• You can live without chairs, but you can’t live without dreams.’

    Alex James, blur

  • case studies

    Who have I worked with?

    House clearance

    Fulham, London

    Giulia was tasked by her family to clear her great uncle's house when he sadly passed away. He worked with antiques and his home was a treasure trove of beautiful things, everything needed a new home.

    "Natasha is strategic, down-to-earth, speedy, empathetic and efficient. She is also fun. I met her at a party when by chance I heard her introduce herself as a "professional declutterer" to someone else. I needed support clearing my great uncle's house after he had died leaving his property chockablock and me feeling rather overwhelmed. Natasha came over and helped me plan how best to get rid of everything (auction, carboot, sell online, dump), within hours I trusted her with her own set of keys and felt I could delegate much of the decision-making to her. She makes sensible decisions, stays in touch, and boosts morale which is much needed when the task at hand is both physically and emotionally exhausting." Giulia, May 2017

    Spare room

    Elephant & Castle, London

    It can be an emotional ride. My aim is to provide practical solutions to work through things in an overcrowded room with you. This is a work in progress.

    "When my mother died I cleared her house bringing more possessions into my
    home. I always became anxious on entering one room of my flat as it had
    become a cluttered storage space. Natasha has helped to organise my daily
    living space and has been a great help sorting through items to which I am
    emotionally attached. It is such a relief to get rid of everything she takes
    away. Due to my lack of time this is an ongoing project and I look forward
    to finally having the room back
    ." Jean, April 2017

    Office clearance

    Bank, London

    Escape the City were lucky enough to keep their beautiful space near Bank Station for three years, when they thought they'd only be able to stay for three months. The time finally came though, and they're now working minimally in a co-working space. Everything they need is either with them, or stored on their laptops.

    "Thank you so much for all your hard work. I can imagine it was a mission." Dom, June 2017

    Downsizing

    Putney, London

    Liz's house is a beautiful family home. With the children grown up and with their own families, she's looking to the future and wants to downsize. This is a work in progress, but I've worked with Liz over a few months, looking into options to find new homes for all the things she no longer needs or wants. The photo is of a full set of 48 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica from 1953, which we donated to a very happy National Trust. So far, we have worked through the wardrobes in every room, and tackled the garage - you might even be able to get a car in there now.

    "Thank you so much for coming round yesterday and taking so many items away. It has quite re-energised me!" Liz, March 2017

    Upsizing minimalist

    Bermondsey, London

    I first visited Lamia's rented apartment in May 2016, when she was going through everything she didn't want to take with her to her to her new place. It's a warehouse space, and the minimalist look she has achieved is spectacular.

    "When I approached Natasha, I was FINALLY preparing to move into my first home. I’d spent nearly 2 years re-designing and refurbishing the place, and was so excited to live in it - but it was clear in my mind that I didn’t want to clutter up all that beautiful, hard work with stuff! I’d also purposely designed the home to have less storage space, and more objects out in the open, so “less and more meaningful” was my motto. After 10 years of living in London just accumulating things, I didn’t want to just send it all to landfill - being wasteful made me feel guilty. It felt so good to know that what I was giving up might be of use to someone else. The process was freeing. And it was a bonus to get back a bit of money to spend on a celebratory moving-in dinner! ." Lamia, May 2016

    Small, overflowing flat

    Archway, London

    I'll always remember the call I received from Lindsey after her mother came to stay and suggested she might like a hand decluttering a slightly out of control wardrobe. We started with clothes, moved onto CDs and ended with the bookshelf, and the flat looked even more stunning after our 4 sessions.

    "I live in a tiny attic flat, which was overflowing with clothes, books, paperwork, magazines, photographs, memorabilia and jewellery. Tash arrived and set about transforming it, helping me to get rid of the excess. She was very methodical, starting with the clothes which were placed on the bed and sorted through. She encouraged me to sell the good stuff that I hadn't worn for ages, give some things away to friends and take the rest to charity. The books and CDs were sorted through, about half went to charity and the rest were put back in order on the shelves. Now it looks great. What's more, I've kept it like that." Lindsey, January 2017

    Out of control wardrobe

    Earlsfield, London

    Leona wanted to sort her wardrobe but knew she was never going to do it on her own. So I arrived and, with bags at the ready, we went through each item of clothing individually and decided whether it should stay or go. There were a lot of sentimental items that had to stay but they would now be worn on a more regular basis. I took 7 bags of clothes away and sorted them into piles for the charity shop, charity bin and to sell, before reusing the bin bags at home.

    "In terms of my relationship with clutter now - my house is pretty tidy at the mo, and I hope to stay minimalist when I move house. I am not missing any of the stuff you helped me get rid of, and I'm enjoying having a wardrobe that isn't bursting at the seams. So funny, I can't even remember what the Alice Edwards dress is! I love how you have sold it on and taken care of it, I can rest in the knowledge that it all isn't landfill now." Leona, August 2017

  • How It Works

    What can you expect?

    1

    Arrange a free decluttering session with me over the phone or by email

    Tell me about your issue with stuff, concerns about it and let me talk through with you the options and provide ideas to live more minimalistically

    2

    Arrange a visit

    I will visit your home at a mutually convenient time and go through each room, or category, and advise how many sessions I think we will need. This initial session can take up to two hours and will cost £50.

    3

    Big project

    I charge £40 per hour to visit your home and declutter your things with you. Each session should take 2 - 4 hours, and for maximum results should take place at least every two weeks to keep up momentum

    4

    House clearance

    If you're after my house clearance services, I will work with you to meet a deadline and charge £25 per hour for this service. I can sell items from your home, or take them away to be recycled. Any profits will be shared with you.

  • About me

    What have I been up to?

    I'm a declutterer

    August 9, 2017

    I began my declutter journey in January 2015. It started with a pair of shoes. It was a pair I'd only worn once, they didn't fit well and were a mistake. I sold them online and felt immediately more free. I then got rid of a lot more of my things and it was liberating. I now have over a year's worth of experience working with other people.

     

    I left my job as project manager in the graphics industry in 2016 and since then have worked on events, several small writing projects, mainly about my passion for running, and enjoy my guise as a declutterer.

     

    Email me at tashafanshawe@hotmail.com, or fill in the form below to find out more.

    My blog: declutter diaries

    Feb 12, 2016

    Take a look at my blog: declutter diaries. It started as updates on progress of my ebay addiction, when I first started selling stuff online, went on to be a bit green and eco-minded, and is now about decluttering and how it's changing my life, and hopefully yours.

    Light Style Space on Instagram

    Sep 11, 2017

    Check out my page on Instagram. It's a space to share some of the beautiful, interesting or strange things that pass through my hands on a regular basis. Share what you need to get rid of using #lightstylespace and win a free decluttering session

  • Contact

    Fill in my typeform survey, and win a free decluttering session with me at your home, or message me below for more information