How Decluttering Improves Our Mental Health

Hi! My name is Joyce

The founder and CEO of the No1 Recovery Decluttering and Cleaning Service based in Loughton – Essex. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer your home and mind. Your mental health begins in a clean and clutter from home. Only then can you be more productive and live happy.

We ensure our services will help you tackle any personal or business space with absolutely NO judgement. 

I want to help you maintain a space that is personal to your needs so you feel comfortable and relaxed in your environment!

Why I started this social enterprise?

During her time as a teacher – almost two decades – Joyce came into daily contact with children who were struggling to deal with life outside of the classroom. Home was not the safe, secure, supporting haven that many assume it is. Parents with life-challenging, life-threatening illnesses reverse the role of a carer – the child assumes a heavy responsibility, often not recognised by official services.

Joyce noticed that these children would turn up to school with poor personal hygiene, they would struggle with uniform, homework, finances and feeding themselves. They would be picked on, targeted by other children who would see their tiredness and mistake it for weakness. They would become isolated, would fail to achieve their potential, and would often match this with behavioural and social issues within the school – which should have been their sanctuary.

Joyce understood these children – they are not at risk, unhappy, abused – they were struggling to support those they loved. They were not equipped to fight their battles and needed support to meet their challenges, to meet their potential and to flourish again.

Taking on the task of working with these children, Joyce realised that some of the needs were simple – and could be achieved. She offered her own time and resources to help with cleaning, decluttering, ironing – all offered on a non-judgemental, no cost basis. She often found her offers declined as she was a senior teacher – and that was not what they believed a teacher should be doing. In order to do her job as a teacher, the lives of those she taught needed to be cleared, so that a pathway was available to them. Without some order being restored to their chaos, they would be frustrated in achieving their full potential.

As her offers were being declined, Joyce set out to find a charity or support organisation that she could work alongside to meet this need. None existed. Joyce had her own moment of clarity – if none existed, she would have to be that innovator. Her aim was simple – to provide a support service for children who were working as unseen carers, who were holding their own dreams and potential back because of their love for their parents. Just because of their love for their parents and to find a way of supporting these heroes and giving them their smiles back.

What are the Benefits of Decluttering and Organising Services?

Saves Time

When you are organised, not having to search 8 different drawers for a working pen or bring out your entire wardrobe to find your favourite shirt is a huge time saver and helps alleviate frustration.

Saves Space

If you have a family, are pressed for space, or have a room that appears to be shrinking by the day, reclaiming that space might provide you the physical and mental space to breathe and feel less burdened.


Reduced Tension/Stress

Physically organising, decluttering, and restoring order to a space can have a similar effect on the mind. It gives your mind a positive focus, helping you to concentrate on what is most important in life.


Saves Money

We’re all guilty of making duplicate purchases, but an organised approach can help you eliminate additional costs, waste, and even increase your appreciation for the products you already own.



De-cluttering and organising is also an excellent opportunity for charitable contributions. Your unwanted belongings may find a second life as someone else’s treasure. You may also possess stuff that you can sell!


Move Effortlessly

By decluttering and organising your home before relocating, you may save time, energy, and money. You may concentrate on the larger details and plan ahead for your relocation, making it less stressful and less hurried.

Who Can We Help?

Everyone and Anyone

If you have located us, you have already taken the initial step. There may be a single space, a closet, a kitchen, a playroom, or multiple spaces that require attention. There are moments when we all require further advice! 

No Time

You might work long hours, have a family to care for, a new residence to move into, or hobbies and interests that take precedence. There are moments in everyone’s lives when they are overburdened, and it can be of great assistance to have that burden lifted.

Beyond Space

Too many items? No time to declutter? Children moved out or new members of the family moved in? If you are beginning to feel uncomfortable in your home’s remaining space, organising and decluttering might help restore order so you can breathe and live happy. 

Act now – Talk to us.

 Once you are ready to take the next step call or send us an email. 

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We will discuss your requirements and objectives, as well as the cost, and any concerns or issues that you may have.

It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know us and to clarify expectations in addition to seeing the space you have available and the storage options you might find useful before your session.

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