It’s Podcast #12!!
This one is a little shorter than normal (about 23 minutes).
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In it, I share about my week, and answer the most commonly asked question around here – “How do I get started?” I also talk about the ying-yang relationship between habits and decluttering.
Posts mentioned in this podcast:
Cleaning for Paula – The series of posts where I work through my How to Clean a Messy House checklist to be ready for ABC News to come inside my house!
Get Started – The page where I explain how to read the blog backwards.
28 Days to Hope for Your Home – the e-book
Can We Survive with only ONE Skillet??
Another Kitchen Decluttering post
And did you notice that the gray play box for this podcast is now up where everyone can see it easily? Thanks to my dear friend Angie of Many Little Blessings (who is so much more tech-savvy than I am) who figured that out as she launched her very first podcast this week! And one of the things she talks about is solutions for clutter excuses. I haven’t listened yet, but can’t wait! (She’s been my roommate at conferences and I know how funny she is!)
Angie @ Many Little Blessings says
Thanks so much for the shout out! I’m glad that you got it to work on your newest post as well. You know I’m always happy to be a help. 🙂
Kristy K. James says
I love these podcasts and videos. If I weren’t so tired tonight, I’d have decluttered a number of things from my office, but I will get them out tomorrow. The whole ‘just in case’ thing really struck a chord. I have things I’ve kept because I might be able to use them for something someday. For example, these really cute tea tins that would be great for paper clips, or push pins, or any number of other things. Except those things fit very nicely in a desk drawer, so if I were to use the tins, then I’d have to find a surface to keep them on….and my goal is free space, not more stuff. So the tins are going.a number of other ‘just in case’ items.
I’ve already put into practice the black trash bag to start getting rid of stuff in preparation for Thanksgiving…and the recycling center is going to get three of them on Tuesday. Yay! 🙂
So tomorrow, I will be playing this podcast again as I start purging my shelves of things I’d hoped to use someday. I’ve had the tins for about a year. If I haven’t used them yet…uh…probably not ever going to, am I? 🙂
I’ve been listening to your podcasts in order while I clean. I live in Jersey and if it was 64° in my house I’d turn the heat on!
Hi! I’ve been totally binging on your podcasts – I LOVE them. So inspirational! In this podcast, you mentioned how keeping up with laundry helps you to know which things you don’t wear and then you can get rid of them. For me it’s kind of the opposite. I like to get rid of clothes so that I don’t have as many, and then it forces me to do laundry! (I HATE doing laundry) Underwear is the best example – if I limit myself to only having like 8 pairs of underwear, then by the time a week goes by, I HAVE to do laundry or I won’t have any underwear to wear! 🙂 Just thought I’d share that little tip. Thanks so much for this awesome podcast!
Letting you know that there’s someone still listening to these in 2022!