Join host Diana Rene as she teaches busy moms how to declutter their homes, simplify their lives, and gain more time to do what they truly love!

This podcast is designed for listening to in 20-minutes or less while you’re decluttering, organizing a space, or doing P.M. pickup. If you’re not sure what that is, then you’ll want to keep listening! Of course, you can listen while going for a walk or lying on the couch. Either way, you’ll hear tips, strategies, and real-life advice to help reduce the overwhelm and make everyday life easier.

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Episode 082:

Game Organization

In this episode, Diana shares the simple way she organizes their family board games.

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Episode 081:

Spotting Self-Sabotage with Amber Brueseke

In this episode, Diana and Amber chat about motherhood, fitness, and overcoming self-sabotage.

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Episode 080:

Gamifying Kids Chores

In this episode, Diana and her kids share how a simple app changed how they manage household chores.

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Episode 079:

Simple Valentine's Tradition

In this episode, Diana shares one of her favorite holiday traditions that she does for her kids for Valentine’s Day.

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Episode 078:

If You Hate Baking

In this episode, Diana shares some tips for easing the stress of baking with kids if it’s not something you enjoy.

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Episode 077:

My Favorite Things!

In this episode, Diana shares some of the things she’s loving right now!

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Episode 076:

No Minimalism Needed

In this episode, Diana explains how she's considered minimal-ish and why you don't need to become a minimalist to feel the benefits of decluttering.

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Episode 075:

When New Year's Goals Feel Too Big

In this episode, Diana shares some encouragement for wherever you are mentally, with your family, and within your home.

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Episode 074:

What If I Don't Want This Gift?

In this episode, Diana shares how she handles unwanted gifts while still being grateful to well-intentioned gift-givers.

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Episode 073:

Your Holiday Probably Won't Be Perfect

In this episode, Diana offers some advice on handling holiday stress and letting go of perfection.

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Episode 072:

Types of Gifts

In this episode, Diana talks about all the different types of gifts for kids that you may not have thought of before.

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Episode 071:

Project Beauty Share with Julie Farley

In this episode, Diana speaks with the founder of Project Beauty Share, Julie Farley, and learns more about their mission and services.

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Episode 070:

Say "No" More This Season

In this episode, Diana shares her unexpected Thanksgiving week and reminds us that it's okay to say “no” to activities this season. 

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Episode 069:

This One Simple Thing Will De-stress Your Holidays

In this episode, Diana shares her go-to holiday planner, which saves time and simplifies the holiday season.

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Episode 068:

Laundry 101 with Melissa Dilkes Pateras

On this week’s episode, Diana chats with laundry expert and author Melissa Dilkes Pateras all about laundry myths, best practices, and so much more.

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Episode 067:

Phone Addiction?

In this episode, Diana shares an app that has been a game-changer in limiting her daily phone and social media use.

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Episode 066:

Overcoming Overspending with Paige Pritchard - Part 2

In part two of Diana's conversation with Paige, she asks questions from her Instagram community.

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Episode 065:

Overcoming Overspending with Paige Pritchard - Part 1

In part 1, Paige shares what overspending means and provides tips for overcoming past financial shame.

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Episode 064:

How to Keep Your Kids Organized After School with Miss 9

In this episode, Diana talks to her daughter, Miss 9, about her after-school routine.

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Episode 063:

De-Overwhelm the Holidays

In this episode, Diana shares how she creates a weekly brain release to prioritize certain tasks while leaving room for flexibility.

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Episode 062:

Body Doubling? Huh?

In this episode, Diana discusses the power of body doubling to kickstart productivity and overcome executive dysfunction.

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Episode 061:

Why I Keep My Kids Off Social Media - Pt 2

In this episode, Diana will continue to share her reasons for keeping her kids off social media.

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Episode 060:

Why I Keep My Kids Off Social Media - Pt 1

In this episode, Diana gets personal and shares her reasons for choosing to keep her kids off of social media.

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Episode 059:

Detox Your Decor: Seasonal Edit

In this episode, Diana shares five easy tips and tricks to help you keep a clutter-free home when adding seasonal decor.

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Episode 058:

Kids and Their Toys

In this episode, we’re sharing an oldie but a goodie. It’s the second episode we created, but it’s the most downloaded episode. Let’s talk about toys!

