Organizing for College Students – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The days of summer are hurrying by, bringing us closer to the start of classes for students of all ages. This month’s Carnival is dedicated to everyone who will be sending their kids off to college or university this fall, as well as the students themselves, whether it will be their first semester or their last.

Organizing for College Students – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Let me begin by introducing our newest participant, Sheila DeHart, with her post Moving your College Freshman into a Dorm? Here’s a list of things NOT to bring. Welcome, Sheila!

Linda Vanderkolk has earned the status of Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Star Blogger with 6 Tips for an Organized Start To College, her 10th contribution to the Blog Carnival. Congratulations, Linda!

As you visit everyone’s blogs, be sure to engage by leaving comments and/or connecting with the bloggers on social media.

First Steps

Seana Turner – Having A Great College Visit

Helena Alkhas – Preparing Your College Application

Freshman Year

Ellen Delap – Organizing Tips for College Freshman

Geralin Thomas – 12 Important To-Dos Before Heading To College

Leslie Josel – Organizing is Academic –Surviving First Semester Freshman Year of College

Christine Salberg – Organization Strategies for First Year University Students

Organizing the Dorm Room / Residence

Margarita Ibbott – Moving Out – Getting Ready for University 

Sabrina Quairoli – Organizing College Dorm Room – Part 2

Stacey Agin Murray – Get Organized for Dorm Life

Rashelle Isip – Organizing Tip: 8 Dorm Room Packing Tips

Hazel Thornton – My Best College Dorm Room Tips are…um, Geralin Thomas’s

Natalie Gallagher – College Prep: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Dorm Dweller

Special Topics

Ramona Creel – Keeping A Handle On College Homework

Linda Samuels – Failing Your Way to Success

Tracy Hoth – An Interview With Sydney: College, Organizing, And Lessons Learned

Syreeta Welch – Hey, “Elephants” like to hang out on campus, too! (no longer online)

Lisa Mallis – How College Students Can Organize Their Distractions (no longer online)

Julie Bestry – Paper Doll’s Campus Tour: Organize Your College Life

Thank you to for sponsoring this Carnival. Read their post: Affordable Auto Insurance for Teenagers.

Next month, the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival will be about Staying Organized, and sponsored by LifeinCase, LLC. To take advantage of this opportunity to get free exposure for your organizing business, please submit your post before 10:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. And be sure to come back on September 11th for the next Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!

A former professional organizer, I’m now a Web Designer and Care Plan Specialist. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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  1. What a wonderful selection of posts Janet; thank you and Hazel for including my post.

    I’ve shared this on Pinterest and Facebook and hope that parents and students realize what a gem of a post this is.

  2. Wonderful collection and so timely too as college students venture off for their new experiences. Great assortment of tips and advice for students and parents. Thank you Janet for this fabulous opportunity to share.

  3. This is an excellent list to get college students started. I used to be a Senior Financial Aid Advisor and was just amazed at how the students were unprepared for what lied ahead for them. Some of those special topics are great for high schoolers as well. Thanks…sharing this list.

      • Not understanding the expenses of being on their own! They also did not have time management skills. They all wanted to be full time and have a job. Well, you need to calculate time to and from work, how often the study labs and professor office hours are, how well you interact with your roommate….

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