About APDO

APDO Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers represents the UK decluttering and organising industry. Founded in 2004, it is now a thriving professional community with over 180 accredited experts across the UK.

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What APDO does

The APDO online directory helps UK clients find a local organiser to suit their particular organising/decluttering needs. APDO also devises and leads training courses for professional organisers in London and Manchester.

APDO publishes newsletters and blogs, and uses social media to promote a clutter-free lifestyle.

 APDO offers training, mentoring, networking and promotion opportunities to members and supports them to develop and grow their businesses. It also hosts an annual conference which is open to members and anyone interested in decluttering and organising.

How APDO is run

APDO is a not-for-profit association, funded entirely by membership fees and income generated through activities including our training programme and sponsorship. Much of the organisation’s work is performed by members on a voluntary basis. The Board is made up entirely of APDO professional organisers. We have connections with sister organisations all over the world and are a member of IFPOA International Federation of Professional Organising Associations.

"Using a professional organiser to declutter and reorganise my home is the best money I have ever spent. I was nervous about having someone in my home but knowing they belong to a professional association made all the difference.”

“It was so easy to find a range of professional organisers who live close by through the APDO website. I was able to find someone that fits the bill perfectly.”

“I had no idea that such a thing as a declutterer existed, never mind that there are hundreds of them all over the UK. What a fantastic service!"

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