The Declutter Hub Podcast

Lesley Spellman and Ingrid Jansen

Weekly episodes with hints, tips, chat, practical solutions and psychological insight into clearing your clutter for good. It's not just us you'll be listening to, we'll have regular guests to delve deeper into specialist areas of organising your home too.

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It is our 104th episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website The Declutter Hub. We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organizing with you. Lesley and Ingrid are talking to one of their Declutter Hub members, Jeani. She is from Ohio, USA, and is decluttering to downsize from a house to a condo. For detailed show notes go to our Podcast page Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Sep 25

39 min

It is our 103rd episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website The Declutter Hub. We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you. Lesley and Ingrid are reviewing the new Netflix show 'Getting Organized with The Home Edit'.  Everyone has been talking about the show and it’s been interesting to read all the different ideas and opinions. For detailed show notes go to our Podcast page Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Sep 18

37 min

It is our 102nd episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website The Declutter Hub. We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you. Lesley and Ingrid are talking to a fellow Professional Organiser in Dubai who covers all of the United Arab Emirates, to discuss how working in Dubai differs from other countries.  For detailed show notes go to our Podcast page Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Sep 11

30 min

It is our 101st episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website The Declutter Hub. We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you. Lesley and Ingrid are talking about the basics of decluttering success in this podcast. To get your decluttering project to a successful finish you need to follow a certain path and that's why we have created our Reset Your Home System.  For detailed show notes go to our Podcast page Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Sep 4

27 min

It is our 100th episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website. We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you. For this 100th episode we asked the members in our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community to send in their questions and we have picked the best 7 to answer in this special edition.  For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/questions-listeners Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Aug 28

48 min

It is our 99th episode of The Declutter Hub Podcast so hello to you, our listeners! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our website.  We are delighted you're here and can't wait to share all our top tips about decluttering and organising with you. A decluttering journey looks very different depending on your circumstances and mindset. Tracy tells us how her aha moments came during some of our podcasts and how she has progressed in her decluttering journey. Tracy is a yoga teacher and tells us how Aparigraha, the yogic teaching of non attachment, is so closely related to decluttering and how her journey with decluttering has enhanced her teaching of yoga. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/my-decluttering-journey-with-tracy Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Aug 21

42 min

If you declutter your garage, it can be a huge relief. There are often things lurking in there that have been around for years and years and we have just stopped seeing them. Here are 10 ideas of things that should go when you declutter your garage. Our garage is a real halfway house - the place where we put things when we haven't quite made a final decision. That's why it is vitally important to declutter your garage from time to time. We need to make sure everything that is housed there is useful in your current lifestyle. Listen in to this podcast for some garage decluttering inspiration. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/10-things-to-declutter-from-your-garage Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Aug 14

38 min

Keeping your house tidy is something that many of us struggle with. It can be a constant battle to get this right and we can find ourselves tidying day after day and getting nowhere fast. Incorporating maintenance and routines into your day are going to be a critical component in keeping your house tidy after you have 'finished' your decluttering project. In this podcast we discuss what you need to do to stay on top of things. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/keeping-your-house-tidy Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Aug 7

34 min

Decluttering after someone has died is an incredibly difficult thing to do for so many reasons. In this podcast, we discuss when is the right time to tackle a project like this. Decluttering after someone has died brings with it such powerful emotions and we are often urged to tackle it before we are ready or sometimes we leave it too long. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-after-someone-has-died Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jul 31

29 min

A decluttering journey looks very different depending on your circumstances and mindset. Josephine tells us how and when her light bulb moments happened in this podcast with Lesley. Josephine undertook a declutter of her dad and her aunt's house and it lead her down a path of reevaluating her own relationship with stuff in her own home. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-journey-josephine Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jul 24

29 min

In this podcast, we talk to Alison Lush from the Institute of Challenging Disorganization who shares with us the strategies she has used for herself and her clients to tackle chronic disorganisation. Finding strategies to help with chronic disorganisation can be a minefield but self knowledge is the key to finding a way forward. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/chronic-disorganisation-strategies Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jul 17

41 min

In this podcast we discuss why wedding dresses are tricky to declutter, whether you should even contemplate decluttering them and some handy donation or re-purposing options. What should I do with my wedding dress? There's no right or wrong answer. It's a tricky one and depends on the space you have, how sentimental you are and how you feel about re-purposing it. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-wedding-dress Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jul 10

29 min

In this podcast Lesley talks to her nephew Cel Spellman. Cel is a WWF ambassador, actor and presenter and is passionate about using his voice with the younger generation to encourage them to get involved in the environment. July 3rd marks International Plastic Bag Free Day and Cel chats to us about his insight into the recycling world. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/cel-spellman Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jul 3

