Organizing Revolution “Prize” Challenge

One of the top resolutions each year is to get organized so I am excited to tell you about a huge New Year’s challenge hosted by me and 6 other Organizing Bloggers!  Did I say huge?  Well I mean HUGE!  If you are looking for motivation to get organized in 2013, this is a great way to start out!  

Organizing Revolution "Prize" Challenge -- Ask Anna

Timeline.
Each Monday starting, December 31st, we will announce the room, or area, and give you ALL week to work on that space – even if it’s just a drawer in that area or the WHOLE room {it’s totally up to you}. Then, YOU take pictures – nice ones with your cell phone or you camera. You post them on your blog or on your Pinterest board and we are going to have a HUGE link party and everyone will VOTE on whose they like the best. So YOU can win!!

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December 31st ~ 1st challenge and link party begins: Office
January 4-6th ~ Vote for your favorites!

January 7th ~ 2nd challenge and link party begins: Kitchen
January 11-13th ~ Vote for your favorites!

January 14th ~ 3rd challenge and link party begins: Closets
January 18-20 ~ Vote for your favorites!

January 21st ~ 4th challenge and link party begins: Family room/Playroom
January 25-27th ~ Vote for your favorites!

January 28-30th ~ Grand Prize voting begins, vote for your favorites!
January 31st ~ Grand Prize winners announced!

Prizes.
What do you get for all this hard work? Oh. My. Goodness. PRIZES — Yes, cool, big prizes!! Here are the prizes you will have a chance to win.

Prize- Oreck VersaVac, $249.99 value


http://www.oreck.com
Oreck’s newest, most versatile vacuum: The VersaVac™, a full-powered bagless vacuum cleaner that is also a steam mop. The ultimate multi-functional, multi-surface cleaner, VersaVac is powerful and is easy to use — on all floor types. With its incredible suction, an on/off brushroll and adjustable steam settings, the VersaVac has all the power and performance you expect from Oreck. So forget the broom, the dustpan, the messy bucket and mop. With its dual functions, the multi-tasking VersaVac eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools!

Prize- Cricut Mini Prize Package, $129 value

Cricut website: http://gan.doubleclick.net/gan_click?lid=41000613802450603&pubid=21000000000372841/
Cricut is the family of products that will help you hear the three little words most creators just can’t get enough of: “You made that?” It doesn’t matter if you want to craft cards, scrapbooks, home décor, organizing labels and more. One thing’s for sure, Cricut will always craft a smile. Portable and lightweight, yet powerfully creative—what more could you ask for in a creative partner? The Cricut Min®i machine is perfect for the new and seasoned crafter alike. Designed to work in tandem with our innovative design tool, Cricut Craft Room™, your creativity will reach new heights thanks to this petite inspiration machine.

Prize – $100 gift certificate to Clean Mama Printables
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CleanMamaPrintables
Who says homekeeping and organizing can’t be adorable, fun AND easily implemented into your life?  Home of the ORIGINAL printable homekeeping kit concept, including The Cleaning Kit, The Budget + Bill Pay Kit, The Resolution Kit, The Starter Kit and more!Clean Mama Printables is THE BEST place to get homekeeping printables that REALLY work for you AND make your life easier! Clean Mama Printables specializes in original organizational documents designed to take the WORK out of organizing your life. 

Prize – JOYS Collection $139 Value


http://www.justorganizeyourstuff.com/paper-organizing-tools
Helping you find paper peace. Just Organize Your Stuff or JOYS is a collection of paper organizing techniques, philosophies, exercises and home filing system tools to help you create your personal home filing solution. A fresh twist on the old-fashioned filing techniques fit for your modern lifestyle. 

