Pretty Neat:Get Organized & Let Go of Perfection ~ Book ~ GIVEAWAY!!! ~ Ends 3/28


I'm sure all of us would love to have the organizational skills of Martha Stewart. I'm also sure all of us have at one time or another set unrealistic, unattainable standards for ourselves - based on our view of perfection, the Martha Stewart's of the world.

My biggest problem in organization is having a place for everything. Actually, I think it's more about a lack of storage for all of my things. Containers make sense of chaos. I need a basket, bin, shelf , or cubby for every grouping I own.

The trouble with needing a container for everything is that these groups of things could go on forever. Each of my interests  break down into many different parts. Lets take for example paper. I would need a box for paper, glues, glitters, markers, pens, stencils, embellishments, cards, stationary... the list goes on and on. Then I would need a tote or basket that could contain all of my other little boxes. An ecosystem of sorts - everything that functions together lives together.

As things are now, I have a couple of crafty lidded boxes with everything piled in. Everything living together  but no functioning going on.

This goes for all of my interests & projects. Even goes for my bloggy work. This post is going out today because it is the DEADLINE. I would have gotten it done before if I were organized. I have been reading the book nightly, but without an email reminder, I would have missed the deadline on paper copy that's piled in a stack of non functioning papers.

This book has been a pretty fun and practical read. It has helped me to see my actual problem in keeping organized. I was able to put my finger on it and have discovered I need containers and that I also need to donate some things to the Goodwill!

I also learned that rather than figuring out and doing what works for us, we put someone else's expectations of perfection onto ourselves. Whether it be from our Mother or Grandmother or the friend from work with the immaculate home or Martha Stewart, it's not a system that works for us, it's what we think it should be.

This book really helped me figure out what works for me and to let go of the rest. Organization is a personal system - it doesn't need to be perfect, it just needs to work for you!

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One lucky winner will receive a copy of Pretty Neat:Get Organized & Let Go of Perfection for themselves!

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Tell me your organizational dilemma & become a friend @ Wishing Penny via Google Friend Connect. Both parts mandatory to win - thanks :)

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*Enter any other giveaway here for one entry each


That's 9 entry methods with tons of bonus & a chance for unlimited entries with daily tweets!

*REVISED - needed to move the date up from the 28th to 25th to give the winner time to respond
Giveaway will end on March 25th at 12 pm EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)


Disclaimer: The publicist provided me with all information and product to review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

59 comments

cruzgrl1 said...

organizational dilemma: the kitchen junk drawer!!
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Jennifer T. said...

My organizational dilemma is the
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Linda Kish said...

Books

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rubymoon said...

I'm a public follower on GFC (Ally)

My organizational dilemma is how do I train myself to remember to put things back in their place once I have a system figured out? I've been a "messy molly" for nearly all my life.

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debbie said...

My biggest dilemma is how to keep my house organized with only 1 closet.
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I am a email subscriber.
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Big Mama said...

hmm.. my desk is a big one... but really my whole house!

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I am a new facebook fan

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I follow your blog

josiefiorda said...

can I say my whole house?
I have the hardest time with the craft cupboard
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bloomerbear said...

I'm a Google Friend and my organizational dilemma is my desk and bookcases

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moushka said...

I have a hard time finding a place for everything in my office.

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