056 | Moving House

Our most requested topic is finally here – MOVING HOUSE!

So whether you’ve got a move planned or you’d just like to hear how we manage to fully unpack on moving day, we hope you enjoy this episode. We give you tips to declutter before the move, tips for the day of move and interstate moves.

So if you are about to move or have recently moved make sure you pop over to our Facebook page and Instagram page to let us know how you handled your move.

This weeks episode was sponsored by iTrak Real Estate who have a great blog about moving here.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

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Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

 

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

055 | Death

This week we chat about Decluttering after losing a loved one. This is an awesome episode however we wanted to give a trigger warning for those of you who this episode might hit close to home. We have an amazing guest in the studio today, Mandy, who lost her husband, both parents and both step-parents all within a few years of each other whilst juggling early motherhood! She shares some fantastic tips on how to honour your loved ones without holding onto everything and also how to deal lovingly with step families. It was such an honour to have Mandy in the studio sharing her heart with us for you listeners. We would love for you to come over to our Facebook page or our Instagram page where you can share your tips and grief of losing a loved one or learn more for when you might have to farewell someone.

Today’s show was sponsored by Keepsakes by Nicoleta and music for her ad was supplied by http://www.purple-planet.com

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

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Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

054 | Pets

This week we chat about Pets, their paraphernalia, we don’t want you to declutter your pets! We have a special guest in our studio today, Pebbles, a beautiful black lab, so if you’re listening with your dog, be warned 😉 We chat about what to do with stuff that your animal has outgrown, how to store food, what to do with sentimental items and a whole lot more. We also have loads of giggles with Pebbles! So if you have animals from mice to horses, you will be sure to love this episode and make sure you pop over to our Facebook page as your pet might be making their Art of Decluttering debut!!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

053 | Small Business

This week we chat about Small Business! This is the episode for all of you who run market stalls, MLM business or work from home with products! What to do with your stock, how to store it, how to be more inspired by your products by making sure you can clearing find what you need! We chat about the flow of your work, stocktake, packaging and marketing materials. We also have a good laugh! So if you run your own small business make sure you come over to the Facebook page and share your small business tips and tricks.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

052 | Divorce

This week we chat about Divorce.  We wanted to honour how hard divorce can be for all involved and to share some tips on how to create that new life with a decluttered twist! We give tips on what to do when you have stuff that belonged to your ex, their family of origin and when to ask for help from family or professionals. We know that your number one priority in the aftermath of separation is self-care and caring for your children so we completely understand when your house becomes overwhelmed with clutter so we hope that this episode along with our back catalogue help you to reclaim your home when you are ready. Make sure you come over to the Facebook page and share how you decluttered after getting divorced.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

051 | Weddings

This week we chat about Weddings! What ours were like and how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. We chat about how to not buy into consumerism when it comes to weddings and how you can look to Instagram for inspiration but not to get sucked into keeping up with the Joneses.  What was your wedding like? What did you do that was out of the ordinary? Make sure you come over to the Facebook page and share your wedding stories and photos with us.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Visually Creative for wedding flowers and props in Sydney: www.visuallycreative.com.au

Keepsakes by Nicoleta: www.keepsakesbynicoleta.com.au

Angel Gowns: www.angelgownsaustralia.org.au

Box to store your wedding dress: Skubb Boxes from Ikea

Gift Registry with a twist: So Kind Registry and Karma Currency

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

050 | Grace & Freedom

This week we chat about Grace and Freedom! These are some of our favourite words and topics, so when Lauren Osborne, one of our awesome listeners asked us to unpack these ideas as a podcast, we jumped at the chance.  We talk about what is Grace to us, that it is something we can extend to ourselves and others. How we are all a work in progress, that it is function over perfection and that it is honesty over unreal expectations.  We chat about what Freedom means to us, that it is throwing off the shackles that clutter puts on us. When we live in a decluttered home we have freedom of time, freedom with money and freedom to create. We would love to hear what the concepts Grace and Freedom mean to you so make sure you come over to the Facebook page and share your ideas with us.  Big shout out again to Lauren Osborne for this great topic idea!

Things mentioned in this episode:

Slow Your Home Podcast

Becoming Minimalist Blog

UCLA Research on Clutter

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

049 | Meal Planning

This week we chat about Meal Planning! What it is and what it is not. How different it can be in each unique home. Amy chats about how they do meal planning in the Revell house and Kirsty chats about the different ways in which Meal planning works in the Farrugia household. Do you do the cooking in your home or does your partner do the bulk of the cooking? Do your kids whine at every meal like Kirsty’s do? Do you do meal planning different to Amy & Kirsty,  make sure you come over to the Facebook page and share your tips with us.

