Living Clutter Free Forever
If you’re a busy mum who feels overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your home, and you know it’s time to declutter, but you just don’t know where to start, then this podcast is for you. As a trained KonMari® Consultant I’ll be sharing tips and tricks on how to declutter using the KonMari Method®, and just as importantly, how to maintain it. I will also share some personal insights which I’m sure you’ll relate to. Sometimes it might feel like I am a fly on the wall in your home! Believe me, I get it. We all aspire to having a tidy home, but it can feel like an impossible task when we’re constantly juggling family life, work, and everything else in between. Join me, Caroline, and occasionally my lovely guests, every Friday for some inspiration and motivation. Let’s get started on decluttering our homes and our lives – forever!
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EPISODE 22 –
KonMari® Your Clothes
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to declutter and organize your clothes with the help of a KonMari® Consultant? Well, now you can find out! I have recorded this episode to help you go through all of your clothes, learn how to find out if an item sparks joy or not, what to do with those clothes you decide to let go, and how to reorganize and put away the clothes you are left with. I have even recorded it in a way that means you can easily pause it at each stage while you complete the next task. It will be like having me there with you! Sound good?
To support you I have a clothing category checklist you can download, and also a KonMari Your Clothes 5-Day Challenge. Here you will receive 5 days worth or tips, strategies, diagrams and video support to help you complete your clothing category.
I hope you enjoy the episode and the challenge.
EPISODE 21 –
How many times have you stood in front of your wardrobe/closet in the morning, wondering what you should put on? Are you even sure what styles suit you? In this episode I am talking to Kay Korsh, a Wardrobe Consultant & Personal Stylist who helps mums embrace their style after having kids. We discuss, how you know if an article of clothing sparks joy for you, what tricks you can use to see if a style suits you, and there are so many amazing tips that Kay shares with us, that this episode is clothing organization and styling gold! For more information about Kay, follow this link https://www.subscribepage.com/embraceplace
Please share your top takeaway from this episode with me by sending me a DM on Instagram @caro.thor. I will share some of them in future epiosdes.
EPISODE 20 –
Organizing After A Death
Have you ever wondered how you would deal with a loved one’s belongings after they have passed, or have you been in this situation, and wish you had had some more guidance about how best to communicate with other family members about the best way to proceed? In this episode I talk with Isabel from The Tidy Coach, a professional organizer specializing in supporting families after a death. For more information on Isabel and her work, please visit https://www.thetidycoach.com/, and for a free checklist on what you need to do when someone passes, please click here
EPISODE 19 –
Organized In 15 Minutes Or Less
Have you ever wished someone would come and wave a magic wand and your home and life would be completely organized? I know I have. How about that drawer or cupboard of shame? The one you secretly hope no one ever looks in? The truth is, it’s actually only a 15 minute job! Honestly! In today’s episode I talk about all those jobs you can get done in 15 minutes or less, so that it can start to feel like someone has waved a wand in your home. For your free guide on how to wave a wand over your drawer of shame, follow this link! It’s magic!
EPISODE 18 – Organizing in Special Needs Families
When you are a parent, every day can be unpredictable. Kids get ill, have accidents, don’t react to things as you are expecting them to. Suddenly all your plans are thrown out of the window. As a parent of a special needs child this is even more often the case. In this episode I share my personal experience, and how organization has saved me from the unpredictability, and helped me deal with things more calmly.
EPISODE 17 – Decluttering As Self-Care
I am sure a lot of people hear me credit Marie Kondo’s book for saving me, and think I am wildly exaggerating, but it really was the case. Decluttering, organising, and creating systems in our home was the self-care I needed, and although I will happily admit to not being perfect on this front, it has made enough of a difference that life really does feel calm and easier. In this episode I look at 5 points that make decluttering a form of self-care.
1. Stress reduction
2. Improved lifestyle
3. Better work/life balance
4. Living more intentionally
5. Improved relationships
EPISODE 16 – Organized Relocation
In this episode I take a departure from traditional organizing topics, to talk to Gráinne McConnell about what it is like to relocate a family to a different country. As an expat myself, I know how difficult it can be, and Gráinne has worked in the corporate world, she has started her own business as a life coach, and she has relocated internationally three times, twice with small children. This episode is gold for anyone considering or struggling with relocation, or even just for some amazing advice on how to help kids deal with transitions, and how as a mum you can make new connections! There is something for everyone.
To find Gráinne:
STRONG PATH COACHING – Transformational Coaching For Busy Moms
EPISODE 15 – Living Sustainably
This is the fourth and final episode in a 4 part mini-series based on articles from the official KonMari website. Sustainability is so important, especially in the current situation of climate change. Anything we can do to live more sustainable lives has a positive knock-on effect for the environment. In this episode based on the article 8 Ways To Live More Sustainably, I will talk about practical changes that you can make, leaving you not only more organized, but living a more sustainable life. To read the original article go to www. konmari.com/8-ways-to-live-more-sustainably/
EPISODE 14 – Organizing Paper
This episode is the third in a 4 part mini-series based on articles from the official KonMari website. Paper. It’s that category that most clients would rather avoid. The papers that pile up, unopened letters, things that should have been safely filed, so they are easy to find when it comes to doing the dreaded tax return. Do you relate? This episode looks at the basic principles of using the KonMari Method® to declutter and organize paper. To read the original article go to www.konmari.com/how-to-konmari-paper/
EPISODE 13 – Organized Move
This episode is the second in a 4 part mini-series based on articles from the official KonMari website. It is said that one of the most stressful things people do is move house. There are so many things that are out of your control, but the one thing you can take control of and make joyful rather than stressful is the packing and unpacking. Based on the article Marie’s Guide to Moving, this episode will look at the tips and tricks to make your move go smoothly. To read the original article go to Marie’s Guide to Moving – KonMari | The Official Website of Marie Kondo
EPISODE 12 – What KonMari® is Not!
