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Decluttering to add value to your home and make your life easier!

Additional shower room needed!

This particular job had a clear deadline! The bathroom company were arriving soon and, as with many older houses, this large walk in cupboard had been used for a very long time to store a lifetime of belongings from books to old toys, lampshades and so on. The shelves were very high so that made it quite difficult for the client to start the job.

I started by looking around for additional storage for the things the client wanted to keep because, believe it or not, decluttering is more about what we keep and value than what we throw away! We created additional storage by rearranging another part of the house, this worked well because we also decluttered that part of the house, two jobs in one!  Once we got started, it became clear that the space created was quite large and the idea to create an extra shower room would work well. Unwanted items were gifted to charity much loved books were re-homed elsewhere in the house and probably read because they were more accessible. Other items were boxed to either sell or gift to relatives.

A little while later the client asked me back to inspect the new addition. Wow what a transformation. The new room made the client's life easier and, as I mentioned, added value to the house! Often in houses there are glory holes and hidden spaces which we just don't quite know what to do with. Turning your attention to these and decluttering can help you see them in a different light. Why not call Clutter Therapy for some help?

Declutter in preparation for downsizing

Downsizing

This particular job was for a couple who were moving to a smaller house. They had been living in their home for a long time and had gathered lots of things over their life there.

It was beginning to be difficult to get around the house so we started by decluttering the most important areas, like the lounge, kitchen and dining room. This made the space look bigger and ready for viewings by prospective buyers and estate agents.

Once completed it was very rewarding as the clients were able to move around the house more easily and they enjoyed using items that had long been forgotten. I also helped them once they had moved into their new home, to hang pictures and further declutter.

They are now very happy and enjoying their new home.

Testimonials

Wardrobe Declutter

Lesley came to help me with my wardrobe declutter. She carefully explained the process and guided me through what was a fabulous couple of hours. She is amazing and not once did I feel under any pressure to “get rid of” or “hang on” to any piece. She just carefully and skilfully helped me to make my own mind up and apply the techniques. We used some gorgeous new hangers that take up absolutely no room in the wardrobe and I love the new clothes folding so that I can get loads in a draw but see everything. I feel cleansed and lighter and I actually don’t feel the need to buy anything new, even though I got rid of 4 bags of clothes. I love the things that I have and I re-discovered things I had forgotten about. I am even going to see whether a dress agency will take a few items, that’s another first. Absolutely brilliant, thanks Lesley, a great start to a new me.

Sarah Cromwell
16/11/2017

Home Decluttering & Staging

Lesley helped me with decluttering my elderly parents house when they were downsizing to a small flat.

They obviously had a lifetime of things which held sentimental value as well as an enormous amount of things that there wasn’t room for in their new flat. Lesley’s empathy, kindness and sympathetic approach in helping them sort through everything was endless. They even had quite a lot of laughs along the way, which considering how stressful this situation could have been was amazing.

Lesley then staged all the rooms ready for house viewings which I think really helped with the sale of the house. Lesley also helped my parents when they had moved into their new flat. She organised all their furniture and pictures to show them off to their full potential, but importantly being mindful of the safety issues for reduced mobility.

I honestly don’t know how we would have managed all of this without her.

Mrs R Ashton
16/11/2017

Decluttering

Clutter Therapy came to help me clear a large storage cupboard, which was filled with years of clutter. They separated the things I wanted to keep and organised storage in other parts of the house, boxed up valuables for possible sale and took the rest to charity. I now have a lovely new walk in shower room where the old cupboard was. Great job!

EB
16/11/2017

Wedding Organisation

Lesley from Clutter Therapy helped me to organise aspects of my wedding. I wanted my dream dress, I had been carrying a magazine around forever, with a picture of the dress! Never realising just how long before the wedding these things had to be organised. I also didn’t understand about registering the marriage. I asked for help and advice. She quickly tracked down the designer, found a shop carrying the design and the correct size, (phew), organised a fitting and arranged for a deposit to hold the dress. Appointments were made for the registration. All within a very short time. It was quite something to witness! Thank you, Lesley, for your tenacity and quick thinking. The response on the day from my now husband was awesome!

