October 2009 Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Here it is once again – time for the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! This monthly feature is a chance for you to share your best blog posts and learn from your colleagues in the organizing industry. We have a few new contributors this month, including a very special guest. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, so read on and enjoy!

Blog Carnival

Let’s begin with the 10 Best Reasons to Get Organized, in which Lelah Baker-Rabe shares some familiar and not-so-familiar reminders about how getting organized can improve your life.

Next, a few Organizing Products and Systems you may wish to recommend to your clients, or use yourself:

Jodi Granok has the solution for Fixing Our Food Storage Container Clutter in a photo essay, and Jeri Dansky answers a Reader Question: Organizing the Adult Toys.

Margaret Lukens describes Three everyday uses for mind-maps, and Jacki Hollywood Brown blogs about The King of Classification:

This Professional Organizer built an easy to understand, simple to apply, easily modified classification system for all life on Earth over 300 years ago!

The value of Professional Organizer Training, Certification and Credentials are discussed by Geralin Thomas in Working with Hoarders:  Training and Experience Highly Recommended and Janine Adams in Why training and credentials matter

Business Strategy is a topic that’s important to all of us, and Lisa Montanaro shares some great ideas in Time is on Your Side: 10 Ways to Reinvest in Your Business During a Slow Economy. Lisa says,

If business is slow for you, this may be the perfect time to do some of the business-building activities that you never have the time to do when you are too busy working in the business. This may also be a golden opportunity for professional development, reflection, and brainstorming.

Angela Esnouf states that:

To get change you need to make changes.  This holds true for our clients as much as it does for our businesses.

Read her post Different Actions Get Different Results for an example.

Since a carnival is all about having fun, we’ll close this one with Dave Gary‘s light-hearted way of presenting both sides of the organizing coin (at least through the eyes of one PO’s spouse) in Top 5 Reasons You Should Marry A Professional Organizer.

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thanks to everyone who contributed to this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! Be sure to read the above posts, leave some comments, and get to know one your organizing colleagues. If you didn’t participate, I do hope you’ll join us next time!

A former professional organizer, I’m now a web designer and DIY marketing facilitator. I love helping others succeed by sharing the knowledge and insight I’ve gained through marketing my own business for over 15 years! When I’m away from my desk, I enjoy reading, photography, watching movies, and cooking.

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