BH&G Secrets of Getting Organized Giveaway! (closed)

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is: #13 Janet!

It’s no secret I love love love the Better Homes & Gardens special organizing publications that they put out a few times a year.  I always scoop them up as soon as I see them and clutch them to my chest like some crazy lady addicted to organizing.  Oh wait I am that crazy lady addicted to organizing!

I just can’t get enough of the colorful eye candy.  Which is odd considering my own home doesn’t have a lot of color in it but that’s more because I hate having to decide on paint colors.  It totally stresses me out.  We moved into this house a year and a half ago and have yet to paint a single wall.  It’s all beige except for the basement which the previous owners decided to paint a bright orange.  It sounds horrible but it’s really grown on me in a weird sort of way.  We finally bought paint to do our bedroom a couple of weeks ago and so hopefully we’ll get that done soon.  I decided on a beach theme after our trip to Florida last year.   I might never leave my room again when it’s all done 🙂

See how scatter brained I am, I totally haven’t told you the very best news about this particular 2012 issue of this amazing magazine.

I’M IN IT!!!!!!

I’m listed as one of their expert organizers (crazy!) at the beginning of the magazine and then tips from my book, Clutter Rehab, are scattered throughout.  I still can’t believe it.  It’s such an awesome honor.

So exciting!  I knew I was going to be in it months ago but until you actually see it for yourself you don’t really believe it’s actually going to happen.  Then it came out in the US a couple weeks before it arrived here in Canada…one of my advertisers emailed me a picture letting me know.  Then the search was on to find it here.  I finally found copies in an out of the way gas station on my way home from BlogWest of all places.  I’m sure the employees thought I was high on something the way I carried on when I saw it.

A peek at some of the “candy” inside:


Anyway I of course picked up an extra copy to giveaway to one of YOU since none of this would have been possible if you didn’t come visit me here at my little home on the web.  So thank you, thank you!  PLUS I’m also going to throw in a copy of my book as well to the lucky winner so you can really get your organizing thing on!!!

Just leave a comment on this post, prior to Saturday, March 17th at 4:00 pm PST, telling me ONE thing you have trouble making a decision about (I can’t be the only one!).

Open to everyone!

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401 Responses to BH&G Secrets of Getting Organized Giveaway! (closed)

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    Mo says

    I am awful at making decisions on how to spend gift cards/certificates. I love getting them as gifts, I love the challenge of making that money go as far as possible by buying things on sale, but when it comes to actually handing the card over, even though it wasn’t my money, it is very difficult. My brother often buys me gift cards for our local mall for my birthday, and Ive been known to still have money on one, when he hands me another the following year!

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    Heidi Kemp says

    Well it is March and that means curriculum choice time for me. I struggle every year this time on this…. On the home front choices from color, furniture, style comes easy. I know what I like and I like it! Now affording what’s like is bother thing 😉

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    Heidi Kemp says

    Well it is March and that means curriculum choice time for me. I struggle every year this time on this…. On the home front choices from color, furniture, style comes easy. I know what I like and I like it! Now affording what I like is another thing 😉

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    Annette {Simple Mom} says

    Sorry…not an entry…I just forgot to say congratulations! That is BIG!

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    Corrie Hanson says

    Mine is paint as well…except I have almost used every color. In the first two years of living here I had painted it five times, two of those were in the same weekend. Ugh! Congrats on your successes!

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    Katie says

    I’d love it!

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    Christina says

    My biggest decision problem is what to keep and what to store/trash from my little kitchen. We don’t have a lot of room and I am really good about not collecting too much in regards to “entertaining dishes,etc” But there are some that I like to pull out once in awhile and putting them in our icky basement would mean they would NEVER get used except when i had a bunch of things to pull out.

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    Sally says

    I have trouble deciding where to start- the clutter seems overwhelming!

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    Christina says

    I have a small home, and two boys. I have the most trouble trying to find space for everything. I really need help to de-clutter what I dont need, and organize the rest!! Thanks!! You are such an inspiration!

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    wendy says

    congrats on the feature. Must be so exciting.

    Well I am really hoping I win because I seriously need to organize my home around my 4 kiddies & home business. I can’t decide if my office should be our crafting area or strictly for work. I don’t have much space so I need all the expert help I can get.

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    Teea says

    My own business?…working for others?..

    Oh! And congrats! 😀

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    Janet says


    I have trouble making decisions about my late grandmother’s and late father’s “stuff”. There is so much and it just overwhelms me.

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    jennybean says

    Congratulations on being in the magazine! Oh and by the way, I used to have my basement painted a bright orange called “hot sauce” and a bright green called “sour apple”… yikes!!! But what do I have trouble making decisions about? Well, don’t ever ask me where I want to go if you’re gonna take me out to eat!!!

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    Judy says

    I am undecided about what style I want my home to be… modern cottage, beach house, traditional….ugh

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    Laura S says

    Congrats on being in the magazine! One of my toughest decisions is what to do with old swimming t-shirts. Too much sentimental value to toss, but not really something to wear now…

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    Shaindy says

    I always have trouble making final decisions when it comes to decorating our home. That’s why after 2 years, our pictures are still not on the walls.

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    Michelle Thomas says

    Right this moment I am having the hardest time deciding on a new comforter/duvet cover for our room. I can’t decide on colors for the life of me! I have commitment issues! 🙂 haha

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    Amanda Smith says

    Great giveaway!! I have trouble deciding on colors for walls of rooms!

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    Ann says

    Congratulations! I have a hard time deciding what kids papers to keep, and what to toss.

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    Jan says

    I’m decluttering my kitchen and I’m having a hard time deciding on which things stay and which things go. Some are easy, but things like the set of dishes my mother gave me that I never use are giving me a little heartburn 🙂

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    sharon says

    which toys and books to save for my grandkids and which to donate

  22. 23
    Gale says

    I have trouble making decisions about what to do for Birthdays and anniversaries and stuff like that. I tend to procrastinate on those decisions which gets me into trouble.

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    Kat says

    Congrats! I always have a hard time making decisions about everything. My big one is deciding what stuff (junk!) to keep and what to give away, its so hard to give away a lifetime of memories!

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    angela Knittel says

    I really have trouble deciding what to keep or get rid of. Some things have sentimental value and I can pass on to my kids, especially books. It is excrutiating trying to get rid of a book.

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      Mimi says

      I can’t get rid of clothes if my mother made them for me. She puts in a lot of effort to make me nice things that look nice on me that when they get old or not longer fit right, i can’t bring myself to donate/toss them.

      Same goes for paperwork from trips: whether it’s the flight stub, an entrance to a museum, a beer coaster or a crumbly map, I have a hard time letting go. I’m starting to use smashbooks for these things, but i have 15 years of travels to tackle.

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    Rache says

    I love the look of that magazine, only wish I could find somewhere that stocked imported magazines in the uk – the one bookstore I knew of that did went out of business a few years ago.
    I mostly struggle to decide on shoes, but right now I’m going crazy trying to pick some new everyday plates, bowls and mugs – I know what I want but I can’t find anything ‘just right’!

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    Michelle Taylor says

    my hardest thing is trying to figure out what to do with all the crap in the “junk drawer.” I know I should probably throw most of it out but, I fall into….we might need it someday trap. 🙂

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    Catherine says

    Congrats! Um.. I can’t decide, what to make for dinner, its always a last minute thing…. ooops!

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    Steph D says

    For me its getting rid of old toys – there are so many memories attached to them that I i dither over whether to get rid of them or not for ages 🙂

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    SalBug says

    For me it is deciding if I can reorganize and move something AGAIN and not feel ridiculous giving my husband yet another ‘tour’ of what I have changed!

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    Rooh says

    I Have trouble making a decision about how to organize some of my kids thIngs. Or rather, how to get them to stay organized. They’re young, so you’d think it would be easy …

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    Alli says

    Deciding where to direct my educational goals has been the greatest challenge for me. I would love to integrate my design and organizational abilities into a career! You are such an inspiration to me 🙂

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    [email protected] says

    Congrats on being on the magazine. I always have trouble making decision on what things to buy to organize. I research and research until I cannot research no more

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    Kristin says

    I am awful about making decisions on actually going through with the purchasing process. I will look and look and look, and love tons of things in stores and online, but I am always scared something will tear up or I won’t like something as much as I thought in the beginning. So, I literally have to look at something for days before actually getting the debit card out ; )

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    Pip says

    Congratulations! I looked for the magazine at Walmart yesterday and couldn’t find it, would love to get a copy from you!

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    Linda S. says

    I am trying to decide what to do with all of out grown children’s toys, books, and other stuff… School projects, art work etc. I know I can’t keep it all by how can I ever decide?

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    judi h says

    Along with you, and lots of others….choosing paint colors. I don’t know how many chips I have, and still no decisions!

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    Shannon C says

    I struggle with getting our garage clutter under control. I’d love to win!

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    katzien says

    Way to go Laura! I have real trouble deciding what to do with books/cds that we want to keep, but don’t want to “display.” You eventually can only store so many plastic bins, and then what….you rent a storage unit that you need until forever?? I’m now storing extra books in the guest room chest of drawers……..

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    Camille says

    Choosing where yo eat for date night. There are always so many things that sound yummy.

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    Nancy says

    Dinner! One of these days I will get serious about menu planning! Unless spending hours on everyone’s sites looking at their menus counts?!

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    Erin says

    i can’t decide on anything!!! :))) right now i am trying to decide on a rug and i have four that look exactly alike and i can’t pick one. :)))

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    Pauline says

    Hi, Laura – Count me in on your lovely give-a-way! The thing I have the most trouble deciding on is where to put all my unpainted ceramics! I’m a crafter – love painting – but storing lots of “breakables” to sell at craft shows (especially with a cat in the apartment!) can be quite a challenge!

    I also wanted to let you know that I blogged about your “52 Weeks of Organizing” post over at my blog today! It’s called “Country Dreams” – and I included a link to your post of that title – so my readers can find you and hopefully be inspired to do that themselves this year! Thank you so much for leaving that up – your blog has been such a blessing to me I just had to share it! Here is the link -would like to invite you to stop by if you have a minute –
    Have a great day!

