Declutter your Home | The Lifestyle Concept | Bournemouth, Dorset

Helen’s House Sale


My client was splitting up with her husband and the family home had to be sold. I was invited in to give the house ’the magic touch’. This involved a mixture of decluttering all the areas, but also moving things around, which sounds strange. For instance, in one room, there was a piano, unplayed and unloved. I put a photo of the husband and wife on their wedding day, on the top of the piano, put a print on the other side, polished the piano and put some sheet music on the stand, just to show there was love in the house.   I changed lampshades in some room and changed bedding in others. We piled up things that were to be sold and in the case of other things, they were taken to the charity shop.

Magazines were decluttered and just a few left for interest. Fresh flowers were placed in vases and windows opened. The whole house felt different. Within a week they had an offer and within a month the house was sold.

If you need to help with a declutter to get your house sold get in touch to have a chat about how I could help.

I recruited the help of Tracey as I was feeling overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of ‘stuff’ I had accrued over the years. Facing a move and drastic downsize I couldn’t really see the wood for the trees and lacked the motivation and desire to rifle through masses of possessions many of which had not seen the light of day for a number of years. Tracey came around and her enthusiasm was contagious. She asked me to pick a room and we got stuck in together, item by item and drawer by drawer she gave a rational and impartial view on what I really needed and what I definitely didn’t! She wasn’t pushy, just full of energy and enthusiasm for the task in hand, which made up for what I lacked.I realised that all this unnecessary junk; clothes, books, bags, shoes and other assorted junk most of which I never used, had become a weight round my neck. She even bagged it up and delivered it to the charity shop. Have I missed anything? Regretted getting rid of anything? Can I even remember what the ‘stuff’ was? Not for one moment. I definitely know that without her help I wouldn’t have done it and I certainly wouldn’t have done it so quickly and enjoyably. A most highly recommended service!

Helen – Brockenhurst, Hampshire