How to jump start your clutter-busting

I’m excited about the Clutter-Busting Jump Start service I’ve just launched. It seems I never mention it in conversation without someone saying either that they’d like it themselves or they know someone who would.

I’m looking forward to doing my first one on Tuesday and have already had the set-up conversation with my client. I talked her through a visioning exercise to get clear what she’s creating, gave her guidance on which area of her home to choose for us to work on, and explained what she needs to have ready when I arrive (six boxes/bags to hold different categories of clutter as we sort through her stuff).

At an art show last night, I got chatting to someone I recognised. She’s a friend of a guy that used to rent a room to someone I used to be in a relationship with about ten years ago. Make sense? 🙂

Turns out she needs help clearing her attic and we arranged to speak this week.

Being car-free creates an extra fun challenge. A Clutter-Busting Jump Start includes taking the actions we identify as we sort through the client’s stuff. Listing things on Freecycle/Freegle/ebay/Friday-Ad. Taking stuff to a charity shop, a recycling point, the municipal household recycling centre…

We take the actions the same day because I’ve noticed that some clutterholics have a pattern of sorting out stuff to go yet never taking the actions. The bags of sorted-out stuff sit around their homes, continuing to be clutter and sapping their energy.

Clutter doesn’t stop being clutter until it leaves the home for good.

An attic-load of stuff though might produce more than we can shift by hand  or on my bicycle. I’m going to see if I can borrow a car from a friend for the day. Otherwise I’ll use Whipcar or Streetcar and pass on the costs of the car hire to my client.

Below is an advert I’ve created for the service.

I can only do five Jump Starts a month because I need time to develop coaching materials for the online/telephone green decluttering coaching/support which will be the main service I provide. And to create promotional materials.

Apart from gaining me more valuable experience (and the fact that there are few things I love more than green decluttering), I’m intending that providing Clutter-Busting Jump Starts will generate testimonials and before & after pictures for my website and promotional materials.

Roll on Tuesday!

Clutter-Busting Jump Start

Overwhelmed by clutter?

Does walking through your own front door sap your energy?

 Tackling a clutter-mountain can be overwhelming. You want to clear the backlog but where do you start? What if you make decisions you later regret? And what’s the most eco-friendly way to dispose of the stuff you’re ready to move on?

That’s why I created the Clutter-Busting Jump Start.

Imagine having someone in your home helping you get clear what you want to achieve and where to start, keeping you on track when you feel like giving up, providing useful tips and hints, and advising you how to dispose of things in an eco-friendly way.

I’ve applied four years of coaching training and experience to the area of green decluttering, breaking it down to create a process that is manageable, easy to adopt, and WORKS! It gives you the confidence you need to create a home you love, a home that supports you to do the things you want to spend your life doing, while reducing your environmental impact.

In just one day you’ll completely declutter an area AND learn how to apply the process to the rest of your home. Plus, we’ll discuss how to stop clutter creeping back.

You’ll be amazed how much you achieve in a single day.

It costs just £300+travel (or the equivalent of 6 months off-site storage!)

I provide friendly, non-judgmental support and, if you prefer, can work with you by telephone.

I will never push you to get rid of something. And my process gives you space to be unsure so that you only decide to let something go with complete confidence.

Only four Clutter-Busting Jump Starts available in June.

Call now on 07952 791821

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jenny on June 6, 2011 at 07:39

    Thank you for this! I think the cluttering offer looks great, but the main thing you’ve solved for me is the car thing – the Whip Care offer looks like just what I needed! Affordable care rental from the little person – I’ll always go for the small company over the large!

    PS your Clutterbug service – will send a note to my friend who live in Brighton and ask her to put the word round to her mates as well 🙂

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  2. Posted by Jenny on June 6, 2011 at 07:40

    Whip car even – 3 touch typing courses in the 90s was money ill spent! 😦

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    • Thanks for spreading the word for me Jenny. I’ll travel too so clients don’t need to be based in Brighton.

      WhipCar is great, isn’t it? It’s perfect for when I need a car to deliver a Clutter-Busting Jump Start.

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  3. Posted by Juliette on June 6, 2011 at 09:42

    We are in the process of doing a big declutter and I’d be really interested in seeing an article on how to use freecycle painlessly. Last time I tried it was an agonising experience with people not turning up when they said they would and having to deal with an overwhelming number of e-mails. I’m sure I could refine things with practice but would be interested in hearing from a pro!

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    • That’s a great idea. I’m sure lots of people would welcome guidance on that. And (you won’t be surprised to hear that) I’ve got loads to say about it. That’s this week’s blog topic sorted. Watch this space.

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  4. This looks great. I’m going to post it on the LinkedIn ‘Brighton’ and ‘Sussex Business Community’ groups. You should look into joining these if you haven’t already.

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