Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway - a virtual organising session

This giveaway is now closed!

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Do you know what a virtual organising session is?

  1. You book and pay for the session.
  2. I email you for times suitable for both of us.
  3. You take photos of the area you need help with and after compressing, email them to me.
  4. On the session, we Skype (if you have a headset and microphone) or chat online in my chat room.
  5. We talk through the area, you take notes and I send you any pictures if we agree to that on the phone/ in chat room.
  6. And it's as easy as that!

Why I love them

  • Organising in your pyjamas
  • No make-up and cute clothes needed
  • No travelling time (Joburg traffic is awful). You won't believe how many emails I get (from the blog) where people say, I wish you lived here in ________.
  • Cheap and affordable for you!

Now you get a chance to win a session with me. Because of its nature, you can be anywhere in the world and I can still help you organise your space or time.

A half-hour session usually retails for R150.00 (US$21) in my store.

Here are my rules

  1. If you want to win this session, you have to tell me your most burning organising question. Any question about space, time, your business or your life. I'll answer them on the blog or in articles.

  2. I am not going to search around your blog to find an email address because I don't have time so please leave your email in your comment. Or go check the box in your blogger profile to show your email.

  3. The competition closes on Friday 2nd Nov, 12pm South African time.

  4. I will post the winner next Monday because I am on holiday.

  5. The competition is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike!
Have fun and all the best.

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51 comments:

Cara Putman said...

Sounds great! I've finally installed a new desk and work area. Since I work from home this is a critical area for me, but I want to make sure it is effectively organized for the long term. I'd love help with that.

Emily at Mommin It Up said...

I can't decide if my most burning question is how to organize my closet or my daughter's!! They are both a mess :)

emily {at} momminitup.com

The Baker Family said...

How do I organize our library? We have 14 bookcases, all double-stacked, and it's a mess! I think my husband buys books we already have because he's forgotten what we do have...help!

AngelaB said...

I'm not sure if I am ready for this, but if I win I will take it as a sign from the powers that be. I am a mom of four and I am horrible with papers. Any kind of papers - mail, school papers, newspapers, coupons, if it is made of paper, it is a mess in my house. My downfall is horizontal surfaces - my desk overflows to the top of the filing cabinet which eventually overflows to the kitchen counter and sometimes the table. Eventually I get frustrated and toss it all in a box. I have several boxes full of papers that have overflowed from my desk. I spend so much time looking for things, it makes me crazy. So my problem is how do I organize all these papers and mail for six people and try to keep them in my desk area and out of our living areas.

Anna Willett said...

pick me!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

My biggest organizing problem right now is how to deal with the mess of clutter and papers that my kids bring home from school, plus mail, catalogs - it seems like my counters are always full of paper of some sort... Thanks! :)

B said...

The kitchen counter in my house just can NOT stay clean. Well, okay, most of my house just can not stay clean LOL! But the kitchen is soemthing everyone who comes over can see. Some papers I need here and drawer space is not an option .. so how can one have papers in the kitchen without it looking like, well, a pile of papers LOL!
Thanks so much! =)

Kari & Kijsa said...

MMM- WHat a great and useful giveaway! As a n artist with lots of messy creativity-the studio always seems to be turning upside down. thoughts on ordering supplies, future and past projects....it goes on! Whew- if you could see it now!!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mamma said...

Our house doesn't have a basement, just a smallish utility room which must house the washer and dryer, an extra fridge, cleaning implements, the litter box, workbench and anything else we don't want to store in a crawl space. Unfortunately, it is in the back of the house, so it doesn't make a very good mudroom--because I could use one. Luckily, it's virtually a blank slate.

This is a terrific giveaway idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Jo said...

My organizing question is- how does a mom of three, who has cancer and health problems, become good at organzing despite her Adult ADD? Tough one I know but one I battle constantly. WANT to organize, exhausted all the time, start something and never finish. I just want to get things done for once.

jocoiner[at]gmail.com

Rebecca said...

My craft supplies. They overrun and take over the place...

Krista said...

I would love to have some help organizing my crafts/bills/study room. It's a falling all over everything disaster. Basically I don't have enough storage space and can't throw away anything I "might" use in the future! Help!
teacherkrista(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele@Philoxenos said...

I totally need help with organising my kids' bedrooms. We just had two birthdays, so lots of presents, and now Christmas is coming and where in the world do I put it all???

michele AT philoxenos DOT com

Michele@Philoxenos said...

Sorry, I gave you the wrong email.

it's michele AT philoxenos DOT info

Cheers.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to get some help with my organization.

My question: How do I find space for all the necessary things when I live in a tiny apartment?

Please count me in! I'm doing a giveaway over at my place. Hope you stop by.

peppylady said...

Not sure even where to start.
Please put my name in the hat for your drawing.

Christine said...

My most burning organizing question is how do you handle closets - we simply do not have enough closet space, and my husbands clothes end up in huge piles in our closet- partially because he lets them get like that. I don't know what do with them.

And I'd be thrilled to win your session. Thanks so much for offering.

kathy said...

My burning organizing question is: Once you have organized your junk drawer(s), how do you keep it that way? bigfamily8@yahoo.com

deputyswife said...

My sewing room needs help... A lot of help...

Thank you for hosting a giveaway!

Vicki said...

My main issue is... dealing with stacks of papers.

I'd love to chat with you!

http://sewinspired.blogspot.com

vickivictoria at the google mail service.

