APDO Press Room


Welcome to APDO’s press office.

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 270 verified experts across the UK.


An introduction

For a full overview About APDO. Intro for press. (as at Dec 2020)


Media enquiries

For all media enquiries, please contact us via Email; press@apdo.co.uk in the first instance.

For urgent media enquiries please contact the APDO Past President Katherine Blackler on 07914 612531. NB: If you’re leaving a voicemail please clarify if you’re leaving a message for APDO.  Katherine receives press enquiries for her own business too so would appreciate the context when she calls you back.

Please note: We do not have a staffed Press Office. The APDO Board and its supporting teams comprise of volunteer APDO members managing their APDO roles alongside running their own businesses and personal commitments. We are therefore grateful for as much advance notification as possible to best facilitate your enquiries and requirements.

Other enquiries

APDO Members seeking non-media related advice and assistance are advised to contact admin@apdo.co.uk

Members of the public seeking virtual or onsite assistance should use our Find An Organiser directory





What APDO does

The APDO online directory helps UK clients find a local organiser to suit their particular organising or 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 promotional opportunities to members and supports them to develop and grow their own businesses. It also hosts an annual conference which is open to members and others 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 such as 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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