The Art of Decluttering

By Amy Revell & Kirsty Farrugia

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Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia are Professional Organisers and they chat about how they keep their homes organised and decluttered and how they help their clients to achieve the same.

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Episode Date
Best of Guests - Your Color Guru
50:57

Amy and Kirsty have taken some time off for the school holidays. We hope you enjoy listening to this interview from last year with Jeannie Stith-Maywhinney founder of Your Color Guru.


Jeannie is the founder and owner of Your Color Guru. She is obsessed with helping real women look and feel amazing in their clothes. We learnt so much in our chat with Jeannie as she shares about the process of doing someone's colours and how it aligns so beautifully with living an intentional life. We also had the pleasure of having our colours done so tune in to find out what that experience was like. 


In this episode we:

● Uncover what knowing your colours has to do with decluttering;

● Learn about the process of figuring out someone's colours;

● Highlight why knowing your colours is important;

● Share what some of Kirsty and Amy's colours are;

● Encourage you as always to be intentional with your purchases;

● Find out what happens if you change your hair colour like Kirsty did;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clothing episode

Wardrobe 1 episode

Wardrobe 2 episode

Laundry episode

Wardrobe Challenge

● Your Color Guru Website

● Your Color Guru Facebook

● Your Color Guru Instagram


Special thanks to frances in san francisco for your review! If you have had your colours done it's your turn to leave us a review!


Big thanks to Jeannie for your time and for doing our colours for us!! We loved learning about the whole process.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Oct 02, 2022
Best of Guests - Clare Press
57:51

Amy and Kirsty have taken some time off for the school holidays. We hope you enjoy listening to this interview Kirsty recorded with Clare Press a couple of years ago.


Back in Nov 2019 Kirsty had a great conversation with the extraordinary Clare Press from Wardrobe Crisis. Clare is also the Sustainability Editor of Vogue Australia and an incredible author among many other talents.


She is truly inspirational and we hope that you learn something new and are inspired by what she has to share about fashion and it's impact on the environment.


In this episode we:

● Talk about fashion and the effect that our insatiable desire for fast fashion has on our planet;

● Highlight some of the alarming statistics around fashion and the environment;

● Discuss the idea of a shopping detox and the unexpected benefits;

● Dream and hope for a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion;


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Shopping Questions

Wardrobe Crisis Podcast

Clare Press

● Clare's books, Wardrobe Crisis & Rise & Resist

Wardrobe #1 Episode

Wardrobe #2 Episode

Women Against Waste Episode

UK Parliaments' Fixing Fashion Report

GuppyFriend Bag


Thank you again to Clare Press for your time!!


If you learnt something new today then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 25, 2022
Becoming an Artist with Nic Bryan
52:17

Nic Bryan is a wife, mum, teacher, artist and one of our Head, Heart and Home course members. When she shared recently in our Head, Heart and Home Community about the impact decluttering has had on her ability to get creative and produce incredible artworks out of second hand and recycled materials, we just knew we had to find out more!


Amy caught up with her recently and got to hear Nic's journey about how experiencing freedom by decluttering lead her to unlock a whole new part of herself and step into becoming an amazing artist with a passion for the environment.


In this episode we;

● Learn who Nic is, what she does and a little bit about her decluttering journey;

● Hear some of Nic's tips to other artists and creatives for getting re inspired;

● Find out what led Nic to using and becoming so passionate about recycled items in artwork;

● Highlight the importance of utilising natural limits and containerisation (is that a word?!) to your advantage when organising art supplies;

● Give practical examples of how families with kids can store their art and craft supplies;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Jeannie Baker - Children's Author mentioned by Nic

Lids 4 Kids

The Dump - Bluey episode about recycling Episode

● Nic's Facebook

● Nic's Instagram

● Nic's Website

Wardrobe Crisis Episode with Clare Press (mentioned by Nic)

The Holding Zone Episode (mentioned by Amy)

Landfill Diversion Episode


Thank you so much Nic for your time!! It was a pleasure to have you share your story with us and our listeners.


Thank you to AbigailLying for your podcast review!! If you love turning recycling in to art like Nic does, then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Sep 18, 2022
Dealing with Doubt
28:29


Today, for something different, Belinda joins Kirsty and we chat all about doubt.


We all experience doubt in our lives either from well meaning friends or family trying to look out for us or from that unhelpful inner voice that likes to tell you you can't. Doubts will come and go but being equipped to navigate them and get your motivation and momentum back is the key.


So come along with us as we get chatting all about how doubt can show up, where it comes from and some practical tips on what to do to deal with it and share lots of giggles along the way. 


We hope that this episode brings some sunshine into your day.


In this episode we;

● Talk about what doubt is and share some examples of possible doubts that can come up;

● Discuss what to do when others have doubts about your decluttering journey;

● Suggest ways to combat your own doubt fill thoughts;

● Highlight the importance of creating a vision and using it to come back to give you hope and move away from the doubts;

● Dig into identity and explore the link between knowing who you are and shifting from doubt to hope and freedom;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Discouragement Episode

Vision Episode (trigger warning: this ep was recorded just before Covid and lockdowns existed; something to keep in mind when listening.)

2018 Vision Episode

Grace & Freedom Episode

Children's Toys Episode

Head, Heart & Home Course


Thank you to Sorry buddy and Lego people for your podcast reviews!! If you are a tea drinker then its your turn to leave us a review! Oh and tell us what your favourite tea is!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 11, 2022
Minimalism at Work with Chris Lovett
43:33

The remarkable Chris Lovett is back! If you don't know who we are talking about don't worry because you are in for a real treat!


Chris is an author, executive & simplicity coach, speaker, career mentor and minimalist. He tells it as it is, with a cracking sense of humour, he has a way of disarming you and getting into your head. We last spoke to Chris in May 2021 only weeks before he launched his first book The Discovery of Less. Since then he's given a TedX talk and is even working on a 2nd book (woo hoo!)


Kirsty had the absolute pleasure of catching up with him recently to find out all about his TedX talk experience and to hear about everything else he has been up to.


If you have a desire to make a greater impact by doing less, especially at work, then you are absolutely going to love this episode!


In this episode Chris;

● Shares what he has been up to since we last caught up with him;

● Tell us all about his TedX talk experience;

● Shares what kind of impact his book The Discovery of Less has had;

● Tells us a bit about his research for his new book into why people like being busy;

● Highlights his thoughts around doing less at work and having more of an impact;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Discovery of Less with Chris Lovett Episode

Minimalism Episode

● Chris TedX talk

● Chris' Website

● Chris' book The Discovery of Less

● Get the first chapter free here

● Chris' Instagram

● Chris' Facebook

Jamil Qureshi


A huge thank you to Chris for giving us your time! We loved having you on the podcast and can't wait to read your next book!


Thank you to Elayne Johnston Fielding for your podcast review!! If you were born in another country to which you now live AND you love Chris as much as we do, then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 04, 2022
Collections
36:18

As promised in Part 2 of our mini series How to Organise..., here is an episode all about collections.


We cover lots! We have a chat about why people collect/create collections, explore what is driving the need to collect, how to know when it’s time to declutter some or all of your collections and some of the reasons why you might come up against specific challenges. We also touch on what to do it your collections are impacting your relationships with people and money.


We hope that you come away with some tips, insights & lots of grace on how to declutter and mange your collections.


In this episode we;

● Discuss some possible reason why people might collect;

● Learn a little bit about Amy's collections as a child;

● Remind you to have loads of grace for your past self (and of course you right now!);

● Ask what does freedom look like;

● Encourage you to come back to your vision to help you when you feel it's getting out of hand;

● Challenge you not to find the perfect solution, but to just find A solution;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Like with Like Episode

Need it Episode

Use it Episode

Love it Episode

Home Office Episode

Childrens Toys Episode

Types of Clutter Episode (aspirational clutter)

Hoarding Disorder Episode

Autism Episode

ADHD Episode

How to Organise Pt1 Episode

How to Organise Pt2 Episode

Pop Toys

Shadow Boxes


Thank you to Lego people and wombatbaby for your podcast review!! If you still have a collection that you had in your childhood then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Aug 28, 2022
Now What?!
34:17

If you have ever decluttered anything and want it to stay that way but don't quite know how?


Then this episode is for you!


Today we are going to take you through some key steps for maintaining the progress you have made on your decluttering journey.


Whether you have finished decluttering your entire house or you have just started with a few boxes here and there, we hope that you come away feeling equipped to keep your house clutter free!


In this episode we;

● Equip you with tips and tools to for maintaining your decluttering progress;

● Suggest that doing a deep dive is critical for maintaining progress and determining the level of clutter you want to be living with;

● Encourage you to keep practising habits as they do get easier;

● Highlight the importance of being conscious of what you’re bringing into your home;

● Say it again - be intentional!;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Diamond Dotz - Amy's new hobby

Paperwork Episode

Mindful Noticing Episode

Donations Episode

Paperwork Course

Head, Heart & Home Course

● Join our Facebook Community here

Virtual Sessions


Thank you to calminginfluenceNZ for your podcast review!! If you feel like you are in maintenance mode or you really resonate with this episode then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Aug 21, 2022
Enneagram and Clutter
1:16:29


We love the Enneagram here at The Art of Decluttering so when our beautiful friend and college developed an Enneagram and Clutter Course, we just had to catch up and hear all about it!! The amazing Laurie Palau is with us today! She is the author of the book HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life, and founder of simply B organized where she speaks, teaches and works one-on-one with clients to help them reduce clutter and increase productivity. It has been way too long between chats with this incredible lady, we promise not to leave it so long next time Laurie!


In this episode we;

● Tell you what the enneagram is and how it can positively impact your relationships with people and clutter;

● Share a brief overview of each enneagram type including the core motivation for each number;

● Highlight certain challenges each type can encounter when decluttering;

● Give real life examples of how knowing your enneagram type can help you understand yourself and others more;

● Dig into why some find particular areas more challenging than others - hint it's connected to your enneagram type!;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

4 Types of Clutter with Laurie Palau Episode

Amy and Kirsty on Laurie's Podcast

Perfectionism Episode

Micro Declutter Episode

Summer of Enneagram Series on Laurie's Podcast

● Laurie's Website

● Laurie's Course


Use the code DECLUTTER20 at the checkout when you purchase Laurie's Enneagram & Clutter Course :)


Thank you so much Laurie for giving up your time to spend with us. We absolutely think the world of you and can't wait to catch up again.


Thank you to _flyoverstate for your review! It you know your enneagram number then it's your turn to leave us a review.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Aug 14, 2022
Out of the Box
31:53

Are you struggling with lack of storage in your home? Maybe your home is an older style and lack the inbuilt storage of more modern homes? Or perhaps you just don't have much storage and are at a bit of a loss as to what to do with all your stuff?


Well dear listeners if that's you, this episode was made with you in mind!


Inspired by a recent discussion in our Facebook Community and a request from past podcast guest Katie Smith (check our Katie's episode here), today we talk you through some options for creating more storage in your home and give you ideas on how to re work things to give yourself the gift of more space and possible solutions.


Packed with loads of suggestions and practical advice we hope you get a lot out of this episode and have fun thinking out of the box.


In this episode we;

● List the 3 options to consider when you don't have adequate storage in your home;

● Discuss how to decide if you need to add more storage;

● Give you lots of suggestions of out of the box ways to use the storage you already have;

● Highlight that if what you have set up is working, then there is no need to change it;

● Encourage you to give it time to adjust when you change something around;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Laundry Episode

Life Changing Transformation - Katie's Episode

Functional Spaces Episode

Zones Episode

Bunnings - Australian hardware store mentioned by Amy


Thank you so much to our newest patreon supporter Hannah Neighbors! If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Patreon supporter, take a look here.


Thank you to everynicknameihavetriedistaken & wirliegirlie for your podcast reviews!! If you are sitting on the couch while listening to this episode and haven't left us a review before then it's your turn to leave us one!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.



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Aug 07, 2022
How to Organise... Part 2
37:09

Over the years we have received many requests from our beautiful listeners about how to organise very specific areas. As some of them are a little more niche in nature we have been storing them up with the idea of creating a special How to Organise episode.


We hope you loved part 1 from a few weeks ago - (if you haven't had a listen we highly recommend you pop over and do that) and are looking forward to sharing part 2 with you today!


A quick recap for you - last time we covered these outside spaces/items - excess materials, tradie utes/tools/work supplies/farm supplies, swimming pool mess & gardening stuff.


For this episode we are heading indoors and giving you suggestions on How to Organise various spaces and items around your home. We cover everything from collections to toys and even those recipe cards that come with meal kit subscriptions.


Enjoy!


In this episode we;

● Share with you some general organising principles that can be applied to everything and anything;

Help you try to get to the bottom of what is driving your need to keep collections;

Inspire you (as always) to ask yourself why to help you during the decision making process;

Encourage you to let go of what you no longer love!;

Challenge those of you with kids or grandkids, to rethink how many toys you want to keep for current and future grandchildren;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Like with Like Episode

Need it Episode

Use it Episode

Love it Episode

Home Office Episode

Toys Episode

Aspirational Clutter Episode

Autism Episode

Freddo frogs that Amy used to collect the wrappers of

● Harry Potter store Kirsty took her daughter to - Quizzic Alley


Thank you to North Taswegia for your podcast review!! If you are part of our Facebook Community then its your turn to leave us a review! You can do that either by leaving the review on Facebook or in Apple Podcast.


A big welcome to Jules Dart as our latest Patreon supporter! We really appreciate your support! For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.



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Jul 31, 2022
Frugal Friends
50:56

We have guests again!!! It has been such a long time since we have had guests on the podcast and now we have had 2 in a row :)


Today, joining us all the way from Florida are fellow podcasters; hosts of The Frugal Friends Podcast, Jen and Jill! We’ve had many requests to chat about money from listeners so we leapt with joy when we came across their podcast and just knew we had to set up an interview.


We feel these girls are like the American Amy and Kirsty so you get double the awesomeness today!! They are passionate about living an intentional life, understanding how habits work and discovering your core values to create better spending habits. We are always talking about habits and being intentional with what we bring into our homes and being a conscious consumer so we are really excited about bringing you this interview.


We hope you enjoy their wisdom and expertise, we could have talked forever so keep an ear out for more episodes with our new podsisters Jen and Jill. Oh and go check out their podcast Frugal Friends - its a good one!


In this episode Jen & Jill;

● Tell us a little bit about themselves, their podcast and they passion for frugality;

● Redefine frugality for us and explain how it is a really helpful tool;

● Share how to work out what your core values are;

● Discuss shifting from a scarcity (limited) mindset to a growth mindset;

● Highlight the importance of understanding the link between your thought life and your behaviours;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Frugal Friends Podcast Website

● Frugal Friends Podcast Facebook

● Frugal Friends Podcast Instagram

● The enneagram


Thank you so much to Jen and Jill for your time!! It has been an absolute pleasure meeting you and sharing our mutual love of living intentional lives. We can't wait to do it again soon!


Thank you to alysoncohen for your podcast review!! Don't forget to jump on and leave us a review, we absolutely love to hear from our amazing listeners.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Jul 24, 2022
Eden Update with Michelle
40:20

*Trigger warning - this episode talks about sexual exploitation and human trafficking - this episode is not suitable for children*


A few weeks ago Kirsty had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Michelle Kerr from This is Eden.


The last time we chatted was March 2021 and a lot has changed. Michelle shares with us the impact that Covid and operating under a coup in Myanmar has had on This is Eden as well as amazing stories of rescue and hope.


If you haven't heard our previous episodes we encourage you to go back have a listen to gain a greater understanding of what this incredible organisation does and why we love partnering with them.


We hope you appreciate this update and are encouraged by the impact they are having by rescuing and rehabilitating girls and women out of sex slavery and human trafficking.


Did you know that every time you book a session with our staff, buy a book, listen to an ad on the podcast or even join one of our courses, money from every single way you support us goes straight to Eden. So thank you a million times over!!


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and are encouraged that even in incredibly dark times there is always hope.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Eden Episode

Eden Update 2021 - Bonus Episode

● This is Eden Website

World Day against Traffiking in persons


Thank you so much to Michelle for your time!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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Jul 17, 2022
How to Organise... Part 1
24:28

Over the years we have received many requests from our beautiful listeners about how to organise very specific areas. As some of them are a little more niche in nature we have been storing them up with the idea of creating a special How to Organise episode.


Today is the day as we do our best to tell you how we think you should organise these unique spaces!


We had so many requests that we have split them across 2 episodes and this is part 1, with a bit of an outdoor theme.


Make sure to look out for part 2 to see where we go next...


In this episode we;

● Share with you some general organising principles that can be applied to everything and anything;

● Remind you to always check what you have before you buy more of anything;

● Encourage you (as always) to ask yourself lots of questions;

● Highlight the use of clear containers to make sure you are aware of what you have;

● Give lots of practical tips on how to organise various of different outdoor areas;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Like with Like Episode

Need it Episode

Use it Episode

Love it Episode

Iso with Kirst & Ames Garden Organising Episode

Garage/Shed Episode

Backyard Episode


Thank you to nashvilleneedsyou for your podcast review!! If you found something helpful in today's episode then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Jul 10, 2022
Travel - Part 2
33:52

It has been a looooong time since either of us have travelled but over the last little while we've had a few requests for some travel related episodes. So today is part 2 of our travel episodes focusing on getting you to and from your destination without all the stress.


So you made it out the door - now what?! We give you loads of advice and tips today to help you have a smooth and organised trip. We also talk a lot about passports, making sure they are up to date, checking them before you plan your trip and making sure you know where they actually are!! See if you can count how many times we bring this up - it's a lot!.


If you haven't listened to part 1 we strongly encourage you to go back and do that. We hope you feel more organised and excited about your next trip - even if it's for work.


In this episode we;

● Give our tips on how to be organised at your accommodation;

● Remind you to check your passports and know where they are!;

● Suggest nominating a point person to be in charge of coordinating the schedule;

● Challenge you to unpack our suitcase as soon as you get home;

● Encourage you to notice what it is about being on holidays that feels better and consider incorporating some of those things into your own home/life;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Travel - Part 1 Episode

Travel Bags Episode

Sharing Economy Episode

Circular Economy with Rosella St Episode

Like with Like Episode


Thank you to Rayb26 for your podcast review!! If you're a full time working parent (38hrs+ per week) then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jul 03, 2022
5th Podcast Anniversary
48:13

We can't believe it's been 5 years! Today we take the opportunity to look back over the years and reminisce about how and why we got started and all the things that have happened along the way.


Be prepared for some self indulgence as we share some of our favourite moments and how proud we are to have such a successful podcast bringing decluttering joy to all of you where ever you are in the world!


So grab a cuppa and come join us for a trip down memory lane...


In this episode we;

● Reminisce about our beginnings of recording via skype;

● Share our favourite moments;

● Share our favourite guests;

● Highlight our listener growth over the past 5 years;

● Ponder where to now?;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

About Us Episode

Peter Walsh Episode

Brooke McAlary Episodes

Kirst on Brooke’s Podcast

Staff Episodes

The four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin Episode

Maz Compton Episodes

Twin Life with Mandy Hose Episode

Too Peas in a Podcast

Homeschooling with Narelle Episode

Husband on board Episode (James episode)

Discovery of Less with Chris Lovett Episode

Iso series

Our Kids episode


For the full list of episode links we mentioned check it out here.


Thank you to TassieDeb, kaaron212, littlemissmaddie for your podcast reviews!! If you have listened to more than a 100 episodes then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jun 26, 2022
Travel - Part 1
24:17

It has been a looooong time since either of us have travelled but over the last little while we've had a few requests for some travel related episodes. So today is the day we are bringing you part one of two episodes about travel with this one focusing on packing.


Now we understand that you may not love the packing part as much as we do so we have filled this episode with tonnes of packing tips. From making a list, to making sure your travel stuff has a home when it's not being used - we cover it all!


We hope after today you feel more confident about packing for travel and maybe, just maybe that you hate packing a little bit less!


In this episode we;

● Give our tips on how to be light packers;

● Share how we love packing and the different ways we each pack;

● Suggest ways to make sure you don't forget anything;

● Discuss packing to come back home again after your trip;

● Chat about packing for kids;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Travel Bags Episode

Sharing Economy Episode

Circular Economy with Rosella St Episode

Like with Like Episode


Thank you to Rosie for your podcast review!! If you hate packing then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jun 19, 2022
Setting Up a New House
34:46

Setting up a new house can be fun, exciting and the possibilities feel endless. But it can also be a little overwhelming, especially after the moving house process! So today, thanks to a request by Amy's sister (we think it was Sarah?!) and inspired by one of our dear listeners (shout out to Nerys!) we have created an episode full of advice and tips to help you feel more equipped when you are setting up your new house.


