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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pretty Neat Book Review & Giveaway! 3/19 *CLOSED*

Pretty Neat Get Organized & Let Go of Perfection

It is no secret that I have a habit of holding on to things for one reason or another. I am not the most organized person that you will ever meet.Not that I am a slob~as I know how to pack things and hide like you would not believe! But over the last 3 months I have started to really make up my mind to get this house in order.Last week I even started going thru my Mom's things and gave 5 bags to the Epilepsy Society when they had a local pickup! I have decided that my Mom will live on in my heart and I don't need "things" to remind me of her.I will still keep things that were special to me but will continue to go thru not only her things but mine as well.Come Spring I am even planning to have a Garage Sale to buy paint to make the whole house brighter!


I was recently given the opportunity to review  the book~Pretty Neat. Pretty Neat was written by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch, who also happen to be the brilliant minds behind  Buttoned Up! – a line of great products designed to help the organizationally challenged.
It is a handbook that embraces the chaotic reality that lies beneath org porn’s glossy veneer, offering pithy anecdotes and candid advice from experts and real women alike on tackling organizational inertia. Funny, irreverent, entertaining, and helpful, the book covers all facets of clutter-control, from tried-and-true tips for conquering to-do lists and wrangling family schedules to ideas on excavating inboxes, eliminating excuses, and delegating housework. Most importantly, Pretty Neat insists that women need to stop holding themselves to impossibly high standards, and focus instead on defining their own, realistic organizational goals. Full of engaging examples from everyday women, Pretty Neat offers readers unorthodox, surprisingly simple methods to reduce their org porn–fueled stress, insisting that perfection is impossible — and unnecessary — in this messy, unpredictable world called real life. 

I have some great news as one of my readers is going to win a copy of Pretty Neat for their very own!!

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Tell me what gives you the biggest source of organizational stress? 
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Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on March 18th at 11:59 PM Central Time.
*This Giveaway Is Open to the USA*


{Disclosure~I received the Pretty Neat Book to review.No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted.The opinions above are my own}

 

75 comments:

  1. My kids. I spend my day with my 3 yo then when my 1st grader gets home he fights the little one for my attention. By the time the day is over I don't have the energy to straighten out and go through stuff that I just keep boxing up & moving.

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  2. I have too small a house, only 1 closet, and too much stuff. I can't seem to keep everything picked up and put away.
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  3. My kitchen is my biggest stress. Too much stuff and not enough room for it.
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  5. My kitchen counters are a big source of stress. For some reason, I feel the need to have every appliance and gadget owned out in plain sight whether or not I will ever use it!

    Here's my funny hide the clutter story: I had about 4 big boxes of clutter & papers that needed to be organized. With company on the way, I piled the boxes on top of each other, covered them with an old quilt top & put a lamp on top so that it looked like a table. :o) Laugh if you will, but it worked...

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  6. My office is an organizational nightmare.

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  12. My closet of course!

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  44. My biggest source of organizational stress is the bonus room, now playroom. It's a sea of toys.
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  56. My biggest organizational challenge is my sweetie's hobby of restoring vintage collectibles. There is no dedicated space or storage for the items-to-be-restored, the finished items or the restoration supplies. It all just kind of spreads itself out infinitely everywhere...kind of like tribbles.

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  60. I look in my office and feel stressed it is so disorganized. I have piles of paper that need to be filed. There are too many books in there too.
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  68. Every day life stresses me out, and bills too. lol.


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