Episodes
We've touched on this before in our "Toxic Relationships" episode, but we thought we'd go a little deeper into decluttering friendships.  Why would you want to end a friendship? And if you do, how do you do it? Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.   We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at...
Published 07/20/21
This week we're talking Sleep Procrastination and Revenge Sleep Procrastination. This is when you deliberately forgo sleep even though you know you shouldn't. Why we do it, and maybe how it might be a behaviour worth changing. It's an interesting concept and one we can probably all relate to in some way. Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.   We'd love you...
Published 07/13/21
Tara is trying to make a photobook and it's making her crazy so she thought she'd ask Bec for some advice. If you've gotten a bit bogged down in the whole photobook thing then this might be helpful! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.  Our Patreon supporters will be able to access the video version of this interview - we hope you love it!   We'd love you...
Published 07/06/21
This week we are excited to be talking to the wonderful Brooke McAlary from The Slow Home Podcast about her new book "Care". We chat about Brooke's journey from a person who told herself a whole lot of stories about what life was meant to be like, pushing herself to the limit (and over it!) to achieve what she thought she was meant to achieve, to someone who is leading the way in the Slow Living Movement (and of course being much happier in her own life, the main aim). We also discuss...
Published 06/29/21
Okay, hands up who has some obscure kitchen appliances that you use once every two years? Or three versions of the same appliance? Yeah, don't worry - you're not alone!   This week Bec & Tara chat about appliances; why we collect them and how to maybe gain some extra space by editing them a bit.   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love...
Published 06/23/21
So you've heard all about meditation's benefits, and you wish you were into it, but you feel like you really suck at it. You don't want to miss out on the good effects, but what do you do when you feel you can't do it? When you don't have time or you are just *bad* at it? Well, we have some tips that might help! Also, Bec has a new website - check it out, she's quite proud of it! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to...
Published 06/15/21
This week we're discussing the infamous Junk Drawer. We share some tips on how to keep them under control, advice for if you wish to eliminate them all together and offer confessions about the junk drawer situations in our homes.    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us...
Published 06/08/21
This week Tara’s chatting with Emily- also know to her Instagram followers as The Simplified Mom. They talk about the misconceptions of motherhood, the journey towards living without clutter and how life can be slow and simple even with kids in tow! You can find Emily on Instagram @the.simplified.mom    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love...
Published 06/02/21
Our final episode in this series is about helping someone in your life to downsize or to clear an estate.  It's a massive undertaking so hopefully some of these tips will help it run a bit more smoothly. Don't forget to get your Pre-Packing Checklist from our website!  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about...
Published 05/25/21
Our third episode in this series (are you tired of "Moving" yet?!?) is about Downsizing. It's not just for seniors, so listen up for tips to make sure it all runs smoothly for you. Don't forget to get your Pre-Packing Checklist from our website! As well as the links to the recycling websites we talked about too.  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love...
Published 05/19/21
May is Moving Month!  We're doing a special month dedicated just to moving and downsizing and this week is our second week. We're focusing on unpacking this week.  Don't forget to get your Pre-Packing Checklist from our website!  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email...
Published 05/11/21
May is Moving Month!  We're doing a special month dedicated just to moving and downsizing and this week is our first week. We're focusing on preparing and packing (yes, it's boring but preparation is king!!) this week.  Don't forget to get your Pre-Packing Checklist from our website!  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to...
Published 05/05/21
This week Bec & Tara are reviewing the Netflix documentary "The Minimalists: Less is Now" by Joshua Fields-Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists).  There are a few spoilers in this, but nothing major. If you want to go in clean, watch it before you listen to this. Otherwise, listen to this to decide if you want to watch! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our...
Published 04/27/21
TW: this episode contains discussion of eating disorders. This week Tara chats with bestselling author Iona Holloway about perfectionism. Iona talks about her own struggles with perfectionism and has a way of looking at it that we hadn't thought about before. So it's not your usual perfectionism discussion about not doing everything to 110%. This is for those of you that are "hiding in plain sight" behind perfect achievement, a perfect image, perfect home, perfect career or perfect body, to...
Published 04/20/21
Have you ever been stymied in your decluttering project by an item you couldn't sell? Are you always finding your unwanted stuff doesn't fetch as much as you feel it's worth? Well it's not you, it's the Endowment Effect, and it affects everyone! Also, if you're interested in the Stoicism women's conference "Practical Paths to Flourishing" on June 5th, you can find out more info and book here. Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are...
Published 04/13/21
This week we're talking about a method of prioritising how you're spending your precious time.    Tara describes the concept of "Cultivating lilies and getting rid of leeches" which is a method of ADHD expert Ned Hallowell.  The video that inspired this episode can be seen here.   We hope it is helpful for you!   Our website: www.beuncluttered.com.au (we also have more detailed shownotes there) Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beuncluttered Our Facebook Community...
Published 04/07/21
Continuing our Slow Fashion theme, we have invited Jenna Flood, who is a Slow Fashion Stylist, to tell us about what slow fashion styling is, and how it might help us move towards a slower wardrobe. There are great tips in here for getting the most out of your current wardrobe, and finding your style in a slow fashion way. Jenna's website is https://www.ironicminimalist.com/ if you want to explore her service and learn more about sustainable designers and manufacturers as well (I already have...
Published 03/31/21
This is part 2 of our "Slow vs Fast fashion" episode, where we explore ways to make the shift from fast to slow fashion.   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace.net.au, basklifecoaching@outlook.com, or any of the links below will help you get in...
Published 03/24/21
This week we're chatting about what Fast Fashion is, how it differs to Slow Fashion, and why we think you should care (or at least know!).   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace.net.au, basklifecoaching@outlook.com, or any of the links below will...
Published 03/17/21
This week we're doing a practical episode and we're decluttering and organising the fridge.  There's a welcome return to some stats (we've missed Tara's stats!) and some gross stuff about fruit gases. Well it's gross if you think of it how Bec thinks of it....   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the...
Published 03/10/21
Business Simplicity coach Delanie Fischer is here to chat this week with Bec about finding clarity in your life around what it is that you really want your life to be and feel like.   Delanie also co-hosts the top charting comedic self-improvement podcast with millions of downloads, Self-Helpless, and recently launched a new podcast for entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers, and artists called E-ficionado.   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to...
Published 03/02/21
This week's episode is a response to a message we got from listener Shayla, who wanted help with her tiny bathroom.   So if you're short on space in certain areas of your home, these 5 tips will help you keep the space clutter-free and functional..   Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.    We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You...
Published 02/24/21
Hi! This week we're talking about buying items ONCE. Well, sort of.... Basically we're talking about how you might be able to buy items that last as long as possible - maybe even your whole lifetime - to reduce expense, space and waste. We're not at all sure how it ended up so long this week, ooops!  Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.  We'd love you to get in...
Published 02/16/21
"Hoarding" isn't just one behaviour with one cause. It's also not a label that needs to go on every cluttered person or environment, either.There are a lot of conditions, neurodiversities, disabilities and behaviours that can be mis-interpreted as hoarding behaviours or Hoarding Disorder itself. This week, we explore them and look into how maybe what looks like hoarding is actually something else dressed up as hoarding.Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it...
Published 02/09/21
This week's episode came from a question asked in our 100th episode - we thought it deserved more attention than just a quick answer, so here's a whole episode dedicated to helping you make the decisions you need to make when you're trying to declutter. Thanks so much for listening to our podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  you can do so on our website.  We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You...
Published 02/02/21