Wannabe Clutter Free | Declutter, Organize, Calm the Chaos

Deanna Yates | Professional Organizer, Decluttering Coach, Wannabe Minimalist

Ready to stop the overwhelm and start enjoying your life more? This podcast will help you declutter the piles of stuff, organize the things you want to keep, and learn to let go of the rest with positive mindsets and encouragement. As a busy mom who's been there, done that, I share stories of the crazy - like selling 80% of what we owned to travel with our toddler to the mundane - like having to run a home now that our kiddo's in school. Living with less is not about deprivation - just the opposite! Decluttering can open you up for a life of freedom you never knew was possible. And you won’t hear it just from me - there are amazing guests too! It’s practical, doable, and simple for those of us that wannabe clutter free.

  • 38 minutes 15 seconds
    Ep 214: Creating a Peaceful Home: The Power of Organization with Jane Abrahams

    In this episode, Deanna discusses the transformative power of organization with Jane Abrahams. Jane shares her expert tips on decluttering and creating a harmonious living space. Discover how simplifying your environment can lead to greater peace and happiness in your daily life.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Jane Abrahams, the founder of Jane's Addiction Organization. Jane, a professional organizer based in New York, shares her insights on how decluttering can bring peace and functionality to your home. They explore the emotional aspects of letting go of possessions and how a well-organized space can improve your quality of life. Jane offers practical tips on starting your decluttering journey, overcoming sentimental attachments, and finding joy in a clutter-free environment.

    Throughout the conversation, Jane emphasizes the importance of understanding when 'enough' is enough and using what you already own. She also discusses the holistic approach to organizing, which involves not just physical decluttering but also creating mental and emotional space. Whether you’re overwhelmed by clutter or simply looking for ways to streamline your home, this episode provides valuable advice and inspiration to help you create a serene and organized living space.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • Practical strategies for starting your decluttering journey.
    • Tips for overcoming emotional attachments to possessions.
    • The benefits of a clutter-free home on your mental and emotional well-being.
    • How to identify and appreciate having 'enough' in your life.
    • Ways to use what you own to create a harmonious living environment.


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media (@wannabeclutterfree). Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    17 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 40 minutes 13 seconds
    Ep 213: Packing Light: Traveling Europe as a Family for a Month with Just a Carry-On

    Traveling and struggling to pack light? Discover how we traveled Europe for 1 month as a family with just carry-on suitcases. Stop paying for baggage fees, fighting with heavy luggage, and enjoy your vacation more.

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    Traveling and wondering how you can fit everything you need in a carryon suitcase? You know it would be easier, but it just seems impossible.

    Follow host, Deanna Yates, as she breaks down her packing process that’s allowed her to travel all over the world with just carry on luggage - even with a family.

    Their latest adventures took the family to Europe for 1 month and not only did they fit everything in carry-ons, they even had enough space to bring several souvenirs back with them!

    And if you want even more help with planning out a full capsule wardrobe, don’t miss out on the limited release of the Chaos to Calm Summit: Capsule Wardrobe Edition speaker sessions!

    This episode will also help you discover:

    • The 7 simple steps to planning out your travel wardrobe
    • Why clothing is not the first thing to consider
    • How to choose the right color scheme
    • Simple ideas for upping your creativity with your outfits
    • The exact 14 clothing pieces I packed for a 28-day trip


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media (@wannabeclutterfree). Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    10 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 48 minutes 50 seconds
    Ep 212: The Secrets to a Calm and Effective To-Do List with Alicia Cohen

    In this episode, Deanna discusses how to create a calm and effective to-do list with Alicia Cohen. They explore strategies for prioritizing tasks, overcoming feelings of overwhelm, and finding balance in busy mom life. Tune in for actionable tips to increase your productivity at home and achieve a more organized and peaceful daily routine.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews productivity expert Alicia Cohen. They dive deep into the secrets of creating a calm and effective to-do list. Alicia shares her unique approach to prioritizing tasks and avoiding the pitfalls of hustle culture, offering listeners practical advice on managing their daily responsibilities without feeling overwhelmed. With a focus on aligning tasks with personal energy levels and emotional needs, Alicia provides a refreshing perspective on productivity.

