And the winners are?????

I did it, I did it and it was tough, tough, tough.  I finally picked the winners of Org Junkie’s 29 Day Organizational Challenge!  With previous challenges I’ve always had someone helping me with the winner selecting process but for whatever reason I decided to go it alone this time around.  Let’s just say I’ve had better ideas and this was not one of them.  Oh boy.  A couple of weeks ago I actually got the list narrowed down to 13 and then I stared at them and stared at them, waiting to see what would happen.  Nothing happened.  My indecisiveness is ridiculous!  I didn’t mean for you to have to wait this long but alas I have finally picked some winners. I think next time I will need to be more specific about pictures though because some pictures were either too small and/or not clearly described as to what was going on making it very difficult for me to get a clear picture of the space.  Also if the before and after pictures were not matching shots it was really difficult for me to get the full effect in some cases.

I am so so happy I decided to ask the very last question to each of the participants.  Your answers to the question “What is ONE piece of advice you’d give to someone else to encourage them on their organizational journey?” were awesome!  I’m going to compile them all in a separate post because they are too great not to share.  So much inspiration that is for sure!

So thank you to everyone that participated, your willingness to put it all out there to create change for yourself was also very motivating to many others.  Win, win all around!  Way to go!!

Without further ado, please let me announce the winners below:

The First Place winner is:  #4 Sharon from Mom of 6!

Sharon did an amazing job of her basement which had become a family dumping ground.   Her post provides many great organizing tips as well.  Sharon will receive:

  1. A $50 gift card from Organized Living
  2. A one year subscription to Getting Organized Magazine
  3. 52 Home Organizing Missions + Ultimate To-Do List Pack from Get Organized Wizard
  4. Big Mesh Sports Basket from freedomRail
  5. Six Stackable Lidded Storage Bins from SpaceSavers
  6. $50 gift card from Clever Container
  7. A collection of Glow Baby products

The Second Place winner is:  #14 Mel from Mel’s Funny Farm!

Mel did a fabulous job on her craft room and I love how she utilized the space under her bed for storage.  Mel will receive:

  1. Large Lay-n-Go Storage and Activity Mat (blue)
  2. Download membership from
  3. A $50 Ikea gift card from Simply Savvy
  4. Three Sweater Bins from G.U.S  – Great Useful Stuff

The Third Place winner is:  #38 Michelle from Under the Craft Zone!

Michelle undertook a huge project of organizing her garage and the whole family got involved.  Michelle will receive:

  1. A $50 gift card from Thirty-One Gifts
  2. 3 ePlanners (meals, home, planner) from
  3. A one year subscription to Getting Organized Magazine

And the random BONUS prize goes to:  #44 Practigal

Practigal will receive a $50 Amazon gift card from

Congratulations ladies!  Please email me at orgjunkie(at)hotmail(dot)com with your addresses.  Thanks!

I hope you are continuing, a month later, to enjoy your organized spaces and have hopefully moved on to organizing other areas of your home.  Remember my ultimate goal is to create organizing junkies everywhere!!  So proud of everyone!!

And of course a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors of this challenge!  If you haven’t already, please go check out their sites as they all have so much to offer to help you in your organizing endeavors.

Until next time my friends!!

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14 Responses to And the winners are?????

  1. 1
    Shonda says

    Congrats to the winners. And I have to say that my space is still clutter free!

  2. 2
    Heidi says

    Congratulations everyone! I, too, have kept my area clutter free — my husband even commented on that fact. Woohoo for me!

  3. 3
    Brennan's Mom says

    Great job and congrats to the winners! Lots of inspirational stuff!

    And like the two above, my kitchen is clutter free still!

  4. 4
    Michelle says

    OMG, Thank you!!! I have to say that our Garage is STILL clean, now we are working on other parts of the house :)

  5. 5
    Sharon at Momof6 says

    No Waaaaaaayyyyyyy! My big basement challenge won? Really? I am SO excited!!!!!!

    I am so proud that I started with my absolute worst cluttered mess in my home, because tackling the basement first has made all the difference in the world on how I am decluttering the rest of my home. As I tackle new areas- the kitchen, the bathroom, and today- the media cabinet…nothing is making its way into basement storage. It is all being dealt with where I find it. And this never would have happened if I had started somewhere else in my house.

    Laura- I want to thank you so very much for providing both the inspiration and the motivation to tackle this assignment! Next up…. the 2nd worst space- my garage! Care to run another challenge in April? :)


  6. 6
    Mel says

    Thank you Laura!
    I am certain that I wouldn’t have had the motivation to stick with this project if it hadn’t been for your challenge. Other than two very small boxes that are waiting on labels, the craft room is still as tidy and organized as it was on the final day of the challenge. And the box of dishes is gone!

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    hsmominmo says

    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Laura, I’m sorry this was such a stressful task for you, but you made great choices.
    We are all winners! My newly organized space is STILL organized. Yahoo! We are loving our ‘new’ space – so happy you hosted this and that we participated.
    Looking forward to the next challenge!

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    Elizabeth@ReadySetSimplify says

    Laura, thank you so much for all of the work you did to put this challenge on for all of us. I’m inspired by others and thrilled with what I was able to accomplish. Congrats to all of the winners – and to everyone else who participated, because those clean spaces are a prize all on their own!

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    Ellie says


    Everyone wins! Homes have been changed for the better and women have been encouraged by the progress they made. So much inspiration.

    Sharonatmomof 6 – thank you! DH has been wanting to declutter the huge attic and I’ve been inclined to want to do the more public areas. Your thinking made me understand his thoughts.

    Thanks and congrats!

  10. 10
    Shirley@motivatedmommyoftwo says

    Congratulations to the winners, great job organizing your spaces. Laura Thank You so much for hosting this challenge. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.

  11. 11
    Pennie W says

    How exciting! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the challenge. I was happy to see a clutter free zone, but getting something extra is fun too. Thank you Laura!

  12. 12
    ema says

    Congratulations to the winners! And thanks for all the work YOU have put into his, Laura.
    Our basement is still clutter-free, too! Horray!


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