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Scaling down without the downside

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Are you thinking of downsizing? There are many different reasons why people might want to consider scaling down their living space. These range from moving from a larger house in the country to a flat in town for convenience reasons, … Continue reading

Spring newsletter: APDO in action and the news

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Welcome to the APDO spring newsletter. This time of year is always a busy one for our members but there’s lots happening inside our organisation too, including our new logo which will soon replace the old pink and purple branding … Continue reading

Spring-clean your snaps into an organised album collection

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If you are like most people, you will have large stack of photographs on your computer, most of them piled into the Pictures folder on your hard drive (your virtual “shoe box”), some on your camera, some on your phone … Continue reading

Powerful lessons on letting go and the habit of hurry: APDO Conference 2016

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As professional organisers, members of APDO are looked to by our clients as experts who will help them sort out their stuff, their homes and their lives. We love our work, but that doesn’t mean we have all the answers, … Continue reading

Joining forces for Clear Your Clutter Day

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APDO is supporting the first National Clear Your Clutter day on Saturday March 19, set up by Jasmine Birtles, consumer champion and founder of, to encourage and help people all over the UK to declutter their homes and lives. Here Jasmine … Continue reading

Spring into action to sort your clothes out

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As the days are getting warmer at last, this is the perfect time to have a wardrobe sort-out ready for the new season. Start by emptying out every item in your whole wardrobe, right from top-shelf or on-top-of-cupboard boxes to … Continue reading

APDO 2016 training programme: new course dates

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APDO is delighted to announce that we’re expanding our highly successful training programme. Below you can find the 2016 schedule for all APDO Introduction to Professional Organising courses. Designed for anyone new to the industry or considering a career as … Continue reading

New Year Newsletter: another busy year ahead!

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Welcome to APDO’s first newsletter of 2016 – another year that’s going to bring further exciting developments for our growing organisation. Read on for all the latest news from our Association, our members and the world of decluttering and organising. … Continue reading

Clear out the clutter and boost your wellbeing

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Being organised is not only aesthetically pleasing and helps you score brownie points with your family, your friends and your boss. It is also better for your health than being disorganised and living in chaos. It improves several different aspects … Continue reading

Go for goals that will really kickstart growth and change

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We’ve all been there. The New Year comes around and with it the promise of new choices, a new you, a new life. One or two weeks pass and we’ve thrown all our good intentions overboard and by the end … Continue reading