Ask an Expert

APDO’s Ask an Expert scheme is available to members and non-members alike. An experienced professional organiser offers support, guidance and expertise and acts as a sounding board. Choose:

  • a general call to cover some of the basics of entering the industry or
  • a more targeted call on a specific business area you want to develop or discuss


If the topic you’d like to know more about isn’t listed, please let us know and we’ll do our best to find an expert for you.

Calls take place via Zoom, last one hour and are scheduled at times which are mutually convenient. You can book a call through our contact form.

Ask an Expert calls have proved hugely popular and are a real boost wherever you are on your business journey.

Fees are:

  • APDO members: £60 inc VAT
  • Non-members: £75 inc VAT

To secure time in the diary, our invoice must be paid in advance.


Topics include:

Benefits of joining Starting out in your professional organising business – the basics 

A general call for those interested in starting a professional organising business or those in the first few months of business

Benefits of joining Developing and diversifying your niche

Chat through how to develop your own niche in the business

Benefits of joining Taking the plunge: offering Workshops and Talks

Learn about offering workshops and talks as part of your business marketing strategy or as an additional income stream

Benefits of joining Demystifying social media

How to market your services - what works and what doesn't

Benefits of joining Understanding clients with ADD/ADHD

The person behind the ADHD and how to be an ADHD-friendly organiser

Benefits of joining Working with those with hoarding disorder

Advice on working with those who are in crisis due to living in very full homes

Benefits of joining Working with Public Agencies

During this call you will get advice on working with public agencies who provide funding for those in need of professional organising services

Benefits of joining Expanding your business with employees or subcontractors

Is it the right choice for you, and how do you go about it?

Benefits of joining Building your business through successful networking

Find out how to get started and how to make the most of the opportunities that networking presents.

Benefits of joining Creating your decluttering process

How to carry out an effective declutter and what equipment to use

“I have always loved organising things and had heard recently that was a whole industry out there doing what I love and getting paid for it. I took the opportunity to have a consultation call with someone from the APDO team and they explained fully what to expect, what kinds of clients used the service and the pros and cons of becoming a Professional Organiser. The best market research I could have done. Money well spent!"

"I had so many ideas going around in my head I was lacking focus. I booked a mentoring call and it was so helpful for me to pick the brains of someone who has worked successfully in the organising industry. I now have the focus and motivation to drive my business forward.”

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