Organising and Decluttering FAQs

Any aspect of your life where you want to declutter/get organised!  Some examples include:

  • Clearing a spare room ahead of visitors or new purpose e.g. study/new baby.
  • Making better use of space available e.g. wardrobe refresh.
  • Bereavement of a partner/family member.
  • Paperwork organisation.
  • Preparation for moving home, downsizing or elderly relatives moving into a residential care home.

Some clients prefer for me to do this on my own and they simply come in at the end to decide where belongings are going e.g. charity shop, other family members etc.

Other clients appreciate the support of having someone to talk to whilst sorting items without worrying that they will upset other family members.  I abide by the APDO Code of Ethics and take your privacy and confidentiality very seriously.

I conduct sessions over the phone, face to face (within 45 minutes of Chelmsford*) and via video call – whatever works best for you!

*  Face to face sessions further than 45 minutes from Chelmsford are only available by request and will incur an additional mileage charge of 45p per mile.

This varies for each client but include:

  • Saving time: being able to find things when you need them and avoiding duplicate buys. Many clients end up finding items which they thought were lost e.g. sentimental family items or clothing.
  • Paperwork: avoiding late payment charges by paying bills on time.
  • Feeling comfortable in your home and enjoying having guests in your home/coming to stay.
  • Reduced stress.
  • Greater wellbeing – many clients report they simply feel happier when coming back home rather than that sinking feeling as you open the door…

I offer a free 15 minute consultation (phone/video call) to discuss your requirements.  The minimum session is 3 hours and I also offer a 5-hour session, which will be dependent on your goals, energy levels and decision making.

Some clients prefer to have an initial session then continue to work on some of the agreed actions.  Others prefer a regular session to help stay on top of things or where it is a larger task.

When I arrive, we will discuss the changes you wish to make and then take a tour of the house so that we can agree on the areas where you need assistance.  We can then agree what is possible in the time available and start work.  We will allow time at the end of the session to review progress and agree any further sessions required.

A 3 hour session costs £150 and I am pleased to offer a 10% discount for purchase of multiple sessions or a 5 hour session, costing £225.

Gift vouchers are also available, if you know someone who would benefit from my services.

NOW OFFER – 20% OFF YOUR 1st SESSION. 

As part of the National Organising Week (NOW) sponsored by www.APDO.co.uk, I am offering a 20% discount off your 1st session, bringing a 3 hour session down to £120.  Quote ‘NOW’ when booking to receive this offer.

Not unless a Minimalist home is what you wish to achieve! We will talk about the items you wish to keep and explore reasons why you are holding on to other items. Ultimately, it will always be your decision.

Absolutely not! I am coming to help you understand what is required so it is best for me to see your home as it normally would be.  However, it is helpful for you to think about the areas of your home which would have the most impact on you.

I will help wipe shelves as we organise items but do not offer a cleaning service.  However, I am happy to research local contacts for you if this is required.

My aim is to help you understand the reasons behind the disorganisation, so it is important that you are present for key parts of the process and where decisions are required e.g. which items you wish to keep.   There may be stages of the process where I can continue without your presence, if preferred, and we can agree this once key steps have been agreed.

I am happy to take goods to a local charity shop and will obtain your written authorisation for this and provide a delivery receipt, where requested.

If you have items you wish to sell, I can advise recommended routes and recommendations for Auction Houses for antique/valuable items.

As part of the session, we will often identify ways to make better use of the storage you already have so would recommend you don’t buy anything new ahead of a session.

Not at all – for me, perfection is a myth and it is all about achieving greater balance!  I am naturally organised but am a busy self-employed mum of 2 so my life gets disorganised too!  However, I have steps in place to minimise the chaos and recognise the reasons that I may be procrastinating and have the tools in place to improve it when I’m ready.

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