13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

Hey friends! Last week was the 13th anniversary of starting this little blog of mine and now it’s time to celebrate with a blog anniversary giveaway! 13 years is a long time in the blogging world. My youngest son was only 6 months old when I started and he’s now 13 and taller than me! Oh my where does the time go?

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Back when I first started blogging, it was a fairly new thing. People loved reading and commenting on blogs. I remember whenever I’d hit publish on a new post I would sit and wait and within five minutes the comments would start coming in. It was so fun to comment back and forth on whatever the organizing dilemma happened to be that day. It was one of my very favorite parts of blogging. The community and the connection it provided.

However just because people aren’t really commenting anymore doesn’t mean blogging is dead. I can see from my analytics that I still have readers (thank you!!) searching for organizing help. So I keep doing what I’m doing. It’s a little harder for me in some ways though. For instance, not having littles anymore makes it harder for me to share organizing solutions for kid stuff. I’d like to find a new contributor with young ones to help fill that void. If you know anyone, with awesome organizing and photography skills, send them my way!

Another goal of mine is give this tired blog a little freshen up. I’ve had this particular design for quite some time because I love it so much. But it could use a fresh coat of paint and maybe some new wallpaper. I think I’ve put it off for so long though because finding someone to work with that is as detail oriented as I am is pretty tough. Details make all the difference and they are important to me. If you have any requests that you’d like to see in a blog renovation please let me know. Ultimately I want you to have a great experience when you visit me here. Oh and if you know of a great blog designer, drop their website into the comments or send me an email. Thank you!

Stay Up to Date:

How do you follow my blog? Are you aware when I post new content? I just wanted to post a reminder here of the various ways you can stay up to date with all my organizing content and posts. Because you totally want to right? Please say yes!

Email – the simplest, most effective way to stay up to date with the content I share is to sign up to receive emails from me. Every time I publish a new post, an email is automatically sent to you. I will also occasionally send out Org Junkie Extra emails with subscriber only content.

FeedlyFeedly is a blog reader hub that allows you to enter the url of your favorite sites and consolidates them all into one spot. Every time a new post is published it will appear in your “news feed”. Feedly also has an app available in both the Google Play and iTunes stores.

Instagram – I love Instagram. It really is a favorite of mine probably because I’m such a visual person. Since I’m under 10,000 followers there though, I still don’t have the swipe up feature. This makes it a little more difficult to link posts for you in the Stories section. However I do try to let you know when I have a new post up through the link in my Instagram bio. This bio link takes you to this page which consolidates all the posts I’ve recently shared.

Facebook – I always publish to Facebook every time I have a new post up but of course FB doesn’t always show this info to everyone that follows me there. To up your chances of seeing my content it’s important to like, comment and share my posts on FB so that FB recognizes I’m an Organizing Junkie as someone you want more information from. You should then start seeing my posts more regularly in your news feed.

Pinterest – Another visual place to hang out. I have boards there that are organized by areas of your house that you might be wanting to get organized. It makes it super easy to see all relevant information on one particular topic. See all my Pinterest boards right HERE. Remember to click on the follow button so new posts from me show up in your news feed.

Blog Anniversary Giveaway:

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Now what you’ve all been waiting for, the giveaway! I’ve been collecting various products for the past couple of months that I thought you might like. I’ve purchased all these items on my own and definitely put a lot of thought into it. I want it to feel like a very special gift for whoever happens to win it. It’s my little way of saying thank you for sticking with me, thank you for supporting me, thank you for all the love over the years. It means the world to me. It really does! I have so much love for all of you.

So what will one of you be winning? So glad you asked! Here’s what is included:

Secrets to Getting Organized magazine

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Spiral bound goal and menu planners (purchased from Michaels)

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

A set of 5 white containers to organize anything your little heart desires!

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

A Rae Dunn notebook and a sweet lemon notebook

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

An accordion file

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

The sweetest bag for anything that needs to be contained

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

A copy of my book, Clutter Rehab (affiliate link)

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Travel laundry and shoe bag set

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

You know I HAVE to include a pretty little apron. And this one is so so cute! (purchased from Winners)

13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway! at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

And finally you’ll also win the gray basket that holds it all! Woot, woot!!

13th year blog anniversary giveaway at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog!

To enter to win this lovely 13th blog anniversary giveaway all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway open to everyone. As always only the first entry task is mandatory. I’m going to go old school and have you leave a comment for me on this post telling me what area of your life you struggle the most with organization. Don’t forget to click on “I commented” on the Rafflecopter form when done for it to count. All the rest of the entries after that are bonus ones for you. Oh and please don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away, it is most likely waiting for me to approve it.

