Episodes
*trigger warning - today we cover topics such as death, wills and all that goes with losing a loved one. We have used humor in places to lighten the heaviness of the topic but we hope that we have done this in a way that still treats the subject matter with honour and sensitivity*  Today we bring you an episode tackling a bit of a heavy yet important topic. Dealing with a deceased estate and managing that whole process yourself can be super challenging and overwhelming, so we wanted to offer...
Published 04/11/21
Gosh are we excited for today's episode!! Not only do we have a guest, but we are also talking all things Space Invaders!!! No, not the computer game...the new decluttering TV show that everyone is talking about. Our beautiful friend and collegue Sarah Cottman sat down with us to answer all our questions of what goes on behind the scenes and when the cameras aren't rolling. Sarah is a Professional Organiser who has had the privilege of working with Peter Walsh over the years on the Living...
Published 04/04/21
*Trigger warning - this episode talks about sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the current coup in Myanmar - this episode is not suitable for children* This week we have a bonus episode for you. We are giving you a much needed update on This is Eden - the organisation we as The Art of Decluttering support. Back in November we spoke with Michelle from the Australian Team of This is Eden (please go back and listen to that episode it was very eye opening and powerful!) and she shared...
Published 03/31/21
Meet Catty!! Catty has recently joined us here at the Art of Decluttering and is part of our Sydney team of Professional Organisers. We love her gentle and calm approach with clients and of course her gorgeous smile that will brighten anyone’s day! Catty is so passionate about decluttering and organising - her excitement is contagious!!  So grab that coffee, pop on those sneakers and headphones and get listening. Oh and Sydney peeps, when you book in for an in home session you might just be...
Published 03/28/21
Today's episode is special - we are bringing to you the much anticipated Paperwork Course!! Hooray! We have been working hard on developing and refining this baby for ages so we are super excited to finally share it with the world! We've had so many requests over the years to bring you a course dedicated to organising and maintaining your paperwork in a simple and easy way. So tune in and then make sure you check out the course!! Are you sick of feeling like your paperwork is never...
Published 03/21/21
These are a few of our faaaaavourite thiiiings!! Today we are delighting your ears with (you guessed it!) a few of our favourite things. From containers we love to use in clients homes to our favourite food and apps. There is much laughter and fun in this episode so if you were after serious - then you are probably listening to the wrong podcast! Grab your headphones and settle in for a giggle and chuckle along with us as we have a good time sharing a little bit more of ourselves with you. Oh...
Published 03/14/21
Happy Podcast Day! Today we let you in on a little secret that we Professional Organisers like to use. We like to pull out this question at the end of a session to see if we can encourage our clients to dig a little deeper - even when they are tired, annoyed and ready to be done! Asking is there 'Just One More' spoon or bowl you can let go of can also inspire creativity and problem solving as you think through the alternatives and what ifs. Tune in to find out how you too can dig a little...
Published 03/07/21
Most of you would know by now just how much we love, love, love are amazing staff members. Well today we have a guest and she just happens to be one of them! Get ready to meet Fiona. Fi came to join us about 5 months ago and has been busy servicing our Melbourne clients with so much love and compassion. We absolutely adore her, especially her heart and desire to see people step into freedom and fullness of life. Fiona shares a little bit about herself, her passion for travel and her...
Published 02/28/21
Are you the keeper of the tools in your house? Maybe it's your partner or housemate? Regardless of who's in charge of them, if they aren't easily accessible or you can never find them when you need them - this episode is for you!! Today (as our cleverly chosen episode title may have already tipped you off) we are talking all things tools! From power tools, to hand held tools; even down to all those nuts, bolts and screws that might be rolling around the garage floor... Tune in for all our...
Published 02/21/21
*Disclaimer: the sound quality during our conversation wasn't amazing due to poor internet connection so we thank you for your grace & understanding when listening!* It's podcast day and boy do we have a treat for you!! This week we interviewed the amazing Jess Gimm from Managed Mayhem Professional Organiser. Jess is one of our long time listeners, fans and community members. We absolutely love her to bits and can't wait for you to fall in love with her too! Get ready to be inspired,...
