13 03, 2017

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby

2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00

  So, what do you carry in your handbag?  Just what you need for the trip you are taking today, or months and months of accumulated "stuff" that just weighs you down? This is the topic up for discussion on BBC Radio Derby this morning. If you have a handbag clutter problem, the best advice I can give is for you to start fresh. Spend a few minutes thinking about your normal day to day life. Lots of things will [...]

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby 2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00
19 05, 2016

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!

2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00

Today, the Derby Telegraph published a double page article on some of the problems I discover when I'm called-in to help to prepare a house for sale: Derby Telegraph article Here's the full article: Home horrors that need fixing before you can sell your property VIOLENT violet on the walls, terrifying tarantulas in the spare bedroom and psychedelic swirls on the living room carpet. It's enough to put off the most enthusiastic house buyer. And this is why people [...]

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries! 2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00
10 02, 2016

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter!

2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00

  BBC Radio Derby I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Derby by Sally Pepper.  One of my current clients was invited to join us, as the subject was decluttering - the effect it can have on your home and the lives of your family.  My client Wendy was happy to discuss the effect it had already had on her family, even though we're only halfway through the project.  She is determined to teach her two small girls [...]

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter! 2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00
7 01, 2016

Top Ten Declutter Tips

2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00

My Top 10 Declutter Tips: 1. Don’t follow all the latest “guaranteed” Declutter trends – for example over one month, declutter one item on the first day, two on the second, three on the third etc.  Just get serious, and commit to doing a thorough job. 2. When planning a declutter, allow twice as much time as you think you will need – at least.  Otherwise, you probably won’t finish the project completely, which can just add to the problem. [...]

Top Ten Declutter Tips 2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00
24 06, 2015

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service

2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00

Give the happy couple a perfect start to their new life together. What an amazing Wedding Gift - a Home Makeover. Whether they are moving into an empty new home, one moving into the other's home, renting, or already living together, what couple wouldn't benefit from a home makeover? The start of their married lives is the perfect time for them to get organised, have adequate storage for their amalgamated posessions, set each room out to suit their lifestyle, understand the [...]

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service 2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00
18 01, 2015

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media

2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00

I had great fun yesterday on Aleena Naylor's show, chatting about de-cluttering and how trendy it is becoming on social media. The latest trend is an accumulator - declutter one item from your house on the first day... two on the second... three on the third...for a month, and you should lose 465 items from your home in this way! And recording it on Facebook ensures you stay on track! We also discussed why more people are becoming aware of [...]

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media 2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00
30 11, 2014

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating

2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00

In order to understand how to choose the right Christmas decorations for your own home, we need to look back in time a little – to the Victorians. They took their inspiration from nature – their gardens or nearby woods. They used fir trees and collected greenery, holly, pinecones and berries.  They covered their windowsills and mantelpieces with it, hung it over their artwork, and created wreaths and garlands.  (“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” as the carol goes!) [...]

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating 2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00
4 03, 2014

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps

2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00

How to declutter your attic - and keep it that way. I have had several cluttered attic projects this year, and although my clients needed help for different reasons (bereavement, planning to move home, general declutter), the attic declutter process has remained the same. There are some 'before' and 'after' photos of an attic at the end of this article. To declutter your attic and keep it that way in the future, work through these six steps: 1) Plan in advance. It [...]

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps 2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00
21 10, 2013

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’

2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00

"Stage my home again please!" A previous client sent me this message - I had already helped her to sell her house within days during the previous year, and now she was on the move again. Knowing how beneficial the service had been, she had no doubts about calling me for a second time. (There's a link to her first house at the end of this page.) This time, she had learnt from her previous mistakes (mainly involving mixing the wrong colours together) [...]

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’ 2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00
21 10, 2013

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property

2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00

Staging a house can be done in one day, given the right circumstances. It's best (but not always necessary) to have a consultation first, so all the plans can be made and the homeowners can do some of the preparation beforehand if they would like to keep costs down. Then I can come for one day, style the house room by room, and take the photos when the light is right. In my next example, horses are very important to this family, and they [...]

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property 2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00
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