Be Uncluttered

Be Uncluttered

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

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November 13, 2019 47 min

Got thousands of emails in your inbox and it kinda freaks you out? Or do you get too many emails and feel overwhelmed? Spend too much time filing and not enough time doing? Here's an episode to calm your busy email brain.
From how to set up your inbox to how to send more efficient emails, Bec & Tara cover all sorts of email-related stuff this week. Tune in, mouse at the ready!
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This week we chat about this book by author Margareta Magnusson.
We found it worth reading - so listen in to find out why. Also heed Tara's warning so you can avoid her hilariously awkward "reading" moment!
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October 30, 2019 47 min

Okay, we talked about personality TRAITS already, and now we are going to chat about personality types. The Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator is probably the most popular personality profiler used these days, and we're going to talk about what it is, and how it's used.
We also go to go into the types a little and discuss how they mig...
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October 23, 2019 38 min

Bathrooms - we use them every day and we spend a surprisingly large amount of time in them!
It would make life a lot easier (and healthier) if you could easily clean your bathroom and have everything you need at your fingertips. This week we have a few tips to help you get there!
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, basklifecoac...
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October 16, 2019 45 min

There are aspects to our personalities that really do have an impact on our clutteredness (inventing words...again).
How does forgetfulness affect clutter? What about optimism? Perfectionism?
You'll definitely identify with a few traits we discuss in this episode. Be ready to feel validated!
We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at rebecca@clearspace...
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October 9, 2019 40 min

Beck Rayner is a military wife who has undergone a transformation through physical and emotional decluttering. This week she shares her story with Tara, talking about how her views about what was holding her back in life changed over the course of her journey.
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 ...
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October 2, 2019 47 min

You've probably heard about mindfulness. But what is it and why is everyone talking about it? Also, what does it have to do with emotional and psychological clutter?
Bec and Tara chat about mindfulness - what it is, what the benefits are, and how you might include it in your life.
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, basklif...
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September 25, 2019 38 min

This week we dive into OCD in an attempt to give you a rundown on the condition and why it's far more serious than you think, and why you can't be "a little OCD".
If you think you need help with OCD, OPCD or any other conditions we mention in this episode, please reach out to your doctor - there are definitely things they can do to help.
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September 18, 2019 56 min

This week we celebrate our 50th episode with a decidedly un-celebratory topic, but hey, it has to be done at some stage!
Dive headlong into your living room with us this week as we talk about how we can keep our living room working for us, and not the other way around.
Bec and Tara share their top tips for keeping living rooms under control, as well as the most unusual things they've seen stored in living rooms!
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September 11, 2019 59 min

Bec and Tara are big readers. They love reading, and love books. They understand why people end up with more books than space; they totally get it. Because of this, we have a long episode for you this week, full of personal stories about books and reading and all that stuff.
Don't worry, somewhere among the stories we'll have some tips for you on how to make decisions about books if you need to declutter them (it's...
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September 3, 2019 61 min

Where does happiness lie? When striving for it, why does it always seem out of reach?
Clutter is caused by many things, but acquiring is a big reason we have too much stuff. We acquire things a lot of the time because we feel we need The Thing because it will make our lives better. From the pretty new notebook (I'll get organised) to the new shoes (I'll look taller and trendier) to the new rug (the other one didn't...
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August 28, 2019 35 min

Have you ever felt like you don't deserve the success you have? Like someone is going to find out that you don't know what you're doing? As if one day the jig will be up and you'll be outed to the world as a complete fake?
You're not alone if you have!
This week Tara interviews Anne Ditmeyer about Imposter Syndrome. Anne is a designer, writer, traveler...
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August 21, 2019 56 min

Rounding up our epic "Toys" series, Bec & Tara discuss ways to organise and store toys, as well as how to maintain an organised (well, relatively - we are talking about kids so flexibility is a must!) toy space in the long term.
If you haven't already listened to our first two Toys episodes, check them out. And if you haven't listened to our "Raising Uncluttered Kids" episodes, they might be useful ...
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August 14, 2019 59 min

Okay, this is the hard part! Now that you're confident in culling your kids toys with them, and you know all of the "why", now it's time to talk about the "how".
Do you do it with them or without them? How do you work around the emotions? What tips and tricks are there for getting kids on board?
Loads of info in this one. Don't forget that if you haven't listened to Toys Part 1 that we'...
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August 7, 2019 60 min

Toys. Toys toys toys toys toys. That kind of sums it up, really - how life feels like with kids!
This week we start our three-parter with a chat about the psychology of play and that part that toys play in it, as well as the part toys don't play in it! We talk about the importance of play and what it does for our children's development.
We also talk about the acquiring of toys and how you can make it intentional a...
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July 31, 2019 43 min

ADD/ADHD is a condition that affects around 4-5% of adults. It can cause significant barriers to organisation (among other challenges).
In this episode, Rebecca chats with Sarah Cottman from Heavenly Order about ADD and ADHD and how it affects organisation. Sarah has a lot of experience, professionally and personally, with ADHD and she's a wealth of information and great sour...
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Have you ever helped someone else declutter? Have you found that it's so much easier than doing your own stuff? If so, you're not alone.
Bec & Tara chat this week about how we can be great at helping other people declutter. We can be focused, rational and practical. We are enthusiastic and energetic. But then when we have to do our own, we avoid, procrastinate and get anxious. We find other things to do instead, an...
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July 17, 2019 53 min

Despite us thinking this was going to be a short episode, it turns out we have a lot to say about towels and bed linen!!
If you've ever wondered what the "right" number of towels are for a household, or find yourself drowning in seas of fitted sheets, this episode might clear a few things up for you.
We'd love you to get in touch to discuss anything about the podcast. You can send us an email at becandtara...
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July 10, 2019 45 min

Tara talks to Tania Goranitis about Women Against Waste, a roving event for regional Australia aimed at helping women and their families wage the war on waste and reduce their impact on the environment.
Tania explains how Women Against Waste works, and you might be inspired to host one in your town! With the core pillars of Swap, Donate, Recycle, Mend and Learn, she ha...
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Decluttering is not a one-off activity - it's something that stays with you for life. Although it is always with you, it does change over time, however.
This week Bec & Tara discuss what Maintenance Mode is, how it differs from Decluttering Mode and how each mode works. When do you know when you're in Maintenance Mode? Will you ever get there, and can you switch between the two?
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