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Everyone that knows me understands that I’m a “Do as I say rather than do as I do” type of person. The other day I woke up and wondered if I should change. I’ve been helping people declutter before they move house for years, and although I’m not moving, I thought it was time to declutter my own house. Before you start to declutter: The best advice I can give anyone is not to declutter on your own. Get a friend or a professional in to help. It’s more fun, it keeps you focussed, keeps the momentum going, and less exhausting (there’s also...

It’s December – the year has flown by and if you’re anything like me all so many things that were on your 2018 to do list are still firmly there. So what?  You’ve probably done a million other things instead that were more important than those on the list. But if they’re starting to niggle, you’ve still got a lot of time till Christmas to get things done. Realistically though, your list has probably doubled. So, if you have things on the list that you’d really wanted to get done, the good news is that it’s not too late. You just need...

I've been helping people move house now for many years and don't believe that with the right support moving needs to become as overwhelming as it can do. What sort of help do I mean? Help preparing your house for sale; help choosing the right estate agent; help with the legals; help with the packing and moving and finally help with the unpacking the other end. Some might want help with everything - others may appreciate some advice. To that end, I've written a book. It's what I've learnt over the years and hopefully is a start to helping you. If you'd like a copy...

So, there we are helping our client declutter before downsizing and moving house. We finally get to the loft. Having last moved 30 years ago; there are dozens of bags of old clothes, suitcases that haven’t seen the sun for heaven knows how long and some of the original packing boxes from the previous move. “Oh, look it’s the Rainbow dolls” “Don’t touch that box, it’s got all my daughters Take That memorabilia from when she was a teenager. She’d never forgive me if anyone else touched it” “Do you think the charity shop would take that box of Lego?” “Oh, that box looks...

“We’re moving house before Christmas!” The relief and sheer delight was palpable down the phone – they had exchanged contracts on the house and the completion date was fixed. But then reality hit. PANIC! “How am I going to manage?” My answer to her was simple – “It’ll be a piece of cake - let’s start planning”. So, we planned out the next 6 weeks and what needed to be done and when and by whom and that showed her immediately what help she needed in order to stay sane. For a stress free move - you need the fine art of delegation...

I was sitting with a group of friends and we started chatting about the 'rightsize' house for our current circumstances and where would it be?...

Mrs X is downsizing to a smaller property and needed help with decluttering and sorting through all her belongings...

So, you are looking to put your house on the market. One of the most important instructions you make when selling...