Decision-Making – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Decision-Making – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the first issue of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival for 2015! After hours and hours of considering various options, I finally nailed down the topic of Decision-Making.

I’m kidding, of course. This fabulous topic was chosen by our sponsor, Hazel Thornton, creator of The Clutter Flow Chart Collection. So let’s kick off the year with a post by Hazel herself: Decisions, Decisions….

Word must be getting out about the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, because we have seven new contributors this month! Please show them a warm welcome by reading their posts, commenting, and sharing them on social media.

And be sure to bookmark or pin this post, because there are many more interesting submissions here that you won’t want to miss! I’ve organized them by subcategory so you can easily find the information that’s most pertinent to your – or your client’s – situation.

How we make decisions

How to make decisions

Deciding what to keep and what to let go of

The impact of making (or not making) decisions

As someone who often struggles with indecision, I found all of this advice to be invaluable. I even collected a few posts that I found especially helpful (along with a few other resources) on my Pinterest board, Decisions, Decisions!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, especially our sponsor, Hazel Thornton, creator of The Clutter Flow Chart Collection.

Next month’s Blog Carnival topic is Organizing for Couples, and it will be sponsored by Stacey Agin Murray, author of The Organized Bride’s Thank You Note Handbook. We’ll start accepting submissions tomorrow, and I look forward to reading your posts.

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Avatar Nicole Chamblin on January 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Making decisions effectively is a huge part of getting and staying productive! A lot of great advise above from my peers!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 14, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Nicole! That’s a great post. I’ve never heard of Decision Trees before but I like the idea. Can they be used for decisions of all types and scopes?

  2. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on January 14, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What an exciting group of posts about decision-making! This is at the core of the work we do as organizers. Without effective decisions and an understanding of what or why we’re trying to decide, it’s very challenging and frustrating to experience forward movement.

    Looking forward to learning more from my wonderful colleagues.

    Thank you, Janet for a great topic to start off 2015!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Yes, there are so many decisions to be made when organizing! What to keep, where to keep it, what to do with everything else… And a good organizer like yourself, who recognizes that the decision-making process is different for each person and situation, can really help clients through that process and work towards the desired end result.

  3. Avatar Lisa Gessert on January 14, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to blog and the chance to read others! Wonderful topic and some great blogs to read!

    Lisa Gessert

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on January 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Lisa, I’m just thrilled to have you as part of this online community! I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

  4. Avatar Kathy Stinson on January 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Lots of good reading in this Carnival, Janet. Thanks. Visitors who found ideas here helpful might be interested in a TED talk I heard recently called “The Paradox of Choice” which also helps explain why we often have a hard time making decisions, and being happy with the decisions we’ve made.

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