Decluttered By Design

Decluttered By Design

Weekly tips to help you declutter your life, so you can live your best life! Host Kelly Jayne McCann, a clutter coach, professional organizer and intentional living mentor, provides practical guidance to help people overcome the emotional hurdles that keep them tethered to clutter. As the founder of, she's helped people all over the world shift their mindsets and build the habits that allow them to live clutter-free. Each episode focuses on a single idea and provides a quick call to action - nothing fussy, nothing complicated. It's decluttered by design, just the way life should be!


August 18, 2023 14 mins

I am sharing a foolproof two-step process to help you overcome anxiety from all the 'what if' scenarios that get in the way of taking confident action. If you've been pussyfooting around because you're afraid you'll regret your decision then this episode is for you. It's the perfect antidote for anxious ruminating.

The beauty of the process is you can use it whenever you are stuck between wan...

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Want to know how your 2023 is going to unfold? Then look at how your 2022 finished.  Endings have an outsized influence on beginnings, so if you want to start the new year strong, then you need to finish this year on a high note. Luckily, it's actually not that hard to do. Listen in to see what I mean, and then be sure to grab my free How To Finish Strong Guide so you can end the year on a high note!

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Engaging in the right kind of self-care might be one of the quickest ways to begin decluttering your life.  Spoiler: I'm not talking about spa days and meditation retreats. Not that there's anything wrong with those, but there's a different way of looking at self-care that can have a lasting impact on your mental and emotional well-being. It's a way of caring for yourself that can eliminate much of the internal ...

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What do decluttering and organizing have in common? They're both projects, right? This means to be your most effective you need to put on your project manager hat. 

Why? Because one of the biggest threats to any project is scope creep. It's something project managers are always on the lookout for. It's the leading cause of project failures.  If you've ever started a decluttering or organizing project but didn&apo...

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If you're not doing everything you want to do, it's probably because fear is tricking you into staying stuck. Sounds harsh, but for most of us, it's true. Fear often stops us from taking action and following through on our ambitions. Luckily, we don't have to settle. We can push past the fear using this super simple and oh-so-powerful four-step process.
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When you have multiple goals, trying to decide which goal to focus on first can be crazy-making. Far too often, we bounce back and forth, doing some of this, some of that, and never making much progress on any of them.  It's frustrating to put in the effort and never get any sense of satisfaction.

It doesn't have to be like that though. I'm sharing a simple process to help you decide exactly what goal to fo...

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 This mini-season focuses on bridging the gap between dreaming and doing.  We're on episode 6 of 6, where I'm sharing a strategy to help you keep your energy level up. Spoiler: It's not about exercise, nutrition, or getting more rest. 

There's a bonus benefit to implementing this idea, it will help you reduce stress. And it takes nothing more than a little imagination to make it work.
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This mini-season focuses on bridging the gap between dreaming and doing.  We're on episode 5 of 6 where I'm sharing why leniency toward yourself is as important as discipline.

If you're struggling with building discipline you need to listen. I'm giving counterintuitive guidance but when you hear it, it will make perfects sense. Plus, implementing it will help you reduce mental and emotional clutter.  A...

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 This mini-season focuses on bridging the gap between dreaming and doing.  We're on episode 4 of 6 where I'm sharing why belief in yourself is actually the deciding factor in whether you succeed or not. 

If you're struggling with believing in yourself, you'll want to listen in because I'm providing evidence that will help you realize you've got what it takes to go after your goals. Plus, I&ap...

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This mini-season focuses on bridging the gap between dreaming and doing.  We're on episode 3 of 6 where we're learning why you must practice self-awareness and I'm sharing two ways to help you become more aware.  One is specific to decluttering and will help you become more discerning about what you allow into your space. The other is will help you apply what you learn from any experience, so you can enjoy continuous...

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This mini-season focuses on bridging the gap between dreaming and doing using the VIABLE Goal Framework. It's a process that will help you gain clarity around your vision and create consistency so you can bring that vision to life. We're on episode 2 of 6 where we're exploring the role of intentional living and learning how we can make the shift from reactive to proactive. 
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Ready to bridge the gap between dreaming and doing? This episode will help you do it.  Before we dive in, you should know that this is the first in a 6 part series, or mini-season if you will, where I am going to walk you through a process that will help you gain clarity around your vision and create consistency so you can bring that vision to life. It's called the VIABLE Goal Framework and it will help you move from goal sett...

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You made a decision, you're ready to let something go. Yay for you! But then that little voice pipes up and says, "Hey, what are you doing, girl? That might be useful someday. You shouldn't give it away."

You stop and think, "Maybe I'm not making the right decision after all. Maybe I should hold on to this thing." Boom! Just like that you wind up keeping the very thing you were so ready ...

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December 8, 2020 4 mins

Have you ever woken up and realized that the day ahead of you is going to feel like nails on a chalkboard sound? Or worse, realized that just before drifting off to dreamland, meaning sleep is not exactly going to be your friend? If not, count yourself supernaturally lucky.

But if you're like most of us and find yourself over-committing and resenting it, this episode will help you ditch all that stress. It's abou...

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This is the perfect year to declutter your holiday traditions. If you've been yearning to try something new, this is your year, thanks to the pandemic.

Now, I am not here to minimize what’s happening, things are serious. However, at times like this, I think it’s critical we don’t give up our personal power and allow ourselves to be fully devoured by the situation. ⠀

As trite as it might sound, we need to remember that in every c...

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August 27, 2019 4 mins

Get ready for a story, because this episode is the sad little tale of how clutter typically takes hold. Spoiler: In general, there is no grand event to blame. Clutter is caused by (gasp!) our decisions. And not the biggies, but the everyday choices we make. FYI - This actually great news. If clutter is rooted in the smallest decisions, then we can start weeding it out just by making better decisions. Tune in to hear exactly what I ...

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You aren't truly free from the clutter until it's out of your space. So deciding where it's going to go is necessity. It's easy to get caught up wanting to find just the right place, but that's complicated and exhausting. This episode proposes a different and better way to handle the question of where to donate.

If you're ready to get declutter your life, then grab my free e-course: ESCAPE Clu...

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If we feel like we're losing money, it can be much harder to let go of stuff we don't use.  But the truth is pretty simple: the item isn't the same as the money was - it's now just clutter. This episode focuses on what you need to know about those kinds of sunk costs and gives you a process to help you learn from them so you don't make the same mistakes again.

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This episode focuses on a particular kind of emotional clutter. So often people feel bad about the things they struggle with. I don't mean bad about the struggle per se. I mean they feel bad about the *type* of situation they are struggling with. I'm talking about shame. It's born from a tendency we all have, and that is to compare our lives to others. When we compare our struggle to what we see others struggling wit...

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July 22, 2019 5 mins

Setting limits is a critical part of keeping your space free from clutter. It's hard to let go of the excess if you don't know what enough is, so you need to decide just how much you really need. As you lighten up, you free yourself from the burden of being responsible for so much, which means more time to enjoy life!

If you're ready to get declutter your life, then grab my free e-course: ESCAPE Clutter And ...

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