough to help people who want to be hard-core minimalists. But, for the people who want to live with less stuff, the word minimalism puts them off as it feels too unattainable.So in order to help the most people (especially those who need it the most) find this website and podcast, I am changing the name. It's all laid out in this episode and I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to explore the newly designed website too.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why I decided now was the right time to change my brand- How the change will affect this podcast (or not)- The steps I took to evaluate the name of my business- What people in my real life think when I talk about minimalism- The big goals behind what lead to this changeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 85: Moving with Kids the Happy Way with Ali Wenzke

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 50:20

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/85Art of Happy Moving - Ali's websiteAli's BookAtomic HabitsOr read for Free with AudibleFollow Ali on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************No matter how many times you move, there are always boxes to be filled, things to declutter, and a new home to organize on the other end. I've moved over 20 times in my life and while I am pretty skilled at it, moving with a school-aged child made me understand that my most recent move was going to be different. So I called in an expert to help me along the way. Ali Wenzke is the author of The Art of Happy Moving: How to Declutter, Pack, and Start Over While Maintaining Your Sanity and Finding Happiness and a real estate broker with Baird & Warner in Winnetka, IL. Ali and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in six U.S. states. Known as the “Marie Kondo of moving", Ali's advice has been featured on TV, radio, and podcasts as well as in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Today.com, Real Simple, Fast Company, Parents Magazine and many more. Ali is happily settled in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three kids and for now doesn't plan on moving any time soon.Our discussions starts with the move that lead Ali to buckle down and declutter and I push her to give us her best tips on moving with children, what to do when other family members don't share your same vision, and what to do when you get into your new home. Yes, moving can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, it can be a time of rejuvenation and reinvention of one's self. And even if you have no plans to move, you can learn to declutter like you are moving and enjoy the benefits of a lighter home. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The secret to making a big move easier- A fun game to help your kids declutter- How to get your family on board with decluttering for a move- Why you don't have to move to reap the rewards of thinking like a mover- The best tips for organizing your new home quicklySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 84: How to Keep Hobby Clutter Under Control

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 22:57

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/84The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Every year, especially around the New Year, a majority of people make new goals, resolutions, and plans for the year ahead. Often with those goals comes new hobbies. And with new hobbies comes more stuff. There is a term that encapsulates this increase in stuff. It's called clutter creep and it means the accumulation of new things as we go through life. It's the adding of more to your space without getting rid of something else at the same time. Without discipline, it's easy to end up with a home overrun by all of the stuff you need to do these hobbies or accomplish your new goals.Figuring out what to do with this happens - because trust me it will happen - is not only possible, but there are steps you can take to keep it from happening in the first place. The good news is you can still be a minimalist and have hobbies. You can even have more than one hobby. It depends on what other stuff you have, the space you have in your home, and what ultimately brings you joy.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why hobbies are important and should not be cut out of your life- How to evaluate your hobbies- What I do to limit hobby clutter creep in my home- Why starting small is smart- What minimum viable amount means and why it's the key to keeping clutter at baySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 83: 5 Simple Steps to a Happier Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:32

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/83The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************It's a new year and there is something special about turning a new page that gets me motivated to make the most of the year ahead. And after the craziness of the past two years, I am so ready to get back in the driver's seat and I know you probably are too. The best way to make a difference in your life is to start at home. Your home is your sanctuary for you and your family. It's where you come to recharge after being out in the crazy world (and you're not alone if you think it feels crazier than ever these days). That's why I am so grateful my home is a place where I feel comfortable and energized and why I want to help you get to the same place.Because, after hearing from a lot of you, it's clear that you're like me - when your home is messy or things are not organized it affects how you feel and how productive you are.That's why I wanted to dedicate today's podcast episode to creating the home environment you want. We all want to be happy at home and these are the 5 steps I take regularly to keep my home running like creamy peanut butter and that makes me very happy.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why systems help you instead of hold you back- How to start your day with a win and why it matters- What 5 steps I take everyday to keep my home running smoothly- How 5 minutes a day can change your life- The #1 secret for making lasting changesSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 82: 10 Beliefs About Minimalism (#9 Will Surprise You)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 29:05

