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Wannabe Minimalist Show

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Deanna Yates of LittleGreenBow.com

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The Wannabe Minimalist Show is for people who are tired of the chaos in their life, but not sure this whole “minimalism thing” will work for them and their busy family. Through personal stories and guest appearances, this podcast will help you discover how to live with a minimalist mindset without having to throw EVERYTHING away. It’s practical, doable, and simple for those of us that wannabe minimalist.

Latest Episodes

Ep 48: 9 Ways to Cultivate Calm in a Crazy World

It’s no secret that the world feels pretty crazy these days. In fact, I was pretty down in the dumps a few weeks ago. It was just getting to be too much. As busy moms, we’ve already got so much on our plates in the best of times and now with EVERYTHING else that is 2020, it’s hard to stay sane. Not only do we have the coronavirus, it feels like the whole world is falling apart. In the U.S. we have the politicalization of mask wearing, a no-holds-barred election (even local races are getting ugly), long-overdue protests for equal rights, huge climate issues (I’m in CA so the giant forest fires come to mind), an unraveling economic crisis, oh and we’re supposed to be able to teach our kids from home so it was time for me to figure out how to get some quiet alone time back. These 9 strategies have been working amazingly well and helping me find calm in this crazy world. I know they can work for you too. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - What we recently started doing that has made the biggest impact for our whole family - Why having less clutter is essential for creating a calm home - The #1 thing I was super hesitant to do, but am now super happy I did and why you should do it too - How to carve out time for yourself even if you feel you have no time in your day - How I use my watch to be present for my family

16 min1 w ago
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Ep 48: 9 Ways to Cultivate Calm in a Crazy World

Ep 47: Top Decluttering Secrets that Actually Work with Kids

Are you a parent wanting to declutter your kids’ things, but not sure the right way to do it? Maybe you have sentimental children who don’t want to let anything go. Or maybe you’re sentimental and have a hard time decluttering too. Or perhaps your home is bursting at the seams and it’s just time for a change and less stuff. No matter what you are facing, you are not alone. While I was on my minimalist journey before having a child, like most parenting advice…it completely changed one I became one. I felt like I had to start back at square one because so many people tell you babies need a lot of stuff and as a first time parent you want your precious baby to want for nothing. But, life happens and along the way I learned to let a lot go. So much that we sold/donated/tossed about 90% of what we owned and traveled Europe with baby in tow. These are the tips, tricks, and hacks I’ve learned about decluttering with children and how we have grown on our journey together. Yes, my daug...

30 min2 w ago
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Ep 47: Top Decluttering Secrets that Actually Work with Kids

Ep 46: Declutter and Organize - The Differences You Need to Know

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 into, sort, toss, donate, and purge my stuff I have noticed there are stark differences between these methods. That’s why we’re looking at the differences between home organization and decluttering and what you really need to know about the two. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - The main differences between decluttering and organizing - The best order to conquer your home clutter so that you save time, energy and money - When home organizing became a thing (...

16 minOCT 2
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Ep 46: Declutter and Organize - The Differences You Need to Know

Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

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 lot of people, but it sure doesn’t look like the magazines. Shannon can relate and that’s one of the things I loved about our conversation. In fact she has something to say to those people who claim they are perfect, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is. Shannon Wolfe is a mom and grandma, as well as a jewelry maker, music lover, book consumer, and yoga enthusiast. She says she's 95% Whole Foods - Plant Based and 5% junk food princess. How great is that description? She also created...

55 minSEP 25
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Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

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 I’ve learned so far from this inspiring group of families who are joining me on the journey. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - What a decluttering challenge looks like - How we are decluttering our homes quickly - The most important rooms to declutter and clean - The top 6 lessons l’m taking from the first half so I can make the second half of the challenge better - The secret to succeeding in a declutter challenge

20 minSEP 18
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Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

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 clothing you need for various activities and help you see there are holes in your wardrobe you need to fill. Buying more clothes was probably not the advice you expected from a wannabe minimalist. Am I right? The truth is that there is no magic number of clothing items we need in our closets, but most of us can and should be living with a lot less. My guest on the latest episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show can help you love your closet and love getting dressed everyday. Erin Flynn, co-founder an...

