We had an emergency home visit for 6 days - one day a week - so we had Clare's help to move the clutter so the gas man could get in safely and we were safe to live there.
Only 'obvious' rubbish was taken away by Clare over these 6 days - we weren't Clutter Clearing.
Then we started our 7 Step Clutter Clearing Journey.
We were terrified that we wouldn't be able to do it all quickly enough, but Clare spoke to the gas company and agreed with them that as long as we had cleared the room that the boiler was in by the 60 day deadline we'd be able to then clear one room at a time thereafter for each 60 day period.
By the end of the 60 day deadline we'd cleared enough that it was safe for the gas man to get in to service the boiler.
We'd been able to arrange that so that Clare came for her weekly home visit when he came, just so she could reassure him.
We'd also saved enough money to pay for Clare's Clutter Clearing Journey by then.
In the next 60 days we'd kept the hallway and kitchen clear and also cleared the front room so the radiators in there could be checked when the gas man came.
In the next 60 days - so within 6 months of starting - completed Step 1 and Step 2 of the 7 Step Journey and had cleared a LOT of paperwork clutter, and we were creating good habits to make sure the clutter wasn't growing.
Over the next 6 months we continued with our Journey and learnt how to make decisions, and finally cleared the clutter in the lounge, kitchen and dining room (now a craft and hobby room).
By the time we had completely cleared the clutter, it was year later and our home was transformed.
We had keep cleared areas clear.
We'd had all the radiators serviced.
The gas man was able to service our boiler and all our radiators in one go.
And we'd even saved MORE money than it had cost us to have Clare's help.