When you make contact the first stage of the process will be a discussion about what sort of help you would like and what you would like to achieve. This will give me an idea of how long it is likely to take, and therefore the cost.
I will often suggest a visit so that I can see and assess the size of the task in order to provide you with a quote; you would not be charged for this visit. During this visit we will also agree a plan of action for your decluttering session. Please do not worry about what I may think about your home; I tend to see possibilities rather than muddle, challenges rather that problems!
At this initial stage we will have a general conversation about how you live and your routines so that I can start to form an idea of what will suit you best for the longer term in any suggestions I make. It is your home, and your life, so it has to work for you.
The Session Itself:
During the actual decluttering session I will work alongside you to help clear and sort your belongings into 3 separate piles; rubbish, recycle, retain. I will bring labelled boxes or bags for this purpose. So that your belongings can be returned to a clean space I will carry out cleaning of shelves, cupboards or storage spaces as we go.
If you have items about which you are not able to make a decision we can also make use of an uncertainty box for reconsideration towards the end of the session.
By the end of the session/s we will have put away the retained items. Options for the recycling of your unwanted items is something that I am happy to advise you on as you will need to make arrangements for the disposal of these items, for example to the refuse centre, a charity shop, or to some other form of recycling organisation. It is a good idea to enrol the help of a friend or family member who is able to remove any additional items for you; alternatively some organisations will collect. This will ensure that you do not have unwanted items hanging around for long, enabling you to appreciate the difference to your space and take advantage of all your hard work straight away.
Special Individual Needs:
If you are likely to find the decluttering process tiring but have a large amount to tackle, you can choose to have the sessions in half days over a period of time. I am happy to try and accommodate your needs wherever possible as I fully appreciate that the process can be both physically and mentally draining, especially if you have health problems. Please do ask me about this so that we can find the best way to meet your needs.