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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.

The Art of Decluttering Amy Revell & Kirsty Farrugia

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    • 4.6 • 84 Ratings

Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia are Professional Organisers and they chat about how they keep their homes organised and decluttered and how they help their clients to achieve the same.

    ADHD

    ADHD

    This week's episode is one that has been requested right from the beginning and again and again over the last few years!! Today we chat all things ADHD with Kirsty's beautiful friend and client Joanna Bailey. Joanna is a psychologist and director of Bluebird Psychology in Castle Hill, Sydney. Tune in as Joanna shares her insights and experience as someone who has ADHD and who works professionally with those who do in her practice. Be inspired and empowered as you take in all the wisdom and tips packed into today's episode. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the show notes for all of the additional resources that Joanna has provided us with.


    In this episode we:
    ● Chat about what is ADHD and how it can manifest in different people;
    ● Learn what executive functioning is and how it is affected by ADHD;
    ● Find out from Joanna why she contacted Kirsty to come into her home;
    ● Explore the benefits and challenges of ADHD in relation to decluttering and how a Professional Organiser can help;
    ● Share lots of tip and tricks for decluttering with ADHD;
    ● Highlight the importance of self awareness and how that brings freedom;
    ● Provide you with plenty of resources for you to access to discover more about ADHD;


    And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


    Review time!! If you or someone in your family has ADHD it's your turn to leave us a review wherever you listen to us.


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Bluebird Psychology Website
    ● Bluebird Psychology Facebook
    ● Bluebird Psychology Instagram
    ● Mental Health episode
    ● Your Team episode


    Books & Audiobooks
    ● ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Second Edition Strategies That Work from an Acclaimed Professional Organizer and a Renowned ADD Clinician.
    By: Judith Kolberg, Kathleen G. Nadeau PhD
    ● Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated
    By Susan C. Pinsky
    ● Women with Attention Deficit Disorder. Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
    By: Sari Solden
    ● Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
    By: Russell A. Barkley PhD
    ● The ADHD Effect on Marriage Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps
    By: Melissa Orlov


    Websites
    ● https://www.additudemag.com/
    ● http://www.russellbarkley.org/factsheets.html
    ● https://www.adhdmarriage.com/
    ● https://chadd.org/about/


    Articles
    ● https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/adhd-is-different-for-women/381158/
    ● https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/nov/02/the-lost-girls-chaotic-and-curious-women-with-adhd-all-have-missed-red-flags-that-haunt-us


    Special mention and thank you to Jo! Thank you so much for your time and sharing all of your valuable wisdom and experience with us.


    Thank you to Shebasmum for your review!!




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    • 55 min
    Eden

    Eden

    *Trigger warning - this episode talks in depth about sexual exploitation, human trafficking and forced marriages, this episode is not suitable for children*


    This week we have the incredibly passionate Michelle Kerr from Eden Ministries with us. Michelle is the county manager here in Australia for Eden. Get ready to have your heart broken and then stirred into action (and have some tissues handy!) as Michelle shares story after story about the powerful work Eden are doing in 6 key cities across Asia.


    In this episode we:
    ● Share who Eden Ministries are and why we partner with them;
    ● Raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking;
    ● Challenge you to make intentional and ethical purchases;
    ● Learn how you can support Eden;
    ● Encourage you to take action because every little thing makes a difference;
    ● And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and we can partner together in putting a stop to human trafficking!


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Eden Website
    ● Eden Jewellery
    ● Eden donations & gifts
    ● Committed Necklace
    ● Eden Women
    ● Facebook
    ● Instagram
    ● Youtube


    Thank you so much to Michelle for making the time to chat with us! Your passion is contagious and we are so honoured to partner with you on this journey.


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    this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Listener Questions 2.0

    Listener Questions 2.0

    It’s listener question time!! After their Today Extra interview, the girls inspired themselves to ask everyone to send in their questions. So this week's episode is for you, our amazing listeners!! There is SO much gold just waiting to be found!! Sit back, relax and enjoy as Kirsty and Amy once again blow us away with their incredible wisdom and excellent advice.


    In this episode we:
    ● Encourage you to be intentional about what comes into your home;
    ● Remind you that you are never alone;
    ● Invite you to come and join our Head, Heart & Home Course;
    ● Challenge you to be intentional about how you are using your time;
    ● Identify the power of 'NO' and using healthy boundaries;
    ● Find out why Kirsty loves The Enneagram so much;
    ● And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Fatigue episode
    ● Mental Health episode
    ● R U OK Day episode
    ● Your Team episode
    ● Storage Units episode
    ● Containers episode
    ● Gifts episode
    ● Baby Supplies episode
    ● Magic Wardrobe Number episode
    ● Clothing episode
    ● Wardrobe 1 episode
    ● Wardrobe 2 episode
    ● The Enneagram
    ● Head, Heart & Home Course


    Special mention to Stacey Avila and Rachel for becoming our newest patreon members!


    Special mentions also go to Rachel, Owen Gray, Nina Bishop, Laurie, Jess Gimm and ALL of our amazing listeners who took the time to send in their questions. A huge thank you from us!


    And an extra special mention this week....Happy Birthday Kirsty for the 4th of November!! We love you and hope you had an amazing day.