In this episode we;

● Highlight that preparation is key for setting yourself up in your new home;

● Remind you that moving is a big trigger for decluttering so to take advantage of that;

● Encourage you to as always, be INTENTIONAL;

● Tell you that it's ok to change your mind about where items/furniture should go;

● Suggest that you have a plan;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Top Tips for Downsizing Episode

Moving House Episode

Downsizing into Freedom Episode

Moving overseas Episode

Apartment living Episode

Life Changing Transformation Episode

Mindful Noticing Episode

● This is an Oodie


Thank you to ecainteriors and Susannah Forrest for your podcast reviews!! If you are wearing an Oodie while listening to this episode OR if you need to google what on earth an Oodie is (we popped a link above to help you out!) then it's your turn to leave us a review!


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Jun 12, 2022
Balance
36:23

Balance - what is it, how does it relate to decluttering and organising and how can we use it as a tool to achieving an intentional life.


We have some thoughts on balance and we don't hold back! Constantly having to assess and make continuous adjustments is exhausting and a huge drain of energy - we are not a fan!!! We attempt to tease out the heart behind what balance is and how that can help us shift our focus onto the what we are trying to engage in and enjoy, and away from the from the actual balancing act itself.


Join us as we get into the nitty gritty today as we come at balance from many different aspects.

 

In this episode we;

● Define what balance is and how it relates to decluttering;

● Tell you how the word and concept of balance makes us feel;

● Ask where is the grace when we don't get it all right?;

● Highlight the importance of being aware of the season you are in and working out balance in community;

● Explore other ways to talk about balance that allows us more freedom and flexibility;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Great Expectations Episode

Slow Your Home - Brooke McAlary Episode

Care - Brooke McAlary Episode

Listener Questions - Brooke McAlary Episode

Kirsty on Brooke's podcast

Are We There Yet Episode


Welcome to our latest patreon members Coco Daniell and Karen Van Meter! For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.


Thank you to Jo Hillsley for your podcast review!! If you have play equipment in your backyard then its your turn to leave us a review!


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Jun 05, 2022
Time Management
43:38

Are you always on time or are you always running late? Today we explore the concept of time (we get a bit philosophical) and how all of us use it in different ways. We touch on how executive functioning plays a huge part in your ability to manage your time and some of the hurdles it's impact has - like our ability to get distracted! Understanding that time management is definitely more challenging for some, we chat about and offer some practical tips on how to improve it. Hopefully from this episode you can take away some tips to understand what to do for your unique brain in relation to time management.


In this episode;

● We chat about lots of the components that make up time management;

● We discuss how world views and different cultures impact our view off time;

● We share lots of practical tips for managing your time better;

● Amy shares her insights about how she uses time post her ADHD diagnosis;

● Encourage you to examine your own time management and how you could improve on it;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Gretchen Rubin 4 tendencies Episode

Great Expectations Episode

Dax Shephard Podcast

Suits quote - if you’re not an hour early you’re late

ADHD Episode

Head, Heart and Home Course


Thank you to stephie77MP and bostonmumma for your podcast reviews!! Did you get lots out of today's episode? We'd love to hear about it so jump on to Apple Podcast and leave us a review!


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May 29, 2022
Great Expectations
32:11

Does expectation drive you into action or do you feel it sets you up for disappointment?


Can your expectations daunt you or spur you on?


Today we explore these and more when it comes to how we respond to the expectations we put on ourselves. Get ready to ask yourself 'why' A LOT in an effort to help you better understand what kinds of stories you are telling yourself that then lead to the creation of your expectations. It's not easy when missed expectations cause discouragement or disappointment, so we hope that you come away from this episode with a greater understanding of how to set yourself up for success with your great expectations.


In this episode we;

● Follow on from last week's episode and chat about happiness vs joy;

● Challenge you to go after joy rather than chasing after happiness;

● Suggest having an open mind when it comes to expectations can reduce our ability to be disappointed;

● Highlight the importance of questioning yourself and where your expectations have come from;

● Give suggestions of how to adjust to having more realistic expectations;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Discouragement Episode

Jealousy vs Contentment Episode

The 4 Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin Episode

Brene Brown


Link to the full show notes here https://www.theartofdecluttering.com.au/declutter-tips/great-expectations/ to read the blog referenced in this episode. And if you haven't signed up for our weekly newsletter then just send us an email at hello@theartofdecluttering.com.au and ask us to put you on the list!


Thank you to JessieNell for your podcast review!! If you are currently residing in a country other than the one you were born, in then its your turn to leave us a review!


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May 22, 2022
Jealousy vs Contentment
38:50

Do you feel the need to keep up with the Jones's? Has your house become overrun with stuff that you purchased to bring you happiness but instead it just brought you more stuff? Come join us as we explore the impact jealousy can have on our lives (and our stuff!) and how practising gratitude could be answer to stopping the green eyed monster...


In this episode we;

● Define jealousy, envy and contentment;

● Explore how jealousy and contentment fit into the world of decluttering;

● Encourage you to practise gratitude as a way of shifting out of jealousy;

● Challenge you to unsubscribe from those emails as marketing plays into jealousy and lack of contentment;

● Ask you to think about what it would take for you to be content?;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Control Episode

Emotions Episode

Judgement Episode

When Harry Met Sally Movie (this scene is not appropriate for children!!)


Thank you to Jenna benna 85 for your podcast review!! If you do own a Louis Vuitton bag (real or not) then its your turn to leave us a review!


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May 15, 2022
Top Tips for Downsizing
34:37

Moving to a smaller home can be stressful especially when you’ve collected a lifetime of memories and belongings. Today we are revisiting our downsizing topic but with much more detail and even more practical advice!


Focusing more on those at the retirement/empty nester stage of life we take you through our top tips to make your downsizing experience a smoother one.


We believe that EVERYONE is unique and every SITUATION is unique - what will work for you may not even work for your partner! 


So get ready for an episode chock full of practical tips to get you set up and living your best new season of life!


In this episode we;

● Share that decluttering plays a key role in any downsizing process;

● Remind you that having a clear vision for your new home that you can come back to will help you when things get bumpy;

● Give suggestions for ways to honour sentimental items and preserve the memories;

● Suggest enlisting the help of professionals during the downsizing process;

● Emphasise having grace for yourself and those around you - packing up a life time of possessions is BIG!;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Downsizing into Freedom episode

Apartment Living episode

Downsizing episode

Sea Change episode

Moving Overseas

Sentimental Papers episode

Sentimental Items episode

Decluttering with Older Adults episode

Estate Planning episode

Momentum episode


Thank you to our newest Patreon member Alison Smith!!


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May 08, 2022
Zones
31:02

Zones are super handy. They are particularly useful when dealing with multipurpose areas such as a rumpus room or garage. Everyone has a unique way of using their space, by using zones you can tailor a room or area to your specific needs. Today we take you through how to create zones in your home that add to it's function and flow. We also chat about how having clearly defined zones can help other family members/housemates when it comes to tidying up or finding things. Following on a little from last week's episode we also discuss how creating zones can help you free up more space in your home. 


In this episode we;

● Define what we mean by zones;

● Give loads of ideas and examples of what zones can look like;

● Talk about by using zones to create better function and flow in the home;

● Suggest that zones can highlight when things are out of place;

● Encourage you to look around at areas of your home that are cluttered or out of control and consider creating some zones to bring back order;

● Get an update on Kirsty's pool progress;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Like with Like Episode

Item or Space Episode

All or Something Episode

Bathroom Episode

Wardrobe Episode

Wardrobe P2 Episode

Functional Spaces Episode


Thank you to Britters77 and CJL UK for your podcast review!! If you were born in 1977 then its your turn to leave us a review!


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May 01, 2022
Item or Space?
26:07

We love using binary decisions as a tool when you have so many decisions to make.


One in particular that we wanted to highlight is today's episode.


Item or Space?


This can look like a few different things

- deciding whether to keep an item or let it go and gain back some of the physical space it was taking up,

- choosing to rearrange/reorganise the area you're focusing on and create more space by changing the layout,

- having a look at your calendar, weighing up your schedule and making adjustments for more white space in your day/week/month.


Asking item or space can basically be used in any area of your life where you need to make decisions!


We hope you gain some tips today that help you feel more empowered in your decision making.


In this episode we;

● Explain what we mean by item or space;

● Remind that every time you make a decluttering decision you are choosing between keeping the item or claiming back the space;

● Highlight the benefits of having space;

● Encourage you to walk through your home and look at everything with fresh eyes;

● Talk about the types of intangible space that can get cluttered;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Need It Episode

Use It Episode

Love It Episode

Binary Decision Episode

All or Something Episode

Functional Spaces Episode

Get Organized (The Home Edit Tv Show on Netflix)

100 Day Dream Home (Reno show Kirsty mentions)


Thank you to Kirsty from Tassie for your podcast review!! If you have an 'R' in your name then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Apr 27, 2022
Mindful Noticing
9:12

Hey amazing listeners! It's Amy going solo today dropping you a fun little bonus episode. We do have our regular episode coming up but due to some technical issues it has been delayed until later in the week, so watch this space!


Hey amazing listeners! It's Amy going solo today, dropping you a fun little bonus episode. We do have our regular episode coming up but due to some technical issues it has been delayed until later in the week, so watch this space!


We still wanted to deliver a little something into your ears so Amy has put together a quick mindfulness exercise that you can do to help you view your space with fresh eyes.


Inspired by a mindfulness exercise by Osher Gunsberg on his podcast "Better than Yesterday" Amy takes us on a journey as she intentionally notices everything in the space around her.


If you are someone that may have become blind to clutter, doesn't know where to start or finds it tricky to prioritise and make a strategy for decluttering then you will absolutely love this episode.


Have a great week and enjoy stopping and noticing!

 


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Apr 24, 2022
All or Something
29:34

Usually we think of the saying 'All or Nothing', unfortunately this is often entirely unhelpful when it comes to being motivated, so we want to flip it around to say 'All or Something'. Kirsty saw an ad recently that used this phrase and she just new there was an episode in it! We often give up on an idea because we can't get it ALL done. Have you ever thought about what could happen if you replaced that 'all', with what if I just do something? Today we explore just how a whole lot of little somethings impact the 'all' and actually get you to your goals. So join us as we get into what we mean by 'All or Something'..


In this episode we;

● Define what we mean by 'All or Something';

● Give you lots of tips of what something can look like;

● Discuss how paralysis analysis impacts your progress;

● Highlight that somethings is better than nothing;

● Encourage you that all the somethings get you to the all;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Micro Decluttering Episode

Momentum Episode

Perfectionism Episode

Inherited Clutter Episode (Ruth's 15 minuteses)

● Kung Fu Panda Theme Song "Legends of Awesomeness"


Thank you to sweetsou for your podcast review all the way from France!! If you listen to our podcast from France or while you are travelling around France then its your turn to leave us a review!


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Apr 17, 2022
Momentum
34:25

Momentum. It's so great when you are riding that wave of momentum but what do you do when you get stuck?!


Today we dig into how momentum can really work in your favour when decluttering. We also spend a bit of time focusing on what to do when you run out of steam or feel that your momentum may have taken you in the wrong direction.


Oh and don't worry we cover what to do when you just can't get started!


This episode is jam packed with all the tips and advice you could image to get you moving towards your decluttering goals again.


In this episode we;

● Define momentum;

● Tell you why we think momentum is important and how it relates to decluttering;

● Emphasise that momentum builds, it doesn't just happen;

● Discuss what happens when you run out of steam;

● Highlight that hitting a brick wall can help you reassess and/or course correct;

● Give tips on how to help build momentum and get started after hitting a wall;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Perfectionism Episode

Binary Decisions Episode

Head, Heart & Home Course

Emotional Momentum Article

3 Million Giveaway Voucher


Thank you to BusyOzyMum for your podcast review!! If you have listened to all 300 of our episodes then its your turn to leave us a review!


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Apr 10, 2022
Top 3 Things
28:10

This week's episode is the kind of episode where you can put it on and play along! We are naming the top 3 things from 7 different spaces in your home to declutter. A big thank you to Owen Gray for the suggestion of this topic. So come along with us as work our way through a few rooms of the house decluttering as we go. Click here for the full list of everything mentioned today. Happy decluttering!


In this episode we;

● Identify items in your home & explain why it would be beneficial to let them go;

● Challenge you to switch to streaming services for music and movies/tv shows;

● Encourage you to donate your unopened in date products to shelters or organisations like Share the Dignity;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Big Books Episode

Kids Books Episode

Books & Magazines Episode

Media (DVDs & CDs)Episode

Home Office Episode

Kitchen Appliances Episode

Paperwork Episode

Kids Toys Episode

Kitchen Episode

Master Bedroom Episode

Kids Bedrooms Episode

Bathroom Episode

Laundry Episode

5 Day Wardrobe Declutter Challenge

Paperwork Course


Thank you to Babygirljodie and Mel81 for your podcast review!! If you have an artwork in your space that you love - it's your turn to leave a review!! Oh and make sure to tell us what the artwork is!


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Apr 03, 2022
Helping Others Declutter
32:40

Have you been asked to help a friend or family member declutter?

How did it go?

Did you wish you had a few extra tips up your sleeve?


Well today's your lucky day!


Thanks to a request by our friend Owen Gray we share our thoughts and advice about helping others declutter, in particular how to offer help, what to expect and what are some of the big no no's.


In light of the recent floods here in NSW and QLD we also spend a bit of time discussing tips for helping others after they have lost everything in a natural disaster.


We hope you enjoy today's episode with all it's jam packed advice and tips on how to honour and come along those around us on their unique decluttering journey.


In this episode we;

● Suggest donating money rather than items can be more helpful in extreme circumstances like a natural disaster;

● Emphasise ALWAYS being respectful of people's stuff, trauma and feelings;

● Share 6 things that can trigger people getting their back up when decluttering;

● Highlight the importance on NEVER assuming we know what's best for other people;

● Empower you to empower others to make wise choices;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Recovering From Fire Episode

Offloading Episode

Trigger Warning Episode


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Mar 27, 2022
7 Ways to Make Life Easier
39:17

There is nothing worse than not being able to find what you need when you need it! Today we cover 7 key items in your home that we feel by having them organised will make your life so much easier!! With a bit more of focus on organising rather than decluttering, today we delve into encouraging you to find homes for your:


Batteries

Lightbulbs

Umbrellas

Spare Change

Basic Tools

Bandaids

Old Towels


If you have suggestions on other things you'd like help with organising then please let us know! We'd love to give you more organising tips to make your life easier.


In this episode we;

● Help you find homes for important items in your house;

● Remind you that having homes for everything is the key;

● Encourage you to keep the right amount of items to suit your needs;

● Highlight the importance keeping all medication and first aid supplies together on one place;

● Offer tips on how to keep dead batteries separate from the new ones;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Houzz Article that inspired the episode

Laundry Episode

Medications Episode

Bathroom Episode

Pantry Episode


Thanks to Sharmircos and lukardbri for your reviews!! Don't forget to jump onto Apple Podcast and leave us a review :)


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Mar 20, 2022
Invisible Decluttering
27:59

Today we bring to you our thoughts on invisible decluttering.


Decluttering isn't always about the stuff, there is a LOT that goes on internally too. If you're not quite sure what we mean, stay with us!


We give you loads of examples of what we mean by 'invisible decluttering' and share some of our own invisible decluttering experiences such as letting go of being that crafty mum or a professional pianist and what the flow on effect into the physical decluttering can look like as a result.


Seasons in life change and with that can come new dreams, ideas, expectations - decluttering the old ones is important but we understand it can be challenging.


We hope that you can take something away from today as you move forward on your unique journey into more freedom!


If you like our lovely reviewer wish you could show us what you've been doing in your home then come on over to our Facebook community and post your photos and share your wins with us.


Don't for get about the promotion we are running for all of March, April and May 2022 to celebrate hitting 3 million downloads of our podcast!!! Take advantage of the offer with the link below in the show notes below.


In this episode we;

● Explain what we mean by 'invisible decluttering';

● Remind you to ask yourself why? when weighing up decisions;

● Explore and share what it can look and feel like to declutter people from our lives;

● Highlight that getting stuck van be a sign there is some internal decluttering to do to allow you to let go of items;

● Encourage you to reflect on some invisible decluttering you might need to do;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Divorce Episode

Minimalism Episode (we talk lots about being intentional)

Vision Episode

Grace & Freedom Episode

Busy Episode

Emotions Episode

3 million giveaway vouchers


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Mar 13, 2022
Are you an Amy or a Kirsty?
54:33

You may have noticed that Amy and Kirsty make a good team BUT are crazy different!! Well, buckle up as we delve into what exactly are those differences while asking you guys the question, "So are you an Amy or a Kirsty?" Do you love matching containers like Amy? Do you have a sweet tooth like Kirsty? Maybe you're a bit of a combo or completely unique and couldn't be more different! As usual the episode is filled with many laughs with a few decluttering tips sprinkled throughout. So whether you're an Amy, a Kirsty, a Brenda or a Dave (you get the idea!) we hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about this lovable duo.


We are also running a promotion for all of March, April and May 2022 to celebrate hitting 3 million downloads of our podcast!!! So make sure to read all the show notes as you'll find the link there.


In this episode we;

● Highlight lots of the ways that make Amy and Kirsty different;

● Remind you to do whatever works for your unique family;

● Challenge you to just do it now;

● Find out if anything is done similarly in the Farrugia and Revell households;

● Ask you to tell us your enneagram number (if you know what we are talking about!);

● Encourage you to take advantage of our $20 vouchers you can use as many times as you want during the months of March, April and May;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Online Selling Course

Paperwork Course

Head, Heart & Home Course

Christmas Course

Decluttering Sessions (Virtual and in person)

Functional Spaces Episode

About Us Episode

Handbags Episode

Wardrobe Episode

Linen Cupboard Episode

Containers Episode

The Enneagram


If you identify as an Amy or a Kirsty then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Mar 06, 2022
Gamifying Decluttering
24:54

Have you ever thought about making a game out of decluttering?


Gamification is a way of attempting to enhance everyday activities by turning them into a game or adding fun elements to engage the user; it is a great tool that can be used in every realm of life.


Today we explore how it can make your decluttering experience more fun and interesting and give you lots of examples on how to achieve this.


Enjoy laughing along with us today and we'd love if you have discovered any gamifying hacks that you love to use to come and share them in our Facebook community. 


In this episode we;

● Define what we mean by gamifying something, in particular decluttering;

● Give loads of examples of ways to put this into practice;

● Share stories and examples of how we gamify decluttering with our clients;

● Tell you about a decluttering game one of our Head, Heart & Home members has created for her family;

● Emphasise that the whole point is to make it fun and distract you from the task at hand by incentivising it;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Recycling Holding Zone Episode

100 Things P1-5 Episodes

Loss Aversion Theory Episode

Courtney Carver Episode

Inherited Clutter Episode

Declutter Bingo

Peter Walsh

Space Invaders

Patty Mills


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Feb 27, 2022
Loss Aversion Theory
29:57

Today we attempt to explain Loss Aversion theory. Now, neither of us are economists or behavioural therapists but we try our best to explain what it is and how we see it's impact on the decluttering process. We also chat Wordle, why Kirsty loves A Country Podcast so much and how Amy has an awe inspiring ability to listen to so many different podcasts! Make sure to listen to the end as we share a couple of the ones we love to listen too.


In this episode we;

● Define loss aversion theory and give examples of what loss aversion theory looks like;

● Share how loss aversion theory relates to decluttering;

● Give suggestions how to hack your brain to make it easier;

● Encourage you that you WILL gain momentum and be able to make really quick decisions;

● Remind you to be mindful and intentional about what you bring into your home in the first place;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

100 Things to Declutter P2 Episode

Need It Episode

Online Selling Episode

Head, Heart & Home Course

Wordle


List of podcasts we recommend checking out:

A Country Podcast 

Better than Yesterday Podcast - Osher's podcast episode with Johann Hari

No Filter Podcast - Mia freedom interview with Johann Hari

The Squiz Podcast

Conversations Podcast

Mamamia Outloud Podcast

A Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard

The Stuff you Should Know Podcast

Too Peas in a Podcast


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Feb 20, 2022
Sentimental Partners
30:58

Today we tackle one of the big decluttering hurdles - sentimentality. What happens when you live with someone who has a different level of sentimentality? We received and email this week from the lovely Tarren requesting tips and tricks for getting her very sentimental husband on board with the decluttering journey. So get ready Tarren and listeners we have filled this episode with practical tips and advice on how to navigate through the memories and sentimentality that can get brought up when you are decluttering. Whether you are the sentimental one or it's your kids, parents, friend or partner, we hope that in Amy's words we can show you there is nothing wrong with being sentimental, we just want to help you find the freedom within it!


In this episode we;

● Discuss how sentimental each person in the Farrugia and Revel Families are;

● Highlight that a person might not be sentimental about everything thing but in fact just one particular area;

● Offer advice to Tarren and suggest great questions to ask to dig a little deeper;

● Share how to set up limits and systems for those sentimental items you are intentionally keeping;

● Remind you that memories aren't in the item and suggest some ways you can keep the memories alive and let go of the clutter;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Sentimental Papers Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

It's all my Husband and Kids Fault Episode

● Head, Heart & Home Course

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Feb 13, 2022
Checking In
25:49

It's our first time back together recording in 2022! This year we want you to tell us what to talk about on the podcast. If you have themes and topics that you'd love us to cover, please email, DM, PM, carrier pigeon it so we can get planning. We want to give a huge shout out to all of you who loved our '100 things to declutter' series over January! We had a record 91,000 downloads in the last 30 days! Grab a cuppa and giggle along with us as we share what we each got up to over January, give you some updates on our team of rapidly growing Professional Organisers and tell you about some fun stuff coming up in Feb, including another live round of our much loved Head, Heart & Home Course.


