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Author: 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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113 | Cords & Cables

113 | Cords & Cables

2019-08-1800:25:17

This week we have a conversation around decluttering and organising your cords and cables!In this episode we:● Challenge you to stop procrastinating decluttering this area! If this area of your home typically belongs to someone else, ask them to listen with you;● Encourage you to label cords and cables when they come into your home to make it easier to locate them now and to declutter them when it is time to;● Give you some tips for how to organise them now and how to let go of them;● Get you to think about disposing of them in an environmentally friendly way;● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Episode 019 | Digital Life● Episode 030 | Media● Episode 042 | Photos● DIY Photo Organising Podcast● Filing FairiesWhere to find replacement cords and cables:● Jaycar● Battery World● Kogan● Ebay - just make sure they are a reputable seller and the voltage is correctSome of the many places you can recycle e-waste:● Australia wide E-Waste drop off points● https://www.electronicrecyclingaustralia.com.au (Adelaide)● Mobile Phones● Recycling Near You● OfficeWorks Recycling Program● Thank you Kerrie Dorman for the episode request and OneCandace from the US for your Apple Podcast review.Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
112 | The Experiment

112 | The Experiment

2019-08-1100:37:32

This week we have a conversation around an accidental experiment that Amy conducted when she was sick a few months ago which we found fascinating and thought we would share our learnings from it.In this episode we:● Encourage you to consider what rest looks like to you and which of your tanks empty first; mental, emotional or physical;● Share how this experiment grew our empathy and compassion for our clients;● Challenge you to think about what you might be resisting in your decluttering journey;● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
111 | Big Books

111 | Big Books

2019-08-0400:19:56

This week we have a conversation around big books, think reference books, text books, recipe books, encyclopaedias, dictionary etc.In this episode we:● Challenge you to critically assess whether you need to keep outdated reference books;● Encourage you to use other mediums to access the same information;● Give you some tips for how you can keep just part of the information contained in the books;● Get you to think about where you can store the books if you do decide to keep them;● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Episode 020 | Books & Magazines● Episode 021 | Kids books● Museums to contact to see if they could use your old big books: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/ask-us/donate-an-object-to-our-collections/https://maas.museum/join-support/donate/donate-an-object/● Thank you Heather Hoffman for the episode request and Nati Balla from the US for your Apple Podcast review.Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
110 | Judgement

110 | Judgement

2019-07-2800:34:03

This week we have a conversation around Judgement!In this episode we:● Challenge you have a whole lot of grace and forgiveness for yourself;● Encourage you to let go of others judgements of yourself;● Give you some tips for how to go about letting go of self judgement and others judgement of you and using it to motivate you;● Have some tears flow as we show you our heart for you;● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Episode 50 | Grace & Freedom :https://artofdecluttering.com.au/050-grace-freedom/● Thank you 'MrsPiperitis' for your Apple Podcast review and our clients for being so willing to grow and learn always!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
109 | House Guests

109 | House Guests

2019-07-2100:27:23

This week we chat about house guests whether they stay for one night or one year!In this episode we:● Challenge you to think critically about how often you actually have house guests and you need a whole room dedicated to this function;● Encourage you to treat guest how they like to be treated;● Give you some tips for what to do provide for your guests;● Have lively discussions about whether using your "guest towels" for yourself!● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Episode 102 | Junk Room : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/102-junk-room/● Episode 64 | Hidden Clutter : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/064-hidden-clutter/● Thank you 'rachelilly monbulk' for your Apple Podcast review and Susan for the topic suggestion!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
108 | Women Against Waste

108 | Women Against Waste

2019-07-1400:36:55

This week we get passionate with Tania Goranitis, from Women Against Waste. Tania is a Professional Organiser from regional Victoria and the founder of the movement we know will be embraced by so many of you!In this episode we learn:● What inspired Tania to start Women Against Waste;● How her community has changed their behaviour;● How you can get involved;● Changes that we can all make in our homes;● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Women Against Waste: https://www.womenagainstwaste.com.au/● Episode 036 Donations: https://artofdecluttering.com.au/036-donations/● The Art of Decluttering Online Course: https://artofdecluttering.com.au/course/● Thank you Procrastinator1 for your Apple Podcast review.Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
107 | Repetitive Clutter

