Be Uncluttered

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By: Rebecca Mezzino and Tara Tuttle

Bec and Tara chat weekly about how you can remove physical and psychological clutter from your life so that you can live with clarity and intent.

Moving Month: preparing and packing
#134
Last Wednesday at 12:37 AM

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 discus...


Review of "The Minimalists: Less is Now"
#133
04/27/2021

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 website. 

  We'd love...


The Futile Pursuit of Perfection with Iona Holloway
#132
04/20/2021

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 help you show up and take up the space that the real you should be taking...


The Endowment Effect
#131
04/13/2021

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.

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Lilies & Leeches
#130
04/07/2021

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 Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/674317126272323/ Our Insta: www.instagram.com/beuncluttered Tara's website: www.basklifecoaching.com Bec's website: www.clearspace.net.au

 


Slow Fashion styling with Jenna Flood
#129
03/31/2021

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 a pair of pants on my wishlist thanks...


How to ditch Fast Fashion
#128
03/24/2021

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 touch too.   Our website: www.beuncl...


Fast vs Slow fashion
#127
03/17/2021

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 help you get in touch too.   Our w...


Fridge stuff
#126
03/10/2021

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 podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clear...


Finding Clarity with Delanie Fischer
#125
03/02/2021

Business coach and one-time comedian 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.   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...


5 Tips for Small Spaces
#124
02/24/2021

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 can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace.net.a...


"Buy once" items
#123
02/16/2021

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 touch to discuss anythin...


Things that masquerade as hoarding
#122
02/09/2021

"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 to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon supporter -  yo...


Making decisions when decluttering
#121
02/02/2021

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 can send us an email at rebecca@clea...


Stoicism and Clutter with Donald Robertson Pt 2
#120
01/26/2021

This we we're bring you Part 2 of our episode on Stoicism and clutter with Donald Robertson, who is an author, speaker, psychotherapist and expert on Greek and Roman philosophy.

We've had a great response from listeners about Part 1 so we know you're all keen to here more from Donald. Enjoy!

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 pod...


Stoicism and Clutter Pt 1
#119
01/19/2021

What do ancient Greek school of philosophies have to do with living a happy and uncluttered life today? 

Ooh-ooh! We know, we know! And we're going to share it with you.

Listen this week to Part 1 of our episode on Stoicism (with a capital S!) with Donald Robertson, who is an author, speaker, psychotherapist and expert on Greek and Roman philosophy, and you'll learn all about it too.

----more----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...


Self Care vs Self Soothing with Rachelle Glendon
#118
01/12/2021

This week is an interesting interview with Rachelle Glendon of How To Live Slow about the difference between self care and self soothing, as well as why it's important to know the difference! There's definitely a few "aha" moments in this one for both Tara and myself, and we think you'll find some too.----more----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 podc...


6 habits for decluttering in 2021 with Sara Brigz
#117
01/05/2021

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that your 2021 is just what you need it to be. If you're looking for some inspiration on some approaches to your clutter this year, this episode should help a lot. Sara Brigz is a declutter coach based in Canada and has some handy and insightful tips for you to get around some decluttering blocks you might face in 2021. Sara is a coach that has made the journey herself so she knows that it's not about the stuff at all, and shares some of her wisdom with us today. Thanks so much for listening to our...


Your beliefs and your resolutions with Vanessa
#116
12/29/2020

If you're a "New Years Resolution" person, this episode will help give your resolutions more of a chance of success. Venessa Nickless of Mind Body Clinical Hypnotherapy will help you think about your limiting beliefs and how to understand them and make sure they don't sabotage your New Years Resolutions. 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 a...


Transitioning to grey hair with Karly Nimmo
#115
12/22/2020

Karly Nimmo (podcaster, business coach, voiceover artist and content creator) started going grey when she was a teenager. And when she turned 40 she finally did what she had wanted to do for a decade - she stopped colouring her hair.

 

Bec and Karly chat about what happens when you show up in the world at 40 with a full head of grey hair. They discuss why Karly decided to do it, what her experience has been like, and what it has to do with being uncluttered.

 

Karly is really active online so yo...