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/82The Home Systems Power PackTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************What do you think of when you hear the word minimalist? Do you think of minimalism as a design aesthetic with bare white walls and barely any furniture? Or maybe it makes you think of people who live with only 100 items or less. Or perhaps you equate minimalism with living an intentional or simple life. All three of these definitions is right and that's what makes trying to define minimalism such a tricky task. When I started on this journey of podcasting, it was a way for me to explore decluttering, organizing, and living with less while sharing my experience with you. I've been lucky enough to interview some amazing women along the way and as I looked back on past episodes I realized how much I have grown in how I see things and how much my family has grown too. I will not lie...I am very much a work in progress. I too wish I could just snap my fingers and have the messy work done. Self-reflection feels scary and honestly, exhausting. But, it's all part of the process and as we come to the close of another year, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on 10 beliefs I have about minimalism.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why minimalism is about more than just the stuff in your home- How people react when they hear I host a show about minimalism- What perfectionism has to do with minimalism- The biggest revelation I had in the last year that has to do with our homes and self-care- Tips for overcoming the guilt of letting go expensive itemsSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 81: Can Colors Really Help You Look Fab? with Jeannie Stith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 47:40

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/81Your Color Guru - Jeannie's websiteFollow Jeannie on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Do you love color in your wardrobe? If so, do you ever wonder if choosing different colors would look better on you? Or maybe you struggle with getting all of your colors to coordinate and look good together instead of feeling like you're drowning in a sea of mismatched rainbows. My guest this week on the Wannabe Minimalist Podcast is a color expert that helps women find their best colors based on their skin, hair, and eye color so I invited her on to help us decipher this world of color. To be honest, I'm a sucker for a capsule wardrobe, but have never been comfortable with much color. Jeannie Stith is on a mission to help those of us who are lost when it comes to color. She is the founder and CEO of Color Guru, where she matches people to their ideal color palette for clothing so that they can look better, simplify clothes shopping, and create a coordinated wardrobe through her signature color cards.Jeannie's a mother of two girls and lives in Arden, Delaware. When she's not analyzing her client's photos, you can find her hopping on rocks in the creek with her daughters, salsa dancing, or watering her current collection of 55 house plants.Our discussions starts with looking at how Jeannie became interested in colors in the first place and we tackle what's involved with finding the colors that will work best for you. I also press her when it comes to what you should do when you don't like the colors that have been suggested for you in the past. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why your closet may be letting you down- A simple way to hone in on your ideal color palette- The color that will make your eyes pop - it might just surprise you!- How your hair color affects your ideal colors (or doesn't)- The #1 way to get your clothes to coordinate without having to stay neutralSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 80: The Easiest Way to Declutter Holiday Decor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 17:27

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/80Simple Holiday Planner & WorkbookTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************We all know that the holidays are about much more than the presents under the tree, the decorations we put up in our home, and the lights we hang outside. Of course it's about sharing laughter and love (and I'm going to add yummy food) with the special people in your life. But, I also enjoy showing my holiday spirit through decor so I want to take a minute to help you with tips on not only how to declutter your holiday decor, but with how to make your home still feel festive even with less stuff and fewer decorations.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The easiest way to declutter holiday decor guilt-free- Simple holiday decoration ideas that cut back on storage- What double-duty decor options are and why they're great- How to up the festive feel without going overboard- Quick DIY ideas that can help you decorate your homeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 79: Eating with Intention to Stay Healthy with Laura Marzen

