Organizing for Your Legacy – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Organizing for Your Legacy – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

I’m very excited to bring you the latest edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! This month’s theme of Organizing for Your Legacy. In case you’re wondering exactly what that means, here’s a definition supplied by our sponsor, Hazel Thornton.

A legacy is anything left behind when you die. It can be a gift of money or property left to someone in a will. It can be a body of wisdom captured in a published book, or the ongoing good deeds of a non-profit organization that you founded. It could be the wonderful warm memories of friendship and family that never die.

A legacy can also be the consequences of neglect. It could be a house full of clutter that no one knows what to do with. Or the lack of a will and a designated executor, leading to confusion and more money and time being spent on your estate than it is worth.

Hazel is quite a regular around here! She’s not only a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger; she’s written several guest posts for Your Organizing Business and has sponsored two previous editions of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. She’s also the creator of the Clutter Flow Charts, including the Keepsake Clutter Flow Chart shown above.

Be sure to bookmark or pin this post, because you won’t want to miss any of my readers’ submissions! We’ve got tips for handling everything from fun stuff like photos and memorabilia to serious matters like making your final wishes known to your loved ones. There are even reviews of the latest hot organizing book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter by Margareta Magnusson.

“Let me help make your loved ones' memories of you nice — instead of awful.” — Margareta MagnussonClick To Tweet

Please show the bloggers your appreciation by leaving comments and sharing their blog posts (or this one) with your network, using the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

 Name of Blogger Title of Post Link to Post
Nancy Haworth6 Steps to Organizing Your
Jasmine AlexanderHow to Have Hard
Sabrina QuairoliWhat memorabilia to keep to honor loved
Jay MacDonald9 Things to Know About the Next Big Decluttering Craze: Swedish Death
Kim EaglesSeriously, Your Kids Don't Want All Your
Andi Willis4 Reasons Why You Need to Scan Those Old
Cathy BatesClearing Sentimental
Regina SanchezCapture, Preserve and Share Your
Hellen ButtigiegHow to Help Your Elderly Parents
Olive WagarBook Review: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death
Offir Gutelzon5 Ways To Organize Your Family
Hazel ThorntonA Valentine for Your Family: Planning Your
Janet BarclayLetting Go through Story
Linda SamuelsWhat Treasures Will Be Discovered When You Are Organizing?
Julie StobbeOrganizing your paper
Lisa Tonjes MoritzOrganizing a Legacy: keeping the past in the present through
Ramona CreelInsane Clutter Excuses — I’m Saving It For So-And-So (Whether They Like It Or Not)
Kate MartinWhy Should I Have A Home Inventory?
 Name of Blogger Title of Post Link to Post

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Next month’s Blog Carnival is all about Paper Management. You may make your submission any time from now until Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM EST. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please let me know!

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 great round-up of legacy posts! I’m looking forward to reading them and appreciate being included in the group. I agree with you and Nancy- I love Hazel’s chart and how her mind works!

  2. Janet, thanks for including this topic! Thanks for including my book review, even though there was also another one on the same book. I certainly enjoyed learning so much from my professional organizer friends!!

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