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I'm a Professional Declutterer for when emotional and physical challenges or lack of precious time stops you 'going it alone' in getting things sorted. - Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) member - US National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) international member - Alzheimers Society Dementia Champion - Age UK preferred supplier - St John First Aider
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After 8 years of decluttering, I have learned just two things:
Stuff is stuff. Whatever.
Memories are memories. Forever.

If you are realising that curating your photos and preserving your memories are potentially more important than your next Ikea purchase of storage boxes to help delay your decision making process for another few decades, then enlisting my help will probably short circuit a lot of wasted personal and environmental energy over decades to come. And your children will love you even more 🙂
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A very quiet hello and long thank you to all my very superb clients, colleagues and friends. I took the sabbatical of a lifetime earlier this year, presented at an international conference, attended others, devoured research, worked closely with my accountability team in the US, meditated daily (and mid-nightly) and took a lot of time out for reflection on all that I have done with over 5000 paid hours of 1-to-1 client hours over the past 5 years and more. Heaven only knows how many more 1000s of hours of admin that all entailed!
Meanwhile, my intense work was complemented by three gloriously teenage children who have now all flown the nest in very quick succession - the downside of bearing 3 children in 3 years 🙂
Earlier this year I was tired, very soul tired, but now I have rediscovered that secret smile that makes me tick and unearths joy in my clients. And this joy is pushing me more towards organising and preserving legacies and memories for families and future generations.
So although I retain a very high level of VIP clients both current and recurring with my rightsizing work, please don't be surprised to see how quickly I am moving towards photo organising. I set up The Photo Curators Ltd in April to cope with the demand from current clients and referrals and this is growing at a phenomenal rate.
This photo organising work is bringing a great sense of ease and contentment to my clients, their families and my own sense of fulfilment so there will be a continuing shift in my work and life priorities over the coming months. With love and thanks, Sarah x
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At my recycling centre, I am known as the "Coloured Bin Bag Lady". Now I don't feel so ridiculous as this clip shows that my careful management of clients' recycling into various coloured bin bags really works! PS - NEVER use a black bin bag as we can't see what's in them!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-47880558/would-you-sort-your-rubbish-into-seven-different-bags?fbclid=IwAR3lRATNqCSNeooY-xEvTb_whqxeOw1GZgS6lr7rT2yqrAutTRohmTIwOjA
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Now Wednesday and my business mobile has not been re-activated since the old one was stolen on Friday. I can be contacted on 0208 432 2852 in the meantime... Thanks O2 for finally realising that it is a network issue, not my low-tech skills, to blame. But still asked to wait another 24 hours. No sense of urgency. Grrrrr.
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Sometimes if you are lucky in life, you meet your tribe. And then something transformational happens, for each of us and all whom we serve. We are the lucky ones so greetings and blessings to each of my Masterclass 2019. If we have a hashtag, please share it.
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When the Harvard Business Review starts to see how messy desks affect productivity, listen up. For highly experienced and practical support to go from overwhelmed to overjoyed in your office area (wherever it may currently be - bedroom floor? fruit bowl? ironing board??), just get in touch. https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-case-for-finally-cleaning-your-desk