National Organising Week 7-13 November 2016

 

National Organising Week between 7-13th November 2016 is designed to celebrate the positive impact of decluttering & organising your home.

APDO Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers is running National Organising Week asking: why delay letting go of those possessions which are cluttering your home and impacting on your precious living space?  Declutter N.O.W.

APDO members specialise in assisting people to clear their clutter and organise their homes, and we help clients mentally declutter negativity from their lives.  We all share a passion for motivating and inspiring our clients.

As Britain’s experts in decluttering and organising, APDO members are aware that some do need a push in the right direction.  In fact, “Procrastination Nation” has become something of an epidemic.  A 2016 survey revealed the majority of people (58%) had left jobs undone for over six months, a third leave tasks for a year and one in 10 just can’t find motivation to even begin a chore – for over five years.

Now that’s a lot of unfinished business…So here are some top decluttering tips from all of us at APDO to get the job done:

TIP 1 – Don’t delay decisions.

Avoid the temptation to put unwanted possessions ‘out of sight and out of mind’, whether that’s in a cupboard, attic, shed or in self-storage outside the home.  You’re essentially just postponing dealing with the clutter.  Just because it’s out of sight, it doesn’t mean it can’t weigh on your mind.

TIP 2 – Don’t give up.

When you start decluttering and organising, things can look worse before they get better.  The key is to commit some time to the process, not become distracted by other tasks and push through feelings of overwhelm.

TIP 3 – Be realistic.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.  It took longer than one weekend for things to become disordered so it will take time to solve the problem. Don’t be discouraged if it seems like you have a mountain to climb.  Break down the task into bite-sized chunks and it will be far more manageable.

TIP 4 – Call in the professionals.

Sometimes the task of tackling clutter on your own can feel too overwhelming.  That’s when a professional organiser can help you clear a path through the mess and stress in order to achieve a calmer home and life. They have the experience and ideas to help you make the most out of the space you have.  They have the expertise to advise you on what to do with unwanted possessions and they can teach you to maintain the changes for good.

National Organising Week is a great opportunity for you to stop and think about the mental and physical clutter you are living with.  It’s a chance to consider how you are using your precious time and APDO members hope to inspire the UK to take action to tackle things – NOW.

I’d be delighted to hear from you if the last tip is your best option and you live in London and the South East!  Call me on 07792 298595 or sarah@right-size.co.uk   I’ll help you get it sorted.