    Join our community
    ● Our website The Art of Decluttering
    ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce
    this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!
    ● Follow us on Instagram
    ● Follow us on Facebook
    ● Join our Facebook group
    ● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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    • 42 min
    Share the Dignity

    Share the Dignity

    *Trigger warning - this episode covers topics including homelessness, fleeing or living in crisis, foster care, domestic violence*


    It's a Bonus Episode!!!
    After chatting about Sanitary Products earlier in the week, Kirsty and Amy then had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Rochelle Courtenay CEO of Share the Dignity. Be inspired as she shares the story of how this amazing charity was started. Have you heard about the It's in the Bag Campaign and wondered where it came from? Make sure you tune in to find out! Have your tissues ready as you listen to this incredibly passionate CEO who is a true champion for women and their dignity.


    In this episode we:
    ● Share about the impact COVID has had on homelessness and Share the Dignity;
    ● Highlight the horrendous conditions of period poverty and what we can do to help;
    ● Challenge you to jump on board and join the It's in the Bag Campaign;
    ● Learn what to (and what not to) include when making up your bag;
    ● Encourage you to take action and have a conversation;
    ● And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


    ● Share the Dignity Website
    ● Share the Dignity Facebook Page
    ● Share the Dignity Instagram
    ● It's in the Bag Campaign
    ● Donate to Share the Dignity
    ● Dignity Vending Machines
    ● Drives and Collections
    ● FAQs
    ● Sanitary Products Episode


    Don't forget to use a yellow ribbon for a teen bag and purple ribbon for a mum & bub bag


    Thank you so much to Rochelle for taking the time to chat with us.


    Join our community
    ● Our website The Art of Decluttering
    ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce
    this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!
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    ● Follow us on Facebook
    ● Join our Facebook group
    ● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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    • 33 min
    Sanitary Products

    Sanitary Products

    *Disclaimer - this week the theme covers all things period related. If you feel this topic is not for you then tune in next week instead.*


    Join us this week as Kirsty and Amy chat about intentionalism when it comes to sanitary products. Remember that experience of rummaging through the bottom of your handbag/drawer/coat pocket hoping to find that random tampon or pad that you desperately need? Just imagine how incredible it could be to be able to access exactly what you need when you need it. Pop in those earbuds/headphones and take in all of the amazing yet practical tips to get more organised.


    In this episode we:
    ● Encourage you to be more intentional with your purchases;
    ● Highlight that by being organised you can save money;
    ● Discuss the reusable options available that help reduce the clutter in your home;
    ● Suggest you donate or pass along your sanitary items if you switch products;
    ● And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


    ● Share the Dignity
    ● It's in the bag campaign
    ● Bathroom episode


    ● Review time! Do you drive a red car?? If the answer is yes then it's your to leave us a review on Facebook or in your fav podcast app


    Thank you to 'My name is Jane' for your review!!


    Join our community
    ● Our website The Art of Decluttering
    ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce
    this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!
    ● Follow us on Instagram
    ● Follow us on Facebook
    ● Join our Facebook group
    ● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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    • 32 min
    Sleep

    Sleep

    This week on the podcast Amy and Kirsty discuss the relationship between sleep and clutter. They share some findings from clinical research and a few of their own client experiences about how decluttering positively impacts our sleep. The girls have some great tips in this episode that you will not want to miss! So grab a cuppa and get ready to clear the clutter and enjoy better sleep.


    In this episode we:
    ● Share our passion for creating restful sanctuaries for our clients;
    ● Explain the importance of having a decluttered bedroom;
    ● Highlight the link between clutter and quality of sleep;
    ● Learn some tricks that Amy uses to help her sleep;
    ● Encourage you that it is possible to have a peaceful sanctuary in your home too!;
    ● And so so so so much more...


    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!


    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:


    ● New York St Lawrence University Sleep Study
    ● Blog from Organised Interiors
    ● Article with quote by David Daniel Kennedy
    ● Mandy Hose She Knows Sleep Consultant
    ● Richard Fidler
    ● Master Bedroom episode
    ● Kids Bedrooms episode
    ● The Junk Room episode
    ● Review time! This week if you like to listen to us as you drift off to sleep then its your turn to leave us a review on Facebook or in your fav podcast app


    Big thanks to Mandy Hose from Mandy Hose She Knows for her amazing wisdom and advice!


    Join our community
    ● Our website The Art of Decluttering
    ● Become a Patron with Patreon – your monthly support makes a huge difference to us being able to produce
    this podcast. Support can be as little as $1 a month!
    ● Follow us on Instagram
    ● Follow us on Facebook
    ● Join our Facebook group
    ● Leave a review on Apple Podcast


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Yourcousinepo ,

Encouraging & Inspiring

I have been hooked on this podcast for a few months and I can’t get enough! I love the very specific tips in each episode. The episodes on Offloading and Freebie clutter are some of my favorites so far.

Awesomeperson34567891011121314 ,

The Secret Ingredient

I’ve tried to declutter and organize my home so many times just to have it become messy again. These ladies truly understand the psychology of attachment to “stuff”, and how to explain what the real “cost” of clutter is in our lives. No exaggeration - they have changed my life by giving me a changed perspective. Oh, and they are extremely entertaining as well! I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve loved every minute of it since the first podcast. Wishing you continued success and happiness, Amy & Kirsti!

Erin M. G. ,

Affirming!

Too often, the work done at home - often by women - is not given proper value. In generations past, women had fewer professional options, but at least were culturally taught that the work done at home is real work. I think this sentiment has faded into the background - though the work is still there. I’m very organized, but my family of five still keeps me busy and it can be hard to tackle the challenges of house and home. The Art of Decluttering keeps me motivated and affirms that what I do for my family and home matters.

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