Monday, January 8, 2018

Declutter Your Life in the New Year with Dana White!

Need to declutter a room, your entire house, or your life for that matter? Did you make a New Year's Resolution or goal to organize your spaces? Then check out the new book Decluttering at the Speed of Life from Dana White!

Declutter Your Life

What's your blog about? is where I share my personal "deslobification" journey. As I figure out ways to keep my own home under control, I share the truth about cleaning and decluttering strategies that actually work in real life for real people. (People who don't love cleaning!)

Why did you write this book?

I wrote Decluttering at the Speed of Life as the guide to decluttering for the person who is completely overwhelmed in her home. A huge part of my own "deslobification" process has been getting the clutter out of my home. As someone who once could (and would) argue that there was a good reason keep something (ANYthing), I had to work through my own emotional attachments and personal hangups to get the stuff out. This book is a guide based on the strategies I've developed working through my own clutter. They're step-by-step instructions that I know work.

What are some emotional challenges and mindsets that keep busy families from decluttering?

The biggest challenge is getting started. The feeling of being overwhelmed when looking at a pile of junk or overflowing cabinet (or room) stops many people from even trying to declutter. That pile looks like a big mass of overwhelming decisions that need to be made, and sometimes it feels easier to just ignore it.

How can families decluttering when they feel there's no time for cleanup?

Focus on "less." The strategies in Decluttering at the Speed of Life  are designed to work whether you have five minutes, five hours, or five days to devote to decluttering. Life happens, which  means distractions happen, and the steps I use let me declutter without leaving anything for later, so I can make real progress in any amount of time. Focusing on achieving "less" means that if I work for five minutes, I've achieved my goal because there's less in the space than there was when I started. This mindset shift is a game-changer.

How could busy families start decluttering?

Grab a trash bag (and a recycling bin, if you have one) and start throwing away trash. Spoiler alert: that's my first step in dealing with an overwhelming mess. In any cluttered space, I always find trash. Always. Focusing on removing trash is easy, and once the trash (or the top layer of trash) is gone, the space is less visually overwhelming, which encourages me to keep going.

What else would you like our readers to know?

There's hope! If I can do this, anyone can. I've created strategies that remove emotions from the process and allow  me to work my way through huge amounts of clutter quickly, and without tears.  

How can our readers find out more about you?

I'm all over the internet, but my home base is That's where you'll find my blog, my podcasts, my videos, and more.  

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