Things mentioned in this episode:

Grocery App: www.ourgroceries.com

Meal Service in Sydney: www.dinneronthetable.com.au

Baked Risotto:

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/spicy-chicken-pumpkin-and-roasted-garlic-rice/baked-mushroom-bacon-and-spinach-risottowAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

048 | Sentimental Items

This week we chat about Sentimental Items! In this episode, we acknowledge the different generations and their different philosophies underpinning their mindset towards things. We also give you some really helpful questions to ask yourself to reframe your thinking towards items you hold dearly and some different ways of honouring our things without holding onto absolutely everything. We want you to keep things that are sentimental to you, we want you to be intentional and mindful of what you do keep and what you let go of by understanding your why. Big shout out to Meggan Gascoigne for the topic idea! Come over and share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

047 | Baby Supplies

This week we chat about Baby Supplies! We give you tips on what you need to get when you are having a baby and how to store items, inbetween children. We reminisce those early years of parenthood, you’ll hear about Kirsty’s favourite purchase as a new mum and how Amy didn’t buy anything 🙂 We rant a bit about the influence that social media has on our perceptions of parenthood and chat about minimalism with babies. We hope you laugh along with us and learn a tip or two to help you create your new life with your precious new life and how and what to store in between kids. Big shout out to Katrina Borg for the topic idea!

Mentioned in the podcast:

Finnish Baby Box www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

Pure Prams www.facebook.com/pureprams

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

046 | Sophie’s House

This week we put a call out for a listener who wanted to come and interview us in our studio and the amazing Sophie Walker put her hand up and joined us for a fun conversation! Sophie is also the creator and host of her own podcast Australian Birth Stories which is awesome, so you all need to go listen to it!

Sophie is a mum of 2 gorgeous young boys and lives in a rental property with her hubby. She is a self-confessed clutterer so asked us plenty of questions to get our tips and tricks for her own unique home and family. We adore Sophie and we had such a fun time recording this episode, so we hope you enjoy it too!
Here are Amy & Kirsty’s Lego storage solutions in their homes:


If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

045 | Minimalist Kids Parties

This week we are talking about Kids parties- Minimalist Style! We give you tips on how to create parties on a budget, create beautiful family traditions and give gifts that won’t clutter others homes. We have some big laughs this week with some word stumbles and we share memories of our childhood parties. We hope you laugh along with us and learn a tip or two to help you create your next minimalist kids party.  Big shout out to Teagan McFarlane for her Facebook review.

Head here if you want to listen to our minimalist gift suggestions!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

044 | Dress Ups

This week we are talking about Dress Ups, kids and adults (yes we go there but it’s still kid friendly listening!) We give you tips on how to store them, creative ways to display them, what else to include as part of your kids imaginative play. We rant about dress-ups being overly stereotyped gendered and encourage you to view imaginative play as building empathy in our children. We have a good many laughs during this episode, so we hope you do too! Big shout out to Kim Lut for her iTunes review.

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

043 | Inside Scoop

What is the inside scoop? Cal Revell, Amy’s husband, is our guest today and man does he have so many truth bombs to drop! Amy started off nervous that Cal and Kirsty would roast her, but we would never do that and the episode is more about Cal than it is about Amy. You will hear just how much love is in their marriage and how supportive Cal is of Amy is her gift to the world. Partners around the world will resonate with Cal’s experience and be inspired to join their partners in their decluttering journey. Listen up with your partner today and enjoy the freedom!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

042 | Photos

Photos! In our generation alone, we have had slides, Polaroids, Film with negatives, Digital cameras, phone camera (and this isn’t even touching Super 8’s & videos!) so we know the task of decluttering and organising your photos can be overwhelming so this week we bring your some tips and tricks. Big shout out to Kate Haines for this topic idea and to Meggan Gasciogne for the Facebook review! We hope you enjoy it!

Here are some questions to ask yourself;

  • Can you name anyone in the photo?
  • Do you remember where that scenery is?
  • How many photos do I need to remember this moment?
  • Do I want to remember this moment?
  • Do I want to remember this person?
  • Is this a really unflattering photo of me? (a note of caution though: You are keeping photos for future generations, not just yourself. So will your kids wish they had more photos of you in those embarrassing teenage years, even if you don’t)
  • How can I give honour to this photo?
  • Is this a duplicate (triplicate) of a photo?

Here is a PDF of the questions to ask yourself at any time.

We always recommend decluttering first before you organise your photos!

