September 2009 Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Welcome to this month’s issue of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, a collection of blog posts submitted by some of the organizing consultants who enjoy reading Your Organizing Business. I’m so thrilled to be hosting this monthly feature, and I hope you’ll take some time to read the various posts and get to know some of your fellow organizers.

As usual, we have an interesting variety of topics this month.

Home and Family

Terry shares some easy tips to get you and your clients thinking about Preparing For Disaster, explaining that

Preparing for a disaster is something that 90% of Americans know they need to do, but only 5-10% of them actually do.

Personal and Professional Development

In How to Manage the Chaos of Transformation, Alex Fayle explains that

Renovating the soul has more in common with renovating the home than you might think… a little planning and chaos control can help through the transformation.

Angela Esnouf describes The Journey to Expert, saying

I’m thrilled to be granted Expert accreditation and happy to share what got me there.


In What’s In Your Memory Box? Creating an Organized Home for Your Prized Possessions, Lisa Montanaro shares her tip on dealing with personal memorabilia, and says,

A Memory Box is a great tool to use with a client that wants to save sentimental items, and get them in one place. And yes, even us organizers have Memory Boxes too! 🙂

Lelah Baker-Rabe answers the question, Who needs a professional organizer? with a few warning signs that someone might be prone to overbuying and need some professional help.

Janet Baker gives us 5 Ways to Deal with Paper using The Paper Tiger filing software.


No, I don’t normally include my own posts in the Blog Carnival, but I want to make sure you know about my contest, as described in Recommend a Planner and Win a Free E-Book! I’ve received some great entries already, but you may have an even better idea!

As always, I’d like to thank all the bloggers who have participated in this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. This is a monthly event, so if you didn’t submit a post, feel free to join us next time! In the meantime, be sure to check out the above posts, leave some comments, and get to know one another!

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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

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

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. Lelah Baker-Rabe Lelah Baker-Rabe on September 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for all the fantastic links! There is always so much to learn from one another.

  2. Avatar Janet Barclay on September 10, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Lelah, I’m glad you’re enjoying both reading and participating in the Blog Carnival. It seems to be working exactly the way I imagined it.

  3. Avatar Alex Fayle on September 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I agree! Always a great list – thanks for including me!

  4. Avatar Janet Barclay on September 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Always happy to include you, Alex!

    It’s fun for me too, seeing what everyone chooses to submit, and trying to fit them into interesting groupings…

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