39 minSEP 11
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Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

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 it not feel great and hurt my self esteem, it made me seem like a flake and undependable. So, I set out to learn how to become a completer and finish what I started…no matter how difficult. These are the 7 tried and true secrets l discover and now I want to help you finish what you start too. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - How to finish what you start - The secret to why you’ve struggled in the past - Why it’s important to finish what you start - How finis...

17 minSEP 4
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Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

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 boys, Kelsey has recently discovered the importance of having a simplified home. While she says the process of actually decluttering the stuff is not easy and they’re emotionally attached to some of their possessions, it’s been so worth all the effort to free up space and have less material items demanding their attention all the time. That’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Your family, friends, and internal spirit are worth your attention and love and are so much more important that all the s...

38 minAUG 28
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Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

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 stuff you have, I can help you declutter it in a weekend. This is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you and know that you can commit to making a huge positive change in your life in just one weekend. With a few supplies (that you probably already have), a good attitude, and some even better music I will show you how to sort everything you own, create purpose for your home, and turn it into the rejuvenating space you and your family need. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show wi...

24 minAUG 21
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Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

Ep 39: How to Simplify Your Life Amidst Chaos with Sarah Baehr

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 living with less stuff came along as a welcomed byproduct, but wasn’t the first thing Sarah thought she wanted. Instead, she discovered the secrets of how to simplify her life amidst chaos and she’s helping us do it too. Sarah reminds us that life can be simple when we just take a minute to press the pause button. I know it may not feel possible at times, but if you can remember to breath and think about the end goal of what you really want your life to look like, you too can see through the chaos...

30 minAUG 12
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Ep 39: How to Simplify Your Life Amidst Chaos with Sarah Baehr

Latest Episodes

Ep 48: 9 Ways to Cultivate Calm in a Crazy World

It’s no secret that the world feels pretty crazy these days. In fact, I was pretty down in the dumps a few weeks ago. It was just getting to be too much. As busy moms, we’ve already got so much on our plates in the best of times and now with EVERYTHING else that is 2020, it’s hard to stay sane. Not only do we have the coronavirus, it feels like the whole world is falling apart. In the U.S. we have the politicalization of mask wearing, a no-holds-barred election (even local races are getting ugly), long-overdue protests for equal rights, huge climate issues (I’m in CA so the giant forest fires come to mind), an unraveling economic crisis, oh and we’re supposed to be able to teach our kids from home so it was time for me to figure out how to get some quiet alone time back. These 9 strategies have been working amazingly well and helping me find calm in this crazy world. I know they can work for you too. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - What we recently started doing that has made the biggest impact for our whole family - Why having less clutter is essential for creating a calm home - The #1 thing I was super hesitant to do, but am now super happy I did and why you should do it too - How to carve out time for yourself even if you feel you have no time in your day - How I use my watch to be present for my family

16 min1 w ago
Comments
Ep 48: 9 Ways to Cultivate Calm in a Crazy World

Ep 47: Top Decluttering Secrets that Actually Work with Kids

Are you a parent wanting to declutter your kids’ things, but not sure the right way to do it? Maybe you have sentimental children who don’t want to let anything go. Or maybe you’re sentimental and have a hard time decluttering too. Or perhaps your home is bursting at the seams and it’s just time for a change and less stuff. No matter what you are facing, you are not alone. While I was on my minimalist journey before having a child, like most parenting advice…it completely changed one I became one. I felt like I had to start back at square one because so many people tell you babies need a lot of stuff and as a first time parent you want your precious baby to want for nothing. But, life happens and along the way I learned to let a lot go. So much that we sold/donated/tossed about 90% of what we owned and traveled Europe with baby in tow. These are the tips, tricks, and hacks I’ve learned about decluttering with children and how we have grown on our journey together. Yes, my daug...