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    Destiny says

    My big decision that I can’t seem to make is where our bed should go in our about to be repainted bedroom.

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    Shelly says

    CONGRATS!!!! The biggest thing I keep debating on is going entirely paperless with my to do list. I go back and forth between hand writing it and using an app on my iPhone… I just can’t decide!!!

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    Lee Ann L. says

    My biggest difficulty is deciding how to organize and what to use to go about organizing when I finally decide to organize an area. {That was a mouthful of a sentence). I don’t want to spend a whole lot of money; and, at the same time, I don’t want it to look like crap. LOL. 🙂

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    Nicole says

    Nice job!! so glad i found you. You are very inspirational. i am still needing to work on my kitchen and drawers that have tons of stuff I don’t miss but when I see then I think I need them. arghhh!

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    Samantha says

    oh my goodness! laura! SO excited for you!!!! great job! 🙂

    and i have to agree 100% with you on this one – my biggest challenge is always choosing a paint color. i am so envious of people that have a knack for that sort of thing. for me, it’s definitely paint color!

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    Freya says

    I can’t decide whether to stick with our existing house and make the best of it, or try to move house – if I go for the latter, it’s likely to end in disappointment. The former and it’s likely to end in disappointment!!!

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    Lori says

    Congrats! The biggest challenge I’m having right now is choosing a rug to go under the dining room table. I have too many choices and just can’t commit!

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    [email protected] says

    I have trouble deciding if something will work (organizing) and if it’s worth spending the money to find out.

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    Sherry V. says

    My main decision problem area is when it comes to my craft supplies. I quilt, crochet & do cross stitch and have been collecting supplies for over 25 years.

    Because of being disorganized I have many multiples of alot of supplies (not to mention all the fabric & yarn purchased for projects that never happened). While I have gifted many of these there are still some multiples that I have left and can’t decide on the “best for me” solution.

    Congratulations on being in the magazine. . . it must be a wonderful, thrilling situation.

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    Nicola says

    Congrats on your feature!!! You’re a celebrity now, eeeekkkk!!!

    I have a hard time making decisions on baby clothes. I have been given so many 2nd hand from friends and family, and I some are already too small for my 9 month old, so I wonder whether I should keep them for a future (possible) child. But then if I didn’t even put baby #1 in them, would I use them for baby #2??? I must have 15 pairs of overalls and I never dress him in overalls, but I don’t know what to do with them all -keep or donate to other friends?? Decisions decisions….

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    Janmary says

    My hardest decision – usually it is just where to even begin! (overwhelmed!!!)

    Pick me please as I don’t have the option of buying the magazine here in Ireland!

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    Amy Grace says

    Clothes that don’t fit. I struggle and struggle about putting them up for sale in consignment or keeping them in the hopes that I lose weight and they will fit again. I like these clothes which is why I bought them to begin with. Seeing them inspires me to get fit…or depresses me that I am not yet fit. Which voice to listen to…..?? Congratulations on the publication. Hope books sales skyrocket!

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    Heather W says

    I can never decide where I want to eat out when it’s date night!

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    [email protected] says

    How wonderful! Congratulations on the awesome exposure!

    I seem to have the most trouble getting rid of paperwork. No, make that books. No, clothes! *sigh* I’m a mess. 🙂

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    Lauren Pittman says

    I can never decide what to wear in the morning! Even if I lay out an outfit to wear the night before, it is still an issue in the morning 🙂

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    Janette says

    I find it hard how to decide the best way to organize closets. Too little storage and too much stuff that is always hard for me.

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    Charli says

    I have no qualms deciding on major things like where to live, what kind of car to buy – you know things that are really *big* – it’s the little things. Menu planning, goodness, what *should* we eat? Clothes, do I really look good in this? And anything that most people can make snap judgements on.
    The things that I should really take time to consider, I go with my gut. Everything else… It’s a struggle.

    But the magazine looks great! And seeing as I’m just starting my organization journey, I’d love a copy 🙂

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    Kelsey says

    Congratulations on making it into the magazine!!! There are lots of things that I have trouble deciding. But the one thing that I am having the most trouble deciding right now is how to organize the toys in my children’s toy room.

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    Brooke says

    I am so indecisive about so many things! Mostly home decor and design… at some point we need to redo the kitchen, and I’m so intimidated because I think I’ll make a “wrong” decision… I’ll drive myself crazy with the indecisiveness! Fun giveaway!

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    Jessica says

    Congrats to you!

    Hmmm, I am generally indecisive, but I’ll go with: where to put ALL the paper my kids bring home from school!

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    Skooks says

    I used to be really good at this, but lately “What should we eat for dinner?” has become the unanswerable question. Must get back to menu planning!!

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    Stacey says

    Where to put papers I think I might need! I have paper monster in my office.

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    Barb says

    I have a terrible time deciding what to get rid of in my music and my school materials. I just might want these or use them in the future. Mmmmm? I am trying to be very diligent and only keep what I absolutely want. We have moved twice in the last 2 years. Most of the music is boxed up. I am finding that I don’t need nearly as much as I thought I did. Also, I will not be teaching my high school boys their ABC’s any more. But now my mind is playing tricks with me about saving them for my grandkids someday. So I talk my way through that by saying that there will be better curriculum invented by the time I do have grandchildren. Pep talks are great.

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    Mitzi O says

    My decision making issue is what to throw out/yard sale and what to keep! If it’s on that fine line, I struggle!!!

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    Emily says

    The biggest thing I have an issue deciding on is what to do with a fresh note book. I buy too many and then get paralyzed thinking I’ll mess it up.

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    melissa says

    my hardest decision is just getting going—convincing myself that it won’t kill me

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    Linda Stoll says

    ok … so what do I pull out of the freezer for supper?

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    Heather says

    Where to eat when going out!

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    Shannonk1221 says

    This made me go home and clean out and organize my coat room closet. .

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    Suzanne @ Welcome to Willow House says

    We are in a temporary living situation, and I have to make decisions about what to keep for our next (and hopefully soon) home — everything from furnishings to decor! How do I be a good steward for now AND later!

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    Kelly Foster says

    I have a beastly time deciding what type of shoes to wear with an outfit – especially dresses. Do I match the shoe to the dress (so predictable and boring!) or go with a nude color shoe or be bold and pick another color like red shoes with a black dress. Stylist make it look so easy but I’m clueless!

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    Amanda Andrus says

    That is so exciting for you!! The one thing that I am having trouble with making a decision on is the kitchen cabinets. I need to decide how I need to organize them.

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    Joyce M says

    I am horrible at making decisions! Even when we go out to eat, I just tell hubby to surprise me. With organizing, we are having a bit of trouble with our side entry way. It’s not working out as much as I want it to.

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    Laura H says

    I have trouble deciding what I’ll do when my son goes to school next year!

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    Ginny G says

    I have a hard time deciding what basket to put where when I’m organizing. I know that sounds crazy b/c a basket of any kind would most likely work. But I tend to move baskets around until I find just the right one for the spot I’m working on. 🙂

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    Robin W says

    I have the most difficult time with deciding about hanging pictures. I feel like it is such a big deal to make a hole in the wall.

    Congratulations! I really hope I win—I would love to have a copy of the magazine and read your book!

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    Kate says

    Mine’s a biggie – I (well, we, I guess!) are having a load of trouble deciding whether or not to have another baby. Maybe it will have to be a ‘wait and see’ type decision!
    I’d loooove to win!

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    Tracy says

    Wow looks full of great ideas. I really need help organized:)

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    Janessa says

    I have a hard time deciding on color and decor style. Im a mish mosh! I can never decide!

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    Paula says

    I have difficulty deciding on window treatments. I need to figure out what to do with my living room and family room windows and I can’t decide.

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    Sarah says

    I’m having trouble deciding on wall stickers for our new baby girl’s room. She was born on Friday :o)

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    AmyE says

    Congratulations!! I have a terrible time making all kinds of decisions. Many times I simply flip a coin!

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    Kris H says

    I’m the worst with paint too. I have several gallons in my garage that I purchased but couldn’t work up the nerve to actually paint onto my walls.

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    Sarah says

    My difficult decision? Getting rid of old clothes. I seriously do come back and re-wear clothes that haven’t been worn in 3 or 4 years, so I don’t like getting rid of things in case I start wearing them again. I can actually get rid of brand new clothes that I haven’t worn yet (we’re talking several months here) because there’s no cycle of attachment to them.

    On second thought, maybe I don’t have trouble deciding to get rid of old clothes. I decide quite quickly NOT to get rid of them!

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    Suzanne says

    Congrats on being in the magazine! That’s Awesome!

    I can’t decide what to do with our office…..It is a junk hole and I have reorganized way too many times to count…I just can’t figure out how to organize it and what furniture it needs in order to meet all the needs to room has to handle

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    Lana says

    Congratulations on being featured in the magazine!

    I have a hard time deciding on which organizing project I should tackle first. Once I do finally decide, I am so energized and happy with the results. My goal is to unclutter and organize every drawer, cabinet, and closet in my house by the end of 2012.

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    Krista says

    I’m “window-treatment challenged”! We’ve been in our home for 7 years and I still don’t have curtains on the windows! Roman shades, cellular shades, wood blinds . . . OH MY!

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    Elizabeth says

    This is hard to pick just one. Right now, the decision I can’t make is where I am going to send my kids to school.

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    Stephanie says

    Asky my family, and they will tell you that I over think every decision. I especially have a hard time deciding on anything for the home. From paint to curtains and decor I cannot decide. Then when I decide what I want it takes me another year to find exactly what I want. Thanks!

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    Lana says

    Sentimental things — which may include things that belonged to my parents, grandparents; things I had as a little girl; clothes & other things I’ve made. I have lots of issues!

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    Laura says

    I always have a hard time deciding which sentimental, special things to keep. I tend to err on the side of keeping too much. I seem to be doing this with my kids stuff, so I am trying to be better about it. Otherwise, we are going to have to buy a whole other house to keep all their stuff I am saving. 🙂

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    LeAnn S says

    I have a hard time deciding how I want to organize my recipes. I want them all in one format but I can’t decide whether to keep them on the computer exclusively or in paper format.

