SJP #52 Dana White: Decluttering Advice that Will Work for Every Family

getting started home + family home organization podcast Mar 09, 2018
SJP Episode #052 with Dana White Decluttering Advice that Will Work for Every Family

Simply Joyful Podcast — Dana White: Decluttering Advice that Will Work for Every Family

Sometimes I wish I could just snap and my house would be magically put together. My girls love watching Mary Poppins. Whenever we get to the scene where toys are flying into place, I dream that it was only that easy in my own home. Where is Mary Poppins when you need her?

Well, I’m so excited to have Dana White, master of decluttering, on the show today. We are talking about her new book, Decluttering at the Speed of Life. I missed that nuance the first time I saw the title. At first, I thought it was a book about speedy decluttering, but it’s so much better. Today, Dana is going to be sharing with us how to fit decluttering into our lives.

I know you are going to love this episode…especially on the heels of Emily’s episode last week that was all about simplifying. Get ready to be encouraged!

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 Highlights from the Show: 

  • Dana goes by Dana K White — her reasoning why is so funny! She started her blog, A Slob Comes Clean, under a fake name on the day her second child went to Kindergarten. What was meant to just be a side hobby actually took off!
  • Did you know that Dana is also a podcaster?! A Slob Comes Clean Podcast has been around for about 4 or 5 years and started because Dana thought it would be fun! She self-taught herself all the ins and outs.
  • Dana calls herself a slob, but really how bad could it have been? I ask Dana to paint a picture for the listeners… One thing that I think is such a big blessing is when someone has been in your shoes and they have learned something — I don't know about you, but I can learn so much from that person! I think that really resonates with people.
  • Dana's first book was fun, but this one!! Decluttering at the Speed of Life — I love it! (Confession: I totally read her title wrong the first time and thought she was going to be teaching how to speed clean!) We can be organized in different areas in our lives, but it doesn't always shine through in our home. In our homes, it's a never-ending thing. I love that she breaks down decluttering and organization in her book — she breaks down decluttering into layers. My favorite layer that she chats about is procrasti-clutter. Dana shares a little more about what this is and how to overcome it.
  • In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, Dana talks about how our house is a container and when we view it that way, it changes our perspective. Dana explains a little more in detail this concept.
  • One thing that Dana mentions that I thought was interesting and reminded me of the Marie Kondo method, was that Dana has her followers ask questions while they are decluttering. I ask Dana what her thoughts are on The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
  • Are you ready to get started decluttering yet? Dana shares the best place for you to start.


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