Nici Stanford
I am the one with the freaky ‘gift’ of loving to declutter, make order and make things look good.  I will be your friend and hold your hand through the sometimes painful, steps to a simpler lifestyle. I can teach you the secrets to an organised, stylish life
Nici Stanford
I am the one with the freaky ‘gift’ of loving to declutter, make order and make things look good.  I will be your friend and hold your hand through the sometimes painful, steps to a simpler lifestyle. I can teach you the secrets to an organised, stylish life

About Nici

If you can be born neat – I was.

I hung things up, I folded, I ordered, I lined up, I organised by colour. My mother did, my father did, my grandparents did. I thought everyone did.’ Weirdo’ I hear you say.

Childhood was a journey of wonderment for me. How could you not make your bed? How could clothes be left on the floor?  Staying in other people’s homes was scary and amazing.

As I grew up I started to make order in other peoples lives and found they loved it. I created Sydney concierge business Wife Without Strings. The business was based on my amazing grandmother, Doris. She looked after three daughters and a successful husband. She ran a beautiful home and looked like a lady at all times.  Sewing for all, cutting out patterns, knitting jumpers, cooking when nothing came pre prepared, gardened, arranged stunning floral displays, gave time to others and managed and loved every item in a large house. My grandfather had a demanding job and would not know how the oven worked. My grandmother was a total, one woman, house keeping team.

Wife Without Strings aimed to provide this ‘wife’ to busy Sydney households. ‘Wives’ shopped, organised, cooked, took dogs to vets, managed bills, booked holidays.

32 employees, lots of lessons and 11 years later I sold the business.

I consult now as a stylist and declutterer and have seen many homes, families and the ways people live. How they use space and deal with their possessions. People live in beautiful homes, yet live with unpacked boxes in the lounge room. Paperwork piles up. Broken things didn’t get fixed. Loved things are not respected.

We all work so hard yet live without the calm of an ordered life. Life doesn’t seem to have a great quality. I have formed plans to help us all live in a simpler, calmer, more organised way.

Welcome to Life Without Strings. 

About Nici

If you can be born neat – I was.

I hung things up, I folded, I ordered, I lined up, I organised by colour. My mother did, my father did, my grandparents did. I thought everyone did.’ Weirdo’ I hear you say.

Childhood was a journey of wonderment for me. How could you not make your bed? How could clothes be left on the floor?  Staying in other people’s homes was scary and amazing.

As I grew up I started to make order in other peoples lives and found they loved it. I created Sydney concierge business Wife Without Strings. The business was based on my amazing grandmother, Doris. She looked after three daughters and a successful husband. She ran a beautiful home and looked like a lady at all times.  Sewing for all, cutting out patterns, knitting jumpers, cooking when nothing came pre prepared, gardened, arranged stunning floral displays, gave time to others and managed and loved every item in a large house. My grandfather had a demanding job and would not know how the oven worked. My grandmother was a total, one woman, house keeping team.

Wife Without Strings aimed to provide this ‘wife’ to busy Sydney households. ‘Wives’ shopped, organised, cooked, took dogs to vets, managed bills, booked holidays.

32 employees, lots of lessons and 11 years later I sold the business.

I consult now as a stylist and declutterer and have seen many homes, families and the ways people live. How they use space and deal with their possessions. People live in beautiful homes, yet live with unpacked boxes in the lounge room. Paperwork piles up. Broken things didn’t get fixed. Loved things are not respected.

We all work so hard yet live without the calm of an ordered life. Life doesn’t seem to have a great quality. I have formed plans to help us all live in a simpler, calmer, more organised way.

Welcome to Life Without Strings. 

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