SOHO Organizing – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Small Office Home Office Organizing - Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The topic for this edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival is Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) Organizing, something that’s important to anyone who works in a small office, telecommutes, owns a home-based business, or has a designated spot in their home for managing paperwork and paying bills. – in other words, just about everyone!

Our sponsor is Carolyn Caldwell, owner of Caldwell Evolution (formerly Wellrich Organizers) in Toronto. Carolyn is a Gold Leaf member of POC, a Gold Circle member of NAPO, a BCPO Certified Professional Organizer, and a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization. She’s also the recipient of the 2015 Harold Taylor Award, which recognizes outstanding individual contribution, guidance and direction to the organizing profession, and support of Professional Organizers in Canada. If she sounds like someone you should get to know, ask about her individual and group mentoring for professional organizers.

We’ve got an incredible line-up of posts this month, including case studies as well as tips for planning your workspace, creating a filing system, and much more. When you find something you like, connect with the bloggers by leaving a comment or sharing their post on social media. Please use the hashtag #POBC in your social media posts. There are some new participants this month (indicated with an *) so be sure to let them know you found them via the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival.

Julie Bestry – R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Organizing Secret for Working At Home

Hazel Thornton – 3 Steps to Falling in Love with Your Home Office

Kathy Vines – Before and After: Home Office in a Closet, revisited

Deb Lee – Two Ways a List Can Help You Declutter Your Desk

Blanka Smetana – Keep Your Filing System Strong and Flexible

Big thanks to all who contributed to this month’s edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, especially our sponsor, Wellrich Organizers!

Next month’s topic will be Mind Clutter, sponsored by Helena, A Personal Organizer’s Home Management Binder. You’re welcome to make your submission any time between now and Tuesday, December 15 at 11:59 PM EST.

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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. Avatar Rashelle Isip on November 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Looks great, Janet! Thanks again for putting this month’s carnival together. Best, Rashelle

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Thanks, Rashelle! Always great when you can join us!

  2. Avatar Autumn Leopold on November 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Really great roundup this months! So many good posts! I can’t believe I missed it! That’s what I get for not writing it in my calendar like usual! 🙂

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 11, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      We’ve got topics lined up till February – just go to the main Blog Carnival page to see them – so mark them in your calendar now!

      The Carnival is nearly always the second Wednesday of the month, and the deadline is midnight (eastern time) the night before.

  3. Avatar Nancy on November 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for another great blog carnival, Janet.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks for your contribution, Nancy! Always good to have you on board. 🙂

  4. Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on November 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, Janet! You’re done it again by curating another amazing round of posts…this time about home office organization. Looking forward to digging in.

    Congratulations to this month’s sponsor, Carolyn Caldwell, for being the recipient of the 2015 Harold Taylor Award. It was exciting to see her receive it last month in Toronto at the POC Conference.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thanks for letting us read about YOUR home office, Linda – it sounds sparkly, just like you! 🙂 I’m so glad you got to come and hang out with us in Canada last month.

      • Linda Samuels Linda Samuels on November 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

        Happy to share. It was quite the experience making the home office transformation…well worth the wait.

        I LOVED being with everyone last month at the POC conference. It was great hearing you talk about blogging and seeing you in person.

  5. Avatar Kathy Stinson on November 13, 2015 at 9:45 am

    What a wealth of information here, Janet. You’re right, you don’t have to be a professional organizer to get lots out of this carnival.

    • Avatar Janet Barclay on November 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Such a nice thing to hear from someone whose own office is almost as tidy as the one in the picture! Thanks for stopping by.

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