Amy and Kirsty can help you to declutter and there is www.thefilingfairies.com.au who specialise in helping you sort out your photos!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

041 | Dance Costumes

Do you feel overwhelmed by your kids Dancing costumes? Are you new to the world of dancing or an old hand? Have your kids grown out of them but you/them just can’t let go of their first tutu? Are you a wealth of knowledge in regards to Troupe/Eisteddfods, please come on over to our Facebook page and share it with us! This week we chat about what you need to pack for weekly dance classes, eisteddfods and concerts, when you can/should pass on costumes, and how to store costumes in between times. Big shout out to Jules from Active Style Dance Wear for the episode idea and ‘Dancin’inmykitchen’ for your review on iTunes. We hope you enjoy it!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

040 | Crafts & Hobbies

Do you have a craft or hobby that you love? Do you have a craft or hobby that has been sitting untouched for years (or decades?)? Do you need help decluttering your craft/hobby? Do you need some fresh ideas about how to store and display your art? We chat about crafts and hobbies today and you will learn just HOW entrepreneurial Amy really is, she has turned her hand at most crafts of the 80’s/90’s/00’s! You will laugh along with (at) us as we talk about turning your grown kids room into a craft room so they can’t move back in 🙂 as well as be inspired to get back into your craft and hobby or to give yourself the grace to let that passion go. Big shout out to Tara Lee for the episode idea and Declutter Lover for your review on iTunes. We hope you enjoy it!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Is this still a passion of mine? Is this still me?
  • Does this hobby still fit with my values?
  • Do I have the time for it at the moment? Is this the right season of my life to pursue this craft and hobby?
  • When was the last time I used this item?
  • Do I have a plan for this item in the foreseeable future?
  • How much would it cost me to replace it if I did want it in the future?
  • Do I still like this item/material etc?
  • Could someone else make more use of this item then I am currently?
  • Could I lend it to someone until I made space for it in my life again?
  • How many of this item do I need?
  • Is this hobby or business?

ATO link to figure out if your passion is a hobby or a business?

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

039 | Office Desk

Do you work in an office at a desk? Is your desk full of clutter? Do you look with envy at others who have a clean desk or do you wonder if they get any work done? This week we chat about what you need on your desk, what you don’t need on your desk, phone detox, productivity hacks, daily habits and so much more! You will laugh along with (at) us as well as be inspired to look at your desk with fresh eyes to see how you could change your productivity. We also set a challenge to spend 5 minutes each morning of just dreaming undistracted. Big shout out to Danielle Jones for the episode idea and Elizabeth Cronk for your support over at Patreon.com/theartofdecluttering. We hope you enjoy it!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

Things we mentioned in the podcast this week;

Slow Your Home Podcast interview with yours truly, Kirsty Farrugia!

Slow Your Home Podcast – Slow Experiment about getting outdoors

Shillinglaw Cafe that Amy went to this week

Phone detox apps;

Forest

Dinnermode

Onward

Offtime

Moment

Flipd

App Detox (Android)

Stay on Task (Android)

Productivity & Habit Hacks

Pomodoro Technique

Research was done on seeing nature every day thanks to Slow Your Home Podcast!

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

038 | Holidays

This week we chat about camping and how to make going on holidays easier, simple, straightforward and more organised! You will laugh when Amy double jinx Kirsty and she can’t talk. We chat about our favourite holiday destinations and Amy shares heaps of tips, tricks and hacks to make life easier when you go on holidays including pegs, containers and washing detergent. We chat about worst camping holidays and laugh at how we are NOT your people to seek advice about camping in the Australian Outback! Would you come on a Art of Decluttering Camp out? We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

037 | Rubbish

Our most Rubbish Episode ever, because we are chatting about RUBBISH!! This episode will have you laughing along with (at) us as well as thinking about all the ways you can get rubbish out of your home and how to reduce the waste you make. We chat about Hard Rubbish collections, tip runs, Skip bins, Aussie Skip bags at Bunnings, recycling, composting and so much more! We have a competition going this week where if you are the first to tell us exactly how many times we say the word “Rubbish” then Amy will send you a copy of her book Simply Organised. So make careful note! Big shout out to our friends Kylie Johnston and Anna Barnes for their contribution to our chat this week 😉 We hope you enjoy it!

If you do love the show and would like to show your support by becoming a patron, head over here to make a small 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.

Things we mentioned in the podcast this week;

www.facebook.com/Diamond-creek-Skip-bins-Rubbish-removal-133596663501363

www.aussieskipbags.com.au

www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/war-on-waste

www.1800gotjunk.com.au

www.returnandearn.org.au for where you can recycle your bottles in NSW

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

036 | Donations

This week we chat about all the various places you can donate your decluttered items to around Australia. We often get asked where to donate things and we both use many of these places on behalf of our clients and for our own pre-loved stuff. We would love to know where your favourite place to donate things to where you live. Come over to our Facebook page this week and share your brilliant knowledge with us all. We hope this episode has inspired you to look at your house with fresh eyes and find even more clutter to donate 😉

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Here is our list of charities and organisations we mentioned in the episode and some extra ones to boot. We will add your recommendations here as we get them this week and into the future!