Giveaway ends, Wednesday, June 5th at 4:00 pm MT. Please keep in mind that sometimes the Rafflecopter form takes a minute to load. If you don’t see it right away, please be patient. Thanks!

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Good luck everyone!!

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Comments

186 Responses to 13th Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!

  1. 1
    Leigh says

    I have been reading with feedly since the end of Google reader

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      Amy W says

      I used Bloglovin when Google
      Reader ended. But now I usually see it on Instagram.

      I struggle with Clothing/Laundry!

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    Nancy M says

    I also have been following you with Feedly since google reader ended. My most difficult area of organizing? End tables by the couch!

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    Robin Waibel says

    I follow through Feedly as I like to read on my own time! If I get a lot of emails, it makes me anxious! I have read and loved your blog for a long time!

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    Muriel says

    Feedly is what I use to follow blogs. Organizing kids toys and a small kitchen are our challenge areas.

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    Michelle says

    My continuous struggle is in my craft/library/office/quiet-mom-only space. I’ve brutally culled the excess, and organized the rest, but every time I turn around, my desk is cluttered. My book shelves have to perform quadruple duty but I’m convinced that there’s a system or a caddy or something that I haven’t yet come up with.

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    Kathryn says

    My biggest current organizing dilemma is that we are in the midst of planning some home updates/renovations and/or waiting on the contractor to complete his work. As a result many items need to be boxed up or temporary homes found for them, ie the printer and office supplies.

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    susan says

    I recently found your blog and have MS. You are an incredible help to me

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    Jill says

    I use Feedly and love keeping up with your blog.

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    Kim says

    I struggle with organizing my closets!

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    Sue says

    I struggle with just about every area of organization, but meal planning has always been a tough one for me.

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    Samantha M. says

    Another feedly follower here. The area I have most problems with is clothes, sorting & storing them seasonally.

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    Linda Kish says

    My problem is my desk. It’s like a catch-basin. Everything lands there until I finally get around to sorting and organizing it into it’s proper home…not often enough.

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    Tracie Cooper says

    I have the most challenges with organizing paperwork and finding important papers when I need them!

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    Rachel Gagot says

    I’m having a baby soon so I’m trying to keep all the baby stuff organised.

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    Erin says

    I struggle with papers. My oldest just started school this year and it feels like he brings home 30 trees worth every single day.

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    Becky Lowmaster says

    I am always keeping too many papers. Pile things on dining room table. Someone comes over? Then a bunch of it goes in a bag and put somewhere out of sight. Sigh! Need to let go of stuff I really have looked at for months!!

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      Elizabeth Jaggers says

      I have been with you for the WHOLE 13 years!! You have helped me learn to conquer a lot of my clutter, which allowed me to look at things that cluttered my personal life and conquer that too!! I am learning to manage my time much better these days, thanks to you and some of your “sister bloggers”. I still struggle with mail and paper clutter/system the most, right now (sigh!). I get your emails and I follow you on FB, YouTube, and always read your blogs. I have never won anything yet – fingers crossed this time! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LAURA!!!

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    Jess says

    My struggle is all the kid paraphernalia:). Shoes. Coats. Gloves. Hockey gear. There is just so much:)
    Congratulations on 13 years!

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    Tamara says

    Hall cupboards and sports gear for me . I would love to know what to do there. I love your blog. Long time reader.

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    Whitney says

    Congrats, Laura! I follow you (and all the blogs I read) on Bloglovin. Am I old school? Haha! I totally agree that blogging has changed, even in the 6 years that I’ve been blogging – but I also agree that people still read blogs! The area of my home that I struggle most with organization is my home office. Everywhere else is tidy and organized…but not so much in here. LOL.

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    Kristie McConney says

    My whole house needs to be organized but if I had to pick one spot I guess I’d go master bedroom.

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    Renee says

    I struggle with the kitchen island being a dumping ground for everyone! I’ve been reading for a few years now and enjoy your posts because they are real life-thanks!!

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    Amma Peg says

    My house “almost always” looks neat…but don’t open a closet door! I guess I’m an out-of-sight-out-of-mind kind of gal. I have a big storage closet in the basement and it has a paper sign designating it as “My Dirty Little Secret”. Your blog…loved it then, love it now and always will!