Published 02/14/21
Yay it's podcast day! Today we are discussing 'like with like' - why it's important and why it's such a helpful strategy when decluttering and organising. Have you heard us say this phrase before? We hope so as we say it a LOT! Tune in to hear what it's all about and why we say it sooooo often - see if you can count just how many times we say it in this episode! We also have a few updates for you on a couple of things that have been happening behind the scenes here at the Art of...
Published 02/07/21
It's a miracle - we have found a topic where we BOTH agree! Thanks to some discussions we had with our amazing Head, Heart & Home Course Community during our last live round - (come join the course!!) today's episode is all about minimalism. Minimalism is something we talk about ALL the time but until now had not dedicated an entire episode to. Minimalism has and always will be a huge part of our lives and one of our favourite things to share about - clearly as we go on about it a lot!...
Published 01/31/21
We have a special guest with us today... THE Courtney Carver!! Most of you may have heard of Courtney, either from her blog Be More With Less, or her Project 333 and if you haven't - you're about to!!  We know that you are all going to love today's episode as much as we did recording it (we could have chatted for ages!!) Courtney is so lovely and full of wisdom, so pop in those earbuds and enjoy as shares parts of her decluttering journey with us and how it all began with a blog about 10...
Published 01/24/21
Are you wondering how to keep the kids busy, fight the boredom AND remove some things from the metal load you carry for your family?? Then this is the episode for you! Tune in to hear a wide variety of tips and advice for getting the kids on board with sharing the responsibilities around the home. Kids are way more capable than we give them credit for so sit back, relax and soak up all the tips and advice for helping empower the small humans in your life. Also don't forget if you have a...
Published 01/17/21
Happy Podcast Monday (or Sunday if you live in above the equator!) We have a special guest interview today! Joining us is one of our listeners and Facebook Community members - Sue Martin. Sue participated in our 2 Million Listener Online Party back in November and won the prize of her very own interview on the podcast!!! Grab a cuppa and enjoy getting to know Sue and how the podcast has impacted and changed life. In this episode we: ● Learn a little bit about Sue, where she comes from and...
Published 01/10/21
It's 2021 - The year that took FOREVER to get here! For our first podcast of 2021 we chat about how to press the reset button and mentally prepare for the new year. For most of us the last 12 months were a time we care not to remember...so after such a difficult year, how do we pick ourselves back up and get going again? Grab a cuppa, pop in those earbuds and enjoy all the wisdom and truth bombs packed into this episode! In this episode we: ● Share our worst and best of 2020; ● Discover if...
Published 01/03/21
We hope that you have all loved our Christmas Series showcasing are amazing staff members! It has enabled us to have some much needed time to recharge and spend time with families whilst still bringing you something interesting to listen to each week. As the year draws to a close, we decided to finish 2020 off by sharing a bit more about ourselves too! We've had so many new listeners join us this year that we'd love to take the time for you all to get to know us (Kirsty and Amy) that little...
Published 12/27/20
This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. So just for now we are pressing pause on creating new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December we are so excited to bring you our special Christmas series highlighting our amazing staff members! Earlier in the year we chatted with these incredible ladies...
Published 12/20/20
*Disclaimer: This episode was recorded during the bushfires in Australia of last summer. We reference and chat about this towards the beginning of the episode* This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. So just for now we are pressing pause on creating new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December...
Published 12/13/20
This year (again) we wanted to practice what we preach for this busy season. That means just for now we are pressing pause on new podcast material and enjoying some white space in our lead up to Christmas 2020. But because we love you all so much we didn't want to leave you without exciting episodes to listen to! So...this December we are very excited to bring you our special Christmas series highlighting our amazing staff members! Earlier in the year we chatted with these incredible ladies...
Published 12/06/20
How is Christmas just around the corner?!! Are you hanging out to go OTT on Christmas this year? Or are you wishing you could just forget it and move along into 2021? Tune in this week as Amy and Kirsty chat about the year that got mashed up in the blender without the lid on and then spat back out at us all!! Get ready for some helpful suggestions for how to make this Christmas special even though it may look different. Oh and see if you can how many times Amy plugs the 12 Days of Christmas...
Published 11/29/20
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...
Published 11/22/20
*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...
Published 11/15/20
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; ●...
Published 11/08/20
*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...
Published 11/04/20