This month’s Blog Carnival is a belated Mothers Day gift for all the busy moms out there. Come to think of it, is there such a thing as a mom who isn’t busy? I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit and comment on the posts submitted by my readers. It’s a great way to network with your organizing colleagues while picking up ideas to benefit your clients or yourself!
Angela Esnouf starts us off with 7 ways to get organized in just one minute in her post, Got a Minute?
Jodi Granok shares her strategy for dealing with household clutter in In a Rut? Clean it Up!
Clutter isn’t always physical. Sometimes, as busy moms who lead hectic and stressful lives, we struggle with mental clutter–items we need to do, schedules we are holding in our heads, stuff we need to add to a shopping list. The mental clutter goes on and on…Try these tips to clear the mental clutter.
Ellen Delap helps you prepare for summertime fun with her Six Steps to Summer Success. Unfortunately, summer fun sometimes leads to accidents, and Jacki Hollywood Brown offers a few quick tips to help busy moms to be prepared for unplanned trips to the hospital in Preparing for an Emergency.
There are some really innovative products out there to help busy mothers get organized, and Krista Colvin tells us about one of her favorites, The All-in-one Schoolfolio, while Janet Baker describes The Smartest Filing System For Busy Moms. Janet says:
Happy Mother’s Day! It’s time to give mom a helping hand! Using smart filing system software, she can create one simple way to organize everything that needs filing and storing, no matter where it is in the house, the garage, the shed, or in storage.
Ramona Creel describes a common challenge as follows:
I have a client who is trying to simplify her life, and she would be succeeding at it beautifully, if it weren’t for her family! Sometimes, it can seem like your housemates are hell-bent on making your life more complicated — bringing in tons of unnecessary clutter, expecting you to pick up after them, and creating chaos in your schedule. For a simplicity strategy to really work, the whole team has to be on board…
Read Ramona’s solution to this problem in Getting Your Housemates On Board The Simplification Train.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!
You are welcome to submit your post on Organizing for Special Events any time up until noon on Wednesday, June 9. Be sure to come back and read the June Blog Carnival, because I have a special surprise in store for you!
July’s theme will be Book Reviews – we’d all love to know what organizing or business book(s) you recommend! Submission for July’s Carnival will not be accepted until after June 10th, so if you haven’t yet written a review, you’ve got plenty of time to do so! Need some ideas? Visit The Bookstore for Professional Organizers!
If you’ve got an idea for a future Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, please leave a comment or contact me directly.