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    Tabitha says

    My biggest struggle is the garage and basement storage area!

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    Leesa Haines says

    I use my car for work, so I carry a lot of random things around with me. It is so unorganized. The other day I had to pick up my coworker and it took me 5 minutes just to clear her a spot to sit!

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    Laura Ann says

    I struggle pretty much everywhere, being a single mom of three boys (ages 23, 13 and 6). They are helpful if I ask, but I have to ask constantly! Oh well, I figure that this is only a season, and I’ll miss those messy boys ??

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    Christine A says

    Time management

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    Kenda Schuette says

    My most unorganized area is my bathroom. With 4 men/boys they dont seem to understand putting things [email protected]

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    Jennifer says

    PAPER CLUTTER! I will do real well clearing it all up one week and then the next there’s different clutter that needs to be dealt with.

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    Ashley says

    My biggest struggle comes from 2 make areas. The first is my fiance and so. They are the hoarders to my purging. We recently downsized our house to 1/2 the square footage but they refused to get rid of ANYTHING because “that’s what the basement is for”. The second area I struggle with is kitchen stuff. Our kitchen is so tiny and while I want to get rid of things, I have not having a gadget when I need it, so that is my weakness

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    carolyn says

    I’m struggling with getting rid of my kids’ stuff now that we’re trying to downsize. They don’t want it and I feel bad getting rid of it!

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    Grindl says

    HELP!!! I just retired and my whole house including my mind ?? needs to get organized. No more standing at work thinking what I have to do when I get home now I just sit thinking GET UP AND DO IT ?.

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    Debbie says

    Keeping on top of the progress I’ve made

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    Kelly D says

    I struggle to organize my kid’s belongings, like toys and crafts. They end up everywhere.

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    Melissa Anderson says

    My problem areas are the counter just inside the backdoor, where I drop the mail, kid papers, recycling to go out, soda cans to go out, bug spray, sunscreen, coupons I still want to use, pens…it’s a SMALL counter. I really need to get on that and find a better system.

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    April Spolnicki says

    I follow you through Feedly, email, Instagram and Pinterest. Love all your posts!

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    Amy says

    The kitchen island and closet are the worse – a never ending struggle when you’re the only one who values a tidy, organized space 🙂
    I’ve been following you on Feedly ever since google did away with their blog reader!

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    Kristie says

    Definitely my kids toys, any organization system I seem to put in can’t stay organized or stay fluid enough for the ever changing toys they play with.

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    jen smith says

    I struggle with my clothes the most. I live in a small house with small closets and its is so hard for me to come up with something !

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    Melissa says

    My biggest struggle is paperwork! Paperwork of all kinds…bills, keepsakes from my daughter (school work, drawings, etc). Oh, and photographs…ones I have copies of already and of digital ones (in email, on phone, etc).

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    Debra Schramm says

    I struggle with my kitchen counter being a dumping ground for papers, mail, etc. I also have too many kitchen things on my countertops because I have too much stuff in my cabinets. Guess I answered myself – get rid of the excess! I have enjoyed reading your blog and following you on facebook and pinterest.

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    Emily says

    I struggle with paper clutter and what to keep/toss.

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    Sarah says

    I struggle with closets!!! Everything just gets thrown in there to hide!

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    Donna Lacey says

    I really struggle with our home office/craft room. I have chipped away at decluttering but piles of paper, extra Christmas stuff, photos, Sephora samples, etc….keep covering the desk. And there are bags and boxes under the desk. I bought the IKEA Raskog cart, but before I could plan how to best utilize it, it too became filled ? Still trying to make progress and I love your blog and Instagram Laura ? Thank you for all the excellent tips.

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    Faye says

    My office! I’m not sure why but my office/desk (which is in my home) is always a mess. I think I’m a visual person and if I’m working on something I keep it out – there has to be a better way! I’ve been following you for a long time – always helpful advice!!

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    Beth DuBord says

    I get emails from you when you have new a new post.

    My biggest challenge is getting my husband to let go of the things we don’t use or need. He’s a bit of a packrat. Clutter drives me crazy but he doesn’t even notice it.

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    Faye says

    Already commented – but forgot to say Happy Anniversary!! 🙂

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    Kendra Nay says

    Congratulations on 13 years of blogging. I appreciate your blog. I was struggling with my pantry, but this past weekend it got a good cleaning and reorganized. So. Much. Nicer.

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    Melissa W says

    Happy anniversary! My biggest struggle is getting my family to follow what I’ve setup, especially in the kids area.