Your Thoughts and Your Clutter with Chana Mason
#114
12/15/2020

There is a lot of strength in our thoughts. If you don't believe this, I think that Chana Mason can convince you otherwise!

Where do your thoughts come from? And how can you change them so that you can make a positive impact on your mental and physical clutter? Join Tara as she has quite a few "aha" moments with our guest, Chana Mason. We're sure you'll have a few little "mind blown" revelations, too!

You can find out more about Chana at https://chanamason.com/.

Thanks so much for listening to our podcast...


Practically minimal with Shawna
#113
12/08/2020

This first episode of our holiday series is with Shawna from Practically Minimal, who chats to Tara about being "minimal-ish" and how she went from clothing addict to minimal(ish!). 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...


Moving overseas
#112
12/01/2020

Tara is moving to the US! In fact as this episode is being released, she'll be touching down on the east coast and heading into quarantine.

So this week is all about the kind of stuff you have to consider when moving your life to a different country, and Tara's tips and tricks for not going completely insane (just partially insane....).

Thanks so much for listening to our little 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...


Happiness vs Contentment
#111
11/24/2020

What is the difference between happiness and contentment? And why is happiness the most popular and most sought-after of the two?

 

This week we dive deep into happiness and contentment and talk about what they are, how they differ, and how you might use this knowledge to improve how you feel about your life.

 

Thanks so much for listening to our little 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 ge...


Silencing Your Inner Critic with Catherine Wood
#110
11/17/2020

Do you have a constant battle with that little voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough, or that you have to work harder, or that you haven't achieved what you should have achieved?

 

Well, you're not alone. And this week with coach Catherine Wood, we're going to learn how to make friends with that inner critic and give it a bit of a shushing.

 

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a...


A Merry COVID Christmas
#109
11/11/2020

It's November! That means Tara's been thinking about Christmas now for MONTHS and we can't hold her off any longer! 

So this week we're chatting about how to make Christmas a good experience for you, even if you have to have things a bit differently this year.  From activities to gifts, whether you're Zooming it or are celebrating in person, there's plenty to chat about. 

Also, Tara's "Simple Christmas Project" download, which is FREE and aims to guide you through the pathway to a simple and joyful Christmas, can be found here. And if you haven't alre...


Paperwork part 2 - Organising and filing
#108
11/03/2020

This week we're still on paperwork (yay!). This episode is focused on ensuring your pieces of paper have somewhere to live in your home. A spot other than the front of the fridge or the kitchen counter. There's one tip in here that will IMMEDIATELY make you more organised, even if you have piles everywhere. Get into it! Bec's "Conquer Your Paper Clutter" ebook (which will walk you through the entire process of setting up a complete household paperwork system), can be found here.  Get a 25% discount with the code POD25.   Tara's "Simple Christmas Project" download, which is FREE and aims t...


Paperwork part 1 - what to keep
#107
10/27/2020

This is a long one! Surprisingly, we had lots to discuss about paperwork - what it is, why we have paper clutter and what we need to keep and not keep. And spiders - we managed to talk about spiders too... somehow... Also if you're interested in Bec's "Conquer Your Paper Clutter" ebook, it can be found here.  Get a 25% discount (it's only $12AUD normally) with the code POD25.  There's more info in next week's episode about it, too. Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invi...


A hygge life
#106
10/20/2020

You may or may not have heard of hygge before - a Danish phenomena (not the best word but it's not just a word, it's a feeling, a way of doing things) that embodies warm, cozy, homey, nostalgic comfort. 

So this week Bec and Tara discuss hygge - what it means, why you might like it and how you might inject some of it into your own life.

 

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to become a Patreon su...


Three things uncluttered homes have
#105
10/13/2020

There are three things that most (all?) uncluttered homes have. So if you're cluttered, and you don't have these, maybe it might help? It's worth a shot!

Also, for the non-Australian listeners, here is another opportunity to laugh at our accents while we talk about "thongs" and pronounce "toilet" like a true Aussie! (you'll want to go back and re-listen to all the old episodes just to hear Tara say "toilet" over and over again...hee hee!). 

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, y...


