NOW 2018: Meet Our Organisers & Donate-A-Day explodes!


NOW National Organising Week is in its fifth year and was founded by APDO as an annual focus to inspire people to think about the clutter they are living with and take action to do something about it: NOW!

Each day during NOW National Organising Week 2018, APDO published an interview with an APDO member. Read on for great insights, hints and tips from professional organisers around the country.

Heather Tingle of Untangled by Tingle in Sheffield

Jenny Duffield of Spark Serenity in Bristol

Juliette Harding of Tulips De-Cluttering Services in North London

Krista Thompson of Zen Den in Oxford

Lynda Wylie of Tidy Rooms in Surrey

Marie Bateson of Cut The Clutter in Preston

Sarah Owen of A Place for Everything in Hemel Hempstead

This was also the year that our Donate-A-Day initiative exploded with members across the UK giving up a day of their time and expertise to help a worthwhile cause in their community:

South West

 

East Midlands

A large team of APDO specialists got together to help three different Nottingham-based charities. The team comprised of: Amanda Terry (An Organised You), Laura Williams (Organised Well), Lynn Kirk (Happily Sorted), Carol Richardson (Absolutely Tidy) and Jo Rutt (The Declutter Bug).

  • Operation Orphan, a charity dedicated to improving life for orphans and vulnerable children around the world. The team organised donations and created bedrooms for children who receive a bed from the charity because they don’t have anywhere to sleep.
  • Reach UK, a charity which helps children with upper limb differences. The team organised the charity’s event equipment.
  • Sharewear Clothing Scheme, which provides emergency clothing, shoes and bedding to people in the area currently in crisis.

 

London

18 organisers got together across the capital to support the following causes:

Read more about their experience in this blog post or watch the day unfold in this video

 

Home Counties

Yorkshire

  • On a personal, one-to-one basis, Lesley Naylor (Clutter Therapy) donated seven hours to an individual who desperately needed help but couldn’t afford to pay for it.

 

Scotland

 


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