Hi, I’m Di Kelly, owner of Simply Organised and I live in Claygate, near Esher. In my previous life I was an analyst for a large bank, where I spent nearly 20 years organising data (I have always loved putting things in boxes). Feeling rather institutionalised and lacking passion for what I did, I left the city in 2015, not really knowing what I was going to do next.
I have always had a love of interiors and clothes and regularly reorganised and edited my own room and wardrobe as a child. After reading a well known book on decluttering, I thoroughly edited and reorganised my own home; as a naturally untidy person with an 8 year old son, 2 cats, a dog and a husband to look after, it really has been life changing! The sense of calm it has brought to our family has been amazing. Our space has become more relaxing and my days have became so more efficient as everything has a place; life has become much simpler too and I find I have more time to spend doing the things I love.
I had a light bulb moment when I realised this was something I could help others do too; I joined (and trained with) APDO (Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers) in 2016 and the rest is history...it gives me an enormous amount of pleasure seeing how a simpler, more organised home can make such a difference to an individual or a family.
I will work sensitively with you to help you make decisions about your belongings and together we will devise new ways of storing the items you wish to keep. I can help you with paperwork, wardrobe edits, loft clearances, create order and space in your kitchen, playroom or garage, declutter and stage your home ready for sale, or help you unpack once you have moved. I’m passionate about the environment and will work with you to recycle or re-home any items you chose to discard.
My aim is to help you create a simple and calm home, where everything has a place.