The Art of Decluttering
The Art of Decluttering
Amy Revell & Kirsty Farrugia
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.
ADHD
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 Kolberg, 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 ● Taking Charge of Adult ADHD By: Russell A. Barkley PhD ● The ADHD Effect on Marriage Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps By: Melissa Orlov Websites ● https://www.additudemag.com/ ● http://www.russellbarkley.org/factsheets.html ● https://www.adhdmarriage.com/ ● https://chadd.org/about/ Articles ● https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/adhd-is-different-for-women/381158/ ● https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/02/the-lost-girls-chaotic-and-curious-women-with-adhd-all-have-missed-red-flags-that-haunt-us Special mention and thank you to Jo! Thank you so much for your time and sharing all of your valuable wisdom and experience with us. Thank you to Shebasmum for your review!! Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to produce this podcast. Donations 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 22
55 min
Eden
*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! ● 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 15
1 hr 7 min
Listener Questions 2.0
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. 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 8
42 min
Share the Dignity
*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. 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 4
33 min
Sanitary Products
*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 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 1
32 min
Sleep
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! ● 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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Oct 25
31 min
Today Extra
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! 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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Oct 18
26 min
Online Selling
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 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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Oct 11
38 min
Magic Wardrobe Number
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 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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Oct 4
44 min
Lost in Translation
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; 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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Sep 27
51 min
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