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:16

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/79Fresh Food Bites - Laura's website about healthy eatingFollow Laura on InstagramWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************The weeks between the end of October through December are some of the hardest on our waistlines. There are so many goodies and treats on display at every turn beckoning us to indulge. So, how can we be more intentional about what we eat without missing out on the good stuff, watching the scale climb, or feeling guilty?My guest this week on the Wannabe Minimalist Podcast has been helping women eat healthier and feel better for years so naturally I reached out to have her on the show to help us during this difficult time.Laura Marzen, RD, LD, started her career as a nutrition specialist in the Better Homes and Gardens® test kitchen, where she developed and tested recipes for a variety of magazines and cookbooks and appeared in cooking videos for both TV and online media.Now she's focusing her attention on her website, Fresh Food Bites, where she features healthy, approachable, family-friendly recipes that are gluten and dairy free.In addition, she currently coaches women to help them improve their gut health and overcome IBS in a way that is practical and sustainable.Our discussions starts with looking at how Laura became interested in digestive health and what it has to do with living an intentional life. There are so many similarities between cutting the crap out of your home and cutting out the junk that you eat so I was thrilled to have a chance to connect with her on the show.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why your calendar is one of your biggest assets when meal planning- Simple healthy snack ideas your kids will actually eat- Tips for eating healthy at the holidays (it's not what you expect!)- How your diet relates to minimalism and intentional living- The #1 way to cut down on time in the kitchen and still eat healthySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 78: Simple Ways to be Thankful for Your Home This Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 17:29

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/78Simple Holiday Planner & WorkbookTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************With the holidays on the horizon, it's the perfect time of year to remind yourself all you have to be thankful for. Of course we are all thankful for the wonderful people in our lives and our health (if we are lucky to have it), but this year, I want to encourage you to find ways to be thankful for your home.It's so easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed by the everyday maintenance and upkeep of a home - there are bills to pay, meals to cook, tubs and toilets to scrub, laundry to fold, and a never ending pile of dishes to wash - ugh...the dishes. Then, there might be all of the changes in your home that you wish to make - tidy up your living room, declutter your bedroom, toss the mounds of toys! Am I right?So, instead of focusing on what we don't like or the things we want to change, take some time this year and hone in on what you love about your home. It's okay to enjoy and relish in the physical things you love about it or how it makes you feel. Building up a bank of gratitude will not only help you to be happier and see all of the blessings in your life, but it will help you work through any challenges that come up - like when you tackle that decluttering project in the new year.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- 7 questions to help you uncover what you love about your home- A simple project to increase gratitude all year long- Why gratitude is so important- How gratitude can help you declutter and share- A peek into 7 things I love about my homeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 77: Making Your House, Your Unique Home with Marian Parsons

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 46:56

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/77Feels Like Home - Marian's new book about create a home that feels unique to youFollow Marian on InstagramMiss Mustard Seed - Marian's BlogWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Have you ever wanted to up level or personalize the way your home feels, but didn't know where to start? Well, my friend, you are in luck.The secrets for how to turn a cookie cutter house - or one that no longer fits your design aesthetic - into one that feels like a home that fits you and your family are simply a 5 step process away. And don't worry if you have no idea what your design aesthetic even is...that's part of the process too.This may sound strange coming from someone who classifies themselves as a wannabe minimalist, but I believe minimalism is about giving yourself the freedom and ability to say no to the things that you don't like or that don't matter to you, so that you can fully embrace the things that do work for you (and the people you share your life with). That is true in all of the areas in your life from what you wear to the hobbies you choose, and of course in how you style your home. My guest on this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show knows a thing or two about creating a unique space. She did this for herself and her family when she found herself living in suburbia after a cross-country move, instead of in the 100-year-old farmhouse she had been dreaming of. Her experience and lessons for how to create a unique home for yourself are what inspired her new book, ***Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours.***Marian Parson is a wife, mother of two boys, paint enthusiast, lover of all things home and author of *Feels Like Home*. She started Mustard Seed Interiors in 2008, as a way to earn extra money for groceries. What started out as a one-woman decorative painting and mural business evolved into an antiques business that tripped into a blog and blossomed into a successful international brand. While the focus has been on the home, the heart of her blog and business has always been providing encouragement and inspiration to women in the areas of decorating, homemaking, and creative endeavors.Our discussions starts with looking at how Marian's journey started and why our relationships with our homes are so important. Then we dive into an area I was selfishly looking forward to and that's how to style your home to make people say, wow, you did this? This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why it's important to create a space that is a reflection of who lives there- 5 steps to take your space from nice to wow!- A simple exercise to get to know your unique style- What you can do to get your family interested in redecorating your space- The #1 thing you can start today that will help you be able to create the home you loveSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 75: Help! My Family Buys Too Many Gifts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 28:16

