Friday, November 26, 2010

Giveaway: Organizing Book

From Amazon:

Organizing is about more than just finding a place for everything. It's about finding a level of order that's comfortable for you, discovering places and people that renew your energy, and being organized enough to feel balanced. In The Other Side of Organized, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD® will encourage you to get organized enough to reduce the stress of life's details and make time to embrace your passions. Already, thousands of clients and readers have found help and inspiration in her advice, personal reflections on change and connection, and vision of what can be accomplished when you find that sweet spot between chaos and perfection.

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Does the fact that I haven't even finished this book indicate that I am not very organized?! I love the concept of being organized enough - each of us has our own comfort level of what organized enough means to us. With our own set of circumstances and our own lives - this will look different for each one.

As indicated by the photo artwork, the book is divided into categories mirroring the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Each section is easy to read and encourages and challenges us in looking at our ideals or goals and think about how our choices are feeding or harming those things.

Preview Chapter One of the book here.

Would you like to win a copy? Leave a comment on this post before Saturday, November 27 at 9pm EST - open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Other Side of Organized for review purposes here. Image above is from the author's website and text as noted is from Amazon.com. Any opinion shared is my own.

70 comments:

Gina said...

Anyone who knows me know that I love organization - but fail horribly at it! I'd love to read this book!
Gina

Anonymous said...

Looks great, as well. Thanks for your generousity!
Tracy
btcassel@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

hmmm, this looks very interesting! I can always use more help in the organizing dept.

~Flower Petal

leekat6 at verizon dot net

Rebecca said...

I am always on a quest to be more organized and would love to win.

Carly said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

Shannon M said...

This looks great!

Deb Freeman said...

I consider myself pretty organized, but am always looking to improve and LOVE books on organizing. I cannot get enough of them!

Julia said...

I would love to win this book! Always looking for ways to be more organized!

Cortney said...

I like the idea of organization but always seem to have a problem actually organizing. This would e a great book :)

Heather said...

Hello, I could USE this book! With 4 people and 3 animals and Daddy working from home in our tiny house we need all the help we can get :)

Mrs. K said...

I love it when I check out a book about organzing from the library and then find it a month later under a stack of papers.

Denise said...

Wow, could use this, too...

stonemedic76@hotmail.com

Bryssy said...

I could totally use this!

Dee said...

oh yeah - I could use this!

Heidi said...

I would love one of these.

Kenj said...

Yes, please! I can always be MORE organized!

Brenda said...

Would so love to add this book to my "homemaking" collection!!! Thank you for offering!!

Sarah said...

this is awesome! I love anything organizing

Jenn said...

Love it! What a great tool to have!

Michelle said...

Oh, I need organization help! :) beanandpumpkin2@aol.com

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Being organized is just a dream, but I'd like to be entered anyway. I usually buy the magazines that seem to come out every January with articles about getting organized for the new year. Now I need to find a way to organize my organizing magazines. :)

Mrs. Pear said...

I would love to be more organized, but life is kind of crazy right now, combined with the fact that we opted to rent a house for a year before buying so we could move as a family so another move coming up and it is kind of crazy.

Mippy said...

Hi Monica!
Yes!!! I so want and need this book!!!
If you saw my apartment that would be enough, but if you knew me that would just solidify how useful his book would be to me!
I want to embark pn a new journey at the beginning of the year and the fact it is divided into season would work really well!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win in this giveaway!
~Mippy :)
bunnysmip at yahoo dot com

Mary Ann said...

I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the chance!

Melissa said...

I can always use organizing tips! I love organization and am always looking for ideas that I haven't thought of yet :o)
nicholsfamily1994@myfairpoint.net

Anonymous said...

Would love to take a read with this book!

Jenny

jennibek@hotmail.com

Megan said...

You know me. And you know how badly I need this...

Angelia said...

I reviewed the first chapeter on Amazon and if I do not win... I will be tempted to buy it, when I can indulge. I enjoyed reading his thoughts on being balanced and achieving order with out overwhelming feelings and how to balance any obsesions to do so..that is me. I hope to win. Anglia in Tx

ChellsenClan said...

I love organization tools
Kathey

Kelly W. said...

I am extremely disorganized. It would be nice to have a guide so I can actually find things...

frugalkelly(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

JStacie said...

