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Organized Simplicity {and a giveaway}

by | Nov 22, 2010 | blogging, giveaways, Organization

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Organized Simplicity {and a giveaway}

It seems a lot of us are craving a more simple, more organized, less chaotic life. And during the holidays, we can feel more pressure than ever. I can tell you without a doubt, I’m definitely on a mission right now to find a sense of order and simplicity in my own home and life. I’m not putting this off until “after the holidays.”

The past two years have been really busy for me (let me repeat for impact: it has been REALLY busy) and honestly, really exhausting in many ways. I’m ready to slow down a bit and feel “settled” for awhile. Please? I’ll admit it, I’m tired and ready to get my life organized again.

Moving, starting a church, running a business, jetting back and forth across the country four times, being a mom, having a life threatening surgery and a whole bunch of other stuff in between all of that — wow, I think I’m ready for a little nap under my covers for the winter. I wish humans were like bears. Bears are smart.

But since hibernating isn’t actually possible for me, I need to find ways to create more order and peace in my life instead of just wishing the chaos away. I love my life, don’t get me wrong! But it hasn’t been exactly what I would call “organized or simple” lately.  And many people have far more stressful things going on in their life than I do so I know this is a struggle many of us face in our own ways.

So is it possible to make changes to help us manage our own life better and actually feel a sense of order and simplicity, in spite of what swirls around us?

Organized Simplicity {and a giveaway}

Tsh (aka Simplemom) to the rescue!!

{isn’t she cute?}

Tsh from Simplemom is the one lady I have full confidence in to always be ready with the calm reassurance and advice on home management I can trust.  She has written a new book called Organized Simplicity — it has really opened my eyes to ways I need to adjust my thinking, home, habits and lifestyle. Life isn’t always something we can control, but we certainly can manage our homes and lives in a way that doesn’t add to or contribute unnecessary chaos and stress.

Organized Simplicity {and a giveaway}

Tsh breaks Organized Simplicity down into two manageable sections (she is awesome like that):

Part One: Living Simply in the Real World. She gets it. Most of us have to live in the real world and need down to earth, practical attainable advice. And I loved this section because it got me THINKING!

And then Part Two: Ten Days to a Simpler, More Organized Home. YES. I can do that. In fact, I was so inspired by Organized Simplicity that I already cleaned out my dresser and have started reorganizing my closet. Her methods are working already. I’m ready to have less, simplify and feel more calm!!


Organized Simplicity {and a giveaway}Happy news … Tsh is offering a surprise giveaway today! She is giving away FOUR copies of Organized Simplicity! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to us!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know why you would like to win this book! Easy! Four people will win! You have until Saturday at 12 midnight ET to enter!

You can find more about Organized Simplicity and where to buy it right here!


  1. Maureen

    I would love to win for the main purpose os being organized. I am to a degree but I would love to put my life in order and that begins with my surroundings.

  2. Lee

    I would love to win in an effort to deal with my current feeling of overwhelm! Plus I’m a huge Tsh fan :)

  3. Jan Udlock

    I would love to win because with five kids, I see how calm and peaceful it feels when rooms are organized! And it’s only that way when people visit our home…:(

  4. beccalouloubell

    I would love to win this! I am a big fan of Tsh. She has such good advice.

  5. Maria

    There’s only one reason why I want to win this book…I NEED it! I am seriously going nuts by all the clutter around me and I just don’t know where to start anymore!

  6. Jo

    I realize as I get older its time to pare down and let go

  7. Pam

    I love to organize everything!!! It makes life so much easier when your home is organized! Looks like a wonderful book.

  8. Tiffini

    I think our whole country is searching for this right now…I’m always wanting to learn more ways of simplifying…I love Tsh as well and have been reading her blog for the last couple of months…awesome:)

  9. nancy c.

    With 4 girls ranging in age from 14-5 I need any & all organizing/simplifying ideas I can get my hands on!

  10. Melissa

    I would love to win this book. I believe it would help me balance the craziness in my life. Sometimes between family, friends, my work,my husband’s business, my side business and maintaining our property I feel a bit overwhelmed. I love and appreciate my life but definitely understand the urge to hibernate.

  11. Suzanne

    I would love to win this, just because I want to be more organized…..purge, clean, organize and breathe……my mantra for 2011~

  12. Bri

    Like you and so many others, I could use a little hibernation in my life. Barring that, some simplicity would go a long way toward making my home a more serene place to be. Thanks!

  13. Fiona's Mosaic

    SIGN ME UP!! I need this! Like you I am in ministry, and it demands long days sometimes. But I am also a mom, wife, and running two businesses. I was never taught how to be organized…and it wasn’t a natural gifting. I have learned so much, but I could always improve. And I need a good dose of inspiration every so often.

