Episode from the podcastKathi Lipp's Clutter Free Academy

428 Getting Over the Fear of Getting Rid of It: Why It Feels Impossible to Declutter During a Crisis (And 4 Ways to Keep Going When It’s Hard)

Released Tuesday, 29th September 2020
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Kathi and her coauthor, Cheri Gregory, are back with us today in Part 2 of this series talking about the guilt those of us who deal with clutter know all too well. Friends, in this series, we’re learning together how to get rid of the fear and guilt and keep going even when it’s hard. Listen in to learn how we can preserve memories in other ways, rather than keeping all the clutter, and learn about:

  • Unpacking these emotions 

  • Normalizing things so the emotions don’t make the decisions for us

  • Finding grace 

  • Finding the familiar 



How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity image

Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships?

Kathi and Cheri want to show you five surprising reasons why you become stressed, why social media solutions don’t often work, and how you can finally create a plan that works for you. As you identify your underlying hurts, uncover hope, and embrace practical healing, you’ll become equipped to:

  • trade the to-do list that controls you for a calendar that allows space in your life

  • decide whose feedback to forget and whose input to invite

  • replace fear of the future with peace in the present

You can simplify and savor your life—guilt-free! Clutter, tasks, and relationships may overwhelm you now, but God can help you overcome with grace.

Kathi and Cheri Gregory, co-author of Overwhelmed, get together for this episode for a little discussion regarding the concepts of being overwhelmed and being clutter-free. So often we find that our clutter overwhelms us and that being overwhelmed contributes to our clutter. It can be a vicious cycle.

Kathi and Cheri discuss five steps to keep from getting overwhelmed as you declutter your home, your heart, and your life. Order your copy of Overwhelmed here.




The Clutter-Free Home

Learn more about Clutter Free for Life.

Cheri Gregory

Sensitive and Strong



Giveaway: For a chance to win a copy of both Overwhelmed and The Clutter-Free Home, answer this question in the comments below: What is something you’ve gotten rid of OR something that you are contemplating getting rid of that produces a lot of guilt? 

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Meet Our Guest


Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory delights in helping women draw closer to Jesus: the Strength of every tender heart.

Cheri is the co-author of four books, co-host of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast, co-leader of the Sensitive and Strong Community Café, and founder of Write Beside You communicator coaching.

Cheri and her college sweetheart, Daniel, have been married for 32 years and live in California near their two adult children.

You can connect with Cheri at CheriGregory.comSensitiveAndStrong.comGritNGraceThePodcast.com, and WriteBesideYou.com


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