For National Organising Week 2020, APDO shared Professional Organisers’ ‘Top 10 Organising Products’, and, unsurprisingly, the No. 1 choice was “Boxes you already have”, and their blog post asserts, “the right organising product in the right place can make a big difference to storage, efficiency and aesthetics.”
Here’s a recent reuse of an existing storage vessel in a client’s home, which has worked well for them both practically and aesthetically:
APDO is the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals, and its directory offers the public a way to Find An Organiser. As well as my own specialisms in digital organisation, virtual services, public speaking and training, you can find organisers who work in areas including interior design, home staging; and working with people with hoarding behaviours.
APDO also provides information on what to expect when you book a professional organiser. As they say, “Finding the right organiser for you is a personal choice so it’s probably useful to speak or meet up before you start working together.”
I’m always happy to hear from potential clients. You can book a free discovery meeting from the link on the Tidy Beginnings page.
- decluttering your home
- tidying up your workspace
- organising your books and papers
- moving – house / studio / after retirement (N.B. Not a removals service – we can help you plan, pack and unpack)
- creating an inventory
- preparing materials for sale or donation
- cataloguing, where a finding aid and / or fuller inventory is required
- any other activities you might expect from a private librarian, archivist or professional organiser
A verified member of APDO, the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals. APDO sets standards, provides professional development and supports the growth of the industry.
There will be more news about this next week, but for now this is just to say that we’re very happy to be able to add this sentence to the website (here):
Anne is a verified member of APDO, the UK’s membership association for decluttering and organising professionals. APDO sets standards, provides professional development and supports the growth of the industry.
Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein, Joy At Work: Organizing Your Professional Life, London: Pan Macmillan, 2020; also available for pre-order in paperback; and as an ebook.
I gave this book 3/5 and would recommend if you’re office-based so have some control over your work environment (Full review).