Prize - NeatReceipts, a $199.95 value


Website: www.neat.com, Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NeatCompany, Twitter: @NeatCompany
Neat® is the developer of several cloud-based Digital Filing System solutions, designed to manage personal information with ease and simplicity in order to save time and increase productivity. NeatReceipts® is a portable scanner and Digital Filing System, weighing less than a pound, making on-the-go organization a cinch. NeatReceipts also includes Neat’s unique software that identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards, and documents to automatically organize it for you.  All scanned and imported documents can be searched by keyword in Neat’s software so that you can find exactly what you need. Now, users have seamless access to their information from anytime, anywhere via NeatCloud and NeatMobile. 

Prize- $101 Scentsy gift pack


www.KendraA.Scentsy.us
Scentsy offers wax bars in over 80 different fragrances and over 75 different warmers in three different sizes. Scentsy has a patented technology that uses a low watt light bulb to warm a wax with a low melting temperature. This ensures lower temperatures to avoid burns and no open flames to avoid fire risks. Scentsy also offers a lot more than just warmers and wax though! Scentsy also has room sprays, scent circles, travel tins, buddies & baby buddies for the little ones in your life, and scent paks. Check out my website to learn more information and shop these great products!

Prize- 1 yr membership & a free copy of Slow Cookers e-Book

http://5dinners1hour.com
5 dinners in 1 hour is am make ahead meal plan system for effortless weeknight dinners.  This is menu planning made easy.  Spend 1 hour in the kitchen and have 5 dinners assembled for the week.  Just bake, broil, slow cook or grill to have dinner on the table faster than going to the drive thru lane.  Choose from Classic, Clean Eating and Gluten free plans.  Each menu comes with recipes (including side dish suggestions), grocery list, assembly directions and cooking instructions all in an easy to follow format.

Prize – $100 Fridge Coaster Gift Certificate

www.fridgecoaster.com 
Don’t you hate scrubbing your refrigerator bins and surfaces?  So do we! And now you don’t have to.  We’re the husband and wife duo behind Fridge Coaster.  Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that come in different sizes to fit all high traffic areas of your refrigerator. Place under produce in the crispers to keep your veggies fresh longer, or under milk and salad dressing in the doors to absorb drips that would normally dry to the bottom of your bin, ewww. Fridge Coasters provide time saving function and fashion to the inside of your refrigerator.  In addition, we’re really proud to say that our sustainable product is made 100% in the USA of 30% (or more) post consumer product.  We then use a UV-dried printing process which means the ink never bleeds beyond its original printed shape even when fully submerged in water!  How awesome is that?  Long story short, Fridge Coasters will save you a ton of time and put a smile on your face every time you open the fridge.

Prize – $197 value Power Productivity Program

http://www.howtoorganize.tv 
Alejandra Costello is a Certified Professional Organizer who shows individuals how to become more organized and productive on a daily basis by setting up systems that work for their own organizing style. Alejandra started her company, Alejandra.tv, in 2008 at the age of 23 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with thousands of people in over 100 countries around the world. Formerly an IT engineer, Alejandra was named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV. Her expertise has been featured in HGTV, The Washington Post, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, The Washington Times, CBS, NewsChannel8, and Mashable. Sign up for her FREE 7-Day “Jumpstart” Video Series on her website to start getting organized today!

Prize – $100 Gift Certificate to A Time For Everything 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/atime4everything
I am passionate about people living within their means and getting out of debt, but I don’t believe a cash system of budgeting has to mean tattered paper envelopes reinforced with packing tape! I offer a variety of lovely cash envelope system wallets with the hope that each of my customers can find a product that fits her budget, appeals to her personal taste, and functionally suits her needs. My wallets and accessories are handmade by me using designer laminated cotton which is lightweight yet very durable, CPSIA compliant, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates. Live within your means with style!

