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Getting Organized with Ziploc Products – Giveaway

14th May 2013


It’s that time of year when Spring cleaning, purging and getting organized are just a fun thing to do.

It’s weird how happy getting rid of things we don’t need anymore can make a person.

I’m in the process of doing just that right now actually. I’ve been going room to room and getting rid of things and trying to be ruthless about it. It’s hard for me to get rid of things actually – for some that’s called hoarding. For me, let’s call it not hoarding, but a deep appreciation for things I’ve spent money on and am unable to toss.

Also, known as hoarding in denial.

I was recently sent some of the Ziploc Space bag product line to help me as I organize and and try to gain some room in my closets and storage areas. I’ve used some of these before and I’m a big fan. I especially LOVE using them for winter items not currently in use. I’ve used them for storing out of season blankets, duvets and comforters that take up so much space in the linen closet. The bags come in tons of sizes so you can use them for bigger items like I’ve mentioned, right down to smaller ones for travel.

They come in Jumbo, X-Large, Large, Large Cube, Medium, Carry-on Travel Size and Suit Size hanging. It’s kind of insane how much will actually fit into just one bag. The Jumbo size will hold 2 comforters and 4 pillows. The large will hold 10-12 sweaters – that’s just crazy talk.

I didn’t even know the suit size option existed – I think the Suit size hanging bag is perfect for storing all the winter coats/items that we lovely Canadians get to enjoy for months on end (BOO – DOWN WITH WINTER!)

When you finally do re-open the bag, the items inside will be wrinkled so you need to get over that. Personally, it’s a small price to pay when you consider the advantages of the amount of storage you’re gaining in the end.

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away a Ziploc prize pack (including some great valued at $70!! To enter, please leave a comment below with your best organizational tip! That’s it!

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents
  • Giveaway will run until Monday, May 21, 2013
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Make sure to leave a valid email and/or Twitter handle so that I can contact you if you win. Winners will have 48hrs to respond and then a new winner will be chosen.
UPDATE: Congrats to my winner – #31 Maria Oliveria – thanks to everyone who entered!!!

Blue Sky Home Series – Review and Giveaway

26th August 2011

I was recently sent a package of Blue Sky Home Series products from Blue Sky, and being a huge fan of organizational things, I was super happy to receive them. This was actually the first time I had seen this line of products and I was immediately impressed.

I received a sampling of their available products including a grocery pad, door pads, a multi-task notebook, a mousepad and a weekly/monthly desk planner. I think they’re super cute, really well made and very useful. The multi-task notebook is a dream for list lovers, like myself. The grocery checklist is magnetic, and perfect for keeping track of what to pick up during the next grocery store stop. The door pads are going to be useful with the husband – he forgets everything!! Now I’ll be able to hang these cute reminders at the front door, so he can grab what he needs before he heads off to work. I also really like the planner, because it lays flat, looks pretty, and is laid out really well. Love that it has weekly and monthly calendars, space for lists, notes and more.

The Blue Sky Home Series offer organizational solutions for “busy moms with a fresh, contemporary design from designer Susy Jack Contemporary Paper. Blue Sky went directly to moms to learn real-life insights on how they manage their busy lives. They can be mixed and matched for portable planning, note taking, list making, communicating and storing paperwork.”

It’s also important to note that these products are all printed with soy-based ink on 50% recycled paper, and super affordable. The products range from $3.99 to $9.99 and can be purchased at Target stores and online at the Blue Sky website (blueskyimg.com).

GIVEAWAY!!!

One lovely reader will win a gift pack from the Blue Sky Home Series line.

MANDATORY ENTRY:

  • Leave a comment below with your best organizational tip for keeping on top of things at home. I can always use some great tips for being more organized!!

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ENTRIES:

  • Like Blue Sky on Facebook and leave a comment below saying that you did.
  • Tweet the following and leave a comment below saying that you did:

Enter to win a fab gift pack from Blue Sky on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog – http://bit.ly/rm3bsL #giveaway #blueskyhomeseries

RULES:

  • The giveaway will run until August 31, 2011
  • Open to U.S. and Canadian residents
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner: #38 AMANDA BROWN – THANKS to everyone who entered!!!

Toss the Crap 2011 – Organizing the kid’s DVDs

15th March 2011

I love my children.

What I don’t love is how much stuff comes along with the children.

Oy, the stuff.

If you have children, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

Case in point – kids’ dvds

This is only some of the collection. (Weep with me for the sweaters that could have been.)

What is most annoying however, is the space required to store all these DVDs – they fill an entire tv cabinet.

Me no likey.

Then I had a GENIUS idea.

Enter the CD wallet (the ugly CD wallet says my husband).

I picked it up at Target the other day for $25 (holds 208 DVDs). With the kids help, I alphabetized all the flicks, and we tossed the dvd cases.

What do you think? Before or after?

Looks like spring cleaning  (TOSS THE CRAP 2011!)  has officially begun.

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