We're Ingrid and Lesley and are super excited you're here!
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 have been decluttering and organising homes face to face and online for over 24 years together and have helped thousands of members and 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.
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I'm Lesley Spellman, a Lancashire lass living in Manchester with my husband and three 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 12 years in Manchester, UK.
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 teens. I moved to London via Dublin with my husband and kids 12 years ago and I absolutely love it here!
12 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'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!)
Our story so far - how the Declutter Hub came to be
Back in March 2012 we first crossed paths at the very first Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (APDO) conference. We were instantly drawn to each other as nervous newcomers but with lots of energy. The spark was initiated.
Fast forward a year or so and we ended up being volunteers on the APDO board together and with a little bit of Lesley persuasion, Ingrid applied to be President. As a Board we were super excited to be at the forefront of all that was happening in the Professional Organising Industry and we both loved our time on the Board.
We were committed, determined and delighted with all we achieved in the 6 years we were on the Board together but all good things come to an end. But what about the friendship? With us being at opposite ends of the country, surely that didn't need to disappear along with our roles?
We had become more than colleagues. We had something special together. Every day from the car we'd have a catch up. A new idea here, putting the meat on the bones of a plan there and a bit of a laugh thrown into the mix, we knew that couldn't be the end of the Ingrid and Lesley team.
As a celebration we went for a gorgeous afternoon tea at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and discussed our next move. Let's do an online course, says Lesley (alway the ideas one). Let's see, says Ingrid (always the pragmatic one). Let's meet in the middle?
So, that's where our idea was born - only it wasn't meeting in the middle and it wasn't just an online course. That wouldn't cut the mustard for us, as they say!
We like chatting, right, so let's chat. Over 250 podcast episodes in we're still chatting and still loving it!
We like people right, so let's get our people together. Over 5 years in and we have a community of wonderful people and the togetherness is off the scale.
We like inspiring people, right, so let's share all the brilliant stuff we have learnt about decluttering during our careers. Over 50 courses in and we can safely say, people have been inspired towards change.
We like being together, right, so let's find a way to spend more time together on Zoom than we do with all our friends and family combined!
So here are some pictures of us together. We've gone through exceptional highs and the lowest of lows together but we always come out smiling and laughing. The Ingrid and Lesley team is here to stay!
How can we help
with your decluttering?
FREE Facebook Group - The Declutter Hub Community
Join our friendly, kind Facebook community of people on a mission to tackle the clutter just like you - people say it's the loveliest group on Facebook and we think they're right!
FREE Weekly Podcast - The Declutter Hub Podcast
Subscribe to our weekly podcast for hints, tips, motivation, inspiration and a bit of fun thrown into the mix. New episodes every Friday.
Challenges, Masterclasses and Webinars
Sign up to our mailing list so you don't miss out on regular decluttering challenges, masterclasses and webinars to take your decluttering in the right direction.
The Declutter Hub Membership
If you are ready to level up your decluttering, our membership is for you. The Reset Your Home Roadmap, Success Sessions, Live Q&As, Hub Huddles, Member Only Challenges and a private forum. Everything you need to change your home and your mindset for good.
Self Study Decluttering and Organising Courses
Check out our self-study courses which will guide you through your decluttering one step at a time. A Declutter Bootcamp, a Resets and Routines Course, Project Paperwork and more all with one thing in mind - less clutter and more organisation.
Talks and Workshops
If you have a community or colleagues you know would welcome the opportunity to learn how to declutter and add more organisation into their lives, why not book us for a talk or workshop. We can deliver these online or in person.
Have you got questions?
Let's 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. Try our Membership Options - a whole year of Membership for the same price as just one day with a Professional Organiser has got to be worth a look.
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 and our Facebook Group is the perfect place to be to be inspired.
I'd love to join your Membership 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! If you want to find out more information, you can book a Free 15 Minute Discovery Call with one of us.
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. Come and take a look behind the scenes to see how it all works
Take a look at what people think..
Sanchita - Podcast listener and challenger
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.
Sarah - Podcast listener and challenger
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.
Shelly - Challenger and Member
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.
Kim - Podcast listener, challenger and Member
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.
Sue - Member, Podcast listener
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.
Laura - Member, podcast listener and challenger
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.