In this episode we;

● Share what we got up to over January;

● Update everyone on the business growth and some podcast plans;

● Highlight some upcoming webinars and our Head, Heart & Home Course launch;

● Ask you to tell us what you want to hear on the podcast this year;

● Challenge you to get all that stuff that you've been decluttering over christmas/new year out of your house today!!

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

100 Things to Declutter P1 Episode

100 Things to Declutter P2 Episode

100 Things to Declutter P3 Episode

100 Things to Declutter P4 Episode

100 Things to Declutter P5 Episode

Muster Dogs

Head, Heart & Home Course

● Webinar - 6 Keys to Your Decluttering Success


Make sure to send us an email, DM on Instagram or PM on Facebook to tell us what you want to hear this year.


Thank you to Jmccartney2009, Princephillip69 (extra thanks for the good giggle!!), Mooj58, April in washington state, kate833 for your podcast reviews!! We absolutely love to hear what you think and how your lives have been impacted.


If you have a child starting school or high school this year or if you have already watched Muster Dogs then its your turn to leave us a review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Feb 06, 2022
100 things you can declutter today - Part 5
37:09

*Apologies for the sound quality of todays ep, we blame December '21!*


We know that a new year brings fresh motivation to declutter your home, so over January 2022 we will be bringing you 100 things you can declutter today.

Today we have our last list, 20 pieces of paper you don't need, you will find a helpful downloadable guide here.

Here is the full 100 things list.

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our Decluttering services around Australia & the world

● Podcast episode on Paperwork

● Podcast episode on our Paperwork course

● Podcast episode on Sentimental paper


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

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Jan 30, 2022
100 things you can declutter today - Part 4
27:07

*Apologies for the sound quality of todays ep, we blame December '21!*


We know that a new year brings fresh motivation to declutter your home, so over January 2022 we will be bringing you 100 things you can declutter today.

Today we have divided the list into two, 10 things that you can donate to a women shelter and 10 things you can borrow from a neighbour, you will find a helpful downloadable guide here.

Here is the full 100 things list.

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our Decluttering services around Australia & the world

● Podcast episode on Garages & Sheds

● Podcast episode on Kitchen

● Podcast episode on Parties

● Podcast episode on Big books


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

Thank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions.



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Jan 23, 2022
100 things you can declutter today - Part 3
32:49

*Apologies for the sound quality of todays ep, we blame December '21!*

We know that a new year brings fresh motivation to declutter your home, so over the month of January 2022 we will be bringing you 100 things you can declutter today.

Today we have 20 things that your kids have outgrown, you will find a helpful downloadable guide here.

Here is the full 100 things list.

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our Decluttering services around Australia & the world

● Podcast episode on Bathrooms

● Podcast episode on DVD's

● Podcast episode on Games & Puzzles

● Podcast episode on Kid's Books

Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

Thank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions.



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Jan 16, 2022
100 things you can declutter today - Part 2
35:48

We know that a new year brings fresh motivation to declutter your home, so over the next 4 weeks we will be bringing you 100 things you can declutter today.

Today we have 20 things that go out of date, you will find a helpful downloadable guide here.

Here is the full 100 things list.

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our Decluttering services around Australia & the world

● Podcast episode on Medicines

● Podcast episode on Pantry

● Podcast episode on Freezers

● Podcast episode on Paperwork

● Podcast episode on Big books

● Podcast episode with Jess

Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

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Jan 09, 2022
100 things you can declutter today - Part 1
32:21

We know that a new year brings fresh motivation to declutter your home, so over the next 5 weeks we will be bringing you 100 things you can declutter today.


Today we start with 20 things you have kept but don't use, you will find a helpful downloadable guide here

Here is the full 100 things list.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our Decluttering services around Australia & the world, particularly Gippsland this week! 

● Podcast episode on CD's & DVDS

● Podcast episode on books

● Podcast episode on sentimental items

● Podcast episode on sentimental papers

● Podcast episode on appliances

● Podcast episode on linen

● Podcast episode on shoes

● Podcast episode on garages & sheds


Don't forget to jump onto Apple Podcast and leave us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Jan 02, 2022
Best of Guests - Maz Compton
38:44

**mild language warning for today's episode - not suitable for little ears**


Every December we take a little break from recording and bring you some of our favourite episodes to listen to. Over the last 4 Monday's we have brought you our favourite famous guest episodes.


Up this week and rounding out our series is the awe inspiring Maz Compton!!


Maz is a media personality who's been working in the industry for two decades. She's spent her life on tv and radio interviewing celebrities (on the red carpet), flying around the world for MTV and hosting awards shows! In 2016 she experienced a change in her life that was a huge catalyst that started her on a journey of fitness, decluttering and self discovery. She has so much goodness to share that we decided to split it over 2 whole episodes!! So sit back and enjoy - we know you will love it!


In this episode;

● Maz shares about planning for the future and goals;

● Maz tells us how giving up drinking changed her life;

● We discuss the power of saying NO and why it's so important;

● Maz shares her passion for empowering kids through choices;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Maz's podcast - The Wellness Rebellion

● Maz's Book - The Social Rebellion

The Wellness Rebellion with Maz Compton - Part 1 Episode

Judgement Episode

Love & Logic

Loving our Kids on Purpose


Thank you so much Maz for your time!! We had the most amazing time with you and are so excited by all you have to share with the world!


Make sure you check out part 1 for more Maz!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Dec 26, 2021
Best of Guests - Gretchen Rubin
1:14:19

Every December we take a little break from recording and bring you some of our favourite episodes to listen to. For the month of December we will be bringing you our favourite famous guest episodes!


Up this week we have the incredible Gretchen Rubin!!


Gretchen is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humour and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. We love her top-ranking, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin where she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.


We thoroughly enjoyed this interview and know you will too!


In this episode Gretchen;

● Shares with us the Four Tendencies framework and how these tendencies (Upholder, Obliger, Questioner & Rebel) impact our ability to declutter and maintaining a decluttered home;

● Chats to Amy & Kirsty about their own tendency and how their differences impact their business;

● Gives tips on how each tendency can maximise their potential to actually get the decluttering (or anything!) done;

● Encourages us with some tips on how to find happiness during this Covid season;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and it put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Four Tendencies Quiz

Four Tendencies Course

● Better App - Apple - Android

Happier 911 on Spotify


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Dec 19, 2021
Best of Guests - Peter Walsh
55:00

Every December we take a little break from recording and bring you some of our favourite episodes to listen to. For the month of December we will be bringing you our favourite famous guest episodes!


Up this week we have the awesome Peter Walsh!!


Last year while Peter was quarantining after returning to Australia from the USA, we managed to steal some of his time and pick his brain with all our questions. You may know him from his days as Oprah's Decluttering Guru, or TV shows such as The Living Room, The Rachel Ray Show and Space Invaders.


Peter is a legend and pioneer in the Professional Organising industry and it was such a joy and delight to have this time with him.


There is SO much gold in this episode that we know you'll get a lot out of it even if you've heard it before!


In this episode we;

● Learn Peter's story from being a teacher in Australia to sharing the TV screen with Oprah;

● Hear his heart for deep understanding of people and not just superficial tidying;

● Glean from his wisdom what changes happen in peoples heads, hearts and home when they do the deep work of decluttering;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Hoarding Disorder episode

Autism episode

Space Invaders episode

● Peter Walsh - You Tube

● Peter Walsh - Facebook

● Peter Walsh - Instagram

● Peter Walsh - Website

Buried in Treasure book

Head, Heart and Home Course


Thank you Peter for giving us your time to be on our podcast!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Dec 12, 2021
Best of Guests - Courtney Carver
56:44

Every December we take a little break from recording and bring you some of our favourite episodes to listen to. For the next few Monday's we will be bringing you our favourite famous guest episodes!


Up this week we have the fabulous Courtney Carver!!


You may have heard of Courtney, either from her blog Be More With Less, or her Project 333 and if you haven't - you're about to!! Courtney shared with us some great wisdom around getting curious and advice on shifting our self talk to be more positive, along with a few details about her decluttering journey.


We know that you are all going to love today's episode as much as we did recording it (we could have chatted for ages!!).


In this episode we:

● Learn a little bit about Courtney and how she was inspired to start her blog;

● Find out why Courtney now makes decisions more quickly and with greater clarity;

● Highlight why Courtney loves experiments and how she loves to get curious;

● Challenge you to shift your self talk to be more positive;

● Encourage you to check out all of Courtney's resources;

● Share a bit about social media and it's impact on our lives;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Be More With Less Blog 

Books & Courses

● Soul & Wit Podcast

Project 333

● Courtney's Instagram

● Courtney's Facebook

Byron Katie

Brooke McAlary


A massive thank you to Courtney for making time to chat with us! It has been such an honour to spend time with you.


Thanks to Bel for the Review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Dec 05, 2021
Best of Guests - Brooke McAlary
53:06

Every December we take a little break from recording and bring you some of our favourite episodes to listen to. For the next 5 Mondays we will be bringing you our favourite famous guest episodes!


Up this week we have the wonderful Brooke McAlary chatting to us about her brilliant book 'Care'. Brooke is a beautiful friend of ours and we very much enjoyed this catch up. We hope you enjoy the episode and are inspired to schedule in some downtime in the midst of the holiday chaos.


Oh and if you haven't already got Brooke's book, then we highly recommend you add it to your Christmas list!


In this episode we;

● Catch up on what Brooke has been up to since we last spoke;

● Remind you who Brooke is for those who may not have heard from her before;

● Ask Brooke to share how writing 'Care' came about;

● Highlight the importance of down time and it's impact with and without it;

● Dig into rest and what it truly means and looks like;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Brooke McAlary Episode

Brook McAlary Listener Questions Episode

● Brooke's Instagram

● Brooke's Website

● The Slow Home Podcast

Care

Get Curious Episode


Thank you so much Brooke for your time!! We absolutely adore spending time with you, thank you for coming on our podcast (again!) and sharing so much gold with all our listener.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Nov 28, 2021
Mr Monkeyjocks
19:02

Who doesn’t love Bluey!? If you don't know what we are talking about we'll try to bring you up to speed. This Aussie kids show about a family of dogs has taken the world by storm in creating such a buzz for its wholesome, beautiful storylines containing simple, yet powerful life lessons. One of those being about decluttering, so when Amy had one of her clients sit her down and make her watch it we knew we just had to talk about it! We are not the target market so forgive us as we call characters by the wrong names or forget their names all together! (Can you count how many times Amy forgets Bandit's name or how many times we call Bingo, Banjo?) What we do hope is that you come along with us today and have a giggle as we share the gold in the Bluey episode titled Mr Monkeyjocks - because in the words of Bluey's mum Chilli - 'When you have everything you want, nothing feels special anymore.'


In this episode we;

● Give you a rundown of the episode and share our observations;

● Discuss empowering our children to make the decisions that are right for them;

● Remind you it's ok for things to go in the bin;

● Encourage you to make wise and intentional decisions about what you choose to spend your money on;

● Highlight the importance of learning how to decide what to donate and what to bin;

● Suggest what you can do when you find something that is special to you but not to your kids;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Mr Monkeyjocks TV episode

Soft Toys Episode

Kid's Bedrooms Episode

Children's Toys Episode

Kids Books Episode

Minimalism Episode

Treasure Hunting Episode


Where to watch Bluey:

● Australia - ABC Kids App or ABC iview

● USA - Disney Junior or Disney+

● UK - BBC or Disney+

● International - Disney+


Thank you to isla874 for you podcast review!


Don't forget to jump onto Apple Podcast and leave us a review!!


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Nov 21, 2021
Treasure Hunting
27:27

Do you love to treasure hunt? We love treasure hunting with clients! There's nothing quite like the look on a client's face when they find that missing passport or birth certificate or that lost earring they thought was long gone. Some of our clients also love to treasure hunt outside the home - hands up if you too love finding a treasure on the side of the road?! Today we encourage you to look for the gold in your homes when you are decluttering by picking out the treasures and letting go of the rest. We share stories about helping clients find their treasures and coaching them in asking the hard questions when it comes to those roadside treasures too. If you've found yourself with a pile of projects that you've not quite got to yet or you're always losing things then make sure you tune in for all the gold in today's episode.


In this episode we;

● Define what we mean by treasure hunting in relation to decluttering;

● Encourage you to look for the gold in your home and how it can motivate you in your decluttering;

● Learn about the time Amy thought she had a priceless antique in her possession and what she learnt from the experience ;

● Talk about roadside 'treasures' and give advice on how to be intentional with these;

● Highlight that important stuff can get lost amongst the clutter especially paperwork;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Paperwork Episode

Wardrobe Episode

Love It Episode

Unfinished Projects Episode

Crafts & Hobbies Episode

Freebie Clutter Episode

Bargain Clutter Episode

Online Selling Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

Deceased Estate Episode

Free Wardrobe Challenge


Don't forget to jump onto Apple Podcast and leave us a review!!


Come into our FB group or email us as hello@theartofdecluttering.com.au to let us know if you have any topics you’d like us to cover in future episodes!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Nov 14, 2021
Recovering from Fire
1:00:29

*Trigger warning - today we chat about losing your home to a fire, some listeners may find this triggering and choose to skip this episode or listen at another time*


Nomes is a longtime listener, passionate member of the Head, Heart & Home Course and all round wonderful person. In March 2018, Nomes tragically lost her home in a fire. Today almost 4 years on from that traumatic experience she tells us what her journey has been like thus far. She has incredible insight to share and lots of wisdom and advice to offer to others on how to navigate such a dark time. So come with us and hear how Nomes' decluttering journey and relationship with stuff was impacted by the fire and how the Head, Heart & Home Course changed her life!! There is so much gold in today's episode that we know you will be touched by Nomes story.


In this episode Nomes;

● Tells her story and reflects on the aftermath of the fire;

● Gives her thoughts around developing a strong connection to stuff due to suffering a tragic loss;

● Shares how she was eventually able to let stuff go again;

● Offers advice to others on having to declutter after a traumatic experience;

● Highlights that some positives came out of the losing everything;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Moving House Episode

Storage Units Episode

Sentimental Papers Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

Offloading Episode

Mental Health Episode

Mental Health Care Episode

Mental Load Episode

Head, Heart & Home Course


TV shows mentioned

Only Murders in the Building

CSI


Where to get help in an crisis

The Salvos

The Australian Red Cross


To Nomes - thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and our listeners. We love you and thank you for always being supportive and encouraging of us and those in our community.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Nov 07, 2021
Estate Planning
46:24

**Trigger warning - things mentioned briefly in today's episode such as domestic violence, divorce, separation and death may be triggering for some listeners**


When we received a request from one of our listeners (thanks Owen! - go check out his episode 'Sea Change' from earlier this year) to do an episode on estate planning, we knew just who to turn to! Anna Hacker is the National Manager of Estate Planning for Australian Unity and today we give her permission to take over the podcast and share her wealth of knowledge and experience about estate planning. She is passionate about making it easier for loved ones to find the important documents they need and for you to have your wishes for the future carried out in the way that you want.

There is so much packed into this episode, so grab a pen and paper as you take it all in.


In this episode we;

● Discuss what estate planning is;

● Explain the roles of wills and power of attorney;

● Give examples of documents and how to organise them;

● Emphasise that documents need to be easily found and share tips of how to achieve that;

● Highlight the importance of getting legal advice;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Deceased Estate Episode

Paperwork Episode

Paperwork Course

Death Episode

Australian Unity

Amy on Anna's Podcast

SAS Australia TV Show


Thank you so much to Anna for sharing your time and expertise with us!!


Join our community

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this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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Follow us on Facebook

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Oct 31, 2021
Shopping Bags
29:21

Did you know that shopping bags don't have to take over your house and that they can actually be nicely organised?!


Over a week ago Amy posted a video to our socials showing us all her hack for folding reusable plastic shopping bags - well it created quite a stir! We even had our friend and fellow podcast host Mandy from Too Peas DM us on Instagram with her own questions after seeing it. So thanks Mandy, today's podcast was inspired by you!


Since grocery stores phased out single use plastic shopping bags a few years ago, people all over the country have been unintentionally hoarding reusable bags. It is very common for us to find said bags stuffed into multiple cupboards and drawers when in our clients homes. We get it, we've all been there, you get to the checkout and the realisation sets in....you forgot your bags! Faced with the choice of becoming a pack horse laden with groceries or buying a new bag most pick the more convenient latter option.


Get ready as we delve into what we think about this and how to stop it by putting some helpful steps in place! Enjoy some laughs and giggles with us in your ears today.


Oh and if you are a super human and have managed to maintain the condition of those little black plastic bases that come with the green fabric bags please jump into our Facebook Community and show us - we need to know!


In this episode we:

● Discuss the different types of bags we use and for what;

● Ask how do we stop acquiring more shopping bags;

● Share ideas on where and how to keep your bags;

● Tell you what you can do with the ones you don't need anymore;

● Give advice to Mandy (and you) on what to do with those blue freezer bags and how to contain them;

● Challenge you to question if you really do need freezer bags and suggest alternate uses for them;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Inside the Car Episode

Cars Episode

Garage/Shed Episode

Kitchen Episode

Entrance Episode

Too Peas in Podcast Podcast


Special thanks to akreviews for your review! Don't forget to come share in the Facebook Community what you do with those bits of black plastic in the bottom of your reusable fabric bags! Oh and maybe write us a review too!


Also thanks to Mandy for supplying us with excellent material for the podcast!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Oct 24, 2021
Return to School
33:54

With NSW out of lockdown (and Victoria not far behind - we hope!) restrictions are easing for many and the kids are finally heading back to school!!!! This episode is an old one that dropped back in January 2020 - so please forgive past Amy and Kirsty for not knowing what was coming!!! We are bringing it to you as a helpful refresher with getting back to some kind of normal, re-establishing routines and setting up new ones. During this time of massive transition we also strongly encourage you to look after your own mental health.


In this episode we;

● Highlight that there may be anxiety around returning to school;

● Discuss how understanding how your kids is a key to calmer mornings;

● Offer lots of suggestions for creating calmer morning routines;

● Share our tips for getting out of the house on time;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

School Start Episode

Command Centre Episode

Mental Health Episode

Mental Health Care Episode

Head Heart and Home Course

Download our form for your kids to fill out


Thank you Katrina Cutbill and Grateful1965 for your reviews! If you're kids are heading back to school then it's your turn to leave us a review!


Join our community

Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

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Oct 17, 2021
To Do Lists
31:48

To do lists...Do you love them or do you hate them?! We cover all the things today, how they can be helpful, do you even need them and most importantly how to declutter them! Come join us for some laughs and giggles as we suggest swapping your to do list for a 'ta-da list' (thanks to Lauren from our community for that idea a few years ago) and help you uncover that maybe what you want out of life is to do less. Big shout out to Rachel Hickingbotham for suggesting this topic!


In this episode we:

● Share what we call our to do lists;

● Offer suggestions on how to declutter your to do lists;

● Emphasise you don't HAVE to have a do to list!;

● Highlight why to do lists can be helpful;

● Encourage you to keep all your to do lists in one place;

● Challenge you to question yourself - does what's on your to do list really need to be there?;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Get Curious Episode

Paperwork Episode

Command Centre Episode

Sentimental Papers Episode

Paperwork course

Kiki K


Special thanks to T24 for your review! If you like T24, have been listening to us for 4 years then it's your turn to leave us a review!


Join our community

Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

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Oct 10, 2021
Circular Economy with Rosella Street
42:13

We are ridiculously excited to have Sammy from Rosella Street with us today! Rosella Street is a marketplace and platform that helps people lower their consumerism and connects them together in a safe and sustainable way. Brought together by their passion for the planet co-founders Sammy, Mick and Dilyar, decided to create a platform that could provide solutions to many of the current problems we see in the world of online buying/selling. We love how beautifully Rosella Street's values align with ours here at The Art of Decluttering and know that you will love, love, LOVE this episode!


In this episode we;

● Find out what Rosella Street is and how it came to be;

● Define how Rosella street is different from Marketplace;

● Learn how the platform works and the positive environmental impact it is having on communities;

● Highlight the donate and rental features available on the Rosella Street platform;

● Discuss all the benefits of a circular economy;

● Get an exclusive sneak peak at their plans for the future;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Rosella Street Website

● Rosella Street Instagram

● Rosella Street Facebook

Canberra Innovation Network

Sharing & Borrowing Economy Episode


Thank you so much to Sammy for your time!! We are so excited to be on this journey with you and think what you are doing for the environment and communities is just incredible!


