If you’re in a business partnership and you sometimes feel it’s a bit like a marriage – then you’re not alone!
That’s how Kirsty Farrugia describes it, in this fascinating interview about her business, The Art of Decluttering. It’s a professional organizing co, run by Kirsty and her business partner and long-time friend, Amy Revell. Together they also host a highly successful podcast of the same name.
In her interview, Kirsty shares about the massive journey of personal growth she’s been on while working in the partnership – including both the struggles and the great rewards.
She also gives us a fascinating insight into the powerful emotional ties people have with their clutter – and what happens when you’re in a client’s home, a “landmine” explodes…
Key Moments in This Episode
03:43 – She may be a professional organizer, but Kirsty admits she was once a chaotic “red hot mess”!
07:51 – Feeling restless as a stay-at-home mum, Kirsty took a leap of faith. The story of how the business began.
14:17– It’s an ironic moment when two pro-declutterers, realise their business is rather… cluttered!
16:04 – Anyone in a business partnership will agree – it’s not easy! Kirsty talks about the personal struggles of letting go and making room for someone else’s wishes.
23:12 – Relationship before profit; generosity: two of the values at the heart of Kirsty’s business.
25:24 – A thriving Facebook Group has been a key to the Art of Declutterings’s success.
26:11 – “Landmines” – a unique hazard of the decluttering profession.
31:23 – Kirsty talks about her great passion for helping people find freedom.
35:00 – Is it possible to ‘declutter’ your business? We ask Kirsty for her advice.
39:28 – James and Jess talk about the business strategy of identifying gaps in the market.
43:09 – Using Facebook Groups as a business tool.