"As a fashion stylist, mum and lover of things my house is ever growing with stuff! My ongoing challenge of decluttering suddenly became so overwhelming that I realised I needed an objective person to come to my rescue and give it a final push. I knew full well what to do but we are just too attached to all our things.
I was lucky enough to find Katherine in my search to book someone immediately as she was definitely the right person for me.
She was the perfect person for the job in many ways. Firstly I immediately liked her energy and personality on the phone and
during our initial useful skype consult. So I knew we would get on. Decluttering is very personal and would not work as well
with someone who did not understand you and your space.
She came for a 4hour blitz session and boy does time fly. So we concentrated on the main areas and then discussed
ideas for the others. I cleared out 20 bags for Oxfam and she came with me in the car to drop off which is very handy part
of her service.
She is full of energy and sympathy for the task at hand and although we both worked hard I felt a sense of achievement
at the end of our session. You are then inspired to keep the process going where possible. And am sure I would love to have
her again to tackle my small overspilling kitchen for another much needed blitz.
We accumulate so many things over the years that a decluttering session is a much needed service once to breathe you new life into your space!"
Desiree, London, UK
"I had a wonderful experience with Katherine. We tackled a set of drawers and cupboards that have been full of junk since I moved in to my flat.
I've continually meant to dedicate some time to doing a clear out but it's one of those jobs you just never quite get round to. Having Katherine by my side, helping to clear, advising on how best to organise and taking away the books and other charity shop items for me was fantastic. We worked tirelessly for 3 hours and the space now looks so much better. Had I of been doing the task alone I would almost certainly have given up half way through. Or never have gotten round to it in the first place. I went to bed feeling so much lighter. I hadn't realised how much mental energy my clutter was consuming!"
Jen, London, UK
"I had Katherine come for a visit to see what we could do to improve the quality of life in our living room. With two kids aged 8 and 6, I wanted to reclaim this room as a place where I could relax comfortably and not have their toys and clutter be the main feature of the room.
Katherine was very detailed in our prep call before she came over which helped us maximise the time we had together. The call helped me focus on the living room being the main place that I wanted to make some changes in. She had great suggestions about options for maximising the space through better storage and shelving to introduce a greater sense of ease and calm with our “stuff” - books, toys, technology. Since Katherine’s visit, I finally got around to repainting the living room which had been covered in paint samples for about a year!, and designing it in a way that will make the space much more relaxing and pleasant to be in. She also had great tips and ideas for making my office space one of productive energy through some creative solutions. Katherine's positive attitude, creativity and out-of- the-box thinking on how to use space in an innovative way, plus project management and problem - solving skills made tackling this change much easier!"
Meg, London, UK
I asked Katherine to come and help me get straight on stuff I'd accumulated over a few decades. She worked tirelessly over 5 days to sort through my things with me and help me identify what was essential, important and no longer needed.
My bedroom also doubles as my work space from which I run a small business. Over time the two spaces had merged into one and I was finding it very difficult to organise my work and personal life. I felt overwhelmed and didn't know where or how to start. Katherine made the decluttering and organising process very enjoyable and I found it fun to do. She also gave me the tools to be able to do this myself in the future by giving me simple rules to work to ensuring that moving forward I can keep everything in order. Katherine created a dedicated work space and put processes in place which means that I can carry out business tasks much quicker as there is a logical flow to the work I do. Everything I need on a day-to-day basis is now easily accessible and I know where everything is. I have dedicated cupboards for specific activities or types of belongings. And I can get to my wardrobe once more!
Christine, Portsmouth, UK
"I'm a stay at home mum with 1 and 3 year old girls and we like to have fun with bubbles, paint, flour and anything else we can lay our hands on.
I’ll admit it’s hard to find time to do the chores and practical stuff when there’s so much fun to be had with my challenging cherubs. I therefore find myself in a continuing state of chaos and mess (my husband calls my car “the dumpster” and reluctantly I can’t argue!). So when Katherine decided to spend some of her vacation time with my family, I was amazed to find that whenever I was called off for a dance party, stickerthon or diaper change, I’d return to find that wonder-woman had ticked off another item on my mental ‘to- sort’ list. It's like she actually seeks out disorder and enjoys whipping it into shape. My pantry turned into a usable space to store food in (fewer legos, more rice - nice touch), the counters in my kitchen became big enough to prep food on again and my car boot finally uncovered its full potential. And not just for the day, I mean, for good. We have 'systems'; now. We have ziploc bags for crayons we take out day-tripping and waiting in restaurants, we have crates for books which the kids can reach and we have trays for in and out-going mail. Everything has its place. The piles are still there, but they're labeled now and I can easily find what I'm looking for. Katherine's work will speak for itself and if you hire her, she will prove her worth within a few short hours. I’m so proud it was my mess, my circus, my monkeys that inspired her new career in Professional Organising!"
Emily & Family, Mount Laurel, NJ, USA
"Katherine is the best! She understood the limitations of our space (a three bedroom apartment for two adults and two little ones), as well as our desire to make the main living area work as a play area without letting the toys take over.
We very much wanted to maintain the space as an 'adult' area where we could relax after the kiddos go to bed and to socialize in when we have visitors. Her thoughtful ideas helped us think differently about the space and see potential where we had previously only seen limitations. It is not an exaggeration to say that she extended the time we will be able to stay in our current home, which we love. And that is not small thing when you consider the costs and stresses of buying and moving house in a big city. To top it all off, she is a joy to team up with! Highly recommended her and her services!
Bronwyn & Family, Chicago, IL, USA