Getting Organized for Back to School – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Since it’s that time of year when summer holidays are winding down and students of all ages are getting ready to go back to school, this edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is about Getting Organized for Back to School. Our sponsor for this month is Leslie Josel of Order Out of Chaos, who is a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger…

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5 Simple Hacks to Organize Operations for New Businesses

New entrepreneurs often spend a considerable amount of time focusing on product development or definition of their services. They may refine their business plan numerous times, identify funding sources and more to prepare for the launch. One aspect that is often overlooked, however, relates to the general organization of operations on a daily basis. Many of today’s new business endeavors…

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10 Digital Filing Ideas for Professional Organizers

As a professional organizer, you’re used to helping clients get rid of clutter, come up with a streamlined storage solution and keep their homes and offices in optimal shape. However, there may be one area that’s been overlooked — computers. These devices can easily become overwhelmed with information, files and photos. Here’s some advice to give to clients to keep…

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Saying No – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Whether people are “too busy” or have “too much stuff,” professional organizers and productivity consultants understand that many of life’s aggravations could be lessened by saying No. Saying Yes too often – to themselves while shopping, to those who offer them things they really don’t need, or to others when they overcommit their time – can lead to clutter, overspending, stress,…

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Are Hoarding and Mental Illness Related?

Is hoarding a mental illness? Whether you know someone who hoards or have caught an episode of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive, you may be familiar with the associated health risks. People hoard anything from books to animals, causing unsafe living conditions for themselves and those who live with them. Those considered hoarders have a difficult time parting ways with excessive…

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Getting Organized after a Disaster – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

With a growing number of disasters (both natural and otherwise) occuring yearly, people are taking emergency preparedness more seriously than ever before. Despite that, many are not prepared for potential emergencies, and even those who are, or think they are, can be caught off guard. For this month’s Blog Carnival, I invited my readers to help address those situations by…

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3 Major Marketing Challenges Small Business Owners Are Facing

Marketing has always been an important part of running a business – contrary to the popular saying, products and services don’t really sell themselves. In recent years however, marketing has been elevated to becoming indispensable for all commercial endeavors, from small family-owned stores, to multi-national corporations. Without market visibility, a business is all but destined for failure. Ever-inflating marketing budgets…

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Interview with Professional Organizer Terri Closs

The spotlight today is on Terri Closs of As You Wish Organizing, LLC. She provides residential organizing for boomers and seniors in Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair Counties in Southeast Michigan, and is a member of NAPO, NAPO Michigan Chapter, and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Terri, how did you come up with your business name? I wanted a name…

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