After 4 hours, the room had two clear seating zones and free flow through to the garden door. There was enough storage for the DVD collection and space for reading books on the coffee table. A fantastic transformation! Our client said, 'Thank you for saving us the money on buying more storage when we didn't need it'.
After 2 decluttering sessions, several sacks of unwanted things were taken to the charity shop or recycling. We were then able to sort through the 'keepers'. We grouped similar things together and found homes for them in the places where they would be used. We used clear storage boxes where possible and labelled everything so items could be found quickly when needed.
After two sessions of 3 hours, we were able to clear the floor and the surfaces. The client worked hard in between our appointments to sort the wardrobe and this helped us progress much faster. The British Heart Foundation collected several items of unwanted furniture for free and the charity shop received 32 bags of stuff!
After two sessions of 3 and a half hours, we sorted through all the paperwork, designating a new area in the dining room as a work space. We found homes for all the kitchen equipment and cleaned the surfaces. There is now plenty of usable space and it is a much less frustrating environment to work in. Our client said, 'You are absolutely amazing at what you do!'
We created a reading zone in this corner, with space to sit and snuggle up with a book. The client hopes to make further improvements, placing hooks on the back of the door (which is not used!) to hang up blankets, a peg rail on the left wall to hang dressing up clothes and maybe a toy hammock for cuddly teddies.
After several hours of sorting and purging, a construction zone was created, with lego and building toys grouped together. The client can now see what storage is needed in this corner and hopes to buy a drawer unit to store these toys more neatly.
Our client said, 'I now feel like I'm totally on top of everything and tidying up at the end of the day has become a pleasure - something I never thought I'd say!'
After a few hours, the floor was clear, the furniture accessible and the wedding presents stored together on the bed. 6 sacks went to the charity shop and a couple of bags to the tip. Once the new kitchen is finished the gifts will be unpacked and the bed brought back into use again! In the meantime this space is earning it's keep again.
Our client said, 'thank you Lynda for giving me my home back!'
A few hours later and 4 sacks of recycling and 3 sacks for the tip, this cupboard was usable again! The filing cabinet was re-assigned to the temporary office where it could be put to good use again. A lick of paint and a few shelves and hooks and this cupboard will really be earning it's keep again.