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Oct 03, 2021
Self-Sabotage
39:16

This week's episode was recorded on RUOk Day, so we took the opportunity to check in on each other and to have a little chat about how this never ending lockdown is going for us. As you may have noticed our topic for today is self-sabotage. After this theme popped up in a few virtual sessions recently, we decided it was worth a whole episode. We look at lots of good ideas and tips on how you can interrupt this pattern of behaviour, as well as delving into what actually is self-sabotage, what does it look like and why on earth we do it?! We hope you find today's episode to be helpful and empowering.


In this episode we:

● Discuss what self-sabotage is and what it can look like;

● Ask why we do self-sabotage and how often do we engage in it;

● Emphasise the importance of learning more about yourself;

● Chat about using The Four Tendencies as a helpful tool;

● Discuss self-sabotage in the context of decluttering;

● Highlight the importance of building habits and putting supports in place;

● Encourage you to set realistic expectations and be gentler with yourself;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Mindtools.com definition

Gretchen Rubin Episode

Micro Declutter Episode

Mental Health Care Episode

RU Ok Day Episode

The 4 Tendencies Quiz

The Four Tendencies Chart

Dylan Alcott audiobook

Head, Heart and Home

Facebook Community Group


Special thanks to lashtonz and ms.cnr for your reviews!! We'd love it if you could leave us a review; we love love LOVE hearing from our listeners!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 26, 2021
Mental Health Care
44:06

Jacqui Cousins has worked as a community mental health nurse for over 15 years. She is also a Mental Health First Aid Trainer and does all the mental health first aid training with our staff. Jacqui loves professional organisers and is as passionate as we are about helping people create a calming environment in their homes, that supports bringing an equilibrium back into their lives. She is so full of passion and wisdom and we are really excited for you to listen in as she shares from her wealth of knowledge and experience as a mental health clinician.


In. this episode we:

● Find out from Jacqui what is mental health first aid and how she became a mental health first aid trainer;

● Learn that the decluttering process can often uncover what's going on underneath;

● Discuss rituals and the impact they have on your mental wellbeing;

● Highlight that we see a correlation between clutter and mental health;

● Share some tips on where to go and what to do about taking the first steps if you are struggling with your mental health;

● Encourage you to try something to see if it works for you and if not then try something else!;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Judgement Episode

Minimalist Episode

Sleep Episode

Master Bedroom Episode

Kids Bedroom Episode

R U Ok Day Episode

● John 10:10b - I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full..

Inside out movie

● Jacqui's Business Nursing the Mind

R U OK - community program

Brene Brown

Jackson Galaxy

Beyond Blue

Nurse on Call


Special thanks to Jac for giving us your time to chat and for sharing all your wisdom and advice with our listeners. Thank you for your support!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 19, 2021
Life Changing Transformation
53:21

Guest interview time - today you get to meet Katie! Katie is Kirsty's friend and client and they get chatting about all things decluttering and moving. Katie and her family have moved a few times and are preparing to move yet again, so she knows a little something about how helpful decluttering can be. Be encouraged and uplifted as Katie shares how she went from feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable in her own home, to her and her husband Cam becoming decluttering superstars resulting in a calmer more organised space that Katie is now proud of. Katie's story is one of amazing transformation and loads of hard work - we know you'll be inspired.


You may notice that it's just Kirsty with us today - but don't worry Amy is fine and will be back with us next week!


In this episode we:

● Find out a bit about Katie, her family and her experience as a client;

● Discuss the difference areas that Katie worked on in her home;

● Hear how Katie went from feeling overwhelmed to being able to pack up her house with her husband in 2 days!;

● Share advice and tips for dealing with sentimental items;

● Learn some of the mindset shifts and lessons that Katie and her husband have experienced;

● Highlight how the incredible teamwork of Katie and her husband Cam has impacted their decluttering journey;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Moving House episode

Mental Health episode

Mental Load episode

Baby Supplies episode

Sentimental items episode

Gifts Episode


Special thanks to Katie for giving us your time to chat and share part of your story with all our listeners. Thank you for your support!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 12, 2021
Love It
22:02

Rounding out our mini series is this week's episode 'Love It'. Asking yourself 'Do I love it' can grant you the permission to keep or let go of an item you have been umming and aaahing over. How many things do we keep because we feel that we HAVE to, not because we actually LOVE them? Spoiler alert: It's ok to keep things that you absolutely love!! We also tackle some of the big issues like what to do when you love everything and can I still love the person that gave me something I don't love? We hope you have enjoyed this mini series and that you are feeling more equipped in your decluttering journey!


In this episode we:

● Discuss all the ways you can use the question "Do you love it?" to help with the decision making process;

● Challenge you that you can love an item AND still let it go;

● Highlight the circumstances where asking "Do you love it?" can be challenging;

● Give advice on what to do when you love everything!;

● Encourage you to wear or use the good stuff!!;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Kitchen Episode

Sharing & Borrowing Economy Episode

Clothing Episode

Magic Wardrobe Number Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

Sentimental Papers Episode

Journals Episode

Diaries & Old Calendars Episode

Doritos Ad


Special thanks to Renee for your review!! If you're feeling 'ragey' like Renee then we'd love you to channel that rage and leave us a lovely and honest review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 05, 2021
Use It
16:58

Do you use it? Following on from last week’s episode, today we are posing to you this question - Do you use it? We often buy things with good intentions or ideas in mind (we call this aspirational you) but often end up with an overflowing cupboard or room filled with said items. Get ready to clear the clutter by asking yourself some hard hitting questions to get some clarity on what is actually being used in your home.


Don't forget to come over to our Facebook community to let us know what you use and how that has changed as part of your decluttering journey AND what have you let go of that you used to think you used it but realised that you actually didn't.


In this episode we:

● Discuss how seeing the potential in an item and the reality of actually using it are two different things;

● Challenge you to ask - 'What could I instead?;

● Highlight that it's harder to let go of it once you've already purchased it;

● Hear how asking 'do you use it' has changed the way the Revell's and Farrugia's buy clothes for their kids;

● Encourage you to look at your possessions with fresh eyes;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Binary Decisions Episode

Delaying Purchases Episode

Sharing & Borrowing Economy Episode

Functional Spaces Episode

Clothing Episode

Craft and Hobbies Episode

Magic Wardrobe Number Episode

ISO Appliances Episode


Special thanks to Lacidia for your review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Aug 29, 2021
Need It
24:36

Do you need it? Need is such a subjective thing, only you can truly know what you need but sometimes figuring that out can be a little tricky! We love questions (as you all know!) so this week we suggest adding this one to your decluttering toolkit to pull out when you need it (pun totally intended!). Today is the first of a 3 part series over the next couple of weeks where we'll be looking at questions that can serve you well on your decluttering journey. Join us as we share laughs - cue Amy's YES button, tips, advice and our feelings as we check in with each other about how lockdown is going. Sending love to all of you experiencing a hard time xx


In this episode we:

● Define and distinguish 'need' from 'want';

● Share the importance of timing when making purchases;

● Highlight that efficiency and effectiveness is a great way to determine a need;

● Remind you to be a thoughtful and conscious consumer;

● Encourage you to check yourself - are you buying to numb your feelings or do you need it?;

● Hear the return of Amy's Yes button;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Binary Decisions Episode

Delaying Purchases Episode

Sharing & Borrowing Economy Episode

Functional Spaces Episode

Sunrise TV Segment

The Endowment Effect

● Book by Donald Miller

● Sydney Morning Herald Interview


Don't forget we offer virtual sessions - that means we can help you in your home all over the world!


Special thanks to Jayne92 and RJW for your reviews!!

If you are a pregnant Canadian or you laughed at Amy's joke then it's your turn to leave us a review!


Join our community

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Aug 22, 2021
Inherited Clutter
38:58

**trigger warning** - things mentioned into day's episode such as death, road accidents and divorce may be triggering for some listeners**


And the amazing guests just keep on coming! Get ready to meet Ruth. Ruth is a treasured member of our community, she belongs to our Head, Heart & Home Course and moderates it's Facebook group. You'll also see her around our regular Facebook Community being her encouraging self and now you get to hear her on the podcast! She has two older children; one with diagnosed hoarding disorder and both who are very sentimentally attached to things, especially when they have been inherited from deceased estates of family members. This episode is jam packed with insight, wisdom and so many practical takeaways and tips. So go get comfy and enjoy all the gems that the wonderful Ruth has to share with us!


In this episode:

● Ruth tells us a little bit about herself and her background and how it has influenced her decluttering journey;

● Ruth gives some insight into decluttering with children dealing with attachment to sentimental items and hoarding disorder;

● Ruth hares some of her experience of inheriting many, many things from family members who have passed;

● We encourage you to examine and question your reasoning for keeping personal or sensitive information;

● Ruth shares her way of hacking time and how it's helped her decluttering;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Deceased Estate Episode

Offloading Episode

Hoarding Disorder Episode

Gretchen Rubin Episode

Death Episode

● Book - 9 Things You Simply Must Do by Henry Cloud


Thank you to Camilla for your podcast review! We love love love reading your reviews and it helps others to find us as well. Special mention to the person who left us a 1 star review - thanks for the laughs!


An extra special thanks to Ruth, thank you for giving us your time - we really appreciate all you do for our community - we think you're just wonderful!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Aug 15, 2021
Sea Change
38:44

Meet Owen. Owen is an avid Art of Decluttering podcast listener and just happens to be one our oldest friends. Owen is a man of many talents and interests - he is an osteopath, leads a very active lifestyle and loves to travel. You may have seen Owen in our Facebook community being encouraging or asking (and answering) great questions. Today we get to ask him the questions and uncover more about the awesome man that he is.


In this episode Owen:

● Tells us a little bit about himself and his decluttering journey;

● Highlights what minimalism and intentional living mean to him;

● Shares where he gets his inspiration from - decluttering and otherwise;

● Tells us about his recent experience of downsizing from a house to an apartment;

● Gives some tips for single people and those living with housemates;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Hobbies Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

Hoarding Disorder Episode

Minimalism Episode

Musical Instruments Episode

Sporting Equipment Episode

Color Guru Episode

Courtney Carver Episode

Downsizing Episode

Tiny House Episode

Project 333

● Carson Cresley - Off the Cuff book

● Mari Kondo Books

Joshua Becker

The Minimalists podcast

● Kim Thomas - Simplicity: Finding Peace by Uncluttering Your Life book


Thank you to Erin M. G. for you podcast review! We love love love reading your reviews


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Aug 08, 2021
The Wellness Rebellion with Maz Compton - Part 2
38:01

**language warning - some mild language in today's episode - so not suitable for little ears**


It's part 2! We are back with more Maz Compton today. Maz is a real kindred spirit and we are so excited to bring you more of her wisdom and truth bombs. So come join us as we hear more of Maz's story and the amazing life lessons she has has learnt. Oh and make sure to catch up on Part 1 from last week if you missed it - (we've linked last week's ep below to make it easy for you to find).


In this episode;

● Maz shares about planning for the future and goals;

● Maz tells us how giving up drinking changed her life;

● We discuss the power of saying NO and why it's so important;

● Maz shares her passion for empowering kids through choices;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Maz's podcast - The Wellness Rebellion

● Maz's Book - The Social Rebellion

The Wellness Rebellion with Maz Compton - Part 1 Episode

Judgement Episode

Love & Logic

Loving our Kids on Purpose


Thank you so much Maz for your time!! We had the most amazing time with you and are so excited by all you have to share with the world!


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Join our community

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Aug 01, 2021
Bonus Episode - Head, Heart & Home
17:35

Surprise! We've got a bonus episode for you!!


Today we are bringing you a quick episode packed with everything you need to know about our totally REVAMPED Head, Heart & Home Course! If you want the secrets to keeping your home organised without having to spend hours everyday tidying up, then this episode is for you! And yes you did hear correctly we will be on Sunrise (Aussie morning tv) and will let you know the details of when to tune in!


Come join the course here to start experiencing your freedom today!!

https://www.theartofdecluttering.com.au/course/


In this episode we;

● Share The 6 modules that we cover in the course;

● Highlight that it is packed with resources;

● Tell you about our live rounds and how the work;

● Explain the format of the course;

● Give you all the info about how to join and how much it costs;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and we get to see your smiling face in our Head, Heart & Home course!


Join our community

● Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Jul 28, 2021
The Wellness Rebellion with Maz Compton - Part 1
31:47

**mild language warning for today's episode - not suitable for little ears**


We've got a third mic today!! The amazing Maz Compton is with us. Maz is a media personality who's been working in the industry for two decades. She's spent her life on tv and radio interviewing celebrities (on the red carpet), flying around the world for MTV and hosting awards shows! In 2016 she experienced a change in her life that was a huge catalyst that started her on a journey of fitness, decluttering and self discovery. She has so much goodness to share that this is only part 1 of the interview!! So sit back and enjoy - we know you will love it!


In this episode;

● Find out a little bit about who Maz is and the exciting experiences she's had;

● Maz tells us about her decluttering journey and shares some pivotal moments;

● Maz shares she what she was surprised to learn about herself;

● Maz reminds us that your worth is so much more that your stuff;

● Maz highlights the importance of valuing your family around the you in the decluttering process;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Maz's podcast - The Wellness Rebellion

Minimalists documentary

Minimalists Book

Head, Heart and Home Course

Serendipity movie

Michelle Obama book

Minimalism Episode

Books Episode


Thank you so much Maz for your time!! We had the most amazing time with you and are so excited by all you have to share with the world!


Make sure you tune in next week for more Maz!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jul 25, 2021
Care by Brooke McAlary
49:55

She's baaaack! Yes lovely listeners, the fabulous Brooke McAlary is with us today! It's been way to long since we have caught up with Brooke so make sure you tune in today as we check in and see the McAlary clan have been up to AND hear all about her latest book 'Çare'. Of course there will be much fan girling and giggles - so what are you waiting for?! Grab that cuppa or pop on those sneakers and get listening! Oh and don't to buy Brooke's book - we'd love you to come share in our FB community if and when you do.


In this episode we;

● Catch up on what Brooke has been up to since we last spoke;

● Remind you who Brooke is for those who may not have heard form her before;

● Ask Brooke to share how writing 'Çare' came about;

● Highlight the importance of down time and it's impact with and without it;

● Dig into rest and what it truly means and looks like;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Brooke McAlary Episode 100

Brook McAlary Listener Questions Episode 101

● Brooke's Instagram

● Brooke's Website

● The Slow Home Podcast

Care

Get Curious Episode 201


Thank you so much Brooke for your time!! We absolutely adore spending time with you, thank you for coming on our podcast (again!) and sharing so much gold with all our listener.


If you have a stack of books piled up next to your bedside table that represent something that you would like to do or try but have not yet done. 


Join our community

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Jul 18, 2021
Travel Bags
28:53

We love our Facebook Community!! Especially when members request specific topics. So this week you can thank Jodi Mine for our chat about travel bags! It might seem like a bit of an odd time to be talking about travelling but even if we can't really go that far at the moment wouldn't it be great to be able to find what you need when you need it when that time comes again (yes we are holding out hope!). Get ready for tips and tricks galore in today's episode - enjoy!


In this episode we:

● Suggest you gather all your travel bags together to make a fair assessment of what you have;

● Share the suitcase situation for the Revell & Farrugia families;

● Encourage you to keep you travel bags empty of possessions not specific to travelling;

● Give you ideas of where travel bags can be kept;

● Offer suggestions of what to do with your decluttered bags;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Holiday Episode

Moving House Episode

Judgement Episode

Packing cubes or pods


Special thanks to takeapagefrommybook for your review!!


If you have any suitcases or overnight bags around the place that are yet to be unpacked - then it's your turn to leave us a review - after you unpack those bags!!


Join our community

Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

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Jul 11, 2021
Behind Cupboard Doors
30:40

Today's episode has been inspired by our amazing Facebook Community. A request came in asking us to talk about when at first glance your house looks tidy and organised but when you start opening up the cupboards you're hit by a tidal wave of stuff. Get ready for loads of tips, tricks and advice about why this happens and how to do something about it. So what’s behind your cupboard doors? 


AIso - our 4 Year Podversary!!! Thank you to all of our amazing listeners who have tuned in (and continued to do so!) over the last 4 years - we couldn't have done it without you!! Come over to our Facebook Community and share with us when you started listening.


In this episode we:

● Tell you how we think cupboards get chaotic and disorganised;

● Share how to start organising your cupboards and how to stop them becoming cluttered again;

● Highlight cupboards are like opaque boxes - out of sight out of mind!;

● Remind you how to declutter;

● Encourage you to use clear containers and to label everything;

● Debut Amy's new YES button;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Like with Like Episode

Gifts Episode

Just One More Episode

Laundry Episode

Functional Spaces Episode

Rehome Episode


Special thanks to byhisgrace92 for your review!!


Join our community

Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

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Jul 04, 2021
Apartment Living
47:22

Yay another guest interview and this time it's another one of our amazing staff members!! Here's Marion! Marion is part of our team of Professional Organisers in Melbourne. Today she shares with us a little bit about her life, family and decluttering journey. Marion brings wisdom, creative solutions and a compassionate caring heart to our team (just to mention a few!). Her clients love her and so do we - get ready to be inspired and encouraged today as you listen. If a few of the topics that Marion covers sparks an interest then make sure to check out the rest of the show notes for links to past episodes to explore further.


In this episode we:

● Learn a little bit about Marion and her journey into minimalism;

● Reveal how Marion explained to her kids what she does when she 'helps people';

● Share how Marion came to work with us;

● Highlight the importance and freedom of having your lifestyle align with your values;

● Hear what Marion loves about her job as a Professional Organiser;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Tiny Living Episode

Micro Declutter Episode

Courtney Carver Episode

Clare Press Episode

Minimalism Episode

Minimalists

Joshua Becker


Here is the quote that Marion shared - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is quoted as having said, “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”


Hear from our other staff members here:

Jac Episode

Carly Episode

Belinda Episode

Fiona Episode

Catty Episode

Trudi Episode


Special thanks to Renee (Momof4midwest) for your amazing review!


If you are the eldest of 5 siblings you're up! Please jump on apple podcast and leave us a review :)


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Jun 27, 2021
Binary Decisions
23:59

Today's episode is a good one!! We bring you a concept that you can use as a tool to help make the decluttering process that little bit easier. Breaking things down into binary decisions is a great way to take a step back when things get hard or overwhelming and make it plain and simple to get you back into your decluttering groove. Sometimes reducing the options to yes/no black/white type decisions can help you to refocus your energy in the midst of trickiness or when you can't see the forest for the trees. Enjoy our conversation today as we share loads tips and advice for you. Come over to our Facebook community and let us know your experiences with using binary decisions to help you achieve your goals in all areas not just decluttering.


In this episode we:

● Define and discuss what we mean by binary decisions;

● Share how to use this concept as a tool to help simplify the decluttering process;

● Highlight yet again our differences!;

● Encourage you at every point to split your decisions down into binary ones;

● Challenge you to use Amy's fav decision making tool when you get really stuck making decisions;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Paperwork Course 

Micro decluttering Episode

Wardrobe Episode

Wardrobe Part 2 Episode

● Sign up to the weekly newsletter 


Special thanks to CrazyJarLady for your review!!


If you are like Amy and live in a binary world then jump online and leave us a review!!


Join our community

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Jun 20, 2021
NDIS Decluttering
23:58

Guest interview time! Today we are chatting with one of Kirsty's Sydney clients. Tanya is a mum of 3, a wife and a teacher. Tanya was excited to learn that she could access our services through NDIS funding so she booked us in ASAP! We hope you enjoy hearing her perspective as a mum of a child with additional needs and how having us in her home has made a difference. Also shout out to Mandy & Kate from Too Peas in a Podcast for recommending us!


In this episode we:

● Find out how Tanya found us and why called us to come to her home;

● Share lots about what working with us and the NDIS looks like;

● Highlight when the whole family is working well, it benefits every single family member;

● Uncover what shifted in Tanya's mindsets allowing her to let things go;

● Hear the amazing impact working with us to declutter has had for Tanya and her whole family;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Autism episode

Mandy episode

Peter Walsh episode

Kids bedroom episode

Sentimental items episode

Too Peas in a Podcast


Special thanks to TheKidsCanCallYouHoju for your review!!


If you have lived in Cambodia for more than 10 weeks then it's your turn to write us a review!!


Join our community

Are you looking for decluttering services near you in Sydney or Melbourne, we would love to help you?

Our website The Art of Decluttering

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Jun 13, 2021
Control
25:04

Don't let the title of today's episode put you off. Yes we are talking about control but in relation to freedom, grace and self agency (now there's a fancy new term for you!). Come along for the ride today as we toss around a whole bunch of our thoughts on how we are in control of our minds, bodies and emotions, how trying to control others generally results in resentment and Kirsty's hatred of the word 'should' just to name a few. Get ready to go deep and reflect on your own mindset around control.