Websites that will help you find the right place to donate

www.givenow.com.au

www.recyclingnearyou.com.au

Ops Shops

www.opshop.org This is a great website listing heaps of your local ops shops.

www.salvostores.salvos.org.au

www.vinnies.org.au

www.savers.com.au

www.diabetesaustralia.com.au

www.waysidechapel.org.au/op-shop for those that live/work close to Kings Cross NSW.

www.therestore.com.au for those that live near Seven Hills NSW.

Donations for Animals

www.lortsmith.com/get-involved/how-to-support-us/in-kind-donation This is for Melbourne folks

www.rescueresourcensw.com.au/rescue-resource-nsw-dogs-work/drop-off-points

You can see if your local vet, animal shelter or animal hospital needs towels, blankets, pet food, pet beds etc.

Underwear

www.uplifebras.org and you can contact your local Intimo consultant to see if they can take bra’s on behalf of Uplift www.intimo.com.au

Sports Equipment and Clothing

www.shoesforplanetearth.com/shoe-collectors This organisation has collection points in QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, WA & SA.

www.bootsforall.org.au This awesome charity has a store in Montmorency (VIC) if you need good quality sportswear for your family too!

www.bootsforafrica.com.au/about_us

www.fairgame.org.au/get-involved/donate-equipment This is for our WA listeners!

School Uniforms

Check with your school if the uniform shop will buy back your old uniforms or will take donations. Your school might also have a Facebook page that you can sell them on. Check also with the school office as they might take them to donate them to a family who is need this year.

Men’s Work Clothes

www.wearforsuccess.org.au

Women’s Work Clothes

www.fittedforwork.org

Toys

Ask your local Preschool or Day care if they would like your donations.

Ask your local Toy Library if they would like them.

Ask your local Doctor’s surgery if they would like them.

Ask your local hospital if they are in need of the toys.

Mens/Women’s Sheds

www.mensshed.org

Your local area might also have a Women’s Shed as these are starting to pop up!

Beauty/Sanitary Products/Handbags

www.sharethedignity.com.au

www.thebeautybank.org

Glasses

www.lionclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Recycle-for-sight-FAQ.pdf

You could check if your local optometrist will recycle your glasses as well!

Mobile Phones

www.mobilemusters.com.au

Books

www.footpathlibrary.org

www.littlefreelibrary.org

You could again check with your local Preschool/Daycare/Doctors/Hospital would like your donations as well

Evening Dresses

www.frockswap.com.au

Baby Paraphanalia

www.stkildamums.org This is for Victorian donations

https://dandelionsupport.org.au This is for NSW donations

School Supplies/Stationary

www.gotapen.com.au

Material and Craft Supplies

https://achieveaustralia.org.au/my-career/social-enterprise-sydney This is for Sydney donations

Garage Sales

www.garagesaletrail.com.au

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

035 | Medicines

This week we tackle an area that one of our listeners, Tanya Castellino, requested, Medicines! We chat about how to store them, how to declutter them and how to save yourself money by going shopping in your cupboards first! We chat about keeping your prescriptions together and updated, we give tips on how to dispose of ( &  how not dispose of!)  out of date medicines and how to use technology to help you keep on track of your daily medicine-taking routine.  We also lament at kids inability to dispose of band-aid wrappers and their need to have a bandaid on for the most inane reasons.  Laugh along with us as we chat oils, naturopathy, traumatic splinter removal stories, snakes bites and so much more.  We hope you enjoy it!

People and things mentioned in this week’s episode;

www.jeroki.com.au

www.citadelfirstaid.com

https://www.nps.org.au/medical-info/consumer-info/medicinewise-app

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from  www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

034 | Garage/Shed

Can you park your car in your garage? Do you put stuff in the garage and forget that it is even there? Do you have a mountain of stuff in the garage that you don’t even know what it is? Do you have a shed? Is this too full of stuff? This week we chat about housing your most expensive depreciable asset (your car) in the garage rather than the street, we chat about storage in your garage and shed, a sharing economy, those some day projects and how many multiples you actually need! Laugh along with us as we chat about pool noodles, pick axes and more.  We hope you enjoy it!

