Goodbye Outlook, Hello Gmail and Todoist!


I’ve been using Microsoft Outlook since I started my business 15 years ago. After installing an update about six months ago, it started to mix up my email accounts, which was manageable, but annoying. An online search revealed that others were experiencing the same issue, so with each update I hoped it would soon be resolved. […]

Product Review: Action Day Planner

Action Day Planner

As I mentioned last week, I recently decided to go back to a paper planner for time and task management. My needs were essentially the same as they were in 2009, when I reached out to my readers for their paper planner recommendations. At that time I chose the myAgenda from momAgenda, and found it […]

Tools of the Organizing Trade – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Professional Organizers Blog Carnival - Tools of the Organizing Trade

I recently asked my readers about their favorite professional organizer tools and the organizing products they recommend most often. To find out their answers, check out this edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. There’s a lot of organizing expertise here, so why not grow your network by leaving comments on the posts and following […]

NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo – Part 2

NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo - Part 2

As promised, today one of our Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Bloggers, Seana Turner highlights some of her favorite vendors from the NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo. Are you a “latest and greatest” fanatic? Do you love finding the perfect tool for the job? This post is for you! I recently traveled to Atlanta, GA for […]

NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo – Part 1

NAPO 2016 Organizing Expo - Part 1

One of the highlights of any conference for professional organizers is the opportunity to learn about organizations relevant to the organizing industry as well as exciting new organizing products. There were so many interesting vendors at NAPO2016 that I recruited not one but two guest bloggers to cover them all! Julie Stobbe’s here today to […]

How to Pick a Good Planner

How to pick a good planner

Since many people are currently shopping for a planner for the new year, it seems appropriate to share this article by Rodger Constandse, which was originally part of a week-long series on “From the Desk of Janet Barclay” in 2010. I’m sure you’ll find Rodger’s guidelines helpful, whether for yourself or your clients. Hugh Young, a physics professor from Carnegie Mellon […]

Did you miss POC Conference 2015?

Professional Organizers in Canada Conference 2015

After months of preparation and anticipation, it’s hard to believe the 2015 POC Conference has come and gone! My presentation on Friday, How to Write Blog Posts that Get Results, went over well, and you’ll be seeing bits and pieces of it in various formats here on Your Organizing Business in the days to come. […]

Getting Organized Magazine and the Future of Publishing

The explosion in blogging and the Internet in general is really taking a toll on the publishing industry. Many magazines and newspapers that have been in print for many years are moving towards becoming available only online, or closing their doors altogether. I find this really sad, because even though the Internet is a valuable […]

Help kids of all ages stay organized at school


It won’t be long until school starts up again, and if you or your clients have kids, they’ll be counting on you to come up with a way for them to keep track of books, backpacks, electronics, shoes, jackets, and lunch containers — especially when there are multiple students in the household. If you haven’t already, […]

How The Cloud Can Help Your Small Business Get Big

There are plenty of resources out there in the cloud that can help the small business owner or enterprising freelancer run with the big dogs. ~ John Terra

I find myself using more and more cloud-based tools in my business, especially those that allow me to access the same data on my laptop, tablet, or smartphone. John Terra returns this week with a few of his favorite apps, including some I haven’t seen before. Check them out – perhaps there’s one or more […]

Top mobile apps for boosting your productivity

Are you always on the go? Between client sessions, networking events, and trade shows, not to mention personal errands, you probably find yourself relying more and more on your smartphone or tablet to stay connected when you’re away from your computer. Fortunately, there are lots of apps to help you stay productive anytime and anywhere, […]

Contact Management for Networking – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

As a business owner, you are hopefully involved with one or more local networking groups, because they’re a great way to build relationships with people with whom you can share ideas, information, and referrals. If keeping track of the people you meet is a challenge, you’ll want to read the excellent contact management tips in […]

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