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Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most common questions I am asked.

How does it all work?
The most important first step is where we discuss the areas of your home that are causing the most stress, so we can work together to get you the very best result. The cry for help I most often hear is “I am so overwhelmed I have no idea where to start…” Once we’ve spoken and made an appointment for our first session, most clients say they feel better already because they have a plan to fix the situation and feel reassured that they’re going to get expert help, and we’re going to do it together.

So the first thing we do is a walk-through of your home to see where we need to declutter and assess areas that need to be better organised. We then create a plan, room by room, and make a start on the first room.

We can either do a full-on session of several hours if you’re in a hurry to get the house sorted – this may be for any number of reasons, for example family or friends coming to stay, or you’re going to put your house on the market. Alternatively we can do a two or three hour session say once a week and work through the house piece by piece.

Shall I tidy up first?
No, it’s better if I can gauge where your problem areas are on a day to day basis and particularly those areas that attract the most clutter.

Should I go out and buy some storage containers?
It’s best to wait until we actually start work on your decluttering project. In most cases I’m able to source storage areas and the like as we work through the house. Until we do this, we don’t know what sort of storage containers you may need, and also what size and type of container.

Can you just help me create a work plan that I can then follow in my own time?
Absolutely. We can do a session where we walk through every room, and make notes on what needs to be done and how it can all be organised. The work plan we create will become your master plan for you to follow as you are able to find time in your schedule.

Will I be able to stay uncluttered?
Once we have systems set up and you know where everything is kept, then it becomes much easier to maintain that order. If things become a little unruly because you’ve been busy and not had time to put things away, it’s a simple process to dedicate an hour or so to just pop everything back in its designated space.