Brighton & Hove
East & West Sussex
I offer decluttering services to individuals and businesses since 2015.
I understand decluttering homes as a holistic process involving a gentle push and subtle presence to first help disentangle my customers from the attachment their things exert on them, and then working together towards removal of any clutter that can be allowed to go, while ensuring that any lingering issues that have led to the accumulation of stuff are taken care of.
When it comes to working spaces, clutter requires a more practical and goal-oriented approach. Dealing with backlogs of filing, reorganising systems and workflows, making sure that changes are received well and implemented takes a different toolbox altogether.
I have worked with over a hundred clients of a wide range of age and gender. Projects range from single-session organising to full-on long-term extended projects, but I especially like single clients with their specific problems and needs. Please refer to my website for more details.
Declutter/Life coaching: Decluttering deals not only with the stuff we keep, but first and foremost with the reasons why it is there in the first place. In this function, I provide a mix of advice, emotional support and a shoulder to lean on, to let go of blockages before we can make any real headway with the actual clutter. I engage in regular activities to keep my knowledge in the field up to date (workshops, conferences, publications, etc.)
Virtual services: I have used virtual contact before the pandemic, especially for my 60 min initial consultation, and the follow-up calls after the live decluttering sessions. Nowadays, the bulk of my work is conducted online, although I do still visit clients at their residence. I have found that virtual organising can work better for some clients than physical presence at their premises!
Business organising: Having worked as a PA, self-managed IT trainer and project manager within an international legal corporate environment for nearly 20 years, I have acquired ample knowledge of how to keep workflows going and avoid the pitfalls that come with a growing SME. I have coached a series of such business owners over the years, and occasionally taken on administrative task (invoicing, timekeeping, mailings, etc.) as an external service, too.
Digital organising: Electronic filing systems, backup organisation, and sifting through large collection of different files are second nature to me. With my background as an IT trainer, I know how to set up easy to understand systems for any type of computer user. I continue to run software classes for both businesses and private groups (including Denman College)
Public speaking: Over the past couple of years, I have delivered talks and workshops to diverse groups, most notably within the framework of the Women’s Institute, but also various interested local groups.
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