A professional organiser at your fingertips
Weekday decluttering services are charged at £30 an hour.
If you would like to book a weekend session, this is charged at £35 an hour.
My minimum decluttering session length is 2 hours (1 hour sessions available for local clients) and during the initial FREE consultation I will advise on how many sessions it would take to declutter and reorganise the specific areas you would like me to work on.
I am happy to travel up to 20 miles each way from Stanford in the Vale free of charge. Any trip over 40 miles in total will be charged at 45p per mile.
There are numerous financial benefits to my service:
- Being able to find everything you need in the home, so no unnecessary purchase of duplicate items in the future
- Finding things to sell
- Some clients go on to make money renting out spare rooms that they have cleared
- Finding sentimental and valuble items
- Decluttering and organising will bring a clearer perspective on where money may have been spent unnecessarily. Clients report that their overall spending drops after decluttering sessions as they have a clearer understanding of what they value and what they really need.
Ultimately, the benefits of being organised, feeling less stressed and being in control of your environment again are priceless. Having your personal or work space more organised allows you to feel calm and content, and able to move forward with long term dreams and plans.
I provide professional support to small businesses, busy professionals or individuals looking for some virtual help.
My hourly rate is £25 with a minimum charge of 1 hour.
For large or complex projects, please ask for a quote or discuss budgets with me.
Payment at the end of each session please by cash, cheque or bank transfer; receipts/invoices will be provided. I am not registered for VAT.
For administrative duties I will invoice at the end of specific task, or fortnightly – whichever comes first.
Terms & Conditions
For decluttering, organising and cleaning services: These terms and conditions will form the basis of our contract for working together which I will ask you to agree to before our first session together.
Advice: I am not a valuer, nor do I have expertise to identify items of special value or rarity, nor am I qualified to advise on valuation matters for insurance purpose.
I will not pressure you to get rid of things. Advice is given in good faith. You might ask for advice and I might make suggestions but decisions are yours and you accept responsibility for all, or any, items disposed of in the decluttering process.
Breaks: While the end result of decluttering is satisfying, the process can be physically and emotionally demanding. I will take things at a pace you feel comfortable with; taking a break when you want to. Should a session cover lunchtime we will need to break for lunch but you will not be charged for this lunch period.
Deposit: a deposit of £35 is payable on booking. This deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is made up to 48 hours before the booked session.
Cancellation: Both you and I have the right to cancel the contract due to unforeseen circumstances.
- If the cancellation is made within 48 hours of the booked session, and no replacement session is booked, I may, at my discretion, keep the £35 deposit.
Cleaning: I offer a separate cleaning service for after we have finished the decluttering and organising.
Handling: I am happy to help you re-locate items of furniture that I can manage alone or we can manage between us. For heavy pieces of furniture, we will need some help. You may wish to have a friendly neighbour or relative to call on for this.
I will handle your possessions with great care but should an accident occur I shall not be liable for losses for damage, howsoever caused and rely on you to carry insurance at all times which adequately compensates for your losses or damage howsoever caused by me in my capacity as your agent. I am covered as a Personal Organiser/Decluttering Practitioner with Public Liability & Professional Indemnity insurance.
Removal: Items to be removed from your premises, either for disposal or to other locations, will be at your own discretion. Disposal will not take place without your authorisation. I can take away a car boot load of items for charity, and also arrange for bulky items to be removed – cost on application, dependant on volume.
I am committed to the protection of your personal data. and you can read how in our Privacy Statement.
I never divulge client information to third parties, nor any personal or business details that I may see in the course of my work. The only way in which your situation may be mentioned to others is in the context of my own Services, and is depersonalised and unidentifiable (e.g. “a client in Wantage” or “John in Swindon”). It is helpful to be able to give examples to other clients of how particular situations can be addressed. For example: how long it took to deal with a room of a certain size, the furniture that was used for storage, the solutions we found whilst working together.
If you are in agreement, I would like to take ‘before and after’ photographs for use on my website, but this will only happen with your express permission and the images used anonymously.
When our work is complete I will ask you for feedback, and would be grateful for any testimonial that you would be willing to provide.
‘...everyone should have a Gem in their life...’
For several years I delayed the task of tackling my garden shed as I felt overwhelmed and time constrained. I approached Gemma as I’d heard that she was an expert at decluttering and I am so glad I did. She was both supportive and realistic about the items that I should keep and those that I no longer needed. Most items went to a good home and I even made some money from selling things on to local tradespeople. I now spend many hours in my ‘workshop’ (as I now like to call it) and can even use it to pursue some much loved hobbies.
Thank you Gemma... I couldn't have done it without you!
Martin B, Swindon
Gemma is a highly diligent and reliable PA, with great attention to detail and an ability to form friendly and constructive relationships with her colleagues. She managed a very complex diary, with around 30 meetings per week and a dozen international flights per year. I highly recommend her!
Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.
I recently transformed a cluttered attic area for Navtech Radar, a company based in Ardington, just outside of Wantage. The space now houses 4 members of staff in a tidy and comfortable workspace. I was chuffed with the number of WOWs that I received as people walked up the stairs!