Organizing Your Everyday Carry – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Organizing Your Everyday Carry - Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Now that we’re starting to get out and about, many of us are carrying a lot more than we’ve been doing over the past couple of years, so I invited my readers to share what they’ve written about Organizing Your Everyday Carry.

I was surprised to discover a Wikipedia entry for “everyday carry” which describes it as follows:

Everyday carry (EDC) or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on person every day. The main reasons for having EDC are utility and preparedness; to help individuals overcome simple everyday problems, including possible emergency situations. Some of the most common EDC items are wallets, key rings, phones, watches, pistols, knives, flashlights, multitools, notebooks, and pens.

While often distributed among pockets in everyday clothing, carry options are frequently expanded by the addition of clothing accessories like a fanny pack, purse, small day pack, sunglasses, bracelets, or even footwear like long boots or a vest with pockets. How EDC items are stored, though, depends on the purpose and intentions of EDC items. The optimization of everyday carry (kit/layouts and carry modes) has become an internet subculture.

This topic clearly encompasses more than I realized and I’m excited to see the wide variety of posts I received. You can read them all here:

Big thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival! Please show them your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their posts (or this one) on social media, using the hashtags #POBC

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Organizing Your Everyday Carry – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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  1. Avatar Seana Turner on March 16, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    This was a great topic, Janet! Thanks for including my post. We often forget about organizing our bag, and yet it is something we use often. Being able to find things in a bag you touch multiple times a day is such a treat!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on March 17, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      I agree! My philosophy is that if something is annoying (like taking too long to find what you need, or realizing you don’t have it with you), it’s well worth the effort of doing something about it.

  2. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on March 17, 2022 at 2:35 am

    I love the variety of posts contributed to this carnival! Thank you so much for including mine. As Seana noted, we often talk about big spaces, and the rare small spaces (junk drawers, glove compartments) are far less essential to our everyday lives as the bags we’re in and out of all day long!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on March 17, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Hmm, I think you’ve just inspired a future Blog Carnival topic! 😀

  3. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on March 17, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in this roundup. The “everyday carry” was a new term for me. These days my ‘carry’ is tiny. I need a lot less, and travel less far, so I’ve got it down to the bare minimum. Plus it helps to stash my phone in my pocket vs. my bag. 🙂

    • Avatar Janet E Barclay on March 18, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      It’s much easier on your back and shoulders to travel light too.

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