The Results

Family kitchen 

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Before
The initial email read “desperately need help asap to declutter” Family were the priority to a loving and creative mother who always put relationships first. Sharing a rented home with adult children and a grandchild meant that everyone was busy and things felt out of control- plus, repairs were due and they needed the landlord to come over.

The Process
We spent two days working on the kitchen. Priority went to clearing the floor first, surfaces next and cupboards last. We created a useable space for the grandchild’s crafts as well as decluttering Tupperware and the tops of the cupboards.

After
The pictures speak for themselves- the family could now eat at the table, the granddaughter could access her craft materials and I advised how to manage laundry in the space too.

“It has given me and the family so much of a lift to have a clear dining area – cupboards and all!”

Spare bedroom

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Before
This client had been out of work and was about to start a full time job so she wanted to make the most of her time to get the house sorted and to prepare the spare room to be let out for additional income.

The process
We sorted through everything, clearing things which had been untouched since she’d moved in several years previously. Random cables, jewellery and bed linen were tackled, a desk and bed were reassembled (one of my favourite jobs!) I also advised on how to dress and decorate the room for rental.

After
The result was a fully functioning bedroom, which she later painted a more neutral & restful colour. (As part of the same project we also tackled the utility cupboard and her bedroom and I advised her how to declutter the kitchen between our sessions.)

The client said “What a pleasure it has been working with you over the past couple of months!! Thanks for all your help, it has made such a difference to my life and how I feel about my home now”

Loft

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Before
The client wanted to reclaim her loft space (it had become a dumping ground- offspring couldn’t find things so chaos had ensued!)

The process
In this case the mother was planning on going away so I worked with the adult children- initially just the daughter, later the son joined us. Belongings were allocated to family members, each making their own decisions (the mother had already agreed that her daughter could make decisions on her behalf)

NB Loft spaces are often used as ‘procrastination spaces’, but everything left at the end of the session was now either seasonal or archive/ long-term storage.

After
By the end of the session everything remaining was stored in labeled cardboard boxes grouped by person. They were now easily and safely accessible.

“Great job, thank you! …I really appreciate how brilliantly you have persuaded my children to get on board.”