Friends we mentioned:

www.facebook.com/pureprams

www.facebook.com/Steven-Wells-The-Gardener-1012853915408913/

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from  www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

033 | Living Rooms

Is the clutter in your living room driving you nuts? How is the functionality of your living space? How many living spaces do you have in your home? One like Amy or four like Kirsty? This week we chat about creating a vision and a purpose for your room, we chat about functionality, having a home for everything and looking at your space with fresh eyes. Laugh along with us as we chat beanbags, coffee tables and more.  We hope you enjoy it!

Interior Designers/Decorators mentioned:

www.nudgeinteriors.com.au

www.mydecorator.com.au

www.whitepebbleinteriors.com.au

You also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from  www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

032 | Kids Bedrooms

Are your kids bedrooms neat and tidy most of the time or do they regularly look like a bomb has gone off in there? This week we chat about setting realistic age-appropriate expectations for our kids and their rooms. We chat about toys, desks, lego, storage, sharing rooms and having a home for everything!  Laugh along with us as you learn our tips and tricks for kids bedrooms and how to eat Nutella!  We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from  www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

031 | School Start

Are you counting down the sleeps until the kids go back to school or has it been the best holiday break ever for you all? Is your child starting at Preschool or Primary school this year? Do you work full time or have more flexibility in your schedule? We talk about all this and more in this weeks episode. We chat about lunchboxes, drink bottles, kids making their own lunch versus parents doing it, morning routines and how many uniforms you should have. Laugh along with us as you learn our tips and tricks for the fun that is back to school!  We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Massive thanks go to Jarred from www.four4ty.com.au for having us in your studio to record and helping us sound so amazing!!

030 | Media

Do you still have a VHS player? Do you have loads of DVD’s that you no longer watch? Have you got Netflix or Stan and binge on television shows and movies via these mediums?  This week we took up listener, Michelle’s suggestion and chatted about how to declutter your DVD’s and online watchlists. We also laugh ourselves silly at 24 second Abs,  Amy’s Dory-like memory for movies she has watched and Nicholas Sparks movies. Needless to say, we will not be starting a movie review podcast anytime soon! We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

029 | Why Declutter

Why do we think decluttering is so important? This week we had a wonderful listener David asked some really good questions and ask for some research into clutter, so we that’s what we chat about today. We talked about the research from Choosi www.choosi.com.au/blog/lifestyle/clutter-report and UCLA magazine.ucla.edu/features/the-clutter-culture . We hope this episode helps you think about why decluttering could be important to you and your home this year and some ways to start implementing it this January.

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their WHY of decluttering. We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

028 | Vision for your Home

Happy 2018!! Did you have a fantastic 2017 or are you happy to see the back of it? This week we asked ourselves some of the questions from this article https://onbeing.org/blog/courtney-martin-seven-questions-to-en-2017-with-clarity-and-start-2018-with-intention so we could head into 2018 with some purpose. We also asked you if you had a vision for your home and your home life for 2018. We loved providing you with questions to ask yourself and encouragement to set a beautiful vision for 2018 and how to work magic into the gap between your current reality and the vision you have created.

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their tips for creating a vision for your home and your home life. We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

027 | Lessons from 2017

2017 has been a big year for both Kirsty & Amy and in our Christmas episode, we share a few of the highlights, lessons and expectations for 2018.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

026 | Christmas Holidays

Do you love Christmas holidays? Or do you feel overwhelmed by the idea of juggling work/kids/friends/expectations?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their tips and tricks for decluttering and enjoying your Christmas holidays and give great ideas on how to entertain yourself and others around you (aka kids) without going crazy! We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

025 | Christmas Functions

Do you love hosting Christmas functions and being generous with your time, money and home? Or do you feel overwhelmed at the idea of inviting others to your home to celebrate?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their tips and tricks for decluttering your Christmas functions and give great ideas on how to host, cater, serve and clean up all things Christmasy. We hope you enjoy it!

Recipe’s mentioned today:

Summer Pudding : http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/171/grace-s-easy-summer-pudding.aspx

Pumpkin, Kale and Quinoa Salad: http://fraichenutrition.com/roasted-pumpkin-kale-quinoa-salad-gluten-freeaz/

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

024 | Christmas Gifts

Are you a gift giver? Do you love receiving gifts at Christmas time? Have you done all your shopping already? Do your kids get overwhelmed by all the toys they receive on Christmas Day?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their tips and tricks for decluttering your Christmas gifts and give great ideas on how to wrap your gifts as well as choose gifts that don’t add clutter to your friends and families homes. We hope you enjoy it!

Things mentioned in the podcast:

Something to wear, something to love, something to read and something they need!

