Have you collected years of stuff and had good intentions to slim it all down, and yet, however hard you try, you’re just left feeling overwhelmed and stuck or simply unsure where to start?
Are you dealing with a loss, divorce or struggling to get out of a muddle? Does your stuff take over and feel far too much to deal with?
Do you feel you’re on your own, or too busy with family or work, or do you feel as though you have too much responsibility and no available time?
It’s a thing: possessions have personal meaning and we are attached to the sentiment and memories that they hold for us, which we then cling to.
And that’s why I’m here to help.
There is a way of choosing what you keep and what you let go of. You will find it much easier to move through the process of letting go when you have the right support available, enabling you to make the change, transform your home and bring a new balance to your life.
You don’t have to go it alone feeling overwhelmed - let’s face the challenge together, with you keeping control over your possessions while increasing your skills of letting go, in your time and at your pace!
Let’s work alongside each other so you get as much or as little help as you feel you need.
A Home Move, Downsizing, Packing and Unpacking
Are you thinking about moving house? Perhaps you’re planning to retire? Or do you want to downsize your home? Has life presented
you with a need for a change in lifestyle and home? Are you having to confront a parent’s or relative’s changing needs and taken on the responsibility of finding them a new home or having their existing home altered? Take the first step and reach out for help!
I am experienced in moving, downsizing and settling people into their new home. My experience of working with couples and single people to help scale down possessions to fit fewer rooms or less storage will lessen the pressure on them and you. This is such a great help in easing the burden of moving to a new home. I am skilled at helping clients negotiate the emotional and physical upheaval that goes hand in hand with such a big move, providing encouragement and support to get the job done.
I work with the families, tradespeople and other professionals as part of a team effort to help the moving process, to reduce/minimise stress and provide support to ease clients gently through the transition.
A typical example: Unpacking and paperwork
Dawn (not her real name) had moved into a new home and she contacted me to help unpack her belongings and do a further declutter, as she had still brought too much with her.
After several visits, she felt she could trust me to organise some essential paperwork. I organised and actioned outstanding paperwork. She was thrilled I could organise this for her so that she could maintain her independence from her family and stop worrying.
A typical example: Downsizing
I was contacted by Helen (not her real name)) to help move her parents for health and wellbeing reasons from a four-bedroom family home to a two-bedroom apartment.
There were many years of possessions to go through; items to go were sorted for other family members, for charity and then the rest was disposed of. The personal needs of my clients changed during this period and I adapted my way of working to accommodate these changes.
Using sensitivity and care and changing the pace of working accordingly, the task was successfully accomplished. I attended the clients’ home initially for two mornings a week for five weeks, increasing to three mornings for a couple of weeks to be move-ready.
I was part of a team for the move out and the move in to ensure everything was ready for the couple to be able to sleep in their new home that night. I returned the next day and a couple of further mornings to finish off and do a rejig of possessions.
After all, it isn’t until you are in your new home that you can be totally sure of how and where you want things to be.
Organising your Home & Creating More Space
Do you suffer from a lack of space in your home? Do you want to change it but find you aren’t sure where to start? Maybe the contents of your cupboards and drawers are spilling out onto the floor and the problem is only getting worse?
Do you feel that you are losing control of the piles of clothes, shoes, collections, books and paperwork which seem to be taking over your home? Are you finding you aren’t getting anywhere and could really do with some help to find new ways and strategies to sort things out?
Whether you feel your home is filled to the gunwales with stuff or it’s a bit/very messy and disorganised, it is easy to feel the situation is out of control. Anxiety can increase and our mental health can suffer, creating a negative downward spiral. This isn’t helped by a world in which we have become collectors of all kinds of stuff which then feels part of us. To sort out, simplify and slim down our stuff then becomes a real obstacle that we need help with.
I will work with you to sort out and organise your stuff. I am experienced at listening and understanding what you are looking for and finding a way forward so that you can regain control and enjoy your home once more. Rediscovering the potential within your home and within yourself is both liberating and empowering.
A typical example: Home Organisation
Shelly (not her real name) reached out to me as she was worried and embarrassed about her home: she realised her stuff had got out of hand.
We worked together for some months to sort and simplify her home. Shelly found huge relief having a place for things and began to enjoy her home for the first time. We established good routines to help her keep on top of things. While letting go of stuff was challenging for her, we used a process of sifting through, and by taking notice of her feelings we learned what was important to keep and what she could let go.
Being able to let go is understandably more difficult for some people than it is for others. It requires time, patience and respect.
Do you feel that some form of regular home support would help you through a particular stage in your life? Are you looking for support to complete a project and/or learn new ways of managing your home?
I can offer regular support for as little or as much time as you feel you need: it could make all the difference in helping you to make a change or navigate a new phase in your life.
Having someone to check in with you, help with motivation and accountability can improve your confidence and your ability to be on top of things.
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