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    Diane says

    Happy Anniversary! I have followed your blog for awhile now and find it highly useful! I struggle with meal planning, kids toys, and my office/craft/sewing room.

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    KV says

    Happy Anniversary! I struggle with organizing my closet.

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    Elena Marshall says

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! ?? Thanks for the opportunity to win a basket of goodies! ?

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    Laurie C says

    Thanks for your blog! You remind me to meal plan every week… so helpful for years, now. And I love to see what you’re organizing lately. It gives me new ways to look at my spaces and see what might work better. Happy Anniversary!

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    MaryB says

    My current area of concern is the kitchen in a home we just bought. It’s an old home Over 150 years old) and the kitchen cupboards are tiny and old. I really need to work hard to organize this area.

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    Daniella Lobo-Rauch says

    I started reading your blog for almost a year I think and I’ve implemented a lot of your tips around the house. I think my biggest struggle is keeping/maintaining everything in order for the most part. I start one task and suddenly I’m doing another…Thank you for dedicating your time to make our lives easier. 13 years is a HUGE accomplishment ! Congratulations !

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    stacey says

    I need to organize my desk, and my recipes!

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    Pamela says

    I follow you on email, IG, and Pinterest. I don’t read all the posts, only the ones I think I can mangage. I have used lots of the suggestions. My most unmanagable problem right now is storing my home decor. I love to rotate things for the seasons, but have no idea how to store it so I can see what I have. I am sure I would buy much less if I could just use what I have. My husband and I are in the process of putting new shelves in a large closet for this purpose. But after this is done, I won’t know what to do in the next step. Perhaps that would be an idea for a future blog post. Thank you for all that you do for us.
    *Smiles*

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    Liesel says

    I struggle with my laundry room. I love your blog!

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    Jill says

    My worst organizing struggle us with paper…filing, purging, and keeping up with the mountains of mail. I keep trying but it’s just not in my wheelhouse.
    I love your blog, and get email notifications!

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    Elizabeth Rose says

    My biggest problems are paper and all the small things that you need to keep us with but I can not figure out how to do that neatly.

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    Lindy Shugart says

    My storage room.

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    Len says

    I am a follower using e-mail that I check everyday. Finding and reading your blog has been helpful for me. Enjoy your writing very much.

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    Fawn Johnson says

    Two main areas: keeping up with mail and bills & meal planning

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    Theresa Simoneaux says

    I’m in a weird station. In August my youngest is going to sixth grade (sad face), and I’m starting my 32nd year of teaching. Our home demonstrates the craziness of go-here-do-this life!
    Our house is now paid for, so I’d like to reorganize or remodel as necessary to accommodate our daily lives.

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    Lori says

    Closets! Hall closet, bedroom closets, bathroom closets, office area closet, pantry are always cluttered! Just close the door and it’s out of sight! But the mess lingers on…

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    Denise J says

    I struggle with everything! We don’t have much storage room in our house so it’s hard to find attractive, functional and affordable ways to organize things for me.

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    kristen e says

    Our largest struggle is in the Kitchen.Between the fridge and the pantry I am at a loss.

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    kristen says

    I follow through Bloglovin’

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    Nina says

    Struggle to get the office and closets under control. I’m a very organized person however taking care of my child with special needs, and dealing with my chronic pain doesn’t leave me time, so in my case time is the culprit! Love your tips.

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    Melissa says

    My youngest child’s room. We just don’t go through often enough to remove his outgrown items, plus he’s a little pack-rat-ish, so moving things to new homes is challenging…

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    Bonnie Dingwall says

    The hardest area of organizing for me is the type of organizers in our house. I like minimal clutter, hubby likes piles, kids like ‘visual clean’ but not logical. I try to work with that by coming up with systems but we still need a lot of work. I get comments all the time that our house is messy/ or we are running out of space. Really, we need to declutter a little and effectively organize our lives.

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    Amanda Barre says

    Paperwork and filing are always the hardest for me.

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    Sara Zielinski says

    I struggle the most with organizing my desk and probably with organizing pots and pans in the kitchen.

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    Rita Anne H says

    Sentimental items. Arg! I don’t even use them so should just let them go. Thank you for this giveaway.

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    Barb says

    My daughter’s bedroom. She is 14 so doesn’t like when I do anything in there. It’s a small room so the lack of space creates a big problem.

    I subscribe through email.

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    Liz E says

    I struggle with paper clutter more than anything else.

