Carrie came and helped me declutter my living room today and now I feel ready to invite people back into my home!
I had a lovely experience working with Carrie today. Right from our first contact, she has made me feel calm and un-embarrassed about my decision to look for help to try and work through my awful clutter. Carrie's approach is kind but firm. I never felt judged and always felt that my opinions and needs were respected and yet she managed to guide me through difficult and sentimental moments.
Beware... the process can be emotional, but I am so unbelievably pleased with the results.
Accompanist & Repetiteur
I’ll admit, I had never heard of a Professional Organiser until I met Carrie Ottolini.
I had a wardrobe that was not only full of clothes, shoes and bags but paperwork, makeup, boxes of ‘memories’ and anything else I could squeeze into it.
With baby no.2 on the way, it needed clearing out, I needed space!!! I just didn’t have the motivation for what seemed like a HUGE task, which is why I enlisted the help of Carrie.
Carrie was fantastic and made the task so much easier, she was very sensitive to my ‘memories’ and never once pushed me to throw anything out (even though I am sure she wondered why I would want to keep certain things!). Carrie gave advise about storage for things that did need keeping and advise on what can go to charity shops and what can be recycled. Remarkably this meant little to actually throw away! I felt completely comfortable when we were sorting out my paperwork which contained confidential information.
The whole process that I had dreaded for so long had actually been fun in the end and of course the finished result was space! Exactly what I needed!!!
With Carrie’s advise I have managed to maintain an organised wardrobe and its actually a pleasure opening the doors now when I need something.
I couldn’t recommend Carrie Ottolini highly enough and I wouldn’t think twice about using her services again if/when needed.
Carrie helped me to organise all my paperwork into one filing system. I'd previously been working with four different folders and the chaos was getting too much to sort.
With Carrie's help I now have everything combined and streamlined in one place.
From the outset she was reassuring and completely discreet with my personal filing. She knew which papers I needed to keep, and was so helpful in sorting what could be disposed of and what needed shredding.
All my admin is so much easier to sort as a result, and I will definitely be calling Carrie again. Thank you!
Carrie Ottolini Professional Organiser in Chislehurst, Organisation Review.
This is just to say how happy I was to use Carrie Ottolini as a personal Organiser.
Carrie made the whole process very easy
Starting with an informal chat about what I was hoping to achieve with a few good suggestions of her own.
On the day she makes it fun with no pressure to get rid of anything you are not sure about.
I now have an airing cupboard and wardrobes I am proud of and this is just the start, it has spurred me on to do the whole house.
I had very interesting pleasant experience - the decluttering and organising of my kitchen was done by a real professional.
Carrie’s suggestions were very helpful and with a great insight. I had a good chance to find those bits that actually were eating space and find stuff that I never actually used, plus lots more! And the best part, Carrie wasn’t just standing and telling me what to do, she literally helped me to do all the decluttering.
Happy to recommend. The whole experience exceeded our expectations.
I recently called on Carrie for her help tackling the daunting task of unpacking my kitchen after some incredibly stressful building work. I had been feeling that it was something that I simply didn't know where to start with, so it was obvious that I needed help.
I had previously enlisted her help in organising my living room and we had had an incredibly successful session. Carrie is phenomenal. She is like a machine. We unpacked my entire kitchen together and she was instrumental in helping to rework the contents of all the cupboards.
At no point did I feel like I was being told where to put things - it felt like a real team effort and yet I think Carrie could somehow instinctively tell when I was struggling with what I felt was the enormity of the situation.
Carrie is so kind and considerate but always professional. I am so happy with the result. My mind has been freed and I feel like I know how to tackle the next lot of boxes.
Accompanist & Repetiteur
Carrie undertook the mammoth task of helping me to de-clutter, organise and tidy my garage and the results are incredible. From the first meeting, I knew that Carrie really understood what I wanted to achieve and she made the whole process really easy, and dare I say it, actually enjoyable!
Her approach was practical and efficient and she is a real do-er... not afraid to get stuck in, make suggestions and ultimately create a really tidy space from in what was previously a major dumping ground.
The finished result, with all my plastic boxes, clearly labelled and stacked neatly into different categories within the garage is amazing. In fact, it’s now been 3 months since Carrie left and the garage is still spotless! People always comment on the amazing transformation as well.
She’s Chislehurst’s very own Marie Kondo and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to everyone (I have done already!) I can’t wait for her to do other rooms in my house!!
She is professional, punctual and is always ready to help with tonnes of energy!
I absolutely love my flat now that it is decluttered and organised. Her space saving suggestions have wowed me and anyone who comes to my flat with her useful links and ideas.
I have so much more room now and everything has its place.
Thank you so much Carrie!
We moved into our flat weeks before we had our first baby, and never got the chance to make our bedroom a pleasant place to be.
Two and a half years, and another baby later it had become a dumping ground for clutter. I despaired at ever making it a serene and calm adult space.
Then I found out I needed major surgery. The thought of recuperating surrounded by mess was thoroughly depressing.
I was totally overwhelmed and embarrassed. I am so glad I contacted Carrie. In two sessions we chatted, decluttered, organized and folded.
And the results are fantastic. Thanks Carrie!
I feel like all that you did for me has helped clear a blockage in myself that was holding me back for so long!
Now I can move on and not worry about all the things I wasn't dealing with and it has helped my depression a lot.
I will be forever grateful for your wonderful work.
Thank u Carrie
Obviously, Carrie could no longer visit my home due to social distancing, but she did mention that she was providing Virtual Decluttering , over the phone or via WhatsApp.
Well, I decided to give it a go and it has been brilliant! She has helped me in so many ways; sorting through my outgoings and providing clarity regarding finances, giving me focus regarding various administrative tasks, encouraging me and helping me to plan during these difficult times.
Best of all, after each consultation she sends a very thorough and positive email, summarising what we have achieved , as well as suggestions regarding maintaining and fulfilling objectives.
I have found myself looking forward to these sessions and on my instigation, I have asked to be set a goal for the next week. This week, it was to set up a workstation, to start work on some prototypes for future paintings. I was very happy to send Carrie a picture of this.
So, if you want inspiration, encouragement, practical advice and focus, call Carrie!
“I found the decluttering session with Carrie immensely enjoyable and useful experience and I have been left with a new kitchen where there is a place for everything. I would highly recommend her services”
A massive thank you - I am amazed by the results. It has truly transformed my morning routine - giving me more time and head space to focus on the children rather than routing through piles and piles of clothes that do not fit, are out of style or that I didn’t even know existed. Recently starting the school run, and with a 5 month old at home, I needed clothes to be accessible and organized so I could quickly get myself ready with minimal stress - Carrie has made this happen for me and I am super grateful. Carrie is respectful and patient through the process while at the same time, challenging so that I received the best results! Thanks to Carrie, I now feel like I can breathe again in the morning and have been taught tips to make sure that the changes stick!
The area by the table looks amazing! I had my breakfast on the table for the first time for years!
Carrie has been like a wise friend in getting my rooms organised. Her calm, cheerful and clever approach to organising is achievable and maintainable.
Starting with one room she was able to help me identify discrete areas and ways to organise it without spending huge sums, often re-using existing items and making best use of the space. We moved into other rooms and each time with only a few hours we made a big impact.
As a result I have usable spaces that 'work' so much better. I might even feel brave enough to tackle my garage with her alongside me :-)