Here to motivate and support you towards decluttering success
Welcome to The Declutter Hub!
Hi, we're Lesley and Ingrid and are super excited you're here!
We have over 20 years experience in the decluttering, organising and housekeeping world between us and we want to bring that expertise straight to you. If you're sick to the back teeth of clutter dictating your home life then we are here to help you get control back and spend your valuable time doing the things you want and not shuffling piles of stuff around 24/7.
We love the fact that we have been decluttering and organising homes in the UK for years and have helped more than a thousand happy clients to regain the home of their dreams. We have a passion for people, practicality, and piles of paper and love nothing better than to carve out solutions for anyone overwhelmed with clutter. If that's you, you're in the right place.
Now we want to share our passion and expertise far and wide so we are delving into the online world. While we've pretty much seen it all in the decluttering world, technology is a whole different ballgame so we are delighted you are along for the ride. Let's tackle your clutter together!
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I'm Lesley Spellman, a Lancashire lass living in Manchester with my husband and three almost grown up kids who keep my feet firmly on the ground! I have run my business The Clutter Fairy with my lovely team for over 10 years and I was a Board member of APDO (The Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers) alongside Ingrid and the rest of the Board in several guises for over 5 years.
I'm the more impulsive one of the two of us. I like to jump in and see how we get on - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but I love to get things done and am a firm believer in learning from your mistakes and always trying to edge forwards in life.
When I'm not working, I love my holidays (especially the planning!), drink mostly too much wine, sing and bop along at Rockchoir, have the best time with my family and friends, run (slowly, badly and not very far) and love to talk. I also moan (alot) if I have to walk too far in heels.
I’m Ingrid Jansen, a cheese, cycling and pancake loving Dutch mum of 2 pre- teens. I moved to London via Dublin with my husband and kids 10 years ago and I absolutely love it here!
10 years ago I set up my business, Organise Your House, and started to use my skills as a Professional Organiser but according to my friends and family I always showed organised tendencies even at a young age. Most of my organising skills I owe to my mum.
I was the President of APDO for over 4 years and in that time, along with my fantastic Board, I was able to take the Association from strength to strength. I am really proud of what we achieved in that time and continue to train and mentor Professional Organisers all around the UK alongside Lesley.
I'm the list maker of the two of us. Who doesn't love a good list?!
I talk to everyone all the time and like most Dutch people I'm very no-nonsense and direct. I even manage to boss Lesley around sometimes which is no mean feat! I love my camera and take photographs of just about everything and everybody. Like Lesley, I'm a member of Rockchoir although I'm the better singer (so she tells me!)
A bit more about us...
Lesley has her own 6 foot Terracotta Warrior in her garden imported all the way from China - we like to call him Terry - don't ask!
The lady on the bike
True to her Dutch heritage, Ingrid can be seen all over South East London riding her bike hence her nickname, the lady on the bike!
Lesley would love to be the 5th member of Little Mix but I just have a sneaky suspicion that the call isn't coming any time soon.
Don't want to give the wrong impression but let's just say Sauvignon Blanc forms a healthy part of our business development
How can we help
with your decluttering?
FREE Facebook group
Join our Facebook community of people on a mission to tackle the clutter just like you
Practical, realistic content from the experts
A weekly podcast, downloadable checklists and blogs from two of the UK's leading professional organisers
Our exclusive Members' Area
Step by step courses, live Q&As and a thriving community taking your decluttering success to the next level
Have you got questions?
We'll try to answer them...
I have failed so many times trying to declutter, why is this time going to be different?
It's going to be different because we are different. We have so much experience of lots of types of clutter, houses, people, goals and psychology that we are going to bring real experiences and absolute honesty to your journey.
I think the only way forward for me is to have someone come in to help me sort my clutter and organise my home
Getting a Professional Organiser to help is absolutely some of the best money you'll ever spend if you feel overwhelmed, but not everyone is able to do that for lots of different reasons - finance, location, family and so many more. We are aiming to overcome those obstacles with you.
I think I might be a hoarder - is this site for me?
If you are committed to a change and follow the advice given, there's no reason why anyone can't take positive steps on their decluttering journey. It may just take a little more time and determination!
