Tim Moriarty Jan 2023
I arrived in London from California in mid-November 2022 needing to clear a fourth floor walk-up flat belonging to a family member. She had lived there 50 years without ever discarding a slip of paper, a piece of furniture or a stitch of clothes. It was not hoarding but very close to it. A lot of the contents had
sentimental value to us both so I wanted it to go to good homes rather than straight on the tip.
I had no idea how or where to start.
An acquaintance suggested Louisa of The Tidy Fairy and she solved my entire problem. Louisa trudged up the 5 flights of stairs with a plan. Knowing I had to return shortly to the US until late December, she offered to start by triaging the clothes in my absence. One batch good enough to sell, one batch to go to a good charity, who would pick it up and one batch to go in the tip. She also located a smart fashionista to manage the sales on E-Bay.
When I returned in late December the triage was completed and awaiting my review and approval. I agreed with all her choices and we began the removal process. The fashionista took her consignment, a charity specializing in books, clothes and china was booked. Louisa took on the packing of all the
appropriate china for pickup. We were peeling the onion to get down to the furniture and fittings layer.
In the meantime Louisa introduced me to folks who provided a trustworthy antiques dealer and an equally trustworthy fine arts dealer to assess the good pieces for consignment sale.
We then moved on to another organization Louisa located who would haul away all the remaining furniture, fixtures and appliances with a commitment that 90% of it would likely go to various charities and good causes rather than on the tip.
Finally Louisa provided a man with a van at a very reasonable price to deliver a few small pieces to the care home where the former resident now lives.
In summary: Louisa provided all the resources needed to accomplish this difficult task. They all arrived on time, did the work efficiently, courteously and were priced right. Louisa herself is very easy to work with, resourceful, flexible, and pleasant. Her pricing is extremely reasonable. I could never have
accomplished what was needed had The Tidy Fairy not taken on and run the entire project. I can highly recommend Louisa for any effort of this sort.
Timothy Dolby Sept 2022
The Tidy Fairy is a life saver.
Literally organised and oversaw everything for my house move whilst I was away and did so with calmness, efficiency and kindness. Strongly recommended to take the stress out of a difficult life event.
Nick Frost July 2021
I know the phrase ‘she was a lifesaver’ is often bandied around but in our case it was absolutely true. After having building work done our house was in total turmoil, we were about to give birth to a new baby and the house was completely unmanageable… and then Louisa got involved. She’s such a calm, caring focused person. I completely trusted her from the get go and we knew then everything would be okay. She offers an amazing service and I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you.
Francesca Crias 19-21 October 2020
“We cannot thank the Tidy Fairy enough for helping us move house! Louisa certainly had her work cut out dealing with a hoarder husband, a toddler, and me 7 months pregnant but her cheerful, “nothing is impossible” attitude got us through. Everyone needs the Tidy Fairy and I can’t wait to have an excuse to get her back. Highly recommended!
Esra Thomson – November 2020
Conducted through lockdown
The Tidy Fairy is magical. Louisa has provided an utterly brilliant service clearing my elderly mother’s flat which very sadly had become unmanageable after years of hoarding. No aspect of this daunting job was insurmountable. I have complete confidence in her organisational and clearing skills and fully trusted her judgment in deciding what should go or be packed up and sent to my mum’s new flat.
It was a joy to communicate with Louisa. She really does care that the job is done to an excellent standard and she really enjoys helping other people. To this end, she saved my mum and me a huge amount of trauma and stress. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Tidy Fairy.
One year on from having inherited a large amount of stuff and the Tidy Fairy’s support in sorting our very cluttered home, one bedroom had become the “out of sight, out of mind” room.
Reference Letter, Yvette Lumley
I have been employing the services of The Tidy Fairy for a year. I first contacted Louisa to buy a voucher for my daughter as a Christmas Present 2018 which was such a success that my daughters flat turned from looking like an episode of hoards to remaining tidy even after Louisa had left!
Since then Louisa has decluttered my husband’s home office, reorganised his filing system and helped him remove any unnecessary historical filing that had accumulated. I later asked her to help declutter the family home as we had both had an influx of inheritance. We already have some dates booked for 2020 to continue the process.
