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The Cozy Minimalism Podcast

The Cozy Minimalism Podcast

By Angie Kikstra
Welcome to the Cozy Minimalism podcast, a podcast that helps guide you along this path towards minimalism and creating a beautiful home that supports and nurtures you.
Using intentional home styling using what you already own and love; We help you create a truly unique space that becomes your place to relax, unwind and recharge. Your home becomes a source of blessings rather than burdens.
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The Importance of Taking Breaks

The Cozy Minimalism Podcast

The Importance of Taking Breaks

The Cozy Minimalism Podcast

The Importance of Taking Breaks
May 05, 2021
Podcast Break
We will be back at it May 5th 2021! Keep those ideas coming!
April 14, 2021
S3 E14 - My Top 4 Easy Plants
If you're ready to add some real plants to your home, and you're not a natural green thumb... this episode is for you.
April 07, 2021
S3 E13 - The Self Cleaning Toilet
Sometimes, I say the wrong things. This was one of those times. I got a negative review because of something I thought was funny, but someone else didn't think was funny. But this episode isn't about the review, it's about how I didn't notice something for 6 years and how sometimes we feel unappreciated at home when we are doing all the things.
March 31, 2021
S3 E12 - The Flame and The Spark
Getting too focused on the big and flashy before and afters will bog you down. Focus instead on the tiny spark. Cheer others tiny sparks. Let's start a revolution with this way of thinking on social media. 
March 24, 2021
S3 E11 - Where To Start
Struggling at the verrrry beginning of your journey? Ugh, that really sucks, my friend. It can be a tough place to be in if you're spinning your wheels. I promise it gets easier! I give you some juicy tips to help you out at the beginning, even if you're feeling like you'll never make a dent.
March 17, 2021
S3 E10 - Small Bathroom Solutions
What happens when you have already minimized all the things in your tiny bathroom and you still can't use it? You focus on function and organizing. Shayla (a cozy minimalist community member) sent me this conundrum. I figured she wasn't alone, so I created a podcast with solutions for her tiny bathroom.  You can see photos here:
March 03, 2021
S3 E9 - Stuff Shuffling SOS
Do you find you aren't decluttering but simply moving stuff from room to room or shelf to shelf? In this episode, I introduce you to a real life phase that is frustrating for lots of people: Stuff Shuffling. I give you three tips to get you moving forward with your process. I got you, friend!
February 24, 2021
S3 E8 - Enabling People to Remain Cluttered?
If you aren’t ready to let something go... DON’T. Some feedback I received from a lady that felt I was enabling people to stay cluttered. I address that today.
February 22, 2021
S3 E7 - Monotonous Meal Planning Getting You Down?
Meal Planning tips to help you simplify what your cooking each day. If you want a deeper dive into my own meal planning process, which includes inventory of what we have and deciding which meals we eat, and even how to decide what quantities to buy. Head over to the website:
February 10, 2021
S3 E6 - Helping Kids Clear Their Stuff
I get asked this a lot! How do you help your kids clear their stuff. I’ll give you three general areas to focus on as well as some juicy tips to guide your kids without pulling out your hair or sneaking their stuff out in a garbage bag.
February 05, 2021
Fling It Friday - broken items
Built off a weekly post that I have done with our Facebook community for 5 years. Let’s tackle one small portion of your stuff and get you some momentum to move forward. Little by little - a little becomes a lot.
February 05, 2021
S2 - E11 Woahhhhh 2020
I’m reflecting on my year. A little look inside what happened in our neck of the woods and why we left the home we loved and instead found our forever home in the middle of a crazy and uncertain time. I also leave you with what I am doing for the future in 2021! Hold on to your hats, friends.... this is gonna be a wild episode!
February 04, 2021
S3 E5 - The Importance of Valuing Your Stuff
The extreme minimalists or elite minimalists might roll their eyes at this episode... but for the rest of you, this will be game changing for you and your journey to your own level of enough.
January 27, 2021
Fling It Friday - the closet
Let’s tackle one small portion of your stuff and get you some momentum to move forward. Little by little - a little becomes a lot.
January 22, 2021
S3 E4 The Opposite of Cluttered
I was scrolling through Instagram and I saw a cute get to know you reel... it reminded me of a client years ago, who’s clutter conundrum changed the course of my life and business.
January 20, 2021
Fling it Friday - the bathroom
Let’s spend five minutes decluttering something easy to help you build momentum and clear some excess stuff outta your home!
January 15, 2021
S3 E3 A Simple Solution for a To-Do List That’s Super Overwhelming
Do you ever feel like you have the worlds longest to-do list but never get anything done?! Me too friend, me too. Well, years ago, I stumbled upon this concept and it has completely changed my ability to get stuff done! I hope it helps!
January 13, 2021
S3 E2 Foundation Five - Surface Reset
The foundational concepts that I have built my signature clutter clearing process on. But these are quick excerpts of 5 minutes or less. I don’t like babbling to fill up time. Short, sweet and to the point. Just like me. If you’re tired of the concept “just focus on your own stuff” and you want your family to start decluttering. Try this instead.
January 11, 2021
S3 E1 New Year Resolutions
Happy New Year!!! I don’t do resolutions anymore. Why they don’t work and can be harmful. And I also give you two other options, instead.
January 06, 2021
Welcome to Season 3
