The Self-Care of Cleaning Up and Decluttering with Julie Coraccio, Part 2


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Today’s episode is all about managing your stuff. Yet … what if you had none to speak of?

That’s why I begin this episode by reading an essay I wrote in 2015 called ‘How I Gave Up My Home and Found Freedom’. It’s about a 3 year period when I literally did not have a home of my own, but instead, perched in the homes of others. What I learned was intensely liberating … and I’m very happy to share it.

Because sometimes it’s good to let go of all material concerns. Which could be why

‘magic art of tidying’ queen Mari Kondo has swept the world with her decluttering system.

It seems we are all quietly drowning in stuff. That is why I invited personal organizer and life coach Julie Coraccio back for a second episode, to talk specifically about the self-care of sorting and cleaning out.

Her tips and ideas cover a lot of ground here, from how to break down overstuffed closets to what to do with all those accumulating Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons.

Here’s what I learned in our informative half hour chat:

  • 3 telltale signs you need decluttering help
  • Where to start when you’re in declutter overwhelm (this may surprise you)
  • What if you’re just not inspired but you know you need to declutter
  • How to evaluate which spaces need decluttering
  • How to use a vision board to get your life sorted out
  • Tips on chunking down what seems overwhelming


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Julie’s Website


Julie Coraccio is an award winning professional organizer, certified life coach, author and host of the popular Clear Your Clutter podcast. (To hear more from Julie, listen to our first podcast with her on my premium episode page on Patreon).

Clutter is stuck stagnant energy and prevents you from creating the life you choose, desire and deserve. On the Clear Your Clutter Podcast, Julie discusses clutter in all its forms: energetic, spiritual, emotional, mental & physical, relationships, health, finances and more. She shares tips and take action steps for clutter free living and how to organize your life, thinking outside the box on areas where people might not realize where clutter is blocking them. When we remove clutter from our lives we can discover our passions, lead the extraordinary lives we are all meant to live and share our gifts with the world.

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