We have a very lived in house, otherwise known as messy (!), but it is very much a home. However, I am sure like many of you, space is always an issue and tidying up sometimes only involves piling things into a bag to sort through later. When I was given the opportunity to review Ordered Space, I was extremely excited!
Ordered Space is an Organising and Decluttering service run by Kimberley. Offering a range of services tailored to each client, common areas Kimberley tackles are:
Games rooms/toy storage
Daily family routines
When Kimberley asked me if there was anything I particularly wanted to focus on tidying/sorting, I knew immediately what I wanted to work on. We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where I predominately work from home. Our lounge is the dining room, playroom, as well as my office, so it can get a little busy! I wanted to concentrate on Edward’s bedroom, working out how he could have room to play, have friends over and enjoy some breathing space of his own.
Kimberley came over to my house one afternoon to have a look at Ed’s room to see what we needed to do. She can also do this via zoom if you prefer. We worked out what furniture could be moved and generally what the plan of action was and agreed a time and date for the organising session to take place.
Let the decluttering begin!
On 4th April at 8:30am, Kimberley arrived promptly to start. We moved as much out of Edward’s room as possible so we could relocate the furniture and dismantle the wardrobe (to be donated to charity). Kimberley has the most fantastic “can-do” attitude and resolved problems almost as soon as they occurred. She brings her own tools, measuring tape and plenty of enthusiasm.
Kimberley also has a large car so can easily fit bags of charity donations or things for the tip. I don’t have a car, so for me, this was a massive help, as everything we cleared was removed that day and I wasn’t tripping over it for weeks waiting for a chance to take it to charity myself.
We had moved all the furniture into place by the morning, so a great amount of the work was done quickly. I think it helped having a meeting beforehand and a clear idea of the objectives of the day. Kimberley is really hands on and got stuck in wiping walls down and hoovering too! She is truly amazing!
We had a break for lunch and Kimberley did a charity shop run then too. The afternoon was all about making the room right for Edward and sorting out his toys in a way that made it easy for him to get them out to play with and tidy away. We also put some hooks up at his height so he can take some ownership for putting things back in the right place. Pictures and posters were put up with ease, thinking which he might want to change in the future to make sure they were easily accessible.
Kimberley has a label making machine, so made some labels to go above Edward’s hooks as well as some for my Airing cupboard which she also organised. I have the most beautifully folded towels now – I don’t want to use them!
Another thing Kimberley can help with is flat packed furniture assembly. I often struggle with this as a single mum, as the first page of the instructions nearly always starts with a picture of two people building the item!
You can book Kimberley in sessions or create a more bespoke option which suits your needs.
It might be that you need help twice a month to keep on top of the house or once every season change to help put away the clothes you don’t need. I found it really helpful to have a fresh pair of eyes to help me see the potential space behind the clutter and I am excited to rebook Kimberley in the future to help me sort out more of my house.
6 hour package – £200
12 hour package – £380
24 hour package – £700
Kimberley can offer tailored sessions for less than 6 hours (from £35/hr)
The above packages include:
A free 30-minute video call or in-home consultation (depending on where you live) and the removal of charitable donations.
Everyone’s situation is unique. We can find a flexible solution to suit your needs, availability, timeframe and budget. Contact Kimberley for a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Reviewed April 2022
Disclosure: We were gifted a 6 hour session from Kimberley at Ordered Space however we pinky promised to only write a truthful account. Phew, we were really pleased with the result! (otherwise that could have been awks!)