The UK’s leading professional organising body is launching its annual “Spring Clearing Week” (22-28 March) with a strong Making Clutter Count message for 2021.
APDO – The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers – is encouraging people to think about the items they have in their home or workplace to see what they could “spring clear” and make space. This year’s emphasis explores constructive avenues for your clutter, including where to donate, sell, recycle, or ditch.
APDO member Heather Tingle – www.untangledbytingle.com – explains: “Each Spring I encourage people to review their possessions and let go of any belongings they no longer need as a bit of a kick start to the decluttering process. For 2021 we want to highlight the numerous ways you can move your stuff on to have a new lease of life even in lockdown."
Heather goes on to say: “I’m also aware that spring cleaning is a big scary task for clients with that haven’t managed to clear their clutter yet. It may be they have mental or physical health issues as well as a cluttered home which means that cleaning it is overwhelming. I’ve created a free download that has a range of cleaning tasks that can be completed in less than five minutes, perfect if you’re having a low day and struggling with energy and motivation.
"I will be joining my APDO colleagues in our #APDOClutterChallenge which is happening across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook all week. We will be pledging to let go of surplus items to a worthy cause and nominating our friends, family and followers to follow suit. We’d love to see social media channels awash with pledges and further nominations to ‘Make our Clutter Count’."
APDO is raising the profile of the work its members do across the UK to enable people to live happier lives through simplification and order. Its members support clients experiencing situational disorganisation (e.g. bereavement, new baby, house move, illness and also adjusting to working or schooling from home) through to chronic disorganisation (e.g. ongoing challenges with one’s ability to organise which could include clients with ADHD, bi-polar and hoarding disorder).