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Declutterbugs is a decluttering service, delivered through charities, that helps people sort out their homes in exchange for any unwanted goods that can be sold by the charities in their thrift shops.

Declutterbugs is a decluttering service, delivered through charities, that helps people sort out their homes in exchange for any unwanted goods that can be sold by the charities in their thrift shops.

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A digital tool that helps young people 'bank' their experiences in an online 'vault' (which they can view as a timeline) and then retrieve at a later date, already formatted into a CV template specific to their job application.

A digital tool that helps young people 'bank' their experiences in an online 'vault' (which they can view as a timeline) and then retrieve at a later date, already formatted into a CV template specific to their job application.

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Lydia commented on UPDATED: Declutterbugs 2.0

Hi Rosalyn and thanks very much for the feedback. I think pivoting towards a greater focus on storytelling, memories and sentimental value (with helping raise funds for charity becoming a secondary benefit) has been one of the most important developments for the concept over the course of this challenge. I'm very grateful to everyone who has helped steer it more in this direction as I think it's absolutely the right way to go.

In terms of how to operationalise, we'd recently talked about Declutterbugs being a franchise that any charity could chose to sign up for. I think an independent, not-for-profit organisation would offer similar benefits so, at a future stage, we'd need to work out which model is more suitable, but the idea that it can be linked to a range of charities is clearly important.

Glad that you're so enthusiastic about the concept and fingers crossed there will be an opportunity to develop it further in due course!

Thanks again for taking the time!

Lydia

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Lydia commented on UPDATED: Declutterbugs 2.0

Wow - thanks for all the great evaluations so far. I'm so pleased that all our work together on Declutterbugs 2.0 is getting such a broadly positive response from the community.

If you're on the virtual team and you've not yet evaluated the concept I'd be hugely grateful if you could! And please spread the word amongst your friends too - the more feedback we can get, the better!

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Lydia commented on Overdelivery

Hi Dave,

So it's been suggested to me that our concepts could act as referring partners for each other. For example, when an Overdeliverer is in the home of an elderly person and notices that the clutter has got a bit out of control perhaps they could mention Declutterbugs?

Similarly, if Declutterbugs are helping someone clear out their fridge.
/freezer/cupboards and happen to notice there's not a lot of fresh/good food, they could perhaps mention Overdelivery?

There might be scope for these 2 ideas to become 'twinned services' in some way, to help reduce the cost of marketing but also reach the target market more effectively.

Anyway, just a thought and good luck with your concept!