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/76Simple Holiday Planner & WorkbookTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Each year, the holidays are filled with cheer, coziness, and love. But, for new minimalists - or anyone looking to declutter the abundance of stuff in their homes - the holidays also come with the dread of telling well-meaning family that they do not want many presents.This can be a tough conversation to have because for some people, giving gifts is the way they communicate love. And because they love you so much, they want to shower you with more gifts, trinkets, toys, and goodies to last you a lifetime. Unfortunately this can be a major source of frustration for not only the gift receiver as they stress about the perhaps unwanted gifts coming into their home, but also for the gift giver who may feel unappreciated. Instead of being ungrateful and telling the people in your life that any gifts they give you will be promptly donated (seriously, please do not do that), there are some great ways we can be open an honest with the overly-generous people in our lives without hurting their feelings. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The importance of sharing why you want fewer physical presents- 3 strategies for talking to a well-meaning gift giver- A subtle but important mind shift that will help you at the holidays- The 5 love languages - not all have to do with giving things- One thing you can do to cut back on clutter at the holidaysSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 75: Simplifying Your Money Habits with Chelsea Brennan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 50:18

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/75Family Money Values Template - Chelsea's free guide to help you on your money journeyWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Money and stuff...stuff and money. We need one to buy the other and we can sell one to get the other. But the mindsets we have around each of these things can be very closely aligned. If you have been on a journey to simplify, declutter and organize - or you want to just create more intention in your life, it's important to take a look at your money habits. Not only will cultivating better mindsets around money help you move past money blocks, but when you have a better handle on your own money habits you can help your children learn about money and understand how to create better money values as a family.This is one of my goals for this year. My daughter is eight and I felt it was time to help her understand money, how it's earned, how it can grow, and what it can and cannot do. As it turns out, I'm a bit late to the game, but my guest on the Wannabe Minimalist Show was able to show me that while I am late, it's still fixable.Chelsea is the founder of Smart Money Mamas and its monthly membership community, the Motivated Mama Society. An ex-hedge fund manager turned financial educator, she is dedicated to changing the way we talk about money, helping moms connect with all aspects of their money in a way that lets them overcome emotional blocks, identify what they most want, and create the healthy money habits that help them achieve their biggest goals. All while modeling positive money relationships for the next generation.Chelsea lives in Connecticut with her husband (a rockstar stay-at-home dad) and two young and energetic boys.Our discussions starts with looking at how to establish money values if you didn't come from a family that talked about money and we take a deep look at how to help children save and foster a giving spirit. Not only will today's lesson help you with your money mindsets, it will also help you look at your stuff in a new light as well.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why money mindsets are so important- What age your core money ideas are formed (and it's earlier than you think)- How you can create better money habits with 3 words- Simple tips for instilling generosity in your children- If allowances are a good ideaSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 74: Staying Organized at Christmas Q & A

