Our Decluttering Process: Here's What You Can Expect
We understand that working with a professional organizer is an investment, so we wanted to walk you through our process today, discussing with you what exactly you can expect.
While I had every intention of becoming a kindergarten teacher about mid-way through college I made a drastic move and switched to interior design! Graduating with a B.A. in interior design from Marymount University a couple of years later, I eagerly stepped into the world of design.
Following my husband to south-eastern Virginia while he earned his doctorate, I secured a job at a local interior design boutique, Sisters Unique, where I played a variety of roles including: merchandising manager, sales associate, and junior designer. It was there that I discovered my gift for interior styling and there that I found the confidence to start my own business a few years later when the store suddenly closed.
Armed with a degree, in-field training and a natural intuition for design and discerning people’s needs and style, I started Making Room for Peace in the summer of 2017. Since then, I have worked on a number of projects in both residential and commercial design.
Making Room for Peace is a design studio that specializes in interior styling and decluttering. Based in Virginia, our team has worked on a number of projects including both commercial and residential, as well as some renovation. After meeting with our clients, we work to create custom floor plans, elevations, and rendered sketches that reflect not only our client’s style but how they live.
In a world that values speed and efficiency, we embrace a slower pace of living. Our calming presence brings peace into the spaces that we work in, as we take the time to listen and to get to know our clients. Through our attention to detail, we are able to create spaces that not only reflect our client’s style but how they live.
We believe in using every part of our client’s story while simultaneously encouraging them to let go of the things that are no longer serving them. We want their space to be one that reflects not only where they’ve been but where they are and where they are headed next. We do this by helping them to reflect on their core values, and by being intentional about what they have in their home.
During our consultation, we will meet up in your home (or commercial space) to get to know one another and to provide an opportunity to discuss the expectations for the project. During this time, we will also take photos, measurements and notes. All consultations are free of charge.
Following our Consultation, we will email you a proposal for the estimated amount of time the design process will take as well as an estimate for the total cost. We will also send over a contract to be signed and returned. Once everything is in, we officially start the design process!
Coming alongside our clients, we work room by room letting go of what is no longer loved, used or needed; while also identifying items that we plan to: keep, donate, recycle, or trash.* Clients are able to feel peace during this process as we center in our their core values and goals for the space. Our team will bring order and style to your home, creating systems specifically tailored to your needs and lifestyle. The cost of each session is $75/HR.
*I am happy to drop off your “donate” and “recycle” items at local centers for a small, additional fee. This includes home decor and small-scale furniture; medium - large scale pieces will need to be taken care of by the client.
The results? Our calming presence brings peace into the spaces that we work in, as we take the time to listen and to get to know our clients. Through our attention to detail, we are able to create spaces that not only reflect our client’s style but how they live.
We believe in using every part of our client’s story but also encourage them to let go of the things that are no longer serving them. We want their space to be one that reflects not only where they’ve been, but where they are and where they are headed next. We do this by helping them to reflect on their core values, and by being intentional about what they have in their home.
“I am so grateful that I made the investment to have Anna Beth style my office. She brought such a peaceful spirit to the process and really took the time to understand my business and my vision. Clients and colleagues consistently comment on how much they love the office. Flexible and detail-oriented, Anna Beth really has an amazing eye for design. I highly recommend her and Making Room for Peace for any styling and decluttering projects.”
“I really wish I took a ‘before’ picture of our sun-room, because it was out of control! It had become our storage room and was filled with boxes and random things we don’t use anymore. I’ve been wanting to clean out this room and do some decluttering but every time I thought about it, I would get overwhelmed. I hired Making Room for Peace to come and help me and I cannot thank her enough for her help and expertise! We cleared out the sun-room in one morning and I feel so much calmer being in this space now, instead of stressed and anxious like before. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your house and the amount of stuff piling up, please do yourself a favor and reach out to Making Room for Peace, you will not regret it!”
“For those who haven’t met Anna Beth, her presence is calming, her ideas simplistic enough not to be overwhelmed by the task at hand but most of all, she is genuine and kindhearted!”
“I was at a point in my life when my house was hopelessly disorganized. When I saw the card for Making Room for Peace on a message board at the Coffee House, I immediately took one. A lovely young lady, Anna Beth demonstrated knowledge and experience throughout our sessions. She explained what she planned to do and the costs associated with it. She offered affordable prices for her work. So, I knew where we would start and what we would do each day. I worked with her so I that I knew what to toss and what to save. She magically turned my kitchen around, using her decluttering tricks to save space. She taught me that I really don’t need everything that I have. As bag after bag was carried out of the house there was more and more space. It was incredible.”
“Anna Beth’s input and design sense got me ‘unstuck’ and motivated to get these last details done so that our house now feels like a home.”