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    Valerie Soncek says

    My biggest struggle is trying to organize my husband’s desk (it’s in the living room) He hates when I touch it because he says I know where everything is well its a hot mess!

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    Becky says

    My biggest struggle is following through with the various organization strategies, secrets & tips. I love reading your articles & researching ways to organize but then I get overwhelmed & never actually implement the strategies.

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      Kathleen says

      Yup! Me too!

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    MelanieL says

    I struggle with my teens rooms! They like to live in a mess I guess but I haven’t given them the best tools to work with. I get your emails but I come directly to the blog everyday from my favorites on my browser…I’m always very happy when there’s a new post up! Thanks for all you do, I’ve been reading a long time.

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    Shelly Daugherty says

    I am subscribed thru email. The area I have the most challenge with is my bedroom ! That should be my haven but instead it’s a cluttered mess . I just don’t know what to do with all the things in my bedroom !

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    Kathleen says

    I’ve been reading this since the beginning and not taking action! The kids are now 12 and 14 and the messes from when they are little are stuffed into every corner of the house! I struggle with getting rid of things! Hard to believe I have been reading a blog for this long!

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    Angela says

    I have the most difficulty keeping my desk/office area organized.

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    Linda Neely says

    My biggest challenge is my crafting/scrapbooking/office room. Too much stuff & difficulty paring it down. I want it all!

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    Shelly says

    My biggest challenge are the storage areas of the house. Stuff just seems to pile up.

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    Calvin says

    I’d say the work room, desk area.. also sometimes the living room too

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    Shannon Guay says

    I have trouble organizing everything! I get halfway through a project and give up because I get overwhelmed.

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    Amber says

    I struggle with finding the time, energy, and motivation to sort through and declutter piles/boxes of stuff that I have had for years.

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    Lisa H. says

    I follow your blog by e-mail notices. I really enjoy when you tackle a small(ish) area and take us through the before and after. It encourages me to get started!

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      Lisa H. says

      I forgot to add that my craft room (sewing/quilting/paper crafting/knitting) is by far the biggest organization struggle I have.

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    Jen W. says

    My biggest organizational struggle is the bathroom/linen closet. Between towels, extra toiletry items, sheets/linens and bathroom cleaners……it’s frustrating.

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    Amy says

    I struggle with getting rid of things that re sentimental. And trying to convince my husband to get rid of anything

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    Kayleen says

    I have a 13 year old as well — but a girl and I am struggling with the transition from girl to young woman. What do I do with all the toys that she’s not ready to part with? How best to organize clothes for a teen that couldn’t be bothered? Ay caramba…

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    Deb Lawhorne says

    My biggest struggle is paper clutter. It seems to be everywhere! I hate it! However, I am in the process of going paperless. I’ve learned all about it, have downloaded the required apps, and am getting ready to buy an external hard drive so I can back everything up. I also just got a new shredder so that I can shred every single piece of paper that I scan and can keep digitally! I am so excited to get started!

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    Linda S says

    Happy Blogiversary!!!
    You have been an encouragement to me for nearly 13 years now. Thank you for all the ways you share here in your little corner of the world wide web <3

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    Susie Wilcox says

    I struggle the most with paperwork! I am always afraid I will need something. On going battle. I follow you through your email that you send to me. Congratulations on 13 years of writing this great blog!

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    Stephanie says

    I get your emails and have for a long time. I love to organize but am not always motivated because the clutter and to do tasks are overwhelming at times. I like to organize events and papers and small spaces. Not as good with home projects because I don’t know what I am doing.

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    Ynaffit says

    I still need to properly organize my thoughts so I don’t have lists and piles everywhere! I think everything else will follow in suit if I can organize my brain!!! Other than that, I’m still a piler… I need to quit making my own piles around the house!!

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    Amy S. says

    I struggle with daily routines to keep organized. I am pretty clutter free, but sometimes have trouble maintaining an organized cleaning schedule for laundry, dusting, etc. I think I’ve been following you for around 8 years now, although I rarely comment. Love your blog 🙂

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    Beth says

    clutter is my pet peeve. I work hard to get things put away and organized, then as soon as I turn my back my husband has deposited more stuff. The other big issue is that I get mostly through a task and do not get to finish it; then it is just like I did nothing at all.

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    Mary Perkins says

    My whole life needs organizing! But my crafting areas are a mess! I have a general crafting area, a quilting area and a painting area-better known as my bedroom, my actual workroom and my kitchen! I need HELP!

