How it worksClutter doesn't turn up overnight, so for many people reaching a decision to have professional help with their clutter may also take a while.
We appreciate that having someone come into your home may make you feel just a little bit apprehensive. So on this page we'll give you as much information as we can about us and what we do!
We're on your side and here to help!
Firstly a bit about us....
We're really not scary...No high heels or business suits, just down-to-earth practical folk.
All our team of consultants are just ordinary people who are simply brilliant at helping people declutter and get organised.
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So what actually happens during a decluttering session?
AssessmentGet the kettle on! When we arrive the first thing we'll do is ask you to give us a quick 'tour' around with a cuppa. It's totally up to you what you show us, but whatever it's like, we have seen it all before!
Together we'll identify the place or places in your home that causes you and your family the most frustration. What we want to do is learn about you, how you like to live and what style of organisation is natural to you and of course, what you hope to achieve.
Although this part of the process doesn't usually take very long, often only around 15 minutes, it is a very important stage. While we are having what seems such a simple conversation, the consultant's brain will be running like a computer at high speed, examining and testing dozens of possibilities and suggestions.
Working with a Cluttergone consultant will help you to see your
belongings in a different way, this will enable you to break the inertia of
where to start.
The majority of the time decluttering is spent working together, hands-on.
We'll provide a sounding board and help you tackle the decisions. We'll sort
through the jumble of treasure and junk, deciding what stays and what to
We'll be wearing comfortable, practical clothes so it
won't matter if we get a bit grubby or dusty!
Most people, once we get started, find they are motivated to let go of things they have held on to in the past.
Taking a breakAt the beginning of a session we'll ask you how long you want to work, so we can plan, leaving enough time to clear up at the end of the session.
Lunch is not just a way to re-fuel. When you return refreshed to the task after a break, you'll see your surroundings differently and feel inspired to carry on.
Organise the things you want to keep
Once we've weeded out the clutter, it's time to organise what's left.
We look at the best way to use your space. Sometimes, we may suggest
rearranging furniture and materials to make a space that is helpful to you and a
pleasure to be in.
||Together we will make decisions on what storage is
needed. Most often people find that they do not require any further storage,
just to use the storage they have in a different way.|
The best storage systems are those that are intuitive. There no typical way to do this. There is no right or wrong, it’s right if it works for you.
It can be hard work, but you only need to do this heavy duty hard work ONCE, as we are creating maintainable systems that will prevent clutter from creeping back in the future.
Learning how to declutter
We are often asked by people why they need to be there for the process. The answer is that much of what we do is teach. Some people have strong basic skills, although they may not realise it. They need just a few refinements.
For others, we may have to start from the very beginning. Not everyone grows up learning how to organise a house. Their homes end up in a mess not from disinterest but because they don't know how to make it work. We teach how to do it!
Keeping the clutter at bay
|At the end of each session we'll
look at what's been achieved and the best way for you to continue after we've
Our aim is to tailor simple, workable, organised systems for you, so the clutter doesn't return.
Sounds great!Got lots of questions? Then take a look at our comprehensive list of over 50 answers about decluttering. Here are just a few for starters....
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Enjoy the site........ there are lots of things to do:
- Quick test! Who are you? Find your clutter type and how we can help!
- Our blog which tells the story of Stella, one of our true-life clients
- Test yourself! A whole page of tests, quizzes and surveys
- Take the Wade-Bennett life-clutter test and find out what is going on in your life that may have lead you to clutter