I’d like to think that this comes as a huge surprise to you but I am SO messy. It’s not that I actively want to be messy, it just sort of happens.
I actually feel like I spend my life tidying up, but nothing is EVER tidy. It’s like it sneaks up on me and tricks me when I’m not looking!
I don’t have homes for things and I feel overwhelmed by clutter. When I try to organise things, I feel really lost. I don’t look at a space and think, ‘Oh yes, that’s how I could most efficiently use this cupboard’. I look at it and think, ‘Uhhhh…..cupboard’. Argh!
Not to be a sally show off but I’m an intelligent woman. I have a degree, I’ve built a small business, I own homes and part of a pub (long story)!
I’m somewhat successfully raising two beautiful girls (I say somewhat because there’s still time to mess this up but I’m doing my best haha) and I’m enjoying a fulfilling life. BUT, I can’t seem to get on top of junk drawers, overflowing wardrobes, piles of crap. Try as a might, it’s a battle I’m not winning.
I watch all these women on social media lose their shit over a drawer divider and I so badly want to be there with them but I’m just not. I promise you I’ve tried. I’ve had a Marie Kondo moment with the best of them but I just end up in more of a mess than I started.
A while ago my Dad told me this business theory about people having their A, B and C game. I won’t bother typing it all out but basically, it’s about playing to your strengths and allowing other people to play to theirs. My strength, clearly, is not organising or making home systems.
If you follow me on insta (you should, it’s quite nice), you might know that I’ve started mentoring a few people. Should I write about this? Maybe.
Anyway, two of my mentees are twins Sophie and Mia. Sophie runs her own cleaning and organising business (you can see where this is going can’t you?) and shares it all on insta. Her twin sister works with her and also runs a Mummy/Crafty account.
Both of them are digitally smashing it!
In one of our mentoring chats, Sophie mentioned the organising side of her services and voila – an idea was born, a date was in the cal and magic started to happen.
When I bought my current house 3 years ago, one of the huge selling points was that the previous owners had converted one of the bedrooms into a dressing room. I was thrilled. It would be amazing.
I would feel like such a go-getter! I moved in, dragged my boxes upstairs and just felt lost. What goes where? How should I divide up the pigeon holes? Where do I put my tights? It was all too much.
The ‘systems’ I made for myself didn’t serve me very well and I ended up just chucking clean (I do have some standards haha) washing piles in and shutting the door on it all.
Last week, Sophie and Mia came and FIXED IT ALL!!! The bought the drawer dividers, matching hangers, enthusiasm and know-how! They’ve worked their wizardry on it and now, can you even believe it, I can see everything I have and feel joyful about the whole space.
We went through EVERYTHING. I thought I’d been ruthless but then I met Sophie. Our local charity shop is going to be buzzing haha. Mia packed all my summer things into vacuum space save bags and labelled them. No shoving and hoping here.
Just neatly folded, packed and labelled packages hibernating for the winter in the loft. Lovely!
They changed the way I was using my space to something a lot more efficient. Everything makes sense now. When I do a wash load, I can easily put it away in it’s dedicated home- what a revolution eh?
It took a full day but omg it was beyond worth it, I really can’t recommend it enough.
Something I’ve noticed is that I have no desire to do any clothes shopping. It feels really exciting to go to my wardrobe and see everything so clearly displayed and I’m thoroughly enjoying mixing up my outfits and playing with colour a lot more. (I’m also watching Emily in Paris right now which is a massive inspo!).
Truly, this was a great service! If you live in the Notts surrounding areas, definitely give them a call! I now want to book them back for my kitchen and children’s rooms!
I’ve filmed a mini tour IGTV video which you can watch HERE or a YouTube video which you can find HERE (coming soon!). There are so many more fun details and shots in there! Enjoy!
Now, I’ve gotta get all these bags to the charity shop and look at what area I can sort out next!