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Episode 057:

Less-Stress Holidays

In this episode, Diana explains how to reduce stress during the holiday season.

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Episode 056:

Tips for Back to School - Part 3

This is the final episode in our 3-part Back to School series. Diana shares more practical and stress-free strategies to help make weekdays easier.

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Episode 055:

Tips for Back to School - Part 2

This is the second episode of a three-part series. Diana shares more practical strategies for managing back-to-school stress and schedules.

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Episode 054:

Tips for Back to School - Part 1

In the first episode of a three-part series, Diana shares practical tips for simplifying your morning routine and supporting your child's teachers.

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Episode 053:

Accidental Minimalism

In this episode, Diana shares when she went from being an accidental minimalist to being overwhelmed with stuff.

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Episode 052:

Gifts Chat with Tricia Regar

In this episode, Diana talks with Tricia Regar from @cleanhousewithkids all about gift-giving.

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Episode 051:

Before They Know Different

In this episode, Diana shares a clip from ‘Miss Six,' her 6-year-old daughter, and discusses how it’s easier for her to let go since a Minimal-ish life is all she’s ever known.

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Episode 050:

Making Life Easier

In this episode, Diana shares tips and tricks to help you manage your daily routine better and ensure you have more control over your day.

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Episode 049:

Live a Life with Less Stress

In this episode, Diana shares stories and messages from a few of the over 5,000 members of her signature program, Minimal-ish Starts Here.

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Episode 048:

Budgeting when Overwhelmed - with Carly Hill of Debt Free Mom

This episode is part two of Diana’s interview with Carly Hill. Be sure to listen to Episode 047 to catch the beginning. And follow Carly on Instagram at @debtfree.mom for tons of tips and resources.

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Episode 047:

Contentment with Less - with Carly Hill of Debt Free Mom

In this guest episode, Diana asks Carly of @debtfree.mom your questions about contentment, personal finance, and tips to avoid impulse buying.

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Episode 046:

Tiny Shifts with Big Results

In this episode, Diana discusses the life-changing mindset shifts that help you embrace the journey and all its ups and downs.

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Episode 045:

Tossing Out Hurry

In this episode, Diana shares her personal goal to reduce the hurry in her family's life and make the most of the summer season together.

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Episode 044:

Guest Interview - Katie

In this episode, Diana speaks to a member of Minimal-ish Starts Here about her decluttering journey and the benefits she’s experienced.

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Episode 043:

Get Things Done without the Overwhelm

In this episode, Diana guides you through her effective 3-step process to overcome overwhelm and tackle your busy life head-on.

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Episode 042:

FindingTime for Reading

In this episode, Diana explains how she created small reading goals to get out of her reading rut and back into finishing books.

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Episode 041:

My ADHD Journey - Part 3

This week we wrap up the series with the final installment of a three-part series about Diana’s late diagnosis of ADHD.

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Episode 040:

My ADHD Journey - Part 2

In the second installment of a three-part series that follows Diana's experience with discovering her ADHD as an adult.

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Episode 039:

My ADHD Journey - Part 1

In the first episode of a three-part series, Diana shares her journey with her adult ADHD diagnosis.

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Episode 038:

Guest Interview - Juliana

In this episode, Diana learns why Juliana joined the program and what has changed since decluttering.

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Episode 037:

Clutter-Free Birthdays

In this episode, Diana shares some practical gifts she’d like to receive that don’t add clutter to her home or life.

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Episode 036:

What's That Smell?

In this episode, Diana answers some personal questions that she receives from this community.

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Episode 035:

Guest Interview - Olivia

In this episode, Diana interviews Olivia about her journey to simplifying her life and removing the excess in her home.

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Episode 034:

Hand me Downs + More Q&A

In this Q&A episode, Diana answers a few questions about home management and simplifying.

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Episode 033:

Declutter Your DMs

In this episode, Diana shares a new process she’s implementing to protect her energy while continuing to communicate with this community.

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Episode 032:

Growing Out of Your Comfort Zone

In this episode, Diana shares times when she went out of her comfort zone in order to grow.

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Episode 031:

Guest Interview - Alex

In this episode, Diana speaks with a new member of Minimal-ish Starts Here, Alex Wilcox.

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Episode 030:

Time Blocking Errands

In this episode, Diana explains her specific time block for errands and how she uses it to complete tasks.

