86 Your Clutter
T he process of decluttering begins with YOU and your vision of what you want your home (or office) to look like. This is not about what your partner wants or what your parents want, but what you want.Do you want more space? Are you fed up with constantly misplacing your wallet and keys? Do you want a more serene living environment? Are you embarrassed to invite friends over because you still have boxes everywhere?
Jot down your thoughts and, if possible, draw your vision. As Steven Covey says in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “begin with the end in mind.”
While I can’t make up your mind for you, I can certainly help you articulate your vision by asking you a series of sensitive questions. I’m happy to offer you a free 15-minute phone consultation so you can clarify your needs, wants, and desires, and get a better sense of what assistance I might be able to offer.
To arrange for your free consultation, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know the days and times that are most convenient for you to speak. I’ll respond ASAP and will do my best to schedule a call within a few days.
If, after our phone conversation, you’d like to retain my services, I’ll prepare a scope-of-work statement and provide you with a quote. Once we agree on a fee, a deposit, and a payment schedule, we’ll be ready to roll.
Great Riddance and Tim Haft were my recipe for a successful move into a new apartment. I had just bought a place and needed advice on how to create a minimalist feel in my new abode. Tim made a thorough assessment of my needs and gave me pinpoint advice on which pieces of furniture and personal items to keep and donate. He also had a fabulous eye for balancing placement of pieces in a room and juxtaposing colors. I wound up saving money because I didn't acquire a ton of clutter that I didn't need, and he helped me achieve the minimalist feel I was looking for.