About Us

Ideal Living is a home organisation service
born out of a real story

Anne Wyn Jones Ideal Living with a cup of tea

Helping others to organise their home

“Ideal Living emerged when a  friend’s daughter was returning home. It was an opportunity to reclaim their spare bedroom which had become a dumping ground. Old gym equipment, files, ‘an upcycling project, and remnant carpet had to go.

My friend was not looking forward to what lay ahead so I offered to help. Within six weeks the room was cleared, re-decorated, new carpet laid, soft furnishings scattered. 

I found the process most satisfying, as  I successfully co-ordinated the revamp. Realising others could benefit from this service, I set up Ideal Living”.

The winning skills to support you

Anne’s backround is in County Court advocacy, law administration and training all of which are useful skills for Ideal Living. 

Since 2014 Anne has tided, organised and supported clients  who have gone on to recommend and hire her again and again. 

Ideal Living can help to make the transition from a family home to a small manageable property or a change in home environment as seamless as possible. Professional services regularly instruct Ideal Living; working in partnership with them, helping their clients receive appropriate and satisfactory support.

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Getting you to where you want to go, effortlessly

Let us take the strain out of your home worries making sure your transition is seamless. By the time we leave, clients often feel physically and emotionally lighter. 

For the first time in a long time, they have a spring in their step feeling settled in their home, successfully adjusted to their new home environment.

Need help in your home? Just call Anne

Frequently Asked Questions

It is ok! I offer your first consultation for free. Here you have the opportunity to explain your situation and ask any questions you may have. All my clients are reassured by this meeting and are able to make a decision whether this is the right service they need and whether I am the right person for the job. 

Each session is a minimum of three hours. How many you need depends on the services you require, the size of your home and your time constraints. I give you an estimate on how many sessions initially, and should anything differ through the course of our working together, discuss it with you, so you are aware of potential changes. 

I am not judgemental about any home I visit and discreetly, keep all our dealings in strictest confidence. In my time I have seen many disorganised homes, more importantly I have seen the joy it brings to my clients when I use my skills to tidy and organise. The end result, the burden that is lifted, I can assure you will surpass your initial embarrassment. 

Organising and tidying a home is charged at an hourly rate. I estimate how many hours it will take before I commence. When I assist in a house move, my charge is a percentage of the agreed sale price.

I undertake each instruction in the strictest confidence. I do not discuss client matters with any unauthorised person. Should you require it, I am happy to sign a Confidentiality Agreement. 

When repair issues come to light I oversee and monitor those repairs on your behalf. Usually I get three quotes for the work and discuss the best contractor with you. I ensure that all worked areas are left in a left clean and tidy condition and any excess rubbish/work material is taken away.

Ideal Living is based in York in the UK and many of our clients are in the North. However, we cover the whole of UK, so wherever you are moving, we are here to help. 

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