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    Emilie says

    Congrats on being published (again!) I would have been excited too.

    I have a tough time with pictures. What to keep, what to print, what to do with them all. I do some scrapbook, but need to figure out what to do with those too. And so deleting pictures, even terrible ones, is a very tough task.

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    Ashley says

    I have trouble deciding on colors to decorate a room with.

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    Leslie Dawn Neagle says

    How to balance the needs of my household. Time with husband. Nurturing children. Caring for special needs bed ridden beloved daughter. But I can be strong & courageous for God is in my heart, and He’s for me? Pray, pray pray???

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    Leslie Dawn Neagle says

    How to balance the needs of my household. Time with husband. Nurturing children. Caring for special needs bed ridden beloved daughter. But I can be strong & courageous for God is in my heart, and He’s for me? Pray, pray pray???

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    Kiara says

    I’m having a really hard time choosing what clothes I should and shouldn’t buy so I just buy everything I like and it’s way too much clutter! I would love to read your book and bhg magazine looks like its packed with “candy” 😀

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    daisy says

    I’m pretty decisive overall. I sometimes have trouble deciding how much to help my lil’ guy with his room clean-up. I want him to be responsible, but the messy look just drives me crazy!

    Congrats on your part in the article!

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    Jen says

    I have trouble making decisions about books to give away. I love books!

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    Jen says

    You probably mean related to organizing, but I still can’t decide what I want to be “when I grow up”.
    Congrats on being in the magazine! That has to be so exciting!

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    Mary Gandee says

    I have trouble with house paint colors! I always end up going either too dull or too bold!

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    ZeeS says

    I am horrible at making just about every decision when it comes to buying something. I just don’t want to make the wrong choice. I over research everything. From what goldfish medicine brand to buy to what bed to buy for my daughter. I finally went with a PBK iron bed and I’m already freaking out wondering if I made the worn choice and what if the paint is chipped or something I will have to go through the hassle of sending it back. I need some serious help. Don’t get me started on what colors to paint my house. We have wallpaper all one from the previous owners and I want to take it down but I first want to decide what colors my whole house will painted. I need to see the big picture. I have an idea of what I want but I’m nervous about how it will look and how to put it together.

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    Debbie says

    I have a hard time deciding what sentimental items to keep and what to toss!

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    christy says

    I can’t decide what to buy for organizational storage. When I’m at home I think I WILL buys something. When I’m at the store and find something I like I deliberate wondering if it will mesh with other things I’ll need to find later, wondering if I should stay neutral or be bold…

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    Carmen G says

    When I start organizing something like the kitchen, I have trouble deciding what should go in what drawers and cabinets.

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    Margy says

    Which way to load the silverware in the dishwasher! Pointing up or down???

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    maria says

    I have trouble making a decision about how to organize our home. We haven’t had money to buy various organizational things. I’ve been wanting to make stuff to do so (by sewing) but i can’t decide what i want to make first lol

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    Vickie says

    Right now we’re completely gutting and remodeling our bathroom. And I can’t decide what I want to put back in it. Eventually I’ll have to decide or we’ll just have this empty room in our house.

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    mrspris in ok says

    My biggest problem is paper clutter!!! It is everywhere!! What to throw away and what to file……congrats on the article!

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    Tova says

    I struggle to leave well enough alone. Once I finish organizing something, I spend time judging whether I’m holding on to too many things or if I could have organized myself in a better way.

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    Betsey Krueger says

    I struggle with what organizing project to start with. I have sooooo many I want to tackle that I just freeze up and can’t even decide where to start so I get nothing accomplished.

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    Amy says

    Kids school papers. My oldest is only in preschool and I already have a mountain of papers to go through. Most of it is artwork. I need to figure out a system before my youngest two start school and the mountain starts multiplying.

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    Gin says

    I hate making a decision about what to do on the weekend. I’d love it if my husband just organised a picnic or a bike ride and said “this is what we’re doing – just come”. Unfortunately it’s usually left up to me to make those sorts of plans.

    The mag looks great, and since I can’t gt it here in Oz I really hope I win!

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    Pam says

    Do I need to keep all these papers? What is trash/recycle and what is important? Where do I put the ones I keep? I can’t make decisions so they just sit on the kitchen counter…

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    megan says

    I struggle with the paper trial….so hard to throw away!

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    Lynette says

    Congratulations on your magasine success! I have trouble deciding what to do during the baby’s nap time. Regular house chores? Extra projects? Something fun with the other kids?

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    Traci says


    I can’t ever decide what to write on someone’s blog. I have already started over three time on this entry!

    Well, this is what I decided on…or should I change it?

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    Ginny says

    I saw that magazine while I was at WalMart tonight. I should have picked it up and at least looked at it! One thing I have a difficult time making decisions about is whether or not to throw something away, or even give it away. Doesn’t matter what it is. Sigh.

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    Kelly L says

    What to make for dinner, so I am going to start menu planning. Thanks!

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    Ivy says

    I have a hard time cleaning out my photos from my hard drive (and even the printed out ones from pre-digital era). I just have such a hard time getting rid of images.

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    Cheryl Miehl says


    I am not new to organizing things (I actually LOVE it!) but am trying to get my better half to see the beauty of it… and that is where I struggle to make decisions because I can spend hours upon hours looking at all of the new, beautiful storage options available on the market today… so many colors, and patterns and I love them all!

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    Rebecca Balter says

    I can never seem to make a decision as to which type of organization system would work for my family’s paper clutter. If I could just decide which system to use life would be so much easier 🙂

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    Melissa Walley says

    I can never decide about picture frames – which ones to buy, mats or no mats, wood or black, all matching or a variety, so I have an empty stairwell and lots of pictures that should be hung! It makes me crazy!

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    Angie says

    I can’t make decisions about what to keep and what to throw out/give away. I think I may need something as soon as I get rid of it. I’m making progress though, just donated several boxes of things we don’t use.

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    Heidi says

    I’m incredibly indecisive about a lot of things, but particularly about picking restaurants. I research new ones for hours and then almost inevitably pick one I’ve been to before.

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    Melinda T says

    LOL, only 1 thing?!? My biggest would be what to keep, toss, giveaway and then what and where to put what I keep…yeah, I sure could use some help! Congrats and thanks for the chance!

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    Amy says

    How exciting! Congratulations!
    I have a hard time making almost every decision from what to have for dinner, to what color to paint the walls, to how to best organize my closet. Always afraid I’ll make the “wrong” choice!

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    Christina in NO KY says

    Congrats! And to think we knew you back when….

    I can’t for the life of me get my clothes mess organized. I keep to much, but in the past when I went on a tossing binge it always ended up costing $$ to rebuy or fill holes I made. So now I have boxes, hangers, and those collapsible storage bags storing everything I might want or need. In 3 different sizes.

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    Bernice J says

    I am having difficulty getting rid of some of the items in my house that my university age children played with when they were younger. The items I’m having trouble deciding what to do with are the two large size water guns (water cannons) that I still have (I have two children). I keep thinking maybe when they’re home for the summer they can still have fun with them. Am I being sentimental and nostalgic or am I being reasonable? I honestly can’t decide!

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    Heather says

    I feel exactly the same way about paint! It’s too big of a commitment!

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    Alison says

    It’s probably a tie between what book to read next and what craft to do next.

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    Pam says


    There are so many areas where I hesitate to make a decision. I guess that’s where the “perfectionist” side of me meets the “procrastinator.” I have been trying to get organized for the past two years! The hardest part is trying to decide where to start and what to get rid of. I tend to start in one room and then before I finish I move on to another. I have so many great ideas from people such as yourself — I just need to implement them. Thank you for all your tips and strategies. Someday I’ll have the organized home of my dreams! Congratulations on the magazine mention:)

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    Nancy says! Paint is my nemesis! I cannot make a decision, not only is color difficult but so is choosing 1 wall, 2 walls, 4 walls! Love to be a winner!

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    Stefanie Gladden says

    I have trouble figuring out how to organize my makeup & hair stuff! i have so much of it, i dont know how to make it look good!

    [email protected]

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    kathie says

    So many things! Whether to fix our car or replace it, how to “curate” my book collection, what color to paint our bedroom, should I let my hair go gray, or continue to color it….who can decide? haha

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    Leya says

    I have trouble deciding which project to finish first and pinterest just makes it worse ;p

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    Mona says

    I can’t decide what to put on my dining room table. I haven’t found a centerpiece I like, so I’ve been living with nothing! The chandelier is hanging low, so I need something large and wide.

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    Carolyn Maves says

    I have trouble choosing clothes to buy, shoes too. Oh, especially shoes, how can they seem to fit in the store but not feel comfortable when you get home! Thanks.

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    Laura says

    I always have a hard time picking a color scheme

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    Kim @ Homesteader's Heart says

    First of all Congratulations! That is so cool. And then to answer your question, I think I have the biggest problem deciding the best way to store things. Sometimes I think I make it harder than it should be.

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    Lisa says

    Hmmm… Decisions? I can’t decide what I can’t make a decision on!!! haha

    I have a hard time cleaning out my work clothes. Always think I will wear that button down shirt one day (5 years later)!


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    Jo Ann says

    After moving from a nice house into a tiny condo and living among the piles and boxes for years, I am finally ready to declutter and get organized so that I can enjoy my home. I really, Really, REALLY need these publications to give me some direction.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Tracy Stone says

    I think it must be clothes. My closet is overflowing. Everything else seems to be pretty tidy, and I just straightened out two kitchen drawers last night (and they look pretty good!), but my closet is overflowing…into two others…

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    Kaitlin says

    Congratulations! I have a hard time deciding whether to get rid of clothing. There’s a lot of emotional attachment and guilt associated with getting rid of clothes so it makes the decision-making process very hard for me!

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    Eckert S says

    I have trouble deciding where things should go. Which means they never go in the same place twice, which means I can never find anything or…I just leave it out instead of putting it away. I think I need a professional to tell me what to do. (some people might call that and INTERVENTION)

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    Brenda says

    Magazines! I get TONS for personal and my two businesses and it seems like there are PILES of magazines EVERYWHERE! Two nights ago in the middle of the night we thought we heard a snake or something slithering around in the bedroom (we live in New England so it’s not likely!) and it was one of my magazine columns sloooooooowwwlllyyy slipping over……. I tried tearing articles out and ended up with paper avalanches. HELP!

