TESTIMONIALS

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A professional declutterer helps a client tidy up her flat“Do you make your bed in the morning?” asks Emma Fletcher. As a professional declutterer, Fletcher is trying to work out how long it will take to sort, chuck out and tidy my flat from top to toe. “I pull the duvet over my bed,” I reply carefully, wondering where this will place me on the scale of slovenliness. “I see,” she says cheerfully.

 

Before Fletcher arrives for an assessment, I start to feel nervous. What if she is horrified by the inside of my drawers? What if she makes me throw out my magazine mountain and absurd number of hair products? I needn’t have worried. Fletcher is one of those likeable, upbeat people whom I feel able to trust with the future of my bathroom cupboard – at the very least. After a cup of tea, she whizzes around making notes on storage solutions. “You’re a basket girl, aren’t you?” she says with a smile.

 

A week later, Fletcher returns, having been to Ikea (a huge service in itself), armed with said baskets and special bags for shoving linen and shoes under the bed. And best of all, a large bunch of lilies. She commences by emptying the contents of my cupboards on to the floor, and hovering over me with a black bag. The sight of this giant pile of clothes makes me feel slightly queer. But, I find it surprisingly easy to be ruthless.

 

Together we set a cracking pace, filling six black bags by lunchtime. Fletcher is brimming with tips on how to store and make the most of small spaces (hang necklaces on mirrors, keep bedside clutter in a basket, put potions and lotions in plastic boxes …). We are both exhausted but jubilant by 5pm. My flat is unrecognisable. With a cheery wave, Fletcher drives off, her car full of rubbish, recycling – and hair products.

October 3rd, 2009 by Rebecca Rose

Testimonials:

"De-cluttering is a cathartic exercise, and gives one suprising energy. Emma was wonderful, very efficient and focused and tackled my bedroom cupboards and office area and. I now feel able to run my family life with much greater efficiency. I've found clothes I haven't seen for months, no years and I am so much more productive when I get to my desk for the unavoidable admin of everyday life. If you don't get a third party in to clear out stuff, it simply never happens. "

Felicity, London

Testimonials

- Felicity in her office in London -

"I was most impressed by your no-nonsense, practical approach! it is amazing how swiftly you managed to clear away years of wardrobe build up (including my first ever business suit :-)

 

My bedroom is virtually unrecognizable and I am very pleased about the cupboards looking neat and organised most of all.  I owe you for moving all the papers onto the sofa -- it was a master stroke as it forced me to finally tackle the piles. Yesterday. I spent half a day on the piles of paper and am delighted to report that they are gone! thank you. Thank you for all your help, it was invaluable and was greatly appreciated. I am simply delighted with the results"

Eva

"Emma is a marvellous Tour de Force. She has been such a support in my long time overdue re-organisation of the house."

Lady Swaythling, Hampshire

"Clearing out all the downstairs cupboards had been on my mind for months. Everytime I walked past, I felt overwhelmed and depressed about it. The Decluttering Company came in and within a few hours I was able to walk into them, see where everything was and wondered what I was going to do with all the space. . All the rubbish was taken away and I felt liberated and excited."

Sabina, Wadhurst, Sussex

"The Decluttering Company practical yet sensitive approach proved invaluable and I cannot recommend them warmly enough. Not my any means their only talent. We have had delicious lunches and dinners created with equal efficiency."

Vanessa, Ethy, Cornwall

"I have worked with Emma over the last two years, first restoring two houses where she has been of immense help not only for her unstinting hard work but also with her excellent ideas and good taste. More recently she helped to organise my wife's 60th birthday party and insured the catering for the 60 people was of the very highest standards and was a great success. She has an excellent can-do approach to life and is totally reliable and honest.

 

I wish Emma every success in this new venture."

Martyn, Chelsea, London

"Despite a big move overseas and getting rid of lots of stuff we still had clutter. Boxes that had never been opened. Kitchen cabinets full of things we didn't use. The Decluttering Company has started me on a path of cleaning and clearing that has transformed our space. Everything has been organised, cleaned out and unused items removed. I plan to do every room in my house. It is such a wonderful feeling when it has gone and one's mind has been cleared. I cannot recommend The Decluttering Company highly enough."

Dierdre, East Sussex

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"Despite a big move overseas and getting rid of lots of stuff we still had clutter. Boxes that had never been opened. Kitchen cabinets full of things we didn't use. The Decluttering Company has started me on a path of cleaning and clearing that has transformed our space. Everything has been organised, cleaned out and unused items removed. I plan to do every room in my house. It is such a wonderful feeling when it has gone and one's mind has been cleared. I cannot recommend The Decluttering Company highly enough."

Dierdre, East Sussex

"We found Emma through the internet.  We had recently moved house and I was overwhelmed with clutter and organising  Emma came for 3 days and worked alongside us working extremely hard to declutter and completely reorganise the whole place.  She took stuff away for charity and rubbish that we had carted about for years.  She also came up with storage ideas, re-use of space and this resulted in value being added to our home.  She is a pleasure to work with and went out of her way to help us achive our ultimate result.  We could not recommend her highly enough.  OUTSTANDING.  David and Lesley-Ann Carter, Northamptonshire.  January 2015.  

"We found Emma through the internet.  We had recently moved house and I was overwhelmed with clutter and organising  Emma came for 3 days and worked alongside us working extremely hard to declutter and completely reorganise the whole place.  She took stuff away for charity and rubbish that we had carted about for years.  She also came up with storage ideas, re-use of space and this resulted in value being added to our home.  She is a pleasure to work with and went out of her way to help us achive our ultimate result.  We could not recommend her highly enough".  

OUTSTANDING.  David and Lesley-Ann Carter, Northamptonshire.

Emma, thank you so much for your amazing service - the decluttering angel! I knew taht I would need help to sort out my over-full wardrobes and endless 'stuff' and to deal with the emotional aspect of my late husband's clothes too.  But I didn't fully realise just how helpful your service would be, especially as I am hoping to downsize significantly in the near future. Your sensitivity, yet business like approach were very much appreciated and invaluable.  Avril Bates - Buckingham - January 2018

 

"We found Emma through the internet.  We had recently moved house and I was overwhelmed with clutter and organising  Emma came for 3 days and worked alongside us working extremely hard to declutter and completely reorganise the whole place.  She took stuff away for charity and rubbish that we had carted about for years.  She also came up with storage ideas, re-use of space and this resulted in value being added to our home.  She is a pleasure to work with and went out of her way to help us achive our ultimate result.  We could not recommend her highly enough.  OUTSTANDING.  David and Lesley-Ann Carter, Northamptonshire.  January 2015.  

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