This episode is the first in a 4 part mini-series based on articles from the official KonMari website. There are quite a few myths flying around out there about the KonMari Method®, and one of them is that the outcome of applying the method is minimalistic. In this episode, based on an article called KonMari is not Minimalism, I will talk about why the applying the ideas created by Marie Kondo, does not mean that you will necessarily end up with a minimalistic home. To read the original article, follow this link. KonMari Is Not Minimalism – KonMari | The Official Website of Marie Kondo Marie Kondo photos SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo.
EPISODE 11 – Organized For Outside Living
We spend so much time in our outdoor spaces in the summer, that it can often be that they start to feel cluttered or untidy, or simply don’t work for us on a practical level, if we haven’t got the storage solutions right. In this episode I will talk about how to store things, some of the pitfalls, and a few tips and tricks to make you life easier. Here’s to joyful summer living!
EPISODE 10 – I worked with a KonMari® Consultant
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to work with a KonMari® Consultant, then this is the episode for you. I worked with Grace back in September 2021 on her kids’ bedroom, and in this episode, we talk about why she asked me for help, how the process was for her, and whether there has been any benefit for her long term. It was fascinating for me to hear her reflect on how it has been, and I learned a lot about working with clients going forward. Have a listen and see if you relate to her pain points. She has found some great solutions!
EPISODE 9 – Exercise! Yes, you can organize the time!
In this episode I am talking to Carly Maxwell a fitness trainer who has all the tips and tricks about how you can organize your home, your time, and most importantly your mindset, to make time for exercise in your day. She shares why your ‘why’ is key, and how toy rotation can be a life saver, something you can apply to life in general. This is an episode you can’t afford to miss.
You can find Carly on Instagram @fitmamaspecialist and at her website
EPISODE 8 – What Sparks Joy?
What sparks joy? As a KonMari® Consultant I understand all too well the importance of spark joy. It is one of the key elements of the KonMari Method®, but it is also applicable in all areas of our lives. But what does it actually mean? In this episode we will explore how you know if something sparks joy, what other areas of your life can be influenced, and how we can create a life full of joy! (See if you can count how many times I say the word joy in this episode!)
EPISODE 7 – We All Have The Same Amount Of Time
We all have the same number of hours in a week. 168 to be exact. I hear so often from friends and clients, that they don’t have time to do x, y and z. And they probably genuinely feel like they don’t. The fact is though that we all have the same number of hours in a day, and how we choose to organise our time determines what we actually get done. In this podcast I talk about practical ways to manage our day to make it possible to find time for those things we would love to be doing, but never find the time for.
Daily Time Log
EPISODE 6 – Organizational Problems That Stress Mums!
This episode is all about the organisational problems that most stress out mums. It is actually a never-ending list because for each individual, and in each home, the problems will be slightly different. Each situation is unique. But I have gathered the problems that I hear most often, and I have asked a few women to share with me their biggest pain points. I wonder if they will be the same as yours? Get ready to hear some great solutions!
EPISODE 5 – Getting Organized With Pets
Organization can be hard enough when you’re dealing with two legged friends, but four legged ones can make it even more complicated! If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, don’t worry. This episode will help you get your furry friends organized and keep your home running smoothly. I will share my tried-and-tested tips for decluttering your home – even if it’s full of animals! And if you don’t have pets, there will be lots of things that you will still be able to apply.
EPISODE 4 – Getting Organized To Travel
Do you dread getting ready to travel? Is it just one massive stress that takes you the first week of the holiday to recover from? In this episode I talk about all things holiday related, and how to feel more organized, so you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed. Win Larson shares her top tips on travelling with children.
Travel Checklist Planner
EPISODE 3 – Our Homes – What’s Tidy Enough?
Do you get the feeling every home should be Instagram ready these days? Listen to my thoughts about how tidy our homes should be, why we are feeling under pressure and what we can do about it. Hear what Jasmine Star shared with me as the biggest pain points in her seemingly Instagram ready home!
EPISODE 2 – Getting organized with kids
Is it possible to have an organized home with kids? Hear what Jenna Kutcher shared with me she struggles with and learn great strategies to make keeping your home tidy with kids manageable and fun!
EPISODE 1 – Why the KonMari Method®?
In this, my first ever podcast episode, I will share why I started on The KonMari® journey, explain the method and how you can get started applying it in your home. I will also share what Marie Kondo herself finds difficult about organizing.
Marie Kondo photos SPARK JOY Copyright © 2015 by Marie Kondo.