In this episode we:

● Explain and define what we mean by control vs what the world says;

● Remind you that you have the authority to determine what life looks like for you;

● Highlight the importance of knowing that you are in control of your own life;

● Discuss self agency and how that relates to control;

● Challenge you to acknowledge that you don't need to be given permission;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Our Listener Survey 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDGoCJ0nLnXmO2XNNrA-RI1HxbUPOdJjw4NFOmyxxZsRIwkw/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Freedom & Grace episode

Judgement Episode

● Willie Nelson quote ‘freedom is control in your own life'

● The book Kirsty was reading 'The Midnight Library' by Matt Haig

The Serenity Prayer mentioned by Amy


Special thanks to Thumps777 for your review!!


If you are in a city or country that needs to wear masks at the moment then it's your turn to write us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jun 06, 2021
Renovating
33:27

Tossing up whether to do a reno or sell your house can feel overwhelming. This week we are posing loads of questions to get you thinking and sharing lots of our advice (along with our usual giggles and banter!) to help you feel more prepared when it comes to renovating. From enlisting the help of professionals, to reducing your costs by decluttering first are just some of the many things we cover. So get ready to absorb all our renovating tips!


In this episode we:

● Remind you to always declutter first;

● Give you loads of advice about decluttering and renovating;

● Share Amy's proudest reno moment;

● Encourage you to look at your home with fresh eyes;

● Highlight that there are ALWAYS options;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Repurposing Space Episode

Pantry Episode

Bathroom Episode

Kitchen Episode

Laundry Episode

Your Forever Home Episode

Rehome Episode

Micro Declutter Episode


Our Listener Survey 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDGoCJ0nLnXmO2XNNrA-RI1HxbUPOdJjw4NFOmyxxZsRIwkw/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Special thanks to elsa8771 for your lovely review!!


If we make you smile or you think we are intelligent then it's your turn to write us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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May 30, 2021
Rehome
32:02

Do you ever walk into a room and think, 'what on earth is that doing there?!' Well you aren't alone - in today's episode we tackle what to do with all the stuff that is out of place around the home. Grab a cuppa and get ready to take some notes as we take you through some really practical ways of rehoming items and clearing the clutter.


In this episode we:

● Explain and define what we mean by rehoming items;

● Remind you that clutter attracts clutter - it's like a magnet;

● Share lots of the random out of place things we have seen;

● Highlight the importance of habits, especially 'Don't put it down put it away!!;

● Share loads of advice on how to rehome the out of place items you come across;

● Challenge you to put everything you use today back in their homes!!;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Our Listener Survey 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDGoCJ0nLnXmO2XNNrA-RI1HxbUPOdJjw4NFOmyxxZsRIwkw/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Containers Episode

Like with Like Episode

Judgement Episode

Fatigue Episode

Mental Load Episode

Head, Heart & Home Course

Paperwork course

Courses


Special thanks to penguinloz for your review!!


If you love penguins as much as penguinloz does then it's your turn to write us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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May 23, 2021
Decluttering with Older Adults
24:20

Time for another get to know our staff episode!! Today meet Trudi. We have both known Trudi for a loooooong time and love that she is now part of our Melbourne team of professional organisers. She loves making a difference in people's lives and is an amazing problem solver. We hope you enjoy getting to know her; we know you'll think she's as wonderful as we do!


In this episode we:

● Share how we all know each other;

● Learn about all the different jobs Trudi has done and all her amazing skills;

● Hear how she found us and came to work with us;

● Uncover Trudi's passion for working with older adults;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Our Listener Survey 2021: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDGoCJ0nLnXmO2XNNrA-RI1HxbUPOdJjw4NFOmyxxZsRIwkw/viewform?usp=sf_link 


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Functional Spaces Episode

Eden Episode

ADHD Episode


Hear from our other staff members here:

Jac Episode

Carly Episode

Belinda Episode

Fiona Episode

Catty Episode


Special thanks to JojoSober for your amazing review!


Don't for get to rate, review and share with a friend!!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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May 16, 2021
Know Your Colours
50:32

It's another guest episode!! We have the lovely Jeannie Stith-Mawhinney with us today. Jeannie is the founder and owner of Your Color Guru. She is obsessed with helping real women look and feel amazing in their clothes. If you would love to have a more streamlined wardrobe, be able to shop for clothes quicker and more simply then you will love, love, LOVE this episode! We learnt so much in our chat with Jeannie as she shares about the process of doing someone's colours and how it aligns so beautifully with living an intentional life. We also had the pleasure of having our colours done so tune in to find out how different we are yet again! Be sure to listen all the way to the end as there is a special Discount Code for our listeners to use! Happy Listening!


In this episode we:

● Uncover what knowing your colours has to do with decluttering;

● Learn about the process of figuring out someone's colours;

● Highlight why knowing your colours is important;

● Share what some of Kirsty and Amy's colours are;

● Encourage you as always to be intentional with your purchases;

● Find out what happens if you change your hair colour like Kirsty did;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clothing episode

Wardrobe 1 episode

Wardrobe 2 episode

Laundry episode

Wardrobe Challenge

● Your Color Guru Website

● Your Color Guru Facebook

● Your Color Guru Instagram


Special thanks to frances in san francisco for your review!


Big thanks to Jeannie for your time and for doing our colours for us!! We loved learning about the whole process.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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May 09, 2021
Discovery of Less
54:22

Have you ever started doing something and then later found out there was a word for that very thing you were doing?! Well that is how today's guest found out what minimalism was! Meet Chris Lovett: author, speaker and simplicity coach (how cool is that title!). One day Chris decided something in his life had to change, he wanted money to travel so looked around his home and decided to try selling a bunch of stuff to make that happen. Little did he know it was going to be the start of a journey into a simpler lifestyle for himself and his partner. Chris is also a longtime listener of The Art of Decluttering and has written a book that is due to come out really soon!! We had such a great time chatting with him that we know you will absolutely love this episode!


In this episode;

● Learn who Chris is and what he does;

● Find out how Chris discovered minimalism;

● Hear about his passion for sharing with others how to have a simpler work life;

● Chris highlights the importance of being authentic in relation to minimalism;

● Chris shares a few stories from his new book;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Minimalism Episode

ADHD Episode

Courtney Carver Episode

● Chris' Website

Packing Habits Article

30 days of less challenge

Coaching

The Discovery of Less Book

Joshua Becker

Minimalism on Netflix

Getting to the Heart of Business Podcast Burnout Episode Part 1

Getting to the Heart of Business Podcast Burnout Episode Part 2

Saved by the bell

Rhyming slang


Special thanks to marieescapesinbooks for your review!


A huge thank you to Chris for giving us your time! We loved having you on the podcast and wish you all the best with your upcoming book!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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May 02, 2021
Emotions
46:53

This week on the podcast we talk about emotions. How to know when to ask more questions of yourself, how to acknowledge your emotions and how to work through them are just some of the things we cover. This episode is jam packed with advice and tips to help you navigate the trickiness of your emotions when decluttering at home or with a friend. We also share our experiences with holding space for our clients as the full range of emotions come out in decluttering sessions. We hope that this episode helps you to dig a little deeper and equips you with tools to achieve your decluttering goals. Make sure to check out the rest of the shownotes in your podcast app or on our website for links to many of our other episodes that cover some of the specific emotions mentioned.


In this episode we:

● Discuss how clutter vs decluttering can make you feel;

● Highlight the importance of recognising how clutter makes us feel;

● Encourage you to dig into your feelings to see what's really going on;

● Share loads of advice for decluttering on your own at home;

● Challenge you to NOT use your emotions as the basis for making decisions;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Judgement Episode

Overwhelm Episode

Discouragement Episode

Offloading Episode 

Mental Load Episode

Memorabilia Episode

Sentimental Items Episode

Sentimental Papers Episode

Grace & Freedom Episode


Special thanks to thegigglingili for your lovely review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Apr 25, 2021
Functional Spaces
30:10

Do you find yourself getting frustrated in your home? Maybe you have mobility issues and needing clear spaces is not just a nice idea but a necessity. In today's podcast we tackle it all! Having functional spaces in our homes allow us to live better, have a better flow through our home and so much more! We share lots of ideas today to get you thinking about how you could switch up a few things in your home to bring you greater freedom and get your home serving you (and not the other way around!). Get ready to be inspired to create functional spaces in your home for you and your family.


In this episode we:

● Discuss the importance of having functional spaces in the home;

● Remind you NOT to put stuff down for later - Don't put it down, put it AWAY!! ;

● Highlight how important it is to consider how you and your family function in the home;

● Encourage you to create the spaces you can be your best self in - not just what's instagram worthy!;

● Challenge you to break from societal norms and think differently about how you can use the spaces in your home;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Repurposing Space Episode

Master Bedroom Episode

Pantry Episode

Bathroom Episode

Kitchen Episode

Junk Room Episode

Too Peas in a Podcast


Special thanks to pseudo pea for your lovely review!!


We have 2 options for you this week to leave us a review! And if you fit them both then you could leave us 2! If you are a pea or if you are wearing sneakers without socks its your turn.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Apr 18, 2021
Deceased Estates
40:00

*trigger warning - today we cover topics such as death, wills and all that goes with losing a loved one. We have used humor in places to lighten the heaviness of the topic but we hope that we have done this in a way that still treats the subject matter with honour and sensitivity*



Today we bring you an episode tackling a bit of a heavy yet important topic. Dealing with a deceased estate and managing that whole process yourself can be super challenging and overwhelming, so we wanted to offer our expert advice, tips and suggestions for making it less so. We are so passionate about helping people with deceased estates and love that we can be a support and help to families during this season. We understand that every situation is unique so we have tried to cover a few different examples to give you an idea of how to manage and deal with it. Please don’t skip over this episode!! At some point it will be applicable in your life so we hope that you can learn something new and be better prepared for when the time may come. Make sure to join us in our Facebook community to continue the conversation.


In this episode we;

● Explain what a deceased estate is;

● Teach you a new word;

● Strongly encourage you to enlist the help of professionals throughout the entire process;

● Offer loads of suggestions and advice;

● Highlight some hurdles and tricky spots that can pop up along the way;

● Share some of our experiences of dealing with clients and deceased estates;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Storage Unit episode

Death episode

Sentimental Items episode

● Sentimental Papers episode

Memorabilia episode

Podcast 'What Happens When I Die' - episode with Amy

Chattels


Special thanks to dolcevitaonearth for your review all the way from Norway!


If you have ever been to Norway then it's your turn this week to leave us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Apr 11, 2021
Space Invaders
55:34

Gosh are we excited for today's episode!! Not only do we have a guest, but we are also talking all things Space Invaders!!! No, not the computer game...the new decluttering TV show that everyone is talking about. Our beautiful friend and collegue Sarah Cottman sat down with us to answer all our questions of what goes on behind the scenes and when the cameras aren't rolling. Sarah is a Professional Organiser who has had the privilege of working with Peter Walsh over the years on the Living Room TV show as well as currently on Channel 9's Space Invaders. If you are a fan of the show then this episode is a must!! If you haven't seen it yet, we highly recommend checking it out as we feel it is such a great representation of our industry. So sit back and enjoy our chat with wonderful the Sarah.


In this episode we;

● Learn who Sarah is and how she came to work with Peter Walsh;

● Find out exactly what Sarah's role is on the show;

● Hear Sarah's heart for long term solutions not quick fixes;

● Ask Sarah a whole lot of questions about what happens behind the scenes;

● Share our thoughts on Space Invaders;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Peter Walsh episode

ADHD episode

● Watch Space Invaders on 9Now (for Australian residents only)

● You may be able to watch Space Invaders on Youtube (for our international listeners)


Special thanks to BJ for your review!


If you have watched Space Invaders then it's your turn this week to leave us a review!!


A huge thank you to Sarah for giving us your time and answering all our questions! We loved having you on the podcast!


Join our community

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Apr 04, 2021
Bonus Episode - Eden Update
11:00

*Trigger warning - this episode talks about sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the current coup in Myanmar - this episode is not suitable for children*


This week we have a bonus episode for you. We are giving you a much needed update on This is Eden - the organisation we as The Art of Decluttering support. Back in November we spoke with Michelle from the Australian Team of This is Eden (please go back and listen to that episode it was very eye opening and powerful!) and she shared with us about the amazing work they do in Myanmar. Not sure if you have seen the news lately but the current situation in Myanmar is pretty horrific, so Amy checked in with some of the team over the weekend so we could update you all on the situation.


We also wanted to say a massive thank you to all of YOU!! Every time you book a session with our staff, buy a book, listen to an ad on the podcast or even join one of our courses, money from every single way you support us goes straight to Eden. So thank you a million times over!!


In this episode we:

● Share how much $$ we have already donated to Eden this financial year;

● Update you on what’s been happening in Myanmar and the training centre there that we support;

● Tell you all the ways that you are supporting Eden by supporting us;

● Remind you that every time you listen to the podcast and hear an ad, or book a decluttering session or support us in anyway you are also supporting freeing women and girls from sexual slavery;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this update we all realise that we CAN do something to help in this seemingly helpless situation.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Eden Episode

● This is Eden Website

Head, Heart & Home Course

Paperwork Course

Decluttering Sessions


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Mar 31, 2021
Decluttering Passion
34:48

Meet Catty!! Catty has recently joined us here at the Art of Decluttering and is part of our Sydney team of Professional Organisers. We love her gentle and calm approach with clients and of course her gorgeous smile that will brighten anyone’s day! Catty is so passionate about decluttering and organising - her excitement is contagious!!  So grab that coffee, pop on those sneakers and headphones and get listening. Oh and Sydney peeps, when you book in for an in home session you might just be lucky enough to have Catty come to visit you! 


NB: You might notice Amy missing from today’s episode - we are sending healing vibes her way as she has been unwell but will be back with us before you know it. 


In this episode we:

● Learn about Catty’s decluttering journey and how she got started;

● Hear how she found us and came to work with us;

● Find out what else Catty does when she’s not busy decluttering with clients;

● Ask Catty to share what has surprised her about being a Professional Organiser;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Paperwork course

Head Heart and Home Course


Hear from our other staff members here:

Jac Episode

Carly Episode

Belinda Episode

Fiona Episode


Special thanks to Dtwdoddle for your review!


If you love musical theatre then it's your turn this week to leave us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Mar 28, 2021
Paperwork Course
14:07

Today's episode is special - we are bringing to you the much anticipated Paperwork Course!! Hooray! We have been working hard on developing and refining this baby for ages so we are super excited to finally share it with the world! We've had so many requests over the years to bring you a course dedicated to organising and maintaining your paperwork in a simple and easy way. So tune in and then make sure you check out the course!!


Are you sick of feeling like your paperwork is never done?

Have you ever incurred late fees or lost important documents you really needed?

Tired of spending time searching for documents in an overflowing filing cabinet?

Do you want a paperwork system that is simple to start and easy to maintain?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we think it’s time you know the secret to experiencing freedom from the burden of paperwork.


https://www.theartofdecluttering.com.au/paperwork/


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Mar 21, 2021
Favourite Things
28:53

These are a few of our faaaaavourite thiiiings!! Today we are delighting your ears with (you guessed it!) a few of our favourite things. From containers we love to use in clients homes to our favourite food and apps. There is much laughter and fun in this episode so if you were after serious - then you are probably listening to the wrong podcast! Grab your headphones and settle in for a giggle and chuckle along with us as we have a good time sharing a little bit more of ourselves with you. Oh and make sure to come over to our Facebook Community to see a photo of Kirsty's new hair...


In this episode we:

● Share a few of our favourite things - personal and client related;

● Randomly break into song;

● Find out what Kirsty's family think of her new hair;

● Encourage you to check out some of our past episodes (all listed below);

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

About Us episode

Containers episode

Pantry episode

Professional Mistakes Episode

The Iconic

Castbox podcast app for android

Spotify

Squiz Podcast

The Sound of Music

The Princess Bride

Be Uncluttered Podcast


Special thanks to Angie & assuredlyblessed for you lovely reviews!


If you have ordered anything online from Kmart this week then you're up for writing us a review!! Please tell us what it was you ordered in your review too!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Mar 14, 2021
Just One More
22:21

Happy Podcast Day! Today we let you in on a little secret that we Professional Organisers like to use. We like to pull out this question at the end of a session to see if we can encourage our clients to dig a little deeper - even when they are tired, annoyed and ready to be done! Asking is there 'Just One More' spoon or bowl you can let go of can also inspire creativity and problem solving as you think through the alternatives and what ifs. Tune in to find out how you too can dig a little deeper by asking ''Just One More'...


In this episode we:

● Share a trick we use as Professional Organisers ;

● Discuss when we use this trick and what it looks like when we do;

● Highlight the benefit of asking 'Just One More';

● Encourage you to ask yourself 'Just One More' when decluttering at home;

● Challenge you to do a Mandy Deep Dive;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Micro Declutter Episode

● (Mandy Deep Dive) Death Episode

Books Episode

Big Books Episode

Kitchen Episode

● Facebook Community - please come and join us!!


Special thanks to penguin_loz for your review!!


If you have ordered anything online from Kmart this week then you're up for writing us a review!! Please tell us what it was you ordered in your review too!!


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast

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Mar 07, 2021
Moving Overseas
43:34

Most of you would know by now just how much we love, love, love are amazing staff members. Well today we have a guest and she just happens to be one of them! Get ready to meet Fiona. Fi came to join us about 5 months ago and has been busy servicing our Melbourne clients with so much love and compassion. We absolutely adore her, especially her heart and desire to see people step into freedom and fullness of life. Fiona shares a little bit about herself, her passion for travel and her decluttering journey (part of which involved packing up her life to live on the other side of the world!) We know you will love today's episode - so get comfy and enjoy!


In this episode we:

● Learn a little bit about Fiona and what she loves to do (other than work for us!);

● Hear how Fiona found us and became part of our Melbourne team;

● Are inspired by Fiona and what she loves so much about being a professional organiser;

● Ask Fiona what she has learnt while working with us;

● Get Fiona to share advice with those who are planning an international move;

● Highlight that you don't need to live in Melbourne to work with Fi as she has taken over the role of doing virtual sessions for clients;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Grace and Freedom Episode

Minimalism Episode

Moving House Episode

● Stuff You Should Know - Podcast

Amy’s audiobook Simply Organised

Michelle Obama's Audiobook 'Becoming'

Offloading Episode

Freebie Clutter Episode

Bridgerton Audiobook


Special thanks to Lyn_M_ and yourcousinepo for your reviews!


If you have lived in a city other than your own for more than 3 months then it's your turn this week to leave us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Feb 28, 2021
Nuts & Bolts
29:55

Are you the keeper of the tools in your house? Maybe it's your partner or housemate? Regardless of who's in charge of them, if they aren't easily accessible or you can never find them when you need them - this episode is for you!! Today (as our cleverly chosen episode title may have already tipped you off) we are talking all things tools! From power tools, to hand held tools; even down to all those nuts, bolts and screws that might be rolling around the garage floor... Tune in for all our tips and tricks for decluttering and organising your tools in the way that best serves your family!


In this episode we:

● Discuss the main categories of tools and fasteners and who is in charge of these in the Revell and Farrugia households;

● Encourage you to borrow or hire large tools that you might need only once or infrequently;

● Suggest many different places for passing along those tools that are still in great working order but you no longer need;

● Remind you to practice habits!! In particular one of our favourites - Don't put it down, put it away!;

● Highlight how much easier it is to return items to their homes when you are living with less;

● Challenge you to think about how you look for things when creating storage solutions;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Garage & Shed Episode

Sharing and borrowing economy Episode

Ikea tool set mentioned by Amy

Like with like Episode

Lego Episode

Men's sheds

Steiner/Montessori

● Homeschooling groups

● Facebook market place


Special thanks to Bree Waterson & Guyovccchu for your lovely reviews!!


If you live in Michigan or we’ve transformed your life then you're up for writing us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Feb 21, 2021
Becoming a Professional Organiser
37:14

*Disclaimer: the sound quality during our conversation wasn't amazing due to poor internet connection so we thank you for your grace & understanding when listening!*


It's podcast day and boy do we have a treat for you!! This week we interviewed the amazing Jess Gimm from Managed Mayhem Professional Organiser. Jess is one of our long time listeners, fans and community members. We absolutely love her to bits and can't wait for you to fall in love with her too! Get ready to be inspired, moved and smiling from ear to ear as she shares her journey to becoming a professional organiser.


In this episode Jess:

● Tells us a bit about herself and how she found us;

● Shares the incredible story of how she joined our Head, Heart & Home Course and how it changed her life;

● Inspires us with how she got started with Managed Mayhem and the challenges of being a PO in regional Queensland;

● Reveals some of her experience with situational depression;

● Gives advice for those wanting to start out as a Professional Organiser;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Managed Mayhem Facebook

Managed Mayhem Instagram

Heart, Heart & Home Course

Mental Health Episode

Autism Episode


Special thanks to Jessica Fortuna Winnell for your review!


If your favourite colour is green then it's your turn this week to write us a review!!


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

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Feb 14, 2021
Like with Like
28:16

Yay it's podcast day! Today we are discussing 'like with like' - why it's important and why it's such a helpful strategy when decluttering and organising. Have you heard us say this phrase before? We hope so as we say it a LOT! Tune in to hear what it's all about and why we say it sooooo often - see if you can count just how many times we say it in this episode! We also have a few updates for you on a couple of things that have been happening behind the scenes here at the Art of Decluttering - including a brand new Paperwork Course that will be launched this year! So grab those headphones and happy listening!


