Marie-Kondo-style decluttering in south east London

by | May 3, 2024 | Blog

Want to do Marie-Kondo-style decluttering in south east London? I did my Professional Organiser training with Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo, and I can help you to declutter and organise your home in true Marie-Kondo-style.

In this blog, writer Isabel Mohan explains why my Marie-Kondo-style decluttering services might just be what you and your home need.

KonMari Method®

Is your house / life / head in a mess but the idea of decluttering totally overwhelming? We hear you. Let Hester’s 4-hour sessions based on the KonMari Method® lighten your load and your sock drawer. And, breathe.

Hester is a Certified KonMari® Consultant who’s on a mission to help you declutter, tidy and organise your home. Go on, invite her in.

If your standards have slipped juuuuust a bit since the initial excitement of reading / watching Marie Kondo’s ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ and you’re ready to bring the joy back into your home (and life) then Hester – trained in the official KonMari Method® – is here to help.

“There is something totally magical combined with utter practicality that makes Hester’s decluttering talents so valuable and meaningful. I cannot recommend enough having someone as generous, funny, pragmatic and caring as Hester as a companion to help clear the areas of your home – that definitely also cause significant mental clutter. Her services are, without doubt, the best investment of our year.”

Emma, London SE22

Why we love Marie-Kondo-style decluttering

Remember Marie Kondo? Remember how tidy (and joyful) your sock drawer was after you read / watched ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’? Standards slipped a bit since then, right?
Not to worry, Hester Van Hien can help you re-Kondo (or if you’re like us, begin to Kondo) your home again and get the magic back. Hester didn’t do that ‘one big tidy’ and then let things slip. Instead she embraced the method and trained in the KonMari Method® to keep spreading the joy. Her 4-hour personalised tidying session can be conducted via video call, so, though her mission is to organise South East London (where she lives), you can benefit from her help wherever you are.

What happens during a Marie-Kondo-style decluttering session?

Hester always starts the process with an initial ½ hour call to explain more about how she works and to help you to figure out what you want to achieve in your tidying session. She’ll encourage you to envisage your ideal lifestyle, conduct a home tour, and start the tidying process by joy-checking your clothes. You might remember that joy-checking is the process used to help decide what to keep and what to discard. So, though that boob-tube from the late 90’s might just come back into fashion, its daily reminder of the effects of gravity on your body, might not bring as much joy to your life as you think. You know, for example…

You’ll finish your session with a folding masterclass, during which Hester will demonstrate how best to fold and store your clothes.

So, whether you just want to stop wincing every time you open your wardrobe or you need to locate your car keys under a pile or hoarded rubble, Hester is here to help.

“I booked Hester to come and help sort out my wardrobe but we ended up doing my whole house. The work we did together to sort out my belongings and put my house in order has completely transformed my life and home. Hester is easy to talk to and is sensitive to the feelings that can be brought up by going through your belongings. I had gone through a break up and this was the first clear out I had done. Hester helped with this and handled it with care. I would highly recommend her services.”

Chido, Dulwich area

You should book Marie-Kondo-style decluttering sessions if…

You want to declutter and create more order in your home (and life).

If you loved the idea of the ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying’ but either your standards have, ahem, slipped or you never quite got round to testing the joy in your possessions, then Hester is here to help!

Hester will introduce you to the KonMari® method she is trained in and encourage you to take practical steps to get your clutter under control. Her sessions will leave you raring to tidy.
You might even tackle ‘that’ dreaded drawer. Here’s hoping.

Home decluttering via video call?

Hester delivers her sessions in-person, at your home, and online via video call. Sessions via video call are for those of us who love the idea but aren’t quite ready for a stranger to see the contents of our drawers. So to speak.

Format and best bits of Marie-Kondo-style decluttering via video call:

  • 30 minutes video call consultation

  • 4-hour Tidying Session via video call – usually with a break for lunch

  • No one else rifling through your underwear drawer

“My house feels clearer, cleaner and fresh with all the clutter sorted and either organised properly or taken out of the house. Was so surprised how easy it was with Hester talking me through each step and when I came across something that I was hesitant about she asked questions to help me decide.”

Jo, Scotland (via video call)

The best bits about Hester’s Marie-Kondo-style decluttering services

  • Friendly expert advice

  • Personalised service

  • Official KonMari Method® used

“Our experience with Hester was amazing! We have tried decluttering for many years without success, and Hester changed all that. So if you are looking for someone to help you make space, look no further.”

Greg, Dulwich Village

Note from Hester / Tidylicious

If you liked Isabel Mohan’s description of my Marie-Kondo-style decluttering in south east London services, follow these links to find out more about:

Hester from Tidylicious is a certified KonMari Consultant in south east London and here she meets Marie Kondo

"Hester from Tidylicious is a certified KonMari Consultant in south east London and here she's pictured with Japanese tidying expert Marie Kondo"

"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