National Organising Week – 6-12 November 2017

During National Organising Week (NOW) Britain’s organising experts, set out to motivate you to clear the clutter and APDO members are on a mission to help you get the most out of your space, time, and belongings!

The vision for NOW is:

  • to inspire change for anyone who needs it
  • to make life simpler
  • to create a calmer home
  • to manage time better
  • to assist in finding professional help and support if required.

How do APDO members help?

Sometimes, the task of tackling the clutter on your own can feel overwhelming, and that’s when an expert can help clear a path through the mess and the stress it brings to a calmer life and home.

Working with you, a professional organiser can suggest ways of making the most of the space you have. You’ll be able to find everything you need whenever you need it. And you’ll find it easier to control your clutter in the future.

APDO members have helped thousands of people all over the country save time and money by sorting out their stuff. Find inspiration and motivation via the guest blogs on the News & Media page or on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus

NOW is a chance for over 200 APDO members to plan activities, events, promotions and special offers to help anyone get organised and cut out the clutter.

The aim is that NOW will inspire people to think about the clutter they are living with and take action to do something about it. Of course, APDO members provide one to one support all year round and if this is what you need, find a local organiser here.

Why NOW?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by clutter, you’re not alone. APDO was set up 2004 in response to a growing nationwide interest in clutter-free living. But the tide of clutter has grown and today organising experts are busier than ever before.

The idea for NOW came about in 2014 whilst celebrating 10 years since APDO was founded – members wanted to raise awareness about the benefits of being organised. When clutter is clogging up your home it creates a mental muddle too. Clear it out and you’ll not only have more physical space but you’ll lift an emotional load off your mind at the same time – plus you’ll save yourself all that time you currently spend looking for things you can’t find!

November was selected in order to enable you to declutter and organise before the end of the year and to begin the new one with more focus and clarity.

National Organising Week

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What we did during NOW 2016

NOW 2016 was buzzing with positivity and filled with a flurry of activity.  APDO would like to extend thanks to everyone who participated in large or small ways. Here are details of some of the larger events.

Donate a Day To Charity

Six professional organisers from APDO lent their expertise to Dress for Success Greater London to organise their boutique and stock room in their new premises in East London.  This brand-new initiative realised by APDO head of partnership, Katherine Blackler (SortMySpace) was a roaring success and all agreed that similar charity events should take place year after year. Read more about the fantastic day in this blog.

Organising Skills Demos in Hammonds

APDO members demonstrated their organisational skills at various Hammonds Furniture showrooms across the country in the form of a talk/presentation.  It was an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about what professional organisers do as well as showcasing the beautiful and functional fitted furniture available. View this video of one such member in action.

Hammonds and APDO

Online Discussions

During NOW there was an open discussion about decluttering and organising on the world’s largest platform for home design and renovation, Houzz.  There was also a Twitter chat hosted by APDO head of training, Juliet Landau-Pope (JLPCoach).  Again, both were brand new initiatives and APDO members showed their dedication and zest for their jobs by contributing and giving advice.

So, add 6-12 November 2017 to your diary NOW!

"Having a designated National Organising Week gave me the impetus I needed to undertake some tasks I'd been procrastinating over - like sorting the cupboard under the stairs!"

"Thank you APDO for organising the NOW Twitter Chat. It was such a buzz to chat with professional organisers and get their hints and tips"

"I want to say a big thank you to your wonderful organisation from everyone at Dress for Success for donating five of your brilliant members to lend a hand in our stockroom!"


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