The Art of Decluttering
The Art of Decluttering
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.
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
The Home Edit
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 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 20
43 min
Room to Improve
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 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 13
37 min
R U OK Day
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 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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Sep 9
23 min
Gretchen Rubin
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 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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Sep 6
1 hr 11 min
Art
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! ● 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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Aug 30
35 min
Lois
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! 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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Aug 23
53 min
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