Calling all clutter bugs: 10 inspirational podcasts to jumpstart your spring cleaning

round up March 20, 2023

We’re kicking off spring with some positive and inspirational podcasts! If you’re looking for organizational advice, DIY tips, or motivation to make headway on paring down your belongings, this list has you covered. If cleaning up emotional baggage is your cup of tea this season, we’ve included health and fitness podcasts like “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” filled with heartfelt advice.

There are podcasts about tidying up, creating space (psychologically and physically), and embracing minimalism. Some of these episodes explore sustainable living, cleanfluencing, motherhood, and setting expectations. Hear from organizational queen Marie Kondo on an episode of “The Tim Ferriss Show.”

The goop podcast

The goop Podcast

Listen to ‘The goop Podcast’

Goop CEO / founder Gwyneth Paltrow, goop collaborator Erica Chidi, and CEO/cofounder of LOOM rotate hosting duties on Cadence13’s “The goop Podcast.” They’re joined by culture changers and bright minds who share stories, life advice, and tools.

The Minimalists Podcast

Listen to ‘The Minimalists Podcast’

Less is more for Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus on “The Minimalists Podcast.” The hosts share tips for living a meaningful life on semiweekly episodes. They’re getting into sustainable living advice, food clutter, perfectionism, relationships, pet parenting, money tips, and more.

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Listen to ‘We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle’

On “We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle,” the Untamed author is chatting with her partner Abby Wambach and Doyle’s sister Amanda. The co-hosts often share their own experiences and empower listeners with inspiring conversations while reminding everyone that we can overcome challenges. The Cadence13 podcast welcomes guests like Lily Collins, Kamala Harris, Dr. Becky Kennedy, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more bright minds.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast art

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Listen to ‘Happier with Gretchen Rubin’

Author Gretchen Rubin and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, share manageable tips for happiness and adapting good habits on this positive and insightful podcast. In this series, Gretchen goes beyond what’s shared in her #1 bestselling books The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. Elizabeth lovingly calls Gretchen a “happiness bully” on her mission to help others be happier too. “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” is presented by The Onward Project.

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Maximized Minimalist Podcast

Listen to ‘Maximixed Minimalist Podcast’

Katy Wells hosts the “Maximized Minimalist Podcast,” geared toward anyone working on decluttering in efforts to live a more intentional, meaningful, and simpler life. Guests like moms and experts join Katy to share their personal journeys. There are episodes on DIY design tips, how to restyle (and pare down) your wardrobe, and tips for getting kids to listen. Other episodes covered productivity, scarcity, money mistakes, and how to attract abundance – just to name a few. Tune in weekly for new episodes running less than an hour each.

ClutterBug Podcast – Organize, Clean and Transform your Home

Listen to ‘ClutterBug Podcast – Organize, Clean and Transform your Home’

Hear about tools to clean and maintain your home on “ClutterBug Podcast – Organize, Clean and Transform your Home.” Host Cassandra Aarssen explores topics like if your home is affecting your mental and physical health. She’ll share viable tips to self-motivate, become more self-aware, let go of negative core beliefs, and show up for yourself to tackle de-cluttering. Cassandra also covers material from her book, The Declutter Challenge, such as the meaning behind messes, and why decluttering is so hard.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty podcast art

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Listen to ‘On Purpose with Jay Shetty’

“On Purpose with Jay Shetty” hopes to “make wisdom go viral” and speaks with a variety of guests on semiweekly episodes. Shetty used to be a monk and tackles topics like being more productive, scientific ways to spark your creativity, finding purpose, stopping toxic habits, and more insight. You might even learn some mindfulness tools to use in everyday life.

Organize 365 Podcast

Listen to ‘Organize 365 Podcast’

Lisa Woodruff presents self-improvement series “Organize 365 Podcast.” Lisa speaks with members from Organize 365’s community on their organizational progresses, challenges, and successes. There’s a tremendous archive of over 550 episodes to choose from, and perhaps hearing these folks’ stories will inspire you.

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The Tim Ferriss Show

Listen to Marie Kondo on ‘The Tim Ferriss Show’

Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur Marie Kondo dropped by “The Tim Ferriss Show” in 2017. She told Tim about her groundbreaking KonMari Method for tidying by categorizing items and only keeping things that “spark joy.” Marie discussed her books including The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing and Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Listen to ‘Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris’

After having a panic attack on live television, journalist Dan Harris decided to focus on himself through meditation. He then went on to write the bestselling book, 10% Happier, and now, his podcast by the same name features talks with eminent meditation teachers and top scientists on how to train ourselves to be happier. “Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris” jumps from psychedelics and reaching for nirvana, to scientific solutions to improve relationships, anxiety, and productivity.

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