S2 Ep. 16 –   How to Declutter Your Life and Focus on what Matters

S2 Ep. 16 – How to Declutter Your Life and Focus on what Matters


Hi, Welcome to the Creative Force podcast. In this week’s episode, I speak with Noelle Fowler. Noelle is a holistic declutter coach who helps women simplify their lives to make room for what matters most. We discuss the different types of clutter, the stories people tell themselves around their clutter (and ways to rewrite them) and where to get started.

My Takeaways  

If you declutter and get rid of your stuff you don’t have to do as much organizing.

It’s not about the stuff; it’s about the stuff under the stuff.

Clutter is really delayed decisions.

We tell ourselves stories about our stuff. For example, I can’t get rid of this I spent too much money on it. You have to rewrite those stories. The money was spent the moment you got the item not when you let it go.

Clutter: things that are not helping us live the life that we want to live.

Different types of physical clutter: value clutter, what if clutter, and sentimental clutter.

Value clutter: We keep it because money was spent on it.

What if clutter: Items that are held onto because what if I need this one day. Rewrite – I haven’t needed it yet and if I do need it, I can replace it easily and reasonably.

Sentimental clutter: Items we keep because we have emotional attachment to it.

The Silent To-Do List – Every single item we own is adding to our to-do list.

Get started in the bathroom. There is usually no sentimental clutter there. Usually, quick wins like excess or expired product you can get rid of easily.

Stuff is neutral.

If you are overwhelmed, start with a trashcan and start with trash.

Decluttering is to make room for what matters most to you.

Minimalism the intentional promotion of things that matter most and the removal of anything that gets in the way of that.

There is so much life underneath our stuff.


Scriptures Mentioned

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” – Luke 12:15



The More of Less by Joshua Becker

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Comer 

The Making Room Membership 

Connect with Noelle Fowler 


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