    Throughout the episode, Deanna and Alicia discuss the importance of capturing all tasks and ideas in a central system, the benefits of digital and physical capture tools, and the skill of prioritization. They also explore how to set up a to-do list system that not only enhances productivity but also promotes a balanced and fulfilling life. Tune in for actionable tips that will transform your approach to daily tasks and help you achieve a more organized and peaceful routine.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • Effective strategies for managing to-do lists
    • The importance of capturing all tasks in a central system
    • How to prioritize tasks based on personal energy levels
    • The pitfalls of hustle culture and how to avoid them
    • Tips for creating a balanced and fulfilling life through better task management


    About Alicia Cohen

    Alicia Cohen is a productivity expert, specializing in prioritization and time management.

    Alicia built her business, Alicia Cohen Designs, based on her own journey of overcoming her overwhelmed and frazzled life -- what she calls the "hamster wheel marathon" -- and now teaches others the methods that she discovered and uses personally.

    With Alicia’s support, busy people learn intentional planning, effective productivity, and high-impact mindset shifts that enable them to transform from constantly feeling behind to designing lives that work and feel good.

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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    3 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 43 minutes 30 seconds
    Ep 211: Clutter and Couples: Creating Harmony at Home with Each Other's Stuff with Colette Roy

    In this episode, Deanna discusses how clutter affects our relationships with Colette Roy, an author and expert in clutter management and couples’ communication. Tune in to discover actionable steps for managing both physical and emotional clutter and learn how to transform your living space into a harmonious sanctuary.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Colette Roy, a Professional Organizer with a wealth of experience in managing both physical and emotional clutter in relationships. They dive deep into the challenges couples face when merging households and the critical role effective communication plays in maintaining harmony. Colette shares her journey and the transformative power of regular, structured communication sessions, offering listeners practical advice on how to set these up and keep them going.

    Throughout the conversation, Deanna and Colette highlight the parallels between managing physical clutter and fostering healthy relationships. They discuss the importance of small, consistent steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed, and how these practices can create a sanctuary-like home environment.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • How to set clear communication parameters when moving in together.
    • The benefits of regular, structured communication sessions for couples.
    • Practical tips for managing physical and emotional clutter.
    • The importance of small, consistent steps in maintaining a clutter-free home.
    • Inspiration for embracing life transitions and new beginnings.


    About Colette Roy

    Colette's been obsessed with organizing since she was a little girl and had a super tiny bedroom! Her need to keep everything in its place was crucial to her well-being. From there, her obsession with organization evolved into systems she created to operate her residential cleaning company after graduating from the University of Colorado. A decade later, she closed the biz and hightailed it to the Caribbean to learn how to sail with her new husband; during that adventure, she became an overnight minimalist since she was carrying all her belongings!

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    26 June 2024, 7:20 am
  • 39 minutes 34 seconds
    Ep 210: Top 5 Hacks to Help Busy Moms Battle Burnout with Nikki Oden

    In this episode, Deanna discusses how to revitalize your maternal energy and combat burnout with Nikki Oden's actionable plan. Join them as they uncover the transformative power of pre-planning mornings and discovering one's unique gifts and talents, offering invaluable insights for moms seeking balance and resilience in their daily lives.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Nikki Oden, a lawyer and mom mentor who empowers working moms to combat burnout and reclaim control over their lives. Nikki shares her insights and practical strategies for helping moms own their days and achieve their goals without succumbing to the pressures of mom guilt. Together, they explore actionable steps to revitalize maternal energy and foster resilience in the face of everyday challenges.

