My name is Jennifer Matthew and I live in South Somerset. My background is as an Occupational Therapist working for the local authority. Occupational Therapists tend to be creative problem solvers who very much enjoy working alongside people in a productive and focussed way - this probably sums me up well.
My awareness of the need for declutterers or life laundry services came about from two sources. The first was from my professional life in which I sometimes worked with older or frail clients who felt stuck living in a home from which they wished to move. The reasons for this were various;
- Their home was far too big for them.
- It was filled with a lifetime of belongings which had become anchors.
- Their health had failed or they simply felt unequal to the task of sorting out their possessions in order to downsize.
- Family members lived in another part of the country or the world and had lives of their own to manage so were unable to assist.
The second source was my own family who are a mix of busy people and/or inveterate collectors of ephemera and old stuff. My enjoyment and skill at decluttering and sorting has therefore come in handy many times over the years for house moves, room reordering and general pre-party blitzes!
My own home is filled with colour along with objects of usefulness and interest. I love creating rooms that make the most of what possessions are available so that they are interesting, functional and welcoming. I believe that this can be achieved with minimal cost and minimal investment of time once a room has been initially decluttered, turning a room into a space where you enjoy being and can feel comfortable with friends and family.
I have both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance as well as Enhanced Disclosure for work with children and vulnerable adults. I am also a member of the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers UK (apdo-uk)
I very much hope that you will make contact and I look forward to working with you.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”