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Chaos Free Christmas Online Masterclass

5 ways to bring joy back into gift giving and Christmas Day

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy but are you stressing yourself out with a never ending to do list? Is everything falling onto you with minimal support from other family members? Join Declutter Expert, Bridget Johns, as she shares five ways to streamline gift giving and your Christmas Day.

WHEN – You can access the recording of this event right now! Register via the link below and it will be sent straight to your inbox.

COST – $37 includes the live masterclass including Q&A time, a copy of the recording of watch again, the Chaos Free Christmas workbook and clutter free gift ideas.

REGISTER NOW here.

Guest podcast interviews

If you would like some decluttering tips right now, please listen to one of these podcast episodes.

Building a business from a side hustle to Be Simply Free

In this episode of The Lorraine Murphy Show, I talk about how I turned my side hustle into my business, Be Simply Free. In our chat, I share:

  • A background of my career
  • Where my side hustle was at prior to my first mentoring session with Lorraine
  • What the tipping point was to up the ante on establishing a viable side hustle
  • The key question I asked myself to unlock the motivation to make the changes
  • The first steps I took towards making those changes happen
  • The factors I took into account when reducing and restructuring my employee role
  • What my business looks like now
  • The biggest learnings I’ve had on the journey
  • The next horizon I’m working towards
  • The advice I wants to pass on to other side hustlers aiming to do what I have done
  • My biggest declutter tip

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts.

How to free yourself from overwhelm

In this episode of Rural Rockstars with Katrina Myers, I share:

  • How I took baby steps towards pursuing my dream but has never looked back!
  • How I teach women how to not only declutter their homes, but their phones, calendars and minds.
  • Practical tips for things you can start doing today to reduce the overwhelm and the mental load

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts.

Reducing your mental load?

In this episode of Rural Women’s Podcast Ducks on the Pond, I talk about reducing the mental load with two other wonderful women.

How do you juggle the mental load?

Are there jobs on your list that you can share the load, outsource help, put practical steps in place and find solutions to reduce you mental load.

It’s not always easy, so in Episode 5: Reducing the Mental Load, Kirsten and Jackie catch up with three rural women to help you, find the balance and reduce your mental load.

🦆 Katrina Myers – Farmer, Life Coach & Mother of four, from Barham NSW

🦆 Bridget Johns – Farmer, Mother & Declutter Expert, from Yorke Peninsula SA

🦆 Steph Schmidt – Farmer, Mother, Psychologist and creator of ACT for AG, from Worlds End SA

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts.

How the $1000 Project helped Bridget launch the business of her dreams

In this episode of Canna Campbell’s SugarMammaTV Fireplay podcast, I share how I used Canna’s “The $1000 Project” to safely and wisely start up Be Simply Free. I talk about how slowly over time I left my “safe” government job to focus more time and energy on my big dream and passion project without jeopardising my financial wellbeing. We talk about around cashflow, minimalism, decluttering, small businesses and following your dreams in a safe way that doesn’t jeopardise your financial health.

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts.

The Power of Reducing Physical & Mental Clutter

In this episode of Your Business Boost with Michelle Broadbent, I share my mission of teaching women to reduce their mental load by decluttering their homes, phones, calendars and minds so they can find more space in their homes and time in their calendars to collect moments, not things!

In our chat we talk about the importance of doing more of what makes us happy and prioritising “me” time. I share lots of tips to enable you to make time to do that. I hope this episode gives you a real Life Boost. Enjoy! 

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts and here on Spotify.

Yorke Resilience with Emma Ward 

In this episode of the ‘Yorkes Resilience’ podcast, I explore how living a clutter free life can free up your mind, your day, and your soul.

As a city girl turned country girl through love, we chat about how our inner sense of wellbeing links to our surroundings… and of course we also chat about how the great romance started with Mr Farmer!

In this episode, I share some tips for listeners to help reduce their mental load by decluttering their homes.

 

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts and here on Spotify.

How clutter free living can transform your motherhood on Motherhood Unfcked with Dr Ali Young

In episode 12 with Dr Ali Young, I explore how living a clutter free life can free up your mind, your day, and your soul. As a city girl turned into a country girl through love, we chat about the shift within myself as a mother, and one of the main things that really helped me on her motherhood journey.

There are some absolute gems in this episode that really bring together the concept of health linking to our surroundings, but also to our inner sense of wellbeing. 

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts and here on Google podcasts.

Get Remarkably Organised Experts – How to declutter & change a habit with Bridget Johns & Rachel Crethar on The Lorraine Murphy Show

I feature in the second half of the interview with Lorraine Murphy and you can hear me speak about how to shift the ‘Stuff” in our lives.

In our conversation, I share:

  • My inside track on storage hacks
  • My genius strategy for dealing with laundry overwhelm
  • How to shift yourself out of clutter overwhelm
  • Staying on track with decluttering
  • How to organise our homes in a sustainable way

You can find the episode here on Apple Podcasts and here on Google podcasts.

Past events

november 2021

How to find an extra 5 hours in your week

We all have 1,440 minutes in every day, so why does it feel that it’s never enough? And why is our To Do list still never ending?

