Friday, October 19, 2012

Absolutely Organize Your Family {Giveaway}

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Today's giveaway is for a copy of the book Absolutely Organize Your Family, Simple Solutions to Control Clutter, Schedules and Spaces.

The author, Debbie Lillard, a professional organizer, a frequent visitor on the hit show Mission Organization, and, of course, a mom, shares her most successful organizing strategies for the whole family.  These are strategies that she has put to work in her own home and in countless client's homes again and again with tremendous success.  Absolutely Organize Your Family is the resource you have been waiting for.  Each chapter defines a specific organizing "problem," a practical story related by the author, and a step by step action plan to solve the issue.  From time schedules, to desk organization, to how to efficiently clear out a closet, to what in the world to do with all of those pictures, to scheduling chore time, homework time, and down time, this book covers it all.  It is filled with illustrative pictures in full color and is the perfect size to pop in your purse, ready for any-time reference. The fool-proof strategies in the book are endless!  Discover for yourself, for example:
  • The secret for reducing the size of "THE PILE"– that awful stack of paperwork that we all have cluttering up our kitchen counter or desk!
  • The one simple trick to maintaining an effective Family Calendar!
  • A dependable strategy for introducing your children to Chores!
She has some fun little tips throughout the book. One I liked was the idea to let kids "take the day off." She said she had a friend who let her kids spend the first week of summer vacation in their PJs. As we are enjoying Fall Break right now, I thought I would let the kids do that if they wanted. I asked them if they wanted to get dressed or stay in their PJs for the day, and they all excitedly exclaimed "PJs!"

For Your First Entry: 
Become a follower of this blog. Then leave a comment. If you are already a follower (the thing where your cute face pops up with all the other cute faces of people following), comment telling me so.

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I am a follower!


For Your Second Entry:

Like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook. Already do? Tell me so. Comment saying you like it. 

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I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook! 

For Your Third Entry:
Share what you most need help with organizing. 

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I want a better system for organizing my children's school papers.  


For Your Fourth Entry:
Free Entry! But you must enter.

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Entering for free!


For Your Fifth Entry:

Blog or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did. 

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I tweeted! @valplowman


For Your Sixth Entry:

Blog or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did. 

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I updated my status!


For Your Seventh Entry:
Blog or tweet about this giveaway. Then comment saying you did so and which you did. 

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I blogged! valscreatsions.blogspot.com 

Entry Rules
  • You must leave a comment in order to have an entry.
  • You must leave a separate comment for each entry. This is not so I can get lots of comments--it is because it makes it a million times easier to choose a winner. It takes less time, and less time is good. Plus, it makes sure I don't miss an entry.
  • You don't have to do all seven entries...for example, if you just want to follow this blog, you can just do entry one.
  • One entry per comment.
  • Up to seven entries per person.
  • You must fulfill the rules of each entry for each entry to count. If I see the entry is not valid (did not meet entry requirements), I will disqualify your entry. Trust me, I check.
  • Entries will be accepted until I choose the winner sometime October 26.
  • The winner will be randomly selected at random.org
  • The winner will be announced Friday October 26.
  • If you would like, you can add your email address to your entry. If you are the winner, I will email you to let you know. You do not need to add your email address in order to win. I understand not everyone wants to share their email addresses with the world. I will announce the winner on the blog, so you can check the blog Saturday to find out if you won.
  • Once the winner is announced, you will have one week to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Be sure to check back. The only thing worse than not winning is to win but not realize it in time!
  • US shipping addresses only please.

103 comments:

Ariana said...

I a ma follower

Ariana said...

I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on facebook

Amber said...

I am a follower! Yeah! I read your blog every morning. :)

Amber said...

I am also a follower of Chronicles of a Baby Wise mom on Facebook. It helps me know when you have posted a new post.

Ariana said...

I need help with organizing my free time and my kitchen

Ariana said...

entering for free

Amber said...

And I need to organize my desk and figure out a better system of organization of the dreaded mail.

Ariana said...

I tweeted @barnold8

Melissa Vucijevic said...

I am already a follower!! But I never win these things! If ever there was a time - organization of my clutter in my new home - would be AMAZING!

Melissa Vucijevic said...

I totally already like C of a BW M on FB!!

Melissa Vucijevic said...

We just moved into a new home last week. With an 8 month old. I have no idea what we were thinking!! I am naturally an organized person, but it isn't until you move that you see your weak areas. I need help with closets and items that rarely get used.

Melissa Vucijevic said...

Entering for free!!!

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower of this blog

Stephanie said...

I follow you on facebook

Stephanie said...

free entry!

Stephanie said...

I need help organizing my one kitchen counter that acts as my desk. It's always cluttered with mail and random junk the kids get out.

