Letting Go – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Letting Go – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

A big part of getting organized is letting go – not just of items that are no longer needed, but of activities, attitudes and behaviors that prevent us from living our best possible life. Helping their clients to let go is a big part of the work that professional organizers do, so I invited my readers to share what they’ve written on this subject.

This month’s edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is sponsored by Linda Samuels, owner of Oh, So Organized! and author of The Other Side of Organized. If you’ve met Linda or read her blog, you know that she’s truly passionate about this topic! And judging by the number of submissions, so are a lot of other people.

As you read the posts listed below, please connect with Linda and the other bloggers on social media, leave comments, and share your favorite posts with your own network. Please use the hashtags #POBC and #lettinggo in your social media posts.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Next month’s Blog Carnival is about Organizing on a Budget, and you may make your submission any time from now until Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 PM EDT.

Please let me know if you’d like to suggest a topic or sponsor for a future edition!

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 Sabrina Quairoli on June 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Wow, what a great collection of blog posts, Janet! Thanks for including my post also. I can’t wait to read and share them all. =)

  2. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on June 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Wow is right! I agree with Sabrina that you’ve curated a wonderful selection of “letting go” posts. I’m so proud to be this month’s sponsor and look forward to reading all the interesting posts about one of my favorite and very relevant topics…letting go! Thank you, Janet, for the opportunity to participate, sponsor, and learn more from my organizing colleagues.

  3. Avatar Janet Barclay on June 21, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I’m so pleased to have both of you – and the 30 others who contributed to this post – in my network. You are a constant source of inspiration and support. I hope you get lots of traffic to your blog as a result of your participation in the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!

  4. Avatar Seana Turner on June 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    What an incredible collection of contributors! I think it shows how deeply the theme resonates with all of us, and our love for you and Linda! Can’t wait to pop around and explore the wisdom:)

  5. Avatar Janet Barclay on June 22, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Oh wow, Seana, you make me feel like a rock star!

  6. Avatar Olive Wagar on June 29, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    This will be my evening entertainment–visiting with my organizer friends & learning from their wisdom and experience. Glad to be in such good company!! Thanks, Janet, for including such a useful topic and thanks, Linda, for sponsoring this edition of POBC.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on June 30, 2017 at 6:09 am

      What a lovely way to spend an evening – and you didn’t even have to get dressed up!

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