Making Lists – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Making Lists - Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, a collection of blog posts submitted by some of the organizing consultants who enjoy reading Your Organizing Business. This month, I asked my readers to share their favorite list making tips and tools.

I hope you’ll take some time to read the various posts and get to know some of your fellow organizers! As you do, take a moment to leave some comments and to share your favorites with your network. Please use the hashtag #POBC when you talk about the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival on social media.

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  1. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on December 21, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Wow, that’s a large list of Professional Organizers talking about lists. =) I expected as much. Lol, I can’t wait to read them. We can easily make lists, but the harder part is to check the tasks off the list. Thanks for including me on this list, Janet.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      I was pretty sure this would be a popular topic. Thanks for your tips!

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on December 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Clearly we all love lists! I am looking forward to visiting all of these posts and getting more tips from this terrific group. Thanks for including me, Janet!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 22, 2016 at 6:08 am

      I have some catching up to do too! I always read the submissions as they come in, but for some reason I didn’t receive email notifications of the last few. Happy reading to us!

  3. Avatar Jill Robson on December 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I am not surprised there were so many of us who had blogged about lists. I love lists, but they have to be productive and manageable. Thank you for including me in the list, i look forward to read some of my fellow organizers.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 22, 2016 at 6:14 am

      I loved that even though there were a lot of entries, there was so much variety in what people blogged about and what they had to say about lists.

  4. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Awesome list of lists! As a total list-lover, I can’t wait to dive in and check these out. Thank you so much, Janet for the opportunity to share one of my posts.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful, joy-filled holiday season and New Year!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 24, 2016 at 5:39 am

      This was a fun one – so many different ways of looking at lists, including your post about putting the to-do list aside once in a while! Happy holidays to you too, Linda!

      • Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on December 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

        A fun and VERY popular one indeed! As organizers we are Oh, So Addicted to lists…be it electronic, paper, non-traditional options. And as you said, as much as I love lists, sometimes they just need to be put on hold in order to embrace a serendipitous moment that presents itself.

  5. Avatar Nancy Haworth on December 26, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    This is a great collection of list making advice. Thank you for including mine.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 27, 2016 at 5:36 am

      Nancy, you were first in for so many months in a row that I almost thought you weren’t going to make it this time, so I’m glad that you did!

  6. Avatar Macey Lewington on December 28, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I will stick very strictly to most of the tips. I think they are very helpful.

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