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 29:16

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/74Simple Holiday Planner & WorkbookTidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************It's the most wonderful time of the year. At least that's what the songs and marketers tell us anyway. We're constantly told that the holiday season is supposed to feel special and magical. Christmas is a time filled with love, laughter, coziness, and connection. But, can I be honest with you? The holidays are stressful. Or at least they can be if you try to do all the things, be at all the places, and close your eyes as you repeatedly swipe your credit card and buy more stuff than you need.That's why as a family we said enough was enough and gradually over the past few years have honed in on what we really want to focus on for the holiday season. And I am not alone. Throughout the years I have continued to get questions about how to simplify decorations and gift giving, how to find more meaning and connection, and how to keep a home organized in spite of the hustle and bustle.So, I thought it was time to do a Q & A session to tackle your big questions for the season. I chat a bit about what we do for the holidays to keep it meaningful yet simple and stress-free as well as what you can do to prepare for the season in your own home.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you:- Determine what the holidays mean for you- How to recreate the magic you felt as a child- Why more stuff is not the answer- Ways to cut back on toys and gifts but not feel like Scrooge- Simple decoration ideas to cut down on clutter but not the festive feelSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 73: How to Edit Your Closet to Find Your Signature Style with Jennifer from Your Everyday Style

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 43:53

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/73Wardrobe Personality Quiz - Jennifer's free quiz to help you find your style personalityWannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Are you tired of looking in your closet and feeling like you have nothing to wear? Have you tried decluttering, but still aren't in love with the clothes you have left? Maybe you love clothes, but you feel like clothes are not loving you back.A closet edit might be just the thing you need to help you find your signature style, clothes that fit you well, and give you confidence to tackle life with gusto.And the guest on this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show is just the person to help. Jennifer Mackey-Mary is a wardrobe stylist who gives everyday style advice to everyday women.Over the last two decades, she's helped thousands of women cut through the clutter in their closets, discover their style, and build wardrobes that make getting dressed fun and easy.She's also the host of the popular podcast, The Everyday Style School, that teaches you everything your mom never did about getting dressed.Jennifer is passionate about raising confident daughters, female entrepreneurship, and getting every woman in a better bra!We have a great conversation about style, what it means, how to improve it, and what in the heck a closet edit even is.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:- The easiest way to start to define your signature style- How to improve your style if you feel like you're in a rut- Why finding your style is so important- What you can do right now if you are feeling overwhelmed by your closet- The wisdom Jennifer's daughter shared when it came to clothes and how it can help you on your journeySubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 72: Overwhelmed at Home? These 5 Steps Will Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 24:06

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/72Tidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Are you currently dealing with overwhelm and stress in your life, but you don't know how to fix it or where to start? If things feels chaotic, you're stressed out, and it's hard to stop and take a breath, then this episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show is for you. After you listen to this episode, you will have a plan so you can know where to start and what you need to do first to make your stressful situation better. Because even if you've simplified your life, decluttered your home, organized your things, and even have systems in place to make your day-to-day life easier...life is going to throw you some curveballs sometimes. That's just what life does. Maybe life gets more stressful for you at the holidays (which can you believe it are right around the corner?!?!). Maybe you have some deadlines coming up. Maybe someone in your family got a job offer and there's a big change heading your way. Or maybe you found a new home and a move is on the horizon. No matter what it is, stress, change, and new opportunities are a part of life. It's okay to be overwhelmed by life every now and again. However, it's not okay to get stuck there. So that's why the this episode covers what to do when life get's a bit out of hand so you can get back on track quickly and not stayed in that stressed-out place.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The #1 thing to do when you are overwhelmed by life- A quick way to prioritize the tasks you need to do- 3 simple questions you need to ask yourself before tackling your to-do list- Easy ways to remove distractions so you can get more done- The recent epiphany I had regarding to-do lists that just may change your lifeSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 71: Do These 5 Things for a Better week with Toni-Ann from Real Happy Mom