BM
16/11/2017

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by Clare G on Clutter Therapy
Wardrobe Detox

Lesley came to my house for a wardrobe decluttering session. I felt instantly at ease and comfortable and we chatted all the way through. Lesley was great at explaining the process. I didn't feel pressured to get rid of anything at all, even though I did end up with a large bin bag for charity, one for the homeless and half a full clothes rail to sell! Lesley was amazing at reading my body language and my attitude towards my clothes. I sold three dresses within 24 hours and made nearly £100. I've since sold about 8 items and made £150! Money I've put towards a new Hoover and holiday that was just hanging and not being worn. Lesley gave me some fantastic tips with storing, folding and hanging my clothes that I never knew and work great. Absolutely recommend Lesley's help in the home, we'll definitely be asking her to come back and tackle the dreaded garage!

by Chris on Clutter Therapy
Lesley is fantastic!

I have been recovering from serious mental health issues for nearly seven years now and still trying to come to terms with a Bipolar Affective Disorder diagnosis. Recently I felt like I had had a bit of an epiphany and could suddenly see the amount of clutter and 'stuff' in every room in the house. I was at a loss as to how to go about sorting it out and I needed help - Lesley came to the rescue!Firstly she came to the house to have a chat and discuss what decluttering issues I had and what I hoped to achieve. She told me how she could help and how she worked - which sounded amazing - so we arranged a date for her to come and start. I'd decided to tackle my wardrobe first and chest of drawers. I was initially a little nervous but I needn't have been - Lesley is the most understanding and supportive person and took the process at my pace. It transpired it was a bit of a journey (and six dustbin bags later) - I did get emotional but Lesley was ready for that armed with respect, understanding and tissues. The result - I can now see all the clothes in my wardrobe and they all fit me! My drawers - once so stuffed full they couldn't be closed now house clothes that fit me, the drawers close and I have a spare drawer! The new way of folding my clothes is also a revelation..... You can completely trust Lesley she really does get to the heart of the matter with respect, understanding, professionalism and compassion. She will empower you to change the way you think about your 'stuff.'

by EB - Leeds on Clutter Therapy
Domestic Declutter

Clutter Therapy came to help me clear a large storage cupboard, which was filled with years of clutter. They separated the things I wanted to keep and organised storage in other parts of the house, boxed up valuables for possible sale and took the rest to charity. I now have a lovely new walk in shower room where the old cupboard was. Great job! 

by BM - Leeds on Clutter Therapy
Wedding Organisation!

Lesley from Clutter Therapy helped me to organise aspects of my wedding. I wanted my dream dress, I had been carrying a magazine around forever, with a picture of the dress! Never realising just how long before the wedding these things had to be organised. I also didn’t understand about registering the marriage. I asked for help and advice. She quickly tracked down the designer, found a shop carrying the design and the correct size, (phew), organised a fitting and arranged for a deposit to hold the dress. Appointments were made for the registration. All within a very short time. It was quite something to witness! Thank you, Lesley, for your tenacity and quick thinking. The response on the day from my now husband was awesome!

by Mrs R Ashton - Leeds on Clutter Therapy
Awesome Job!

Lesley helped me with decluttering my elderly parents house when they were downsizing to a small flat.They obviously had a lifetime of things which held sentimental value as well as an enormous amount of things that there wasn't room for in their new flat. Lesley's empathy, kindness and sympathetic approach in helping them sort through everything was endless. They even had quite a lot of laughs along the way, which considering how stressful this situation could have been was amazing.Lesley then staged all the rooms ready for house viewings which I think really helped with the sale of the house. Lesley also helped my parents when they had moved into their new flat. She organised all their furniture and pictures to show them off to their full potential, but importantly being mindful of the safety issues for reduced mobility.I honestly don't know how we would have managed all of this without her.