Time to declutter? It’s natural to have a lot of questions. You may find the answer below, but if not, get in touch for a chat. I’d be happy to talk it through with you.
Q: How does decluttering by Skype work?
A: We’ll “meet” regularly via Skype to discuss your clutter, the issues it’s causing you, and what you want to achieve. Together, we’ll get to the heart of what’s bothering you know and what your goals are for your space or paperwork. You’ll get cheatsheets and ticklists to keep you on track. You’ll also carry out clearly set “homework assignments” between sessions, with as much support and accountability as you need.
Finally, we’ll create a maintenance plan to prevent the clutter coming back.
Q: Do you come round to my house to declutter?
A: No. we’ll work virtually, solely through Skype, email and phone calls. Many people prefer this way of working as you don’t need to let a stranger in your home, and feel more in control.
Q: I find it hard to keep motivated – can you help keep me on track?
A: Of course! You can choose the level of accountability that suits you best, via email, text or Skype. I’ll be there to support and encourage you all the way.
Q: Do I need to be physically fit to follow to declutter the Cluttered to Clear way?
A: You don’t need to be a gym bunny, but you do need to be able to sort through cupboards and lift bags and boxes of clutter. Or if you can’t do it yourself, you will need to have someone to help you with that.
Q: How long does it take to declutter using the Cluttered to Cleared system?
A: That’s partly up to you. If you’ve got a “declutter deadline” coming up – family visiting, for example – we can get you there over a couple of days, plus time to set up your maintenance plan. Or you can take up to 30 days. I don’t recommend longer as you’ll lose momentum.
Q: What if I get stuck? I find I can start decluttering but then get “lost”
A: Together, we’ll agree on a clear plan of action and set of goals for you. This will make it a lot easier to stay on track. But if you have any questions, we can cover them in a Skype call. Or you can email me as often as you like. So there is never any reason to feel stuck.
Q: I am embarrassed about anyone seeing my home
A: I never judge and I’ve seen plenty of homes in varying states of clutter. But, although it can help me to help you plan your decluttering if I can see your room, it’s by no means essential. You are in control.
Q: Do I need to buy any special equipment?
A: No, I don’t recommend a lot of expensive equipment. And you may have most of what you need in your home already. Possibly a supply of boxes to sort your stuff into, but that’s about it.
Especially, don’t buy any storage solutions until after you have decluttered – and are sure of what you need.
Q: Do I need any special IT skills to declutter virtually?
A: You don’t need a high level of computer skills to work with me. If you have email, and can set up Skype we are good to go.
Q: How long is each skype session?
A: It’s your declutter – your way! So you chose from between 15 to 45 minutes. You can also choose to have more than one session a day, maybe before and after working on your home-work assignments.
Q: I’ve decluttered before but the clutter came back. How does Cluttered to Clear avoid this happening again?
A: I have heard this so many times and I know how frustrating that can be! Which is why I place special emphasis on teaching you how to maintain your newly decluttered room. I also offer a maintenace package for a little extra support.
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