21 10, 2013

Decluttering a sister’s house while she was on holiday!

2013-10-21T12:03:23+00:00

This was the strangest project ever - decluttering a house whilst the owners were on holiday. Not something I was really comfortable with to start with, until my client had proven that she had full permission to declutter her sister's house while she was away! We arranged plenty of helpers (friends and family) to act as packers, cleaners, runners to the tip and charity shop etc. and the whole project was completed in one weekend. We don't charge extra for organising a [...]

Decluttering a sister’s house while she was on holiday! 2013-10-21T12:03:23+00:00
20 09, 2013

Create a hotel style bathroom when selling your home

2013-09-25T19:59:29+00:00

When you're selling your home, the bathroom needs to be pristine. Spotlessly clean and tidy. Stylish. Beautifully accessorised. No toothpaste, no children's toys or potties, no wet towels! Try to add a plant, a few expensive, matching toiletries, fluffy new towels (just put them out for viewings), and put the lights on for photographs. Imagine it's a beautiful hotel bathroom! If you were a visitor to your home, would you want to walk around with bare feet? When selling your [...]

Create a hotel style bathroom when selling your home 2013-09-25T19:59:29+00:00
25 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Clutter

2013-09-24T19:01:06+00:00

CLUTTER When planning any type of home makeover, take a good, honest look around and see how much clutter you really have to deal with.  Now is the time to tackle it, before you start the makeover.  You can't plan effective storage if you don't know exactly what you need to store, so remove everything that shouldn't be in the room. • De-clutter thoroughly before a makeover - every cupboard, every drawer • Analyse everything you have left, and provide [...]

Home makeover tip. Clutter 2013-09-24T19:01:06+00:00
25 09, 2012

Are houses really as cluttered as they show them to be on TV?

2013-09-26T20:30:02+00:00

I'm often asked if houses really are as cluttered as they show on the television, or if they have been made worse for the drama.  This client is real, and so was her 40 years of clutter, unfortunately... The Master Bedroom Bedroom 2 The kitchen There are no 'After' photos yet, as the project is ongoing, but my lovely client now has a wonderful bright red gloss kitchen in place - one she's always [...]

Are houses really as cluttered as they show them to be on TV? 2013-09-26T20:30:02+00:00
11 05, 2012

I learn something new every day about clutter…

2013-09-23T14:41:25+00:00

Over the years, I've met so many people with clutter problems that I thought I knew all the triggers - ie. all the reasons why they have been unable to let certain things go from their lives, and have consequently become surrounded by clutter. For example, bereavement (holding on to everything), loss of confidence (marriage break-up, redundancy), overly-tidy parents (leads to children growing-up rebelling against this), very busy families (no time to tidy up), empty-nesters (as children grow up and [...]

I learn something new every day about clutter… 2013-09-23T14:41:25+00:00
23 04, 2012

Declutter tip 5. What causes clutter? Family problems.

2013-10-04T12:25:00+00:00

After a week full of new declutter clients, I have been analysing the causes of all their clutter. Each client has had their own unique problem with clutter. Friday. Declutter client number 5. My fifth and final new de-clutter client last week had nothing to really worry about.  She isn't a hoarder, she doesn't have terrible clutter problems, she's just had a series of events happen over the last few years that have caused her to be surrounded by "stuff".  Caring [...]

Declutter tip 5. What causes clutter? Family problems. 2013-10-04T12:25:00+00:00
21 04, 2012

Declutter tip 4. What causes clutter? Storing childhood memories.

2013-10-04T12:07:34+00:00

Following a surge of new programs on the television showing how hoarders struggle with all their clutter, I have had five new declutter clients recently, all needing help for different reasons. Thursday. Declutter client number 4. My fourth new declutter client this week knew exactly why she held on to all her 'stuff' - and that of all her four children too!  When she was little, her Mother sometimes 'tidied' her room when she was at school.  But that didn't mean [...]

Declutter tip 4. What causes clutter? Storing childhood memories. 2013-10-04T12:07:34+00:00
19 04, 2012

Declutter tip 2. What causes clutter? Books, newspapers and magazines

2013-10-04T11:59:07+00:00

In a period of one week, I had five new declutter clients, all with different reasons for the clutter problems in their homes. Tuesday. Declutter client number 2. My second de-clutter client of this week is having a major problem with books, magazines and newspapers.  They are everywhere - in every room, in every cupboard, wardrobe, under every bed, on every surface.  And the worst sign of all is that some of the magazines are still in their clear plastic [...]

Declutter tip 2. What causes clutter? Books, newspapers and magazines 2013-10-04T11:59:07+00:00
17 04, 2012

Declutter tip 1: What causes clutter? Open shelves.

2013-11-08T14:13:33+00:00

For the first time ever this week, I had five new declutter clients, all in the same week!  There have been some new hoarding programs on the televsion lately, and I believe this has made a lot of people think about their own homes and decide it's time to get some help before they get too bad. Each of my five new clients has had a different reason for the clutter in their house, and I wanted to share these with [...]

Declutter tip 1: What causes clutter? Open shelves. 2013-11-08T14:13:33+00:00
14 04, 2012

The de-clutter drought is over!!

2013-09-21T17:26:04+00:00

What on earth has happened this week?!! I've only had a handful of de-clutter clients in the last 6 months, everyone's been concentrating on home staging and budget makeovers. BUT, I've got FIVE new de-clutter clients booked for next week! Wow! Looking forward to it.

The de-clutter drought is over!! 2013-09-21T17:26:04+00:00
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