Episodes
There’s been so much talk of home organization recently with the new Get Organized with The Home Edit show on Netflix, but there are some critical steps that you don’t get to see behind the scenes. Most of us have used decluttering and organizing interchangeably in the past. We think we declutter when we just organize all of our stuff. Or we say we’re getting organized when we are really sorting though our belongings, but not grouping or categorizing them. But, as I have continued to dive...
Published 10/02/20
One of the struggles many people face is finding happiness on our journey in life. I’m no different and that is why I was so excited to have a real conversation with Shannon Wolfe about what led her to minimalism and how she is finding happiness while throwing out perfection. Think about it this way…have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome or feeling like a fraud? I have. I tell people I am a minimalist, but then fear being judged because my house might have less stuff in it than a...
Published 09/24/20
It’s day 16 of a month-long Home Revolution Decluttering and Cleaning Challenge. A group of us are decluttering our homes for 14 days and following it up with 14 days of deep cleaning. It’s all in an effort to start loving our homes again. This has been quite the year and with so much out of our control it’s time we took back our homes to show them who’s boss. So, what were the takeaways from the first half of the challenge where we decluttered our spaces. Well, there are 6 major lessons...
Published 09/17/20
You’ve heard about capsule wardrobes, but have you ever tried one yourself? Maybe you love clothes and think a capsule wardrobe is too restrictive. Or maybe your life is filled with so many different activities you’d make a super hero’s head spin with all the outfit changes and you have no idea where to start. But, the good news is that capsule wardrobes are the opposite of restrictive and in fact give you the freedom to really enjoy everything in your closet. They also help corral the...
Published 09/10/20
Do you have a hard time finishing what you start? No judgment here if the answer is yes! I used to leave projects and tasks unfinished all the time. It made me feel awful, but I just didn’t know how to change it. You see, I’m a natural starter. That means I have no problem starting projects, trying new things, or jumping in with both feet. However, I generally tend to lose interest, change focus, or just stop projects with our completing them. But, I knew that had to change. Not only did...
Published 09/03/20
Are you embarrassed or nervous to call yourself a wannabe minimalist? Do you think your family or friends will laugh at you when you tell them you want to declutter your home, get rid of the stuff overwhelming your life, and live with intention? My guest on the latest episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show can help you overcome these fears. Kelsey Sholin from delightofmine.com is new on her path toward living with less stuff so that she can enjoy life more. As a mom of three very energetic...
Published 08/27/20
How many times have you looked around your home and wished the organization fairies would come and clear away all of your old stuff and clutter? Do you dream of having a home you where you welcome friends and family over at a moment’s notice? Are you tired of constantly wasting time looking for lost things? Well, I have some good news…you can have a clean, clutter-free home that you are proud of and can find what you need when you need it. And you have have it next week!! No matter how much...
Published 08/20/20
What do you do when life gives you lemons? Well, you could make a sour face and complain, or you could look at the situation for what it is and move forward with lemonade. The latter is what my guest, Sarah Baehr of TheBaehrNecessities.com did when she and her husband discovered they were in over their heads thanks to some poor financial decisions early on in their marriage. Through a very chaotic year, she discovered that what she was really after was a life of intention. Minimalism and...
Published 08/11/20
Are you tired of looking around your home and seeing piles of stuff, things to finish, and just clutter that you dread going through? I get it. I’ve been in your shoes and tried the most popular methods of clearing out the clutter from our home, but there was lots of information that just didn’t fit with our need for things to change fast. After all, we’re a busy family. As a mom, I have too much going on in a day to take out everything I own and sort through it, like the Konmari Method...
Published 08/06/20
Is minimalism or intentional living only limited to your home furnishings and clothes closets? Of course not! The beauty of minimalism (and it’s not just a decorating style with stark white walls) is that it can spill into every area of your life if you allow it. Minimalism is living intentionally and being mindful of the things we let into our lives and homes and as today’s guest reminds us, what we put on our bodies. I was thrilled to get to chat with Jenny Brereton about clean beauty on...
Published 07/30/20
Would your family know what to do and have access to the necessary financial and insurance information if something happened to you? Imagine you were in a car accident or caught COVID-19 and ended up in the hospital for a month. Who would take care of your kids? Who would pay the bills? Who would communicate with the insurance companies? And would they know where to get the information they’d need? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, you need an Emergency Binder for your...
Published 07/23/20
Tried decluttering before, but didn’t get the results you wanted? That was the exact spot today’s guest found herself in - even after she decluttered over 2000 items. But, don't despair! There’s good news. Instead of giving up, she learned she just had to declutter one more place in her home and then it all changed. She finally started feeling lighter and less stressed. Her home became her haven and she finished decluttering each room. So what made the difference? It all came down to one...
