Paper Planners – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Professional Organizers Blog Carnival - Paper Planners

As the new year approaches, many people are shopping for new paper planners or seeking guidance in using their calendars more effectively. To help you in your research, this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is all about paper planners. This edition of the Blog Carnival has been sponsored by Kate Martin, owner of Organized Joy and creator of the Joyful Business Planner.

For product comparisons, the pros and cons of paper vs digital planners, and best practices, check out these posts submitted by readers of Your Organizing Business. When you find something you like, be sure to leave a comment and/or share it on social media. Please use the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts.

Please feel free to share your own thoughts on paper planners in the comments section.

Next month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival will be on 2017 Conference Highlights, and submissions are now open. If you attended POC, NAPO, ICD, AAPO, or even a conference not related to the organizing industry, we want to read about it! You have until 7 PM EST on Tuesday, January 16 to make your submission.

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 Neena on December 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Hi Janet,

    I love paper planners – so this carnival is really a carnival for me! I will be going through all of these posts to look for ideas.

    Thanks for hosting and thanks for including me.

    Happy holidays!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I know you’ll enjoy it, Neena! I was happy to see your name on the list, and hope you can join us again next year.

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on December 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Great roundup of authors! I use a paper planner, but I’ve never written a blog post about it! Part of the reason why I love it is that I simply don’t want to look at a screen anymore… somehow, the paper feels like a break for my eyes! I love the fact that there are tools for every preference and need these days.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      I’m surprised you haven’t blogged about it! Maybe next year… 😉

  3. Avatar Kim on December 22, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Hi Janet,
    Most people I work with are using their phones for planning their day. I just haven’t been able to do that yet. I am old school and still love writing it down in a good old fashioned planner. Thanks

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on December 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      A wise woman once told me to “embrace my paper-ness”. I took her advice back then, though I’m currently digital all the way. I think the best system is the one that will help you stay on track.

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