Inside out decluttering is about the contagious experience of creating permanent positive change.

I’m Kate Doran and I love  what happens when we get rid of what we don’t want, what doesn’t support us, what blocks our view.

It’s not about being tidy or minimalist or organised, unless you want it to be. It’s about the release  and relief that comes from quieting the unwanted “chatter” inside us and around us.

Decluttering is a practical, concrete way to experience the power of conscious choice. Creating permanent positive change through  conscious choice is the mission of inside out decluttering.


Step 1

Give me a call and let’s chat. 1-250-792-1218

Step 2

Half hour consult – free

Either in person or by facetime or skype, you will take me on a tour of your area(s) of concern. We can discuss strategies, possible solutions and where to go from here.

This is a no pressure consult. I want you to be free to decide what feels right for you. I don’t hold any expectation when I come to call.


Ideally we do this in person. Why? If you’re anything like me, inviting me into your home, especially to see the bits you may otherwise hide from guests, can be nerve racking. Better to see how this goes before you’re committed. Also, if we do decide to work together, this step is already out of the way.

Of course, doing this in person isn’t a “deal breaker.” If you live outside my central service area (Parksville to Campbell River) there would be a travel cost associated, so facetime or skype might make more sense.

Step 3

Choose your next step

Two hour planning collaboration – $100

If you want to declutter on your own but would like help coming up with a plan, pointers, and pitfalls, I can help. We can meet in your home, or by facetime or skype.

Three hour project- $150

A specific project we will complete in one shot. This is a great way to kick start decluttering or focus on a specific, narrow type of clutter. The results can be immediate and immensely gratifying. We can accomplish more than you think!

Good three hour projects


  • Papers (90% of them can go!)
  • Spice drawer (didn’t even know it was bugging you, did you?)
  • Bathroom cabinets (small space, BIG impact)
  • Books (assuming you DON’T have strong emotional attachment to all books)
  • Frozen food
  • Linens
  • Christmas clutter

Note: Three hours isn’t enough time if the clutter you’re addressing holds an emotional charge.

Two day project – $350

Most problem areas can be decluttered in two 4 hour sessions over two consecutive days. Immersion in a specific type of clutter will allow you to focus on what you truly want to keep,  and I will support you through those moments of resistance.

Good two day projects


  • Clothes
  • Tools
  • Kitchenware/food
  • Garden equipment
  • Books (assuming you DO have strong emotional attachment to all books)
  • CD’s/DVD’s
  • Office space
  • Sports gear

Eight weeks of coaching – $400

You may prefer a slow, cumulative approach. The eight week program includes:

  • Week one –  2 hour in home  consultation
  • Weeks two – four –  ½ hour phone check in each week
  • Week five – 2 hour in home consultation
  • Weeks six – eight – ½ hour phone check in each week
  • We top it off with 1 hour in your home celebrating the results and chatting about next steps!

None of these services what you’re looking for? Let’s customize!

Five good reasons to hire me

1 – It will get done

By hiring me you are committing the time and focus required to declutter. On your own you can easily talk yourself into delaying your plans but that’s not going to happen when I show up at your door. It’s not that you can’t do it. It’s just that you haven’t.

2 – It will be easier

The truth is that you haven’t decluttered because it feels HARD. You may not have recognized this, thinking you “should” be able to do it on your own. But if you really examine it, you’ll see that the mere idea of decluttering likely leaves you feeling drained. That’s because, on your own, it will actually require an immense amount of focus and thought to get it done. What we call slow thinking – a limited resource!

I will provide most of the slow thinking required, keeping an eye on the big picture so that you need only make small, incremental choices.

3 – It will be fun

OK, I can’t promise this for sure, but I love doing this and that can be infectious. Plus, in my experience, somewhere during the process you will reach a tipping point where you begin to feel the lightness that comes with anticipating a successful result. I’m not exaggerating when I say this can feel euphoric.

4 – It will be safe

I’ve been where you are and I’ve been through the process with lots of people. I know the places people get stuck, the struggle to let certain things go (or give yourself permission to keep them), the resistance that hits part way through.

There’s a rhythm to the process. It takes time to get to the place where you know what you want to keep and what you want to release. I’m there to help you explore at your own pace and assure you we can get there when you feel like we can’t.

Also, I have no skin in the game. I have no preconceived idea of what the result ought to look like. I’m after whatever result feels good to you.

My number one goal is to make decluttering a safe experience for you.

5 – You will gain energy

How much energy is tied up in having decluttering on your to do list?

Picture a pilot light. Even when you aren’t actively thinking about what you “should” be decluttering, the idea is alive somewhere in your judgement. Try to put something away,  prepare for guests or just open the wrong drawer, and your judgement ignites, as if turning on  a gas burner.

All that judgement drains your positive energy, even that little pilot light. Decluttering removes the fuel so the flame goes out, leaving you with more positive energy than you had before.

Who doesn’t want that?