30 min2 w ago
Comments
Ep 47: Top Decluttering Secrets that Actually Work with Kids

Ep 46: Declutter and Organize - The Differences You Need to Know

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 into, sort, toss, donate, and purge my stuff I have noticed there are stark differences between these methods. That’s why we’re looking at the differences between home organization and decluttering and what you really need to know about the two. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - The main differences between decluttering and organizing - The best order to conquer your home clutter so that you save time, energy and money - When home organizing became a thing (...

16 minOCT 2
Comments
Ep 46: Declutter and Organize - The Differences You Need to Know

Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

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 lot of people, but it sure doesn’t look like the magazines. Shannon can relate and that’s one of the things I loved about our conversation. In fact she has something to say to those people who claim they are perfect, but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is. Shannon Wolfe is a mom and grandma, as well as a jewelry maker, music lover, book consumer, and yoga enthusiast. She says she's 95% Whole Foods - Plant Based and 5% junk food princess. How great is that description? She also created...

55 minSEP 25
Comments
Ep 45: Making Minimalism About Being Happy Not Perfect with Shannon Wolfe

Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

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 I’ve learned so far from this inspiring group of families who are joining me on the journey. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - What a decluttering challenge looks like - How we are decluttering our homes quickly - The most important rooms to declutter and clean - The top 6 lessons l’m taking from the first half so I can make the second half of the challenge better - The secret to succeeding in a declutter challenge

20 minSEP 18
Comments
Ep 44: What Happened During the Latest Declutter Challenge

Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

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 clothing you need for various activities and help you see there are holes in your wardrobe you need to fill. Buying more clothes was probably not the advice you expected from a wannabe minimalist. Am I right? The truth is that there is no magic number of clothing items we need in our closets, but most of us can and should be living with a lot less. My guest on the latest episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show can help you love your closet and love getting dressed everyday. Erin Flynn, co-founder an...

39 minSEP 11
Comments
Ep 43: The Top Secrets About Capsule Wardrobes You Need to Know with Erin Flynn

Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

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 it not feel great and hurt my self esteem, it made me seem like a flake and undependable. So, I set out to learn how to become a completer and finish what I started…no matter how difficult. These are the 7 tried and true secrets l discover and now I want to help you finish what you start too. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will help you discover: - How to finish what you start - The secret to why you’ve struggled in the past - Why it’s important to finish what you start - How finis...

17 minSEP 4
Comments
Ep 42: Finish What You Start with These 7 Tested Secrets

Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

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 boys, Kelsey has recently discovered the importance of having a simplified home. While she says the process of actually decluttering the stuff is not easy and they’re emotionally attached to some of their possessions, it’s been so worth all the effort to free up space and have less material items demanding their attention all the time. That’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Your family, friends, and internal spirit are worth your attention and love and are so much more important that all the s...

38 minAUG 28
Comments
Ep 41: How to Get Over Your Fear of Becoming a Wannabe Minimalist with Kelsey Sholin

Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

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 stuff you have, I can help you declutter it in a weekend. This is not for the faint of heart, but I believe in you and know that you can commit to making a huge positive change in your life in just one weekend. With a few supplies (that you probably already have), a good attitude, and some even better music I will show you how to sort everything you own, create purpose for your home, and turn it into the rejuvenating space you and your family need. This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show wi...

24 minAUG 21
Comments
Ep 40: How to Actually Declutter Your Entire Home in ONE Weekend

Ep 39: How to Simplify Your Life Amidst Chaos with Sarah Baehr

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 living with less stuff came along as a welcomed byproduct, but wasn’t the first thing Sarah thought she wanted. Instead, she discovered the secrets of how to simplify her life amidst chaos and she’s helping us do it too. Sarah reminds us that life can be simple when we just take a minute to press the pause button. I know it may not feel possible at times, but if you can remember to breath and think about the end goal of what you really want your life to look like, you too can see through the chaos...

30 minAUG 12
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Ep 39: How to Simplify Your Life Amidst Chaos with Sarah Baehr
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