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    Brandy says

    I have or am having trouble trying to decide how to organize my daughter’s toys. They are just sooooooo overwhelming, I give up too easy. We have a whole family room plus her room full of toys that we have never cleaned out since she was a baby and she is four. My husband makes this even more stressful for me because he doesn’t want to get rid of anything. I hate being stressed everytime I walk into her room, but I have got to do something.

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    Laurie says

    I just bought this the other day and noticed you were quoted in it! So exciting!
    I love these magazines too and I was wondering when the next issue of Storage is coming out? Are they quarterly? I have the Spring 2012. I am so addicted. Had to have the March Oprah issue too. What fun!

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    Suzanna Kaye says

    Since I own my own business there are always a million things to do that are great ideas. Problem is – I seem to only have 24 hours in a day. (Anyone else have that problem?) I have a difficult time deciding which great idea to work on – and when to put it down for a boring priority task instead.

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    Heidi of Operation Organization says

    That’s amazing!! Congratulations!!
    (I have the same reaction when I see these specialty mags as well!) 😉

    Cant’ wait to see your feature in print!


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    Christi says

    I have a hard time deciding on window treatments, as evidenced by the fact that the only room in our house with curtains is my son’s.

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    Jodi says

    Congratulations! Paper clutter is overwhelming me lately. I got out of the routine of dealing with it due to sickness and am having a hard time catching up!

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    Kathy Casserly says

    My biggest decision, is the actual organization. I have high hopes, and then I start, and it all goes down hill! I get so overwhelmed, and don’t know what to throw/give away, I usually get frustrated and stop mid-organization. (is that a word?! LOL) ANY help, would be wonderful! I would LOVE to have your book! Thanks.

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    Shelley says

    Congrats! My current big decision dilemma is deciding on a paint colour for my kitchen, it was painted 2 years ago, but I have never truly imbraced the colour.

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    Lisa DeCourcey says

    I have trouble deciding what to do with paperwork. It’s so hard to know what to keep and what to toss. It’s tax season, so I’m trying to manage all the paper from last year. Yuk! Would love to have your book and get some pointers.

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    Erin says

    From the comments listed here I can see that I’m not alone in the battle of paper clutter. I’m also indecisive about what kind of system to use that will work for us!
    Congratulations on being in the BH&G magazine. These type of editions are so my favorites.

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    Valerie says

    I have trouble choosing a meal at a restaurant. Everything always looks so good so i always make everyone else order first to hopefully get some inspiration!

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    Andrea Scoville says

    Oh boy … I have trouble deciding what to do with that limbo pile… not emergencies, but yet I don’t want them too far away or I’ll forget them. Front and center on my kitchen counter is where it lives and I can’t stand it there. Thanks SO much for all of your inspiration and the chance to win the mag and your book!

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    Amanda says

    I can never decide what to do with my time! When the kids are napping or after they go to bed should I do some routine cleaning maintenance or start tackling/continue with an organizing/renovating project?!?!!?

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    Kate @ Teaching What Is Good says

    Oh my! I have such a hard time making decisions about decluttering. I live with 9 other packrats and we store things. I think I can get rid of stuff and then I think, “what if I need this later and cannot afford another one?”

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    Ande says

    One thing! It is so hard to pick. I’d have to say that my biggest challenge is my kitchen counter. What do I do with everything that ends up on my counter from toys to coupons to school papers to hair bands and more, more, more. Keep? Trash? Put…somewhere?

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    Sue says

    I have trouble deciding how much of my kids things to keep for them for remembrances of their childhood.

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    Brittany says

    I have a horrible time deciding on where to go on vacation. My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in May and even have my mom scheduled to come and watch my daughter. But we haven’t been able to decide where we are going to go and what we want to do.

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    Michelle D. says

    I always have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to give/throw away when I’m going through things. But I must say since coming to your site, I’ve been motivated and have been trying your tips and questions to ask.

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    Amber says

    Right now my decision I can’t make is where I leave work early or not. I may have forgotten to put the cone on him so he dosen’t chew through his cast. He hasn’t bothered it at all but this might be the day…

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    The Chatty Housewife says

    I have a hard time making a decision about what to do with old photos! Thanks for the chance to win, looks great!

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    Adrienne says

    I always have trouble picking out what to wear the next day and what to have for lunch.

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    Amy S says

    Only 1 thing? lol I dislike making decisions about whether or not to take my kids to the pediatrician when they’re on that borderline sick edge.

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    denise says

    Paint colors. I love different bold looks, but when it comes down to it, I opt for neutrals and I am not very adventuresome, even though I would tell someone else to go for it.

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    Julia Reffner says

    I struggle making curriculum choices. And so many more things…I struggle on which books to cull.

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    T says

    If I only had one thing that I have trouble getting rid of…

    However, I think my biggest challenge is family memories.

    Thanks, love the site!

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    Linda says

    I have trouble deciding which items in my house to donate and which to ‘save for the yard sale I hope to find time to have in the future.’

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    Michele M says

    Keeping the kids rooms organized. Aaahhhhh – I need your books. 🙂

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    kristen baiocchi-lila says

    congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For me, deciding what to get rid of, or tackle next tends to be things from my past/memories things I think i willuse again. More sentimental maybe? Like pageant dresses (havent done in several years) , crowns (really? what am i gona do with those), yearbooks, awards, etc.

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    Ella says

    I have a hard time deciding when/what/how much to spend on new work clothes. I am extremely frugal but in the executive world, we are judged on our appearance, and I struggle to actually purchase things that I probably should.

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    Debra Schramm says

    I have trouble deciding what decorating style to use for my home. I like sooooo many different styles!

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    Sally S. says

    I have struggle making choices about clothes to keep or giveaway when I clean out my closet yearly, I always have the “what if” I need it for some event…

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    Cindy says

    I have a hard time deciding what to keep and what get rid of. If I keep it, how and where do I store it? I may need it one day.

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    Dana says

    I have a lot of trouble trying to decide how to organize my kitchen…it needs new paint, a new floor, and new counters too (and my dishwasher may very well be possessed by an evil spirit…)…so just looking at all the stuff that needs to be fixed only makes it worse…

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    Monica says

    I would have to say gift cards. I am known to try to make them stretch as far as they possibly can.

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    Katie says

    I always have problems deciding what colors to paint our walls as well. When trying to decide on a color for our living room and kitchen I got at least 15-20 little paint samples from Lowes and 2 from Sherwin Williams. They probably thought I was nuts!

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    Teal Lockard says

    I have a beige house too (in since Aug ’10) so we’re very much alike on that point. Paint colors are such a big commitment for me too. but, when I actually get around to painting a room, it always makes me feel so much happier. I never understand why I wait so long…I mean it’s just paint…and it can be painted over if it isn’t the right shade! Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

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    Tracy Carvalho says

    I have trouble deciding how to organize our office closet!

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    Tyna says

    I had the worst time deciding whether to use plastic tubs or interesting baskets for storage in my sons room. Seriously, it took 3 weeks of chaos in there before I could just pick one and move on! We went with plastic tubs because I thought they’d be more durable for use by a boy, but I still wonder if baskets would have ‘looked better’. Sigh…

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    Kim says

    Congratulations! I have trouble trying to decide how to decorate with paintings and pictures in my home. I moved into a new home 4 months ago and most of the paintings, pictures, etc… are still not on display!

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    Jerica Jones says

    I have the most trouble deciding which items I want to keep and which ones to get rid of! I tend to think that I love it all and what I don’t love, I find myself thinking that I may still need it one day.

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    Michelle says

    I’m new to this organizing thing and to your blog.
    Congratulations on being in the magazine!!

    One of my biggest problems is trying to figure out how to organize my computer room.
    I homeschool my son and it seems like everywhere I turn it’s full of his school books and supplies.
    It doesn’t even look like a computer room, it looks like an office supply store.

    I would like to have just a little space in it for me to be able to forget his school work for a minute and be able to relaxe with a good book or be able to explore your blog for instance without being overwhelmed by all his stuff.

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    Misty says

    Are you kidding?! I can never make a decision…I’m having trouble deciding what to tell you that I have trouble deciding! I am in the process of trying to remodel my kitchen and there are sooooo many things I am having trouble deciding…the cabinets, the pantry, the lighting. It never ends!

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    Shonda says

    I would love to win this package. My decision problem is how to be consistent in my cleaning. I get so distracted!

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    desiree munsee says

    congratulations I love the mag too I have a hard time chosing which items to get rid of that belong to my children..

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    Carrie @ The Internet Made Me Do It says

    I have the hardest time trying to finish a room. I can paint, I can re-arrange, I can stash and stow things out of sight (but please please please don’t EVER open a closet!) But I can’t decide on throw cushions, or flower arrangements, or how to arrange my family photos, or which area rug to purchase, so my rooms have ‘good bones’ but its the finishing touches I can never finish!

    And CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an amazing achievement!

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    Ann Odle says

    Only 1 thing?! Well, I think the toughest thing would be deciding what to spend my generic gift cards on; Restaurant, grocery or clothing store ones are easy–go to one place and pick things out. I seem to have acquired a couple VISA cards though, and I find myself afraid to spend them–maybe I think I’m going to find something I REALLY need, AFTER I’ve already spent the money. How nuts is that!?

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    Julie says

    Congratulations on being in the magazine! I have the hardest time giving away items and think “I should really invest the time to sell this instead…”

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    Stephanie Holladay says

    I have a hard time deciding what to do with the limited amount of time that I have during the day. After working all day, I want to sew or garden, but I should be responsible and cook or clean. hopefully no more TV!!

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    Susan M. says

    I have a hard time with one-off items (esp. paper). Do I make a file folder for just one piece of paper? Do I try to group it with other, similar items in a category name I’ll hopefully remember in the future? Or should I just leave it here, on top of my desk, until I figure it out? Mmm hmmm. We know where it is, right?

