Digital Decluttering – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Digital Declutter Community

Welcome to the Digital Decluttering edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

Technology has allowed us to eliminate a lot of paper from our homes and offices, which has helped to cut down on visual clutter. But in its place, we now have hard drives full of photos, documents and other files that we’ve created or downloaded – not to mention our bookmarks, logins, contacts, calendars and other data.

So now we have digital clutter instead. And because it’s not taking up physical space, we don’t have a visual cue that it needs our attention.

It’s something I’ve struggled with from time to time, so I was pleased to learn about the free Digital Declutter Community. It’s run by Sheila Penton of Online-EA, whom I’ve known and respected for over ten years, so I knew it would be good. Each month they work on a specific area of digital clutter and I’ve found it really helpful. Sheila is our sponsor for this month, so I encourage you to check out what she offers.

Whether you’re overwhelmed by your own digital clutter or an organizing pro with expert advice, you’re sure to find something here you can use. Check out all the great submissions, and be sure to show the bloggers your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their blog posts (or this one) with your network, using the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this Blog Carnival, especially our wonderful sponsor.

Next month’s Blog Carnival is all about Organizing for Summer Camp, and you may make your submission any time from now until Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00 midnight EDT.



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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Janet Barclay

A former professional organizer, I now eliminate stress for my clients by hosting, monitoring, and maintaining their WordPress sites so they don’t have to worry about security, downtime or performance issues. When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on May 18, 2022 at 11:55 am

    This is the place to get great help for this timely topic. I love the idea of doing a bit each month. I appreciate your including my post as part of this. In my case, it was something to work on each day, but you could spread it out over any time period that works for you. I look forward to reading the posts that are new to me!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      I love the idea of focusing on one specific area at a time. Some could take days or even months, but others might be done in one sitting. Every step forward is a step in the right direction!

  2. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on May 18, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    This might be one of your most important carnivals, Janet! I really appreciate Sheila sponsoring this month, as there’s so much important material here, and it’s so varied. We’ve got Hazel, Andi, and Natalie covering photos, which I think usually gets short shrift in favor of computer files and email. I’m looking forward to reaching each one of these posts!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on May 19, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Everyone has their own different area of concern and preferred ways of doing things, so it’s wonderful to have so much variety here. I’m especially pleased that you were inspired to write a post especially for this Blog Carnival. It’s an excellent addition!

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