Jo CavalotMe

My name is Jo Cavalot and I set up DOTTYMOW after I hit a rock bottom in 2012 and realised that I needed to change.  Since then I have been rebuilding my world in recovery from alcoholism, facing those fears that were holding me back, finding out what I love and discovering a true joy and happiness in helping others.  I decided to take the leap and follow my dream to build a business to do this, so here it is!

What we do

There are many people who can help you to work towards your goals, but we differ in that we will actually help you to take the action needed.  You know you need to clear out the attic, but how many hours have you wasted adding it to lists and thinking about doing it?  If you think about it for just 5 minutes a day, that’s 2.5 hours in a month or that trip to the cinema you never actually get around to doing.  Book us for a day or two and we will do it with you and help you to get rid of the items you don’t want.  So no excuses and it gets done. Easy!

There are other examples on the Testimonials page of how we have helped people, why not give us a call and have a chat, or book in below? Take that first step and who knows where it may lead?

Training and Memberships

In March 2020 I completed ADHD for Professional Organisers training with Free Your Space. I am working more with people with ADHD and other neurodiverse challenges. The course covered:

  • ADHD types/ symptoms/ diagnosis – The person behind the ADHD.
  • How people deal with their ADHD (medication etc.) – The challenges for a client with ADHD.
  • How to be an ADHD-friendly organiser – Principles to apply and practical tips for organising.

March 2020 was a busy time for training as I also completed Introduction to Safeguarding with Sheffield City Council Safeguarding Adults Office – a basic introductory course which focused on handling initial disclosures and raising alerts.

In January 2020 I completed Vulnerable Adult Risk Management also with Sheffield City Council Safeguarding Adults Office – The course looked at the risk management model and decision making process, causes and impacts of self-neglect and the processes and paperwork associated.

Completed in September and October 2019 with Hoarding Disorders UK, the Professional Hoarding Practitioner Training is designed to teach professional practitioners about some of the challenges and stigmas we face when working with people affected by extreme clutter.

It covers from understanding the disorder, through techniques and tools to apply, to legislation and multi-agency approaches and was a significant turning point in my life when I realised that I wanted to do what I could to help people with these problems.

This training changed my life!

August, September and October 2019 were when I completed the fabulous dementia training with Enrichment for the Elderly. The three courses covered:

  • Bronze – understanding how dementia affects the brain.
  • Silver – understanding how to support someone living with dementia.
  • Gold – Putting into practice how to support someone living with dementia.

HoardingUK Member

Established in 2008, as a not-for profit organisation, HoardingUK is now the UK National Charity supporting people impacted by hoarding behaviour. I am proud to be a member – I joined in December 2019.

Joining in April 2019, being a member of the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber has helped with both networking and engaging with more businesses in the community. I am on the Rep Council and love to see where I can contribute to the great work that goes on.

APDO Member

I am a verified member of APDO, the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals and have been since August 2018.

APDO sets standards, provides professional development and supports the growth of the industry.

It is an amazing network to be a part of. With many other professional organisers, we all share our discoveries and help together with the problem of clutter.