Contest Time Again!

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For this contest, we would love to hear from you! We may be in the top 10, but there is always room to improve. What issues would you like to see addressed on our blog? A new organizing topic you’d like to know more about? Interviews? Q & A’s? Polls?

Leave us a comment with your suggestion for what you’d like to see here and we will pick a random five lucky people to win one of these great prizes:

Grand Prize: $100 Gift Certificate for Stacks and Stacks.com

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Sorry, our contest is only open to the lower forty-eight US states.

The contest will run until Tuesday, September 30th at 5pm PST.

Winners will be drawn at random and announced in a post on Wednesday, October 1st.

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21 thoughts on “Contest Time Again!

  • September 16, 2008 at 6:03 pm
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    Toys, toys, toys. Anything to keep my house having some sense of order throughout the day—instead of just at the END of the day. =)

  • September 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm
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    We will soon be downsizing our home size from 1,700 sq ft to 800 sq ft and no closet space. I would love more ideas on how to “find” storage space. Keep up the great work – love your site!

  • September 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm
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    new to the site. do you have tips on how to do an intervention for someone who is dangerously cluttered and needs help? preferably without losing them as a friend…if you don’t have that, i’d like to see that on the site.

  • September 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm
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    I’d like more info on organizing finances and bills. I’d like to see how other people do theirs!

  • September 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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    Thanks so much – all of you – for your comments!

    Obviously, I won’t be addressing anything here in the comments, but this does give me plenty of ideas for future posts and new features to add.

    🙂 Eva

  • September 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm
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    I’m a meeting planner, and I would love to see some information on how to organize an “office on the go”. When I am on-site for an event, I have an office at the event that I work out of. It would be great to have some tips for organizing a temporary work space.

    Thanks for running this contest – it’s great to be able to offer input!

    Krys’s last blog post..security! security!

  • September 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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    You’re welcome, Krys – I’m glad to get the input!!

  • September 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm
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    Paper Paper Paper, I am drowning in paper.
    Would love to see a system to organize important papers, school papers, financial papers, well you get the idea PAPER!! HELP!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sue

  • September 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm
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    Cheap organizing ideas. All the real nice organizing things are great but I can’t afford them and it makes me feel a little stuck.

    NerdMom’s last blog post..Update

  • September 20, 2008 at 4:22 pm
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    My son is special needs, and I’m struggling to track all of his medical information, federal government stuff, insurance stuff, therapy stuff, prescriptions, etc. Right now I have a beefy 4-inch binder and some excel spreadsheets – but if something should happen to my husband and me, I’d hate to see the face of the person who tries to take over my son’s care when they open that monster binder.
    Any ideas on how to keep all this information both together and easily accessible to people who are not me would be most helpful to me and others in my shoes.

  • September 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm
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    Last night I found this website and have found myself wanting to come back all day today! What I would really love to see is the following–in no particular order:
    1. A series of show-and-tell photos. Each expert person would take a photo of his/her day planner or similar system, their calendar, their bedroom closet, kitchen cupboards, pantry and medicine cabinet if applicable. Then on each photo, a line with wording to explain what is in the closet/cupboards so the “nit-noid” details are not left up for us to figure out. It would be GREAT to see how experts tackle the stuff they write about. It would be best if people could do this with no names, as there shouldn’t be a competition, but this should be an “educational show-and-tell.” Remember, it isn’t enough to see boxes of things in a closet or see a certain order in a room–those of us who are REALLY wanting to know more, want to know what is in those items–understanding the whole set-up is important!
    2. Many times when organizing one’s life, we hear that we should collect together our collections and display them creatively. I want to learn how to arrange things decoratively–but info on that is hard to find. Tell me, someone, please, how to arrange accessories and collections. I know the rule of 3s–but other than that, I struggle with arranging things. I see photos of very attractive closets and know mine is neat, but not exactly beautiful. I want beautiful, creative, organized and FABULOUS closets and to get there I need design info, I think.
    3. Someone out there has a system for keeping their own house clean by doing certain things every day of the week. I would like to read several people’s ideas on this. It seems that way back in the “dark ages” women washed clothes on one day, ironed the next, cleaned certain things on another day, etc., and then they didn’t have to do IT ALL on the weekend. Surely someone out there has perfected a system!
    4. Toothbrush/toothpaste problem: Toothbrushes left on a counter in bathroom get more germy studies prove, so say I take the toothbrush out of the cup and put it in bathroom drawer. Now it puts water in drawer–and also toothpaste gets grungy in drawer. So how do others tackle this?
    5. Passwords…how to keep them hidden, but accessible–but not on computer. This goes for organizing info about bank accounts, trusts, stocks, mutual funds, etc. This stuff is important, but if one keeps it in a file with the right name on it-it would be SO easy for someone to steal.
    6. Paper items–notebook paper, computer paper, stationery–how to organize where it doesn’t get dirty, bent or messy?
    7. Beauty/hair items. I have tons of this stuff and periodically cull through and put current faves in bathroom. Still, there are times when I need to use a different shampoo, a different foundation, nail polish, etc. Where to keep all the extras? How to do it attractively and relatively handy–now that would be good advice.

    6. Itsy bitsy paper things–post-its with info for “later,” quotes I read, notes with book recommendations by a friend, notes with websites–STUFF for “someday”–how can I keep track of all that stuff without resorting to a drawer full of it, or hidden box with random bits that someday my family will find and think I am unorganized? Those itsy-bitsys make me think that NO MATTER all my other successes–I am still NEVER “caught up” on my work.

    That’s what I’m looking for…maybe this stuff is already here–if so, I’ll find it. If not, please consider.

    Thank you for a beautiful, fun website. I look forward to visiting OFTEN. I feel so “validated” by finding this site and knowing others are interested in same thing.

  • September 21, 2008 at 11:40 pm
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    Organizing the home and home office on a shoestring budget.
    Thank you for a wonderful website, and thanks for the contest!

  • September 22, 2008 at 5:51 am
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    more of the same!
    more of the same!!

  • September 22, 2008 at 4:05 pm
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    My problem is like many of the others: paper clutter! Also, I need help to know what to do with those little junk drawer items (batteries, pens, pencils, film canisters, extra cords/plugs/weird stuff, free product samples, etc.) Another thing I have problems with is the shoes that pile up at the door. They’re everywhere!
    I could go on and on and on. I’m new to the site so perhaps you may have covered some of this. Anyhow, I’m going to subscribe right now!

  • September 22, 2008 at 11:13 pm
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    I’ve been browsing around you site, and I’m really enjoying it! It’s always so inspiring to read about organization. It looks like you have almost everything covered – maybe a post on purse organization would be good, lol!! Or for coupon clippers (like me!), go over different organization methods for storing coupons.

    Thank you for offering such a great giveaway, these are some fabulous prizes!

  • September 24, 2008 at 11:19 am
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    Thanks, All, for your comments so far – you have given me some good ideas.

    Some of these ideas have indeed been addressed and are in our archives. You can search by category, author, or type a subject into the search box to find them.

    🙂 Eva

  • September 24, 2008 at 12:53 pm
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    Wow. I agree that paper and toys have taken over my house. There are some great organizing accessories out there, but many are not affordable. It’d be great to see some ideas for organizing on a budget!

  • September 24, 2008 at 6:06 pm
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    I live in an apt…and constantly feel like i have no space for storage. Its around 900sq ft i think. But i lack so much cabinet and closet space. Any advice on how to make more space would be great!

  • September 28, 2008 at 5:49 am
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    I will be helping my son convert his garage into an office.

    We need the setting up and organizing tips on doing this.

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