Get curious and start discovering joy

I often get asked the same questions about the decluttering and home organising services I offer. So, I’ve compiled a list of a few of them, which I hope is useful. If you’d like to find out more or have a chat with me in person, I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line and we can arrange a call. Contact me

What locations do you cover?

The Tidy Lark is based in Cardiff and covers a wide area of South Wales.  If you’d like to find out if I can travel to your home, please contact me here.

How many sessions will I need? 

The number of sessions depends on the amount of items to be considered; how easily you make a decision around what Sparks Joy for you; and if you continue to declutter / prepare categories between sessions.   This is discussed during the free consultation offered before booking.  Contact me here to book a consultation. 

How much does it cost? 

I offer an hourly rate and package options to suit your needs. Please click here to see costs. 

What happens during a session?

All sessions will take place in your home and are tailored to your specific needs.  As this is such a personal experience I recommend sessions are on a 1:1 basis and (where possible) distractions are kept to a minimum. 

During the session we will gather items from a category, you will be supported to make decisions based on your vision. The sessions include lots of conversation, processing, decision-making and learning.  

Physical solutions will be implemented as items are organised within your home, and systems and routines are put into place as you progress through the method.  Items that you choose to let go will be organised ready for you to remove easily through your chosen route.

Will you tell me what to keep and what to let go? 

No.  The decisions are all yours because your home is being created to support you.  You’ll be guided to make the right decisions based on your vision and what brings you joy. 

Do you remove items from my home?

No.  Items that you no longer want will be sorted into sell, donate, recycle and rubbish piles and can be categorised by the places you wish them to go to.  I can recommend places that will take specific items that you wish to donate and ways in which you will be able to sell other items, so that you become knowledgeable about how to manage this in the future.

Do you provide cleaning services?

No.  The focus is guiding you through the KonMari Method so you make important choices around what you carry forward into your future and crafting the home that supports the life you want to lead.  However, a quick wipe of a cupboard, hoover in a wardrobe, for example is a natural part of respecting belongings and this can be part of the process. 

How long will it take to declutter my house?

The amount of time it takes to declutter a house varies considerably.  We need to take into account the size of your home, how many people live in it, how full it is before you begin, your experience of decluttering, the speed of decision-making and the method by which you will choose to remove items.  The KonMari Method of decluttering is carried out with intention to create a long-lasting change: commit time and energy and you will get the results you hope for. 

Why do you have a minimum booking of 3 hours?

Gathering a category, making choices, sorting and putting items away takes time.  Three to five hours is the perfect amount of time to see significant progress and finish with energy left to celebrate the changes you’ve made. 

Do I have to be present during the session? 

Yes.  The KonMari Method is designed to support you to create a home that Sparks Joy for you.  It’s a personal experience of discovering joy, building your home life to support your ideal lifestyle and learning the lessons within the method.   It is important to be present in every way possible. 

How much will I need to declutter?

The KonMari Method isn’t about simply removing items; it’s about crafting a home that will support how you want to live.  There is no target to number to hit, only joy.

Do I need to prepare or buy anything before you come?

The only thing you are asked to do before a session is to think about the positive changes you want to make: what do you wish to achieve by tidying your home and why it is important.  You will be sent a short questionnaire that will prompt you to think about what you hope life will look and feel like once you have tidied, so that we are able to discuss this during your first session. 

You do not need to buy anything.  If and when you need storage solutions, this will be discussed during a session.  

Are you registered and insured? 

Yes.  I am a Certified KonMari Consultant and a member of The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers, abiding by their code of ethics.  The Tidy Lark has professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.  You can see the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for more information. 

Do you have a checklist?

Yes.  I work with a comprehensive list that reflects many categories.  A version of this is available FREE to you as part of my Planning Guide and Category checklist offer.  Please sign up here to receive a copy. 

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