Organizing for Your Legacy – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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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.

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.

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!

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 Nancy Haworth on February 23, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I love the Keepsake Clutter Flow Chart! Thank you for including me in this round-up of helpful articles.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Me too – I just love the way Hazel’s brain works!

      • Hazel Thornton Hazel Thornton on February 25, 2018 at 9:07 am

        I love this roundup, and not just because I am getting compliments. 🙂 I wanted to sponsor because it’s a topic close to my heart, and now Janet has collected even more resources for me!

        • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

          Well, I guess that makes it a win-win situation!

  2. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on February 23, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    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!

  3. Avatar Olive Wagar on March 4, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    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!!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on March 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      It was actually the popularity of that book that inspired this topic, so I was very happy that a couple of you shared your reviews.

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