There’s joy in making things simple

Make space for what matters with my Professional Organiser services.

Headshot of Home Organiser Hester Van Hien from Tidylicious who is based in south east London

Hi, I’m Hester

I’m more than a Professional Organiser.

I’m a gentle guide who helps you decide what you actually want in your house.

A patient but persistent partner in creating the kind of calm, inviting home you want to spend time in.

I help you clear the clutter to create (head) space and time for what matters most to you.

Why Tidylicious?

I grew up in the Netherlands and moved to London in my twenties. The plan was to stay for three or four years…but 20 years later I’m still here!

I love living in London, but with 3 children and a husband, keeping a neat, tidy and organised home was a challenge. I wanted a space I could relax in, where everything had its place, and I didn’t feel overwhelmed by clutter and busyness.

Hester Van Hien, Marie Kondo consultant in London, has three children and here you see their silhouettes and a wooden cutout of their hands

It was when my lifelong fascination with Japanese culture led me to the organising genius of Marie Kondo that everything changed. Delving into her KonMari Method® of decluttering your home, I was hooked. 

Now, in a busy south east London flat with 5 people, I can find peace and calm in my space. 

And I want the same for you. 

Which is why I started Tidylicious, so you can experience the magic of tidying for yourself.

“I didn’t know I could achieve so much by tidying and storing items in a different yet simple way. The time spent with Hester was both very productive and pleasant. The right comments always came at the right time and the results are amazing. It never felt so easy and effortless to keep my flat tidy, even with a child around.”

Margarida, Lewisham

Effective decluttering

Do you struggle with piles of papers and cluttered surfaces? Are you unable to find everyday items, adding unnecessary stress to your life? Have you decluttered a bit, but are bin bags destined for the charity shop a permanent fixture in your hallway?

I’d love to help you!

What makes working with me so much more effective than decluttering on your own, or using other home organisation methods?

Unlike many other decluttering services, I did my Professional Organiser training with Marie Kondo herself. And I’m qualified to use her KonMari Method® when I work with you.

Her unique approach focuses on filling your home with things that bring you joy. So that everywhere you look in your home, you feel good.

How great does that sound?

Hester Van Hien, Professional Organiser at Tidylicious, and her daughters meet Marie Kondo in London

My daughters and I meeting Marie Kondo in London

Taking things a little deeper

The thing is, what brings you joy is different to what brings someone else joy.

The organisation method that works in your best friend’s living room probably wouldn’t solve your clutter problems.

Tidying is personal.

And this is why I’m a little different to other tidying services you may have come across. I don’t spruce up your home while you’re out. I work with you.

My clients say that I’m patient but persistent!

Together we walk through every area of your home, decluttering to make space, and organising so it makes sense. For you and your lifestyle.

I initially wasn’t sure that I needed a professional to help me tidy and sort my house but I’m so glad I took the plunge. I’d recently cleared my wardrobe and thought I’d taken it as far as I could. But the difference when using a professional is immense. Hester supported me to think through each item in turn, keeping the things that I feel good wearing. She is so good at what she does that the process felt kind and non-judgemental but was also very effective. I can’t wait for our next sessions. I’d highly recommend tidylicious to anyone who wants a tidier, more organised home or who believes in the principles of a simpler, less commercial life.

Angela, south London

I want you to experience the same joy in your home that I have.
Let’s put your home in order. So you can live a joyful and intentional life.

Hester xxx

"Thank you so much. I’m going to sleep now with a grin of satisfaction on my face just thinking of all the tidy clothes in my closet!"

Michèle, Peckham

"Hester is patient but persistent. I was able to get rid of more than I thought I would and it feels great!"

Melanie, Charlton

"I can’t express just how much Hester has helped me so far. It is so much more than decluttering. It also helps so much to let go of the past and move on!"

Rita, Brockley

"I didn’t know I could achieve so much by tidying and storing items in a different yet simple way. The time spent with Hester was both very productive and pleasant. The right comments always came at the right time and the results are amazing. It never felt so easy and effortless to keep my flat tidy, even with a child around."

Maggie, Lewisham