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    Carol McC says

    Congratulations on being published in the magazine. LOVE, LOVE it! I wish I could be as organized. I am pretty good and organizing, but it is so hard to get the family to follow through. I guess my biggest problem is focusing on ONE thing to do. I jump from one task to another before I complete the first one. Again, Congrats!

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    Kim says

    Congratulations! I think I have the hardest time deciding about art to display in my home…my walls are mostly bare because I’m so picky about art for some reason! I suppose I feel that it’s such a commitment, such a statement to put on my walls, that it has to be just right…and I don’t even know what that “right” is! 🙂

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    JoEllen says

    Congratulations on your recent success in the magazine! How fun!
    Since my mom passed away suddenly last year, I basically inherited EVERYTHING of hers since my Dad did not want much and my brother and sister (both live out of town) didn’t want much either – just a few keepsakes here and there. Mom was quite a packrat and loved to do all sorts of crafts and sewing and also had files and files of crafts patterns, instructions, home decorating ideas, etc, etc, etc. It has been quite overwhelming to go through and I don’t have a lot of room to store stuff either. We have had a few garage sales and have given away things to Goodwill but there is still a lot left. Lots of newspaper clippings, school papers for scrapbooks, etc. It is very time consuming!

    Thanks for all your wonderful tips! I love following your blog and since being an Alberta girl too, I love that your ideas and tips connect with and relate to me!

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    Kirsti says

    Congratulations on being in the magazine!

    I have the hardest time making a decision about where things should go in my kitchen. We’ve lived in our house six years and I think I have completely re-organized the kitchen at least once a year. I think the pots have been in four different cupboards at this point.

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    Linda Phillips says

    As with the rest of the universe, I have trouble deciding what to keep and what to toss when it comes to my beloved dishes. I love dishes. Could eat beans every night if they were served on a different dish. I still miss the sets I gave away over the years, but really, how many place settings does an old couple need? Do you think over a hundred is excessive? LOL

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    Kelly says

    I try to do my best but with a family of 6, it gets a little crazy sometimes! The hardest part for me to keep organized is our kitchen. Our cabinets are out of control with boxes, cans, etc. Not to mention the big drawer of silverware and the NOW 2 junk drawers. I do try to clean them out, but it just doesn’t seem to stick. Thank you so much for the giveaway and I love your blog!

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    Ashley says

    I have one small closet that is ripe for a makeover and I can’t decide how to use it. It could house crafts and sewing for me which would be a luxury but since there are 5 of us squeezed into this little house I feel I need to make it work for others as well. Makeshift mud room with hooks for back packs and basket for shoes? I wonder if they will actually use it? Install new shelves so the kids can access the games and art supplies with out my assistance? Hmm I might end up regretting that one. Add a drop down table and make it a home office-ish space? It would be nice to not use my kitchen counter for that…. My husband told me to put a chair in there and a lock from the inside so we can give ourselves a time out occasionally. : ) So many choices. I need some inspiration!

    Most of all – congratulations on being in the publication! Very exciting!!!!!!

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    Jennifer Madigan says

    For me it’s paper clutter. While I have great intentions to keep it organized I never seem to. It is always piling up and I can’t get a handle on it.

    That’s so exciting about being in the magazine. Congratulations!!!!!

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    Jeannene says

    I absolutely CANNOT get rid of the clutter int the master bedroom! I have what is called organized clutter. I cannot get rid of clothes that I haven’t worn in years. I have started using the large closet space for storage for my craft supplies, jewerly supplies, ETC. which is a lot! I am in need of help – QUICKLY!

    Congrats on being a part of this issue of Better Homes & Gardens. We are all proud of you and your contributions to the magazine and the help/recommendations you give each of us everyday.

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    Jenny says

    Congratulations on your appearance in Better Homes & Gardens! I have trouble making decisions about all the papers that collect on my kitchen counter. I’m always afraid if I put it away that I’ll forget it.

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    Frances says

    Congratulations!! What an honor!!

    My closet is my scary place in my otherwise very organized household. Most of it is just getting rid of stuff I don’t wear anymore. But,but, I paid so much…. That’s what the anti-organizer voice says. Rude!! LOL, anyway, that’s my biggest pain.

    Congrats again! It’s well deserved.

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    Kyra says


    I also have problems picking out paint. I’ve been in my house for 9 years and have only painted 3 rooms. 🙂

    My biggest problem right now is my daughter’s room. She is 5 and her room is overflowing with “stuff”. Her room is small and I have a hard time getting rid of anything since she plays with it all. I’m at a standstill with how to organize it so that it will transition to later years. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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    Kathy C says

    Congratutions for being in the magazine. I have a hard time deciding what to keep or not keep in my sewing stash.

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    Rachel L. says

    PILLOWS!! I love them but I only have 2 decorative pillows in my ENTIRE house just b/c I can’t decide. I never know how to get something that “goes” with the room, but yet adds a new texture/pattern… so I just never buy!

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    Ursula says

    Would love this! I have a hard time getting rid of things in my office. I’m a paper person and am trying to go digital storage, but a certain part of me really thinks it’s easier to just keep the paper. However, then I see how much space it takes. I’m having a really hard time finding a digital organizing system that works for me.

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    Leigh H says

    I can’t decide on paint either! I sooo want to bring color to my walls but can’t figure out what color I can use that I won’t be going – YUCK – within a few months.

    Congratulations on being in the magazine!

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    Lisa Y says

    Besides the daily “what to have for dinner”, I would say I’m completely overwhelmed on where to start in organizing my home. I have no storage space which really creates a challenge and I end up doing nothing. I need to learn to start small – easier said than done.

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    dalene says

    I am becoming more aware of organization and what it can do to simplify your life as I read this blog. I am making progress, but in baby steps!

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    Shaunna Ulrick says

    Deciding on a storage bench for the entryway in my new home!

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    Sue says

    I am having a hard time making decisions re. where to start with my clutter. Have just signed up for your blog feeds so hopefuilly you can help me!

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    Laura says

    I have trouble deciding where I want to hang paintings/photos/etc. I’m so nervous about putting nails in the wall because I’m afraid I might hate whatever I hung up in 3 weeks.

    It’s terrible—we’ve lived in our house for 2 months now and we have two things on the walls.

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    Mary Ann Teeters says

    Where to begin? It is all overwhelming.

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    Angelle says

    I have a very hard time making decisions on anything related to color. Fabric, paint color, etc. It once took me two years to decide on a paint color for our kitchen. That was three houses ago and I have not painted another house.

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    Teresa says

    I do file everything as it comes in…but I have a horrible time deciding when it is time to let it go. What if I need the instruction manual for that 10 year old blender!?

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    Steph Paterno says

    Congratulations!!! That’s HUGE! And VERY Exciting!

    I have a hard time deciding which baby clothes to keep/throw away. My girls have such adorable outfits, I really have fun dressing them. I have thought of making a quilt out of their old clothes, just so I can always snuggle them.

    Congrat.s again! I Aboslutely LOVE BHG’s Organization/Storage special edition issues. I am always looking for them and so sad it’s only twice a year. I would buy a subscription for goodness sake, just so I wouldn’t miss one. It is like Christmas when they come out!
    I hold on to my copies too, and they are so worn out from me looking through them. (Don’t worry, they are neatly kept in magazine/paper holders on my bookshelves :0)

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    Adele Waechter says

    Hi from Sunny South Africa, where I could never lay my little hands on a magazine devoted entirely to organising! What a thrill!
    My ongoing dilemma is whether to store all of my art and craft supplies in my studio in the garden (where I love to go to to escape the bustle of the house, but can be a little inaccesible, which results in me often just not bothering…) or inside our house in the study, where it is easy to get to but a little cramped- or, whether to have a few staples in the house, and the rest outside? I just can’t seem to find the right solution…

    Congratulations on your magazine feature- what an achievement! I discovered your blog this week, and am working my way through your 52 weeks of organisation. I love it and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me, as we are about to refloor our entire house, which entails packing everything up- a perfect opportunity to “shed” some unnecessary baggage and clutter. thank you for your inspiration!

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    Jennifer says

    Ugggg….I’m always so undecided about what to wear…..I’m a business owner…..but also a very active mom….It’s hard to look professional at work…but then ready to go as a mom at 3:15 every day ?!?!

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    april v says

    Where to store my books/magazines that doesn’t make it look cluttered!!

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    Melissa Irmen says

    I have trouble deciding how best to get rid of something. I always think i should wait and try to sell it on eBay or something, and then I think I should find someone I know will use it. For some reason, donating to Goodwill or something feels as though I’m not using the item in the best possible way, so it continues to sit in my house, not being used at all.

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    Renee Bosley says

    What an amazing giveaway! Decorating my house is always hard for me because I tend to see something else I wish I would have done instead, so now I over think my 1st pick 🙂

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    Laura Leseberg says

    I’m a grandma who works full-time and I just can’t even get started! My basement is quickly approaching “Hoarders” proportion — and it’s all my stuff! Christmas, scrap booking (which I never do, I just buy the supplies), and sewing. I need help to get me started!

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    Allysgrandma says

    I have those exact two shades of blue bins in my house. Got them at Target on sale! They house patterns in my craft room!

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    Kristie says

    cONGRATULATIONS on being in the magazine–I love anything to do with Organizing and getting inspired to declutter and clean!! My hardest thing would probably be paint too—makes me nervous!

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    Farm Mom Corinne says

    Leave a message with only ONE THING I HAVE A PROBLEM making a decision on? Heck, that’s 99% of the battle … just trying to choose which ONE THING to tackle first. ARRGGGGHHHH!

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    Jami says

    There are TOO many things I have trouble deciding on… Clothes, dishes, toys, paint. But I think the ONE major thing that stressessss me is paper!!! As in bills, and statements, and kid’s school stuff, and greeting cards! Aye yaye yaye….

    Congrats on being in the magazine! So cool! I strive to be more like you!!!

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    Shana says

    Right now I’m having trouble making a decision on Medicare stuff. In general though, it’s usually decorating & painting.