Kiva.org

World Vision Gifts

Useful Gifts from Tear

Masterclass.com

Only Just

Slow Your Home Podcast

You could also set up a gift registry to give to charity instead, here are two Aussie companies that do it;

https://www.mycause.com.au/charity-cause/charity-gift-registry

https://www.karmacurrency.com.au/giftregistry/start.aspx

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

 

023 | Christmas Decorations

Do you love putting up Christmas decorations? Do you have a roof full or a shed full of decoration? Or are you a minimalist Christmas-er like us?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty, where they share their tips and tricks for decluttering your decorations and give great ideas on how to store all things Christmasy. We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au
Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

022 | Christmas Schedule

Do you love Christmas season? Do you put your Christmas tree up the first chance you can? Or are you a grinch? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the invitations to event and all the shopping you need to get done or are you excited for all that this season brings? Do you have family traditions that you do every Christmas season?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty. You will be inspired to be thoughtful and intentional about what you say Yes to in this season and you can hear how Kirsty and Amy do life with their families for Christmas. We hope you enjoy it!

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

021 | Kids Books

Do you love reading books to your kids? Do your kids love reading or being read to? We chat lots of about how we love reading to our kids and how sentimental it can be to declutter kids books. We also give quick tips on how to store kids books, encourage you to visit the library and give books at Christmas.

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty. You will be inspired to declutter your kids’ books and you might even get your kids to listen along with you. We hope you enjoy it!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their love of decluttering and organising kids books this week.

A Mighty Girl website :

https://www.amightygirl.com/

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

020 | Books and Magazines

Do you LOVE books? Do you dread listening to this episode because you think we are going to tell you to get rid of them all? Have no fear, we both love reading and would never tell you to get rid of ALL of your books! We want you to be free of the clutter that they can create! We want to inspire you to read and reread the books you love and pass on the ones you can! Are you like Amy who loves non-fiction? Or are you more like Kirsty and get lost in the worlds of fiction stories? Do you have a collection of magazines that are just collecting dust?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty. You will be inspired to declutter your books and magazines and to really think about what type of person you want to be in relation when it comes to books and magazines. We hope you enjoy it!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their love of decluttering and organising books and magazines this week.

Here are some authors we mentioned in the episode:

Liane Moriarty

Joshua Becker

The Minimalist

Peter Walsh

Brooke McAlary
Malcolm Gladwell

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

019 | Digital Life

Do you feel overwhelmed by your technology? Are you like Amy who deals with her email asap and only has it on her computer? Or are you more like Kirsty and view it on your phone and don’t unsubscribe as much as you should? Do you struggle with how many notifications you get on Facebook ? Do you have apps on your phone that you never use?

Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty. You will be inspired to declutter your digital life and to really think about what type of person you want to be in relation to your technology. We hope you enjoy it!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your gift wraps and presents.

Here is a great Aussie Podcast that Kirsty listened to this week Slow Your Home! Brooke and Ben chat about Facebook and how to control this aspect of your digital life.

http://slowyourhome.com/206/

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

018 | Gifts

Do you have a gift cupboard or box? Are you like Amy who buys gifts in bulk? Or are you more like Kirsty and just buy when you need to? Do you love gift bags like Amy? Or do you wrap presents like Kirsty does? Here is another episode where you can laugh at and with Amy and Kirsty (especially Kirsty mentioning every 2 minutes that it is her birthday coming up!). You will be inspired to declutter your gift cupboard and to really think about what type of person you are in this episode. We hope you enjoy it!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your gift wraps and presents.

Today you also have the chance to 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.

Charities mentioned in the show:

www.kiva.org

www.worldvision.com.au/gifts

www.usefulgifts.org

You can also set up gift registries where you donate to charity, here are a few Aussie ones;

https://www.mycause.com.au/charity-cause/charity-gift-registry

https://www.karmacurrency.com.au/giftregistry/start.aspx

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

017 | Paperwork

Do you love or hate paperwork? Are you like Amy who loves filling in any type of paperwork other than Centrelink forms? Do you have a no Junk Mail sign on your letterbox like Kirsty? Here is another episode where you can laugh at Amy and Kirsty, where you can be inspired to deal with your paperwork and you can be motivated open all that unopened mail!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your paperwork.

Today you also have the chance to 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.

ATO App: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Online-servcice/ATO-app/

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Thanks to our awesome Producer today Daryl @ www.vinilo.com.au

016 | Bathroom

When was the last time you decluttered your bathroom cupboards? How many bathrooms do you have? How do you hang your towels? How many decorating items do you have in your bathroom? This hilarious episode will have you laughing along with Kirsty & Amy as well as considering if you too have too much old makeup, too much toilet paper (is this even possible), how you store your toilet paper and lots of other ideas. Typically Kirsty and Amy have polar opposite style ensuites so listen up and laugh along with us!

