Organizing for Your Legacy – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

I’m very excited to bring you the latest edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! This month’s theme of Organizing for Your Legacy. In case you’re wondering exactly what that means, here’s a definition supplied by our sponsor, Hazel Thornton. A legacy is anything left behind when you die. It can be a gift of money or property left to someone…

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Did you miss POC Conference 2015?

After months of preparation and anticipation, it’s hard to believe the 2015 POC Conference has come and gone! My presentation on Friday, How to Write Blog Posts that Get Results, went over well, and you’ll be seeing bits and pieces of it in various formats here on Your Organizing Business in the days to come. I spent the rest of…

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Estate Organizing & Downsizing: Disposition of Items

Last week, Linda Vanderkolk shared her method for conducting an initial assessment when working with clients who are downsizing to a smaller home. Today she’s back with tips to help you guide your clients through the next step in the process. Once you’ve identified which items your client will be taking to their new home, and which will be given…

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Estate Organizing and Downsizing: The Initial Assessment

I met Linda Vanderkolk when I spoke about Blogging: Beyond the Basics at the 2011 POC Conference. Since then she’s become a regular contributor to the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, recently attaining the status of Star Blogger. A specialist in downsizing and estates, I’ve invited her here to share some advice about working in this area. Every year, thousands of…

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Downsizing lessons from two women who have “Been there, done that”

Typically our guest bloggers here on Your Organizing Business fall into one of two categories: (1) professional organizers / productivity consultants who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues; or (2) experts in marketing or another aspect of business. Today’s guest brings the perspective of adults who have helped their parents through the process of downsizing.

Book Review: “Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In” by Moreen Torpy

It’s exciting to see so many professional organizers writing their own books! I’ve previously reviewed Linda Samuels’ The Other Side of Organized, Hellen Buttigieg’s Organizing Outside the Box, Debbie Stanley’s Ethical Pitfalls for Professional Organizers, and Anne Blumer’s Get Rich Organizing, and today I’m pleased to share Moreen Torpy’s Going Forward: Downsizing, Moving and Settling In. Moreen has been featured…

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Downsizing for Seniors – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared this to be National Senior Move Managers Week. Since many professional organizers provide assistance of this nature, I’ve asked my readers to share their expertise in this issue of the 2013 Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. We have two new participants this month, and I’m really excited to welcome them to the…

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Managing Transition – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

It’s often said that the only sure thing in life is change. Whether it’s a new baby, a death in the family, or something in between, it frequently leads to the need for new ways of organizing the home, the workspace, or the schedule. This month’s Professional Organizer Blog Carnival is filled with insight and practical tips to help you…

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