008-How to Clean a Messy House Podcast

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Podcast #8 is up! You can see links to all my podcasts here.


Posts mentioned in the podcast:

The time my mothering and wife-ing skills were attacked when I shared my struggles in front of the wrong person. (This post also includes a printable daily kitchen checklist for the kids.)

How to Clean a Messy House and Get It Ready for Guests (Also includes a printable checklist.)

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist for your Company Ready House

28 Days to Hope for Your Home (an e-book NOT for the mildly disorganized)

My Connect page with all my social media links.

If you listened to the podcast (you can listen in iTunes or right here on the gray line below the “You May Also Like” pictures), please share your thoughts here in the comments!





  1. 1

    I am loving the podcast! It helps things get in my brain better if I hear it. THANK YOU! You minister to me in ways I can’t express.

  2. 3

    I can’t wait to listen to this tonight! I found your blog recently and listened to your first seven podcasts. I have to say that you could so easily have been talking about me! I too have been a slob (ouch that word hurts!) since childhood and assumed that one day I would magically ‘get it’ and be able to keep my home clean. Of course that never did happen. So much of your journey mirrors my own. After listening to you I decided to do a laundry day. I just kept loading the washer, switching to the dryer and piling up the dry clothes. I too have a family of five and that pile got really big. Once the kids were in bed I got it all folded and put away. When they got up in he morning my youngest came running to me in fear saying that all of our clothes had disappeared…..bc they weren’t on the floor where they usually were….laugh and sigh.

    Anyway I want to thank you for this blog and for my new rule that I have to run the dishwasher every day. While I probably won’t keep to one day of laundry I am finding that running that dishwasher makes a big difference.

  3. 4

    You are so motivating, and it feels like I’m having a chat with an understanding friend. Thank you for that! The thing that has helped me most, and you talk about it here, is the trash bag. Duh….why did I never think of that before? Keeping a big trashbag/can in the room I’m working on helps so so much. I have the trashcan, an empty laundry basket (for things to be put away/sorted into other rooms) as well as a box for donation to Goodwill. I don’t understand how I always, every time end up with a huge box of donation items, but I do. My son and I go through his room at least every 3 months for donation items. Tell me how I still have tons of things/clutter/crap/clothes in this house? ha ha…I am so easily overwhelmed, and often cry at the state of my home. Thankfully I have a very understanding and supportive husband. Your checklists help me a lot, I love the detail-I need it. I’m looking forward to (trying) to keep up with you.

  4. 5

    Thank you so much. I really needed to hear this pod cast today… I will be returning to it often. :O)

  5. 6
    Brittany Muir says:

    I LOVE your web site I love to know I am not alone. Thank you. You have help me so so much.

  6. 7
    Rubyanne says:

    Love podcasts!
    Keep them coming 🙂

  7. 8

    Love it! I always come back to this podcast whenever I’m discouraged to get going. I put it on and just start plowing away. So thanks sooo much for helping me through the messes of a 5 person household!

  8. 10

    Wow, hearing you talk about being authentic really touched me. It makes me think we all have our parts of ourselves that we’re afraid of people knowing about. I think you’re right about it being better to be authentic, but it can be really difficult sometimes.

    Four months ago I had to leave work when my depression got really bad and the only people who know the reason why I suddenly disappeared are my director and HR person. I’m going back to work next week and I know my coworkers are going to ask me what happened. For months I’ve been struggling with what I should tell them. I’m going to try to follow your advice and be authentic though, because I don’t want it to be this big secret I’m hiding. I hope that if I’m honest and authentic about my struggles that I get support, but part of me is afraid that there’ll be people who don’t really get it and doubt me.

    I know these are two really different things we’re struggling with, but hearing you say those things made me feel better and not so alone. I’ll try to be cautious about what I say, but I want to be honest this part of my life. Thanks Dana, it was nice listening to this podcast.

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