In this episode we:

● Discuss what 'like with like' means and why its a catchphrase in our industry;

● Remind you to ask 'is this everything' when decluttering and sorting a category;

● Share some helpful tips for successful decluttering at home by yourself;

● Encourage you to be intentional and realistic with your storage solutions;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Minimalism Episode

Micro Decluttering Episode

Paperwork Episode


Special thanks to J Rowley, Mary and our listener from the mountains of North Carolina for your wonderful reviews!


If you live in NSW, North Carolina or Canada it's your turn to leave us a review!! If you've left us one already then why not leave us a 2nd review!!


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Feb 07, 2021
Minimalism
42:07

It's a miracle - we have found a topic where we BOTH agree! Thanks to some discussions we had with our amazing Head, Heart & Home Course Community during our last live round - (come join the course!!) today's episode is all about minimalism. Minimalism is something we talk about ALL the time but until now had not dedicated an entire episode to. Minimalism has and always will be a huge part of our lives and one of our favourite things to share about - clearly as we go on about it a lot! Both of us identify as minimalists, but we have decided that 'intentionalism' (did we just make up a new word?!) really is a better word to describe this type of lifestyle. There is so much gold in this episode so sit back relax and take it all in!


In this episode we:

● Discuss what minimalism is and what does it really look like;

● Share our own journeys into minimalism;

● Highlight what minimalism isn't;

● Discover that minimalism is really about freedom;

● Challenge you to be intentional about what comes into your home and what goes out;

● Remind you that minimalism is more than just about having less stuff;

And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Head, Heart & Home Course

Courtney Carver Episode

The Minimalists

Peter Walsh Episode

Brooke McAlary Episode

Brooke McAlary book 'Slow'

Joshua Becker

Tsh Oxenreider

Leo Babauta

The Minimalist Mom

Andy Stanley - Margin

Simply Organised book

time orientation


Special thanks to our listener from Gladstone QLD for your review!! And to our 1 star review listener... we wish you well and hope you find a podcast that suits your needs.


If you are living in rural Australia it's your turn to leave us a review!!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Jan 31, 2021
Capsule Wardrobe with Courtney Carver
53:20

We have a special guest with us today... THE Courtney Carver!! Most of you may have heard of Courtney, either from her blog Be More With Less, or her Project 333 and if you haven't - you're about to!!  We know that you are all going to love today's episode as much as we did recording it (we could have chatted for ages!!) Courtney is so lovely and full of wisdom, so pop in those earbuds and enjoy as shares parts of her decluttering journey with us and how it all began with a blog about 10 years ago.


In this episode we:

● Learn a little bit about Courtney and how she was inspired to start her blog;

● Find out why Courtney now makes decisions more quickly and with greater clarity;

● Highlight why Courtney loves experiments and how she loves to get curious;

● Challenge you to shift your self talk to be more positive;

● Encourage you to check out all of Courtney's resources;

● Share a bit about social media and it's impact on our lives;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Review time - if you live in the USA it's your turn to write us a review!! Remember we love to read some out on the podcast and we try to publish as many as we can on our social media platforms, so keep an eye out you may just see yours!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Be More With Less Blog 

Books & Courses

● Soul & Wit Podcast

Project 333

● Courtney's Instagram

● Courtney's Facebook

Byron Katie

Brooke McAlary


A massive thank you to Courtney for making time to chat with us! It has been such an honour to spend time with you.


Thanks to Bel for the Review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Jan 24, 2021
Kids Outsourcing
38:01

Are you wondering how to keep the kids busy, fight the boredom AND remove some things from the metal load you carry for your family?? Then this is the episode for you! Tune in to hear a wide variety of tips and advice for getting the kids on board with sharing the responsibilities around the home. Kids are way more capable than we give them credit for so sit back, relax and soak up all the tips and advice for helping empower the small humans in your life.


Also don't forget if you have a watch on your left arm please jump on to apple podcast/facebook/etc to leave us your review!!!


In this episode we:

● Share about how to run a household and how to not be stressed by it;

● Highlight that it is worth the investment of your time to train your kids up;

● Delve into how our upbringing can impact how we set up our future home;

● Challenge you to empower your kids and give freedom;

● Encourage you to review your standards/expectations;

● Provide you with ideas on how pocket money can work for your kids;

● Reveal how different the Farrugia and Revell families are! (If you weren't already aware!);


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

The Mental Load Episode

Home Schooling Episode

Wardrobe Challenge

Wardrobe Episode

Wardrobe Episode Part 2


Thanks to MKB’s Daughter for your review!!


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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Jan 17, 2021
Rural Decluttering
33:37

Happy Podcast Monday (or Sunday if you live in above the equator!) We have a special guest interview today! Joining us is one of our listeners and Facebook Community members - Sue Martin. Sue participated in our 2 Million Listener Online Party back in November and won the prize of her very own interview on the podcast!!! Grab a cuppa and enjoy getting to know Sue and how the podcast has impacted and changed life.


In this episode we:

● Learn a little bit about Sue, where she comes from and how she found us;

● Highlight Sue's favourite podcast episodes;

● Challenge you to practice the habit of returning items to their homes rather than making piles for 'later';

● Encourage you to push through when it gets a bit tricky - you can do it!;

● Share some helpful tips about managing donations when you live rurally;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Wallet vs Purse episode

Handbags episode 

Business & loyalty cards episode 

Picnic episode 

Wardrobe episode

Online selling episode

Junk room episode

Holding zone episode

Sentimental items episode

Sentimental papers episode

The Trauma Cleaner episode

'Becoming' by Michelle Obama

The Minimalists podcast

Flylady

Joshua Becker


A huge thanks to Sue for you time, support and enthusiasm for what we do here at The Art of Decluttering!


Thank you to Jo for your social story we can't wait to see you published!!


Stay tuned for our brand new Paperwork Course coming in 2021...


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Jan 10, 2021
Reset
29:08

It's 2021 - The year that took FOREVER to get here! For our first podcast of 2021 we chat about how to press the reset button and mentally prepare for the new year. For most of us the last 12 months were a time we care not to remember...so after such a difficult year, how do we pick ourselves back up and get going again? Grab a cuppa, pop in those earbuds and enjoy all the wisdom and truth bombs packed into this episode!


In this episode we:

● Share our worst and best of 2020;

● Discover if the word 'bajillion' is an actual word in the dictionary;

● Encourage you to set a vision for the year;

● Discuss how to reset and what rest looks like;

● Remind you that this year is filled with nothing but possibilities;

● Highlight some great tips and habits you can implement right now;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Brene Brown interview with Tim Ferriss

The Enneagram

Micro Declutter episode

Declutter Bingo

Head Heart & Home Course


Thank you to Chantelle Griffin for your lovely review!


If it's raining while you are listening to this then it's your turn to leave us a review


Join our community

Our website The Art of Decluttering

Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Facebook

Join our Facebook group

Leave a review on Apple Podcast



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Jan 03, 2021
Staff Spotlight - About Us
48:55

We hope that you have all loved our Christmas Series showcasing are amazing staff members! It has enabled us to have some much needed time to recharge and spend time with families whilst still bringing you something interesting to listen to each week.


As the year draws to a close, we decided to finish 2020 off by sharing a bit more about ourselves too! We've had so many new listeners join us this year that we'd love to take the time for you all to get to know us (Kirsty and Amy) that little bit better. We first aired this episode back in April (it was recorded pre covid) and the idea originally came from Heather Hoffman who is part of our Facebook Community. Heather along with some other members came up with questions for us to answer about ourselves - plus we've thrown a few curly ones in for good measure too! So sit back and enjoy the final Art of Decluttering episode for 2020!


In this episode we share;

● What inspires us;

● Our favourite podcasts we love to listen to;

● Who we follow on Social Media;

● What books we read;

● What our guilty pleasures are;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Too Peas in a Podcast

The Squiz Podcast

Chat 10 look 3 Podcast

A Podcast of Ones Own

With All Due Respect Podcast

Typology Podcast

Slow Your Home Podcast

Mamia Out Loud

Better than Yesterday

ABC Conversations

Casefile Podcast

The West Wing Weekly Podcast

Outlander

Brene Brown

The Enneagram

Suits

The Good Place

Vera

Midsomers's Murders



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Dec 27, 2020
Staff Spotlight - Downsizing into Freedom
34:40

This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. So just for now we are pressing pause on creating new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December we are so excited to bring you our special Christmas series highlighting our amazing staff members! Earlier in the year we chatted with these incredible ladies and loved it so much we are bringing the episodes to you again! Over the coming weeks you'll be hearing from Jac, Carly, & Belinda. These beautiful women service our Melbourne and Sydney clients so listen closely as you may here a familiar voice or two! Tune in and get to know them as they share parts of their stories, declutter journeys and how they connected with us at The Art of Decluttering.


Finishing off the series this week is Belinda. Since recording this episode back in July, Belinda has come on board as our Admin Guru in Head office as well as a PO joining Kirsty servicing our Sydney clients. At the time of recording she had been a participate of our Head Heart and Home course and a client of Kirsty's. Tune in to hear more about her experiences with both of these things and find out how her decluttering took the whole family on a journey to set them up for the future. She is full of wisdom and love and we are so grateful for her!


Also if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to our original Christmas Series we recorded back in 2017. There are 5 episodes covering all things Christmas!! Make sure you check out the shownotes below for the links to all 5 episodes.


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Christmas Schedule Episode

Christmas Decorations Episode

Christmas Gift Episode

Christmas Functions Episode

Christmas Holidays Episode

Head, Heart and Home Course


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Dec 20, 2020
Staff Spotlight - From Client to Organiser
32:54

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded during the bushfires in Australia of last summer. We reference and chat about this towards the beginning of the episode*


This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. So just for now we are pressing pause on creating new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December we are so excited to bring you our special Christmas series highlighting our amazing staff members! Earlier in the year we chatted with these incredible ladies and loved it so much we are bringing the episodes to you again! Over the coming weeks you'll be hearing from Jac, Carly, Belinda & Fiona. These beautiful women service our Melbourne and Sydney clients so listen closely as you may here a familiar voice or two! Tune in and get to know them as they share parts of their stories, declutter journeys and how they connected with us at The Art of Decluttering.


Up this week is Carly. Carly first came to us as a client of Amy's. After sharing her passion for decluttering and organising - she joined our Melbourne team! She is incredibly compassionate, excellent at setting up systems and has loads of emotional intelligence; we love her so much!!! Have a listen as Carly shares about her own journey and what she has learnt from and loves about serving her clients.


Also if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to our original Christmas Series we recorded back in 2017. There are 5 episodes covering all things Christmas!! Make sure you check out the shownotes below for the links to all 5 episodes.


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Christmas Schedule Episode

Christmas Decorations Episode

Christmas Gift Episode

Christmas Functions Episode

Christmas Holidays Episode

Head, Heart and Home Course

Slow your Home podcast with Kirsty

Back to School episode

Mental Load episode


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Dec 13, 2020
Staff Spotlight - From Teacher to Organiser
23:03

This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. That means just for now we are pressing pause on new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December we are very excited to bring you our special Christmas series highlighting our amazing staff members! Earlier in the year we chatted with these incredible ladies and loved it so much we are bringing the episodes to you again! Over the coming weeks you'll be hearing from Jac, Carly, Belinda & Fiona. These beautiful women service our Melbourne and Sydney clients so listen closely as you may here a familiar voice or two! Tune in and get to know them as they share parts of their stories, declutter journeys and how they connected with us at The Art of Decluttering.


First up we have Jacqui or Jac as she much prefers! Jac has been working with us in Melbourne for about 5 years. She is compassionate, generous, completely non-judgmental and we just think that she is the best! Hear as she shares how she came to work for us, what she loves about being a Professional Organiser, how much she loves to travel and so many more interesting things about her own journey.


Also if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to our original Christmas Series we recorded back in 2017. There are 5 episodes covering all things Christmas. Make sure you check out the shownotes below for the links to all 5 episodes.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Christmas Schedule Episode

Christmas Decorations Episode

Christmas Gift Episode

Christmas Functions Episode

Christmas Holidays Episode

Head, Heart and Home Course


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

● Follow us on Facebook

● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Dec 06, 2020
Christmas Blender
36:03

How is Christmas just around the corner?!! Are you hanging out to go OTT on Christmas this year? Or are you wishing you could just forget it and move along into 2021? Tune in this week as Amy and Kirsty chat about the year that got mashed up in the blender without the lid on and then spat back out at us all!! Get ready for some helpful suggestions for how to make this Christmas special even though it may look different. Oh and see if you can count how many times Amy plugs the 12 Days of Christmas challenge!


In this episode we:

● Challenge you to think differently and be open to fostering some new traditions;

● Learn about our 12 Days of Christmas challenge;

● Highlight that we’ve been confronted with the reality of our stuff more than ever this year;

● Encourage you to support small businesses for your gift purchases;

● Share some tips on how to get creative and explore new types of experience ideas;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Review time! If you have the letter 'R' in your first name then you're up; its your turn to give us a review!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Simply organised book

Dash & Lilly on Netflix

Eden Episode

Christmas Schedule Episode

Christmas Decorations Episode

Christmas Gift Episode

Christmas Functions Episode


Thanks to Awesomeperson34567891011121314 and Matilda for you reviews! We love love love getting them!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

● Follow us on Instagram

● Follow us on Facebook

● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


Thank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions.



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Nov 29, 2020
ADHD
55:40

This week's episode is one that has been requested right from the beginning and again and again over the last few years!! Today we chat all things ADHD with Kirsty's beautiful friend and client Joanna Bailey. Joanna is a psychologist and director of Bluebird Psychology in Castle Hill, Sydney. Tune in as Joanna shares her insights and experience as someone who has ADHD and who works professionally with those who do in her practice. Be inspired and empowered as you take in all the wisdom and tips packed into today's episode. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the show notes for all of the additional resources that Joanna has provided us with.


In this episode we:

● Chat about what is ADHD and how it can manifest in different people;

● Learn what executive functioning is and how it is affected by ADHD;

● Find out from Joanna why she contacted Kirsty to come into her home;

● Explore the benefits and challenges of ADHD in relation to decluttering and how a Professional Organiser can help;

● Share lots of tip and tricks for decluttering with ADHD;

● Highlight the importance of self awareness and how that brings freedom;

● Provide you with plenty of resources for you to access to discover more about ADHD;


And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Review time!! If you or someone in your family has ADHD it's your turn to leave us a review wherever you listen to us.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Bluebird Psychology Website

● Bluebird Psychology Facebook

● Bluebird Psychology Instagram

Mental Health episode

Your Team episode


Books & Audiobooks

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Second Edition Strategies That Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician.

By: Judith Koldberg, Kathleen G. Nadeau PhD

Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated

By Susan C. Pinsky

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder. Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life

By: Sari Solden


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Nov 22, 2020
Eden
1:07:27

*Trigger warning - this episode talks in depth about sexual exploitation, human trafficking and forced marriages, this episode is not suitable for children*


This week we have the incredibly passionate Michelle Kerr from Eden Ministries with us. Michelle is the county manager here in Australia for Eden. Get ready to have your heart broken and then stirred into action (and have some tissues handy!) as Michelle shares story after story about the powerful work Eden are doing in 6 key cities across Asia.


In this episode we:

● Share who Eden Ministries are and why we partner with them;

● Raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking;

● Challenge you to make intentional and ethical purchases;

● Learn how you can support Eden;

● Encourage you to take action because every little thing makes a difference;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and we can partner together in putting a stop to human trafficking!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Eden Website

Eden Jewellery

Eden donations & gifts

Committed Necklace

Eden Women

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube


Thank you so much to Michelle for making the time to chat with us! Your passion is contagious and we are so honoured to partner with you on this journey.


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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● Follow us on Facebook

● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Nov 15, 2020
Listener Questions 2.0
42:28

It’s listener question time!! After their Today Extra interview, the girls inspired themselves to ask everyone to send in their questions. So this week's episode is for you, our amazing listeners!! There is SO much gold just waiting to be found!! Sit back, relax and enjoy as Kirsty and Amy once again blow us away with their incredible wisdom and excellent advice.


In this episode we:

● Encourage you to be intentional about what comes into your home;

● Remind you that you are never alone;

● Invite you to come and join our Head, Heart & Home Course;

● Challenge you to be intentional about how you are using your time;

● Identify the power of 'NO' and using healthy boundaries;

● Find out why Kirsty loves The Enneagram so much;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Fatigue episode

Mental Health episode

R U OK Day episode

Your Team episode

Storage Units episode

Containers episode

Gifts episode

Baby Supplies episode

Magic Wardrobe Number episode

Clothing episode

Wardrobe 1 episode

Wardrobe 2 episode

The Enneagram

Head, Heart & Home Course


Special mention to Stacey Avila and Rachel for becoming our newest patreon members!


Special mentions also go to Rachel, Owen Gray, Nina Bishop, Laurie, Jess Gimm and ALL of our amazing listeners who took the time to send in their questions. A huge thank you from us!


And an extra special mention this week....Happy Birthday Kirsty for the 4th of November!! We love you and hope you had an amazing day.


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.



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Nov 08, 2020
Share the Dignity
33:29

*Trigger warning - this episode covers topics including homelessness, fleeing or living in crisis, foster care, domestic violence*


It's a Bonus Episode!!!

After chatting about Sanitary Products earlier in the week, Kirsty and Amy then had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Rochelle Courtenay CEO of Share the Dignity. Be inspired as she shares the story of how this amazing charity was started. Have you heard about the It's in the Bag Campaign and wondered where it came from? Make sure you tune in to find out! Have your tissues ready as you listen to this incredibly passionate CEO who is a true champion for women and their dignity.


In this episode we:

● Share about the impact COVID has had on homelessness and Share the Dignity;

● Highlight the horrendous conditions of period poverty and what we can do to help;

● Challenge you to jump on board and join the It's in the Bag Campaign;

● Learn what to (and what not to) include when making up your bag;

● Encourage you to take action and have a conversation;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


● Share the Dignity Website

● Share the Dignity Facebook Page

● Share the Dignity Instagram

It's in the Bag Campaign

Donate to Share the Dignity

Dignity Vending Machines

Drives and Collections

FAQs

Sanitary Products Episode


Don't forget to use a yellow ribbon for a teen bag and purple ribbon for a mum & bub bag


Thank you so much to Rochelle for taking the time to chat with us.


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Nov 04, 2020
Sanitary Products
32:59

*Disclaimer - this week the theme covers all things period related. If you feel this topic is not for you then tune in next week instead.*


Join us this week as Kirsty and Amy chat about intentionalism when it comes to sanitary products. Remember that experience of rummaging through the bottom of your handbag/drawer/coat pocket hoping to find that random tampon or pad that you desperately need? Just imagine how incredible it could be to be able to access exactly what you need when you need it. Pop in those earbuds/headphones and take in all of the amazing yet practical tips to get more organised.


In this episode we:

● Encourage you to be more intentional with your purchases;

● Highlight that by being organised you can save money;

● Discuss the reusable options available that help reduce the clutter in your home;

● Suggest you donate or pass along your sanitary items if you switch products;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


Share the Dignity

It's in the bag campaign

Bathroom episode


● Review time! Do you drive a red car?? If the answer is yes then it's your to leave us a review on Facebook or in your fav podcast app


Thank you to 'My name is Jane' for your review!!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Nov 01, 2020
Sleep
31:29

This week on the podcast Amy and Kirsty discuss the relationship between sleep and clutter. They share some findings from clinical research and a few of their own client experiences about how decluttering positively impacts our sleep. The girls have some great tips in this episode that you will not want to miss! So grab a cuppa and get ready to clear the clutter and enjoy better sleep.


In this episode we:

● Share our passion for creating restful sanctuaries for our clients;

● Explain the importance of having a decluttered bedroom;

● Highlight the link between clutter and quality of sleep;

● Learn some tricks that Amy uses to help her sleep;

● Encourage you that it is possible to have a peaceful sanctuary in your home too!;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


New York St Lawrence University Sleep Study

Blog from Organised Interiors

Article with quote by David Daniel Kennedy

Mandy Hose She Knows Sleep Consultant

Richard Fidler

Master Bedroom episode

Kids Bedrooms episode

The Junk Room episode

● Review time! This week if you like to listen to us as you drift off to sleep then its your turn to leave us a review on Facebook or in your fav podcast app


Big thanks to Mandy Hose from Mandy Hose She Knows for her amazing wisdom and advice!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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Oct 25, 2020
Today Extra
26:29

Did you catch Amy and Kirsty on morning TV last week?! They appeared on Today Extra on Channel 9 in Sydney. Their interview got cut a little short leaving viewers wanting more, so they decided to take matters into their own hands to complete the interview by interviewing each other! Tune in this week as the girls share all of their amazing wisdom and clever tips along with the usual laughs and giggles... Also don't forget to please send us your questions - Kirsty and Amy can't wait to see what you all want to know!


