Author Archives: clare

APDO Conference 2016: last few tickets available

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Book now to join APDO’s sixth annual Conference in March 2016 – we only have a few places left!. The theme for this year’s conference – our third two-day event after the success of the two previous years – is … Continue reading

APDO is growing, evolving, and NOW we’re training, too!

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Welcome to APDO’s last newsletter of 2015, and what an exciting year it’s been! Read on for news of our first training course for professional organisers, our second National Organising Week, planning for the upcoming holiday season and a focus … Continue reading

Greeting the festive season with a plan to beat stress

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The festive season is a wonderful time of the year but it is also associated with a huge amount of stress. There are cards to send, menus to plan, presents to make or buy, people to invite, office parties to … Continue reading

NOW that’s the way (and the week!) to get organised

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For National Organising Week (November 7-13) apdo-uk member Chrissy Halton, author of decluttering blog Organise My House shares her top tips to get off to the best start when sorting out your home.   There is nothing more frustrating than trying … Continue reading

Get inspired for gifts with the personal touch

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Whether you are planning for Christmas, Yule, Hannukah or Diwali, homemade presents are a great way to show that you really care about someone and are also a super way to save money. It doesn’t have to be the latest gadget or most expensive … Continue reading

How you can make their homework less like hard work

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In this newsletter: A UK training programme for professional organisers, National Organising Week draws near, apdo-uk activities and decluttering in the news, and a focus on some of our members in the North West A new school year has begun … Continue reading

Learn some lessons in less stress before the school run

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Summer holidays are over and lazy mornings and lie-ins are a distant memory. It’s back to school with everything that comes with it including, in some cases, stressful mornings. Are your mornings anything but perfect? Do you and your family … Continue reading

Plan ahead to beat the post-holiday blues

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After a long summer holiday the thought of the day-to-day stresses of the children going back to school can be daunting. We have compiled a few ideas you might want to try that could make your mornings run a lot … Continue reading

Get organised to tick off those holiday tasks and go!

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In this newsletter: checklists for hassle-free holiday planning, decluttering and apdo-uk members in the news, get set for National Organising Week and a focus on some of our members in Scotland. The summer holidays are around the corner and with … Continue reading

Ideas to organise off-screen holiday play for your young ones

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The summer holidays can be a daunting prospect looming ahead when you have children of school age. Suddenly they’re at home all day, every day with no homework to keep them occupied. You don’t want them to veg out in … Continue reading