podcasts Archives - Dana K. White: A Slob Comes Clean

Reality-Based Cleaning, Organizing and Decluttering

45:59 2022-05-26
In today’s podcast, I answer several questions and (try to) help break through the overthinking that’s behind the questions. I’m an overthinker, too, so I get it. But breaking through my overthinking has been essential to making progress...
22:08:51 2022-05-19
I love this episode and my guest’s incredible honesty. My guest today is a mental health professional and is working on her own home. I think you’ll find her insights to be incredibly helpful no matter your situation. My books Join us over on ...
54:18 2022-05-12
I enjoyed this conversation with Greg so much! His job is to clean up hard-to-clean things, and part of that is helping out in hoarding situations. I think you’ll find it encouraging and helpful!   Organizing for the Rest of Us   My books Join...
22:02:12 2022-05-05
I’ve known Amy for ten years, and I’ve watched as she has had to adjust to changes in her health. I asked her to come on the podcast and share the ways she has changed her strategies in her home and in her thinking. My new book: Organizing for...
40:51 2022-04-28
Y’all know I’ve been gardening for the first time ever. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but I’m having fun! As I learn, I see so many parallels decluttering. I’m sharing these decluttering thoughts today.   Org...
48:27 2022-04-21
In this episode, we discuss: getting out of project mentality stuff shifting feeling like you are the only one who can tackle the clutter The Take Your House Back course is open for registration!  Get my new book: Organizing for the Rest of Us  My books...
42:15 2022-04-14
I had a conversation recently and was asked if I thought the root of this problem with keeping a house under control had more to do with nature or nurture. I’ve been thinking a lot about that question since. So I thought I’d talk about it. My ...
54:28 2022-04-07
In this episode we talk about: how to deal with areas that seem to collect clutter no matter what. how to deal with “his” stuff.   how to handle scrapbooking and pictures when I don’t even know where to start. how cooking without a plan actual...
34:41 2022-03-31
I’ve learned the power of maintenance. Even before (or especially before) I got my house under control, doing maintenance tasks was key. I’ve been thinking about the need for and my resistance to maintenance tasks as spring has arrived and I s...
47:21 2022-03-24
In this episode, we discuss: dealing with incoming paper strategies to help teenage family members declutter involving the family in 5 minute pickups Get my new book: Organizing for the Rest of Us  My books Join us over on Patreon to support the show.  ...
52:20 2022-03-17
In this episode, we discuss: combining 2 households figuring out storage solutions for the things she really wants to do making progress in a time of limbo Organizing for the Rest of Us   My books Join us over on Patreon to support the show.    ...
22:02:15 2022-03-10
In this episode we talk about: excitement that a friend’s child commented on how tidy her house was. how she’s figured out how to maintain laundry day. having a cleaning person which isn’t a solution to being a slob. My new book: Organizing for ...
29:00 2022-03-05
Checklists are so appealing! But sometimes, they backfire. I’m talking about how I do and don’t use checklists in today’s podcast.   Organizing for the Rest of Us   My books Join us over on Patreon to support the show.    ...
29:00 2022-03-03
Checklists are so appealing! But sometimes, they backfire. I’m talking about how I do and don’t use checklists in today’s podcast.   Organizing for the Rest of Us   My books Join us over on Patreon to support the show.    ...
32:17 2022-02-24
I’m talking about the long game today. What have I done that has benefited me waaayyyyy down the road, and what can I do now that will benefit me waaaaayyyy more down the road. Get my new book: Organizing for the Rest of Us  My books Join us over o...
37:30 2022-02-17
I’m answering questions in today’s podcast that were submitted by listeners. What do I do about stuff that piles up because I’m afraid to put it away because then I’ll forget about it? How do I prioritize decorating projects now th...
22:14:08 2022-02-10
In this episode we talk about: living in a house that isn’t yours to make final decisions about.  helping other people declutter without seeming pushy.  dealing with the ongoing mess from toys in the living room. My new book: Organizing for the Re...
30:30 2022-02-03
More than perfectionism, I fight what’s-the-point-ism. I have had to come up with ways to help myself understand the point of doing less than a perfect job, and motivate myself to do what I can. Organizing for the Rest of Us   My books Join us over...
37:52 2022-01-27
In today’s podcast, we discuss: when it’s okay to buy an empty shelf. how to cut down on paper. cutting back on what we bring into our homes. My new book: Organizing for the Rest of Us (get the flow chart here) My books Want to be a patron of the ...
40:37 2022-01-20
I’m answering some decluttering questions: What about stuff that needs to stay out because that’s the only way I remember to use it? My mother and her business have moved into my home. How do I help her? What should I do about items that are o...
41:41 2022-01-13
In this episode we talk about: Re-figuring out home management and daily habits when there’s a new schedule. sweeping every day when you have all hardwood/tile downstairs. getting down to the nitty-gritty deep cleaning. Take Your House Back course i...
22:02:08 2022-01-06
In today’s podcast we discuss: preparing for baby’s arrival. the difference between her clutter threshold and her husband’s clutter threshold and ways to help find a balance. how best to find ways to have all her children help with decluttering....
35:33 2021-12-30
Do you feel the urge to make goals but don’t make them because you’ve always failed before? I’m talking about rethinking how to make goals and ways to be successful. Pre-order Organizing for the Rest of Us and fill out the form to get pr...
31:13 2021-12-23
As we’re getting settled into our new home, I’ve realized that some things I’ve heard “normal” people say over the years make sense. They didn’t make sense to me before, and I’m now wondering why. Specifically, wh...
22:03:02 2021-12-16
In today’s podcast we discuss: overcoming decluttering paralysis. how to begin getting the items you’re keeping in the correct location when other stuff is in those spaces? trying something in a new space first, before moving everything there....
29:28 2021-12-09
As I put up Christmas decorations in my new home, I’m reminded of the reality that everything needs a place. Not that I’m not still super-annoyed by the old “A place for everything” saying. This week, I’m sharing how I’...
46:50 2021-12-02
In this conversation, we discuss: how to apply the container concept to the room used to store inventory for reselling.   zones to help find things that are needed, but stored all over the house. how best to pare down scrapbooking. Pre-order Organizing ...
46:39 2021-11-25
I know. I’m always thinking about my stuff and decluttering and clutter and such, so it only makes sense that the moving process has given me a lot to think about. I mean, touching every last thing we own will do that. I’m sharing the progress...
31:47 2021-11-18
I personally had a breakthrough recently in my own mindset when I realized the power of focusing on the things I can do and not on the things I can’t do. I know it doesn’t sound like much, and I was skeptical at first, too. But I really have s...
36:19 2021-11-11
In this episode, we discuss: keeping everything under control when you have four kids at home. when you’re going to be ready to start decorating. how to manage outdoor gear.   My books Sign up for my newsletter. Become a patron. Sponsor: ShipStatio...
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