In this episode we:

● Explain the importance of having an organised routine in your life;

● Share our key steps for how to get started with decluttering;

● Highlight our top tips for having an organised and decluttered workspace at home;

● Reveal our approach to decluttering your wardrobe;

● Encourage you to join our 5 Day wardrobe declutter challenge;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Today Extra clip on Facebook

● Webinar - 6 Keys to Your Decluttering Success

● Article '5 Tips For Decluttering Your Work-From-Home Space'

● Head over to our Facebook Community to check out Amy's facebook live

● Further Back in Time for Dinner watch it here on iview

● Send your questions to hello@theartofdecluttering.com.au

Donations episode

Clothing episode

Wardrobe 1 episode

Wardrobe 2 episode

Wardrobe Declutter Challenge

Home Office episode

Working from Home ISO series episode

Command Centre episode

● Review time! If your favourite colour is purple its your turn to leave us a review on Facebook or in your fav podcast app


Thanks to Erin M G for your beautiful podcast review!


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Oct 18, 2020
Online Selling
38:08

Do you have a 'gunna' (going to get to) pile or piles? Those items that you want to sell but aren't quite sure where to start? Well then this episode is for you! Pop in those earbuds/airpods/headphones and soak up all the wisdom that Kirsty and Amy have to share about all things online selling. Despite the absence of their love, love, love for it, there are many gems to take away this week. Don't forget to head on over to our Facebook Community and share the biggest sized or highest priced item you have ever sold.


In this episode we:

● Challenge you to outsource your online selling;

● Identify the many hurdles and challenges associated with selling items online;

● Highlight that when you book an in home session with Kirsty or Amy they will take your donations away for you;

● Encourage you to use our Facebook Community for accountability and motivation;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Overwhelm episode

Donations episode

● If you do pilates it's your turn to give us a review this week!

Simple Safe & Successful Online Selling Course

eBay

Gumtree

Facebook Marketplace


Thanks to nashvilleneedsyou for you review!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Oct 11, 2020
Magic Wardrobe Number
44:01

This week's episode is thanks to our Facebook Community. Tune in as Kirsty and Amy discuss their guidelines for creating a functional wardrobe, with more of a focus on kids wardrobes. As always enjoy a laugh as the girls give their helpful tips and share differing opinions!


In this episode we:

● Discover the many factors involved in how much clothing you need;

● Identify the impact your washing/laundry routine has on your wardrobe;

● Highlight kids wardrobes

● Encourage you to use natural limits when organising;

● Remind you it always helps to declutter;

● Find out if there really is a magic number;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clothing episode

Wardrobe 1 episode

Wardrobe 2 episode

Laundry episode

Wardrobe Challenge

● How to find the podcast on the website

Romper room clip

● Check out our Facebook Community group for the itemised lists mentioned in this episode


Special mention to Stephanie R for becoming our newest patreon member!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Oct 04, 2020
Lost in Translation
51:59

This week's episode is one our Northern hemisphere listeners have been waiting for! Enjoy having a giggle along with Kirsty and Amy as they share your experiences and a few of their own about getting Lost in Translation, all the while hopefully bringing some clarity to your confusion. This is a funny one so be prepared for much laughter!!


In this episode we:

● Attempt to translate some confusing Australian terms into American and British English

● Encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions in our Facebook community;

● Learn what Amy keeps in her boot;

● Remind you that you can book a virtual session with Amy or Kirsty

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Peter Walsh episode

Diaries and Calendars episode

Journals episode

Wallets vs Purses episode

● Links for American/Australian glossary websites https://www.fionalake.com.au/info/translations/australian-american-words , https://www.aussieontheroad.com/lost-in-translation/

● To book a virtual session email hello@theartofdecluttering.com.au


Big thanks to Nina for her speakpipe and email that inspired the episode and to all of the other listeners who sent emails or gave suggestions in the Facebook community;


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Sep 27, 2020
The Home Edit
43:57

This week we were inspired to chat about the new Netflix show 'The Home Edit'. We really enjoyed it and wanted to share with you the ways in which we are similar and how we differ.

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to use this show as inspiration for decluttering;

● Challenge you to prioritise function over perfection ;

● Remind you just how different Kirsty and Amy are from each other;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Tidying/Cleaning/Decluttering episode

Containers episode

Gretchen Rubin episode


Thanks to Stephanie R for your patreon support!!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Sep 20, 2020
Room to Improve
37:10

This week we were inspired to chat about the things that we need to improve upon personally. It was inspired by a comment one of Kirsty's clients made to her about how relieved she was to realise just how imperfect Kirsty was ;-)


In this episode we;

● Encourage you to consider what your strengths are and what areas do you have room to improve;

● Challenge you not to beat yourself up about your room for improvement and have a laugh along with us;

● Remind you that we are just like you, more real than insta-worthy;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

About Us episode

● Join our Facebook group to see photos of our artwork this week

Get Curious episode

Kirsty's Mums episode

The Kids (our kids and Amy's nephew) episode

Amy's Dads episode

Simon's episode - Meet Kirsty's hubby

Cal's episode - Meet Amy's hubby


Thanks to Nina Bishop for the patreon support and your podcast review!!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Sep 13, 2020
R U OK Day
23:02

We have a bonus episode for you today being R U OK day here in Australia!

In this episode we:

● Encourage you all ask a friend or family member if they are ok;

● Provide plenty of resources you can access if you or someone you know isn't ok;

● Chat about how Mental Health first aid has grown our knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and how we would recommend it to everyone;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Mental Health episode

Your Team episode

Mental Heal First Aid website

R U Ok website Find Help page

Beyond Blue website

Lifeline Australia website

1800 Respect website

Beyond Now app


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● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Sep 09, 2020
The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin
1:11:49

This week we chat to the incredible Gretchen Rubin! Gretchen is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humour and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. We love her top-ranking, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin where she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.


In this episode Gretchen;

● Shares with us the Four Tendencies framework and how these tendencies (Upholder, Obliger, Questioner & Rebel) impact our ability to declutter and maintaining a decluttered home;

● Chats to Amy & Kirsty about their own tendency and how their differences impact their business;

● Gives tips on how each tendency can maximise their potential to actually get the decluttering (or anything!) done;

● Encourages us with some tips on how to find happiness during this Covid season;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and it puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Four Tendencies Quiz

Four Tendencies Course

● Better App - Apple - Android

Happier 911 on Spotify


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Sep 06, 2020
Art
35:14

This week we were inspired to chat about artwork thanks to a post in our Facebook community started by Robyn Christie!

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to consider donating or selling any artwork that you no longer love or need;

● Challenge you to take a look at the art in your home with fresh eyes;

● Get expert advice from our friend, Frances Cosway from White Pebbles Interior;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Your Forever Home episode

● Join our Facebook group to see photos of our artwork this week

● Gloria Petyarre – Kirsty’s favourite artist

● Cath Knijnenburg – Amy’s favourite artist


Thanks also to N Books for the podcast review and Belinda Woodward for your donation!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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● Follow us on Facebook

● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Aug 30, 2020
Decluttering, Cleaning & Homeschooling
53:52

This week we chat to another one of Kirsty's clients, Lois North! Lois is a wife, mum of 4 adult kids, cleaner and previous home-schooler among many other roles and talents she has. She is a wealth of wisdom and inspiration to us and we know you will be inspired by her too.

In this episode Lois;

● Shares how she found The Art of Decluttering;

● Hear what her experience with working with Kirsty was actually like for her;

● Challenges you to invest in decluttering so as to save you money on a cleaner;

● Encourages homeschooler to be intentional about what they invest their time and money on for their children's learning

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Home Schooling episode

This Organized Life podcast episode that Lois first heard about The Art of Decluttering


Thank you Lois for giving us your time to be on our podcast! Thank you also to Kerry Hogan-Ross for all your shout outs on Chatters FB page!


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Aug 23, 2020
The Trauma Cleaner
51:51

***Disclaimer this week, there is swearing and talk of trauma and squalor***

This week we chat to the formidable Sandra Pankhurst! You may have read Sandra's biography by the brilliant Sarah Krasnostein, The Trauma Cleaner, which so lovingly depicts Sandra's incredible life story. Today we focused in on Sandra's work as a cleaner for people who live in squalor and cleaning trauma scenes in houses. She is so fascinating and exemplifies her motto that 'excellence is no accident'.

In this episode we;

● Hear Sandra's heart of gold for her clients;

● Glean from her wisdom in dealing gently and kindly with her clients;

● Learn how she started her business and how she niched into trauma cleaning;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Hoarding Disorder episode

STC Services - Sandra's business

● Other interviews with Sandra - Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb, Criminal

Clutter Rating Scale images

#halfcut fundraiser

Thank you Sandra for giving us your time to be on our podcast!


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Aug 16, 2020
Busy
34:01

This week feels like another Iso with Kirst & Ames episode! We chat about the concept of busy - we know - ironic in this season hey!

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to put your needs closer to the top of your priorities;

● Ask you to consider what a full life loos like for you and your unique family;

● Challenge you to take lessons from animals;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Brooke McAlary book Slow


Thanks also to N Books for the podcast review and Belinda Woodward for your donation!


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Aug 09, 2020
Repurposing Spaces
33:15

This week we chat about repurposing spaces and rooms for what you actually need rather than being frustrated by the lack of function

in your home.

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to prioritise functionality over supposed purpose of any given space or room;

● Ask you to think about what room would you add to your house if you could (inspired by Gretchen Rubin);

● Challenge you to say no as much as you can;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Pantry Iso episode

Junkroom episode

Sentimental items episode

● Our Head Heart and Home course episode


Thank you to a beautiful Facebook community member for inspiring this episode. Thanks also to "Everynicknameihavetriedistaken" for the podcast review and Leanne Sheean for your Patreon support!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!

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● Join our Facebook group

● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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Aug 02, 2020
Peter Walsh
52:23

This week we chat to the legendary Peter Walsh! Peter was so incredibly generous in his time with us and dropped so much GOLD, we know you will love it as much as we do.

In this episode we;

● Learn Peter's story from being a teacher in Australia to sharing the TV screen with Oprah;

● Hear his heart for deep understanding of people and not just superficial tidying;

● Glean from his wisdom what changes happen in peoples heads, hearts and home when they do the deep work of decluttering;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Hoarding Disorder episode

Autism episode

● Peter Walsh - You Tube

● Peter Walsh - Facebook

● Peter Walsh - Instagram

● Peter Walsh - Website

● Buried in Treasure book

Head, Heart and Home Course

Thank you Peter for giving us your time to be on our podcast!


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Jul 26, 2020
Your Stories
27:03

This week we hear the stories of transformation from some of our Head, Heart and Home course participants

Thank you to Karen, Deb, Felicity, Ruth, Sally & Mandy for sharing your heart for others transformation too.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful .links:

Head, Heart and Home Course

You won't regret it, your future self will thank you


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Jul 23, 2020
Downsizing into Freedom
33:52

This week we chat to Belinda and glean her wisdom of someone who has done our Head, Heart and Home course as well as having Kirsty come in and help her daughter declutter her room.

In this episode we;

● Learn Belinda's story, how she came to become a client of The Art of Decluttering;

● How she felt investing in her daughter by having Kirsty do a kids session with her;

● Hear what changes have happened in her family because she's participated in the Head, Heart and Home course;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Head, Heart and Home Course

Thank you Belinda for giving us your time to be on our podcast!


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Jul 19, 2020
Journals
35:22

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies. We also talk over each other quite along because of the delay of our recording system**


This week we chat about journals, especially as we got lots of people confused after our Old Diaries and Calendar episode a few weeks ago.

In this episode we;

● Talk about how different we are in our approach to journal keeping;

● Encourage you to acknowledge if you are indeed an aspirational journal keeper;

● Challenge you dig into the real reason you are keeping your journals;

● Remind you all that who you are now is evidence of the things you've learnt more than the contents of your journals;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Types of Clutter episode

Sentimental Paper episode

Sentimental items episode


Thank you to Jodes87 for the podcast review and Leanne Sheean for your Patreon support!


Join our community

● Our website The Art of Decluttering

● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce

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Jul 12, 2020
Free Webinar
3:56

We are hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 8pm AEST where we'll share the 6 Keys to Your Decluttering Success. You'll find out everything you need to master in order to have lasting success in decluttering and organising your home.

We'd love you to attend live if you can, but even if you can't, sign up and we'll send you a recording of the live webinar.


Register today: https://meetinglab.zoho.com/meeting/register?sessionId=1047514352


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Jul 10, 2020
Get Curious
32:57

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about getting curious and what a powerful tool it can be for self discovery on your decluttering journey.

In this episode we;

● Talk about how curiosity actually helps to transform us;

● Encourage you to become a toddler again with 'but why?';

● Challenge you to come up with your own "Pufferfish" moments and dig into why they occur;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Hannah Gatsby show Douglas on Netflix

Trigger Warning episode

Towel episode when Amy gives us all TMI!


Join our community

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Jul 05, 2020
Old Diaries & Calendars
34:19

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about old diaries and calendars and if and when we might need to keep them.

In this episode we;

● Talk about the many reasons our clients have kept their old diaries and old calendars;

● Encourage you to only keep them (as a whole) for tax or legal purposes and what to do with sentimental parts of diaries and calendars;

● Challenge you to transfer the important details to somewhere you can always access them;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Gregorian Calendar

Time and Date - Where to find out what day of the week an occasion occured


Thank you to Kylie for your podcast review.


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Jun 28, 2020
3 Year Anniversary
19:18

Just a quick bonus episode to celebrate our 3 year anniversary of podcasting!!

We share some of our highlights so enjoy this little extra in your ears


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Jun 28, 2020
Your Forever Home
51:34

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat to the incredible Frances Cosway from White Pebbles Interior about designing and creating clever and functional spaces in our homes.

In this episode we;

● Talk about planning the purpose and potential purposes of spaces before thinking about storage;

● Encourage you to consider functionality before you start designing;

● Chat about kitchens and laundries (there might or might not be a rant about laundry chutes)

● Challenge you, if you are building or renovating, to use all available spaces on the floorplan for additional storage.

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Your Forever Home Podcast

Book a chat with Frances


Thank you to Anna from Canberra for your Apple Podcast review and of course Frances for being our guest today!


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Jun 21, 2020
200th Celebration
17:28

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This bonus episode is a celebration of our 200th episode

In this episode we;

● Talk about our favourite episodes;

● Encourage you that just like us, your voice matters!;

● Show our gratitude to all of our listeners and the people who help us to get this and every episode out to you all;

● And a little bit more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Our ISO episodes

Twin Life with Mandy Hose (Too Peas fame) episode

Our kids ISO episode

Revell & Farrugia kids episode

Perfectionism episode

Mental Load episode

Mental Health episode

Homeschooling episode

Death episode

Hoarding episode


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Jun 17, 2020
Is it cleaning or tidying or decluttering?
34:38

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about the difference between cleaning, tidying and decluttering.

In this episode we;

● Talk about what those three look like in our homes;

● Encourage you to consider which area you spend the most time;

● Challenge you to consider if you need to further declutter to help with the tidying or if it is the case of not having homes for things that will help reduce your tidying time;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Don't put it down, put it away episode

We're not but we do episode

● Our Head, Heart and Home course


Thank you to Sherri Cameron for your Facebook review, Keone Rohatensky for your support via Patreon and VD for the topic suggestion!


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Jun 14, 2020
Downsizing
36:18

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about downsizing and how anyone can downsize if they want!

In this episode we;

● Talk about the different clients we are working with who are currently downsizing;

● Encourage you to consider if downsizing might be something to consider;

● Challenge you to consider downsizing just the space you occupy in your current home by decluttering;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Moving House episode

Tiny living episode

● Our Head, Heart and Home course


Thank you to Blue Mountains Mum for your podcast review.


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Jun 07, 2020
Wallets vs Purses
41:18

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This week we chat about wallets and purses how we organised them.

In this episode we;

● Talk about the official difference between a wallet and a purse;

● Encourage you to to declutter your wallet/purse of all the odds and ends that have somehow made their way into yours;

● Challenge you to consider if you even need one;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

3 Differences between a purse and a wallet article

Business and Loyalty Card episode

Stocard app for storing loyalty cards

● Our 5 Day Wardrobe Declutter Challenge

● Our Head, Heart and Home course

Monster Threads - Where Amy bought her wallet/purse from


Thank you Katherine & Julia for the gorgeous Don't put it down song. Thank you too to Love Organizing for your podcast review.


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May 31, 2020
Business & Loyalty Cards
35:22

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about business and loyalty cards and how we do (or do not) organised them.

In this episode we;

● Talk about how we store business and loyalty cards;

● Encourage you to be creative in how you keep businesses details instead of taking business cards;

● Challenge you to consider different ways to be loyal to your favourite businesses;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Stocard app for storing loyalty cards

Medicare app for storing your Medicare card digitally (Australia)

● Digital NSW Drivers Licence app

● Our 5 Day Wardrobe Declutter Challenge

● Our Head, Heart and Home course

Monster Threads - Where Amy bought her wallet/purse from


Thank you Sharon in Brissy for your podcast review & Jennifer Harrison for your episode request!!


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May 24, 2020
Decluttering Sessions
57:14

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home thanks to Covid-19 **


This week we chat to about the different types of decluttering sessions we do with clients.

In this episode we;

● Discuss the different types of sessions we do;

  • Clean out sessions
  • Set up sessions
  • Change of function for a space sessions
  • Change of life sessions
  • Setting up Systems session
  • NDIS sessions;

● Discuss the different type of people we help from those who have a clear vision and work alongside us all the way through to those people who have no idea where to start and physically cannot do the decluttering alone;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Trashmagination - Carla Brown podcast and blog

Head, Heart and Home course

● Head, Heart and Home course episode

Virtual Session episode

NDIS sessions

We aren't but we do episode - we talk about what we do as Professional Organisers here too!

Love in Lockdown TV show



Thank you Ms CNR our podcast review. Thank you to Janet Hale & Melissa Kim for supporting us via Patreon!!


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May 17, 2020
Tiny Living with Sarah Taylor
1:07:19

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home via Zoom, so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat to the inspirational Sarah Taylor about tiny, off-grid, intentional living.

In this episode Sarah;

● Shares her journey of building a bus for tiny living as well as her latest adventure of living off grid in Queensland;

● Tells some truths about the ups and downs of adjusting to intentional living;

● Encourages us to be thoughtful and conscious consumers and disposer of everything we use;

● Challenges us to questions the stories we are told and the stories we tell ourselves;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Sarah Taylor 's website

Living big in a tiny house - You Tube channel

Exploring Alternatives - You Tube channel

Nature's Head composting toilet

Youtube video of woman who doesn't talk

Head, Heart and Home course

Hinterland on Netflix

Shetland on Netflix

Vera - the other TV show Kirsty mentions


Thank you Emma Ray for your podcast review & Jane Webster for supporting us via Patreon!!


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May 10, 2020
The Hold Back
29:28

** Disclaimer, we are still recording at home via Zoom, so our sound quality isn't at it's best today, so please accept our apologies**


This week we chat about things that clutter is holding you back from!

In this episode we;

● Give you our thoughts on just some of the things you might be doing if clutter was cleared from your house;

● Encourage you to set vision for what it is you want to use your house for;

● Challenge you make clearing the clutter a priority by investing time or money achieving your vision;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Types of clutter episode

Head, Heart and Home course

2020 Vision episode

Vision episode (2018)

Judgement episode

Mould episode

Discouragement episode


Thank you Roxfox83 for your podcast review!


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May 04, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Soulful Sunday
35:17

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we get excited and sad all in the one episode! Excited because our Melbourne team are heading back to work this week. Sad because Kirsty is exhausted from this season and needs to have a break from daily podcasts. It has been such a honour and pleasure to be in your ears daily over the last six weeks. We will be back tomorrow with our regular Monday episodes. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our interview with The Kids

● Our interview with Simon - Kirsty's husband

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husband

● Our interview with Amy's dad, John

● Our interview with Kirsty's Mum, Nerida

● Our interview with Amy's sister, Sarah


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May 02, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - The Kids
27:31

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we interview Kirsty's kids, Oliver and Amelie, Amy's son Elijah and Amy's nephew, Ezekiel. We ask them how they are coping in Covid-19 as well as things they have taught themselves in isolation and how much they love The Art of Decluttering ;-). We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Piano learning app that Oliver & Kirsty has been using

Josh Horton You Tube juggler

● Our interview with Simon - Kirsty's husband

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husband

● Our interview with Amy's dad, John

● Our interview with Kirsty's Mum, Nerida

● Our interview with Amy's sister, Sarah


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May 02, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Sarah & rural life
38:15

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we interview Amy's sister, Sarah. She shares with us what it is like to live in rural Queensland and how they deal with waste and decluttering. We also learn anew how intertwined the Thompsons & the Georgio's histories are. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our interview with Simon - Kirsty's husband

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husband

● Our interview with Amy's dad, John

● Our interview with Kirsty's Mum, Nerida

● Our interview with 1800 Got - Junk

Rubbish episode


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Apr 30, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Kirsty's Mum
33:25

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we interview Kirsty's Mum, Nerida. She gives us insight into Kirsty's childhood and we get to learn where her wisdom comes from. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our interview with Simon - Kirsty's husband

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husband

● Our interview with Amy's dad

Adult Children episode


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Apr 30, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Amy's Dad
23:42

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we interview Amy's dad, John. He gives us insight into Amy's childhood and we get to witness their great love for each other. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our interview with Simon - Kirsty's husband

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husbandd


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Apr 29, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Simon
56:28

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we finally interview Kirsty's husband Simon. He gives tips for husbands, encouragement for partnerships and parenting and was filled with truth bombs! We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Our interview with Cal - Amy's husband

● Our interview with James Garth



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Apr 28, 2020
Let it go
33:07

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we chat about letting things go and why that can be harder for some of us more than others.

