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Podcast 006 – Don’t Get Organized! Just Declutter

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Podcast #6 is ready!

It just hit me that this means I’ve been podcasting for six weeks now! (Remember, I have Time Passage Awareness Disorder.)

In this week’s podcast, I share the second reason why I am glad that I called myself a slob. I also tell about my shock when I learned that I was NOT the only woman out there who struggled with housekeeping like I did.

For this week’s decluttering inspiration, I talk about how it is okay (even helpful) to let yourself JUST declutter instead of organizing. This is a concept that took a long time for me to understand, but it has helped me so much.

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I Just Decluttered. That’s It. (Includes Webisode)

Homework Time Decluttering

Two Second Task

I threw away a pen . . . .

Drowning in Clutter? (Don’t Grab a Floatie, Drain the Ocean!)

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I’m an airhead tonight, but I seem to remember reading, or hearing, you ask for reviews. Am I correct? If so, as far as I can tell, you need at least 5 ratings and/or reviews for iTunes to put the average up, so you’re not too far away. I’ve been putting off getting an account there because I go through a third party at the moment, but this is as good a reason as any to bite the bullet and just start dealing with it myself. 🙂

    I love what you say about finding a correlation between slob tendencies and creative types. I’ve always been into writing, crafts, and sewing (until I figured out I hate sewing) since I was a teenager. I’ve also always been called weird, eccentric and told I have my head in the clouds because I don’t fit into the ‘normal’ mold most other people do. Frankly I think I’m happier than those who feel free to offer rude opinions. However, I know I would be happier still to not be so overwhelmed with clutter.

    Seeing all of your before/after photos helped…and led me to take some of my own. Amazing how things don’t seem as bad until you do something like that, isn’t it? But the pictures, as well as this podcast has motivated me to deal with another area of my office…which seems to also turn into a storage area. If I weren’t under a huge amount of pressure this week, I’d try to do more…but that one area is going to be history before next Monday – and it’s better than putting it off until I have more time (I am the reining Queen of Procrastination, so I guess we’re both royalty). I’m also going to re-read Drowning in Clutter since I’m in need of MORE motivation. With the holidays just around the corner, I really want to enjoy them without moving stuff from one place to another first. Unless I move them to the trash or the Hospice store. 🙂

  2. 2

    I cant tell you how much I relate to you- Ive seen your blog on pinterest before, but today after another dissapointed discussion with my husband about my inability to keep the house clean- I found your podcasts- im a teacher, a crafter, I sew, I paint-I know im a creative person but never connected my “slob ways” to my creative brain. Thank you for sharing.

  3. 3

    Love to listen while I clean. I have such limited spare time so I am very excited you have podcasts!! Thank you!!

  4. 4
    Cathy Booth says:

    Dana, you just made me cry. I’m new to your podcasts now, Jan 2016. This one really touched my heart. I’ve been feeling like such a failure, so completely unable to create even a moderately tidy house, I’ve just been miserable lately. Your podcasts and blogs have truly helped me get started, and I’m grateful for the small progress I’ve made already, with your help.
    But when you said that the majority of your listeners are bright, highly creative women, who just happen to have this side effect of being organizationally challenged, I completely teared up. You’re validating me. You’re validating all the time and effort and love Ive put into my children’s hearts and lives, even if I haven’t been a very good housekeeper.
    I felt love wash over me when you said that, and I am incredibly grateful. Thank you for all you’re doing, I am now a faithful follower of your work.
    I don’t know if you ever share prayers or verses that have helped you on your journey, but I’d love to hear those too. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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