1. SE4: EP 17 How To Get Started with Decluttering and Organising Your Home and Life Clarissa Kristjansson 34:08

Menopause can be a time of life when we can feel overwhelmed by our stuff and mess. Or we simply want to do a massive clear out, after all this time life has been called The Great Clean.

But before your get started tune into this week’s episode. My guest is Ingrid Jansen, a professional organiser, declutter expert, and owner of Organise Your House and The Declutter Hub. Past President of APDO – Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers in the UK with over 1200 decluttering jobs under her belt.

We talk about:

  • Why did Ingrid and her business partner Lesley set up the Declutter Hub?
  • What are the key emotions involved in Clutter?
  • Where do you start when your whole house is a mess?
  • Why is preparation so important when you’re decluttering and what is a donation station?
  • Are there other benefits to decluttering?

My biggest takeouts were that

  • Preparation is key for a successful declutter
  • You need to start small and in easier areas
  • Decluttering and organising are not about the stuff, but about the emotions connected to the stuff.

You connect with The Declutter Hub through their website https://declutterhub.com/, learn more about their work, and their membership programme, tune into their highly successful podcast and join their Facebook group.

Do check out my blog on the website too https://declutterhub.com/Menopause/ and my interview with Ingrid.

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Clarissa Kristjansson Independant Podcaster

At 62 Clarissa Kristjansson knows that menopause can be positive, transformational and an upgrade in our creativity. Clarissa is an internationally recognized menopause educator, third-age women's health coach, and certified mindfulness and medical qi gong practitioner.

A neuroscientist and former corporate high-flyer it was her own perimenopause experience that set her on a different path to empower women. And by cracking open the conversation about our beliefs and behaviour we can shift the collective mindset to seeing menopause not as the end but as an opportunity for reinvention and revitalization.

She is the host of the popular Thriving Thru Menopause podcast.