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    Jayda says

    I have the hardest time deciding on window treatments! Especially ones I am trying to have made. How will they actually look? Will the fabric look ok on a big window? Too many decisions!!!

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    Anneh says

    I have a hard time making many kinds of decisions. Organizing-wise, I often feel like “I may need it later”. Sadly, I have in the past had regrets about things that I have given away, so this just compounds the situation. On the other hand, I recycled my high school yearbooks 7 years ago…it was so freeing to leave that time behind me, and I’ve never missed them once!

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    Kristen says

    Gosh, what DON’T I have trouble making decisions about? 😛 Right now, we’re trying to redo the playroom and I’m having a heck of a time deciding what type of storage to use.

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    Tricia Cain says

    Hardest time deciding on where to start!!!

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    Sarah L says

    I have a hard time knowing what to keep, and what not to. And finding inexpensive or free ways to store it, since money is an issue for us. I’d looove to win, I want to read about that bookslelf with the kids toys on it!!!

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    Stephanie says

    I have a very hard time deciding on how to prioritize my To-Do list!! I have no problem filling the list up to unspeakable lengths… but then there’s the daunting task of determining what projects are more urgent/important than others. Of course I know how I SHOULD categorize them, but then I find myself going back and forth over certain ones (“I know that painting the bookshelf isn’t a time-sensitive task but I really, really, really, REALLY want to spray paint this weekend!”, etc.) It’s embarrassing when I actually talk about it…. but that’s my struggle! 😉

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    Jen says

    sentimental stuff is hard to get rid of–and especially my hubby’s sentimental stuff!

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    mom2triplets04 says


    Right now I’m struggling with the spring weather. The kids want to play outside yet we have an hour of homework for each kid (2nd grade) to deal with. How do you manage baths, homework, cooking dinner, eating dinner and still let the kids play. How do you get the kids down at a reasonable bed time?

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    Sandra says

    Congratulations on being in the magazine.
    I have a hard time deciding which books to keep and which to get rid of. I always seem to need more space on the bookshelves but end up browsing through the books I am aiming to thin out which makes the job take forever. Getting rid of books is really hard for me !

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    Mary E S says

    Congratulations! My problem is my walls are still all white in every room of the house except the kitchen. I just cannot make up my mind what color to use where.My bedroom curtains and spread are burgundy and gold and I can’t seem to find a reasonably light color that will work with them.

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    Annab says

    So cool for you to get featured in a magazine!

    I have trouble deciding which items of “memory” paper are worth keeping and which need to get tossed. There are several boxes in my living room that I am going through but my progress is slow!

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    Lise says

    I find it really hard to get rid of the kids’ stuff – memorabilia, artwork etc.

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    Bobbi G Mabb says

    I saw your picture in the magazine and was totally siked because I read your blog all the time and it was like seeing an old friend show up in a magazine… I totally said to my husband, “I have to pick this up because she is an expert – look it says it right there (I pointed to your pic).” He thinks I am just as obsessed as you are… I consider that a compliment.

    The thing that I find most challenging is trying to decide on which labels to use for which project… there are just so many and they are all so cute and look great on all the different projects. Which I find hard to pick the right Font to use too… ugh!

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    Lisa says

    I have the hardest time figuring out what to do with all the random educational stuff my mom has given me for my son. It’s all printouts from the internet, things she did in her work with early childhood education. Much of it is great but I’m just never sure what to throw away and what to keep. There are so many scraps of paper in my house!!

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    Judy Reynolds says

    My biggest problem is my garage, which is also a workshop for me. I do lots of crafts or things that I’ve seen in magazines that I won’t pay the money for, so I make it myself. So…I hang on to things that I will some day use in a project. I have so much stuff, that I barely have room to work out there. The other problem is my craft room in the house. It is also our den, as we down sized recently and in the new house 2 rooms had to turn into 1. Some things that I couldn’t figure out how to organize in the craft room, have ended up in the garage and then I find my self running back and forth to get things. Please help me? Do you have any suggestions?

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    Julie says

    I can never decide which paperwork I can just throw away. It’s a real problem for me.

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    Rebecca says

    YAY congrats!!
    The hardest thing for me is deciding which clothes to keep and give away… I have a tendency to keep clothes I don’t wear or that doesn’t fit anymore “just in case”…

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    Betsy London says

    I struggle with accent pieces and colors! I can get my main theme but stink at finding the little pieces to tie it all in together. Also incorporated the organization pieces into the room, I like to try and make it all flow, doesn’t work! I would love the book and the magazine! Thanks for sharing everything!!!

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    Marcee says

    I have trouble deciding when and what to eat for dinner. Breakfast and lunch are not a problem! It is dinner that gets me almost everyday!

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    Leslie says

    What craft supplies to keep/give away. I might need it one day!

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    VirginiaGal says

    I have trouble with most decisions, but the biggest one has to be picking out what to keep, what to toss. . .

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    Kathy Cervantes says

    What color to paint my walls. It’s permanent. sorta : )

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    Victoria Skiles says

    My big one where to start! Then how to sort it…we moved into a 5 bedrm house 5 yrs ago it was soo spacious, not so much now! I have tons of “I’m going to do this with that ” I need help!

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    ema says

    We are having a hard time deciding on whether we shall move out of our apartment or not – with a second child, it will get cozy, but then, we will have the chance to buy it in four years which will be a good thing financially…
    And of course, there are a ton of other things – since I didn’t find the time to meal-plan this past Sunday, the most important one right now is: what will I cook tomorrow? ;->

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    Laura Spangler says

    I would love a copy of this. Maybe it would help me make a decision as to which project to tackle. I have so many that need to be done with four kids and a husband that when I do get that much needed time I am paralyzed by which one to start on to make the best use of my time!

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    Stacy says

    My most recent decision I’m having trouble with is new countertop colors for my kitchen!

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    MaryJane Higgins says

    Decisions, decisions! I love all the storage and organizing magazines so much that sometime they become the clutter! I am getting better. Not I try to cut out and save the articles and pictures that I really need and pass the magazines on to others.

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    Jackie says

    I can never decide on decorating items. I don’t want to have to dust stuff ad nauseum or rotate seasonal decor items (who wants to store all that stuff? Christmas bins are bad enough!). Then I hem and haw over colors and style (Modern? Classic? Shabby Chic?) Handmade or Store Bought? I’m breaking out in hives just thinking about it.

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    Christine says

    Congratulations to you! What an awesome accomplishment, and about time for someone who helps so many of us!
    My biggest problem is decluttering memorabilia (think “junk”). One of these days…. 😉

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    Shannon Wirth says

    One thing???? Well, I guess the main issue I have a problem deciding on right now is what to keep and what to throw away when I’m ready to declutter! So I definitely could use the help with this giveaway! =)

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    kimberlee says

    i always struggle deciding what to cook for dinner. even if we’ve bought certain ingredients, I can’t decide if that what I really want!

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    Diane H says

    You know the phrase “A place for everything and evverything in its place.” This is my constant struggle. I don’t have an official place for things and so they end up on the floor until I come up with (IF I come up with) an official place. I marvel when I go to friends’ homes and there is no clutter. I am amazed.

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    Tina says

    I can not decide whether I should keep my Precious Moments that I used to collect (that are now just taking up space in my basement) and my china set I received as wedding gifts 20 yrs ago that I only used a couple of times. Sentimental value and some monetary value as well. I just can not decide!

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    Caroline says

    One thing that I can never decide on is which craft supplies to get rid of. I have good intentions of weeding through to get rid of some supplies and always hold on to them “just in case”. However, I usually have a stash of supplies that I’m willing to part with when my girls want to do crafts.

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    Becky says

    I have trouble deciding so many things! Like what to write in this comment. What to make for dinner. Which project to do first. How to organize my house. I sure hope I win. 🙂

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    Kimie says

    The biggest problem I have is where to start cleaning first. Everywhere in my house needs cleaning . So what do I do, start on a project then my mind wonders and I start on another project. So, none of my projects (trying to get organized) never is finished. So I really need help to get organized.

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    Elizabeth says

    Hmmm… I can’t decide what to say. LOL! 😉

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read this issue and remind myself of the need to declutter and organize.

    Most difficult decision…which of my children’s toys, clothes, and artwork to save…each item is such a treasure.

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    Krista T says

    Love the giveaway! I feel overwhelmed with paper clutter. Kids papers, knowing what types of forms I should keep, and then once I “think” I’ve organized it- I can’t find what I need!

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    NickyA says

    Wait, you want just ONE thing I can’t decide on? That itself is a hard decision! I’ll be borig and go for paint colours too. We recently painted our bedroom and in the search for the perfect “beige, no grey, no greige, yes thats it exactly, only maybe with a bit more blue in it” I painted so many test swatches on the wall it looked like crazy paving. My sample pots take up a whole shelf in the garage, and that was just for one room. For the record we did end up settling on one quarter-strength colour which looks fine in most lights but maybe a bit too much like blotter paper in othrs andI kind of think we should have gone for the more silvery version WHICH NO ONE COULD SPOT A DIFFERENCE IN BUT ME.

    We’re tackling the tv room next. It’s currently a mid brown in a suede effect and we chose curtains based on the colou but I’ve decided they don’t quite go. So we need a lighter tan, but a cool one with gold undertones, but definitely a colur so the room doesn’t look washed out.I’ve narrowed it down to two sample cards and I’m trying to work up the courage to just pick one already. 🙂

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    vicki says

    Paper Clutter, i don’t know if i will need it in the future.

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    Leah Hinds says

    DEFINITELY my kids’ school work and art work – what to keep and what to purge. I know realistically that I can’t keep every little piece of paper that they bring home, and every sweet painting they make and bring me, but I have a really hard time deciding which precious masterpieces to keep and which have to go!

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    Elana says

    I need HELP with paper clutter and with the kitchen counters!

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    Christie says

    I struggle with paper piles! I would love to get a good system into place!

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    Jane says

    I have so many beautiful things I inherited from my grandmother and mother-in-law–beautiful china, jewelry, home decor items. Even if I know they’re not my style and I’m not likely to use them, I struggle against the idea of passing them on to someone else.

