Episode 037 – Clutter Free: A Candid Conversation With Kathi Lipp

Does clutter weigh you down?  Listen as Kathi Lipp talks about how clearing clutter changed her life…and how it can change yours.


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On This Episode

Rhythm of Life – My Purge Report
Random Riffs – Light Bulb Musings and “Aha!” Moments
Feature Segment – Clutter Free: A Candid Conversation With Kathi Lipp

Rhythm of Life – Update On My Purge Efforts

As I discussed in Episode 33, my intention at the beginning of the year was to do a clear-out of “stuff” that had collected in my house.  Here’s an update on how it’s going.

First, I set aside time to chip away at one priority area that needed clearing: the piles of paper that had been accumulating over a 2-year period. Then I sorted into piles: save, throw away, follow up on.

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I kept going until every piece of paper was in the appropriate pile.  When I was done, I ended up with three trash bags of paper; the rest was either filed or archived.

I learned some lessons from this experience, the least of which was don’t wait until the beginning of the year or Spring cleaning to purge.  Clean space allows for more creativity and, if attacked in small bursts on a consistent basis, can be quick and easy to address.  Set aside time on a regular basis to deal with your problem areas so that it doesn’t get out of control.

Listen to this podcast to hear more lessons learned. Share with the group hints on how you manage purge efforts around your home.

Random Riffs – Light Bulb Musings and “Aha!” Moments

In a random free moment, I started thinking about how many catch phrases there are that include the light bulb, like…”Life is like a light bulb…we’re the ones who control the switch.”  Or…”He’s not the brightest bulb on the tree.”

And, we’ve all heard the typical lightbulb jokes, like….”How many consultants does it take to change a lightbulb?  –We don’t know.  They never get past the feasibility study.”

Just think – if Thomas Edison hadn’t invented the light bulb, we’d not only be sitting in the dark, but we also wouldn’t have all these great light bulb jokes!

Listen to this podcast for more jokes and catch phrases. Share with the group some of your favorites.

Feature Segment – Clutter-Free: A Candid Conversation with Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp inspires thousands of women each year to strip down their expectations and lives, and live with real purpose. With humor and wisdom, she offers hope paired with practical steps to live with meaning.

Kathi is the author of 13 books including Clutter Free, and The Get Yourself Organized Project.  She is a national speaker often featured on Focus on the Family, MOPS InternationalCrosswalk.com, and Nickelodeon TV's Parent Connect, as well as at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the U.S.

On this episode hear Kathi talk about:

  1. What clearing clutter leaves room for in your life
  2. What prompted her to speak about this topic
  3. How to make decluttering easier
  4. The three-boxes method
  5. And much, much more

Are you inspired to get decluttering? Listen to hear more.

Additional Resources:
Clutterfreeacademy.com – to sign up for the course
Connect with Kathi – kathilipp.com

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Anything you'd like to get rid of?  What might you gain from clearing it out?  Leave a comment below.

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