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Episode 029:

Yoyo Night

In this episode, Diana shares an easy-to-implement tip for giving your primary home cook a night off.

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Episode 028:

Did Marie Kondo Quit Decluttering?

In this episode, Diana discusses a current headline about Marie Kondo.

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Episode 027:

Kids Decluttering Advice - Part 2

In this episode, Diana speaks with her six-year-old daughter about decluttering and organizing.

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Episode 026:

Mindset in Motherhood

In this episode, Diana discusses a favorite mindset shift that she applies to motherhood to help slow down, appreciate, and be present in the moment.

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Episode 025:

Memory Boxes

In this episode, Diana shares two types of memory boxes she uses in her family.

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Episode 024:

Declutter Digital Photos

In this episode, Diana shares two simple methods to help you declutter your digital photos.

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Episode 023:

Clutter is Stealing Your Time

In this episode, Diana discusses three ways clutter is stealing the little free time you have as a busy mom.

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Episode 022:

The One Resolution You Need

In this episode, Diana discusses why ruthlessly decluttering your home should be your 2023 New Year Resolution.

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Episode 021:

Reduce Holiday Stress

In this episode, Diana shares ways to reduce the overwhelm and stress around the holidays.

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Episode 020:

Cutting Back Social Media

In this short episode, Diana shares an app that’s helped her drastically reduce the time she spends on social media.

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Episode 019:

2 Quick Organizational Tips

In this episode, Diana shares two quick organizational tips when it comes to books and board games that can easily be implemented in your home.

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Episode 018:

Kids Decluttering Advice

In this special guest episode, Diana and her daughter, Miss 8, discuss five valuable tips to help you and your kids while decluttering.

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Episode 017:

Dealing with Toys as Gifts

In this episode, Diana shares how to address gift givers and the amount, or types, of gifts your loved ones give to your children.

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Episode 016:

Age Appropriate Chores

In this episode, Diana shares practical, concrete tasks your kids can do at each age to learn how to help manage your household.

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Episode 015:

Guest Interview - Jess

In this guest interview episode, Diana talks with Jess about her journey to creating a decluttered home and how much easier it is to manage her household after ruthlessly decluttering.

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Episode 014:

Back to School Tips - Part 3

In part three of our special three-part series, Diana shares her final tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year that will help your days feel less stressful.

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Episode 013:

Back to School Tips - Part 2

 In this second part of a special three-part series, Diana shares more tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year.

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Episode 012:

Back to School Tips - Part 1

In this special three-part series, Diana shares actionable tips that you can implement before school starts or anytime throughout the school year. From how to make mornings easier to ways to support your children’s teachers.

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Episode 011:

Guest Interview - Julia

In this episode, Diana talks with Julia, a mom, and wife who recently went through the Minimal-ish Starts Here program. She shares her journey with decluttering, and the ah-ha moments she had during the process.

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Episode 010:

Tech Boundaries

In this episode, Diana shares how she’s placed boundaries around social media and overall phone usage while still recognizing that it’s a useful tool in her life.

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Episode 009:

Power of a Brain Release

In this episode, Diana walks through all the steps of how she completes a brain release and why it’s so helpful in her everyday life.

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Episode 008:

Baskets

In this episode, Diana shares where and how she uses baskets in her home that make everyday life a little easier. And also how to introduce specific baskets into your home.

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Episode 007:

Visual Clutter

In this episode, Diana shares what she learned about visual clutter and how it affects our overall mood. And a small change you can make today.

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Episode 006:

Concepts that Help Daily Tasks

In this episode, Diana discusses some business concepts that she’s applied to her home and personal life that helped make her daily tasks feel a little easier.

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Episode 005:

Guest Interview - Sabra

In this episode, Diana and Sabra discuss living Minimial-ish and how much it has helped her home and life.

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Episode 004:

Summer Schedules

In this episode, Diana shares how she adjusted her schedule for summer break and provides tips to help with your summer schedule.

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Episode 003:

Tips for Busy Mornings

In this episode, Diana shares three things you can do in your home to make your busy mornings run smoother.

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Episode 002:

Let's Talk About Toys

In this episode, Diana shares how her children’s number of toys has changed over the years and what she noticed in their quality of play.

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Episode 001:

Meet Diana Rene

In this first episode, you’ll meet me, Diana Rene, and learn about my journey to living a minimal lifestyle.q

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