Renewed Interiors: declutter to design

by Alex Gadsby in Derby, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th December 2019 we successfully raised £1,281 with 39 supporters in 47 days

I’m launching a decluttering and design service that will change your relationship with your stuff, sustainably, personally and beautifully.

by Alex Gadsby in Derby, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

I will use any extra funds to:

  • buy sustainably sourced boxes and organising materials
  • invest in my skills and become a trained,  accredited member of the Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers

Making your home more you

Renewed Interiors is a decluttering, organising and interior design service empowering you to take control of your stuff and love where you live.

About Renewed Interiors

The place you call home has a huge impact on your overall wellbeing.

Research has shown that cluttered, disorganised spaces can make you more stressed - from the thought of tackling a messy space to the attachment to physical objects weighing you down literally and psychologically. 

At the same time, our brains respond positively to organised spaces, especially ones that are beautiful to look at.

I help you work through your stuff, using tried and tested methods designed to gently challenge your thinking and set you up to tackle things with confidence. 

Once your space is more organised, I’m there to help you style and design it to better meet your needs and reflect your true self.

Why I started this

I set up Renewed Interiors after getting frustrated with 'one size fits all' decluttering approaches, and expensive, unsustainable interior design.

When I began decluttering my own home, I tried what felt like every method going. But it was difficult to stay motivated tackling things on my own. And I always seemed to end up back at square one - in a messy space that wasn't meeting my needs. 

Things started to stick when I started combining different decluttering methods with coaching techniques and habit forming psychology. I roped in my partner to hold me to account and before long I was well on my way to a decluttered home.

Then I was faced with a new challenge: a bunch of tidy but uninspiring rooms! I wanted our home to be calm, cosy and a reflection of us - but after decluttering everywhere felt bare and boring.

I started looking for interior design inspiration but everything was either wildly expensive, or so trend-led I knew I’d want to get rid of it in a few months. Plus it was encouraging me to add yet more stuff back in to my nicely decluttered space!

I realised there was little guidance or advice out there for making a newly decluttered home look lovely without bringing in lots more stuff. 

Using my background in design and keen eye for a second hand bargain, I began designing and styling starting with what I already owned. I stopped mindlessly buying 'essential pieces' and started making more conscious and deliberate shopping choices for our home.

I wondered if others faced the same problem, and before long I was helping friends and family work through their stuff and rethink their spaces. And I loved it!

I want to help more people declutter and design their homes to fit their needs in sustainable, affordable and beautiful ways, without resorting to expensive fixes.

How it works

First, I take time to understand your needs, lifestyle, habits and motivations.

Then, we start tackling a space together, designing new organising systems and habits that fit your lifestyle and needs.

After that, I can help you design and style decluttered spaces to complement your favourite belongings and personal tastes.

I’ll leave you with a personal action plan empowering you to continue your decluttering journey long after I've gone.

What you'll fund

I've been lucky enough to get accepted on Natwest's Back Her Business Side Hustle competition, receiving up to £500 support for my project.


I only unlock this funding if I raise £200 from 5 supporters and another £500 from another 30 supporters.

As well as helping to launch Renewed Interiors, your generous support will help create packages and online support materials to empower people wherever they’re based.

It will also help me invest in more sustainable, eco friendly storage options.

Thank you so much for your support!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Personal declutter action plan

Usually £35 - save £10 A personal action plan to help you tackle a space in your home. Send me photos of your space and I’ll work with you to create a personal declutter action plan based on your unique needs and circumstances. You’ll also get an optional 30 minute follow up video call for extra motivation and tips.

£5 or more

Declutter cheat sheet

No time for an appointment? Get a downloadable cheat sheet with 5 top practical tips to decluttering that lasts.

£15 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Personalised declutter cheat sheet

A personalised guide to decluttering based on your unique motivations and habits. You’ll take a special survey designed to uncover your needs, motivations and habits. Based on your answers, I’ll give you 5 tailored recommendations based on what’s most likely to help your own decluttering efforts last.

£30 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Declutter consultation

Usually £35 - save £5. Only available in a 30 mile radius of Derby (DE1). A one hour declutter consultation at your home. Are you struggling to tackle a problem area? Is there one part of your home that's a magnet for stuff? After you complete a special survey, I'll come to yours and help you come up with an action plan for decluttering and organising your space. You'll get plenty of tips and advice specific to your space and needs.

£90 or more

0 of 5 claimed

3 hour home declutter session

Usually £105 - save £15. Only available in a 30 mile radius of Derby (DE1). Need help getting started decluttering? I’ll come to your home and help you tackle a problem area. You’ll also get a personal action plan to help you stay motivated and tackle other areas of your home after I’ve gone.

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Declutter to design

Usually £315 - save £65. Only available in a 60 mile radius of Derby (DE1) 3 decluttering and design sessions (3 hours each) at your home over 3 months. At the first session, we’ll uncover your needs, begin tackling an area together and create your personal action plan. At the second session, we’ll continue in the same space, or move on to another area. At the third session, we’ll declutter again or design a decluttered space.

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