Bringing Tidy Rooms to your home
Our standard hourly rate is £28
Included in the price
A free phone consultation and personalised action plan after your first session; travel to and from your destination;* research into local services you may need such as furniture collection and recycling; storage and product ideas; all rubbish and recycling bags; any cleaning products we may use AND lots and lots of encouragement, enthusiasm, empathy and hands-on help!
Our service begins with a chat on the phone and a few questions about your situation and what you would like to achieve. If required, we'll continue the consultation phase at your home to look at the areas you'd like to organise. We'll talk about how best to get started together and we'll think about how you want to use your space in the future. This will help us find a way forward that reflects your needs, personality, style and way of living.
Lynda works primarily in Surrey, SW London and parts of the Home Counties.
Tailored plan of action
After your first decluttering session, Lynda will provide you with a personalised plan of action to show you how we'll tackle your decluttering project. Every client has different requirements and depending on the pace we work at together and the progress we make, will depend on how long it will take us to achieve your goals.
Lynda works on a pay as you go basis and you are welcome to book and pay for sessions one at at time. Most clients like to book an initial session to see what it is like and how much we achieve together. I suggest booking in 3-4 hour slots as you may be surprised to find you feel quite tired after a session. Lynda's diary also gets booked up quite quickly so you might like to book in a few sessions at at time. You'll need to be at every session to make decisions and we will use our time together to think about new habits and techniques to help you keep the clutter away.
Decluttering and organising
Together we will tackle your spaces, clearing things you no longer need and re-homing your posessions where you need to use them. At the start of each session, we will analyse the space and any challenges you are facing. We will get stuck in together and Lynda will help you make decisions about what to keep, what to donate and what to throw away. Lynda will encourage and motivate you through the whole process from start to finish. She will give you advice on storage solutions and tips to help you maintain your new space. She can help you with time management, routine planning and paperwork.
You can pay by cash or cheque after the first session, or by BACS on receipt of your invoice. Our hourly rate is £28 charged in 30 minute blocks. You do not pay VAT on top of our rate.
An example cost might be £121 to organise your living room. This would include an initial phone consultation, personal plan of action, 4 hours of decluttering, a couple of bags of items taken away, a couple of black sacks to your wheelie bin, a phone call to the local furniture recycling charity to collect your old table and bookcase, re-arranging your furniture to make your room more practical, hoovering and polishing, a follow up email with links to storage ideas for your sewing and craft supplies, plus lots of motivation and encouragement to spur you on and tips to show you how to keep your room clutter free in the future!
Tidy Rooms provides a totally confidential service to our clients and we are happy to create a filing system for you and file all your papers. We can also help you purge and maintain an existing system. This is charged at our standard hourly rate.
Removal and disposal
At the end of each decluttering session we can dispose of up to one boot load of items to the charity shop. We are not able to remove items to the local tip, but can advise you on local collections schemes for larger items or waste removal services and skip hire. Removal and disposal is charged at the normal hourly rate and usually takes about 20 mins to complete 1 full load (£9).
Lynda can advise you on how and where to sell your items - whether on line or locally.
If you have specific needs which Lynda is not able to support you with, she will resesarch the appropriate service providers and refer you on to them.
Lynda delivers decluttering and organising talks to local groups. Talks are tailored to suit your members needs. Current topics include decluttering for seniors and decluttering for busy mums. Talks last about 1 hour and cost £30. Lynda is also available for longer workshop bookings. Please ask for details!
The minimum voucher available is 4 hours and costs £108 (worth £121). It includes a phone consultation, 4 hour declutter session and removal of 1 boot load of clutter to the charity shop if required. Please check the person receiving your gift voucher is ready and willing to start decluttering their home, otherwise this may not be a welcomed gift and you may have wasted your money. Decluttering is more successful when the person has decided they want to get started.
Vouchers are non-returnable and valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
* 40 mins free travel from Surbiton to you is included. Please see our terms and conditions for travel costs over 40 mins.
Lynda will be pleased to provide you with more details about our services. Contact her directly on 07950 253 773 or use our contact form.