29 min

Decluttering course notes from school, university, college, work, conferences and training courses is vital so we don't use valuable space in our homes for things we are unlikely to refer back to.  Why do we keep it all and why do we think we will ever look back on those notes? Listen in for some inspiration on how to tackle the decluttering of all those course notes. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-course-notes Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jun 26

31 min

In this podcast, we talk to Lindsay Brown from Access 4 Lofts about what you can do to maximise the space in your loft, make it accessible, user friendly and safe, so you can find what you need when you need it. Maximising space in your loft can be a game changer for some people as it allows you to store things you don't have space for in your house. But don't let this space be neglected. Boarding, shelving and lighting your loft effectively is critical to maximise the loft space. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/maximising-loft-space. Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jun 19

26 min

A decluttering journey looks very different depending on your circumstances and mindset. Timna, a Declutter Hub Bootcamp member, tells us how and when her light bulb moments happened. Timna has amassed clutter along the way to a point where it became overwhelming. Her story is not remarkable - it's just stuff that has gathered along the way but her decluttering journey is both inspirational, motivational and one not to miss. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-journey-timna Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jun 12

43 min

In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid chat about the 10 things you can declutter from your garden. This area so often gets overlooked and can become a neglected part of our home that ought to be a sanctuary. To get you kick started on a project to declutter your garden, we discuss 10 things that should go.  Things that are past their best, things waiting for a rainy day project and projects that haven't quite made it to the recycling centre or their next home. These are the kinds of things that we need to be on the lookout for when we are decluttering our garden. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/declutter-your-garden Please feel free to join our Facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

Jun 5

30 min

Avoiding self sabotage when decluttering is a vital component of your journey. Decluttering can be a life changing project, but it's important that we start to shift our mindset too, so we no longer bring things into our homes that we don't need. When we are out shopping, there are so many things where control is taken away from us - we bow to pressure from marketeers, emails and sometimes even friends and buy things we hadn't intended. It's so important  to shop intentionally to avoid self sabotage when decluttering our homes. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/self-sabotage-decluttering Please feel free to join our facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

May 29

30 min

What is chronic disorganisation and how do I know whether I am living with it? Our guest, Alison Lush, is a Professional Organiser specialising in working with clients with Chronic Disorganisation. If we are struggling with clutter and disorganisation, it can be tough to understand why. Alison Lush explains some of the signs that someone may be living with Chronic Disorganisation and why it can be hard to navigate your way through. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/what-is-chronic-disorganisation. Please feel free to join our facebook group The Declutter Hub Community and you can find out more about The Declutter Hub membership here.

May 22

37 min

Decluttering cards can be a daunting task because some of us just love a greeting card and struggle to walk past that section of a shop without buying one. In this podcast we explore why we love them so much and why we end up with way more than we need. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-cards

May 15

34 min

How to declutter when you live with ADHD is a question we are asked all the time. In this podcast, Ingrid interviews Sarah Bickers, a Professional Organiser specialising in working with clients who live with ADHD. This is the second of two interviews with Sarah and she gives me practical strategies. These strategies are equally valid for many people who feel overwhelmed with clutter and struggle with organisation. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/declutter-ahdh

May 8

33 min

"Do I have too many notebooks?" is a question that notebook addicts all over the globe are asking themselves. You just can't resist that feeling of a brand new untouched notebook but sometimes they can take over your space and leave you with the feeling that decluttering is on the cards. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/too-many-notebooks

May 1

31 min

Decluttering craft supplies is something that many crafters have to continually focus on but Jill's story takes things to another level. In this podcast, we discuss what led Jill to have hoarding tendencies and how decluttering craft items is a continuing part of her everyday life. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/decluttering-craft.

Apr 24

31 min

In this episode we discuss the impact that lockdown is having on us all. We had all good intentions to sort our homes out while we are spending more time at home, but our mojo is sapped and our motivation to declutter is gone. How do we make steps to get our motivation back and should we even be doing that? For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/motivation-to-declutter

Apr 17

32 min

Many of us are in lock down and it provides the perfect opportunity for us to declutter our homes. But, there's a problem - the charity shops and recycling centres are closed and so we have nowhere to take our stuff. So, what do we do? Let's give you some ideas of things you can focus on and what to declutter when the charity shops are closed. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Apr 10

26 min

In this podcast we discuss preparing your home to sell, otherwise known as home staging. Home staging is the industry term for the things you do to prepare your home for sale. We discuss what you can do on a small budget. For detailed shownotes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast 

Apr 3

29 min

In this podcast, we discuss what positive projects we can do whilst at home in lock down. We discuss in particular projects we can do with the whole family that are fun and enjoyable. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Mar 27

26 min

In this podcast, Lesley talks to one of her Clutter Fairy clients, Jill, who discusses her journey with hoarding. This is such an open, honest and insightful discussion about one woman's journey with hoarding tendencies. One not to be missed! For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast   

Mar 20

31 min

In this podcast we discuss whether surrounding yourself with like minded people in a decluttering community is critical when embarking on a declutter. We also chat about APDO's Spring Clearing Week that is happening 16-22 March which focuses on the impact of fast fashion. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Mar 13

21 min

Where do you get started when you are tackling a home with clutter everywhere. Our advice is always start small - but how? Well, here are 10 things you can declutter immediately from your home! But even simple things like these can be tough. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast.