Four years of this podcast. I’ve decided to let loose a little more. Some of you will like it, some of you might even love it. And I know some will hate it. I’m doing this season for me. I don’t want this to become a chore that I avoid like I have in seasons past. I want to enjoy doing this again. In fact, I want to LOVE doing it so that I do it more! The reason being, is that it will get to those of you that need it the most. I’m not going to be perfect. I will fumble. I hope you stick around. And I hope I we can grow this audience even more to continue spreading the cozy minimalist movement further. Thank you for being here. Angie
January 06, 2021
S2- E13 What About Trends?
Oy.... trends. They hurt my heart for you, friend. They exist solely to line the pockets of the people pushing those products. Today, I’m looking at three different trends and how you can combat them in the next few weeks. You’ve got this!
December 30, 2020
S2 - E12 Foundational Five: Focus On How Clutter Makes You Feel
The foundational concepts that I have built my signature clutter clearing process on. But these are quick excerpts of 5 minutes or less. I don’t like babbling to fill up time. Short, sweet and to the point. Just like me. If you’re looking for someone (or a bunch of someone’s) to tell you if your home looks cluttered... you’re doing it wrong. Try this instead.
December 28, 2020
S2 - E10 Change Your Life with 12 Tiny Things
We deep dive into the book 12 Tiny Things by Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr.
December 25, 2020
S2 - E9 Foundational Five: Spectrum of Stuff
The foundational concepts that I have built my signature clutter clearing process on. But these are quick excerpts of 5 minutes or less. I don’t like babbling to fill up time. Short, sweet and to the point. Just like me. What is the Spectrum of Stuff. Why is it important to know?
December 16, 2020
S2 - E8 5 Tips For Clearing Out Your Closet
Have you ever stood in front of your clothes in the closet and felt like you had nothing to wear? Worse yet, have you tried to purge the clothes and ended with a pile on the bed and nowhere to sleep because you burned out before you got done? I certainly have!
September 21, 2020
S2 - E7 Mini Episode: My Decluttering Voice - Office Books
Sometimes it helps to hear what other people are thinking about their stuff to help you process through your own. I go through a small part of my home office in this episode and deal with some books within it.
August 09, 2020
S2 - E6 A Spatial Reset to get your family on board
If you’re fed up and drained by following behind your family cleaning and clearing clutter, then this episode is for you.
July 06, 2020
S2 - E5 Minimalism and Money
Join me and Shannon Marie Kill a millenial money expert (and minimalist) as we chat about money, budget and minimalism.
May 01, 2020
S2 - E4 Where Can I Get Rid of My Stuff Now?
Some of us are a little stuck... we want to declutter a bit but we have nowhere to send our donations because the donation centers are shut down. So what can we do with our stuff? Me and my pal Allison came up with a list of 7 ways to get rid of your clutter during this time. Some ideas might work for you and some might not, but we are kind of entertaining to listen to! (If you have been in the cozy minimalism community for a while, you will know Allison because she managed the decorating group as well as the facebook page).
April 18, 2020
S2 - E3 A Simple & Easy To Maintain Cleaning System
If you want your home to be clean and tidy but don't want to spend hours and hours cleaning it... this episode is for you! My friend Rae joins me to go over a simple yet effective system she created for her own home. I'm excited to implement this in my own home!
August 21, 2019
S2 - E2 I Don't Like Being Called A Minimalist
In this episode I will cover the most common myths and misconceptions about minimalists.
August 14, 2019
S2-E1 - A Home That Supports You
Creating a home that supports you is crucial to your well-being.
August 08, 2019
S1-E13 - Incomplete Projects
Incomplete projects... an email issue that was sent to me a while ago.
December 28, 2018
S1-E12 - The Minimal List
If you find yourself searching online for “How many ______ does a minimalist have?” You’re gonna want to tune in to this episode.
December 21, 2018
S1-E11 - Furniture Arranging 101
In my real life, I’m a Real Estate Staging Consultant and Professional Organizer. I go through people’s homes (prior to listing for sale) and I give them recommendations on how to make the biggest impact in their home on potential buyers Furniture Arranging is the biggest issue I tackle, besides clutter.
December 19, 2018
S1-E10 - The Pillars of Cozy Minimalism
In this episode, I’ve gone rouge. I didn’t follow the regular format and I went over my 5 minutes. But I give you the foundational pillars of Cozy Minimalism, so you can understand a bit more of why I do what I do.
September 23, 2018
S1-E9 - Sunk Costs
Thinking you can recoup your money from your clutter is going to keep you stuck.
September 23, 2018
S1-E8 - Sentimental Clutter
An introduction to sentimental clutter and how to effectively deal with it.
July 12, 2018
S1-E7 - Minimizing Based on Values
When we have defined our values, minimizing our stuff becomes easier. You can get the values list at
May 03, 2018
S1-E6 - Cozy in the Kitchen
In this episode, I give you some ideas to inject some life into your kitchen. Make sure you check out my Instagram feed for examples of people doing this well.
April 21, 2018
S1-E5 - Quality over Quantity
Latest episode of The Cozy Minimalism Podcast
April 09, 2018
S1-E4 - The Shift to Simplicity
Today, we talk about the difference between being caught in the clutter cycle (of constantly decluttering) vs. choosing simplicity and a path to minimalism.
April 02, 2018
S1-E3 - Decluttering Burnout
Today were going to talk about burn out and how to avoid it. I’ll tell you why we get burnt out and I’ll give you the number one solution to protect yourself from burn out. In your mission this week, I’ll give you simple tips that you can apply if you’re already burnt out and you’re looking to recharge.
March 29, 2018
S1-E2 - Staying Motivated
Today, we are are going to talk about how to stay motivated to minimize. I'm going to give you five tips to supercharge your motivation to minimize.
March 28, 2018
S1-E1 - What is Cozy Minimalism and Mission
You're probably wondering, what exactly is Cozy Minimalism? This episode will answer that AND give you your first mission!
March 27, 2018