The Best Tools for Busy but Successful Organizing or Productivity Consultants

How good can productivity consultants be if they are not productive themselves? This might be the biggest oxymoron of all: consultants don’t have it easy to stay organized. They give essential tips to individuals and business teams on how to make their days more productive. But they should always start from themselves. For a productivity consultant, digital tools are a…

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Marie Kondo – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Marie Kondo first caught our attention in 2014 with her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Now she’s at the forefront again with her Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Everybody’s talking about her – including other organizing professionals, who have widely differing opinions about her methods. And since there’s no better way…

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Interview with Professional Organizer, Educator and Mentor Anne Blumer

For today’s organizer interview, I’m thrilled to feature Anne Blumer of SolutionsForYou, Inc. from Portland, Oregon. With more than 15 years of industry experience, she’s got a wealth of experience to share! Anne has been reading Your Organizing Business since its launch in 2009 and is a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger. I’ve got to know her quite well…

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A Tale of Two Conferences

It’s great to attend conferences, but there are so many possibilities that we can’t always go to all the ones we’d like to. That’s the situation Hazel Thornton found herself in this year, but she made the most of it, as she describes in this guest post. I was unable to attend the NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing…

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Going Green – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

This month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is all about Going Green! With Earth Day right around the corner, I asked my readers to share their blog posts about topics such as eco-friendly ways to deal with clutter or implementing green practices at home or at work. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Check out these posts covering the three Rs: Reduce…

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How to Market Your Organizing Business on a Shoestring Budget

The idea of marketing your organizing business can be a daunting prospect, especially for small businesses with limited budgets. When funds are limited, marketing budgets are often the first thing that gets cut. What if I told you that marketing does not have to be a costly process, and that you can still lay the foundations for finding new clients…

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Need More Blog Post Ideas? Here Are 7 Tools That Can Help

You probably began blogging with a list 20 pages long of possible post ideas. But now you struggle to fill a sticky note with enough ideas to last you the week. Or maybe you’ve just embarked on the blogging journey for the first time, and you need fresh topics that go well in your niche. You want to fill up…

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Organizing and Social Media – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

What’s social media got to do with organizing? Quite a lot, if you think about it. Consider these examples: You can use Pinterest to organize ideas and projects. You can organize your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms by making use of the list feature. Social media is often seen as a productivity killer. And that’s just off the…

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