Carrie Morris said...

I am a follower!

Carrie Morris said...

I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!

Carrie Morris said...

I want a better system for organizing my clutter.

Carrie Morris said...

Entering for free!

Janice Schmidt said...

I am a follower! (I hope this didn't post twice and is posting from the correct Google acct. it's hard to tell on my phone.)

Janice Schmidt said...

I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!

Janice Schmidt said...

I want to know how to organize "junk drawer" stuff

Michael and Yvonne said...

i am a follower!

Michael and Yvonne said...

i like chronicles of a bw mom on FB!

Michael and Yvonne said...

I need help with everything!:) I have 3 kids, LOL.

Michael and Yvonne said...

Entering for free!

Janice Schmidt said...

Entering for free

skinnyfat said...

I am a follower.

Kelly Lee said...

I am a follower!

skinnyfat said...

I also follow on Facebook.

Kelly Lee said...

I like CBM on facebook!

skinnyfat said...

Free entry!

Kelly Lee said...

I would like a better system for organizing the stuff that accumulates on counters and tops of bookcases.

Kelly Lee said...

Free entry ;-)

Kelly Lee said...

I tweeted! @mkellymlee

skinnyfat said...

I have three kids under the age of 3. I need a quick and easy way to organize clothes because they are always going through sizes - too big, too small, etc.

Tiffany Hutto said...

I am a follower of this blog!

Tiffany Hutto said...

I liked you on facebook

Tiffany Hutto said...

I need help organizing the "pile" on the kitchen table, it keep getting bigger

Tiffany Hutto said...

entering for free

Katie said...

I am a follower

Katie said...

entering for free

Katie said...

I need help organizing the pile (or 3 :)) of mail, things to go through, coupons, etc.

MommaLanda said...

I am a follower

amykpt said...

I am a follower!

amykpt said...

I like Chronicles on Facebook

amykpt said...

I have several closets and a craft room that need help

amykpt said...

Entering for free

Rachelamb said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Rachelamb said...

I follow chronicles of a babywise mom on Facebook.

Rachelamb said...

I need help organizing my kitchen and mail piles.

Rachelamb said...

Free entry! :)

Wife/mom/RN/burp cloth said...

I'm a follower already!

Wife/mom/RN/burp cloth said...

Free entry

Wife/mom/RN/burp cloth said...

I already like chronicles on Facebook!

Wife/mom/RN/burp cloth said...

Closets, closets, closets! The stuff is hidden away, but so ugly to open the door to!

Tiffany said...

I'm a follower!!

Tiffany said...

I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on Facebook!!

Tiffany said...

I need help organizing "the pile" and my office space!

Tiffany said...

Entering for free!!

Gwyn said...

I am a follower!

Gwyn said...

I like chronicles of a babywise mom on facebook!

Gwyn said...

I want help organizing our busy schedule, including time for chores!

Gwyn said...

Entering for free!

Heather said...

I am a follower!

Heather said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Heather said...

My biggest organizing need is making the most use out of small spaces.

Heather said...

FREE ENTRY!

Sarah said...

I follow this blog!

Sarah said...

I like Chronicles of a BabyWise Mom on facebook.

Sarah said...

I need the most help organizing backfiles and papers that need keeping. Also, my daughters clothing!

Sarah said...

Free entry.

Unknown said...

I am a follower!

A Wee Irish Family said...

I am a follower!

A Wee Irish Family said...

I like CBWM on facebook!

A Wee Irish Family said...

I need help organizing my closets- desperately!

A Wee Irish Family said...

Free entry!

kmbutrfly said...

i am a follower!

kmbutrfly said...

i like you on FB!

kmbutrfly said...

i need serious help organizing PAPER in my house, whether it be mail, important papers, tissue paper/gift wrap, etc.

kmbutrfly said...

free entry!

Kristin said...

I am a follower.

Kristin said...

I like your blog on facebook.

Kristin said...

Freebie!

Kristin said...

Wow, I would love to get rid of THE PILE on my kitchen counter!

Angelle said...

I am a follower.

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

I am a follower!

Angelle said...

Entering for free!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

I also follow on facebook!

Angelle said...

I need help with organizing space for my family.

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

I love to organize. We struggle with The Pile on the kitchen counter, and the office desk.

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

Entering for free!

Angelle said...

I like Chronicles of a Babywise Mom on FB!

Amanda said...

I am a follower

Amanda said...

I like Chronicles on FB

Amanda said...

I need help getting my children involved in chores.

Amanda said...

entering for free

Beth Price said...

I am a follower!

Crystal said...

I am a follower.

Crystal said...

Entering for free.

Crystal said...

I like chronicles of a babywise mom on Facebook.

Crystal said...

I want to organize my time and my shopping.

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