Simple Clutter Control: A Giveaway

August 9th, 2011

Greetings all, just popping in from my “week of relaxation” and mini blog break to bring you a great giveaway from my sponsor Simplify 101.  Are you feeling the need to get your clutter under control?  Be more organized and get more done?

clutter controlI’ve adopted some strategies from the tips over at Simplify 101 because effective decluttering helps me spend less time straightening and more time devoted to my family.  Having an organized home is one way to make more time to be creative too.

Aby Garvey is the voice behind Simplify 101 and she is an organizing and productivity expert!  I love her motto, “More Fun, More Done”.  

Three readers will have the opportunity to win a free Quick + Simple Clutter Control online workshop, beginning August 16th, just in time for back to school!  In this three week workshop, you’ll be equipped with essential decluttering tactics to keep you better organized and also learn new habits that effectively keep clutter at bay.

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Eligibility for three winners to win the Quick + Simple Clutter Control workshop:

1)  Tell your biggest organizational challenge or clutter problem in a comment.  Is it your closet or a particular living space?   Share where you need organizational help!

2) For extra chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook, and/or tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, then leave additional comments telling where you mentioned this giveaway (FB or Twitter).

Three winners chosen by Random.org.  Giveaway ends Friday August 12th at 8 p.m.

And if you want everyday organizing tips sent to your inbox, be sure to sign up for the weekly quick tip and organizing newsletter too!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

The three winners are:  #98 Liz Harrington; #108 Becky O; and #214 Rhonda S.  You’ve all received an email from me and Simplify 101, congratulations! 

 

 

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Front Porch: Improvements with Paint

August 8th, 2011

Hey all, hope your weekend was swell.  We’re in ‘last week of summer’ mode around here which means relaxation is priority number one until school starts next week.  However I did manage to squeeze in a few front porch improvements over the past few days. 

I’ve long been in love with the idea of painting the front door something other than white.  All the colors of the rainbow seemed too strong and all wrong, and since the stucco is yellowish in tone, gray seemed the logical choice. 

I posed a question on Facebook what color gray I should go with, and many kind readers responded, thank you!  I reasoned it was best to grab those two samples I was considering, and maybe a couple more at my local Benjamin Moore.

Choosing the perfect gray is very challenging – there are so many ways gray can lean based on the formula: lavender, green, blue, or taupe, one must be careful! 

 

As always, you can’t tell much from a paint deck swatch, you need a real sample viewed in proper light so I picked up four samples from my local BM, and painted big swatches on a poster board to study which would be the best choice.   

  

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