Who couldn't use this!

Nancy said...

I need all the organizing help I can get!
Nancy

Susan B said...

I know I need this!!! What a great giveaway, Monica!
Today and all its giveaways has been wonderful!

Aubrey said...

I need some more organization....

angie said...

I can't seem to get enough of reading organizing tips. They are what I turn to first in a magazine!

Lisa said...

I have been struggling a lot with this lately. I once considered myself to be organized, but somewhere in the last few years I've been failing miserably.
Lisa
totaleclipse22@yahoo.com

Cabogirl said...

Always looking for ways to be more organized!

Erin said...

Wow could I use this!
Erin
EJLong at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

What a wonderful sounding book! I can always use the help organizing my home.

Lady Dorothy said...

I could definitely use this book!

forr2girls said...

I could so use this book! Thanks for the fun giveaways!

Anna said...

We just finished some MAJOR home renovations and I am faced with putting the house back together after what feels like more than two years of moving! I would love to have a resource that would help me in organizing this home we've created for our family.

Crystal said...

I love the feeling of being organized. There is always room for improvement.

Anonymous said...

Organization is not my gifting. :) I can use all the help I can get.
~Yvette
yvette@im4christ.org

Anonymous said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather
liveinbohemia@gmail.com

Linda Samuels said...

Monica,

Thank you for the great review and giveaway of The Other Side of Organized. It's exciting to see how many people have commented on your wonderful blog and are sharing their organizational challenges. Good luck to all the participants in the giveaway!

If anyone is interested, please go to my book website and subscribe to my FREE monthly e-newsletter for more inspiration and motivation on organizing and life balance.

Thank you again, Monica!

Mary S. said...

I would love a little help getting organized.

hardms3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Karen said...

I would love this book. I am so not an organizer, although I aspire to be!

Davonne Parks said...

I've been working hard to organize and declutter my home the past few months - it's hard to make time with three little ones underfoot (and we homeschool), but the progress I've made in my spare minutes is really encouraging. I'd love to have a book to give me pointers as I (hopefully!) finish the task this winter.

Laura said...

I am a homeschooling, special needs mom...organized? What does that mean? Thanks for this giveaway!

Kaira said...

I had an organizing book that I really loved and I put it somewhere really sensible... but I can't find it... haven't seen it in years... true story.

I have to wonder if I lent it to someone because I've cleaned this house top to bottom and not found it.

Pick me. Please. :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like a book I could really use!
monk5 at charter dot net

Lisa @ Simply Things Family said...

I can use anything that would help me to be more organized.

A Simple Life... said...

I love all things regarding simplicity & organization ~ looks like a wonderful read!!!

fixedonHIM said...

I love to be organized, and dream of ways to achieve this. I will even attempt to start a project... always running out of time and motivation to end one though. This book looks like it is full of motivation & helps.

Marla said...

I would love a copy! :)

Sheri said...

Organization is an area I need some help in. I would love to be included in your drawing.
Thanks.

Heather said...

I could use some organizational help!

LS said...

Looks good!

Anonymous said...

I assure you, this book would go to great use in our home!

Garilyn said...

Oh how I could use this book.
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Amy Davis said...

I can't even explain how much I need this book!

Thanks Monica!

abergop at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

ahhhh, to only be better organized! :)
jhall80@stny.rr.com
Anne

Kathryn @ Expectant Hearts said...

I had dreams of being organized. And I was sort of making progress. Until our youngest son died at 6 1/2 months of age and thiigns went DOWNHILL.. I need some kind of motivation.

this book woud be inspiring, I think... Thank you for doing a giveaway!

TamaraP. said...

I really could use this book! :o)

tamara_parlor at hotmail dot com

Tammy said...

How fun, please enter me. Thank you!

Sarah said...

I would love a copy of this book!!! thanks so much!

Danielle Weissman said...

Ok.Love this one too.Some people are born organized.I am not one of them.I'll take all the help I can get.
Thanks for the opportunity and all the great giveaways.

Dawn said...

I would love to win this book!!!

Amy angeli said...

I'm so excited about this book b/c I think it will explain so much, especially to my husband, about why I am the way I am when it comes to letting my organization, or lack thereof, control the way I feel about everything else in my life.