107 | Repetitive Clutter

2019-07-0700:33:15

This week we get passionate about repetitive clutter, you know those spaces you've decluttered but for some reason, it is groundhog day again!In this episode we talk about the four major issues that contribute to clutter reappearing:● You might have too much - it’s a quantity problem● You might not have a suitable way to keep things - it’s a storage problem● You have systems but you’re not sticking with it - it’s a habit problem● You actively chose to ignore the problem - it’s a vision problem● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Our Online Course: https://artofdecluttering.com.au/course/● Episode 102 | Junk Room : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/102-junk-room/● Episode 64 | Hidden Clutter : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/064-hidden-clutter/● Episode 83 | We aren't but we do : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/083-were-not-but-we-do● Thank you Kt Day for your Apple Podcast review and Megan Borgelt for the topic suggestion!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
This week we get passionate about board games and puzzles!In this episode we:● Challenge you to declutter this area of your home regularly, like in the upcoming school holidays.● Encourage you to donate preloved games and puzzles to your local preschool, school, op shop or nursing home and more!● Give you some tips for organising these often awkwardly shaped items.● Have lively discussions about whether you can donate a puzzle if it has a piece missing :-)● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● Episode 97 | Cancer : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/097-cancer/● Hire Giant Games : https://sydney.yardparty.com.au/● Thank you Mochelle199 for your Apple Podcast review and Amy Kelman for the topic suggestion!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis 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 PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
105 | The Holding Zone

105 | The Holding Zone

2019-06-2300:22:00

This week we get passionate about the holding zone! The what? So you have started decluttering and you want to move your things onto their next home (op shop, specialty space, reselling) but you just haven’t gotten there yet, what do you do? You create a holding zone of course! But where?In this episode we:● Challenge you to move things on from the holding zone to their next home by making frequent trips to your local op/thrift shop.● Encourage you set space and time limits for the 'holding zone' and not to give into declutter's remorse.● Give you some tips for actually moving these items along to their next home.● And so much more...We hope the conversation inspires you to make a small change and puts a smile on your face!Things mentioned in this episode:● The Art of Decluttering Online Course: www.artofdecluttering.com.au/course● Book a donation pickup from Salvos : https://salvosstores.com.au/free-collection-request● Book a donation pickup from Vinnies :https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Donate/Donate_Goods/● Book a donation pickup from Diabetes Australia :https://www.diabetesvic.org.au/collection-business● Purple People Eater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE● Thank you "DFDA10" for your Apple Podcast review and Olivia McMullin for the topic suggestion!Join our community ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly donation makes a huge difference to us being able to producethis podcast. Donations can be as little as $1 a month!● Follow us on Instagram● Follow us on Facebook● Join our Facebook Community group● Leave a review on Apple PodcastThank you to our sound engineer, Jarred from Four4ty Studio Productions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
104 | Tupperware

104 | Tupperware

2019-06-1600:29:15

This week we chat all things Tupperware (& other plastic containers!). We explain why we are like toddlers in more ways than one when we come into your home to help you, especially in this section of your home. We challenge you to critically assess what you do need in terms of plastics containers, we give you some great questions to ask yourself and helpful ways of organising your plastic containers. As always we hope you learn and have a few giggles along with us and enjoy the conversation!Thanks Katherine Milham for requesting this topic and "Oneinseven" for the Apple Podcast review.Things mentioned in this episode:Episode 10 | Kitchen : https://artofdecluttering.com.au/010-kitchen/We would love you to join in the discussion of decluttering over on our Facebook page and Instagram page and our Facebook Community.If you love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a Patron, head over here to make a monthly donation (as little as $1 a month) and know that any amount makes a huge difference to us being able to cover costs of producing this podcast.Sign up to receive the BONUS SECRET EPISODE that Kirsty & Amy recorded for their Art of Decluttering friends. Visit www.theartofdecluttering.com.au to subscribe and listen.Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.auAmy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.netArt of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdeclutteringMassive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Rebekah Kohl

Kirstie seems off in this one.

Jul 15th
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