The Trauma Cleaner

***Disclaimer this week, there is swearing and talk of trauma and squalor***

This week we chat to the formidable Sandra Pankhurst! You may have read Sandra’s biography by the brilliant Sarah Krasnostein, The Trauma Cleaner, which so lovingly depicts Sandra’s incredible life story. Today we focused in on Sandra’s work as a cleaner for people who live in squalor and cleaning trauma scenes in houses. She is so fascinating and exemplifies her motto that ‘excellence is no accident’.

In this episode we;

  • Hear Sandra’s heart of gold for her clients;
  • Glean from her wisdom in dealing gently and kindly with her clients;
  • Learn how she started her business and how she niched into trauma cleaning;

Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:

STC Services – Sandra’s business

● Other interviews with Sandra – Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb, Criminal

● Clutter Rating Scale images

Thank you Sandra for giving us your time to be on our podcast!

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