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your Bathroom.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

015 | Laundry

This week we chat about decluttering and organising your Laundry. Do you have a large laundry or a small one? Is your laundry also a storage room?

Learn about what Kirsty & Amy keep in their laundries and how they use the different cupboards and their washing process.

(Please note: Ironing is THE ONE thing in Farrugia home that Simon doesn’t do – he can do it and do it well, but it is one thing that Kirsty would choose to do ;-))

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your laundry.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

014 | Backyard

Spring is here in the Southern Hemisphere so we wanted to encourage you to get outside and make your outdoor space clutter free and beautiful to spend time in! As always you will laugh along with Amy and Kirsty as they dream about having a pool (even in Melbourne) and chat about their black thumbs. Steve Wells is our awesome friend who is an amazingly inspiring man!

Have fresh eyes for the clutter in your backyard, grab a garbage bag and get rid of the rubbish/junk, find homes for things and make yard beautiful again.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your outdoor area.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

013 | Cars

Most of us have at least one car in our family and boy can they gather clutter!! Whether it’s rubbish, empty coffee cups, drink bottles or kids toys, cars can easily become so full of stuff that in order to pick up a passenger we’d need to clear a seat free for them.

Learn about what Kirsty & Amy keep in their cars, how they use the different compartments and what lives in their boots.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your Car.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

 

012 | Linen Cupboard

Ever given much thought to the state of your linen cupboard? This hilarious episode will have you laughing along with Kirsty & Amy as well as considering if you too have too many towels, sheets or random items in your linen cupboard. Amy starts out declaring she doesn’t need a linen cupboard and when she hears about the size of Kirsty’s she instantly has linen cupboard envy.

Hear how they keep their linen and how much they suggest to keep of each as well as what to do when you have guests, flood the laundry or have gastro sweep through the family.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your Linen Cupboard.

Today you also have the chance to 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.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Here is Kirsty’s bed with the fold down sheets (thanks to Rochelle from www.nudgeinteriors.com.au for teaching me this trick!)

011 | Workstations

Does your desk tend to accumulate piles of papers, to-do lists, and stationery supplies? How can you work toward having a desk that is a positive environment for both creativity and productivity?

Whether you work from home, work in an office or have a family work station set up to handle the bills and paperwork this episode will give you some tips and tricks to best manage that area of your home.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your work station.

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

010 | Kitchen

Every home has a kitchen and it really is the heart of the home. But some of us need some open heart surgery in our kitchen hearts! So join us as we talk about how you can get into the depths of your cupboards and ask yourself the honest question if you really do need a donut maker, two rice cookers, and a 50l urn. Save valuable space and make your kitchen user-friendly.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your kitchen.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Kirsty’s Walk-In Pantry with the shelf under the bench:

Kirsty's WIPantry

 

009 | Kids’ Artwork and School Work

Does it seem like your children bring home art work every day? Do you end up with a huge pile of artwork at the end of each year, but you’re not sure what to keep?

What if your child actually brings home artwork you like and would like to display?

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your children’s artwork.

SHOWNOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Mister Maker. This is the ABC art and craft TV show that Amy used to watch with her kids: www.mistermaker.com

Ikea Skubb Containers. Amy uses these under her kids beds to store artwork: www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/90290359/

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

008 | Entrance

Where do you dump your keys, wallet and handbag when you come home after a day out? Do you have somewhere to hang bags and leave muddy boots?

We love the function of a mudroom in homes and know that having a separate mudroom isn’t feasible for everyone, but finding a way to integrate areas with the same purpose is key to the family organisation.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Amy’s Mudroom Photos:

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

007 | Jewellery

Do you have beautiful jewellery that you love and would like to wear but it’s always too hard to find it when you need it? Does your jewellery storage end up a tangled mess?

In this episode you’ll hear how Kirsty & Amy store their jewellery and some tips and tricks to help you declutter what you don’t wear and keep what you do in clever storage.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your jewellery.

SHOWNOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Kirsty’s Ring Holder:

Elk Jewellery: https://www.elkaccessories.com/au/

Eden Ministry Jewellery: https://edenministry.org/

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.artofdecluttering.com.au

006 | Freezer

What is hiding in the back of your freezer? Do you have any unidentified frozen objects that could be soup, bolognese or a curry but you’re not quite sure?

Kirsty and Amy discuss whether a normal fridge/ freezer combination or upside down freezer is the best and discuss the best way to utilise all the space in your freezer so you can save money and have food on hand when you need it.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your freezer.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Sistema Containers: http://sistemaplastics.com/

Eat It song by Weird Al Yankovic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve1tz3vS2fc

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

005 | Fridge

Have you ever given much thought to how you organise your fridge? What containers go where and which food types are stored in which compartments.

