So why do people hire professional declutterers?
When we meet new people at social or business events, we find that they are often fascinated by what we do for a living. Some people are surprised that professional declutterers are even a "thing", others think we must be some kind of Cotswolds version of Marie Kondo, while others think that decluttering is only for hoarders.
Some people are surprised that professional declutterers are even a "thing", others think we must be some kind of Cotswolds version of Marie Kondo, while others think that decluttering is only for hoarders.
Many seem surprised to find that people actually pay us to come into their homes to help them with decluttering or organising. However our full appointment book is evidence that they do! So why DO people hire us as professional declutterers - what is that we bring to the party?
A fresh perspective - when you live in a house day in day out, its easy to find yourself getting into a rut - that chair is in that corner because it's always been there, that pile of papers lives on the side because there's nowhere else for it to go. When we come into your home we see it with new eyes. We are able to look past the way things are now and see how they could be instead. Our clients are often surprised how easy it can be to change the look and feel of a room just by moving things around or repurposing what they already have.
Energy - since we come as a pair, we bring two extra pairs of hands. As the saying goes, many hands make light work and our clients are often surprised by how much we can get done in a relatively short space of time. Decluttering can be hard work, but working as a team helps keep everyone motivated.
Focus - decluttering has the potential to feel overwhelming. If there is a lot to do its easy to feel that you can't "see the wood for the trees". We are able to help you keep things on track so that you get a good result in the time that we are with you. This helps to avoid that bogged down feeling you might get if you were trying to do it all by yourself.
Objectivity - since we do not have the same emotional attachment to your belongings as you do, we are able to look at things much