Becoming a Professional Organizer – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Becoming a Professional Organizer - Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the latest edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a professional organizer, how to start an organizing business, or how others got into this exciting industry, you’re in the right place. And if you’re thinking about hiring an organizer, the posts submitted by our readers will likely answer many of the questions you may have.

I’d like to thank Sarah Buckwalter of Organizing U for sponsoring, and to welcome her as she participates in her very first Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. Also joining us for the first time is Carolyn Caldwell. Please stop by and say hello to Sarah, Carolyn, and all of the other contributors when you visit their blogs!

If you find this to be a useful resource, please share it on social media using the hashtag #POBC.

Our topic for August will be Students and Time Management, sponsored by Order Out of Chaos’ Academic Planner. With back to school approaching, readers will be searching for this type of information, so don’t miss out on this opportunity for free exposure. You may make your submission any time from now until Tuesday, August 11 at midnight ET.

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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. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on July 17, 2015 at 11:08 am


    You did it once again! You current wonderful content from a diverse group of organizers around the country. So happy to be included with this terrific group. Thank you once again for giving us the opportunity to share and learn.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 17, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I’m glad you were able to join us this month, Linda! I’m thrilled to host this great resource for potential professional organizers, and especially enjoyed reading how several POs got their start.

  2. Avatar Kim on July 19, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    WOW!! What an amazing collection of stories!! All very inspirational and the love of this work shines through each and every one of you. I feel inspired to push forward. Thank you

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 20, 2015 at 9:18 am

      So glad to hear you’ve been inspired to push forward! My goal was to educate people who were curious about the profession; I’m thrilled to discover this is of value to practicing organizers as well.

  3. Avatar Olive Wagar on July 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks again, Janet, for such an inspiring collection of blogs! It is an honor to be included! I enjoy visiting so many different websites and learning from others. The encouragement is refreshing!!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 21, 2015 at 7:22 am

      What I love is seeing the many different approaches people take on a similar topic. So glad you were able to participate!

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