I'm embarrassed to go public with my clutter on the Facebook group.
People have lots of different ways of being inspired in an online community. Some people are happy to just watch and learn and others like to be actively involved. Clutter problems come in all different shapes and sizes and no one problem is any more important than the next. One thing is certain though - a problem shared is a problem halved!
I'd love to join your Members' Area but I'm not very techie. Is that going to be a problem?
We try our best to keep everything simple and so there is no technical knowledge needed at all - OK maybe you need to click links and press enter but is as simple as that!
Can you guarantee success for me if I become a member?
We are going to do everything we can and use every strategy we have up our sleeves with each and everyone of you. We will be with you online right through your journeys with motivation, support, encouragement and a friendly face but the success of your journey ultimately lies with you.
Take a look at what people think!
Warm and welcoming...
"I'm a long time listener to your podcast and joined your week long challenge last week (thanks for having all the replays and bonuses available, I was able to catch up because I was not available during the live sessions), and I just wanted to say thank you so much. I really appreciate your positivity and practicality and how much you really support people in taking the next step without judgement. This last week especially helped me take care of a few things that I've been avoiding but have been bothering me, and I do feel that I am a bit more in control, which feels even more important given everything going on right now. Thanks for all your work and for being so warm and welcoming, and for being very real about the challenges of trying to parent while keeping things more organized and livable at home."
Sanchita // Podcast listener and challenger
You make me smile with your happiness and honesty...
"I always want to do ‘huge’ decluttering projects but rarely achieve any success as I start pulling a room apart and quickly become overwhelmed and demotivated . The 5 day challenge has taught me to start small and enjoy the feeling of achievement.
Thank you for this and your wonderful podcast - which has offered really useful, realistic advice each week.
You always make me smile each week with your happiness and honesty."
Sarah // Podcast listener and challenger
You have both changed my life for the better...
"Awesome, thank you so much! You both have changed my life for the better. I've taken the reset challenge and have spent the last two hours on your site. I can't believe what a difference only a week has made."
Shelly // Challenger and VIP Member
Less than the cost of one session with an organiser...
"The Declutter Hub ... a supportive, safe, private place to really dig deeper into what we can do differently to make long lasting change. Years of trying to declutter on your own can be really lonely ... here there are others who understand & inspire you to keep going. Fortnightly Q&A live sessions are a favourite ! Great value - a caring community and a year of professional support & courses for less than the cost of one session with an organiser."
Kim // Podcast listener, challenger and VIP Member
Sensible, practical and non-judgemental...
"I have struggled with clutter for years. I'm not naturally good at decluttering, and I don't enjoy it, but something needed to be done. I must have bought all the usual books; however, the basic problem remained. I didn't enjoy the mess, but nothing any of my (despairing) friends said was helpful. Along came Ingrid & Lesley! No idea how they came across my radar (googling?). But something struck a chord, and I signed up for a year's membership. This has nearly come to an end, and I will renew.
Lesley & Ingrid understand the problem. They are sensible, practical & non-judgemental. Their Programme is the only one which has helped me. They understand that decluttering is hard work. But their cheerful support has kept me at the task. Reinforced by the online community (all people, internationally, who understand the difficulties all too well).
I unreservedly recommend The Declutter Hub, which is worth every penny. Yes - there's still a lot for me to do, but I have made measurable progress, and I will achieve the organised serene home, which is my goal."
Sue // VIP Member, Podcast listener
Lesley and Ingrid keep things lighthearted and are a joy to listen to...
"I love The Declutter Hub!
I joined about a month ago because I had been so inspired by the podcasts to make improvements in my home and I am really committed and passionate to organise and declutter my home thoroughly over the next year. I can do a lot on my own but in the past I would get bored and get stuck on various things and most of all, have felt totally overwhelmed for years. The Declutter Hub has kept me on track, kept me focused and kept me inspired. I love all the hints and tricks and the personalised expertise given in the Q&As. The forum is a great place to share wins and questions and for mutual support from all the lovely other members. Lesley and Ingrid keep things lighthearted and are a joy to listen to.
Thank you Lesley and Ingrid; I’m looking forward to the year ahead."
Laura // VIP Member, podcast listener and challenger