Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes. I am a member of APDO (Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers UK).
How much is this going to cost?
I charge based on what you would like me to do for you and what budget you have. We will speak or meet first to establish this and agree a price before I start any work for you. You will get a feel of the types of costs that might be involved if you look at the case studies.
My fees are structured around an hourly, half-day, daily or project rate. I also charge a monthly retainer rate for those clients who like to use my services on a regular basis. Mileage is only charged if I have to travel over 50 miles for Marlborough.
What hours do you work? What days of the week are you available?
My normal working hours are Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. However, in special circumstances, I will work outside of these hours and at weekends or Bank Holidays as necessary.
I need someone to help me with some sensitive information. Can I trust you?
Definitely, yes! I see working with clients as a privilege and, therefore, treat all information as confidential. I am Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked every 3 years and I am also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office so you can be assured that your data and records are secure with me.
Do you take away any donations, consignments, and trash? If so, do you charge a fee for this service?
Strictly Organised is registered with Wiltshire Council as a Waste Carrier so I am authorised to take things away from your home. Depending on the type of waste there may be a small fee to pay (e.g. specialist shredding services) but I feel it is important to remove things once they have been sorted as soon as possible. Clearing the clutter feels sooo good!
Do you work alone or do you have a team of employees?
To find out more about the immediate team, please see the meet the team page.
I am a great believer in collaboration, so I have contacts with all sorts of brilliant people who supply superb services. I can arrange for you to deal with them directly or I can manage them as part of my service to you. These are people that I know, trust and, in a lot of cases, use myself, so you can be assured that they work with the same Strictly Organised values in mind. You can find out more on our how I work page.
How do you keep up to date with current trends and techniques?
I love to learn new things so I try to keep abreast of new technologies and techniques by reading widely, attending conferences and training days and working with very knowledgeable specialists in areas like IT and business solutions.
Do you bring the necessary supplies, or do I purchase them separately?
I carry around a mini stationery store so I have most things to hand, especially at the early stages of any project. If there is a requirement for more than one or two files or specialist supplies I can help to source and order them ready for our next visit.
Do you work internationally?
Some of my clients spend a lot of their time abroad. I help keep their life ticking over in the UK by managing property, cars, insurance, bank accounts, pets and anything else they may need. I keep in regular contact with my clients giving them complete piece of mind whilst they are away.
Are you insured?
Yes. I have professional indemnity cover.