Pricing & FAQs
Pricing & Session Times
Weekdays and Weekends
- Three hour session – £120
Six hour day (not including short, unpaid break for refreshments) – £200
- Additional hours are charged at the same hourly rate – £33.3/hour.
- I can be flexible with session length according to need and availability, however the minimum session is three hours (excluding paid consultations).
- I don’t charge extra for taking bags to charity shops on my way home (but note it on the invoice – so it’s not taken for granted).
Paid Consultation at Your Home
- Up to an hour – £40 + travel expenses (if over 5 miles)
Phone / Skype Consultation
- Free (up to an hour)
A deposit of 20% of the expected cost is required in advance when booking multiple sessions.
I occasionally post offers on social media, so please like/follow my social pages to take advantage of these.
I offer gift vouchers at same rate (three or six hours) as above with no expiry date. These can be refunded if the recipient does not wish to engage my services.
What is a Professional Organiser & Declutterer?
A Professional Organiser guides, encourages and teaches you how to overcome obstacles (both physical and mental) in finding solutions to issues arising from disorganisation and clutter. We offer support, focus and direction, as well as physical assistance in a cooperative process.
Who needs a Professional Organiser?
To be honest, most of us. We all go through those times in our lives when it’s just a bit too hard to cope and we need an outsider to give us perspective and support. These days we are all having to juggle several balls at a time and multi-task: care for our children and/or our ageing parents as well as generating an income and keep the household running. Sometimes it’s all a bit too much and we need someone’s help to ‘reset’ things and help us regain control of the situation.
Isn’t it embarrassing to let a stranger see my mess?
No, it isn’t. I’m a professional, I do not judge. Plus, because we’ve all been there (or will be there) at some point in our lives, you are not alone. I am, before all else, discrete. Just like you would go to the GP with a rash in an awkward location, you should be comfortable having a PO address your mess.
Can’t I do this by myself?
You probably could. You could probably unblock the toilet by yourself, but instead you call a plumber to unblock it quickly and properly. The fact is, you haven’t done this by yourself, there can be many reasons for this; not enough time, not knowing where to begin – I can help you focus and two pairs of hands are better than one.
Which areas do you cover?
Predominantly North London, but I’m happy to travel further afield if you are ok to cover that added expense.
How does it work?
Can I just leave you to it?
For decluttering, I’m afraid not. It is a very personal process and you’ll need to be there to make decisions as to what to keep and what to let go of. That said, if you have a few short errands to run, I’m sure we can work around that.
If you’ve hired me for organising and/or styling a new home, I’m happy to do so by myself, once we’ve agreed on some basic guidelines.
How long does it take?
The time it takes changes from person to person. There are a number of variables, such as the number of rooms you want to address, the volume of clutter, and how attached you are to the things we would be handling.
I generally work in either 3 hour or 6 hour sessions, according to your needs and availability. We can also decide to cap the time to control the budget and prioritise areas accordingly.
How much will it cost?
That depends on the time it takes (which varies – please see above); my fees are £200 for a 6-hour session (during which I may take an unpaid 20 minute break), or £120 for a 3-hour session. Additional costs might include parking or public transport if required, or for additional storage, if agreed upon and is necessary. (If you are on income-based benefits, do let me know, and we can come to some arrangement).
Payment can be made in cash at the end of each session, or by bank transfer that same day. I will ask for a deposit if booking multiple sessions in advance.
Will you make me throw things away?
No, these decisions are yours. I will offer a different perspective, and probably encourage you to let go of some items, but I would never insist.
What do we do with the things I chose to let go of?
Mostly, either you or I will take them to a charity shop/organisation (or have them collect). We may find some items worth selling, which I can help you do. Some things may require throwing away or recycling – these can either go into these bins at your home or the local tip, depending on volume/material.
The time went really fast but we achieved so much.
Since the support of Reclaim My Space my stress levels have reduced significantly.
I would definitely recommend Reclaim My Space to anyone.
Arianna was wonderful - calm and patient.
Arianna was lovely, friendly and positive.
It was such a cleansing experience, it felt like a mediation.