It’s Spring! Keen to tackle the cutlery drawer, linen cupboard or wardrobe? The Decluttering Diva joins Rachel & Sarah on The Parenting Couch to share her top tips for Spring Cleaning. This interview will give you the motivation you need to get started… and once you’ve sorted one area of your life, you’ll be keen to move onto the next!
In the latest episode of The Parenting Couch podcast, Rachel and Sarah sit down with Kristina Duke, Decluttering Diva, to get her top tips for Spring Cleaning! In the episode, you’ll learn…
- What’s the best way to approach Spring Cleaning?
- The clever tactic to ensure you smash all your spring cleaning goals
- How to tackle spring cleaning the wardrobe… kitchen… and linen cupboard
- To sell, donate or recycle… how to choose and how to action
- Why a tidy cupboard reduces the mental load and helps your mental health
Watch a snippet from the interview
Get your week off to a good start… by trying ‘Reset Sunday’ with your kids! The Decluttering Diva shares the benefit that this weekly ritual has had on her family life.
Listen to the interview with Kristina Duke
Listen to the episode of The Parenting Couch interview with Kristina Duke on your favourite podcast platform.
About Kristina Duke, Decluttering Diva
Kristina Duke is a North Shore Mums of three kids, and is the lead of organiser and founder of Decluttering Diva since 2013.
Since its inception Decluttering Diva has grown to a team of 6 professional organisers servicing clients with chronic disorganisation, hoarding disorder and/or ADHD issues across Sydney.
Kristina takes clutter seriously and has recently been accredited as NSW’s 1st Certified Professional Organiser in Chronic Disorganisation through ICD – a not for profit organisation that provides education and training to professional organisers and related professionals who specialise in working with the population affected by chronic disorganisation.
When she isn’t organising Kristina loves DIY projects in her home, op-shopping, and singing – hence the Diva name
Where to donate toys
- Local op shops
- Preschools & daycares
- Local Public schools and their OOSH
- Peninsula Toy Recyclers
- Bikes For Life
- The Sewing Basket
- Local street library
Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre
Rather than let the plastic toys go to landfill, they can be recycled at Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre! They also recycle batteries, clothes, electrics, gas bottles, cardboard, mobile phones, paint, printer cartridges, soft plastics and much more.
- Location: 29 Sefton Road Thornleigh
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm; Saturday 8.30am-12pm. Closed Public Holidays
- Thornleigh Community Recycling Centre Website
Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre
- Location: 8 Waltham Street, Artarmon
- Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 8am – 2pm | Saturday and Sunday – 8am – 4pm
- Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre Website
Where to sell items you no longer need
If your toys are still in excellent condition and you’d like to sell them, try Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace and other Facebook local Buy & Sell groups.