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Moms Overcoming Overwhelm + Simple by Emmy

I help overwhelmed moms declutter their homes, heads, and hearts. Decluttering coach and the host of top 1% globally ranked podcast Moms Overcoming Overwhelm.

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Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 23 Dear Reader, I have always struggled with procrastination. I distinctly remember researching and writing two 10-page college papers due the next day by pulling an all-nighter. (I think I ended up getting an A- on one and a B+ on another, which I'm proud of in a strange way 😂). Even now as a mom and business owner, I find it hard to focus and do what I would rather put off - like decluttering, meal planning, editing podcast episodes, and...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 21 Dear Reader, My kids are out of school starting next Wednesday, and I'm a bit nervous about having them home the entire summer... Luckily, I have my summer decluttering plan locked and loaded! S is for...Schedule a donation pickup/drop off or a weekly day in your calendar to post items on Buy Nothing. This keep you accountable and in a continuous rhythm of decluttering. Or join the free Facebook group where we do decluttering challenges...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 16 Dear Reader, Mother's Day is right around the corner - have you done your shopping or sent your card yet? Never fear! Finding a clutter-free Mother's Day gift doesn't have to be hard! I'm here to help. Here are my top 10 clutter-free Mother's Day gifts! 1. Color Guru - I LOVE Color Guru because it's made shopping so much easier! My customized color card helps me find the colors that work best for me. Today only, you can get 20% off your...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 12 Dear Reader, I started decluttering my home almost a decade ago, and I've gotten rid of my fair share of stuff...but I still have more to declutter! Sorry to break it to you...but the decluttering process never ends! And once you get through the physical stuff in your home, you may find yourself facing the head and heart clutter that's even harder to remove! As we finished week 3 of our Spring Decluttering Series on the podcast, I shared...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 11 Dear Reader, My parents and aunt are coming in less than 24 hours to visit for Easter, and I'm having a bad case of hostess neurosis! Luckily we are in week two of our Spring Decluttering Series on the podcast, so at least I know my home isn't overrun by a bunch of extra stuff! Since I LOVE acronyms, I have your 6-step spring decluttering plan right here, using each of the letters of the word SPRING! Let's dive in: Schedule a weekly...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 10 Dear Reader, Spring has sprung! 🌸 The trees are budding, the pollen is everywhere, and it's time for some cleaning! Unless...you're like me and you never like to clean, even in spring. In which case, it's time for spring decluttering! We just started a Spring Decluttering Series on the podcast, starting with refreshing our routines! With spring sports, new activities, and other things that shift when the weather gets warmer, it's a...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 9 Dear Reader, “Instead of saying 'I don't have the time, try saying 'it’s not a priority,' and see how that feels." - Laura Vanderkam I have used the "I don't have the time" reason/excuse for many things in my life. I don't have the time to work out. I don't have the time to go to sleep at a decent hour because there's too much to do. I don't have the time to declutter. But when we say that the outcome of things we don't have time for...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 8 Dear Reader, I remember after we had our oldest son Andrew and he started growing out of his newborn clothes. It had been a struggle conceiving Andrew, and after in-vitro fertilization my husband and I weren't sure when we'd have another baby - if at all. I started stacking bins in my closet with labels - newborn, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12 months... As a minimalist, the stack of bins made me a bit...twitchy. 😂 If you're planning to have...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 7 Dear Reader, Have you ever felt like you're playing "Whack-a-Mole" with your kids' stuff? They play with their toys, stand up, and right as the words, "Hey, are you going to clean that up?" escape your lips, they're already making another mess? If you're always cleaning up after your kids, you may be making these three mistakes: 1. You don’t have a system around your (or their) stuff. We have to model what is acceptable in our home. Set...

Decluttering Tips and Support Weekly Newsletter Vol. 6 Dear Reader, When I started my minimalist journey in December 2014, I never imagined that I'd be podcasting, coaching, and helping moms overcome overwhelm by decluttering their homes, heads, and hearts. I just knew I wanted to be a mom, and the promise of minimalism gave me hope that simplicity could be part of my journey. You would think that after almost a decade of decluttering, I would have a lot of decluttering regrets. Most of us...