    Throughout the episode, Nikki Oden shares actionable advice on how to navigate the complexities of modern motherhood. She emphasizes the importance of turning daily fantasies into manageable realities and pre-planning mornings to reduce chaos and stress. Additionally, Nikki discusses the significance of practicing self-compassion and positive self-talk, highlighting the detrimental effects of negative comparisons and the importance of embracing one's unique gifts and talents. With Nikki's guidance, listeners will gain practical insights into prioritizing self-care, nurturing their well-being, and finding balance in their busy lives.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • Strategies for turning daily fantasies into manageable realities.
    • Practical tips for pre-planning mornings to reduce stress and chaos.
    • The importance of practicing self-compassion and positive self-talk.
    • How to avoid harmful comparisons and embrace your unique gifts and talents.
    • Insights into prioritizing self-care and fostering resilience in motherhood.


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Subscribe & Review

    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    19 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 54 minutes 11 seconds
    Ep 209: Minimalist Living: How to Create a Balanced, Intentional Life with Kelly Foss

    In this episode, Deanna explores the principles and practices of intentional living with Millennial Minimalist, Kelly Foss. They discuss how to tackle sentimental clutter, foster supportive relationships and maintain a balanced, intentional lifestyle. Discover actionable tips to simplify your life and focus on what truly matters.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Kelly Foss, a minimalist adopter and one of the hosts of the Millennial Minimalists podcast, which focuses on living simply. Together, they engage in a deep conversation about the principles and practices of minimalist living, exploring various aspects of decluttering physical, mental, emotional and digital spaces. Kelly shares her personal journey into minimalism, offering valuable insights and practical strategies for creating a balanced, intentional life.

    Throughout the episode, listeners will gain valuable tips on how to tackle sentimental clutter, foster supportive relationships and maintain a clutter-free lifestyle. Deanna and Kelly discuss the importance of living with intention, prioritizing meaningful experiences over material possessions and finding joy in simplicity. Whether you're just starting your minimalist journey or looking for new ways to simplify your life, this episode offers actionable advice and inspiration to help you live more intentionally.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • Practical strategies for decluttering physical, mental, emotional and digital spaces.
    • Tips for dealing with sentimental clutter and fostering supportive relationships.
    • Insights into the benefits of minimalist living and how it can lead to a more balanced life.
    • Actionable steps for simplifying your life and focusing on what truly matters.
    • Inspiration to embrace minimalism and create a life filled with intention and purpose.


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    11 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 31 minutes 52 seconds
    Ep 208: Effortless Ways to Organize Your Child's Artwork and Schoolwork This Summer

    In episode 208 of the Wannabe Clutter Free Podcast, host Deanna Yates addresses a common struggle for parents—organizing their kids' artwork and school papers, especially as the school year ends. She emphasizes the importance of managing these items to avoid clutter and guilt, and outlines a strategy to help you declutter papers and artwork without getting overwhelmed.

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    Do you struggle with letting go of your kids artwork? Do the school papers pile up and overwhelm you?

    If you nodded yes, episode 208 of the Wannabe Clutter Free Podcast is for you!

    This episode explores effective strategies for organizing children's artwork and school papers, especially relevant at the end of the school year.

    I emphasize the importance of decluttering for a tidy home and preserving precious memories, providing a range of practical tips including creating a dedicated space, setting up a weekly routine, and digitizing artwork.

    The episode also covers involving kids in the organization process to teach decision-making skills and maintaining the system year-round.

    This episode will also help you discover:

    • The impact of not decluttering your kids artwork
    • Why decluttering should be a family affair
    • How to let go of your mom-guilt with tossing kid’s artwork
    • Ways to display, stash, or trash the mountains of papers
    • Tips for highlighting the truly special pieces of your kids artwork


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media (@wannabeclutterfree). Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    5 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 40 minutes 45 seconds
    Ep 207: Clearing Clutter, Finding Clarity: Insights for a Tidier Home as We Age

    In this episode, Deanna explores a rich discussion with insights and practical strategies to declutter your home and mind as we move through different life stages with Grace Rehman. Discover how to unlock joy and serenity as you embark on a journey towards a happier, more organized life, filled with newfound clarity and inner peace.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Grace Rehman, a seasoned professional declutterer from Stockton, California. Grace brings her insightful journey and expertise to the forefront, offering practical guidance and heartfelt reflections on simplifying life's chapters.

