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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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Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder

2019-10-1300:46:45

This week we chat to Angela and Wendy from Hoarding Home Solutions about Hoarding Disorder.In this episode we:● Give you a definition of what Hoarding Disorder is;● Encourage you to get curious when people use the word "Hoarding";● Give you some idea of the varied way Hoarding Disorder can manifest itself;● Talk about the difference between Hoarding Disorder and Chronic Disorganisation;● Wendy and Angela give lots of great advice for family members who are concerned about a loved 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:● Resources from Hoarding Home Solutions● Dr Chris Mogan - Psychologist● Definition of Hoarding Disorder● Cognitive Behavioural Therapy● Listener SurveyJoin 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
Responsibility

Responsibility

2019-10-0600:28:18

This week we chat about responsibility and how to deal with frustrations around the home when you feel others aren't contributing to household work load.In this episode we:● Ask who is responsible for share areas;● Encourage you to have discussions with people you share the house with;● Talk about different ways to frame the issues;● Discuss the difference between being responsible for an area and being the person to do the work;● 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 Load episode● Homeschool episode where we talk about training kids in chores● Kids Chore Training infographic● Listener Survey● Thank you Leeleeche for the Apple podcast review and Vickie Mahoney for the topic idea.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
Recycling Holding Zone

Recycling Holding Zone

2019-09-2900:35:43

This week we chat to one of our beautiful listener Sylvia about all the things you can recycle and how you can repurpose things before they go to landfill or recycling plant.In this episode we:● Challenge you practice reusing things at least once more before it gets recycled;● Encourage you have grace for yourself as you are learning about how to recycle more and more things;● Give you some tips for where you can recycle things to;● 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 and other helpful links:● Envision Hands - recycling bottle tops● Officeworks - recycling services● Ikea - recycling services● Aldi - recycling services● Terracycle - so many helpful initiatives (they are global too!)● Recycling Near You - so many useful resources of where you can recycle things● War on Waste - fantastic TV series● Sheridan - linen recycling program● Return & Earn - NSW container deposit scheme● Container Deposit Scheme - for QLD● Container Deposit Scheme - ACT● Container Deposit Scheme - SA● Container Deposit Scheme - NT● Big Group Hug● Good Karma Network● Reverse Art Truck● Share Waste App● Woman Against Waste Episode● Death Episode● Grace & Freedom Episode● Listener Survey● Thank you April1984 for the Apple podcast review and again Sylvia for the topic idea and for coming in to share your passion and knowledgeJoin 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
Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

2019-09-2200:37:07

This week we chat about why there is no destination: Decluttered but rather how the decluttering process is an ongoing life-giving journey.In this episode we:● Challenge you to not be disheartened by the ongoing process;● Encourage you that as you progress in this decluttering journey there comes freedom from overwhelm and freedom to focus on living a more purposeful and intentional life;● Give you some tips for when the struggle is real;● 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 and other helpful links:● 5 Day Wardrobe Declutter Challenge● Death Episode● Grace & Freedom Episode● Our Head, Heart & Home Course● Listener Survey● Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs● Thank you Bambett for the 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
Bulky Sports Equipment

Bulky Sports Equipment

2019-09-1500:24:42

This week we chat about bulky sports equipment and how you declutter, organise and store all those awkward items.In this episode we:● Challenge you to be honest and reflective about the your real needs;● Encourage you to ask helpful questions to help you declutter and assess your needs;● Give you some tips for storage solutions and sentimental sports items;● 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 and other helpful links:● Sports Equipment Episode● Thank you Megan Gasgoigne for the episode request and Adri Gallagher for the 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
Soft Toys

Soft Toys

2019-09-0800:28:29

This week we have a conversation about kids and their love of soft toys and how challenging it can be to declutter and organise them.In this episode we:● Chat about the difference between toys that kids use to sleep with and those that aren't used very often;● Encourage you to help your kids distinguish those soft toys they can move onto other homes;● Give you some tips for where to pass those stuff toys onto;● 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 and other helpful links:● Episode 001 | Kid's Toys● Arnold The Prickly Bear● Collapsible Laundry Basket from Kmart, Ikea Laundry Basket● Ikea Drona Boxes● Display Shelves● Hanging Storage● Underbed Storage● Thank you Vickie Mahoney for the episode request and Robin Harrison for the 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
Offloading

Offloading

2019-09-0100:27:32

This week we have a conversation about what to do when you've been given things you just don't love or have space for, aka; offloadingIn this episode we:● Challenge you be thoughtful about what you bring into your home as one day it has to leave your home too;● Encourage you to do the deep work to untangle yourself from obligation;● Give you some tips for how to approach people when you want to sell or give away items that were given to you by others;● Get you to think about why we are so attached to free stuff;● 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 and other helpful links:● Episode 066 | Adult Children● Episode 108 | Women Against Waste● Thank you Susan Pinkerton for the episode request, Yvette O'Dowd for your Patreon support and Shellyk25 for the 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
Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

2019-08-2500:31:38

This week we have a conversation around areas in your home that might cause you to come unstuck because of memories or issues that rise to the surface when you go to declutter and organise these spaces. It is yet another episode that Kirsty cries and Amy holds space for her as we both hold space for you, our gorgeous listeners, in these harder areas.In this episode we:● Cover issues of death, loss & divorce;● How you might find issues when dealing with your wardrobe, bathroom, bedroom, hobbies and kids stuff;● Let you know that you aren't alone in being triggered by● Challenge you to build your decluttering muscles;● Encourage you to be gentle with 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 & related to this episode:● Episode 2 | Wardrobe #1● Episode 3 | Wardrobe #2● Episode 7 | Jewellery● Episode 16 | Bathroom● Episode 18 | Gifts● Episode 040 | Craft & Hobbies● Episode 47 | Baby Items● Episode 48 | Sentimental Items● Episode 52 | Divorce● Episode 55 | Death● Episode 69 | Makeup● Episode 89 | Professional Mistakes● Episode 090 | Master BedroomJoin 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
Cords & Cables

Cords & Cables

2019-08-1800:26:071

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
The Experiment

The Experiment

2019-08-1100:37:33

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
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Rebekah Kohl

Kirstie seems off in this one.

Jul 15th
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