101: The Power of Decluttering and Simplifying with Krista Lockwood, Founder of Motherhood Simplified

In this episode of Saving With Steve, host Steve Sexton is joined by Krista Lockwood, the Founder of the blog and podcast, Motherhood Simplified and creator of Decluttering Simplified.

My guest, Krista Lockwood, is a mother of 5 who teaches other moms how to declutter without becoming a full blown minimalist. She joins us today to discuss how busy moms can learn to declutter without becoming full-blown minimalists, re-framing decluttering to “what to keep” versus “what to donate," and empowering kids to have ownership of household responsibilities. I also share some helpful rips for how to keep your debt in check this holiday season.

As a mother of 5, Krista Lockwood knows how overwhelming life can be. In 2013, she and her husband moved from Alaska to Florida with only one suitcase each, and essentially started over from scratch.

Krista quickly realized how much better she felt without all the “stuff.” As she intentionally chose what items she would allow back into their home, was able to master the balance of having enough, without having too much.

Krista doesn’t believe that you need to take the same route that her and her family took, as it may be a bit extreme for some, but she is passionate about sharing tips and strategies that can truly simplify your life in ways that work for you.

Through her own experience, Krista has built a business helping moms find the sweet spot of simplicity by recognizing the distraction that comes from clutter.

She is the founder of the blog and podcast Motherhood Simplified, where she teaches decluttering for moms who want to live a simpler life without having to become full-blown minimalists.