Dealing with estate agencies, banks, surveyors, utility companies, builders and other trade professionals takes an enormous amount of time and energy, and the list of jobs to take care of starts afresh after you move into your new house.
As if that wasn’t enough, you also have to take steps to manage your furniture and belongings as you get ready to pack or have them packed for you by a removal company. It’s a time when you’ll need to go through all the cupboards, drawers, cabinets, bags, wardrobes and shelves in the house and turn them inside out, deciding what to take and what to throw away.
YOUR RESPONSE could easily degenerate into PANIC: It’s too much, I don’t know where to start! I don’t have time, it’s stressful! The kids will be in the way. What about my social life? I can’t take time off work and I don’t want to use my weekends or evenings for many months to do this!
In the face of such a daunting task, let DECLUTTERING be the first constructive word that comes into your mind. A move is a great opportunity – to keep the furniture and belongings that you want or need to keep, and to throw out everything that has accumulated around you and you don’t have a use for any more. WHAT A TASK though!!
A professional declutterer and organiser will help ensure a smooth and efficient move, and their coaching skills you will help you to learn how to manage your stuff and your space before and after.
Some SPECIFIC BENEFITS for hiring a professional organiser:
TIME SAVING: the decluttering/sorting process will be completed in a few hours or days depending on the amount of belongings you have, instead of it dragging on across never ending weekends!
MONEY SAVING: decluttering will considerably reduce the amount of stuff you move with. The removal company will have a much smaller amount to move, so you’ll get a cheaper removal bill.
People often hire storage space to store belongings before moving to a new place, or while waiting for construction work to be completed. That means serious money spent each week for keeping things that might never be used again, but we haven’t had the time to think what to do with yet! Hiring a professional declutterer will have a cost but the training they offer will have long-lasting positive impact as you learn to manage your space and belongings more effectively.
REDUCE STRESS: the declutterer will advise on how to manage the decluttering process step by step based on your schedule and needs. Your only job is to agree on what to keep and what to dispose of.
If you declutter before you move, you will only have the belongings that you decided to keep, all sorted logically. You won’t have to worry about fitting unwanted objects into your new space, you will only have to arrange those items you really wanted to keep. The professional organiser will help you move your objects into the right places, so you can start functioning as smoothly as possible. All in all, you’ll find the transition easier.
TAKE CONTROL AND REGENERATE: decluttering is your chance to move beyond all those things that have weighed you down physically and emotionally for many years. It will help you deal with memories associated with belongings or objects linked to inefficient habits or routines, things which hold you back from making improvements in your life. Decluttering helps you make decisions to move on, turn the page, see life through new glasses! A professional organiser is the best person to help you go through this process because they are trained to show you how an object can benefit or hinder your lifestyle. A friend or family is too attached to you emotionally to advise on the best decision!
Conchi services will be one of your best investment! Call today for a free consultation.
Conchi offers you a confidential, sensitive and professional decluttering service for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Greater Peterborough, South Lincolnshire, Rutland, South and East Leicester.
Inviting a professional organiser into our homes is something that many of us would shy away from, but hiring a professional declutterer can bring many benefits that you won’t get by doing the job yourself. I’ve embarked on a series of short articles to explain the real-life problems a professional organiser can help you solve.
A teenager’s room can be one of the most challenging areas in the house to keep organised – once my kids got to a certain age they decamped to their bedrooms, and closed the door behind them. No problem, they wanted their own space, but most of us would shy away from stepping into the “go area” and daring to sort out a teenager’s room.
This is where Conchi the Home Coach can help you. I work with teenagers to turn their room into a welcoming space that reflects their character and interests.
It’s more than just a case of getting them to tidy up – if you do that, the clutter will soon come back in a few weeks.
From the start, I work with teenagers and young children to understand what they want from their room, their hobbies and the things they like, and involve them in the process. My objective is to turn their room into a space that they want to be in, that reflects their personality, rather than just imposing a solution.
My background as a teacher and business trainer helps me get on a level with kids, to build a shared understanding of what the room should look like, and I often find I can build a connection and share ideas that they would never accept from their parents â€“ it just wouldn’t be cool!
Also, during the decluttering process, I train my customers, parents and children alike, to follow some simple steps to keep spaces free from clutter and store clothes and belongings efficiently after I have left them. This helps teenagers get into good habits, ready for when they move away to university and beyond.
The decluttering process isn’t about buying in lots of expensive new ornaments or storage solutions, quite the opposite. I help my customers to get more from what they already own, finding creative new uses for things and upcycling in a stylish way to save money.
For example, one project I worked on recently was for a teenage girl’s bedroom. The girl hated her traditional bed and wardrobe and because her hobby was art she needed a clear space to work on. We got some wooden pallets to make a base for a trendy futon bed, then moved that away from the window. In its place we put a stylishly upcycled kitchen table for her to use as a desk.
We also created a hanging space for her clothes, introduced some simple shelving for her to store her books on, then finished the project by building a pinboard from recycled material where she now displays postcards from museums and art exhibitions.
One of the key benefits of decluttering is that it clears our minds and gives us more energy. It can be drain our confidence when we have things around us that we don’t need, getting in our way, and removing distractions and simplifying our living spaces can help us to focus.
Just think about how that added focus can help a teenager. Teenage life presents a lot of challenges, and a teenager’s personal space can play a big role in how they feel about themselves and how they approach vital things like studying for exams… and once they love the space they live in, they might just starting letting you in to share it with them!!
Why not reconnect with your teenager by arranging a decluttering session?
Conchi The Home Coach offers you a confidential, sensitive and professional decluttering service for Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Greater Peterborough, South Lincolnshire, Rutland, South and East Leicester.
A decluttered and revitalised space can change people’s lives. Start making it happen now!