Fridges can be a breeding ground for mould and spoilt food if not properly cleaned and kept organised. An organised fridge can both save you money at the supermarket and reduce the wasted food you throw out.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your fridge.

SHOWNOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Tupperware Fridge Clear Mates: https://www.tupperware.com.au/products/7740/ClearMatesMegaSet

Tupperware Vent Smart: https://www.tupperware.com.au/products/13727/VentSmart™MegaSet

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

004 | Pantry

How many times a day does someone in your family access your pantry? We estimate for most families it’s about a dozen times a day. That’s a lot!! And you’ll save time and money by decluttering your pantry. And how nice is it to cook and eat from an organised pantry.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your pantry.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Amy’s Tupperware Collection (in lieu of having a pantry):

Lazy Susan for Sauces: http://www.kmart.com.au/product/storage-turntable/1134330

Ikea Variera Storage Boxes for the Kitchen: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/30177257/

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

003 | Wardrobe Part 2

Are you needing to save space in your wardrobe? Do you want to learn systems and hear about products that will help you keep your wardrobe organised?

Different wardrobes need different systems so tune in to hear a range of solutions which you can put into place to increase the space and functionality of the wardrobes in your home.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your wardrobe.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Amy mentions that there is a special name for the part of the clothes hanger where the singlet top straps go in – and drum roll….. it’s called a ‘notched shoulder’

Kmart Coat Hangers: http://www.kmart.com.au/product/pvc-hangers—pack-of-12/686341

Algot Wardrobe System (Amy recommends this for building a new wardrobe): http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/11466/

Skubb Drawer Dividers: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/search/?query=skubb&x=0&y=0

Singlet Top Hanger: http://www.hsw.com.au/?product&id_prod=4221&id_cat=&id_dept=#.WVytx4iGOUl

Rail for Scarves: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/10303723/

Flexi Tub for Shoes: http://www.kmart.com.au/product/42l-flexible-tub—green/811863

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

 

002 | Wardrobes Part 1

Do you spend time you don’t have standing in front of your wardrobe trying to find a top that fits? Does your washing sit around in baskets because there just isn’t room in the drawers or in your wardrobe?

Have you ever come home from shopping at the sales and wondered how you ended up buying clothes you really didn’t need? Have you ever wondered how you can shop ethically and without wastage?

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your wardrobe.

SHOWNOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Ikea Algot Wardrobe System: http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/11751/

Ethical Fashion Guide: http://baptistworldaid.org.au/resources/2017-ethical-fashion-guide/

Jeanswest Jeans: http://www.jeanswest.com.au/en-au/

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

001 | Kids’ Toys

Are your kids toys causing stress in your family? Are they spread across multiple rooms and all over the floor? Whether your children are babies, preschool, at school or teenagers we’ve had experience in setting up systems and organising play rooms and toys that will set you on the right path to organise your own home.

From their years of experience, Kirsty & Amy share their experiences around decluttering and organising your children’s toys.

SHOW NOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

 

000 | Welcome

Kirsty Farrugia & Amy Revell share about their journey to becoming Professional Organisers and how they came to start this podcast.

Both Kirsty & Amy are the eldest of 5 children. slightly bossy, organising freaks, are minimalists and love inspiring other women to join them in the art of decluttering… what isn’t there to love!?

SHOWNOTES: (here are any links we chatted about during this podcast)

Kirsty’s Website: www.feelslikehome.net.au

Amy’s Website: www.simplyorganised.net

Art of Decluttering Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/artofdecluttering

Art of Decluttering Website: www.theartofdecluttering.com.au

Great tips and very informative podcast from Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia! Very impressed with ideas from Ikea that can be utilised, so I will be paying them a visit. I’m looking forward to using some of these ideas in my own wardrobe and listening to the next episode! Tania Teperson

Podcast Listener

I listened to this podcast on a whim. I’m not into this type of podcast usually, but wanted to expand my tastes a little. I couldn’t have made a better choice. I’ve been listening to it on my drive to work and it makes me anxious to get home and give some of these tips a try. Well done Amy and Kirsty. Keep it up! Late Night Nerd

Podcast Listener

Great tips and ideas of how to declutter and organies around the home, I felt very inspired to put into action the ideas as soon as I got home after driving around and listing to the podcasts! Rebecca Smith

Podcast Listener

I just listened to episode 2 – all about wardrobes (whilst I was doing laundry).

I loved it! You are both amazing!!

I have to say that you do have a similar mindset to me, though I am sure that I have about 7 black t-shirts in my wardrobe Kirsty.

Julie-Anne Townsend

Podcast Listener, Style Remedy