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:50

    Links mentioned in this episode (some may be affiliate links):Get all the show notes and all of the links at littlegreenbow.com/71QUICK Declutter - 5 QUICK steps to declutter your home and get it functioning NOW!Wannabe Minimalist Facebook Group - come join the community filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward a better life with less stuff.Follow Deanna on PinterestFollow Deanna on InstagramFollow Deanna on Facebook**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Do you wish you could get more done each week? Or just not feel totally drained when the weekend comes around? Yeah, I hear ya! As busy parents there is so much on our plates these days and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down any time soon. So, why is it that some moms seem to thrive while others go through our days exhausted and overwhelmed. Well, our guest has some simple advice to help us all out. Not only will following these 5 tried and true steps help you have a better and more productive week - they can also give you the time you need to reconnect with who you are and what you are passionate about. It's a tall order, but our guest, Toni-Ann Maybe is proof that it works.Toni-Ann Mayembe is a full-time dentist, a reservist in the Navy, and the blogger and podcaster at Real Happy Mom. She is a wife and a boy mom that understands the struggle of juggling work and home. When she is not working, she enjoys watching WWE and stand-up comedy.I hope you enjoy our conversation about how to be more productive and intentional in your life so you can get more done and enjoy the journey along the way.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover:- The 5 simple steps Toni-Ann swears by and why they are so important- Why prepping for your week is a must and what happened when Toni-Ann skipped a week (on purpose)- Ideas for self-care, how to keep it easy and why it is essential- Which step I implemented already and the difference it had on my life- The best piece of advice Toni-Ann has ever received about life and what she would do differently if she was starting her intentional living journey againSubscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 iTunes 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!

    Ep 70: Organize Your Kitchen in Just 7 Steps

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:57

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/70Tidy Home Academy - Empowering you to declutter and organize so you can have the tidy, happy home you crave. Discover how implementing the right systems can get your home clean and keep it that way. Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Are you dreaming of having an Insta-worthy organized kitchen, but have no idea where to start? The good news is that having a kitchen that is Pinterest-Perfect is just a simple matter of organization. Yes, of course it takes effort, but with these 7 simple steps you can get your kitchen organized once and for all.But, where do you start?Well, it all starts with a plan, knowing what kitchen zones you need, decluttering the items you don't use, and creating an organized space to keep it all in order. No matter if you have a tiny kitchen, or one with cabinets for everything, we are looking at tips, tricks, hacks, and the best tried and true advice out there to get your cooking space in order. After all, if your home is anything like mine, the kitchen is the central hub and how it functions is crucial to how your home functions.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The 8 different kitchen zones to organize for- Why starting with a plan is so important and how to make it work for your space- The best way to create a clean slate before you organize your kitchen- How to replace items in your kitchen and upgrade these items over time- What organization tools and products come highly recommended so you can eliminate the search and get organized more quickly.**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 69: 5 Decluttering Challenges that are Actually Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 18:02

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/69Tidy Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home and finally get it tidy so you can live a full, vibrant, and happy life.Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Have you been trying to declutter your home, but you lack the motivation or energy to make it actually happen? Well, my friend, a decluttering challenge may be just the thing you need!A decluttering challenge helps you let go of the stuff cluttering up your home or life. It can be very specific and focus on only one area of your life like your wardrobe or very broad and address your home, mindset, habits and more. A decluttering challenge can be short and last a few days or extend for a full year (as one of the options I discuss in today's podcast episode does). However, challenges give you a fun way to switch things up which makes decluttering feel more like a game. It's been shown that your information and skill retention increase by as much as 40% when what you are working on is gamified. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- My favorite things about declutter challenges- Why decluttering challenges are so powerful- The best way to start a decluttering challenge- How to fit a decluttering challenge into your life- What I don't like about each challenge so you know what to look out for**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 68: Finding Freedom with Minimalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 46:08

