This episode blew my freakin’ mind.
After you meet our expert today and learn her revolutionary approach to simplifying your life, you will never approach the topic of picking up, cleaning up, or organizing the same way again.
Whether it’s your desk or closet that is overwhelming you, or like me, you are guilty of constantly starting projects and putting things in piles, only to run out of time or get flustered, creating bigger projects to deal with in the future, today’s episode will change your entire life.
I had no idea how simple it could be to feel organized and in control.
I learned from our expert today that I was attacking organization completely wrong, and that was the problem.
Her 5 steps are so life-changing that from the moment I finished talking to her, I started putting them into practice, and the results are incredible.
Get ready to laugh and learn as I confess the details of what a disaster I am (my husband even rats me out).
Luckily, the incredible Dana White, founder of the hit blog, A Slob Comes Clean, and author of How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, is here to help us all.
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In this episode, you’ll learn:
- 2:00: What Chris thinks about living with a slob. 😂
- 4:40: Wait. Organizing and decluttering are NOT the same thing?
- 6:20: Focus this way on organizing, and it will change your life.
- 7:30: Why doesn’t it work to buy all those organizing containers?
- 9:45: How do you know what your “clutter threshold” is?
- 12:15: We’ve gotten the purpose of containers all wrong!
- 17:40: Use “the visibility rule” before you do anything.
- 20:00: This is why you begin with a BLACK trash bag.
- 23:30: This part is still pretty easy. I can do this and you can, too.
- 25:00: Here’s why you don’t want a fancy “donate” box.
- 26:30: The decluttering question you’ve never heard before.
- 30:45: Here’s what REALLY happens with those organized piles.
- 31:50: No piles. Here’s what you do instead.
- 34:15: This is why we always put off organizing in the first place.
- 37:35: The second decluttering question you’ve never heard before.
- 39:00: Stop making organizing seem so big!
- 43:30: Spoiler alert: avoiding clutter doesn’t make it go away.
- 48:30: So how DO you live with a partner who’s a slob?
Resources and go deeper:
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Dana K. White
- I can’t get enough of Dana’s website: A Slob Comes Clean
- Grab her book: How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind
- Follow her on Instagram here.
- Or check out her fun posts on Facebook here.
- Royal Australian College: What does clutter do to your brain and body?
- We’re also fans of Dana’s book, Decluttering At the Speed of Light.
- TODAY: Study reveals neat freaks and slobs can live together (Phew!)
- Utah State University: The mental health benefits of decluttering.
- TEDx Talks: The masterpiece of a simple life.
- Boston Therapy: How decluttering brought peace of mind.
- Forbes: How to work for a disorganized boss.
- What does it look like to live with ADHD? Watch here.
- Curious about what an ADHD brain looks like? I’ll show you mine!