  14. Wendy J

    I have four small children and am constantly trying to simplify and de-clutter! Help!! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Melanie

    I am definitely in need of some more organization and simplicity in my life right now! I would love to win this book!

  16. Sara

    I’d LOVE a copy! I got married and bought a house this year (not in that order, actually), and to say it has been a stressful year would be an understatement. I have a LOT to be thankful for this holiday season.

  17. Dana

    I wouldn’t just like to win this book, I need to win this book! My husband and I both work full time, and when we’re not working, we spend too much time picking up around the house. I would rather live in a full-time state of peace and love of my home!

  18. Courtney

    Wow, it sounds like I could really use this book. My theme this year for the holidays is “simplify”. For me, I’ve always been a little over-the-top for the holidays, but am really feeling the need to slow down and simplify everything. I am trying to organize my life and my home and just settle down!

  19. Amanda

    We are in a current state of overhaul–trying to make due and am trying to reorganize and simplify (aka throw/give things away we no longer use nor need cluttering our home).

    I would LOVE a copy of this book!

  20. Eric

    Right now I could use a map and a lifeline!

    In a few days I have to launch a design blog and then maintain it. I live in an old house and have not finished a single room. I am an artist and an entrepreneur (which is code for a dreamer and a procrastinator)

    But most importantly I owe it to my wife to create a calm and workable home for us to share our lives. For her sake, please consider my plea!

  21. Bethany

    Why do I want this book? Probably bc my home looks like a frat house most of the time, and Tsh makes these small steps attainable. Got to get this place in order before my kid is old enough to know better! I already have Spring Cleaning for Normal People, and she just plain rocks.

  22. Lynn from For Love or Funny

    I can ALWAYS use some inspiration to get organized. It seems that I start, but I never finish…

  23. lcdenley

    After moving around 5 times in the past two years.. we are finally settling! Building a new home is a fresh start, and I’m planning on getting organized..and clutter free . this would help out so much!

  24. Dana

    If you could see my closet, you’d know why I’d love to win this book!

  25. Brittney

    I am saving up my money to buy this book (pathetic, I know, but we are poor grad. students with a family)! We live under 600 sq. ft. (the 4 of us) and I could really use some sort of guide to help with the organization.

  26. Janene

    I really need to get organized! With 4 small children (my oldest just turned 5) I am looking for ways to get my act together asap and start enjoying life instead of running around always waiting for the next surprise thing I forgot to do or that needs done. :)

    Basically – I need all the help I can get!

  27. Melissa

    I could definitely use some organization direction in my life!

  28. Donna P.

    I love organizing books and I need this one!!

  29. erin

    Yes, I would like to win this book! Yay!

  30. KittenJen

    I need to get organized! Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Donna S

    I would LOVE to win this book, first of all I {heart} Tsh and have loved reading her blog, she’s so inspiring and encouraging! I love all things organizing and have a slew of organizing books but her’s would be the cherry on the top!

  32. Allie

    I would love, love, love this book! Such a great resource and I love Tsh!

  33. Elizabeth Hastings

    I recently started simplifying our life with a mini kitchen remodel/decluttering session. It’s been fabulous and I would love to know more about simplfying our house, life, family.

  34. Emily

    I would love to win because we are going to be buying a house and moving so organization will be key!

  35. heidi

    Simplication and organization are two things that often seem to be in the far off distance as far as my life is concerned! I’d love all the help I could get to get it within arm’s reach!

  36. Charlotte

    I feel like I NEED this book. I’m
    In the early years of my marriage and career and am struggling to feel in control of the chaos. I can’t even imagine what it’ll be like with kids in the mix someday.

  37. Debbie Fisher

    I would love to win this as I am always looking for more ways to be simply organized.

  38. Jen

    Oh my I would love this!! The reason? I have SIX children. Reason enough? I think so ;)

  39. Sarah

    What a great giveaway!

    I need all the help I can get to get myself organized!

  40. Lorrie

    Having this book would help me simplify my life. I keep working on it, but there’s always more to be done.

  41. Lisa-Jo

    Oh my word – Tsh please save me from myself, my kitchen sink and my laundry! I need help in the worst way :)

  42. Cindy

    I’d love to win the book! I find you can never have enough ideas for organizing or simplifying. The cover is beautiful!

  43. Shelby

    My whole house, but especially my basement, could benefit from some organization!

  44. Melanie D

    I would love this book because we’ve just moved and I still don’t feel quite “settled”. I think given a 10-day process and some words of wisdom, maybe I could get closer!

  45. Martha

    I would love this book because I’m a huge fan of SimpleMom!

