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
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

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 10, 2013

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while

2013-11-08T13:33:43+00:00

Declutter a complete room once in a while. You know that feeling you get when you've sorted your sock drawer? It's like that only ten times more intense! These photographs show various small projects that benefited from our decluttering services.  It's not just the surface clutter that was removed, all cupboards and drawers were emptied and re-organised too.  That's the trick - just trying to tidy the surfaces causes more problems if the drawers and cupboards are already full. Here are [...]

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while 2013-11-08T13:33:43+00:00
18 10, 2013

Declutter project in Redditch – a house and apartment combination

2013-11-08T13:35:00+00:00

A huge declutter project in Redditch, followed by home staging to prepare it for sale. This wonderful property had been a precious family home for many years, but the girls had now 'flown the nest' and impending retirement enables a move nearer to the sea, so we were delighted to help to declutter and prepare this property for sale. To start with, the lady of the house was adament that she didn't want to get rid of anything, and rented two huge [...]

Declutter project in Redditch – a house and apartment combination 2013-11-08T13:35:00+00:00
18 10, 2013

Declutter project in Birmingham – a 5 bed house with no storage – beware of this when converting your attic

2013-10-18T12:27:09+00:00

This declutter project was huge, and the cause of most of the clutter was simply that when the attic was converted to a bedroom, there was no more storage added to compensate for the huge loss of storage space. Converting your attic gives you an extra room or two, but don't forget to create extra storage in the rest of the house to compensate for the loss of this major storage area - and have a regular declutter too.  This family were struggling [...]

Declutter project in Birmingham – a 5 bed house with no storage – beware of this when converting your attic 2013-10-18T12:27:09+00:00
10 10, 2013

Home staging – Nottingham. 3 bed terrace.

2013-10-17T18:03:01+00:00

Home Staging in Nottingham - SOLD within a week! This beautiful property had high ceilings and lots of space, but with a busy family living there, it was difficult to see the potential. We decluttered, moved items into storage, and restyled the rooms. My client commented: "Many thanks for all your hard work - the end result looked great and, more to the point, impressed the estate agents!  We got the outcome we were after and this means we can [...]

Home staging – Nottingham. 3 bed terrace. 2013-10-17T18:03:01+00:00
2 10, 2013

How to stage very small rooms when you need to sell your home

2013-10-14T10:52:40+00:00

If you need to sell your home, but the rooms are very small, you are going to have to be brutal - especially if you are still living in the home!  The house I am using as an example is an extreme case, as it was one of the most narrow properties I have worked with, but it demonstrates the the "less is more" theory perfectly, even if you wouldn't need to be quite so extreme in your own home. Here are [...]

How to stage very small rooms when you need to sell your home 2013-10-14T10:52:40+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
19 05, 2012

Home staging in Nottingham – don’t sell your house whilst it’s being rented

2013-10-17T18:07:14+00:00

Need to sell your house? Here is a prime example of why you shouldn't put your house on the market whilst you have tenants in it. You have no control over the external or internal appearance of the house, and this is one of the key requirements for home staging - the process of preparing your house for a fast, profitable sale. All the "Before" photos below were taken just before the tenants moved out. We were ready to commence [...]

Home staging in Nottingham – don’t sell your house whilst it’s being rented 2013-10-17T18:07:14+00:00
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