Greetings and happy weekend! How are you? I do hope you’re enjoying this holiday season! I’ve been running around doing all sorts of holiday related things, but the one thing I’ve been neglecting is my dreaded paperwork! I’m pretty good at staying organized most of the time, but paperwork is my weakness. I cannot be alone in the ‘paperwork piling up everywhere’ scenario, but I can tell you, I’m looking forward to that down time after Christmas to sort that daunting pile.
Being organized helps me get more done, and devote more time to my family and I’m made serious efforts this year to make it so! It helps me think clearly, remain focused, and always saves time. Don’t you find that to be true? I have adopted some strategies from my sponsor Simplify 101 which truly help. Have you visited their site? The founder Aby Garvey is an organizing and productivity expert! I love her motto, “More Fun, More Done”. Having an organized home is one way to make more time to be creative too.
Just in time for the upcoming New Year, I have an exciting giveaway for you! January is organizing month, so Simplify 101 is offering three winners their choice of any of their four upcoming workshops.
Here are your choices:
(Two lessons in quick clutter elimination, starts January 4th)
(Four lessons in turning dreams into reality, starts January 6th)
(Six lessons about simple organizing, starts January 25th)
(Six lessons in time management, starts February 17th)
From the comfort of home, you pace yourself with online material and/or downloadable lessons each week. You can listen to the lesson online or download it as an .mp3 file as well. For those of us on the go, I find this DIY approach to learning on your own time is so convenient, rather than attending some seminar at a set time and away from home. You can ask your instructor Aby specific questions and even post photos of your problem spots. The online classroom is there to support you! See for yourself just how they all work with this tour.
If you’re in need of more inspirational tips, check out Simplify 101’s Organizing Article Directory with over three dozen helpful post for everything from closet organization to spring cleaning to staying organized with kids (I need that!). You can also sign up for weekly tips with Simplify 101’s organizing newsletter, like this trick for minimizing holiday clutter after you bring out those seasonal decorations.
Finally, if you’re tired of searching through piles of paperwork for that same document and you’d like to create a time saving central resource for your home, anyone can get their hands on a free copy of Aby’s How To Create A Command Central Binder. With kid schedules, meetings, and lunch menus, don’t all of us moms need one of those?
Now for the giveaway, three winners this time!
Don’t you want to get organized in the New Year?
Simplify 101 will make sure you do!
Eligibility for three winners to pick their choice of online workshops with Simplify 101
1) Tell about your biggest organizational challenge in a comment. Is it your closet or your junk drawer? Do you struggle with time management or too much clutter? Share where you need organizational help!
2) For extra chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook, and/or tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, then leave additional comments telling where you mentioned this giveaway (FB or Twitter).
Three winners chosen by Random.org. Giveaway ends Monday December 20, 2010 at 8 p.m. PST.
Good luck and have a fantastic weekend!