Working from Home – Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

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COVID-19 has changed all of our lives in ways we could never have imagined just a short time ago. Thousands of people are working from home for the first time, and many are finding it challenging.

I asked my readers to share their expertise on the subject for this month’s edition of the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival, and I’m truly grateful that so many answered the call.

I hope you’ll find some valuable information here to help with your own situation.

Please take a moment to share this post or the ones you find most helpful with your network, using these hashtags: #POBC #workingfromhome

Sabrina QuairoliHow to Organize a Functional Home Workspace
Keri Lunt Stevens3 Reasons to Dress Up When You Work From Home
Pamela WongAre you ready to work from home?
Cena BlockTop 10 Time Management Strategies for Successful Mompreneurs
Deb Lee7 Essentials for Your Digital Home Office
Janet SchieslSetting Boundaries in Your Home Office
Natalie GallagherHow to Work from Home Successfully: 5 Things You MUST Do
Julie Otto-Riber8 Tips to Working at Home During the Pandemic
Linda SamuelsAsk the Expert: David Allen
Tanya MykhaylychenkoHow to Work from Home Productively
Melissa GratiasAre you struggling or thriving with working from home?
Melanie JuedesMaximize productivity while WFH
Seana TurnerHome vs. The Home Office
Andrea SharbStruggling With Less Structure? Getting Things Done in the Age of Coronavirus
Tracey Shadley3 Ways to Avoid Distraction While Working
Stephanie ShalofskyOrganizing Strategies for a Successful Transition to a Home Office
Ronni EisenbergHow to Organize Your Office When Working From Home
leslie joselI Feel Guilty That I Can’t Homeschool My Kids Effectively While Also Working!
Rashelle Isip17 Smart Tips for Working from Home
Ellen DelapWork From Home Productivity
Hazel ThorntonThe Procrastitivity Zone
Julie StobbeIs your work environment keeping you from working?
Christina HidekWorking From Home [Productivity Tips to Try Today!]
Debbie RosemontHow To Be Productive When You're Working From Home
Pat Servin15 Ways to Work with Kids in the House
Heather LeGuillouxBuilding a Healthy Workstation for Bloggers
Janet Barclay10 Ways to Deal with Work-at-Home Weight Gain
Cary PrinceWorking From Home: 3 Tips to Make It Work For You

Next month’s topic will be Organizing with Small Children, and I hope you’ll be able to join us. You have until May 20th to make a submission.

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Working from Home Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
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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
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Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
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Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
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Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
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Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
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Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
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  1. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on April 15, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Wow, Janet! What is a banner edition of the #POBC! So many submissions, which makes this a “hot topic.” It’s fascinating to think about this. We spend so much time making our homes “feel right.” Yet now that we have to be home more than ever, we’re noticing the ways that things aren’t necessarily as “right” as we need them to be. And especially as the demands change, it’s good to remain flexible on how to make them better. Sometimes it’s a mindset shift. Other times, it’s more of an editing job- as in letting go of things or rearranging spaces. I’m excited to do a deep dive into this impressive array of posts. Many thanks for inclusion with this wonderful group of colleagues.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 15, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you very much for your contribution and your kind words. I had already started to put the word out for a different topic for this month when I realized this one would be much more relevant right now. I was almost hoping it would be “too little, too late” but alas, we are still at home.

  2. Avatar Seana Turner on April 15, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Wow – I think this must be your largest blog carnival yet! I guess everyone can really resonate with this topic right now. It does take a bit of intentionality and flexibility, especially when the whole family is working from home at the same time. My husband and I have had to make some adjustments in my setup because he has needed to establish multiple monitors and quiet “phone/zoom” zones. I think everyone can use some of these great tips for setting boundaries, not only with space but with time. Working from home can make it harder to end the day or take a break, right? This is a perfectly time post. Thanks for including me, and all these wonderful contributors!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 15, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      It’s definitely one of the top three! I agree that it’s harder to end the day or take breaks when you’re always at home (or always at work, depending on how you look at it) but I discovered early on that taking lunch at the same time every day and wrapping up at the same time every afternoon makes a huge difference. Thanks for your valuable contribution!

  3. Avatar Cary Prince on April 15, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Absolutely amazing, Janet! You definitely have your finger on the pulse of what is challenging everyone at this epic moment in our lifetimes. I look forward to reading this incredible collection of my colleagues’ sage advice, heeding it and sharing it with my clients, friends and family. Together we are stronger, and better!

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 15, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      “Together we are stronger, and better!” -> always true, but now more than ever. Glad to have you back in the Carnival, Cary!

  4. Avatar Debbie Rosemont on April 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Such a timely, relevant and valuable topic!
    Thrilled to have been included.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on April 15, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      It’s always great when you can take part, Debbie.

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