Based in South Oxfordshire. Covers up to 1 hour by car away from Woodcote.
I've been creating space for clients for over 7 years through the process of organising and decluttering. From clearing out a pantry to implementing a filing system for paperwork or from cellar to attic. I've helped young and old through house moves, downsizing, divorce, relocation, expecting a new arrival, empty nesting or just having a good old clear out.
With compassion, understanding and empathy I help clients through the emotional challenges of ‘letting go’ and no longer being overwhelmed with belongings.
Having spent my early career working in some of the most exclusive hotels in the UK, managing marketing and events for US-based IT companies, being a PA to managing directors in clinical research and running my own business in publishing, and enjoy using my organisational skills to help others.
I know exactly how cathartic and liberating a clean-up can be, but I am also fully aware of what a change a large tidy-up brings. I have often dealt with traumatic situations such as bereavement or stress-related issues, so I always deal with them sensitively. I encourage people to eliminate useless clutter, but only in a way that helps them to be a better, more free, more organised version of themselves.
Helena is a natural-born organiser. She sees order in chaos and helps her clients do the same. What appears to be overwhelming before she arrives suddenly becomes manageable with her at your side. She helped me streamline (and get rid of) personal items before an international move at a very stressful time in my life. Her involvement made me focus on what was really important to keep. She even packed a few suitcases to maximise space. As a person, an organiser, a declutterer and a calming influence, I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are ever overwhelmed by stuff, or just want to sort out your possessions, she’s the one to turn to, unquestionably. She can even help find new, appropriate homes for your unwanted goods as part of the process!
Having Helena over for a couple of hours was amazing. I didn’t think we would get much done in that time, it seemed such a huge task! However, Helena had lots of manageable ideas which really worked and could be maintained day to day. I now enjoy opening cupboard doors! It also inspired me to get on and sort out other rooms.
Helena McBride is a complete and total saviour. If, like me, you make piles of everything you need to tidy and sort and then just put it away again… you need Helena. She will help you make a decision, indeed force you to make a decision, but in the nicest possible way. Then you suddenly find clear cupboards, orderly shelves, space and order and light. There is no memory of the items that you thought you loved but which are now recycled, sold or given to charity. Now you love the new space you have, and the ease with which you can find things! Magic! You won’t look back. I am a really tough case and Helena has worked miracles. She is a total superstar and is a delight to work with. Get her help and it will totally transform your attitude to your space. But don’t tell too many people as she is unique and we need to keep her as a secret!
Helena organised my home office and she made a task that had become unmanageable and overwhelming for me appear simple and straightforward. She asked good questions and listened to how I needed to use things and any quirky likes or dislikes I had without judgement. She came up with solutions that incorporated these and then she wouldn’t stop until she had implemented them all. For me this would have been something that I started with energy but would have quickly became distracted or bored and left the job half done. Not Helena who has the great ability of having the ideas and big picture thinking as well as the tenacity to implement it all. We have since moved house – however, it was easy to transfer her ideas and I am still using many of the original folders and boxes she labelled.
Helena is a motivational whirlwind, slicing through the clutter that you thought you wanted and needed, bringing you back to a simple, streamlined life. The experience is utterly painless and the sense of relief is huge that at last cupboard doors can be opened without revealing the jumble sale within. If you are a hoarder of any description, or have to fit more into less, Helena is your girl. She sources the storage you need, romps through the darkest and dustiest work with great good humour and has been known to utter the immortal words “I cannot wait to get started on that garage”. Trust me, she will lighten your load, bring serenity and simplicity – and what remains of any disorder will be put into new, beautiful surroundings containing only that which you need, organised where you can find what you seek. How nice is that!
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