Geri said...

count me in !!! Please!!! Love this!!! I have a VERY comprimised craft area!!
gerijones64@hotmail.com

striving... said...

Okay, I will give this a shot. I do not know if anyone can help me organizing. My biggest issue is time. I homeschool 3 kids, babysit 2 extra 3 days a week, cooking and cleaning always get on the back burner, and I am never caught up. here's my email tkmcc28 @ yahoo.com. Now just pick me and all will be great.

jen said...

please put me in the draw
jen34@iconz.co.nz

Dawn said...

I could use the help with my craft room/office as I'm going back to work (I work pt from home) next month and the room's a mess! My burning question is about finding a balance of how much organising 'stuff' (containers, filing things, etc) is useful and how much is just MORE clutter!

Paige said...

I have a mudroom problem. It seems to have exploded with shoes, backpack and just junk. Help!

Pickel said...

Our entire small bungalow needs help! And, we have a baby coming soon! Help!

Erin said...

I could so use your help! My husband and I are building our first house. We are trying to make enough closet space because I hate things just lying around. I have never been very organised before and I am trying to start fresh. So I have this huge walk in closet and I just don't know where to start. We haven't put up shelves or anything yet and I can't even seem to get it down on paper. HELP!!!
erinblakecraig@yahoo.com

Erin said...

I could so use your help! My husband and I are building our first house. We are trying to make enough closet space because I hate things just lying around. I have never been very organised before and I am trying to start fresh. So I have this huge walk in closet and I just don't know where to start. We haven't put up shelves or anything yet and I can't even seem to get it down on paper. HELP!!!
erinblakecraig@yahoo.com

canben said...

My burning question - how in the world does everyone keep up with the paperwork? DH and I shred any junk mail that comes in and file anything bank related (along with a few other items). We have a HUGE pile that we need to get to, but sometimes the stuff that comes in in one day, makes our house look TERRIBLE!

Meldrims said...

What in the world do you do with a cement basement when you need the space for living?

Courtney said...

My question is somewhat general. I can be organized but I tend to not follow thru. What is the best way to really get in gear and keep myself from starting and not stopping or giving up

FeeFiFoto said...

I liked your idea about pre-measuring baking ingredients so much, I just linked to it in a comment, here: http://www.colleenpetterson.com/2007/10/30/tack-it-tuesday/
Your contest looks cool -- what a great idea.

tonsofsons said...

Pleezzzzzzzzze pick me!

http://tonsofsons.wordpress.com/

Amy Jane (Untangling Tales) said...

My most burning question...

How do I fit exercise into my life when scant reading and writing are the only passions strong enough to break the busy-life barrier?

Tiffany said...

wow...I'm totally excited about the possibility of winning this prize!

I have two BIG problem areas, my children's art closet and my big kitchen pantry!!

I need professional H-E-L-P so please put my name in your drawing! Thanks ever so much!

Happy Fall,
Tiffany in Washington

Mrs. C said...

My problem: storing hand-me-down clothes for my kids.

Mrs. C
missus-c@hotmail.com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Mine is how to organize the following scrapbooking items:

chipboard pieces
rub-ons
stickers
stamps

Fun giveaway Marcia!

Sarah said...

My most problematic areas are my bedroom as it doubles as my son's room, craft room, clothes storage etc as well as my bookcases.

My email is seekinghim@gmail.com

Bouquet of Daisies said...

My biggest frustration is just trying to find homes for all the "stuff" that 8 people require and contain it neatly in about 2000sq.ft. We homeschool, which makes it feel like we can never get a break from the clutter.

Anonymous said...

My biggest organization problem is paper! I get overwhelmed with it and don't know what to do about it. Thank you!

Mary
sendallemailstome@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm torn here too, but my "office" is the worst mess in the house at the moment so will go with that. How do you keep all the "extra" stuff accumulating there? Not just the bills to pay, but all the junk?

Cathy
greyhoundgirl29@yahoo.com

Amy said...

We homeschool and I wonder what the best way to set up all our supplies is since we don't have a school room. Thanks for the great offer.

Navy Wife said...

count me in!

i have a hard time making and keeping a schedule. how do i do it?

melissa nassraway

Christy said...

Organizing our papers is our biggest problem.
cskeeters at juno dot com.

Jen said...

This is a fabulous offer! I would love to have some ideas for organizing my office - especially desks with no drawers!

Alyssa said...

What do you suggest for keeping up with receipts?

Tiff said...

I have all this scrapbooking and craft stuff in bags because i don't know how to organize them so my little ones can't get in them.How can i get this stuff where I can see what I have but little fingers can't get into them???

Dovey said...

Ok, my problem is finding a place for everything. Especially papers -- which papers to keep, how to file magazine articles, encouraging articles, etc.? I can put everything in its' place as long as it has a place! Know what I mean? I am bookmarking your blog. I need you!

Rean Day said...

My question is "How can one make the most of kitchen counter space with so many appliances and so little room?" I'm not sure what time 12 SA time is but if I'm not too late, sign me up.

Kimberly said...

Wow, what a great idea. I could so use this. We have 8 children and one due in April. I have trouble with bedroom maintanence, where do all the clothes go? How can I keep there closets and drawers organized? Also, our arts and crafts closet? I want it to be accessible for the children, but tidy for me. :o) Thanks

mom in the know said...

how awesome is this???? WAY!

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