Organising your photos with Chantal
#104
10/06/2020

We all have them - photos! And they can be a real space-hog and stress when they aren't organised. 

So this week Bec has bailed up the delightful Chantal Imbach from Photos In Order and the DIY Photo Organising podcast to help us all out with our printed photos - the ones stashed in places all over the house and taking up space in giant albums, or at your parent's place just waiting for you to inherit them!

And don't despair, we know you need digital photo help too, so Chantal will definitely be back!


Review: The Home Edit on Netflix
#103
09/29/2020

This week we have a chat about the new Netflix series "Get Organized with The Home Edit". 

We give you the insiders' view on this show and what those inside the industry think about it (and not just us - other POs across the world have had lots to say about it too!). 

Tara surprised herself with her opinion, and Bec wasn't surprised by her opinion very much at all (haha!).  

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast. If you love it, and want it to stay ad-free, you are invited to beco...


A place for everything
#102
09/22/2020

You've heard the saying "A place for everything, and everything in its place". Bec and Tara live by this (well, the first half for Bec, at least!) and it really is life-changing. So why would you have a home for everything? Listen in and find out the beauty of everything in your house having its very own little home it can go to. If you'd like 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...


Rejection
#101
09/15/2020

If you've ever been rejected before, then you're human. And you of course will know the "oof" feeling you get in your gut when it happens (or even when you think back on it). This week, Bec and Tara talk you through rejection and offer some ways that you can look at it a little differently so that it doesn't hurt quite so much. If you'd like 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@clea...


Happy 100th to us!
#100
09/08/2020

Welcome to our 100th episode! We're so happy to have shared this journey with you over the last couple of years.

This week it's a mixed back of all sorts of topics, from some of Bec & Tara's household organising hacks to questions from our valued community.

Thanks for listening, lovely humans, we really appreciate it. 

 

If you'd like 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...


Journaling to declutter your mind with Mai
#99
09/01/2020

This week Tara talks to Mai from Shape Mai Life about how she uses journaling to declutter her mind and heal. Mai is just lovely and open about her own experiences journaling and healing, and we hope that you learn something that might help you heal, too. You might also be interested in this episode on bullet journaling we did too. If you'd like 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, baskl...


Forest Bathing
#98
08/25/2020

This week Bec lets us know all about the concept of Forest Bathing - what it is, what it isn't (there's always the nudity question!) and how it might be helpful for you, to unclutter your life and your mind. Explore the topic with us, and you might find yourself inspired to check out some Forest Bathing for yourself! Bec's course "Raising Uncluttered Kids" is still taking registrations (you won't miss anything if you register now). For more info you can visit here. Also, Patreon supporters get a huge 30% off the price of the course! If you'd like to become a Pa...


The One In, One Out technique
#97
08/18/2020

We've mentioned "one in, one out" on the podcast before, but haven't really gone into a lot of detail. So this week, it's time to check out this decluttering and maintenance technique and learn how you can apply it to be more uncluttered! Bec's course "Raising Uncluttered Kids" is still taking registrations (you won't miss anything if you register now). For more info you can visit here. Also, Patreon supporters get a huge 30% off the price of the course! If you'd like to become a Patreon supporter, you can do so on our website.  We'd love you to get in touch...


Routines or Rhythms?
#96
08/11/2020

This week we explore the difference between routines and rhythms, and how each of them work.  Some people need routine, others prefer rhythm. Some, like Bec, NEED routine but find it a hard method to stick to.

There are benefits to each, and you'll learn how and when each of them might be helpful for you.

 

Bec's course "Raising Uncluttered Kids" is still taking registrations (we're in our first week and you won't miss anything if you register now). For more info you can visit here. Also, Patreon supporters get a huge 30% off the pr...


Essentialism with Greg McKeown
#95
08/04/2020

We are so excited about this episode! Tara has been a raving fan of Greg McKeown for a long time now and she has also been nagging Bec to do a review episode of his book "Essentialism" for ages, too.

 

She gave up on Bec and went one better and invited Greg himself on as a guest, nearly dying of excitement when he said yes.

 

If you haven't read Greg's book yet, never fear, this interview will teach you a lot about Essentialism and how it came about, how it has ev...