Join us for our Clare Valley lunch at the Rising Sun Stables in Auburn, when Declutter Expert, Bridget Johns helps us to release unrealistic expectations of doing it all and find five more hours in your week.

Bridget Johns is founder of Be Simply Free and her mission is to empower women to live a life where their homes and minds are decluttered and so they can go from being time poor to time rich.

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Women’s Network Forum: Find Time for You

We all have 1,440 minutes in every day, but I bet you feel like there isn’t enough time in your day to do everything on your ‘to do’ list. 

Join Declutter Expert, Bridget Johns, as she helps you to release unrealistic expectations of doing it all and find five more hours in your week. 

Bridget Johns is a Declutter Coach, Life Organiser and founder of Be Simply Free. Her mission is to empower women to live a life where their homes and minds are decluttered so they can be simply free. Bridget teaches women to go from being time poor to time rich by decluttering their homes, phones, calendars and minds. 

Bridget is also a grant writer and works part-time for the Barunga West Council as their Grants & Investment Coordinator. She uses her organisation skills to help businesses, councils and community groups organise their wish lists of dreams into fundable projects and find grants to help turn ideas into reality.

 

september 2021

The importance of prioritising self care for business success

If you want to give the best to your business, you need to look after yourself.

In our busy lives of juggling many balls which can include families, friends, business, and so much more, we can forget to prioritise self care into the mix.

At our Yorke Peninsula dinner at the Weeronna Hotel in Wallaroo we have Bridget Johns, Declutter Coach, Life Organiser and owner of Be Simply Free to help us take a fresh look at looking after ourselves so we can then look after our business success.

 

august 2021

Kitchen Spring Clean Masterclass

Join Declutter Expert, Bridget Johns, as she shares seven ways to organise your kitchen to gain more time in your day!

Bridget will be sharing simple kitchen tips and systems to reduce the feeling of overwhelm when you cook in your kitchen.

This online event will be held on Tuesday 31st August 7.30-8.30pm ACST Adelaide time (which is 8-9pm Melb/Syd/Bris time). It’s always best to join live but still register if you can’t, as the replay will be sent to everyone that registers.

 

AUGUST 2021 

Declutter Your Mind & Find Time Masterclass

Always feeling you are running out of time?

We all have 1,440 minutes in every day, but I bet you feel like there isn’t enough time in your day to do everything on your ‘to do’ list.

Join me, as I help you to release unrealistic expectations of doing it all and find five more hours in your week.

If possible, please bring a laptop to this hands on workshop so you can start mapping out your future during the session (we can lend you laptop if necessary).

Your $30 ticket also includes 1 spot in the Playhood creche for children 7 months to 5 years old and a healthy morning tea. 50% discount for Villagehood Members.

June 2021

Finding time masterclass

Hands up if you wish there was more time in your day!

We all have 1,440 minutes in our day but we all use our time differently.

I share 7 tips to help you clear the mental clutter so you can review your week and find more time in your calendar.

 

april 2021 

Seeds of Ambition – YP women’s wellbeing day 

If time and money were no object what would you do?

Seeds of Ambition was an in person women’s wellbeing day held in Kadina in April 2021. 

WoTL and Be Simply Free teamed up to support women to start decluttering their lives by making space in their calendar for a day of self reflection and self care. The day reminded women they are more than the titles of wife, mum or employee.

We connected Yorke Peninsula women with other smart, talented and passionate rural women and gave them permission to put themselves first and plant a seed of the future life they want to live.  

february 2021

Making time for memories masterclass 

Do you struggle to find time for yourself in your week?
Are you doing everything for everyone else and not finding enough me time for yourself?

We all have 1,440 minutes in our day but we all use our time differently.

In this masterclass, I guided attendees through reviewing their week and finding the time for self care and creating memories with family and friends. 

 

january 2021

Making back to school a breeze masterclass 

Do you want to make sending the kids back to school a breeze?

Interested in learning skills to streamline the back to school madness and day to day school life?

In this masterclass, I guided attendees through how to streamline the back to school process and take the headache out of getting back to school in 2021.
I shared hints and tips to streamline school life and beyond! 
 

 

October 2020

Get Remarkably Organised Program – Expert breakthrough session – clearing “the stuff”

As part of Lorraine Murphy’s Get Remarkably Organised program, I joined the group as their Declutter Expert helping the group clear the stuff from their homes. We talked about:

  • Understanding your why for decluttering your home
  • When it’s too overwhelming where do you start?
  • How to set yourself you for success
  • My ‘Stop, Focus, Notice’ and ‘Sort, Simplify, Systemise’ strategies
  • Why narrowing down your choices means less overwhelm and more creativity and
  • What to do when decluttering gets hard. 

 

May 2020

Declutter & get organised

  • Want to live with less and have more time for the important things in life?
  • Feeling frustrated with extra ‘stuff’ around your home?
  • Want to know how you can do all this sustainably?

Bridget Johns and Allison Byrne Marion City Council’s Waste Education Officer teamed up to offer a free webinar on decluttering your home and finding sustainable solutions for your stuff during the pandemic.

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