001 Podcast – How to Start Getting Your House Under Control (Even When You’re Overwhelmed)

I recorded my very first podcast!

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In this episode I share:

  • Part One of my Slob Story
  • How I’m getting back on track after summer, how to work yourself into a routine, and the importance of doing the dishes!!
  • One decluttering tip anyone can apply immediately.

Things mentioned in the podcast:

My “Connect” page with all my social media links.

28 Days to Hope for Your Home

How to Prioritize Decluttering Projects (YouTube video and written post)

#ComeClean Google+ Hangout discussing Week One of 28 Days to Hope for Your Home

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  1. 1

    So. This is what I need. My only munchkin started school (half-days) and of course I’ll have time to clean my house right? It’s been two weeks and it’s still messier than it should be… Sigh. Off to go do my dishes.

  2. 2

    I’m loving your podcast! Can’t wait until it’s on iTunes, I’ll definetly be a subscriber.

  3. 4

    OMG, you have nailed it on the head! I started listening today while I’m filing at work to stay on task. What can it hurt right? Well, I have figured out, after listening, that in short, I am the same way. I think this is the beginning of a great friendship & for me, a cleaner, less cluttered house!

    Thank you for putting it all out there to help others!

  4. 5

    Hi. I just discovered your blog, and I’m loving it! I listen to your podcasts for motivation while I clean and declutter during my toddler’s nap. Notice I said declutter instead of organize? 😉

    I laughed my head off about the Tiffany song–you and I are close in age 🙂 I can totally relate to the way you think about a lot of things.

    I plan to check out your e-books!

  5. 7

    thank you so much for sharing your story. i can really relate to everything. also you helped me wake up and realize that i need to work on myself and that just b/c i have the time to clean doesn’t mean that it will be easy for me to clean.

  6. 8
    melissa call says:

    Loved the first podcast! (ok, I already loved you from your blog, lets get real). I baked cookies AND cleaned up the kitchen while listening. Except for the flour on the garbage can….I’ll go do that now.

  7. 9

    Thank you for this. I’m a stay at home mom and our house is usually always messy. I constantly argue with my husband because he constantly says he will replace me if I don’t start moving. but im glad to know im not the only one who sucks at keeping things clean

  8. 10

    I started listening to your Podcasts a bit late to the party, but I have started from the beginning because they absolutely speak to me. I was (am?) a blogger myself, I absolutely loved keeping up my blog…then we moved. We moved because our small 1,200 sq. ft. house was exploding at the seams and I just knew we needed a bigger house so I could get everything in it’s place and keep it under control. Low and behold, with even triple the space, everything is not in it’s place. I’ve been drowning since we moved because I kept bringing in more stuff instead of decluttering. Buying toys and clothes for my kids made me happy and I could ignore what was happening around us. Listening to your Podcasts has help me have several light bulb moments that I might not have had for years if I hadn’t found your them. I already have hope for my house because the struggles you speak of are exactly what I am going through. Thank you so much for sharing your story, it’s invaluable! I do hope you keep posting Podcasts, it’s the easiest way for me to get your content!

  9. 12
    Ginger Nikirk says:

    I thought I was the only one. My house has been so messy at times I have to literally wade through the mess. So Saturday I decide to clean my kitchen. Much like you dishes everywhere , not even a clean place to prepare food, washing enough dishes to “get through the night” I got tired of it. I was embarrassed because I am an adult my house shouldn’t look like this!!!! I have done the dishes every day since. I don’t empty the dishwasher in the morning because my day starts and 3:00 a.m. I don’t want to wake anyone up. So now it is Tuesday I have one bowl, a saucer , and a few utensils in the sink ( and some dirty rags). I am going to go smoke map out my goals for the night and get to work. I love the thought of it being work. Call me crazy but I always like to have a job or a project to do. One of my biggest fears is that once my house to decluttered I won’t have a job to do or a project. Well of to start my chores. Thank you Thank you Thank you. I can’t wait to listen to podcast #2 tomorrow!!!

  10. 13

    Hi! I am so glad I found your podcast- we are practically sisters & I seriously need some help!
    I’ve listened to the first 8 podcasts & am re-listening to your first episode.
    So many things you describe are exactly like me! For years I’ve been trying really hard to keep my house clean & was failing at it and could not understand why I was struggling so much.
    I was hoping you’d clarify something for me- when you talk about running your dishwasher every night & emptying it the next morning your kitchen magically (or not so magically) stays clean. What do you mean by “my kitchen is clean?” Do you mean your dishes are put away? Do you mean counters are wiped down & no little crumbs? Do you mean you find the energy to sweep & mop too? Could you define what a clean kitchen is, please.
    Thank you! I’m stalking your podcast archives 🙂

    • 14

      Do you have 28 Days to Hope for Your Home (my e-book)? It really talks about how all that works together. “Clean” means counters cleared and wiped down. Floors cleared, though not necessarily mopped.

  11. 15

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I love how real and realistic you are about being a slob. I have long fought this label, and struggle incessantly with it. As a chronic procrastinator, my house is always a mess, and as for clean, well…
    thank you for making me feel like I am not alone and that there is hope for me yet. I’m glad in a way I’ve found you this late – it means that you have more experience to send my way! Now, my bed is made, the dishwasher unpacked, the washing is on, and I really should go and hang out the previous load…
    Will be listening through your journey.

  12. 17
    Creativeme says:

    Amazing! You and I must be related. Messy me, slob vision, decluttering junk drawers (and linens closet) first…. That’s all me too!!!

  13. 18

    Dana, I go to BSF with you. I just found your podcast and listened to the first podcast. I can so relate to you. I am a pilemaker and my surfaces are always covered with piles. I’m off to do my dishes and work for a few minutes on cleaning off some of my kitchen counters.

  14. 20

    Hi, I recently found your blog and it’s so me!! I’ve been reading post after post trying to catch up. I started listening to your podcasts today, and in the very first one, you mention that you would always start decluttering a junk drawer or closet or somewhere behind closed doors but you didn’t know why. I do the same and I know why! It’s because I always felt that I needed to make room to store things before I got to the rest of the house. But I never seemed to make it to the rest of the house. Anyway, I see you created this podcast about 3.5 years ago, so you probably figured that out by now. ?

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