"We thought we were hopeless. The Clutterfly promised us we had hope. We were DEEPLY shaming ourselves. The Clutterfly encouraged us & never shamed us. She taught us some new ways of doing things. With her no shame policy we quickly came to trust her. Trust was key. This wonderful Clutterfly showed us different ways to think about stuff & the real estate it occupied & a new way to see stuff. My own behaviour proved to me that I was clutterblind. I had become so comfortable surrounded by piles & walls of stuff that it became a collective fixture for me, barely noticeable. I (falsely) felt safe in my clutter castle.
The dust & infestations which this environment harboured were making us sick physically, depressing us & impaired our ability to work out ideas & project plans.
With the Clutterfly's influence, we began learning to let go of stuff. Age old Christmas cards did not equal the special people they reminded us of. It felt painful at first, but letting go of stuff began to make room & time for people. We could stop missing our grandchildren grow up! We could let a service technician in without feeling mortified at the squalled conditions. The Clutterfly was right; we really did have a choice in how we lived.
In huge but manageable doses, we cleared away a mountain of garbage. Next we were able to start grouping like items together. Hope enabled us to start. After that, each advance we made fuelled more hope. The hope snowball!
Life happened & I made an unfortunate choice to stop. This lost our momentum & stopped this good thing while in full steam; before Clutterfly could fulfill her dream for us.
We partly relapsed but got back on track. We are still making progress with the tools she taught us to use, just slower than with her hands-on help. I recommend staying with her to the project's competition. Order is freedom.
In my OCD I think this testimony is not good enough. I choose to put it out there anyway, & we will be back from time to time with shorter & more "together" testimonials.
If some readers can relate to our experience, we surely would love to read your stories. We will give each other hope, strength & support."
David Sain, December 2016
"Wonder Woman Superhero!:
Valerie is a woman on a mission to rescue those in
need of a helping hand. She gives power to everyone she comes in contact
with by freeing them of the mess in their lives. I've seen her hard at
work taking a sad squalid situation and transform it into an immaculate
joyful bliss. Amazing!"Jeff, Owner, kingscarpetcleaningtn.com
"She even helped me find a washer and dryer on Craigslist so that I could wash my stuff! Lol!" C. McLin, Tennessee
always considered myself an organized person living in a rather uncluttered
environment. After the eye-opening experience of watching Professional
Organizer Valerie Hughes work her de-cluttering magic on the home of a relative,
I realize how much I didn’t know! With warmth, humor, efficiency, and strength,
Valerie listens carefully to the wants and observes the needs of her clients,
determines and explains her game plan, and carries it out with their
participation. Applying equal measures of enthusiasm and energy, she teaches
her clients the core principles of organization such that they can maintain
uncluttered environments after she leaves. To paraphrase the popular mantra
concerning fishing, in showing a client the way out of disorganization, she provides
the lessons to sustain a de-cluttered environment for a lifetime. This
experience has caused me to evaluate the content in my rooms, closets, drawers,
cabinets, shelves, and files and think twice before I put more “stuff” into
them. The Valerie-inspired improvements are astounding!"
I could have done the work alone, I would have done it.
Had I only called, the beast would've been tamed years ago. I could've
been free a long time ago. I'm feeling that I'm taking 100 coats off."
K. White, Tennessee
"I never would've thought we'd have so much fun and
laughter. But I'd always said free your mind and your body has to
thanks to The Clutter Fly, because "stuff" sure does happen. Every
success to you and your team. Thanks hardly seems like enough"
K. White, TN
"I'm making progress every day -- thanks to ☛YOU!!! Keep on making a
difference in people's lives & their homes! You have quite an
amazing gift, Valerie! Truly!"
Cathy B., East TN
Thank you for your wonderful help today. I
am still walking into the dining room in awe. I have not closed the
door once since it has been cleaned. I love it....thank you for helping
me and "holding my hand" as I got rid of so many items that I should
have let go of years ago."
E. Holiday, GA
"We just love Ian's room and the "dessert" you put on
V. Benson, Tennessee
"Exemplary service! Her organizational abilities are superb! I would highly recommend this service to anyone!"
S. Travis, Ohio