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When we’re surrounded by cluttered countertops and messy living spaces, it can take a toll on our emotions and our minds. Often, we end up feeling overwhelmed by the mammoth task of clearing it all, unsure of where to even begin.
That being said, the process of decluttering a home is about more than a cleaner house. When we don’t have the option of hiding behind hours of tidying, we’re forced to deal with what’s really going on in our lives.
Today I had the opportunity to talk with minimalist mama, Krista Lockwood. Founder of Motherhood Simplified, Krista has cultivated a community to teach/inspire other mothers how to declutter their homes so they can experience more time and energy.
Today we have Krista Lockwood on the show and she shares with us how decluttering can drastically change your life for the good. She walks us through how we can declutter without becoming a full blown minimalist. She mentions how doing tiny little projects will provide small wins and how those can add up over time.
We talk about how Moms carry the guilt of decluttering, cleaning and making a lot of these hard decisions of what stays and what goes. We also talk about why decluttering is harder for some Moms than others – maybe it’s because of guilt or a change in mindset or because we feel safe with our stuff. Krista tells us to trust yourself and gently coaches us to take 1 step forward to see how it makes us feel. And lastly, she tells us how we can make our homes work for us instead of our clutter ruling over us.
We talk about how Moms carry the guilt of decluttering, cleaning as mothers. We also talk about why decluttering is harder for some Moms than others. Maybe it’s because of guilt or a change in mindset or because we feel safe with our stuff. Krista tells us to trust yourself and gently coaches us to take 1 step forward to see how it makes us feel. And lastly, she tells us how we can make our homes work for us instead of our clutter ruling over us.
⚡️You don’t have to get rid of a single beanie baby in order to be organized.
There is no moral high ground to depriving yourself of “extra” stuff.
However… two things can be true at the same time! Minimalism can be used selectively in order to save you from the STUFF that you’re constantly drowning in. You can be a happy maximalist, and still apply the principal of minimalism to specific areas of your home.
⚡️This isn’t an either-or world, and you get to make your own rules.
On today’s podcast, Kelly and Krista @motherhood_simplified discuss both of their minimalism journeys (one was by accident, while the other was on purpose), and why they no longer believe that minimalism is a silver bullet to fix your problems.
Listen in to hear how not to do minimalism. And how it might actually save you in chaotic seasons of life
We all do it: We keep items around “just in case” we need them in the future. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with holding onto things you’ll definitely use again. There’s a threshold in which just in case clutter gets to be too much and goes too far.
How Krista accidentally found the freedom that comes with having less stuffThe impact of clutter on our mental and emotional well being and the order that Krista recommends we start in to help make that better for ourselvesWhat clutter really means about us as individuals and as mothers and how removing it can remove more work than we might realize in surprising waysUsing the “tiny but mighty” decluttering tactic to tackle getting started. The way reparenting can factor into us being more successful at declutteringHow to navigate the mom guilt of the decluttering process
Today we talk with Krista Lockwood of Motherhood Simplified all about decluttering and how decluttering her physical space created such an echo in her thoughts and feelings.
It was the catalyst to diving into therapy, and generally working to improve myself as an individual.
She shares how clearing the clutter from her home made it way easier to actually implement the steps needed to achieve my health and fitness goals.
We also dive into simple, actionable tips on where to begin as we know it can be overwhelming!
Are you struggling with keeping up with your everyday tasks within your home? Are you constantly overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have within your home and the ever-growing to-do list?
If this sounds like you, stop what you’re doing and listen in to this episode where Krista Lockwood is joining us to talk about decluttering and the overall benefits on your mental health and life in general as a Mama. You don’t have to continue living in this state of overwhelm and frustration brought on by the sheer amount of stuff surrounding you every day. You don’t have to tackle it all on your own either.
Decluttering is one of the simplest ways to boost your mental and emotional well-being. In this episode, Krista Lockwood gives simple practices and tips that can positively impact your life. She is the Founder of Motherhood Simplified and host of the podcast with the same name. Krista joins Whitney Lauritsen to share that decluttering doesn’t have to mean embracing a minimalist lifestyle. Instead, it’s about removing what overwhelms and overstimulates to create the life and home you want, no matter what that looks like. Krista explains that our habits are ingrained deep within. It takes being honest with yourself to let go of what isn’t serving you. Join as she shares empowering and encouraging solutions, plus bite-sized quick wins that everyone can do!