Green and Tidy: International Professional Organizer

Liberating you from the shackles of chaos and disorganisation

A little bit about me

Picture of RachelI liberate busy people – like you – from the shackles of chaos and disorganisation.

I give you the practical tools you need for peace of mind – 

and to succeed in whatever you’ve set your heart on.

If you’ve arrived at this page having joined Green & Tidy, welcome!

I can’t wait to help you achieve your dreams.

Comment below to tell me what you could do if you were organised and clutter-free.

If you haven’t yet joined, click here for FREE decluttering training…

…and regular decluttering and organizing tips and motivation – directly from me.

Decluttering and organising run through me like Brighton (where I live, innit?!) through seaside rock.

Few things make me happier than getting rid of unnecessary stuff, finding better ways to organise my belongings, freeing up space in my home, or creating new storage space.

I positively glow with happiness for days after I reorganize a cupboard or drawer.

Through Green and Tidy, these skills and experience are available to you in your home.

Imagine it…

..peace of mind…

…being able to lay your hand on anything you’re looking for right away…

…being proud of your home…

…not tripping over stuff all the time…

…no more arguments about clutter with your other half…

…sleeping well…

…living in a clean ordered environment…

…having space to breathe and create…

…not wasting time, money or STUFF.

That’s the Green and Tidy way and, with my help, you can totally do it.

Want to know how I got here? This is my story…

I was born lucky. I’ve got a Mum who 1) is super-organised and 2) was a teacher.

She brought me up to love decluttering and organising so that being organised comes naturally to me.

I’m grateful for that every day.

After I left home, like most young people, I moved pretty frequently…

…until finally I bought my own place in my beloved Brighton (on the South coast of the UK).

Seven years later I was running out of space!

I was buying lots of vintage clothes and…

…whenever another beautiful 1940s dress arrived…

…I was half, “Ooh look at the shiny thing!”…

and half “Aargh! Where am I going to put it?!

All my cupboards and drawers were rammed full.

And by the way, I’m talking about a three bedroom house – with a loft! – which I’d managed to fill single-handed!

How had that happened to someone like me, who’s naturally organised and LOVES decluttering?!

The fact is that even I hadn’t realised how much stuff builds up unless you declutter on a regular basis.

Now that I was no longer moving house every year or so…

…I had no reason to go through my stuff…

…and it was just growing and growing.

I’d buy something…

…only to find I’d wasted my money – and the world’s resources…

…because I already had one!

And I HATE waste!!

The breaking point was a bottle of correction fluid.Correction fluid

Yep! Something as small as that.

When I came across one at the back of a drawer, having just bought more…

…I knew I had to tackle my clutter backlog.

So I systematically decluttered my whole house.

But…

…I didn’t tell anyone I was doing it!

Why not?

Because all my life, I’d been teased about being so organised.

“You’ve indexed your music?! You’ve got too much time on your hands!”

“Haven’t you got more interesting things to do than put your herbs and spices in alphabetical order?!”

I’d learned to keep my natural organising ability secret…

…even though I KNEW how much easier my life was because of it!

Then the recession happened…

…the bottom dropped out of my business…

…and I had to find another way to live.

So I got a coach to help me work out what I had to offer the world.

And, no matter what exercise we did…

…no matter what question she asked…

…every single time…

…the results were the same.

The thing I simply can’t HELP doing, is bringing order to chaos.

Show me a cluttered space, and I’m straight in there reorganizing it.

Every place I’d ever worked…

…I’d end up tidying the stationery cupboard, setting up recycling systems and sorting out the communal kitchen…

…even though I was being paid to do something else!

While I’m browsing in the library, looking for my next book to read…

…I spot the titles that have been wrongly shelved…

…and pop them back where they belong.

My path couldn’t have been clearer.

My mission in life is to share my secrets to organized living.

But, here’s the thing…

…I didn’t WANT to be a Professional Organizer!

(By the way, I didn’t even know it was A Thing!)

The LAST thing I wanted to do was shout about my organizing skills.

In fact, I’d spent decades keeping them secret!

(Decades in which I’d done a Psychology degree…

…trained as a personal development coach…

…and developed a straightforward decluttering process that works anywhere).

But I couldn’t ignore such a clear message.

So, in 2010, I set up Green and Tidy…

…in secret.

Yep, you heard me right.

When I first launched Green and Tidy…

…I tried to do it quietly!

I didn’t mind strangers finding out about it…

…but I didn’t want my friends and family to know what I was up to!

Luckily for me, the strangers who found out about it had other ideas!

I started getting messages like

“You really understand the problem. You GET ME!!”

“I’m not stuck and hopeless about clutter anymore. In fact I’m raring to go!”

“You’ve made such an impact on so many people’s lives. It’s amazing! AWESOME!”

Those first, lovely clients pushed me to shout louder, and the more I did…

…the more people LOVED how I helped them.

NO one laughed. NO one teased me.

When I told people what I did…

…they either said, “Oh man! Do I need you?!”

…or, “You have to help my friend/Mum/neighbour/husband/wife!”

Creating Green and Tidy made me love a side of myself I’d been embarrassed about!

I’ll be honest…

…I STILL get embarrassed sometimes.

I think of a superb organizing secret to share with you…

…one that makes my life so much easier…

…and I think, “Is this going to make me look like an over-obsessed organizing geek?

I’ve learned to push through that…

…and make the video anyway.

Because I’m making people’s LIVES work.

And that makes a little bit of embarrassment totally worth it.

Comment below to tell me what a clutter-free and organized home would mean for you.

PS Watch this video to learn my simple, foolproof 7 step decluttering process.

And watch this video for a less than 2 minute summary.

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