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    Ruth says

    My trouble spots are my desk and craft room.

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    Carol says

    I am currently struggling with my son moving out, my spouse moving out and my second son and I trying to make a comfy home, while preparing to sell in the next year and move to a smaller home. I’m not sure what I get to ‘keep’ in the separation process and what space I will have when I move to my new life! Chaos is my current state. I love your down to earth posts and Canadian content!!

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    Veronica Adrover says

    I struggle most with the garage, which seems to be a dumping zone. We have a very small house, and way too much stuff!

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    Julie V says

    I struggle with organizing paperwork. I keep everything. I definitely need a better system to organize my important papers, records, etc.

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    Deborah says

    I am trying to combine our home office with my sewing room and struggling about how to set it up to keep everything neat yet accessible.

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    courtney b says

    clothes! I can never keep up with laundry lol

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    Terry F. says

    The worst area for me is beside my bed.
    Thanks. ?

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    Terri Alesandro says

    I shouldn’t have read the comments as I scrolled to the bottom as each one was like “oh, yes, that is me”. I feel my biggest problem is paper clutter and email clutter. If I put things away (or file emails) they are gone from sight and mind. So I use them as my reminder and to do lists and it gets out of hand. Congratulations on your blog. I am just starting mine (not yet published) and appreciate all the work. I love reading about organization and it makes me feel that I can do it, until I try. 🙂 I also live with someone who does.not.like.change (and I love to change things up) so reorganzing the kitchen, for example, makes him crazy because he can’t find anything. I put my blog site up though it isn’t published.

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    Jori Bates says

    I follow using Feedly. 🙂
    I struggle keeping things organized with three children in the house. I feel like as soon as I clean or organize an area, five minutes later my family has turned it into a disaster again. It makes it hard to find the motivation to do it.

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    Michelle J. says

    I struggle with things that don’t have a home.

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    Susan says

    Congrats on 13 years! I don’t remember how many years I have been following you, but I do know that I appreciate all your posts. My toughest spot is my craft room. I need to stop collecting and start using my supplies!

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    Nancy Bullard says

    My craft studio can get out of hand if I don’t stay on top of project clutter : )

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    April was in CA now MA says

    Paring down my closet! I feel like I’m ruthless with it yet it’s still overwhelming me.

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    gail johnson says

    I struggle with all aspects of organizing! I have a terrible time staying focused. It seems one thing requires me to do something else before I can do the main project! Ugh!! Meal planning is another horrible chore for me! I don’t know how to cook for only two!

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    ilovethemso says

    Thank you for doing this fun giveaway! I have been reading your blog since the beginning and used to blog for that first year along with you. We chatted in the comments on both of our blogs back then! I still LOVE your blog.

    My biggest need is for help organizing all the homeschool and craft supplies! I’m exciting you’re planning to add more tips for younger children. I have teens and one young one.

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    Rachel says

    I don’t necessarily struggle with the actual organizing aspect–I love organizing!–but finding the time to keep things organized, get on a schedule, etc. So I guess my main struggle would be organizing my schedule… and mostly sticking to it! Our family schedule is super crazy, so it’s hard for me as a girl still staying at home (and currently without a job) to stick to a consistent schedule.

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    Tracey says

    My biggest struggle is finding the time to do the big cleaning jobs, like wiping down walls, windows and carpets. I started working full time after being a stay at home mom for 20 years.

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    Amy says

    The kitchen table is the dump-all area. Usually by Friday we are moving stuff out of the way to sit down to eat. I’d like to stay better organized with incoming mail, household papers, holding zone things that end up on the table.

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    Lisa Gribler says

    Desk & office area! Argh!

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    Janice says

    My biggest struggle is having very limited closet and drawer space. I try to rotate clothing by seasons for myself and children, but it is overwhelming. We like to buy used for economic and environmental reasons, and save donated clothing for the future as the children grow. But constantly rotating and sorting is a chore.

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    Yvonne says

    Energy. I go months and I am fine with cleaning and decluttering and then I have some physical issue and I am unable. Meanwhile, the clutter builds up.

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    Patricia Mihalic says

    I struggle with day to day clutter and also what to do with grown children’s clutter. Love your blog!

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    Pat Frank says

    I struggle with disorganization! Having many health issues, I just need help getting my life organized so that on days I am not feeling well, I can still get my stuff together and feel like something good has come of my day! BTW, I read you via e-mail and on Facebook. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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    Shelley says

    My biggest struggle is our storage room, things get put in there in an unorganized manner.

