On the 6th of August 2006 I worked with my first client!
This makes me the longest serving Personal Organiser in greater Sydney!
There is a LOT to celebrate. Over this last decade and a half I am proud to have such a diverse range of clients at LessMess.
In homes and workplaces I have worked with:
Decluttering, downsising and organising has taken place in spaces small and large, in the heart of homes or its hidden rooms. We have worked with our clients in:
I coached clients through the decluttering process remotely (the COVID pandemic made us resilient and creative and very productive like that). I produce a newsletter (although less and less so). I have had a Facebook presence since September 2010 and am on the fourth iteration of this website.
Since 2014 I have had 7241 people listen to my Sustainable Living Workshops – a highlight being a main stage speaker in front of 1500 delegates at the Sydney Happiness and it’s Causes Conference in 2018
I have been on TV a couple of times and not enjoyed that as much.
You can find interviews in print media and I have written countless articles myself!
In the business realm, I have delivered decluttering and organising services, talks and workshops for:
Yes, many of my clients have to declutter AND organise, but often we all just have simply too much.
I don’t believe storage products is always a solution, there is much more to it. But when needed I shop for my clients at
However, a responsible and sustainable way to deal with unwanted and excess items is important to me. I help clients donate stuff they did not need anymore to
If things are not suitable for donations, LessMess recycles through
And in the spirit of Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, I listed unwanted items for sale or free for my clients on
I also worked on the board of the industry association Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO, now defunct), and am a founding member of the Institute of Professional Organisers (IOPO)
I had 1452 client visits to be precise… and counting.
I still work with some clients from over 10 years ago; fine-tuning and amending as their lives change and so does the content of their homes and offices. I have seen their kids moving from primary school through high school and then out of the parental home.
I have moved people from A to B to C to D. I have decluttered family homes into retirement villages into higher care and attended funerals as the final resting place.
Most of my clients have been female – to start with. Sometimes I work with whole families – or every member of the family separately. Some have recommended to friends, families and co-workers.
I do work with those with a hoarding disorder (I had one client with the surname Hoarder!) OCD, ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer’s…
I have also helped breastfeeding mothers, the elderly, people with broken bones and mobility issues.
Over time as projects got bigger, I started working with teams of
I started working with NDIS funded client soon after its inception in 2016 – and had the odd home care package funding.
As you can see it has been a mighty ride, and I am proud of where LessMess has taken me to from the humble beginnings.