What happens during the consultation?
What happens during a session?
What do you bring with you?
I will bring a selection of bags for sorting: black bin liners and clear bags for charity shop donations. I will also bring my labelling machine, particularly useful for paperwork sessions. If we are looking at storage specifically I will bring some ideas with me but I encourage clients to use what they have already wherever possible. If you decide after our sessions that you would like to invest in some new storage, I would be happy to help you research this.
Do you clean during the session?
What stuff will you take away?
I will take a car load of stuff for charity after each visit, if required; I take donations to Wessex Cancer Trust (www.wessexcancer.org.uk) or to Emmaus (www.emmaushampshire.org.uk) in Winchester. I do not have a Waste Carriers Licence so am not able to take your stuff to the Household Waste Recycling Centre.
You can find out more about Professional Declutterers and Organisers at www.apdo-uk.co.uk
These are some of the books that I use to build my understanding of decluttering and organising:
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo
- Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
- Banish Clutter Forever by Sheila Chandra
- Stuffocation by James Wallman
- No More Clutter by Sue Kay
- Organising from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
These are in no particular order but Marie Kondo is my current favourite! There are many different thoughts and ideas around decluttering and organising; the key is using a mix of these ideas to help each individual client.