Hello there. (That’s me age three with my plastic inflatable duck and that’s also me on the AM show talking to Duncan Garner about decluttering, with an expression on my face that makes me squirm!).
It’s important to know something about the person that you’re thinking of inviting into your home, so here’s a little bit about me:
I’m Liz Bradley, and I’ve been a Kiwi for 45 of my 50 years. I’ve worked in libraries for most of my life, where my roles have always involved listening to and helping people, keeping things organised and finding things quickly.
My passion for helping women to transform their homes into a clutter-free, beautiful and efficient space comes from my personally breaking free from a life of fear-based “hoarding”.
We started out as most young couples do, living very frugally and saving hard for our future security. We lived as our parents had lived, making do and keeping EVERYTHING, just in case. Because I’ve always been a naturally organised person, that’s how I managed the sheer volume of stuff we owned. But as we got older our financial status improved, yet our lifestyle was still based on an unfounded fear of poverty. I eventually came to realise that this didn’t align with my emerging personal desire for living a life that wasn’t fixated on accumulating things.
So a few years ago I moved from my former big home to a tiny apartment, and discovered the delight in having less stuff to manage. The blog post in the link below is the story of how I did it. When I realised that life is to be enjoyed, that I deserved more and accumulating things was not the answer, I knew I had to share this message with other women.
My life has led me to being a Professional Organiser, working in my clients’ homes to make their lives easier, happier, more organised and free of the clutter that holds them back from the life they want to live.
I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by a house stuffed full of Things. That’s why I became a Professional Organiser.
Stories about me have been featured in:
I’m a Professional member of the Institute Of Professional Organisers.