Clutter is things you no longer use or love. It's too much stuff for the
space you live in. It 's disorganised things such as unfiled paperwork.
It's broken things. It's clothes that don't fit you. It's junk in your loft.
It's things you used to like 10 years ago but your tastes have changed.
It's useless things like old keys you keep just in case. It's unwanted presents
you feel too guilty to give away.
are the benefits of decluttering?
stress and more time because you can find things when you want them. A
more relaxing home or office space so you feel more in control. Also when
you let go of old stuff it frees you emotionally to let new opportunities
and experiences into your life.
there a typical client?
The quick answer is no. Everyone today struggles with too many possessions,
too little time and homes that are not getting any bigger. People usually
call me when either a deadline is looming, like a house move or a new
baby is due, or when they've simply had enough of all the mess and disorder.
Some clients just need a one-off booster session to help them on their
way, while others prefer to work more intensively to clear the clutter
fast. Don't feel you're a failure because you need help - we're living
in unique times. People in the past never had to deal with the sheer quantity
of things we do today.
you make me throw away all my stuff?
worry. My role as a clutter consultant is to help you look at your things
with fresh eyes so you can ask yourself whether you still use them and
feel good about them. It's ultimately your choice whether you keep things
I have to tidy up first?
you don't have to tidy up I'm used to seeing cluttered homes and offices.
Please don't be ashamed, I'm here to help you, not to judge you.
long does it take?
I wish I had a magic clutter-clearing wand to make it all go away instantly,
but the reality is that it does take time. I always advise starting with
physical clutter like kids' toys, clothes or kitchen equipment - much
quicker to sort out than paperwork. Four hours is usually long enough
to sort out a wardrobe or a desk, but I've decluttered walk-in wardrobes
that have taken much longer! Overall my job is to make the whole process
as speedy and as painless as possible. I'm always delighted when I hear
a client say at the end of a session: "I can't believe how much we
do I stop clutter building up again?
Keeping clutter-free is an ongoing task. I will advise you how to set
up regular decluttering routines to keep on top of things. Subscribe to
no more clutter's newsletter (here)
for ongoing ideas and support. If the worst comes to the worst, book a
follow-up session rather than let things get out of hand again.
Sue on 020 8444 5149