As someone who isn’t naturally organised (and actually quite dismissive of the need to be organised - I thought “organised chaos” was a good system), Nathalie taught me even free spirits can reap the benefits of professional organisation.
It’s not about forcing yourself to be something you’re not, but about learning ways to be more efficient in a way that works for you.
Professional organisation is an investment – you invest in the time (and maybe even discomfort) of figuring out what’s not working, so you can cleanse, declutter and put a system in place. But once that system’s in place? You’ll have more time and head space to focus on what matters. A bloody great return on investment, if you’re willing to take the plunge.
Thank you Nathalie for helping me get my paperwork and “data clutter” in order – I feel so much better knowing I created a home for the things that matter.
I first found Nathalie online several weeks before the due date of my first child. I was starting to freak out about the clutter and lack of organization in my home, and needed help to get it under control. I had never worked with a personal organizer before and didn’t know what to expect, but decided to give it a shot.
Best decision I ever made! Nathalie is super patient, kind, friendly and goes beyond the call of duty to go hands-on with you into your mess. She is results-oriented and helps you work through the thought process of how to declutter, where to place items optimally based on usage, and how to set up a system for managing future inflow of items. She made sure things were put back in their place before the end of the session so you are left with instant results and the knowledge for replicating the process in other parts of your house.
Nathalie also provided options for disposal, which was invaluable as I really would have no idea what to do with the stuff otherwise. (I personally recommend Junk To Clear Singapore, they came same day, are very affordable, and you know your things are sorted for donation/recycle, and not just tossed.)
I can't tell you how much stress it removes from the pregnancy to have a neat and organized space, and be well on my way to welcoming baby. Now I can see what I have versus not, and feel like my mind is clear and calm ahead of this big change. I also feel empowered to manage the house going forward and keeping it uncluttered, and avoiding buying stuff I don't need.
If you’re thinking about working with Nathalie, I would highly recommend it, at least do the first phone call, you won’t regret it! Well worth the investment for such a positive change.
Moving every 2-3 years is stressful. When the container arrives, you need to take so many decisions, while you are still adapting and overwhelmed. When we moved from Europe to the US, a friend told me about professional organizers and how a friend just had a very smooth and successful move a month before. I didn’t hesitate and contacted her. It was an eye opening experience. She came 3 more times and helped me organize the move from the US to Africa.
When moving to Singapore and finding myself in a situation of having a house, which we mainly chose for its location, not so much its style or easy flow, I was looking for help, to organize this house as efficiently as possible. Having found Nathalie was the best that could happen to me – she is very patient and thoughtful and helped not only de-clutter and organize the house, but gave helpful tips on where to put furniture before they were being filled up.
She recommended not buying new boxes or tools to help organize, before having finished the move. I finally did not buy too many things, but reused tupperware and boxes to organize drawers and shelves. I thought I was a very rational person, but I don’t have the experience and knowledge Nathalie brings to create efficient homes to enjoy.
It was clearly one of our least stressful and smoothest moves in the last years!
Thank you Nathalie!
Before I met Nathalie, the thought of decluttering my home made me break into a cold sweat. I didn’t know where to start and was really quite nervous about allowing a stranger to witness the full extent of the mayhem.
But there was absolutely no need to be anxious. Nathalie is a lovely person: calm, generous and absolutely non-judgmental. She is incredibly empathetic, and whilst she will encourage you to make some tough decisions - ‘Do you really need that X gathering dust on your shelf, that hasn’t been opened since 2005?’ - she will also move at the client’s pace. We took baby steps at first, as she recognized how hard it was for me to let some things go. Now, we race through areas at breakneck speed. She’s there with you always, elbow deep in clutter so you never have to face it alone.
And she loves what she does. I’ve never met anyone so enthusiastic about transforming a space into something that works for you. Nathalie helped me put systems in place to deal with the never ending chaos generated by 3 children. The outcome is a home that is still lived in but clutter-free and organized beautifully. I feel lighter for letting go of things that simply took up space and months later I have no regrets. I couldn’t recommend her services more. If you're considering it, just do it.
Nathalie was recommended to me by a friend who had the same 'clutter' issues that I do. When we moved house two years ago, I felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of stuff our family had accumulated over the years and we were moving to a similar sized three story house. A year from now we will be downsizing considerably and I was determined to start the organizing process now. I think to date I have had about five three hour sessions. From the start Nathalie and I sat and discussed what I hoped to achieve and she set manageable goals between sessions to keep me on track. We have worked on a number of different areas in our home, from my wardrobe, to my desk to the bomb shelter which had become a complete dumping area.
It is fantastic how much can be achieved in a few hours and Nathalie always follows up with an e-mail reminder of what needs to be done between sessions. She helps set clear goals, puts systems into place and at the end of each session ensures that everything is tidied away so that you are not left with a mess. What I have also learned from this is more about myself and how my family operates. It's easy to say that one can do this alone, but I haven't in twenty years, though the mindset has been created, thanks to Nathalie. I always have a great sense of accomplishment after every session and would unreservedly recommend Nathalie.
Nathalie, working with you has been a lifesaver. I really felt buried by all of my paperwork and overwhelmed by all the stuff I have collected over the years. My goal was to try to avoid packing junk in shipping my household goods and you helped me tremendously. I just felt so comfortable working with you. You showed me what I needed to do and how to do it but I found your ability to empower me to make decisions about what to keep and what not to keep has really made a difference. It was difficult at first but now I feel I have the basics on what is required to de-clutter and it feels so good to clear up space. I know I still have a long way to go but at least now I feel I can do this and I thank you for empowering me to change.
In particular helping me clear out my desk and returning it to a usable workspace really touched me. That desk means so much to me because my mom gave it to me but it became an eyesore and unusable because it just became some place to store junk. When I first looked at it I just did not think clearing it was possible but you made the impossible possible in only a few hours. I think there are more people out there who can benefit from your services.
Nathalie helped de-clutter several areas which were really getting me down: my walk-in wardrobe was overflowing, the under-stairs storage crammed and inaccessible, the home office desk covered in paper, not to mention the kids’ toys ever expanding and out of control.
I found Nathalie’s approach very refreshing – constructive and not judgemental. We cleared an enormous quantity of unused stuff and I’m now the proud owner of a well-organised tidy house for the first time. It’s a great feeling!
I worked with Nathalie for over a month in order to sort out my office before we repatriated after many years abroad. Nathalie works in a very focused way. Her strength is that she is paying attention to the detail but she thinks in a macro way which is very strategic.
She just asked questions like "do you need this amount of paper?" Or "what other ways might you use to access this kind of information?" It was truly a revelation to begin to think about things that I took for granted on my shelves or in my filing cabinet.
The questions helped me enormously to rethink my priorities, how little paper I needed around me, how I could streamline my training materials (boxes and boxes of them) and then I was able to discard stuff that I have been carting about for literally years. It was very freeing.
Sometimes she had to stand there and get into detail, but her real strength is in her analytical mind and her ability to discard excess of everything. So now she has trained me to ask "Do you need that paper?" "Where will you look for that?” “How will you access this if you want to do so later?" All wonderful questions.
We recently moved from Kuwait to Singapore, into a much smaller house. I was really uncertain how I would fit all of our furniture in a way that would work for us. I asked Nathalie to come and give me some advice.
Nathalie had some great ideas, things I would never have thought of on my own. Her ideas were practical and useful, and I really appreciated her help. They centred around keeping the layout simple and elegant, and as uncluttered as possible. Nathalie's manner is thoughtful and precise, and I really appreciate the help she gave me in this transition between homes.