Hourly rate: $55.00 plus HST. Consultation: $50.00.
Rate applied to on-site time and administration time for off site coordination or cataloging on behalf of clients.
Sales on behalf of clients available and can be discussed.
A minimum of three hours per booked session is requested. Invoiced at end of each session or as arranged. Payable to: “Decluttering.ca” or “Stephen Ilott” via cheque, cash, & E-transfer available – ask for details.
Consultation Services for Realtors or Home Owners readying for Reno or Just Reclaiming their Spaces.
“Where to begin” and “is this the worst you’ve seen” are the most common questions asked. After almost 20 years and 2000 houses there is a definite method to how I guide things forward. I do the physical work so you don’t have to and my clients appreciate the one on one help versus a frantic team whirling about your private home spaces.
It starts with knowing your needs and expectations and what serves your life now and what resonates a positive feeling. Let’s remove the negatives and restore your sense of control and order.
I offer a number of services, honed from many years experience. Are we staging a home for sale? Then we need to reduce to maximize viewing potential, listing and sale. I am the pre-stage. If you have a stager (who usually gives me the five pages of things to attend to) I work with them or the home owners to prep the property including the big reductions which means volume packing, arrange storage, junk pickups, metal pickups, donations, roll up those excess rugs, mount art and mirrors, relocate furniture – whatever it takes.
I know you are shy about your cluttered abode. I never judge. I am there to help.
Are we reclaiming your home spaces? Let’s find out what doesn’t belong and where that something should be otherwise.
Sales Coordination: I have connections to antique buyers, auction houses, furniture consignment buyers and estate sales groups.
Estate work: Photograph, catalog for detail reference, pack. Work with Real Estate lawyers (executors), divorce lawyers etc. to clear properties; photograph, catalog and pack up from the viewing spaces to sell the home effectively.
Moving or Closing Soon and not Ready?
In a panic for an imminent move? I swoop in, boxes and packing materials at hand, and use my wide packing skills to get you ready – fast. (I am known for careful, methodical work.) Do you need help attacking that basement, attic, crawlspace, garage, office, closet? I am your ally in de-stressing your life and getting it all done. Make a list, give me a call and let’s get at it – finally.
Areas of Service:
Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Hamilton Area (not city center), Ancaster (if more than four hours). No longer serving Toronto, Brampton etc.
Donating: I either donate myself those things I can fit in my car at end of sessions that day (for free) or help coordinate pick up, removal and donation of items including large furniture, electronics, metal or appliances. I charge for coordination time off site and if required to be on hand to facilitate donation pickups. Note: I do not drive a large truck, nor have a storage facility so will not pickup large amounts or large items for free to donate them. I am aligned with a number of charity services (Halton Police Services, Home Sweet Hope, Act of Kindness Oakville etc.) and can get the word out quickly about items for giveaway. I also have numerous other and ongoing contacts and avenues for donation.
Lectures & Workshops: For your group luncheons and dinners, club meetings or corporate staff wellness day events; motivating, informative and passionate. Subjects range from DIY decluttering to humorous talks on home organization and reinventing one’s life.
Stephen Ilott: Professional Organizer- with almost twenty years’ and 2,000+ homes experience. Author of The Domestic Archaeologist series, speaker, writer, former National Director of Membership POC (Professional Organizers in Canada), Silver Leaf Member.