I met Oprah’s organising guru Peter Walsh

I remember many many years ago religiously sitting on the lounge watching Oprah while the kids were young having their daytime nap.  She was always such an inspiration to me helping the many women that sat on the couch next to her or those watching at home.  I remember many times when hubby came home I started my sentence with ‘On Oprah’ today… lol.

However, I remember oh so clearly the days that her ‘organising guru’ Peter Walsh was a guest, I absolutely loved watching him help declutter the homes of Oprah’s viewers, not only the transformation to the room itself but the amazing ability to help them work through their clutter issues.  He has an uncanny sense I being able to understand why they were hoarding and helping them to realise they don’t need all the ‘stuff’ for them to start living comfortably.  I am so sad that Oprah is no longer airing, I do miss her daily dose of awesomeness.

I had the amazing opportunity last week to meet Peter Walsh for drinks and then again to listen to him speak about decluttering!  Eek, I was super super excited and even more so that he knew about my blog!! 

Oprah Peter Walsh The Organised Housewife

I also met Barry Du Bois from The Living Room

Barry from the Living Room The Organised Housewife

and I got to meet some readers too, Siobhan was so lovely!

the organised housewife reader

I walked away from the evening where Barry was talking about designing rooms and Peter about decluttering completely inspired and with so many ideas to blog about.  So you will certainly be reading some great tips I have learnt over the next few weeks!!

Our Decluttering 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

I am a few tasks behind as I took some time off with the kids over school holidays and sadly had to go away to attend a funeral which set me back a little.  I will be sharing with you 3 tasks this week, so keep your eye out.

You can catch up on all previous tasks here.


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Frances July 28, 2014 - 12:49 PM

I have been lucky enough to have both Peter and Barry help me in the declutter experience. It was an amzing experience and They are both genuine people!!! I have four new rooms now and am learning to live a uncluttered life!!!! Glad you got to meet them

Katrina July 28, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Wow Frances that must of been such a remarkable experience, they are both such very clever men and as a duo they are absolutely hilarious they made me laugh.

Amber July 29, 2014 - 2:07 AM

Congratulations! That must have been so exciting to meet them and then hear him talk as well!

Bake Play Smile July 29, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Oh wow!!! How exciting! I definitely remember seeing Peter Walsh on Oprah. I am a massive organiser too and remember watching him and thinking how wonderful he was!! How cool to have actually have met him! 🙂

Margaret Thompson August 1, 2014 - 5:08 AM

I have just started reading his book….and something must have clicked…no, I just had to get my butt into gear…have spent 2 day one on the front verandah…sorting through Kitchen stuff and boxes that belong to our daughter and everytime she is here ask her to look at them but she avoids it….so I went through her stuff…got rid of rubbish….and took a photo of something sent it as a message and that gave her a chance to say keep or goodbye..did the same with her bedroom today..she has not lived at home for over 3 years…..we have posted some to giveaway on my facebook page and that is nice that some special things are going to new homes to be loved…..and have a big pile to go downstairs for the trash and treasure at the dump…..I have been looking a new homes in the past couple of weeks and think I finally like the feel of a display home with no clutter. I know a lived in house will not be the same but it does not have to full…..and it is ok to get rid of things you have been given….


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