Time Management at Work – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

These days it seems that everyone has so much to do, and not enough time to do it. This can be especially stressful at work, with competing demands from bosses, clients, and co-workers. To help anyone struggling with this problem, I invited my readers to share their blog posts on the topic of Time Management at Work. “Efficiency is doing…

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Making Lists – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, a collection of blog posts submitted by some of the organizing consultants who enjoy reading Your Organizing Business. This month, I asked my readers to share their favorite list making tips and tools. I hope you’ll take some time to read the various posts and get to know some of your fellow organizers! As you do,…

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Product Review: Action Day Planner

As I mentioned last week, I recently decided to go back to a paper planner for time and task management. My needs were essentially the same as they were in 2009, when I reached out to my readers for their paper planner recommendations. At that time I chose the myAgenda from momAgenda, and found it to be an excellent product,…

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My Time Management Journey

My recent series about Personality Type has sparked some interesting conversations! Several readers have asked about my own time management system. It’s kind of a long story, but here it is. As a point of reference, my personality type is ISTJ. Is a paper planner better than a computer-based time and task management tool? It depends. Click To Tweet 1984-1992: Various Paper…

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Social Media and Time Management

I know professional organizers who don’t use social media at all, seeing it as nothing more than a time suck. Since they coach clients on making the best use of their time and space, they feel it would be counter-productive or even hypocritical for them to maintain a social media presence. I don’t dispute that social media can be time-consuming,…

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How to Pick a Good Planner

Since many people are currently shopping for a planner for the new year, it seems appropriate to share this article by Rodger Constandse, which was originally part of a week-long series on “From the Desk of Janet Barclay” in 2010. I’m sure you’ll find Rodger’s guidelines helpful, whether for yourself or your clients. Hugh Young, a physics professor from Carnegie Mellon University, said, Often there is…

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Students and Time Management – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Where I live, school kids have a few weeks left of their summer vacation, but I understand that in some areas, classes have already started up again! If you’re a student, or you’re helping one or more students as a parent, teacher, or coach, I encourage you to read the many time management tips submitted by readers of Your Organizing…

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The Price of Popularity

I became a big fan of social media long before I even knew that’s what it was called. Twitter and Facebook in particular have allowed me to grow my network and stay connected to a much larger group of people than would have been possible when I first started my business in 2002. Every week I discover interesting new people…

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