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/68Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************What does minimalism mean to you? Does it make you think of stark walls? Do you think it means living with the least amount of stuff possible?That's not what minimalism means to me. For me, minimalism means freedom. Freedom to buy less and thus need less money. Freedom to travel more instead of buying a large home. Freedom to change careers instead of owning a fancy car. Being a wannabe minimalist is someone who lives intentionally, but is not defined by how much or how little they own. A wannabe minimalist is intentional about what they allow into their homes because they know once it's in, it's ten times harder to get out. This episode gives you a peek behind the curtain and the three life changing events that drew me to minimalism. I rarely speak so candidly about how I live my life and what really goes on behind closed doors. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- How I got into minimalism in the first place- If my husband was always on board with this idea of living with less- How minimalism works for our family of three- What I really think of decluttering toys- Strategies for decluttering and creating a happy home**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 67: The Best Mindsets for a Tidy Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 28:26

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/67Avalanche Declutter Challenge - Completely transform your home in just 30 days with this free challengeTidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Have you ever wished you could think your way to a tidy home? After all, you know the vision of the way you want your home to be, so why is it so difficult to get it. The reality is, even if you declutter, without the right mindsets around stuff and a few simple habits to help you create better systems and routines, your home will more than likely become messy again.That's because our mindsets not only control our thoughts, but our actions. The good news is that you can create better mindsets - those that will support you on your journey to a better life instead of sabotaging any success you might have. And when you boost those mindsets with good habits, you can make it so clutter no longer overwhelms you or your home and massive decluttering sessions can become a thing of the past.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- Why mindsets dictate so much of our lives and what to do about them- Four amazing mindset shifts that will help build you up so you can go for your dreams- How to make lasting changes and kick temporary fixes to the curb- Two simple habits you can start today- My favorite book on habits and how it changed my life**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 66: Overcoming the Toughest Decluttering Roadblocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:28

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/66Tidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************If you've struggled to declutter in the past, it's likely you had some negative mindsets holding you back. Your mindset and how you think about decluttering or letting things go can make or break your decluttering success. Shining a light on what's holding you back is important because you cannot change something unless you know what you want to change. But, once you've uncovered the problem you need the solution. That's where these strategies come in. From not knowing where to start to having a family who's not on board with letting go, this episode dives into how to solve your biggest decluttering problems.If you want your home to be tidier and happier and your life to be simpler with less stress, decluttering the items that do not add value to your life is a great place to start.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The 9 simplest ways to overcome your tough decluttering roadblocks- Why it's so important to get your mindset right when decluttering- What to do when you feel overwhelmed by clutter- How to tackle sentimental clutter head on without feeling guilty- The best way to approach your family when you want to simplify your home and life**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 65: Are These Decluttering Roadblocks Holding You Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 21:14

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/65Tidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************You want to declutter. You know it will make a positive difference in your home or life. So, why is it so hard and why do you resist it so much? The answer is that you are running up against a decluttering roadblock. These are mental blocks that keep us from decluttering and detaching from our things. Some of them you may already understand you're facing, but some may be trickier; lurking in the recess of your mind without you really knowing they are in your way.The first step to making any meaningful change in life is to shine a light on areas in our lives that we want to change. Once you know the change you want to make you can commit to making it happen. If you want a tidier home that you can be proud of, one that's easy to clean, or make it easy to find things, or to not be ashamed of what it might look like if people show up unannounced, these roadblocks could be what are holding you back.And clearing out these roadblocks will also help clear your mind so you can find the calm in your head as well as your home. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:- The most common decluttering roadblocks everyone faces so you know you are not alone- Why it's important to face the things in your way before you dive into decluttering- What some of these roadblocks mean when it comes to your stuff- How knowing the mindsets holding you back is half the battle when it comes to decluttering- The #1 way you can find freedom from these roadblocks on your way to a tidy home and vibrant life**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 64: Declutter Without the Waste (yes, it's possible!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 26:33