Published 07/16/20
Have you ever heard of a no-gift party and wondered if it was right for you or your family? It seems like no-gift parties are popping up all over the internet these days and the idea can be appealing. I get it. Your home is already overflowing with stuff. But, what is a no-gift party anyway. Well, it’s just as it sounds. It’s a party to celebrate, but you ask the guests to not bring gifts. They can be tempting. You know you already have enough stuff and your kids have enough toys they...
Published 07/09/20
Has this year sent you into a tailspin when it comes to keeping up with housework, schoolwork, and actual work? Do you struggle with juggling all the things? If so, you’re not alone. This episode is all about the importance of finding a schedule that works for you and your family. Our guest today, shares how she keeps her home functioning and clean while raising a family, homeschooling, strengthening her marriage, and running a blog to help other mamas master the art of homemaking. If she...
Published 07/03/20
Every once in a while a new trend comes along in the minimalism space that shakes things up and makes people re-examine their lives. One of the recent newcomers is the idea of Swedish Death Cleaning. Don’t worry. It’s not as morbid as it sounds. In fact, it could be one of the best ways for sentimental people to declutter their belongings. At the heart of the trend is the idea that you want to make life easier for your loved ones when you die instead of leaving them with a house filled with...
Published 06/25/20
Have you ever wondered how some families seem to have life figured out? Their kids follow routines and they have healthy habits established. But, no matter what you try, you just can’t stand the idea of a boring routine? It turns out, that it doesn’t have to be as complicated or boring as it seems. Today’s guest describes herself as “a naturally Type B person” who much prefers to fly be the seat of her pants. Once she became a mother, she figured out that wasn’t the best approach, but...
Published 06/04/20
What mindsets do you have around money? Most of us have a complicated relationship with money, but did you know these thoughts can also keep your home filled with clutter? Today, I am chatting with money management expert, Ashley Patrick about all things money mindset and how to live intentionally even in these uncertain times. This episode is will help you get past your negative thoughts and create a plan to start living the life you dream about. Our guest today, shares how she moved...
Published 05/28/20
Do you struggle with quiet time? Don't worry if you answered yes. This is an area I struggle too. But, that all changes today. This episode is all about the importance of quiet time, why it is essential to your child’s well-being, and how to implement quiet time in your home without a fight. Our guest today, shares how she keeps peace and quiet in her home while homeschooling her 5 kids and running a business with her sister. If she can have 2 hours of quiet time everyday in her home, she...
Published 05/26/20
Are you feeling smothered, stuck, or like you’re suffocating in your home, but don't know why? The answer may be the stuff you own. Tired of the rat race and working so hard to buy ALL THE THINGS? See why the answer may be as simple as saying no to shopping. Our guest today, shares her journey from this exact spot. She was determined to live a better life and back at the beginning of 2017 she chose to define her year with simplicity. She never could have imagined how that goal would...
Published 05/21/20
Do you put off decluttering because it feels like a chore and something that will never end? That stops today! Today you become an action-taker and get control over your home and your stuff. The best part is that it will only take you an hour to change your life. Want gold stars and bonus points? Get your family in on the action and make it a competition to see who can find the most stuff or get done the fastest. It’s never been easier to clear out your stuff and live in a lighter and...
Published 05/19/20
If you are a mom and have wanted to simplify or declutter your home, chances are there is someone in your household that has not been as excited about the process as you are. I hear all the time from readers and listeners who want to know…”How do I get my husband or kids to declutter their stuff?” This is a very common question and so I thought it best to bring in backup. Today’s guest has been there and she has some very interesting techniques that will work wonders for getting your kids...
Published 05/15/20
Looking to redecorate your home, but not able to get to a store? Maybe you just want to be resourceful or save money? Today’s show discusses several innovative ideas for how to redecorate your space with everyday items you already have on hand. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - why setting your intention for a space before you decorate is key - how to look around your home with a new creative eye - interesting things you can decorate with that you...
Published 05/13/20
Have you been struggling to embrace minimalism or simple living because you’re waiting for your “ah-ha moment”? Today’s guest will help you realize that you don’t need to wait for a big life change or a crisis to start your journey to a more intentional life. You can start by giving everything you own a home. That’s exactly what Jenna did and she knows her stuff. As a mom who always thought she lived tiny (and compared to many of us she does), she realized that her home was still messy...
Published 05/06/20
Published 04/22/20
We’ve been sold this idea that we need a to do list in order to be productive. But, productivity can come at the cost of moving the needle forward in your life if you lose sight of your priorities. Think about your to do list…. Maybe it’s a list of things you want to get done today. Maybe it’s a list of things you need to do tomorrow. Or if you’re like many people, your to do list is a running list of things you think about and jot down so you don’t forget. The problem is that the items...
Published 04/22/20