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    Rebecca Speight says

    Clothes! Taking things to charity on a regular basis and not piling up.

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    Judy A Dewberry says

    I struggle most with keeping my countertops cleared of clutter.

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    Sarah Shoemaker says

    Organization in general really. But a big one is with organizing my kid’s toys.

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    Andi McDonald says

    I struggle the most with keeping my craft room clean. It seems to become the dumping grounds for all sorts of random stuff, as well as all of the projects I work on. I tend to have multiple projects going on at the same time and no real organization system for keeping works in progress. It can easily turn into mass chaos in there!

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    Jeana Ball says

    As my boys grew up, I didn’t purge like I needed to. I have a house that truly needs to be edited. I am hoping this summer I can start making some progress. On the up side, my office is more organized than it’s ever been.

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    Alicia Adams says

    My current organizing struggle is craft supplies. I work with children, and we make a lot of art projects. I subscribe to your blog through email.

    I really enjoy your blog! Congratulations on 13 years! Thanks for sharing not only your organizing abilities, but also your humor and insightfulness. 🙂

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    Amanda L Paige says

    My biggest struggle is my bedroom. I work on everything else and it is the last for me to work on.

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    Holly says

    We were living “tiny” before it became popular. Living in a small home, organization is very important. Having a place for everything is the key.

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    Sharon says

    My biggest organizing struggle is with clothes.

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    MONISHA SCHWARTZ says

    Awesome giveaway and blog!

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    Alli says

    Lately, I’ve been struggling with finding the right routines to fit our crazy schedule. I work from home, plus we homeschool, and my husband’s job is crazy long hours. To top it all off, we’re possibly moving again in just two short months. It’s been a hectic year for sure.

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    Kiy says

    My biggest problem area is the tween’s room/study space. She has a separate bedroom and then a loft space that we’ve turned into a study/drawing area. She doesn’t want anyone in there, and yet she has stuff everywhere! I can’t handle the mess, she doesn’t want help tidying it up. It’s an ongoing battle.

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    gabriela banales says

    My most difficult area in keeping organized would be my kids’ clothes. They outgrow everything so fast it’s hard to keep up. Sometimes they even leave brand new clothes, never worn, and I hate getting rid of those. I place those in a basket to giveaway or sometimes it’s just forgotten. I try to keep up, but it’s just hard to do on a regular basis.

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    Lee says

    Congratulations on 13 years of blogging! I struggle most in organising with my storage area.

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    Lauren Weiss says

    My biggest organization struggle is personal mail. I have no problem throwing away junk mail or business mail once I have taken care of it. It’s birthday and Christmas cards that hang around forever and cause clutter!

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    Bridget says

    Been following for many years now! I am always struggling with the computer room in our house, continuous dumping ground! Congratulations on 13 years!

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    Mar G says

    I retired as a school librarian last year. Really want to clean up the clutter

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    Brandi S says

    I have been following your blog for almost the entire time! I struggle with the garage because it’s the catch all for everyone in my house as well as the laundry room and mud room and all the things – except a car holder

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    Diane says

    Still for me is clothing and second is books

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    Diane says

    Clothes and books

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    Kristin says

    My biggest struggle is in my kitchen because we don’t have a pantry! We have two lazy Susan’s in the lower cabinets, but keeping them organized is difficult!

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    Liz says

    My struggle currently is everywhere. Packing up my family and moving to Italy in 3 weeks. We have gotten rid of a ton of stuff but I fear setting up our new home will be a challenge. Starting fresh with a clearly defined system of organization in all areas of our home is going to be a challenge but critical to our overall happiness!

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    Rachel says

    Congratulations on 13 years. Biggest struggle is the kids leaving things everywhere.

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    Kerry says

    Paperwork. School stuff. Mail stuff. Notes to self. I try pretty baskets, I try drawers. Ends up in counter. Hate it!

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    Kristen says

    My biggest challenge is my family. I can get us organized but no one else respects what I do

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    Kristie says

    My sewing, craft room can be my biggest challenge.

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    Sharon says

    I struggle with laundry and just staying on top of cleaning.
    Sharon:)

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    Tam says

    I struggle with the kitchen, especially now with the little helpers and paper/filing.

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    Rachel says

    I think I struggle with having a really small space. We have three kids and it’s like I have to learn that we just can’t have allllll the things because we just don’t have space. Decluttering is my best friend, but it’s a constant battle. Happy Anniversary! I’ve been reading your blog for about 11 years. ??