Mar 6

31 min

In this podcast, Ingrid talks to professional organiser Sarah Bickers, who specialises in working with clients with ADHD. If you are interested in the relationship between living with ADHD and having clutter or untidiness in your home, this is the podcast for you. Sarah Bickers is a Professional Organiser working in South East London and shares her insight into ADHD and whether it links in to clutter. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/adhd-clutter.

Feb 28

30 min

Organising toys is a vital part of sorting out a playroom. There are so many storage solutions but finding the right one is never easy, so in this podcast we discuss some of the options. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast.

Feb 21

37 min

Categorising toys is a vital part of the decluttering and organisation process. There are so many categories to use, so in this podcast we discuss some of the popular ones and how to decide what should go where. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast.

Feb 14

29 min

There are so many emotions wrapped up in the toys our children have that starting a decluttering project can be daunting. In this podcast, we delve into some of the emotions we feel when keeping and decluttering toys. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Feb 7

30 min

In this podcast episode Lesley and Ingrid chat about having a to do list and an to do box. When you declutter a room, it inevitably unearths things that need to be actioned. Things we haven't seen for a while that need something doing with them. It can be hard to retain focus and get that to do list done. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Jan 31

30 min

In this podcast Lesley speaks to Helen Rebello; author, mentor and women's empowerment educator who loves helping midlife women to fulfil their potential. In the modern world, many of us approach mid life with a sense of 'what's this all about?' Helen and Lesley discuss what happens when overwhelm and unfulfilment in modern life takes over. Too much stuff is often a symptom of something much deeper and we discuss how intentional living can set us back on the right track with our lives and our belongings. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Jan 24

31 min

The third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday and is allegedly the most depressing day of the year, so shall we allow ourselves to be dragged down by the sentiment or fight it and start or New Year decluttering plans off with a bang? In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid chat about what you can do to beat the blues. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/blue monday

Jan 17

27 min

In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid chat about what to do with unwanted gifts you aren't fond of as we feel ungrateful or guilty. We talk about the emotions we feel and the actions we can take if we decide to pass on unwanted gifts. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Jan 10

28 min

In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid chat about how decluttering requires long term focus and commitment and so it should be a whole year rather than a new year's resolution. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast.

Jan 3

35 min

In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid look back at 2019 and chat about what we have learned from our listeners, members and each other. We look back at our favourite podcasts, the challenges that we have done and our membership. For more detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/looking-back-2019. 

Dec 2019

28 min

We chat about how we celebrate Christmas and what our traditions are. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/lesley-ingrid-christmas

Dec 2019

28 min

In this podcast we chat about preparing for a stress free Christmas. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/stress-free-xmas

Dec 2019

26 min

In this podcast Lesley talks to Claire Birnie. Claire is the owner and head organiser at The Tidy Life Project, an Edinburgh-based professional organising, decluttering, minimalism and coaching company. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast.

Dec 2019

32 min

In this podcast we talk about the preparation you need to do before, during and after a building project to manage the logistics of your things. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Nov 2019

26 min

Lesley and Ingrid chat about entrance hall decluttering and organising. Hallways can become dumping grounds with everything just piled on top of each other without any system. Keeping on top of daily and weekly routines helps to prevent the clutter from building up. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Nov 2019

26 min

In this podcast Lesley and Ingrid chat about organising trophies and medals. Ask yourself if you would like to keep them in the first place and if yes , how can you store or display them so you can enjoy them. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/podcast/trophies-medals

Nov 2019

17 min

In this episode Ingrid talks to Organise Your House client, Julia Kirby, about her experience of decluttering after a bereavement. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Nov 2019

46 min

It's National Organising Week in the UK and the theme is all about food waste. So Lesley and Ingrid have recorded a podcast all about getting organised in your kitchen and reducing food waste. For detailed shownotes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Nov 2019

21 min

As Halloween approaches, Ingrid and Lesley talk all about keeping decorations and fancy dress under control.

Oct 2019

24 min

In this episode we talk about the importance of preparing a decluttering project for success. For detailed show notes go to declutterhub.com/the-podcast

Oct 2019

30 min

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