With homes getting smaller and smaller, being able to identify clutter and getting rid of it has become an important life skill. In order to live a good life, we have to think about what really matters to us and step away from keeping everything. Anybody can learn how to do this, but you have to change some of your habits to get there.
Clutter can be a burden on the mind
Remember: the only person responsible for maintaining that burden or making changes is you! Of course, the main point of my service is to help you persevere and help you with practical issues, but ultimately YOU will have to understand the way you tick and change your behaviour. Once you have realised that ever more stuff is accumulating around you, you have already taken the first step. Looking for help in dealing with this clutter is another good step, of course, but in the end all of this counts for nothing if you fall back into your old patterns right after the decluttering is finished.
My offering to you
I will provide you with the necessary tools to create and maintain an organised space as best you can. However, you have to WANT to make those changes. If you don’t, you may have a clutter-free space for a while after a quick fix but things will accumulate again gradually. A clean space needs ongoing maintenance, and that is a habit to cultivate.
Benefits of decluttering
My services can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. Maybe you only require a new perspective to help you figure out possibilities, or you need encouragement to do what needs doing. Or you simply take away tips and tricks you can apply to other areas of your home or professional environment at a later time. And that is absolutely fine.
Decluttering and organizing is more than just dealing with the stuff; it's also about freeing you from the things that are holding you back. The satisfaction you get from just getting rid of a little bit of clutter reinforces your desire to continue the process. It will make you a little happier than you were before. And that is what this is all about.
When to declutter?
Life isn’t a straight road: it brings change at every turn, sometimes unexpected, sometimes because the time has simply come. Be it a move, moving in together, a loss in the family, the children moving out, they all bring up the need to decide about … stuff.
A fresh start brings not just decisions, but offers opportunities to clear up and clear out. When we make changes in life, we need to leave things behind in order to open the space for new ideas. Deciding just what we let go and what we take with us can be difficult, but it would be my privilege to guide you along the way, giving you the level of assistance you require.
What to do with it all?
Decluttering, by its nature, brings up a lot of things that need relocating or getting rid of. I will help you find ways to deal with this, making sure that the items you have cared for will find a new home, or that they get disposed of in the best possible way.
Has your administration taken over parts of the living space? Do you keep losing track of paperwork? Have you run out of storage space? Are you hard put to find documents when you need them? In that case, maybe a professional organiser should a go at your office space! There is no reason to make administration more dreadful by neglecting the circumstances in which you are doing it.
What can I do for you?
I can identify any areas that might benefit from improvement, including in the digital world, and propose certain improvements. It is entirely up to you if you want to apply those changes yourself, or if you would prefer to have me do it with you, or for you.
Much of this can be achieved by subtle changes, but I may also ask you to consider more complex changes. This could be as simply as moving furniture, or we could create an improved bookkeeping system, or reorganising your filing system to better suit your needs, or sifting through piles of papers that you never got around to dealing with. Most importantly, though: it has to work for YOU!
You may think of clutter as physical objects, but what about digital clutter? If too much stuff on your desk is considered a distraction, just think about all those files you work with or create on a regular basis: where do they usually end up? A cluttered desktop on your monitor can be even worse than physical clutter: when things become too disturbing, you can sweep everything into any old folder and forget about it … until you need those files again and cannot find them. Just like physical clutter, digital clutter can lead to stress and is a constant distraction. I can help you on that front as well.