Making the Best Impression with Your Presentation

As tough as it may be to accept sometimes, your idea is really defined by how well you present it. Considering fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias, it can mean that revolutionary plans can be lost before they even have a chance to get off the ground. Those who rarely give formal presentations may spend…

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2016: The Best of Your Organizing Business

I’ve recently highlighted this year’s guest bloggers and Professional Organizers Blog Carnival participants, who play a huge role in the success of my blog. Today I’ll complete my year-end review with a round-up of the most popular posts of the year. I’ve broken them down into three categories. Top 5 Blog Carnivals of 2016 Closet Organizing Organizing Footwear Tools of…

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Professional Organizers Blog Carnival: 2016 in Review

One of the most popular features of Your Organizing Business is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, which has been hosted here every month since June 2009. This resource wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for all the wonderful people who participate. Today I’d like to acknowledge everyone who was part of the Blog Carnival during 2016. 86 bloggers contributed 207 posts…

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Thank you to my guest bloggers for 2016

I’m very thankful for the many people who are willing to share their expertise with my readers. Because of them, I’m able to make Your Organizing Business a lot more valuable than if it were limited to my own knowledge and available writing time. This year-end wrap-up post is my way of expressing my gratitude to them, and to give you a…

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My Time Management Journey

My recent series about Personality Type has sparked some interesting conversations! Several readers have asked about my own time management system. It’s kind of a long story, but here it is. As a point of reference, my personality type is ISTJ. 1984-1992: Various Paper Planners For over 30 years, I’ve had an on-again-off-again relationship with paper planners. I bought my first…

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How to write your book and get it in the hands of readers

NAPO’s Annual Conference and Organizing Expo took place in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, and it’s become a bit of a tradition around here to follow up with a series of guest posts from organizers who attended, to share their experience with those who didn’t. Starting off this year’s series, we have Kathy Vines from Clever Girl Organizing, with…

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10 Unhealthy habits that can destroy your business

Running a business can be difficult at times, so don’t make it any harder on yourself than it already is. Your personal health can have a huge impact on the health of your business, so make sure you keep it a priority. Here are 10 unhealthy habits that could hurt your business. Keep these in mind and look for their…

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Get Your Laptop Startup Ready

There are so many things to think about when you’re starting your own organizing business! I’ve previously blogged about training, setting your fees, naming your business, planning your website, and many other considerations, but I’ve never touched on choosing a laptop. Whether you’re in the market for a new computer or trying to decide if your existing system will meet your needs,…

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