Prize- Sophisticated File Tote, a $66.00 value

http://mycleverbiz.com/dbldesigns
Clever Container is an organizing product direct sales company committed to providing top quality, unique products and solutions to reduce the stress of an organizational task. We have products for kitchens, crafts, closets, drawers, children, storage, offices, and more.
Clever Container Consultants provide organizing tips, techniques, and products to help simplify your life in a fun, relaxed setting. Consultants demonstrate the products, provide multiple uses, and share organizing tips which you can use as soon as you get home. Our motto is “It’s not just the product, it’s the process.”
As a professional organizer striving to give people the most efficient and effective home, personal lives, and businesses possible, Ashley Meyer of DBL Designs Lifestyle & Small Business Consulting found the perfect partnership with Clever Container.  Through Clever Container, she brings quality, affordable organizing products to her professional organizing clients.

Prize- Rack It Off the Floor Organizer


http://www.offthefloorEZstore.com
Two moms, life-long best friends, set out to develop a practical, innovative, customizable, all-in-one storage solution for everyone in the household.  Products were created and designed to meet personal challenges of dealing with clutter throughout the house & garage, unmet by existing products out in the market today.   Our modular storage units have snap construction which allows for easy assembly with no tools required, including snap-on accessories.  Configure the shape of the overall unit to fit any space, or split a starter kit into multiple smaller units.  Ten different colors are available to fit any room décor.  With door hang and wall mount options, it requires no valuable floor space.  Various accessories allows a place for everything, and everything ends up in its place!  Great training for young children to manage and be responsible for their personal belongings from an early age.  Additional accessories and panel kits are available to expand the overall size of the storage system, or to create a smaller version of our starter kits to fit specific needs.

Prize – 1 weekday set for girls and 1 weekday set for boys


http://www.organizables.com
Organizables is a practical solution to the early morning chaotic demands of getting children ready for school every day. For the busy parent who has to get kids up, dressed and fed on a tight schedule, Organizables are the antidote to your morning frustrations.  Organizables clothes organizers feature colors and designs that are visually appealing to kids and are easy enough for even very young children to use. At the beginning of the week, your child chooses the clothes that he or she will wear for the next five days – putting an end to weekday morning arguments over wardrobe!

Thirty One Bags

https://www.mythirtyone.com/JessicaWright/
It’s a new year! Time to celebrate organizing with Thirty One! Thirty One offers you a line of bags, totes, and organizational items that can be personalized to make them uniquely your own. Whether you are organizing your home, your car or yourself, Thirty One can offer you some great solutions. From large utility totes to hang up organizers to our new “Your Way” collection, Thirty One has something for everyone! Coordinating items means everything will have a place and will be easy to find! We can help with product suggestions, fabric choices and embroidery ideas. The possibilities are endless!

How to Prepare.
Look for 2 posts tomorrow – one from me, where I will teach you how to take fabulous photos {so you can win BIG prizes!}. The other one will be from Becky at Organizing Made Fun.  She will be teaching you how to set up a Pinterest Board and link it to our party. Both of these posts will be great resources to help you win some of these fantastic prizes!!

 
Meet the hostesses.

If you don’t already follow them on Facebook or Pinterest, this is a group of bloggers you definitely want to follow! You’ll be glad you did, they all have some great organizing tips, and love to work together to bring you fabulous opportunities like this one!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Here is a button for you to get started!  Put it on your blog and spread the word about this huge challenge!  You can also tell your family that you’re getting organized this year and “wow” them by actually tackling a room in your home each week!


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Good luck!!!  I can’t wait to check out your spaces {and vote} at all the link parties!!!

Organizing Revolution "Prize" Challenge -- Ask Anna

 

The Fine Print.

