Saying No – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Saying No - Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Whether people are “too busy” or have “too much stuff,” professional organizers and productivity consultants understand that many of life’s aggravations could be lessened by saying No.

Saying Yes too often – to themselves while shopping, to those who offer them things they really don’t need, or to others when they overcommit their time – can lead to clutter, overspending, stress, and many other challenges.

For this edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival,  I invited my readers to share what they’ve written on the subject of Saying No.

As you read their contributions, which are listed below, please connect with them on social media, leave comments, and share your favorite posts with your own network. Please use the hashtags #POBC and #sayingno in your social media posts.

Our next Professional Organizers Blog Carnival topic is Getting Organized for Back to School, sponsored by Leslie Josel, creator of the Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner. You may submit your post any time up to midnight Eastern time on Tuesday, August 15, 2018. See you there!

Please let me know if you’d like to suggest a topic or sponsor for a future edition.

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 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Such an essential life topic. I look forward to deep diving into this one. Thank you, Janet, for the opportunity to be included in this collection.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on July 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      I’m always pleased to see your contributions, Linda!

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