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    Jeannie S says

    I struggle with the bathroom stuff. Makeup, toiletries, meds, hair stuff that get used every day. I have containers but it always looks messy.
    Congratulations again!

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    Marierose Mendiola says

    It’s all the paper clutter I struggle with! Especially now w my daughter in school coming home w so much stuff.

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    Fancy Barker says

    Your blog is helping me with my struggles to organize our home and our life. Thank you!

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    Carrie says

    My struggle is piles. Mail, school papers, things that need to me moved to their home, etc 🙁

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    Melissa says

    One area I struggle with is the utility/laundry room. It’s a dumping ground for misplaced items and a holding room for never land!

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    Neena says

    I struggle the most with paper clutter in my office. I have gotten a handle on many different areas in my home, but this seems to be the hardest for me.

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    Sarah says

    I struggle with it all – clutter, paper, laundry piles…

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    S says

    I forgot to say Happy Anniversary! The one area of my life that is typically under control is menu planning and I owe that all to you and your Menu Monday’s for teaching me how to do this years ago. Thank you!!

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    Larissa Banks says

    I’ve always enjoyed organizing, its definitely a passion of mine. I have been on a strict minimalism journey for a year because not only do I want to be more organized I want to own less which has made me feel more free.

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    Lisa Babs says

    My desk! I can’t seem to keep it organized… the papers seem to keep growing.

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    Donna says

    Congrats on 13th years! Looking forward to seeing your new website! Biggest struggle to say organized is with my pantry and definitely my recipes! Between pieces of paper, laptop, tablets, magazines, it’s a constant struggle! I’m a proud recipe hoarder 🙂

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    Melissa says

    I struggle with purging- I just have to much junk/clutter/just in cases to organize

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    Joni says

    Love your blog. Great information.

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    Tracy says

    I struggle with paper clutter in every part of the house. I can’t seem to keep my paper in any kind of order.

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    Pattie says

    I struggle with everything. I love to organize all “my stuff” but when I am in a hurry I can make a mess of my organization. BUT then I get to make it all pretty and organized AGAIN! That’s my life. ?

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    Chupieandjsmama says

    I follow on Instagram and Facebook. Can it really be 13 years??? You look exactly the same. ? I no longer blog on my old blog since the boys were embarrassed by the things I shared, but I still enjoy reading blogs.

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    Heather says

    I struggle with keeping our basement organized!

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    Kim says

    I follow you on Instagram. I struggle with keeping papers organized.

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    Julie says

    Congratulations on your 13th anniversary! I enjoy following you here & on Instagram. I’m terribly unorganized though and struggle with overwhelm. Always have to remind myself that every little bit helps 🙂

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    Tiffany says

    My biggest organizing problem is paper. All the paper!

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    Lynette Nickels says

    I’ve been following your blog for years and now on Facebook, IG and Twitter! Happy anniversary! I still struggle with purging…

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    Nancy says

    I am frustrated with my boyfriend about his clutter. My thoughts are display/use it or get rid of it. It’s frustrating when it’s not yours.

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    Angela Coel says

    My closet/clothing is my biggest challenge.

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    Eileen Boyce says

    I struggle with organizing my closets and family room.

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    Connie says

    I struggle with papers, not knowing what to throw away and what to keep.

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    Cassandra D says

    For the garage.

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    Gale O Clement says

    Right now I’m decluttering to get to move and sell our house. It’s a HUGE job — over 40 years of accumulation. I plan to declutter every few months in the future!

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    Dana N says

    My walk-in closet is my sore spot. It’s where everything gets thrown when I’m in a rush to tidy up, and it’s getting harder to walk into it without feeling overwhelmed.

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    Anita says

    I struggle keeping my home life organized as I juggle my work life. I seem to be the one who is in charge of organizing things and keeping tabs on everyone, ensuring they are putting things back which I struggle with (don’t have time). Areas I struggle the most is my office area (bills and holy kid school papers!), the kitchen since it’s the first room entered when my family gets home and things get dropped and left in there all-the-time – (sigh) – not to mention it’s the first room guests see. It’s a never ending battle. HELP! 🙂

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    Tracy West says

    Because of running my own business, I am behind with everything. But, even God didn’t get everything done in 1 day.

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    Katy says

    Paper clutter for sure! I know in theory what I could do to make it easier and yet I still end up with piles.

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