Having struggled with clutter/hoarding all my life, I’d made some in roads myself in recent years. However the problem wasn’t going away. Recently I tried to force myself to empty my back bedroom, where I had boxes and piles of stuff that I couldn’t face (an insurmountable mountain of stuff to me). I knew I needed help but the thought of a friend or relative trying to ‘push’ me was stressful and embarrassing. In a moment of inspiration I googled ‘professional declutterer’. That’s how I met Cath. She arrived at 8am and I waved her off from the local recycling centre at 7pm. All done.
She is professional and calm. She understands what someone like me needs. No judgement, no lecture…just guidance. She drove the momentum and we didn’t stop. I knew I was ready and the pace and choices were dictated by me, but kept in place by her.
Seeing decades of old utility bills and other similar space-crushing stuff go to appropriate new homes (recycling or confidential waste) was massive. I have felt empowered to tackle a few little cubby holes ( eg the utility cupboard). I can manage the letters and junk coming through the door…because that’s all there is. I have a couple of box files with the essentials. And I have a realistic and achievable plan (and the space) to turn the back bedroom into a usable office and guest room.
Cath has the skills, energy, focus, insight and compassion to help you with whatever clutter is holding you back. I cannot recommend her enough. I was not embarrassed, because she was so clear in understanding how this problem develops. Friends and family are really pleased for me and glad I did this. Cath helped me achieve something that I haven’t (for decades) and was a burden that I tried to hide from myself and others. My problem was tiring and depressing and the relief is fantastic.
I might always struggle with hoarding issues…but I am much better equipped to control it and help myself. Go for it, why wait?”
Cath – you have sorted me out; removed my guilt; and smartened me up. It has quite honestly been revitalising and that feels fantastic. THANK YOU!
“Cath came into my life just at the right time. Things were piling up and gathering dust. Toys were everywhere and I had no systems or places for all my ‘stuff’. With two young children and as a single mum I needed help! A few hours with Cath at my house and I feel much more relaxed and organised now. I now have a tidy house and a relaxed mind! Brilliant! I’ll definitely be asking Cath to come back when I’m ready to tackle the upstairs!”
“I am one of those people who doesn’t think they’re a hoarder, but I have come to realise that maybe I am! I just put things in piles and tell myself to sort them out later. Sadly later never comes for me and the piles sit there gathering dust.
Enter Cath. She was like a breath of fresh air for me. She immediately worked out a system for how we’d tackle the ground floor of my house. She considered how we lived in the spaces and worked out how it’d best work for us. She suggested one room for all the toys, and asked me to clear out some boxes of things that I no longer used, and reallocated then as toy storage boxes. All feels so much more orderly now and the kids love being able to go and take toys out from their boxes – and putting them away again!
We ended up after 5 hours with items to throw, items to give away, items to sell and items to store for later. Cath’s philosophy was don’t put anything in the loft unless you are genuinely keeping it for a purpose, or for kids when they’re bigger. Otherwise it’ll stay there until you move house. I’m sure she’s right. Cath was quite brilliant and has left me with a tidier house, and a calmer mind. I’ll definitely be getting her back soon!”