Over 50s Lifestyle Vlogcast

Making Space for Happiness – How to stop attracting clutter to get the life you want

April 24, 2023

We hear a lot about ‘decluttering’ and I know I had to go through this process when we moved last year and yet I still feel there is more to go. However, clutter is not limited to the physical we can have emotional and mental clutter which stops us from living a happy and contented life. If you are feeling overwhelmed with clutter, then this is the episode for you!

In today’s episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast, my guest is Tracy McCubbin, author and founder of dClutterfly. During the episode shares her story and we discussed:

  • Why you cannot ‘Marie Kondo’ your way out of clutter
  • Our acquisition cycle
  • How we can declutter our life and the importance of our mindset
  • Why filling our homes with ‘stuff’ can make us feel empty
  • The 7 Clutter Magnets
  • The 5 minute declutter challenge
  • 3 tips to start decluttering your life

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Meet Tracy

Tracy McCubbin is the author of Making Space, Clutter Free: The Last Book On Decluttering You’ll Ever Need (June 4th, 2019). She has always referred to herself as “Obsessive Compulsive Delightful,” but who knew she could turn that trait into a booming business? While working for a major television director in Los Angeles, Tracy discovered she had the ability to see through any mess and clearly envision a clutter-free space. Coupled with keen time-management and organizational skills, Tracy soon found more and more people were asking her for help. Before she knew it, dClutterfly was born.

Ten years and thousands of clients later, dClutterfly is Los Angeles’ premier organizing and decluttering company. Tracy is a regularly featured expert on Hallmark’s Home & Family, has a column on MindBodyGreen, and has regular declutter segments on Fox 5 and ABC Eyewitness News, KTLA Morning Show, KCAL9, and Good Day Sacramento. She and her company have also been featured in Real Simple, Women’s Day and ShopSmart.

When not decluttering, she is the proud Co-Executive Director of OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit building strong educational foundations for children in impoverished communities throughout Kenya and Central America.

She lives in Los Angeles and knows where her keys are.

Connect with Tracy

Website: dClutterfly | Organize & Declutter
Instagram: Tracy McCubbin (@tracy_mccubbin)

Books

Make Space for Happiness: How to Stop Attracting Clutter and Start Magnetizing the Life You Want
Making Space Clutter Free

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way

6 Comments

  • Reply Robyn April 24, 2023 at 10:29

    Great interview Sue. I needed a burst of motivation to help me get started on decluttering.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 26, 2023 at 10:53

      Hi Robyn, that’s great! I found myself doing a bit of decluttering after the interview with Tracy too! x

  • Reply leannelc April 24, 2023 at 10:39

    Hi Sue – I’m such an advocate of having clear space around me – clutter-free. I was reading a few points to my DIL from what I considered to be a ridiculous list of de-cluttering tips (because I thought it was all so obvious). She told me that most people would have the items on the list (a lot of broken things or obsolete items) because they stored them rather than getting rid of them. It was a bit of an eye opener for me and I could see why a lot of people would need help with keeping clutter under control – especially after years of accumulation.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 26, 2023 at 10:52

      HI Leanne, we have downsized and declutter several times now with each move. I think I’m finally down to being happing with all that we have. I agree some people need help as they become emotionally attached to things which they never use or even look at but can’t part with. x

  • Reply Gail Is This Mutton April 26, 2023 at 16:51

    I really need to listen to this. I have a lot of childhood memorabilia – scrapbooks, essays, holiday journals- which I can’t get rid of. Thanks for linking Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 30, 2023 at 09:52

      Hi Gail I’d love your feedback if you listen to the podcast. Sentimental items are so hard to get rid of aren’t they? x

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