Ten-Minute Tasks – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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Ten minutes doesn’t sound like much time, does it? When that’s all you have, it’s easy to fritter it away checking your social media accounts or playing a game on your phone, but ten minutes here and ten minutes there can really add up by the end of the week.

I asked my readers to share their blog posts about Ten-Minute Tasks and they did not disappoint! There are enough ideas here to keep you busy for a very long time, so choose the ones that best fit your schedule and your lifestyle.

As you read the various posts, take a moment to leave some comments and to share your favorites with your network. Please use the hashtag #POBC when you talk about the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival on social media.

No time to read them all now? Pin this post for later!

Ten Minute Tasks - Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Big thanks to everyone who contributed to this edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival!

I’m now accepting submissions for next month’s edition, when the topic will be Organizing Your Everyday Carry. You have until 12 midnight EST on Tuesday, March 15 to make your submission.

Do you offer a product or service that would interest professional organizers, productivity consultants, or their clients? Why not maximize your exposure by sponsoring an upcoming edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival?

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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
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. […] hope you find this post helpful! I wrote it as my contribution to this month’s Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, a pet project of mine since 2009. Be sure to check out the many submissions I received from my […]

  2. Avatar Sabrina Quairoli on February 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

    This carnival was a fun one. Thanks, Janet, for including my post. I am excited to share all of these on my social media channels. =)

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 17, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks for both contributing and sharing! I appreciate you.

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  4. Avatar Seana Turner on February 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Wow, this drew a lot of submissions! It really is surprising how much you can get done in as little as 10 minutes. Ten, focused minutes can be much more productive than 30 distracted/interrupted ones. Spend 10 minutes a day for a week and suddenly you’ve put in more than an hour. Super idea for a blog carnival! Thanks for including my post. 🙂

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 17, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      I think you may have suggested this topic or a similar one a long time ago, and I just never got to using it until now. It’s the biggest one we’ve had in a while, so thank you!

  5. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on February 16, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Clearly there are many things we can do by focusing small time blocks. Ten minutes is short, but long enough to accomplish all kinds of things. Especially if you’re having a frustrating day, consider using ten minutes to get something done and have a win for the day. It will feel good and move things along. Love all the ideas. Thank you for including my post in this fun collection, Janet.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      That’s a great suggestion, Linda. A break doesn’t have to be spent checking the latest weather, news, etc. and you can pick something you’ll enjoy.

  6. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on February 17, 2022 at 1:27 am

    What an inspiring carnival! Everyone wants a speedy way to solve their organizing problems, but at least these will truly move people forward!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on February 17, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      Yes! And once they gain momentum, they may find themselves ready to tackle some larger organizing jobs.

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