I trust Louisa to the point she has a key to our house and even our dog likes her and he’s not too keen on visitors! We have many valuables and confidential items in the house, and I feel totally at ease going through these with her. The Tidy Fairy process has given us, as a family, not only a lighter feeling around the home, but has personally helped us focus on other projects we wanted to address without the burden of clutter.
It is lovely to look around the place and no longer look at piles of projects and see all the new inherited pieces finding their final homes. Louisa works with us and alongside us therefore on the days she comes we have to focus on the job in hand rather than be distracted by other day to day activities.
I highly recommend her and the benefits of the Tidy Fairy Service.
Rowan Cole – Feb 2022
Louisa came in to deal with over 20 years of paperwork , was ruthless dicarding unnecessary items , then methodically sorted out the remainder into a very useful filing system, well worth the money.
Caroline Logsdail 2020
Louisa goes above and beyond her title of Tidy Fairy, she has a magic wand transforming chaos into harmony. Having moved seven times in one year, Louisa was able to move us successfully from Wiltshire to London and helped reorganise the shambolic store unit into an organised space. Louisa helped settle us at home, manage the removal team, hang paintings, sort out the kitchen and bedrooms and, organise sets of keys into colours which had until then, alluded me…I cannot thank Louisa enough and can highly recommend her and am still using her services to de clutter. Thank you Louisa
Reference Letter Fiona McKnight, Redesign London
I first contacted Louisa at The Tidy Fairy in the Spring of 2018. Louisa had come highly recommended to me through an esteemed colleague. I had the daunting prospect of redesigning bedrooms for my children (one of whom was leaving home), whilst continuing to run my Interior Design business and the summer school holidays were rapidly approaching.
Over several weeks Louisa decluttered and organised the house with meticulous precision. She and her team waded through mounds of untouched possessions in our loft, moved furniture around and to the tip, had all the carpets/rugs in the house steam cleaned on the hottest day of the year, repositioned furniture, cleared out cupboards, had the rooms redecorated, organised clothes/toys and created memory boxes for the kids.
Alongside this, Louisa also helped me with my business, reorganised and tidied my fabric sample room, addressed my very chaotic filing and set up a new, easy to follow, system. With Louisa’s help this did not create any stress, she is methodical, timely, utterly reliable and able to work out what and when things are needed. All of this with a huge smile on her face and a very calm temperament.
Thanks to her I was also able to continue running my business at the same time without getting overwhelmed. Since then Louisa now returns to maintain my personal filing, help with any administrative work for the business, the business filing and she keeps up the memory boxes for my kids. I loved my new labelled life and have no idea how I ever coped before we met.
I cannot recommend Louisa highly enough.
Testimonial, Sarah Jane Wood
Louisa came to help me with my daughter who is autistic with complex learning difficulties, I was recommended Louisa by a friend and loved The Tidy Fairy website and what she achieved for people. I wanted to create a safe zone in our house where my daughter could feel calm and in control. Lockdown has had a huge impact on her stress levels.
Louisa spent some talking to me about my daughter’s needs and what she liked which was then continued with my daughter where a trust and understanding was established.
There was some initial wariness of Louisa and the invasion of her private space but she loved the name “Tidy Fairy” and thought it funny. Louisa was incredible with her, understanding the need for order and how to touch/ re-place her possessions.
Louisa was very practical in her approach and they discussed how she would like her bedroom to look and feel. By the time Louisa left her room was a haven of calmness. There is now different zones for activities i.e. everything to do with hair in one area and any makeup/nail varnish was put into different baskets.
A cupboard that no-one had looked into for ages was emptied and anything not needed was bagged up for charity or selling. Everything else put back in an ordered way. My daughter now loves her bedroom, I love her bedroom! It has made a 14 year old very happy!
Thank you Louisa.
Testimonial, Sarah Symington
December 8th 9th & 10th 2021
Louisa worked for me for 3 days moving into our new house. It was so reassuring to have someone who instinctively knew where to place things. She was enormously helpful and practical. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.