Kirsty In The Media
Think you have to be born tidy? Think again! Kirsty Farrugia of Feels Like Home Professional Organisers and The Art of Decluttering talks about how to train yourself to be tidy, and how decluttering your home can change your life.Posted by Sky News Real Estate on Monday, 14 August 2017
I am a MASSIVE #fangirl of Slow Your Home Podcast and so I was so honoured to have a chat with Brooke and this interview could not have been more beautiful IMHO!. I feel incredibly humbled by how Brooke so wonderfully drew my heart for my clients and my business out in this interview. It is my FAVOURITE interview so far and will really give you a stunning glimpse into my heart for you!
I had the pleasure of being interview by Engel Jones for his podcast 12 Minute Convos. It was a great chat and you can listen to it here.
So I was honoured to be invited to chat to Tim Webster and Dee Dee Dunleavy on Talking Lifestyle Radio. You can find my ultimate decluttering checklist here.
Kirsty Farrugia from Feels Like Home
The mum of two not only runs her own business, Feels Like Home Professional Organisers, but has also branched out to produce podcasts. The Art of Decluttering, produced with Melbourne-based friend Amy Revell, made it into the iTunes top-10 for Health and Wellbeing within weeks of posting.
“Our podcast … was birthed out of our love of podcasts and our desire to see other mums become more organised and have freedom by living in a decluttered home,” Mrs Farrugia said.
To stop the tide of clutter, Ms Farrugia said to stop procrastinating and find a home for everything once it comes into your home. If it doesn’t have a place to live, get rid of it.
“With the spare TV, find somewhere it can be used and if you find it’s not serving your vision of you home then let it go,” she said.
Who I Am
Hi, I am Kirsty Farrugia. I am a Professional Organiser, wife to THE most organised man alive, Mum to a 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl. I was born in Sydney but lived most of my life in Melbourne so I feel like a Melbourne girl, however, we have built a home out in Norwest Sydney and are committed to making community here. I love my friends and family deeply, almost as much as I like chocolate :-), I love reading any books and going on scary rides at Wet n Wild. You’ll find me helping at the Canteen at or reading groups at my kid’s school or catching up with friends in my spare (?) time. I am a big fan of TRUTH and FREEDOM!
Feels Like Home Story
Feels Like Home Professional Organisers was established in September 2012. I have been serving and training clients to restore order from their clutter around the Hills District and throughout Sydney. I am passionate about helping to bring about transformation to client’s homes and minds through patient and non-judgmental training of living clutter free.
I am passionate about seeing people live in the FREEDOM that having a decluttered and organised home provides. I love knowing that our clients become FREE to enjoy life more fully due to the drastically reduced stress and chaos and the increased time and money having an ordered home brings.
My Back Story
My husband is a natural born organiser and as a new friend said to me the other day, I have been his apprentice for 16 years now :-). He really has taught me most of what I know as I am not naturally inclined to keep my home looking like a display house (just ask him or my Mum, Dad, and siblings!). I, therefore, can enter my client’s world from a place of understanding and compassion and am very well trained in the art of order and transformation!
BC (Before Children) I was an Accountant and Financial Planner but love my new career with a passion I never had for accountancy.
It can be overwhelming to move homes. I can take some of the stress out of moving by coming along side you to help you decide what needs to move with you and what doesn’t.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Don’t just take it from me, let our customers do the talking!
THANK YOU Kirsty for today, literally, my stress levels have plummeted which I definitely needed being a couple of weeks away from bub no.2’s arrival! I couldn’t have tackled it without your help, and thank you for asking all the right questions to help us declutter. So much space now! Arthur’s big boy room is just a bed away, it’s sooo exciting 🙂Stephanie Pinto
Thanks Kirsty for helping me get organised in my kitchen. It has been stressing me out for ages. Now it works so well and amazingly is easier to keep tidy. Kirsty was awesome and I highly recommend her. She was supportive, non judgemental and so very very helpful. If you need a space organised in your house but the thought of it overwhelms you, get Kirsty in. You will love the results.Alison Valenti - Kellyville
It was lovely to declutter my home ready for sale with Kirsty. She wouldn’t let me avoid nameless piles of paper and I love the results. My kitchen is so much easier to clean and maintain. Thanks Kirsty.Rebecca Addario
Finally did the Tupperware drawer 😂 I’ll catch up eventually 😉
On a side note, I’ve loved having a donation box permanently set up, makes it so easy to donate stuff and I’m finding I’m donating a lot more! Items that would have once stayed in the house because I didn’t want to make a trip for just one item are now going straight in the box and I’m filling it almost twice a week! Helps being on holidays though 😜
Love all your tips and ideas for keeping my home organised and clutter free! Always done in a non-judgemental way too, your de-clutter challenge was the bomb! For the first time you made me enjoy clearing out my house and keeping it organised 🙂Billie
I recently welcomed Kirsty into my home to help with some specific areas I wanted reorganised. Kirsty had some fantastic suggestions to change the way I was currently doing things, but most impressive was she was able to put those ideas into practice and help create new areas for me, that specifically met my brief. Kirsty was sensitive to my needs and non judgemental to my clutter :-). She has been very kind and happy to answer some further questions I’ve had. The best part is, that weeks on, the new areas and processes she helped me to develop are still in place, working and clutter free!!Cherry F - Glenhaven
Kirsty has worked with me on several rooms in my house. My paperwork was overflowing and had no system, children’s toys were out of control, my children’s clothes needed sorting to be stored away or donated. I was very nervous at a ‘stranger’ coming into my house and going through my personal things and seeing the way I lived but it is such a relief to see results and have things in order and systems in place. I always wanted to have things organised but it got too much for me and I didn’t know where to stat. With Kirsty’s help, we managed to chip away at it room by room. Thanks for all your help Kirsty!Jinda - Kellyville
I really enjoyed my time with Feels Like Home Professional Organisers! I love my newly organised kitchen and pantry space. The experience was fun and stress free. I have successfully maintained in now for many months too! I have used the decluttering skills learned from Kirsty in many areas of my home since I sought her help. I highly recommend this service.Carmen - Kellyville
Working with Kirsty has honestly changed my life. I’ve struggled for years to get my house sorted out and in just 2 visits I feel like I’ve finally started to achieve what I always failed to do myself. Her approach is fair but firm and she is very understanding. It’s been challenging but it’s also been a lot of fun too. I look forward to working with Kirsty more over the coming months.Megan - Kellyville
I had the wonderful experience with Kirsty this whole week … She helped me concur my deepest demons and made me realise that it was possible to achieve goals… I am thankful for the wonderful tips and tricks you showed me to organise things and also to make me feel light and relaxed …. Love you having in my house and would definitely recommend her and will hire her in future too … Thanks again wonderful lady❤️❤️Sara