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/64Tidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Is it possible to declutter and live a more simple life without being wasteful?This was a question asked to me by Wendy recently in my private Wannabe Minimalist Family Community (click here if you want to join). And it's a common question that a lot of us face on our journey to better lives with less stuff. After we get over the urge to buy, spend, and add more to our lives and in our homes, the guilt of having spent so much over the years and the idea of just tossing it all can get pretty heavy.There are several different ways to look at what we mean by wasteful. It could be tied to money, or the environment, or the ideas we had for our future selves that never really materialized. No matter which way you slice it, guilt and the feeling of wastefulness often appear as we declutter, downsize, and let go of things we no longer need. But, the good news is, there are a few tried and true strategies for overcoming this feeling of guilt. If you are in a place where you want to bridge the juxtaposition between wanting to simplify and wanting to be resourceful and not wasteful, then this episode is for you. This podcast episode will not only walk you through the different meanings of wastefulness and guilt, but will also show you how to overcome them and move forward in an authentic way. Get ready to live the simple and intentional life you're longing for…guilt-free!This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - The 3 things we mean when we talk about being wasteful- How a simple mindset shift can get you to see your stuff in a new light- Why holding on to stuff can be more wasteful than letting it go- The #1 strategy for having less stuff that has nothing to do with decluttering - Ways to let go of the guilt holding you back from purging items you no longer use so you can live your best life.**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 63: There are 2 ways to declutter. Which is best for you?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 26:44

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/62Tidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Have you struggled to declutter and organize your home and life in the past? Perhaps you were just using the wrong techniques. Just like we all have different innate personalities, there are ways to tidy up that come more naturally to each person.Along my journey to living a better life with less stuff, I have discovered two main ways people declutter and organize the stuff the own, the spaces they live in, and their social lives. The first is editing the stuff you have by removing the unnecessary and the second is curating what you keep by only allowing in the items you care about in the first place.Neither is better than the other and it's important to use the techniques and strategies that work best for you. When you use the proper option for your personality, decluttering and organizing becomes so much easier. You can stop fighting against your natural tendencies and finally make progress. Today's episode will not only walk you through the differences between editing and curating your things, but will also show you how to use the techniques in 6 distinct areas of your home and life so you can put them into practice right away.This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - How editing and curating relate to being an introvert and extrovert- Why it's so important to declutter and organize based on your personality- What to do so you can make progress and quickly tidy up- A look at 6 distinct areas where you can use editing or curating in your life - Whether Marie Kondo and The Minimalists are editors or curators**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

    Ep 62: Lessons From Living Tiny That'll Surprise You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 26:44

    Get more show notes and ALL THE LINKS at littlegreenbow.com/62Tidy Home & Vibrant Life Starter Guide - 4 steps to create a home & life where you & your family thrive!The Home Systems Power Pack - our entire library of helpful tools and resources for clearing out the clutter, organizing your home, and simplify your daily activities at home.Vibrant Home Academy - a game-changing course designed to help you take control of your home so you let go of the overwhelm and live a full and vibrant life.Wannabe Minimalist Community - come join my private group filled with amazing people just like you who are on their journey toward minimalism and simplifying**********************Music:Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficialCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/Happy-MBBMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6swHZbWtRc**********************Do you watch those Tiny Living shows on HGTV or browse tiny homes on Instagram and dream of living small yourself? The homes look so quaint and relaxing and the people living in them swear they are like a secret to finding happiness. I have always been curious about the movement myself and wanted to see what it was really like. The best way to see what it's like is to try it on for size and that's exactly what we did!This summer I embarked on a tiny living experiment with my husband, our daughter, and my parents. While we did not live in the RV long term - and I do not live with my parents in regular life - we did live in it long enough to get a good idea of what full time living would be like. These are the top 10 lessons I learned from living tiny that I am taking into my everyday life of living as a wannabe minimalist. Some you are probably expecting, but some may come as a surprise. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - What it's really like to live tiny as a family- The most important thing to remember when living tiny- Why living tiny may not be for everyone- How to see through what others are saying to find what you really want- A simple hack that works for every home - not just tiny ones.**********************Subscribe & ReviewAre you subscribed to the Wannabe Minimalist Show podcast? 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 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 show is. Thank you!

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