In this episode we;

● Give you our thoughts on future orientation, present orientation and past orientation and how that relates to our things;

● Encourage you to be intentional about the purpose for any item you are wanting to keep;

● Challenge you to assess why you want to keep something;

● Give great tips about how to let things go;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Judgement episode

We're not but we do

Enneagram test


Thank you Bthommo for your podcast review and Owen Gray for the episode suggestion!


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Apr 27, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Reading
13:18

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today in our soulful Sunday episode we chat about reading and how good it is to chill out with a good book. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Simply Organised - Amy's book

Kids Books episode

Big Books episode

Books & Magazine episode


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Apr 25, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Glassware
24:43

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today in our Kitchen mini-series, we chat about glassware and mugs and encourage you to get in and declutter what you can in these areas. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Original Kitchen episode

Cake in a Mug recipes


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Apr 25, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Cutlery & Crockery
31:48

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today in our Kitchen mini-series, we chat about cutlery & crockery and encourage you to get in and declutter what you can in these areas. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Original Kitchen episode


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Apr 24, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Kitchen Appliances
30:35

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today in our Kitchen mini-series, we chat about appliances, big and small. There are many tangents and laughs along the way. We also chat about what we are enjoying eating this week. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Original Pantry episode

Original Kitchen episode


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Apr 22, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Pantry
27:40

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today in our Kitchen mini-series, we chat about Pantries. It is not too dissimilar to our original one ;-). We also chat about what we are enjoying eating this week. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Original Pantry episode

Healthy Chocolate Crackle Slice


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Apr 21, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Fridge & Freezer
28:20

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat how we are feeling, what we love eating at the moment and most importantly we start our mini-series on Kitchens with this iso episode on Fridge/Freezers We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Original Fridge episode

● Original Freezer episode


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Apr 20, 2020
Delaying Purchases
38:01

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we chat about being thoughtful and intentional in your purchases and we even encourage you to delay them to take the time to decide if you really do need it, or will it just be adding clutter to your home?

In this episode we;

● Give you our experiences with delaying purchasing decision and when we haven't;

● Encourage you to be intentional about the purpose for any item you buy and some reasons why it can help;

● Challenge you to assess why you want to buy something;

● Give great tips about how to delay your purchasing decision along with some timing guidelines;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clare Press episode where we chat about shopping

Gloria Petyarre - Kirsty's favourite artist

Cath Knijnenburg - Amy's favourite artist


Thank you Bthommo for your podcast review and Owen Gray for the episode suggestion!


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Apr 19, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Call someone
16:00

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about calling our friends and family. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


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Apr 18, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - What do you need?
15:16

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about figuring out what it is you need when making a decision, is it money, time or creativity? We hope you can giggle along with us today.



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Apr 18, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Lego
20:50

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about selling Lego (or playing with it instead). We hope you can giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Brick Link to order spare Lego pieces

Lego episode


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Apr 17, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Make Up
22:15

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat makeup, monopoly and of course what we are grateful for! Have a giggle along with us today.


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Makeup episode



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Apr 16, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Walking
15:26

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. We hope you can giggle along with us today.


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● Our Facebook community group


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Apr 14, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Inside Your Car
15:01

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat decluttering the inside of your car! Have a giggle along with us today.


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Car episode



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Apr 13, 2020
From Teacher to Organiser
23:08

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we chat to Jac and glean her wisdom of someone who has gone from being Amy's sons teacher to being one our staff members:

In this episode we;

● Learn Jacs story, how she came to be working foThe Art of Decluttering;

● What she loves now about working as a Professional Organiser;

● Hear of her love of travelling and we all discuss whether travelling for work is actually a holiday;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Head, Heart and Home Course


Thank you JacsChlo&EmsMum from Canada for your review!


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Apr 12, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Gratitude
13:55

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about gratitude and we hear from a few of our Facebook community members of what they are grateful for! Happy Easter people and we hope you have a giggle along with us today.


Thanks to everyone who sent a voice message, we LOVED hearing your voices


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Apr 12, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Towels
24:28

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about towels, beach and bath ones. We also give you a little bit too much information about our bathing habits, you have been warned! Have a giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Linen Cupboard episode

Thanks Cal for your amazing song and video!



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Apr 10, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Simply Organised Chapter 11
24:28

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we give you a special treat of a chapter from Amy's book Simply Organised. We haven't forgotten our gratitude so make sure you giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Simply Organised Book - you can order the paperback version, audio or ebook!

Order by Sunday 12th April and you'll receive both $5 off the price as well as free postage!! Delivered to your door for $20 AUD


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Apr 09, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Virtual Sessions
25:02

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we chat about what our Virtual sessions look like and how they can help you feel less overwhelmed in your home in this season. Have a giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Brene Brown's new podcast episode



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Apr 09, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Garden Organising
20:01

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you to get out into your garden and take time to breath the goodness in. We rang up our good friend Steven Wells to chat to you about an area that we have little expertise in. Have a giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Steven Wells the Gardener



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Apr 07, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Baking
19:49

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you to declutter any baking ware that you haven't used during this season. Have a giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Thank you Megan for your amazing lullaby of "Don't put it down, put it away"



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Apr 07, 2020
About Us!
48:05

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we were asked by Heather Hoffman to chat about ourselves. So Heather and others in our community came up with some questions and we threw some curveball ones in for good measure! So along with our daily podcast at the moment, you are sure to learn more about us than you might care to know ;-)


In this episode we share;

● What inspires us;

● Our favourite podcasts we love to listen to;

● Who we follow on Social Media;

● What books we read;

● What our guilty pleasures are;

● And so so so so much more...


We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Too Peas in a Podcast

The Squiz Podcast

Chat 10 look 3 Podcast

A Podcast of Ones Own

With All Due Respect Podcast

Typology Podcast

Slow Your Home Podcast

Mamia Out Loud

Better than Yesterday

ABC Conversations

Casefile Podcast

The West Wing Weekly Podcast

Outlander

Brene Brown

The Enneagram

Suits

The Good Place

Vera


For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.


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Apr 05, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Growth Zone
26:04

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today is Soulful Sunday and we chat about a model we say titled 'Who do we want to be in Covid-19'. We loved it and thought you might enjoy it too!


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Apr 05, 2020
Iso with Kirsty & Ames - Flat Surfaces
22:20

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you clear off any and all flat surfaces today as they are clutter magnets. Have a giggle along with us today.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Shannon's post in our Facebook community



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Apr 03, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - New Tricks
20:53

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you learn a new trick or new skill while you are in isolation. Today we have many giggles at each other, so come join us!


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Apr 03, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Magazines
22:19

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you read, get creative use from and then let go of your magazines! Have a giggle along with us today


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Books & Magazine episode

● Godspell Day by Day song

Types of Clutter episode

Thank you Janet Hale for you support via Patreon



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Apr 02, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Don't put it down, put it away
18:12

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are encouraging you to listen to Shannon's song and be inspired to not put things down but to put them away instead. There are lots of laughs today!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Shannon's post in our Facebook community



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Apr 01, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Slipping backwards
16:17

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are talking about how you might feel like you took one step forward in getting your home decluttered and organised and now you are two steps backwards. We have some encouragement for you today!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Are we there yet? episode



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Mar 30, 2020
Twin life with Mandy Hose
45:10

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we chat to Mandy Hose from Too Peas in A Podcast about being a Mum of twins and the impact that has had on her

decluttering.

In this episode Mandy chats about;

● 'Real' Mandy and 'twin mum' Mandy;

● The implications of working in childcare and seeing the potential usefulness of everything for imaginative and creative play;

● How she was weighed down but the heaviness of clutter;

● Her clutter nemesis;

● Advice she gives to twin mums with her 20/20 hindsight;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!

Thank you so much Mandy, as you said, Womens work at it's best is bringing people together and we are so thankful for how you do this so well in your life and for extending that to us!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

● Mandy & Kate's brilliant podcast Too Peas in a Podcast

Sentimental Items episode where we give advice on curating sentimental things


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Mar 29, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Meditation
14:17

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today is Soulful Sunday and we are talking about how we meditate and ask you to share in our Facebook Community what you've been up to.


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Mar 28, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Utensils
13:08

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are talking about how to get creative in this season in decluttering and repurposing your kitchen utensils.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Micro Declutter episode

Kitchen episode


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Mar 27, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Games & Puzzles
13:48

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are talking about how to get creative in this season in decluttering and sharing games and puzzles.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Board Games & Puzzles

Sharing Economy


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Mar 26, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Working from home
19:48

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are talking about the joy and challenges of working from home!


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Work Stations

Home Office

Office Desk

Junk Room


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Mar 25, 2020
Iso with Kirst & Ames - Hope
15:09

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health. Today we are being real, honest and hopefully inspire hope!



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Mar 25, 2020
ISO with Kirst & Ames - Grace
13:51

This is our new mini series to help us all during the Covid-19 season. We hope it helps to serve and support you. Inspires you to be productive in your decluttering and encourages your mental health.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Grace episode


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Mar 24, 2020
Storage Units
28:52

*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before Covid-19 took hold of the world, so we just ask for your grace if you find any comments insensitive given the current climate.*


This week we chat about storage units, which is a $1.1 Billlion p.a industry, and when is a good time to use them and how to declutter them!

In this episode we;

● Give you lots of reasons why you might have a storage unit;

● Encourage you to be intentional about the purpose for a storage unit;

● Challenge you to know your heart and check your heart when you are decluttering deceased estates;

● Give great tips about how to organise your storage unit;

● Chat about how having a Professional Organiser can really help you declutter and organise your storage unit;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Junkroom episode - Storage units can be used the same as Junkrooms

Death episode - Great episode if you have a storage unit that holds items from deceased estates


Thank you VJMah for your podcast review!


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Mar 22, 2020
From us to you!
7:36

This is just a quick bonus episode to say that we see you and we are here with you in this challenging season of unchartered waters! We also wanted to let you know how we can serve you in this time. We are doing a Lightening round of our Head, Heart and Home Course, starting Wednesday 26th March 2020 to help those of us who are stuck in isolation over the coming weeks. We would love to journey with you and help lift your spirits at this time.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Head Heart and Home course


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Mar 19, 2020
Types of Clutter
28:38

This week we chat about the major types of clutter we see in the homes of our clients!

In his episode we;

● Encourage you to use this episode and the linked episodes to help you diagnose what type of clutter is bothering you at the moment in your home;

● Challenge you dig into why these types of clutter hang around;

● Inspire you to listen to the episode where we deep dive into specific areas or type of clutter;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


Nostalgic Clutter

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/063-sentimental-papers/

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/048-sentimental-items

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/048-sentimental-items


Bargain Clutter

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/bargain-clutter


Freebie Clutter

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/freebie-clutter


Aspirational Clutter

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/082-sports-equipment/

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/079-musical-instruments/

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/040-crafts-hobbies

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/040-crafts-hobbies

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/072-unfinished-projects/

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/002-Wardrobe

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/003-wardrobe2

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/020-books-magazines

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/111-big-books/


Outdated Clutter

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/020-books-magazines

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/017-paperwork

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/063-sentimental-papers/

https://artofdecluttering.com.au/009-kids-artwork




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Mar 15, 2020
Bargain Clutter
35:19

This week we chat about bargain clutter and whether it really is a bargain. It is following on from last week's episode on Freebie Clutter!

In this episode we;

● Encourage you think about where you are going to store 'bargain' clutter when you bring it home;

● Challenge you to question the marketing and why businesses are offering things at a bargain;

● Question our own buying habits;

● Chat about how op shops can be a bargain hunters trap!

● Give you questions to ask yourself when you are tempted by 'bargains'

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clare Press episode

Shopping Questions

Freebie Clutter episode


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Mar 08, 2020
Freebie Clutter
36:36

This week we chat about the freebie clutter and what it actually costs you!

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to look around and see what 'freebie' clutter you can see around your home;

● Get fired up about the waste that happens with free stuff you get from businesses;

● Understand why you want to say yes to free stuff;

● Challenge you to say no as much as you can;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Offloading episode


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Mar 01, 2020
Sharing Economy
21:13

This week we chat about the sharing and borrowing economy, it's a good one!

In this episode we;

● Encourage you to reduce your consumerism and think of alternatives to buying new;

● Share some statistics on this booming industry;

● Challenge you to continue to be a conscious consumer

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Clare Press episode

Camplify - hire your neighbours camper!

Street Library

Little Free Library

The Sharing Map - a map of loads of sharing resources in Sydney

Thank you Emily Batchelor for the episode request and Troubled Clef for your review!


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Feb 23, 2020
From Client to Organiser
32:13

This week we chat to Carly and glean her wisdom of someone who has gone from being a client of Amy's to being one our staff members:

In this episode we;

● Learn Carly's story, how she came to become a client of The Art of Decluttering;

● How she felt investing in herself and her home;

● What she loves now about working as a Professional Organiser for us;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Slow your Home podcast with Kirsty

Back to School episode

Mental Load episode

Thank you LizinBriz for your review!


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Feb 16, 2020
Fatigue
47:28

This week we chat about fatigue, more than just really tired, chronic illnesses and reasons why fatigue might slow you down or affect your decluttering.


In this episode we;

● Discuss how we help people with chronic diseases and illnesses;

● What are some things we’d do differently for people that suffer from fatigue;

● Give tips for people who can only manage short bursts of energy;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Micro Decluttering episode

Responsiblity episode

How we can work with NDIS

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Spark Bright Eyes for your review!


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Feb 09, 2020
Head, Heart and Home
28:14

Bonus episode: Today we chat about our Head, Heart and Home course!


Are you sick of nagging people to put things away?

Tired of feeling like you spend the day picking up after others?

Is your home constantly messy and your mind always muddled?

Do you want more clarity in your thoughts and simplicity in your life?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we think it’s time you know the secret to experiencing freedom and joy.

In our course we will show you the secrets to keeping your home organised without having to spend hours every day tidying up.

Join us now to experience this freedom in YOUR home.

https://www.theartofdecluttering.com.au/course/


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Feb 04, 2020
Your Team
28:24

This week we chat to Lex who is Amy's client and a participant of our Head, Heart and Home course:

In this episode we;

● Learn Lexs' story, how she came to become a client of The Art of Decluttering;

● How she felt opening the door to Amy;

● What she found the hardest part of working with a Professional Organiser;

● Lex challenges you to build a team to help you;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Simply Sage Learning

Twinnings Double Mint Tea

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Sunshine Anna for your review!


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Feb 02, 2020
Command Centre
34:11

This week we chat about having all your family admin paperwork and tasks in one place, the Command Centre:

In this episode we;

● Question who needs a command centre and why;

● Give you lots of possibilities of what could be included in your command centre and where it should live;

● Encourage you to think about the functioning of your current command centre and whether it is the system that needs an overhaul or your habits;

● Challenge you to keep it simple sweetheart (KISS) instead of going all Insta/Pinterest over it;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Ikea Magazine Holder

Paperwork Episode

Mental Load Episode

Amy's Simply Organised book

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Christy Lingo, from Cocktails and Containers podcast, for your review!


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Jan 26, 2020
Photo Organising
40:06

This week we chat to Chantal Imbach from Photos In Order about how to declutter and organise your photos.

In this episode Chantal;

● Encourages us to back up our photos regularly in a few different ways;

● Challenges us to be thoughtful and intentional about taking photos in the first place with the end in mind as well as to be ruthless in the deleting and archiving process as well;

● Gives us tips for disaster preparation such as fire or floods;

● Inspires us to give honour to precious memories;

● Shares her five golden rules;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Momento Photo Books

DIY Photo Organising Podcast

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Harrison Adams and Maria Hetom for the reviews


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Jan 19, 2020
Landfill Diversion
27:46

We’ve had an episode on having a recycling holding zone as some of our listeners and clients are passionate about diverting all they can from landfill and feel a significant burden to find the right solution for all of their consumption and decluttering efforts, so this week we have created another bonus episode where we chat to Charlotte from 1800-Got-Junk.

In this episode Amy and Charlotte:

● Chat about how 1800-Got-Junk do their best to find solution to challenging items to recycle and reuse;

● Discuss some unique situations that 1800-Got-Junk have been presented with;

● Encourage us to all be more thoughtful and intentional about where our purchases will eventually be disposed to;

● And so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Be sure to check out 1800-Got-Junk for your decluttering and diverting from landfill needs. You can even get a discount for a limited time by heading here: https://www.1800gotjunk.com.au/au_en/declutter50-2019


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Jan 15, 2020
Back to School
32:12

This week we chat about having the kids go back or start school here in Australia:

● Encourage you to think the different ways your children approach the morning, do they jump out of bed eager or do they take a long time to wake up;

● Challenge you plan out your week so that people get to where they need to get to and food gets into hungry bellies after all the after school activities

● Give tips and tricks to help mornings and afternoons run more smoothly;

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Download our form for your kids to fill out

School Start Episode

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Katrina Cutbill and Grateful1965 the reviews


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Jan 12, 2020
2020 Vision
30:48

This week we chat about setting your vision for 2020.

In this episode we:

● Talk about the difference between resolutions and setting vision;

● Challenge you to cast vision for 2020;

● Encourage you to think about where you currently are, where do you want to be, what you need to do/be/change to get to your vision and think about who you need to bring alongside you to achieve success;

● Discuss our model of success that leads to freedom;

● Give you some great questions to ask yourself

● And so so so so much more...

We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Micro decluttering episode

Head Heart and Home Course

Thank you Trashmagination & Amanda Eisenhuth for the Apple Podcast review


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Jan 05, 2020
Our Organised Life
22:49

This December we again wanted to practice what we preach and have some white space in our lead ups to Christmas this year. We decided to showcase some of the podcast where we have been the guests!


In 2017 we recorded 5 episodes around Christmas themes, Schedules, Decorations, Gifts and Wrapping, Christmas Functions and Christmas holidays and we repeated these again last year so if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to episode 22 through to 26, we will link to them in the show notes.


This week, we are sharing This Organized Life podcast and our conversation with Laurie Palau. We have a chat about starting the new year well and even though it was recorded for 2019 we think you’ll love it as you start 2020. If you want to hear more from the three of us then listen to episode #94 as we interview Laurie on the on 4 Types of Clutter, we will link to it in the show notes.


And as this episode was recorded for earlier this year we just wanted to remind you all that Amy & Kirsty have now joined their individual organising businesses into The Art of Decluttering so you’ll find both of us at The Art of Decluttering everywhere!


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Simply B Organized

Homeschooling Episode

Christmas Schedule

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Functions

Christmas Holidays


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Dec 29, 2019
Growth & Grace
37:36

This December we again wanted to practice what we preach and have some white space in our lead ups to Christmas this year. We decided to showcase some of the podcast where we have been the guests!


In 2017 we recorded 5 episodes around Christmas themes, Schedules, Decorations, Gifts and Wrapping, Christmas Functions and Christmas holidays and we repeated these again last year so if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to episode 22 through to 26, we will link to them in the show notes.


This week, we are sharing Grace & Growth podcast and Kirsty’s conversation with Amber-Lea Gray. Kirsty shares all about The Art of Decluttering and gives some great tips on reducing procrastination. So after you have listened to this episode then our episode 107 Repetitive Clutter as it touches on some of the same ideas.


If you want to give us a Christmas present then we would love you to leave us a review in whatever app you are using or on our FB page.


Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

Amber-Lea Gray website and show notes for the original episode

● Christmas Schedule

● Christmas Decorations

● Christmas Gifts

● Christmas Functions

● Christmas Holidays


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Dec 22, 2019
Organising Your Finances
30:27

This December we again wanted to practice what we preach and have some white space in our lead ups to Christmas this year. We decided to showcase some of the podcast where we have been the guests!


In 2017 we recorded 5 episodes around Christmas themes, Schedules, Decorations, Gifts and Wrapping, Christmas Functions and Christmas holidays and we repeated these again last year so if you are wanting some tips and tricks for the Christmas season have a listen to episode 22 through to 26, we will link to them in the show notes.


This week, we are sharing Cocktails and Containers podcast and Kirsty’s conversation with Christy Lingo. Kirsty shares about finances which is perfect for this time of year.


And as this episode was recorded earlier this year we just wanted to remind yo