Updated to add: The winner of the Peter Walsh book giveaway is Trina from Joy and Contentment!
I had 10 minutes to talk to Peter Walsh today. THE Peter Walsh, organizer guru and former host of the fantastic organizing show Clean Sweep. I had 10 minutes to be all cool and suave and impressive. Unfortunately it all sort of fell apart in the first 20 seconds when Peter Walsh said my name. He said my name and I totally didn’t hear what he said after that because I was thinking OH MY GOSH PETER WALSH JUST SAID MY NAME. Seriously if you didn’t know I was a dork before now, this will clearly cement it for you.
Peter said to me “you were part of the Back to School blogcast, is that right?” And I said, are you ready for this? I said “I am”. I AM??? It took me a second to realize what he’d just said, and then what I’d said and that the two didn’t match and for me to get totally flustered and try to correct myself. So much for suave and impressive. Sheesh!
After all that I’m still going to put up this video because even though I’m a dork, Peter is clearly not and has some great answers to some of the questions I’m most commonly asked around here.
I am loving the looks of Peter’s new line of organizing products called You Organized. I asked Peter if this line will be available in Canada and I’ve since found out that although it is not available in Canadian stores both the desk and console table are available for purchase on the Office Max site and they will ship to Canada. Unfortunately I don’t see the bulletin board system online for sale yet which is what I would most definitely be interested in. You can find the modular command center pieces here. I love that you can configure and rearrange the pieces of it to suit your needs.
Peter also has a new organizing DVD out that I was given to review and it is loaded with helpful, practical, easy to implement solutions. I love Peter’s no nonsense style that seems to get to the heart of the matter quickly and efficiently. As Peter takes you on a room by room tour he discusses numerous ways to streamline your systems in order to maximize space and reduce stress. It’s really fantastic. You can see a promo of it here.
Today though I’d like to give away a copy of Peter’s book that is specifically written for teens called It’s All Too Much, So Get It Together. This easy to read book is designed to give teens the steps they need to keep what is necessary, purge what is not, and organize and prioritize everything in between. Such a great book that is so encouraging and helpful and even though it’s written for teens it would really benefit just about anyone looking to have less junk, a clearer mind and a better life.
To enter to win a copy of this book simply leave a comment on this post prior to Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm PST. I’ll use random.org sometime after that to select a winner. Good luck!
PS: If you’d like to join me in the dork club feel free to make me feel better by telling me something dorky you’ve done recently :)