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    Alison C says

    I can never decide which items of clothing to keep. Which ones will I regret getting rid of down the road?

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    Karen says

    I can’t decide what keepsakes to keep and how to organize them.

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    Debi says

    Papers..keepsakes….clothes… start!

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    Barb says

    Congratulations on appearing in your favorite magazine! I have so many things that I have trouble making decisions about…..I am getting a new master closet in the next few weeks I need to make decisions about what to keep and what to part with. Torture!!!

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    Samantha says

    I get my exercise almost exclusively from workout videos, and I have a bunch of them. Every day, when it’s time to work out, I become paralyzed by indecision over which one to do. I have had to skip workouts because of this, seriously. I’ve tried organizing them, writing out schedules. Doesn’t work 🙂

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    Kristen says

    I have the hardest time picking anything to do with the house – paint, picture frames, mirrors…I really need help with everything!!!

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    edie says

    I have trouble making decisions about my decisions.
    May sound silly but Im always over thinking things because I might make the wrong decision and not like something in the long run that I’m thinking of buying.or have bought.

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    Myah says

    I have trouble making decisions about kids’ toys and books!

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    Melissa Call says

    Congratulations! My biggest problem is deciding what to do first, and then I end up doing nothing because its too exhausting thinking about it!

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    Kami says

    I struggle with paper! There are school papers, recipes, organizing ideas…..not to mention the mail! I get discouraged cause I don’t know what to do with it all!

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    Vicki G says

    I have a really hard time figuring out what clothes to keep and which one’s to toss – so my closet stays in a complete mess!

    Huge congrats – that is awesome to be in the book!!! They both look fab!

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    Mary M says

    Love the magazine but won’t be able to buy this time and it looks like it will be one of the better ones to. I’d love to recieve a free copy now that I can’t afford to buy them anymore. I love your post and have started useing several of your tips.

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    Jill says

    Congratulations on your inclusion in the magazine. I’d love to win a copy of BH&G and your book!

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    Summer says

    Exciting!!! Congrats!

    I’m having a hard time deciding which colors to paint my walls. My whole is 1 color [a beigeish tan] and I’m ready for something new!

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    Pamela says

    I’m recovering from back surgery so just about anything would be great to do but more than anything I would love to finish my countertops. We are doing a faux finish. The other thing would be to finish the shelves in my pantry/closet for more storage.

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    Christie P says

    I have trouble trying to decide what to do with items that I don’t use, but that I’m emotionally attached to. 🙁

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    rachelle says

    Right now the hardest thing for me is getting the rest of my family to get rid of things. They all love to keep everything. I have to declutter when they’re not home.

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    TSpeidel says

    I have the hardest time deciding what to wear! Our old house has a teeny tiny bedroom closet and the way my clothes are crammed into it, I can’t quite tell what’s actually hanging in it. It’s quite frustrating and can make for very hectic mornings!

    Congrats on being published in your favorite organization publication!!!

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    Linda Kish says

    I have problems deciding what to get rid of, like everyone else.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    Lyn Young says

    The hardest thing I have a problem with is being overwhelmed by things to do, calls to make, tasks to run, exercising, planning meals and still fitting in fun activities and a social life. Is it possible??
    I think prioritizing these things and then following through in a timely fashion would be very helpful!

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    Sara--Mac Kid Chicago says

    What to keep and what to toss when it comes to “sentimental” things.

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    Annette Pat says

    I have 4 kids and have always found it hard to decide how to get rid of clothes that no longer fit. I always struggle with favourite clothes and those with sentimental value. Everytime I try to declutter drawers and wardrobes I have a problem with letting go and making a decision to let go!

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    Andrea says

    So excited about your article! What an honour. I have the hardest time deciding where to start in my decluttering process. Every start seems to need 10 steps before I can even REALLY start. I need help!

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    Jill says

    I struggle with entryway clutter! We don’t have a mudroom or an extra closet but we do have a huge front room with a lot of space (read: haven’t fully furnished it) which ends up being a dropping station for backpacks, my purse, returns, donations, and indoor only shoes. Everything is lined up against the wall but it drives me crazy as I crave cleared surfaces and things put away.

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    Verena says

    ‘All most EVERYTHING!!!!!
    I am hopeless.

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    Tennille Michel says

    What an honor! Congrats!
    What’s the hardest thing to make a decision on (besides paint color, which gives me hives to pick & paint, that’s why every wall and ceiling in the house is Taupe :/ )… I can’t decide on an organization strategy! Toss or save, will I use it, will I not, will they want to play with it, will it still be in style when the little one grows into it, will they care if I save or toss, will I put them in counseling or myself on Hoarders? HELP! Mom of FOUR sons, Tennille

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    Fiona says

    Congratulations Laura! You deserve It!
    I would really love to win this Giveaway, I SO need these books, and am happy to see the draw is open to all.
    Um…well as you were asking, where do I find trouble when making a decision?
    Turning to your favourite subject of organizing, with me, it just has to be “Where do I start?”

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    Amy Papale says

    Congrats on the magazine, that must be such a thrill! You deserve it!

    The decision I am struggling with right now is what papers to keep from my daughter’s kindergarten year. Yes, we are only in the first year of school but she brings papers home left and right, day in day out! It is never ending. I want to preserve things for the future but my house is only so big!

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    Debra says

    What to wear : ) And, I can never decide what to buy for myself when given ‘Birthday Money’ and end up using it for household bills or petrol. Actually, it is hard to decide which indecisive issue to submit. Oh dear. . .

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    Emily says

    We’re trying to decide when to buy a home and whether I should stay home.

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    Karen R. says

    I am struggling with where to begin! I have so much clutter and just put it off cause I cannot get my mind wrapped around where to start!

    Congratulations on being in the mag. I will have to look for that one!!

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    Susanne says

    Of course it’s an autographed copy, right? Congratulations. I’ll be on a mad dash all weekend looking for a copy!

    Paint color is definitely a huge issue for us! Takes us forever to decide. And hubby works for a paint store, go figure.

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    McKenzie says

    I have serious trouble deciding on how to decorate–I get super excited about half a dozen different color schemes and styles, and I end up paralyzed with indecision. There’s just so much cute stuff out there!

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    Sara Smith says

    I can’t ever “stick” to an organizing system. I’m always looking for something pretty and better. Which means I’m always re-organizing!

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    Liz F. says

    I agree! Paint colors!

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    Anita Barth says

    My biggest decision is where to start. There are 3 people in a 3 bedroom townhome and we have enough crud to furning 3 townhomes. I need to decide what “needs” to stay here and what can be a blessing to someone else.

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    Helen says

    I struggle to decide on lots of things …. where do I start, how to control the continual flow of incoming paper to name just a couple!

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    Caitlin says

    I struggle with what clothes to donate to charity! I’m always second guessing myself.

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    Melissa G says

    I can’t decide where or how to start with the clutter!

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    jano says

    Love your site and congratulations!

    I have trouble making decision on paint colors for my home.

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    PW says

    My biggest problem is deciding what to get rid of that is cluttering, and I don’t get rid of it, where to store it with a small home, limited closet and storage. I always feel that as soon as I get rid of it I will “need” it.

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    Christina says

    I have a hard time with what things to keep, I’m trying to purge but I can see purpose in something. I have a super small house, very few closets, so storage is tough. I am nesting right now and want to purge everything but am having a hard time parting. It keeps ending up in the garage 🙁

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    Lorrie says

    I have a hard time making ANY decision, but have particular difficulty deciding which of my children’s projects and sentimental items to keep, and sometimes even some of their clothes even though they’re older now. Love your blog!!

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    Jolynda says

    I have trouble when it comes to my 4 year old’s art work. It is so hard to throw anything away, but with him in preschool he comes home with so much of it that it piles up and I have to decide. Oh, but it is so hard to decide!!! =)

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    Shannon says

    Whether it’s trash or treasure. Everything from my daughter’s toys, to her clothes, to holiday decor, to kitchen gadgets and every other item in the house. I’ve gotten a little better about it with Pinterest and finding all of these great organizing websites…including yours! I go to resale/thrift stores and pick up organizing magazines for.25, find what I want and move on, but when it’s all said and done I look around and I can’t see anything that’s been accomplished.

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    Kelly Bell says

    I have a hard time getting rid of things away that I not longer want, but there is nothing wrong with them. They arrive in a box to donate, but that box rarely makes it out the door.

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    S. Davis says

    Any decision? Dinner – what to make for dinner! Menu planning helps & we usually have a back-up meal on hand, but if we end up off the plan somehow, we are all hungry & none of us has a clue what we should eat!

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    julie says

    I have ahard time with art and craft supplies. What to keep what to toss? Never ending question!

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    Brenda says

    I’m a nit pick perfectionist and used to have everything neat and organized. I’m also a 4th generation pack rat and am now drowning in clutter. Deciding what to get rid of or keep is the problem.

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    Barbra Speer says

    menu for the week!

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    Kimberly says

    I have trouble with, well, everything. I never know where to start! Sometimes everything just overwhelms me to the point of paralyzation 🙂

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    Tami says

    Deciding which of the kids’ art to keep and which to pitch. Although right now, I’m leaning towards the “just get rid of it” side.

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    Ayisha says

    I have a hard time deciding on colors for paint as well. And it doesn’t help that neutrals are my favorite colors anyway. So, I too end up with different shades of brown or biege. Congrats on you feature in the magazine. I have have been reading your blog for almost a year. It will be a year in April. You do wonderful thing! Keep it up! You are very inspirational!

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    Suzi says

    This is weird but since I am rather skilled at sewing and painting I also have trouble deciding on whether to redo or replace a worn out or shabby looking furniture item! Suzi [email protected]

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    Sue H. says

    Deciding what to clean/organize next. So much to choose from. Sigh.

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    Julia Melling says

    I have trouble deciding on getting rid of things I no longer need if someone else has given me the item.

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    Judith says

    I can’t decide how to organize the basement. We have a nice size basement that can potentially be a play area, exercise area, a craft area, an office, or all of the above. But I am not sure how to work it out, and what stuff to buy.

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    Monica says

    I am having trouble deciding what to do with my college-aged daughter’s old room. She’s living on campus, but I want to keep her room for her in case she ever wants to return. What do other parents do in this situation?