    This episode provides practical tips for starting the decluttering process and reducing possessions. They discuss strategies for tackling common decluttering challenges such as sentimental attachments and dealing with paper clutter. The conversation also emphasizes how decluttering can lead to personal growth and open doors to new opportunities. Letting go of physical clutter creates mental space, allowing individuals to gain clarity and purpose, which in turn fosters personal development and self-discovery.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • Find practical tips to start decluttering and simplify your stuff.
    • Learn strategies to overcome cluttering challenges, like sentimental attachments and paper clutter.
    • Discover how decluttering can lead to personal growth and new opportunities.
    • Get guidance on managing family dynamics and helping older relatives declutter.
    • Embrace mindset shifts for successful decluttering and welcome change for a fresh start.


    About Grace Rehman

    Grace Rehman is a professional declutterer and organizer based in Stockton, CA. She specializes in helping people clear away decades of accumulation so that they can have a more simplified and peaceful home environment. She believes that letting go of things you no longer need, use or love makes room for more possibilities. When she is not helping clients, she is hanging out with her husband and almost 6-year-old son, Zayn.

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    29 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 47 minutes 8 seconds
    Ep 206: The Keys to Digital Organization with Tech Expert Amanda Jefferson

    Discover how to tackle digital clutter with Amanda Jefferson and Deanna Yates in Episode 206 of the Wannabe Clutter Free Podcast. Learn effective strategies for managing emails, photos, and tech overwhelm to reclaim productivity and enjoy a decluttered digital space. Tune in now to start your journey towards a clutter-free digital life.

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    Do you struggle with digital clutter? If your desktop is a mess, your phone’s running out of space, and you’re not storing your passwords safely, this episode is for you!

    In episode 206 of the 'Wannabe Clutter Free' podcast, host Deanna Yates interviews Amanda Jefferson, a professional digital organizer, about tackling digital clutter.

    Amanda discusses the significant impact digital clutter can have on our lives and offers practical tools and strategies for managing emails, passwords, files, and more.

    The episode also covers Amanda's journey from a corporate career to becoming a KonMari consultant and starting her own organizing business, Indigo Organizing. Listeners gain insights into reducing digital friction and maintaining a clutter-free digital space. Deanna also shares her personal experience with accidentally deleting her email archive and finding freedom from clutter.

    This episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast will help you discover:

    • What digital decluttering is and what it isn’t
    • Where to start decluttering your digital life if you are overwhelmed
    • The most common forms of digital clutter and how to overcome them
    • Strategies for maintaining a decluttered digital space


    About Amanda Jefferson

    After 20 years of trying to keep up with the “shoulds,” Amanda left it all behind to help others let go of what’s not serving them. She's the owner of Indigo Organizing, the creator of the Done-With-You Digital Organizing coaching program, and one of the world's first KonMari consultants. A TEDx speaker and co-host of the Good Enough-Ish podcast, Amanda has been featured in Real Simple, Harpers Bazaar, the Wall Street Journal, and Better Homes & Garden, among others.

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    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    22 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 37 minutes 18 seconds
    Ep 205: Simplify Your Style: The Busy Mom's Guide to a Capsule Wardrobe

    Deanna Yates announces her free summit: Chaos to Calm: Capsule Wardrobe Edition and shares her journey into capsule wardrobes, discussing the benefits of a curated wardrobe, and the 5 steps to create a capsule wardrobe that works for you. 

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    Have you ever tried to create a capsule wardrobe? Maybe you’ve heard of them and been curious, but too afraid of pairing down.

