Frome’s ‘super-tidy’ reveals amazing before and after photos of local storage houses
A super-tidy who helps collectors declutter their homes has revealed photos of some of the most extreme jobs she’s faced.
Chloe Wright, 39, of Frome, says she found dustballs, sex toys and even dead rodents as she sometimes removed years of clutter from homes of strangers.
The mom of one, who heads the goddess organization, says the majority of her clients struggle with postpartum depression, anxiety, or ADHD.
Chloe said, “Ninety percent of my clients admit to having postpartum depression, ADHD or mental health issues, anxiety or stress, and that’s why their homes are the way they are, because they can’t cope with putting it away, while copying with the kids, work and stress, then it gets so big, it’s too overwhelming.
“What I do is not a luxury – it’s a necessity for people.
“People want other people to say it’s okay, that you have this disorder, so don’t be ashamed. It’s an emergency service, it’s for people who really need it to feel better.
“People often feel embarrassed about having to hire an organizer. That’s why I post before and after photos, to show people that they are not alone.
“Every story is different. There are people whose homes just ran away and they need me to come in and hit the reset button.
“Hoarding is the obsessive need to hold on to things because you fear you will need it someday.”
Chloe, who is known for her immaculate homes and meticulous organizational skills, says the most in-demand rooms are master bedrooms, kitchens and garages, but has also been asked to tackle messy teenage bedrooms.
Chloe says that even though she has no counseling training, her clients confide in her, so she helps them deal with their feelings and encourages them to say goodbye to some beloved items.
She said: “For most people, being locked in homes that suppressed them and increased their already stressed minds became the tipping point.”
Soon Chloe’s clients began to share their stories of how she had moved to another house and mentally lifted a huge weight on their shoulders.
Chloe said: “On our first contact, my clients are shy, withdrawn and apologize. They feel the need to justify why they need my help.
“Bringing in a stranger who will not judge, who is only there to help and promises to make it all go away, tends to open the doors of despair, relief and gratitude.
“So many clients cry when I say it’s doable. For them, knowing that someone is going to come in and take over is huge.
“Knowing that tomorrow all the clutter will disappear and be left in a more logical and neat organized way is life changing.”
Chloe says her job is to clean up the trash to make room for people loved, used and needed.
She said, “I will be deep cleaning each area so that the new items find their permanent homes. And then it’s on the fun side, unveiling the room to the client. This is usually where I cry!
“I have been described as a whirlwind, a superwoman, and most obviously, a true goddess.
For more information visit www.goddessorganising.co.uk
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