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    dm says

    I can’t decide what to do with my clothes! Sounds terrible, but my bedroom is on a different floor from my bathroom and being pregnant means I’m way too lazy to hop up and down those steep buggers every morning.

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    Jane says

    I am having a hard time deciding how I want to organize my home office. I will be working on it next week, though, so I need to make some decisions!!

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    Judy says

    Let me just say I am decorating impaired. when I hang a picture I just put it where there is a nail or a hole. I don’t think anything has ever matched in my house. ha ha
    I can not tell you how many times I have had the urge to hire someone.

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    Tati says

    Hard to narrow it down to just ONE thing! I guess it would have to be organizing my kitchen – I have a hard time deciding how to get it well organized because my cabinets are so inefficient!

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    Jen says

    I’m completely unable to decide which craft supplies to keep and which could probably go….you never know when you might need that random small scrap of something in the future!!

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    April says

    Congrats Laura!

    Hmm…I have a hard time deciding on what clothes to keep. I have some that I need to get rid of (I know), but I think, just in case, I may need to wear ____ again.

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    Lisa says

    What to do with all of my magazines.

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    Nadine Ursuliak says

    Depends on the day…..sometimes I’m ÜBER organized and no problems making decisions. Some days it seems nothing falls into place…..what to have for dinner, what to wear, what to do with the kids?

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    Jeannine B. says

    I have a hard time deciding what papers are important to keep/file, and what papers can be thrown away. I always end up keeping way to much because I can’t decide!

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    Stacey M says

    I always have trouble deciding which restaurant to eat out at! Always!

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    Jaime O says

    I am trying to declutter the entire house and I am having a hard time deciding what to keep and what to get rid of.

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    Tiffany says

    AAHHH!!! Where to start! How do you make a choice of where to start:{

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    sherri says

    My biggest decision making bugaboo is which project to start; I’ll have the supplies and time, but become immersed in a game of “which would be better to start….” When that happens, I typically start pinning new stuff on pinterest and don’t get ANY project done. Except my pin boards….. 🙂

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    Louise says

    Congratulations for being featured in the magazine…one area I really struggle with (although there are many more) is my girl’s toys. What do I give away? What should I keep? When the storage area is overflowing what should I do? My mother was very organised and I remember her giving away some toys of mine which I would love to have kept so everytime I need to make the hard choices I find myself holding on to items in case my girls might miss them!

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    evangeline says

    Would love to win! :). I have a hard time deciding whether to keep pre-pregnancy sized clothes.

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    paula celaya says

    i have problems choosing storage boxes!!! There are so many: plastic, natural fibers, wood, tin… But i love the process! Great giveaway!

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    Holly says

    Apparently I can’t decide on bedroom furniture. We’ve been using the same rickety second hand dresser for over ten years! Despite that the rest of our home is pretty tastefully decorated (and organized), our vedroom resembles a bachelor pad!

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    Catherine Hopkins says

    My biggest dilemma right now is how to organize my craft supplies. Do I try to neatly stuff it into the guest room closet or go ahead and dedicate the room at the top of the stairs to it. Cost is the number one issue. Meanwhile I have stuff all over the upstairs and my lack of decision making makes for a huge mess!

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    Ellen says

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You must be so excited to be in BHG. Kudos!

    Like you, I find choosing paint colors torturous. Last fall, we painted our family room. It took me NINE tries to find the right tan! Tan – how hard could tan be, right? NINE trips back and forth to different home improvement/paint stores. I was SO stressed out!

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    Angie says

    Paperwork is my hardest decision!

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    Jodi D. says

    I have a hard time decided how to decorate a room…it seems so permanent.

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    Ellie says

    Somehow I’ve been selected as the family historian and archivist by my brothers. My hardest decision is to what family “heirlooms” I should pass down to the next generations and who should get what. We are scattered across the country.

    Latest idea is to take pictures and email to everyone and let them select any that they might want.

    Congrats! on being featured in the magazine.

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    Teresa says

    Hi Laura….congrats on being in the magazine!

    I seem to have trouble deciding a lot of things but the one that popped into my head first was what color to paint my walls. I live in a rental so I have to be able to repaint when/if I move.

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    DENA says

    I have trouble deciding what to keep and what to let go of. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

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    Nancy says

    What’s for dinner? That’s a tough one for me.
    Congrats on being named one of the expert organizers in BH&G!!

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    Misty says

    I have a hard time letting things (clothes, paperwork, toys) go. So happy to see you in the mag!

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    amybee says

    Cool! Thank you for the chance. I have trouble letting “sentimental” heirloomy type items go, even if they are just dust-collecting sit abouts.

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    Lou Ann Newell says

    I do not have a website for blogging yet! My biggest problem is making a decision on colors. I have been wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets for a couple of years but can’t decide, black, white or distressed with cream color??? Also, I found a china cabinet for $25!!! I can’t decide what color to paint it either! I guess when I decide on one I can do the other since they are both in the kitchen!

    Congratulations on being in the magazine! What an honor. I would love to win the books and magazine! I love to organize!

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    Lynne B says

    …How best to get things done in a day.

    Congrats on the mention. Would love to read the magazine. Already read your book and also gave a copy to my sister so pick a second winner for the book if I am so honored to win the magazine.

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    Barbara says

    I was going to say the office but then I thought about menu planning. I just can’t seem to get us out of the rut we are in. So I guess it would be both but the menu planning is the worst. I would love to have these. Thanks so much for always thinking of your readers.

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    nialya suarez says

    which upcycling project to work on next! congrats on your feature, that is such an accomplishment!

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    ashley s says

    my biggest problem is deciding whether or not to keep something or donate/sell it. I am an emotional girl and everything seems to be sentimental!

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    Alicia says

    Which project to focus on…I have so many that I need/want to get done and 4 small children so limited time.

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    shay says

    I have a hard time making decision about anything. What to cook, what to wear, i am constanly reorganizing everything in my house. My husband thinks i am nuts. I would love the magazine and book. I am also a magazine addict.

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    sharon says

    I am also a terrible decision maker… mostly because I worry too much about what other people think – what if I choose where to go for a family reunion and everybody hates it? Or the movie I choose stinks? Anyway, etc etc. Right now I am in the process of decluttering/decorating our master bedroom and all the decoration/storage choices are overwhelming, even with my limited budget!

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    Lesa Pollock says

    I have so much trouble deciding what to wear when we go somewhere. My husband gets so s.i.c.k. of me telling him I don’t know what to wear. I’ve been known to change my clothes three times trying to decide what “I’m in the mood to wear”! It would help alot if I lost 20 pounds then my clothes would fit better and I would have more options!

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    Amanda Ryan says

    I’m having trouble deciding which one thing I have trouble deciding on. I am a very indecisive person, but I think the biggest thing right now is which project to tackle first, I have a list of things that need to get done, and 1 will affect another which will affect another (in good ways, just in that they roll into each other a bit) so I’m having a hard time deciding where to dig in first. I would LOVE to win this magazine and a copy of your book for inspiration to get me going again!!

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    Susan says

    My husband and I have been married for over 7 years and still haven’t decided on dishware! We’re still using the plates we brought into the relationship. 3 of mine have survived and 4 of his. We always make sure to have paper plates whenever company comes over.

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    Sallie E. says

    I have trouble making decisions about where to put stuff. I have plenty of room in my house, but just can’t decide the best way or place to store something – so I just leave it out – or stack it up… my empty attic and half full closets make it completely silly that my counters are piled high! 🙁

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    Jessica says

    I am totally with you on choosing paint colours. I just let hubby pick- that way I can get upset and blame him if it doesn’t turn out:)) LOL! Just kidding:)) Well not really. I just have no fashion design and my hubby seems to do a great job with it!!!

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    Chelsie says

    Which task/project to do first!

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    Kristi says

    I have a hard time making decisions about everything!!! I am the most indecisive person ever! I have LOVED your posts because they really have helped me organize my life and get rid of stuff! I love it! Your book would be such a blessing in my life!

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    Lzdyjzs says

    Love your ideas and can’t wait it read the mag!

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    s says

    mail, mail mail – can’t make a decision to save my life…

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    Abra says

    What to file, what to scan & what to throw away (paperwork). I hope I win, but if not, I will still look out for the booklet! Fun stuff.

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    oneshabbychick says

    Right now I’m struggling with cleaning out my attic and making some tough choices about what to do with all that stuff! I want a cleaner, saner space, so I’m getting better at being more ruthless than ever. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats, crazy organizing lady! ; )

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    April says

    I’m so proud of you! I love following your blog and have even started organizing again thanks to your inspiration. I will have to go out and look for this one! I found a couple of the others you have talked about at our Home Depot, of all places.


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    Wendy says

    I’m challenged at organizing everything but especially difficult is organizing(trashing) adult children’s memorabilia.

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    Taryn says

    The List would be significantly Shooter if you wanted to know what I dont struggle to decide on! I struggle down to The Basics of whether To shower First or just get stuck into The Day!

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    Kristy says

    I struggle with making decor decisions, from hanging pictures to painting a wall 🙂

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    Lauren says

    I can’t make decisions about what color scheme to decorate my room with so it is still not decorated!

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    Susan Salerno says

    Biggest decisions are what to throw away. I always feel like someone can use … and I hate to throw it away until I find that someone.

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    Jenny says

    Where to begin? My hardest decision is where to store all the toys and keep all the pieces together!

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    Alissa A says

    I have a hard time deciding how to organize my closets. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Jenny says

    What area to organize first!

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    Sarah says

    I have a hard time deciding color palettes.

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    Cynthia says

    I have difficulty deciding which magazines to keep and which ones to give away. … And then, where to store them and how sort the articles I like…….

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    Elena V says

    It’s hard for me to decide what clothes to keep, what to sell on ebay, and what to give away.

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    Svaughn says

    Where to start in trying to clean out and organize the garage…for 11years now!

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    Allegra says

    While my closet is pretty well pulled together, I have a hard time deciding whether to keep something for my daughter to have/play with as she gets older or donate it for the sake of space-clearing!