    In this episode Deanna Yates dives into the world of capsule wardrobes. She announces a free summit she is hosting, featuring experts from professional stylists to minimalists, aimed at helping listeners build their own capsule wardrobes.

    Deanna walks through how and why she started dressing with a capsule wardrobe, highlighting the holistic benefits setting up your closet this way, from dressing better and feeling more confident to simplifying decision-making and decluttering one's life.

    She shares her personal journey towards adopting a capsule wardrobe, including an embarrassing moment that sparked her interest in dressing more intentionally.

    The episode provides a comprehensive guide on creating a capsule wardrobe, covering steps such as assessing one's lifestyle, decluttering the current wardrobe, choosing a color palette, selecting core pieces, and making seasonal adjustments.

    Additionally, the episode explores the benefits of capsule wardrobes, including time and cost savings, space efficiency, and environmental impact. Deanna also shares details of her own upcoming travel capsule wardrobe, emphasizing quality, sustainability, and the mix-and-match philosophy.

    Listeners are invited to join the upcoming summit for deeper discussions and to share their capsule wardrobe experiences.

    This episode will also help you discover:

    • The 5 steps of creating a personalized capsule wardrobe
    • Where decluttering fits in your capsule wardrobe journey
    • How a capsule wardrobe benefits busy moms
    • Ways dressing better makes you feel better
    • Why more choice in our closets actually makes us less happy


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Subscribe & Review

    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media (@wannabeclutterfree). Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    15 May 2024, 7:00 am
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    Ep 204: Finding Your Unique Spark: Quiet the Mean Girl & Rediscover You with Onnie Michalsky

    In episode 204, Deanna discusses the transformative journey of Empowering Mothers: Overcoming 'Supermom' Ideals, Rediscovering Personal Passions, and Balancing Family Life. Through a fun conversation with licensed therapist and life coach Onnie Michalsky, they delve into the complexities of silencing our inner critics and navigating the pressures of modern motherhood.

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    In this episode of the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast, the host, Deanna Yates, interviews Onnie Michalsky. They delve into themes such as silencing one's inner critic, rediscovering personal passions beyond motherhood, and fostering children's interests.

    Onnie Michalsky is a licensed therapist, life coach, and devoted mother of six. Her passion lies in inspiring high-performance women who have lost their sense of self amidst the demands of motherhood. As the founder of Moms Without Capes, Onnie's mission is to help moms get themselves on their own to-do list so that they can get back in touch with who they are beyond a mom.

    On this episode Onnie shares her journey of overcoming the 'Supermom' identity and founding 'Moms Without Capes' to encourage mothers to prioritize themselves.

    They explore practical tips on simplifying life, setting achievable goals, and the importance of self-awareness and reflection for personal growth. The episode provides insights into balancing familial responsibilities with personal aspirations, encouraging mothers to reclaim their identity and live a fulfilling life.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Strategies for silencing your inner critic and overcoming the 'Supermom' identity.
    • Ways to rediscover personal passions and interests beyond the role of motherhood.
    • Practical tips for simplifying life and setting achievable goals amidst familial responsibilities.
    • The importance of self-awareness and reflection in fostering personal growth and fulfillment.
    • Insights on balancing family commitments with pursuing individual aspirations and reclaiming your identity.


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    Music: Fresh Lift by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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    Subscribe & Review

    Are you subscribed to the Wannabe Clutter Free podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those.

    And if you enjoyed today’s episode, it would make my day if you left me a rating and review. You can leave a review on Apple Podcasts, a comment on Spotify Podcasts or Goodpods, or connect on guest video interviews on YouTube. Your review helps other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to read. Let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

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    We’d love to hear how you’re applying the strategies discussed in this episode. Share your stories and tips with us on social media or via email. Don’t forget to subscribe for more insightful episodes designed to make your busy life a bit easier.

    Thank you for joining us, and remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. Here’s to a more organized and less stressful life!

    8 May 2024, 7:00 am
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