Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting Organized ... A book review and a GIVEAWAY!!

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As I've read through fellow bloggers' goals for the new year, I've noticed organization on many people's lists. I read a book last year full of organizational tips ... Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life by Deniece Schofield. This book gives you ways to get organized in almost all areas of your life. Now, I've spent a lot of time reading organizing blogs, books and coming up with plans on my own ... and I still found some great ideas to implement. If you are just beginning your organizing journey, then this book will be a great help to you! Her ideas are easy to implement.

Because this book is such a big help and because so many people are wanting to get organized at the start of the new year ... I am going to give my copy away to one lucky reader!!! This is the first giveaway at The Peer Review! Entering is simple!!!

  • Tell me your favorite organizing tip
  • Follow me (or let me know you already do)
  • Subscribe (or let me know you already do)
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog
  • Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway
That's 5 possible entries!! Leave a separate comment for each one. The giveaway will close on Saturday, January 23rd.

46 comments:

  1. Great giveaway, Shannon.

    My tip... get rid of it, clutter is not anyone's friend!!

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  2. blogger here

    http://dailyessentialsanddeals.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway.html

    thanks!!

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  3. Best tip.......Have a place for everything/everything in it's place!

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  4. When bringing in a new clothing item see if there is something of a similar item in the closet to give to charity so that you are not doubling up on items.

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  5. I follow.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  6. Make the most use of space with shelving and baskets!

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  7. Clear plastic shoe boxes - you can easily see what is inside, they stack nicely and are usually only $1 at Wal-mart! I stick a big 2x4 white label on the front so I know at a glance what each one is for. For example I have one marked TRAVEL and I put all those sample toothpastes and shampoo's, etc..as well as our toothbrush covers and such.

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  8. blogged about it here... http://savingmoneyismyjob.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway.html

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  9. I need organizing - so how can I have a tip??
    Ok I have a teeny one - I keep a baggie clipped to the fridge with a magnet. In the bag I put labels and pop tops that schools use for educational items. I then give mine to my grand sons each month for their schools.

    clenna at aol dot com

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  10. I subscribe

    clenna at aol dot com

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  11. my tip I use wipe containers to store trashbags

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  12. i follow
    bargainfun1 at yaho

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  13. I keep things labeled, such as our plastic totes, make it easier to dig out the bin I need when the time comes around
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  14. new follower via Google Friend Connect
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  15. New Reader Subscriber
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  16. Every week I tackle one room or closet and this keeps me on top of the clutter.

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  17. I love my label maker and baskets to sort like things together!!
    Lindsey75@gmail.com

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  18. Get rid of the clutter. That is a hard one for me, but I'm working on it! Thanks for the entry!

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  19. I am a follower! Thank you for the entry.

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  20. Look thru the mail right away. Throw away all junk, put the bills in the holder on the desk, magazines in the rack, etc.

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  21. I use baskets to hide everything. So maybe not organized, but it looks like it is!

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  22. I have a little date book and I write down my monthly to-do list and then keep a list of my weekly need to do and want to dos and CHECK THEM OFF. It makes me feel so good. ;)

    I'd LOVE to read this book. Love, love love to! It sounds just wonderful. :)

    alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

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  23. I'm following in my feed reader. :)

    alaskawildrose AT gmail DOT com

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  24. Wow, I need this book LOL! My favorite organizing tip is to USE your space, really! Don't limit space to it's technical use (i.e. toilet paper under the bathroom sink!), but think about all those nooks and crannies and what type of things you could store there!

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  25. My tip would be to open the mail with a garbage can next to you. Get rid of the junk mail right away.

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  26. If you don't use or forgot you even had it -- give it away to someone who could use it!

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  27. Tip: I use file folders to organize and categorize utilities, EOB's, medical expenses, credit card info/bills, justin's work expenses, check stubs, and donations all in separate folders. Then when it is tax time or anytime I need to find any of those easy to loose papers I know right where they are all!

    (ps Thanks for reminder about entering I would have totally forgotten!

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  28. blogged http://gaertegang.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-that-ends-today.html

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  29. Facebook too...if this is not a separate entry from tweeting...just erase it! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

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  30. If you have an item of clothing that you haven't worn in the past year, give it away to someone who can use it!
    bkittie@hotmail.com

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  31. Go through your mail right away when you bring it inside. Throw out the junk and put the bills into a folder with the dates due for each section. Saves time later!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    skstigger@hotmail.com

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  32. I follow on Google Friends.
    skstigger@hotmail.com

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  33. Oh what an awesome giveaway!!! My tip is to sort and rotate toys. The stored toys will be a hit when they're brought out the next month.

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