192. Reduce Clutter to Reduce Stress | Heather Aardema


“Spring cleaning has been with us for decades. Not only did we do it, but our parents, our grandparents, our great-grandparents, and up that line, there was always this idea of let’s get the home clean, let’s go let go of the things that we no longer need.”

–Heather Aardema



Heather Aardema is a former clutter-bug turned minimalist and the founder of the School of Living Lighter. She’s also a National Board & Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, as well as a Certified Life Coach.

She has helped thousands tackle their clutter, un-complicate their lives, and lose their excess mental, emotional, and physical weight for good. Her “less is more” thinking has been featured on wellness platforms like No Sidebar, Minimalism Life, Becoming Minimalist, Optimal Living Daily, and many online health summits, podcasts, and more.

In this episode, you will learn actionable steps to start reducing the clutter in your life. The best part is that getting rid of clutter reduces your stress and increases your happiness.




[02:26] Heather’s Common Approaches to Decluttering

[08:34] Priorities and Time Management Suggestions

[13:18] How to Prevent New Clutter From Replacing Old Clutter

[18:44] The Correlation Between Clutter and Stress

[25:32] What She Does to Declutter

[30:32] Less

[37:33] Special Deal for the Community


Lastly, in case you missed it, check out last week’s podcast:
Episode #191 | Boosting Vitality at Any Age

DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and Happy Bones, Happy Life Podcast.

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