  • 3 winners (First, Second and Third Place) will be chosen each week using InLinkz voting link tool based on the highest number of votes accrued during that week.  First, Second and Third place prizes will be determined using the highest valued prize for First Place winner, second highest value to Second Place winner, and third highest value to Third Place winner.
  • Week 1: Link party will be open from 6 a.m. PST December 31, 2012 thru 5:59 a.m. PST January 4, 2013.  Voting begins 6:00 a.m. PST January 4, 2013 and ends 12:00 noon PST January 6, 2013. 
  • Week 2: Link party will be open from 6 a.m. PST January 7, 2013 thru 5:59 a.m. PST January 11, 2013.  Voting begins 6:00 a.m. PST January 11, 2013 and ends 12:00 noon PST January 13, 2013. 
  • Week 3: Link party will be open from 6 a.m. PST January 14, 2013 thru 5:59 a.m. PST January 18, 2013.  Voting begins 6:00 a.m. PST January 18, 2013 and ends 12:00 noon PST January 20, 2013. 
  • Week 4: Link party will be open from 6 a.m. PST January 21, 2013 thru 5:59 a.m. PST January 25, 2013.  Voting begins 6:00 a.m. PST January 25, 2013 and ends 12:00 noon PST January 27, 2013. 
  • Grand Prizes: Voting for Grand Prizes will include the three winners from each of the four prior weeks.  Voting begins 6 a.m. PST January 28, 2013 and ends at 9:00 p.m. PST January 30, 2013.  Grand Prizes will be determined based on the highest number of votes accrued during the Grand Prize voting.  3 Grand Prize winners will be announced on January 31, 2013.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Winners will be e-mailed and announced here on January 7 (Week 1 winners), January 14 (Week 2 winners), January 21 (Week 3 winners), January 28 (Week 4 winners), and January 31, 2013 (Grand Prize winners).
  • Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail.
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  1. 1

    what if we don’t have an office?? :(

    • 2

      Do you have a desk, or a space that you use for office type things? You can organize and link up those spaces!

      • 3

        nope, everything usually gets piled up on the kitchen counter mail, art work, school work etc. guess thats as good as spot as any to work on! ;)

  2. 4

    Anna, I am reading reading reading, and while this is interesting and exciting, I think I’m missing something…of course, it may just be lil ol me but one, do we link up and post only one pic to the link? and two, I am trying to read all of your info and not sure when it has the (…) where do I go to finish your info? and three, should my cover of my board be one of my pics, oh, and four..lol…should my linked pic be of a before?? or after?? I know I’ll have more ??? so beware, and thank you in advance!!

  3. 5

    O MYYYYYYY!! I MUST I MUST take away my board!!! I thought that we do before photos and THEN after we organize!!!!! I just read some of your info….If anyone sees these i will flip!!!

    • 6

      whew!! my stomach turned and head swam…lol…i looked at others, there are some befores…and afters….thank goodness, small favors…!! so disregard the last comment…

  4. 7

    ok stupid question how do i like up for this??

  5. 9

    Sounds fun! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s projects! This comes at a good time … my home office is in severe need of some organization! ;)
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  6. 10
    Tara Solomon says:

    Hey! I am just trying to participate in the Organizing Revolution Challenge. I took pictures of my office and have the after pictures as well but do not understand how to join the party?? Will you explain to me how I “link up” and from where. Sorry I am playing catch up on technology!
    Thanks for your help,
    Tara Solomon
    (mommy of 3 desperately wanting to be organized)

    • 11

      I’m so sorry Tara but the link up part ended on Thurs. :( There will be another challenge posted this Monday though and you can link up to that one! The link will be all the way at the end of the post under all the little thumbnails. I’m so sorry!

      • 12
        Tara Solomon says:

        oh I worked sooo hard. Glad to do it for myself but hate can’t be included in contest and does this keep me out of the grand prize opportunity. I will continue to work on the other areas and hopefully can figure out how to link up in time this week. I just saw the calendar on Pinterest and it did not explain that the link ended on Thursday! Oh well! I will learn! Good part is my desk is so clean and it feels wonderful! Thanks for the motivation. Being organized is prize enough…it will help my family start of 2013 in a better mindset. Can’t wait to see all the other spaces and be inspired further!
        Tara Solomon

      • 13

        I’m so sorry Tara! I’m glad you were motivated to get your desk clean though! Next week try to link up by Wednesday night, just to make sure you get your link in! :)