Hi I'm Anna Roberts and I own and run South Wales-based Get Sorted - the service that helps you clear space in your life.
I decided to set up in business in 2010 after years of project managing home refurbishments for friends and helping them to declutter and organise their lives. This included:
I think I have good people skills. It's about listening, empathising and motivating people. I can read people quickly and know when they want me to persuade them to let go of something just as I know when someone is tired .. or panicking about letting go.
My background is in freelance television journalism, documentary production, education and training.
But a keen interest throughout has been property. I have bought to sell and to let and I have project managed the refurbishments (doing quite a lot of the practical work myself). I love a challenge and very little fazes me.
I used to hold on to things so I can empathise with people who find it hard to let go. It was when I moved overseas and back again a few times that I became an avid declutterer.
Having been self-employed for most of my working life I know how to keep, file and prepare paperwork for annual tax returns. My work in television required me to source and store mountains of information and contacts in different fields. So I bring practical knowledge and experience to the business.
Now, I also project manage a Welsh Government funded training programme for media professionals on behalf of the National Union of Journalists on a part-time, freelance basis.
Last year, I embarked on a training course to become an Executive Coach & Mentor at the University of South Wales and was delighted to qualify with an ILM Level 7 in January 2016. I have been able to bring the techniques I learned on the course to my decluttering business as I find them very effective.
Get Sorted is a member of the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers, UK. The business is fully insured for Public Liability and Professional Indemnity (please see certificate on home page).