Decluttering and home organising FAQs
Creating space and order in your home environment really can kick start all manner of changes for the better in life generally. If you’re feeling stuck, are hungry for change and would like to create a place to breathe, think, relax and recharge, enjoy food, sleep well and take pleasure in the company of family and friends, decluttering and organising services are the way forward.
Many clients come to me having tried unsuccessfully to declutter/organise with the help of family and friends. More often than not emotions run high and it all ends up in a big old fall out.
I believe professional help is best for the following reasons:
1. Working with a professional depersonalises the task; this creates emotional boundaries that help to keep the task on track.
2. An experienced professional understands how to break tasks down to suit each specific client.
3. Paying for a service brings focus and commitment to the task – which of course massively contributes to the success of the project.
For those who anticipate that physical help is needed to get the task done.
We will work together to separate your possessions into categories: for each the decision is made on what to bin, recycle or keep. I can work alone on some tasks if your time/energy is limited; however the decision to let go of items is always yours. There is never pressure for you to get rid of anything – my role is to help bring clarity to your decisions. I will do a basic clean up as we go along and I can take unwanted items to the tip or charity shop as required. The second phase is efficient storage of remaining items to fit with your lifestyle. We can use your existing furniture and storage items if you want to and I can help you source additional items too. You will be left with an organised home that will be easy to keep tidy ongoing.
STEP 1 – the hardest part – contact me to discuss your decluttering/organising needs. It is completely normal to feel apprehensive but you will find yourself at ease in no time in this judgement free zone.
STEP 2 – We arrange a suitable time for a free and informal consultation visit to your home. Not an advice session in itself (for that please see below) but a chance for you to ask questions, for us to establish if we would be happy to work together and for me to assess the task/s and discuss a suitable plan of action with you. No obligation beyond this stage.
STEP 3 – You will be given an idea of cost with estimated time frame for the task to be completed.
STEP 4 – If you’d like to go ahead, we agree a start date and we’re up and running.
Sessions can be booked on a one by one basis with no commitment beyond each session.
A lot can be achieved in a day. For best progress 4-6hr sessions are suggested however I appreciate that the elderly and those in ill health for example may prefer slightly shorter sessions – all of this can be discussed in consultation.
If your budget is limited, OR if you are willing and able to do the hands on work yourself but just need a steer in the right direction, this session comes very highly recommended for a small investment.
This is a personalised session.
My experience working with one to one clients over a seven year period, means that I know how to establish what is holding you back from success and to devise a personally tailored plan of action for you, with your goals and priorities in mind, to get you moving in the right direction.
- I will give you the tools to get the task done efficiently (less time, less energy, minimal spend).
- You will have best chance of success in keeping things under control ongoing.
- Clients tell me they find the sessions to be enjoyable and a great help.
If you think you may benefit from this type of session just give me a call or e mail so that we may establish if this session is right for you. If you’d like to go ahead we then schedule a session and you’re on the way to organised.
An open mind to the process and realistic expectations bring best success. In terms of your time and energy contribution, naturally the more you are willing and able to contribute the faster the task moves and the less you spend. If you’re willing I can also give achievable homework tasks in between sessions. Don’t worry if you have limited time and energy – we will discuss your schedule and circumstances during consultation and I will aim to work something out that fits for you.