Organize Your Life Carnival #18

Welcome to the December 5, 2007 edition of the Organize Your Life Carnival. This is the 18th edition! Grab a cup of joe because you are definitely going to want to read these articles!

Veteran Military Wife presents Get Your Holiday Assortment in Order posted at Life Lessons of a Military Wife, saying, “There can be a system to your holiday madness!”

Sagar presents Sensual Vacations: 25 Kinky, Fun and Sexy Getaways posted at Travelhacker.

Meredith Mathews presents 6,000 Post-it Notes and Unfinished Business. « Lemonade Stand posted at Lemonade Stand.

Sagar presents Just Do It: 67 Ways to Tame the Procrastination Beast posted at Bootstrapper.

David B. Bohl presents Small Business Trends Column: Will Amazon “Kindle” a New Lifestyle Trend? posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “I’m all for Kindle and any other technology that delivers convenience and enhances the quality of my life without further complicating it. I am hopeful that Kindle will allow me to conduct business — professional and personal — in a way that provides me freedom of time and place, as well as to enjoy my leisure without becoming a slave to the very technology that allowed for it in the first place.”

Edith presents Life is Too Short for This posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..


More great submissions below the cut.

Meg presents How to create extra closet space: Organizing your wardrobe, Part 2 posted at The Bargain Queen on Fashion and Beauty, saying, “Part 2 of the series.”

Meg presents How to find extra storage solutions: Organize your wardrobe, Part 3 posted at The Bargain Queen on Fashion and Beauty, saying, “And part 3.”


Heather Juma presents Life Can Be Risky! posted at Girls Who Network Diary.

SummerM presents Red Stained Tupperware | Our Family Village posted at Our Family Village.

James DeLelys presents WORDS A Prophecy Fulfilled | New Scriptures: Spiritual Growth, Healing, Help and Comfort posted at New Books, saying, “New Book WORDS A Prophecy Fulfilled will organize your life like never before!”

John Crenshaw presents Are You Proactive or Reactive? posted at Dominate Your Life, saying, “You can learn a lot about how to be successful in life and business by studying what works for people in really intense situations. Am I ever going to be so bombarded with information that I’m incapable of processing it all?”

Joseph presents Building a Walk in Closet Out of Extra Space (No Construction Necessary) posted at Home Decor and Decorating News.

Warren Wong presents Focus On One Thing At A Time To Completion posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Learn to focus on one thing at a time to save time and get more done.”

Christine presents Me, My Kid and Life: The Single Mom and The Cost of Starting an Online Business posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France, saying, “Making the money you need to live the life you want! This article is specifically geared toward single moms and stay at home moms who want to start an online business without needing start-up capital. It’s written by a single mom who has made 100% of her income online for the past several years and who is raising her daughter in France supported by her online income. If I can do it, anyone can do it!”

Heather Moore presents Easy steps to clearing the clutter posted at

Sunny presents 7 steps to a clean, peaceful home for the holidays posted at Dandelions and Daydreams, saying, “All I want for Christmas is a clean and peaceful home” presents Moving Is Helping Us Simplify posted at A Penny Closer.

Rolf F. Katzenberger presents GPD: Getting Presents Done posted at Evomend | Timeless resources for personal organization., saying, “Holidays and birthdays always come as such a surprise, don’t they … ? There are gifts to avoid, gifts you can do yourself (DIY) and appropriate times to start.”

Tea Party Girl presents How to Build Your Tea Party Pantry | Tea Party Girl posted at Tea Party Girl, saying, “I thought I would submit this to your carnival because it is one of my top read articles, laying out simply what to have at home for easily hosting others.”

Marcia Francois presents Organising library books posted at Organising Queen, saying, “Library books”

Raj presents How Often Should You Deworm? | MT Herald Dot Com posted at MT Herald Dot Com, saying, “Don’t know if this will fit into your carnival, still I think it’s a part of organizing home and kids, hence sending in the application.”


Steve Oliphant presents 27 tips to getting organized posted at Steve Oliphant’s Musings.

Aaron Brandon presents The File Folder Effect posted at Aaron Brandon.

Matthew Paulson presents Why College is The Best Time to Start Your Own Business » American Consumer News posted at American Consumer News.

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Meet 7 People in 7 Days posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “There are 6.7 trillion people in the world. How many of them do you know? Meet a new person for business or social advancement each day this week.”

James DeLelys presents Home posted at HOME, saying, “What is Love?”

Warren Wong presents How To Feel Better And Be Happier posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Some practical tips you can use now to feel better and be happier.”

The Career Counselor presents Six Time Management Tips for the Self-Employed During the Holidays posted at ask the CareerCounselor, saying, “Home workers and small business owners typically encounter a tricky balancing act during the holidays. You work from home, at least in part, in order to spend more time with your family, but during the holiday season self-employed folks just can’t drop everything to make way for family events and school plays. And, particularly for one-income households, holiday shopping may actually demand an increase in earnings amid all the distractions. Obviously, organization and planning are critical to making sure you meet deadlines and still have a merry holiday spirit at home. Read below for tips and ideas to help small business owners make the most, personally and professionally, out of the holidays.”

Maria Fernandez presents How to learn Spanish when you’ve got no time posted at Learn a foreign language – blog, saying, “How you can learn a foreign language while doing other things at the same time.”

Ralph Jean-Paul presents 7 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Goals Yet posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Check this list of reasons why your goals have not been met then go out and accomplish those goals.”

Kingsley Tagbo presents How To Improve Your Skills And Get A Lucrative Job posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.

SJ Yee presents How to live each day and get from where you are to where you want to go posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart.


Kathleen Gage presents Are You Losing Money by Doing Your Own Work? posted at Street Smarts Marketing, saying, “According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the average small business owner spends up to 40% of his or her time on routine administrative tasks.

Constantly working on non revenue-producing tasks that could be more productively and cost-effectively performed by a highly skilled, knowledgeable assistant is losing your business significant income.”

Stefan Töpfer presents THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business posted at The Small Business Blog.

Phil B. presents 8 Signs That You Work Too Much « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, “From time to time, we all work too much. Here are a few signs that you are working way too much and need to work on your personal life.”

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Start Meaningful Conversations posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Have more interesting and engaging conversations by learning the right way to begin them. The way you connect with people can improve your social and professional life. So if you want to improve your overall lifestyle, improve the way you connect with others.”

David B. Bohl presents A Messy Desk is the Sign of a Messy Desk | Slow Down Fast Today! ~ David B. Bohl posted at Slow Down Fast Today!, saying, “I was amused recently to see that one of the major office supply stores now carries not only filing supplies but also, believe it or not, “piling” supplies. These consist mainly of plastic envelopes and folders where you can put everything regarding one project together and leave them on your desk. I haven’t talked to anyone who uses them, but I find it interesting that someone is finally noticing that we don’t always even want to keep our desks clear.”

Lodewijk van den Broek presents The benefits of a clean desk and a tidy office posted at How to be an Original, saying, “This is a post about how a former slob discovers the benefits of a (GTD-inspired) clean desk and a tidy office. Including two pictures of the office.”


Marcia Francois presents How to deal with mail clutter posted at Organising Queen, saying, “Mail overload”


Matthew Paulson presents How to Start a Business without Quitting Your Day Job posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Yazan Manasrah presents Uncluttering your mind posted at The Blasted Crossing, saying, “Want to find out how to gain the focus and mental energy to accomplish the daily tasks you must do?”

Shamelle presents What Would You Do, If You Were Not Doing, What You Are Doing Today? posted at Enhance Life.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of organize your life using our carnival submission form.

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