Before and After photos

Before and after photos are used to show our clients their progress on becoming decluttered and more organised.

Dealing with clutter on your own can be an overwhelming task. That’s why it pays to have professional help.

Did you know that around 40% of Australians feel anxious, guilty, depressed, embarrassed and overwhelmed by their clutter and 90% of homes have at least one cluttered room – many three or more?

If clutter affects the way you work and live – Finer Details can help you.

Finer Details’ experienced professional home and office organiser’s work with you, applying and teaching problem-solving techniques to produce solutions tailored to your individual needs.

Here is a small sample of what Finer Details can do. Just think of the possibilities! When you are ready to make a change – Contact us  to make your booking.

Home Office

Before office was decluttered, client felt overwhelmed by disorganised paperwork

Before

Problem:

  • Paper clutter from many years
  • Unsure of what to keep
  • Lack of systems to keep track

After office was organised, client felt in control

After

Solution:

  • Compile categories for easy reference
  • Implement system for ongoing management
  • Client learnt skills to continue project on her own

Fridge

Before the fridge was decluttered by Sara and Heather of Finer Details Concierge & Organiser Services

Before

Problem:

  • No clearly defined areas for fresh and cooked items
  • Spills not contained
  • Items still bagged not visible

After the fridge was organized by Sara and Heather of Finer Details Concierge & Organiser Services

After

Solution:

  • Label shelves and containers
  • Line shelves and container items
  • Unbag and sort fresh food items

 

Pantry

Before the pantry was decluttered by Sara and Heather of Finer Details Concierge & Organiser Services

Before

Problem:

  • Out of date items
  • Likeminded items not together
  • Need of storage containers for opened items

After the pantry was organized by Sara and Heather of Finer Details Concierge & Organiser Services

After

Solution:

  • Removed out of date items
  • Group similar items in same spot
  • Purchase containers to keep food fresh

Walk-in-robe

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

Before

Problem:

  • Preparing house for sale
  • No clear areas for categories
  • Inadequate storage items used

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

After

Solution:

  • Donate or bin unwanted items
  • Designate areas for wardrobe contents
  • Purchase consistent storage items and label

Sewing Room

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

Before

Problem:

  • Excess sewing items
  • No consistent storage areas
  • Room being used for dumping ground

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

After

Solution:

  • Sort and categorise sewing paraphernalia
  • Assign areas for like minded items
  • Relocate all items not related to room purpose

Home Storage

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

Before

Problem:

  • Storage room used as dumping ground
  • Rarely used items taking up prime real estate
  • Unwanted and unneeded items stored

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

After

Solution:

  • Ascertain what items are to be stored in area
  • Relocate archive documents to top shelf
  • Donate and remove anything no longer needed or wanted

Room Swap

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

Before

Problem:

  • Clients busy & unable to allocate time to task
  • Swap study for teenage bedroom
  • One room larger than other
  • Moving large items of furniture

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

After

Solution:

  • Finer Details completed work whilst family was out
  • Empty one room completely
  • Plan location of items before moving pieces
  • Use slide glides for easy moving of large furniture
  • Introduce simple organising solutions to help keep both rooms organised

Home Office

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

Before

Problem:

  • Resources needed to be collated
  • Home accounts not easily found
  • Excess of unnecessary paper

Heather Gibson and Sara Hall, Personal Concierge and Professional Organisers

After

Solution:

  • Sort paperwork into categories
  • Remove double ups and unwanted items
  • Strategise on system for future incoming paper

Lounge cupboards

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Busy mum with small children
  • Linen cupboard overload
  • Space not functional

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Declutter items damaged and no longer used
  • Least used items in higher locations
  • Easy and clear access to everyday items

Living Room

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • TV cabinet stuffed with various family members’ belongings
  • No clear areas sorted
  • Family reluctant to help tidy

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • sort and group into relevant categories
  • Donate unwanted items
  • Less cluttered makes things easier to locate

Decluttering ready for eldery relative moving in

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Aging parent coming to live
  • Spare room currently used for storage
  • Unsure where to start

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Declutter and sort.
  • Be realistic about what is actually used
  • 2 car loads of donations removed

Study

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Study area filled with memorabilia and excess paperwork
  • No clear idea on what to keep
  • Family member coming to stay

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Review and keep only necessary paperwork
  • Store memorabilia in containers
  • Set up an incoming mail station

Renovation declutter and pack

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Home renovations about to start
  • Partner away overseas
  • Need items packed and decluttered

Back store room after

After

Solution:

  • Colour coded packing system for room allocation
  • Declutter items no longer wanted
  • Large task completed in a quicker time frame

Garage

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • After moving client had items not needed
  • Some boxes from move still unpacked
  • Area not set up effectively

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Decluttered garage
  • Organised shelving with like-minded items together
  • Took away 2 car loads of charity items

Bedroom

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Pending move to smaller home
  • Couldn’t locate items when needed
  • Overwhelmed by task

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Guided and supported client through declutter process
  • Sorting showed client double ups in possesions
  • Reduced amount of clothes to accommodate new situation

Teacher's Study

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Mix of personal paperwork, teacher aides and craft items
  • Lack of systems
  • No desk space to work
  • No time to sort area

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Decluttered area
  • Created systems and a place for everything
  • Cleared working space
  • 2 consultants worked with client for quicker result

Craft room and study

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Young child to look after and husband often away
  • Client decided she owned too much stuff
  • No space to work on crafts
  • Client was making slow progress on own
  • In need of guidance and a helping hand

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Decluttered room to remove excess
  • Changed room layout for work flow
  • Organised area
  • Client felt like massive amount of pressure had been lifted
  • Motivated to continue organising other areas on her own

Office storeroom

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Storeroom not used effectively
  • Non relevant items in production area
  • Items not easy to access or put back

after storeroom declutter

After

Solution:

  • Determined often used and seldom used items
  • Rearranged items to create more space
  • Improved accessability

Office stationery

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Stationery scattered around office
  • Staff unsure where to locate supplies
  • Easy  to access shelving used to store archive boxes

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Stored all stationery into one area
  • Put like-minded items together
  • Staff input to ensure systems worked for workflow

Craft room

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Widowed single mum with little free time
  • Attempted to organise, but gave up after feeling too overwhelmed
  • Unsure how to store memorabilia

After Craft room

After

Solution:

  • Decluttered area
  • Rearranged room for effective work flow
  • Provided storage solutions and ideas

City business storeroom

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • L-shaped storeroom with 2 entrances
  • Had become dumping ground
  • Difficult street access
  • No room for archive boxes
  • Busy time poor staff

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Assessed area, accessibility and researched storage options
  • Coordinated trades to remove rubbish, charity items and install new shelving
  • Removed broken and unwanted items
  • Provided easy access to all items stored

City business storage cage

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

Before

Problem:

  • Moved location and boxes were stored with no system
  • Records filed by consultant and were not labelled for easy identification
  • Records dating back more than 7 years, no longer needed and taking up space
  • Cardboard boxes falling apart and losing contents
  • No time to organise area

Sara Hall and Heather Gibson, personal concierge and Professional Organisers from Finer Details Concierge and Organising Services

After

Solution:

  • Separated financial records from client records
  • Sorted records by year
  • Destroyed records no longer needed as specified by client
  • Sourced, purchased and delivered plastic containers
  • Created simple and effective labelling system
  • Stored containers for easy access according to clients requirements