  46. Julie

    Hi! I am always looking for a way to simplify my life. I have a 14 year old girl with severe arthritis and a husband with Crohns disease. I don’t have much extra time in my life. I want to feel more at ease and relaxed when I do have time to myself instead of worrying about my house. This sounds like an awesome book! I love books like this. I am a big believer in trying new things when something isn’t going smoothly. Good luck with the book sales! Julie

  47. jackie

    I would love to win one of these. I have started the process, but it has been a little overwhelming. I am longing for simplicity and realizing that some habits make it anything but simple. I could sure use helpful advice from her book that would keep me headed in the right direction. Jackie

  48. Erin

    I would love to win this book – with going back to work full time, having a one-year-old, having a 2-hour commute each day, I need to figure out a way to simplify!!

  49. Kimberly

    I am a full time wife, mother of a 4 year old and commercial interior designer that is trying to get my residentail business up and running. I would love any advice to keep my life organized and under control.

    Inspired by Design
    Kimberly York

  50. Heather Transue

    I would love to win a copy! I think I would like to study it with my husband, so we could work together for this lifestyle.

  51. Carla Mayfield

    I think I had this book in my hands at the store and then put it back because we were spending so much money on the house that day. (Is it in stores?) I’d love to have this book because I never, ever feel caught up or in control. I don’t pine for a Martha Stewart type house, I pine for just feeling like I’m taking care of my family, meeting their needs, and providing a home they can be proud of.

  52. Erica W.

    who doesn’t need this book! I need it bad! new house, new problems

  53. Kourtney

    Please, please, please???

    Our home flooded August 31st after being back for just a few weeks after a 7 month long ccoss country move and back to work with a hospital in Colorado for middle son’s serious health issues. (This isn’t a joke!)

    We have had a forced remodel of most of our home (thank you USAA and Jesus for taking SUCH good care of us…)!

    I don’t want to return to life pre-flood. Simplicity is the name of the season!!!

  54. Johnna

    Would love to win as we just moved and it would be a great time to get reorganized and start fresh!

  55. kathy

    Would LOVe, LoVE, lOVe to have this! Back to work full-time and two busy kids and husband = need for this book! My house needs a good cleaning, simplifying, organizing, de-cluttering — need I say more?

  56. lisa

    I love your blog Melissa – and would love to win this book. I so need a more simple, more organized way of living. A new year is coming – what a way to begin!

  57. Paula

    I would love to win this book: I NEED this book!!

    I’m a wife, mom, & home school mom… at the moment, I feel overwhelmed by our stuff – I’m ready to let some of it go.

  58. Kathleen

    I would love to win this book because I could use a little extra help when it comes to staying organized. I love simplicity and I would love a book to flip through now and then and be reminded of how I can achieve my goals.

  59. meg

    I would love to win this book so I can have more time to enjoy living and less time surrounded by “baggage”.

  60. Carmen

    Why??!! Because I need to get organized and what I’m doing myself just isn’t working. I need a little push. :)

  61. Kathleen q

    I so need this now. My things have overtaken my life lately and a change is needed!

  62. Linda

    I would love to win in hopes of finding a way to whittle down the chaos that surrounds me and steals my time from the three things I am trying to keep at the top of my list- my husband, my children and of course- me! Since having our third I have put up the white flag and “stuff” has taken over- I’m ready and hopeful I can take our home back! :)

  63. Laura

    Ok, I have been telling myself I’m going to get “organized” for the past 9 months. Guess what? I”m not yet:)!!! With the holidays around the corner & my babysitting job (my 2 month old great niece!!!) starting next week – it’s time to get moving on this! It’d be a great way to start 2011 too!

  64. Chris

    I need help. Badly. That’s all. :)

  65. Claire

    I’d LOVE to win this book – it looks like a great one to add to my growing collection….with beautiful ideas on the best ways to get organized and be clutter-free! (: I like the way that sounds.

  66. Rose in Ohio

    ……because there is a secret room in my basement that is neither organized nor simple. If I were to win this book, maybe I could get up the courage to go in there and find my sewing machine….

    rosemills (at) bex (dot) net

  67. Marisa

    ::raises hand emphatically:: I want a more simple life!! Please help!

    Awesome giveaway. :)

  68. Gina

    If you saw my house you would know why I need this book!!

  69. Esther

    I would love to win this book because I love organization . . but somehow things have spiraled around here and I need some inspiration and instruction to get on track!

  70. Melanie

    I think if we could all learn how to live with less, we would be able to give more to others. I’d really like to learn!!

  71. Shannon

    My home is always clean and picked up but if you were to open several drawers or closets things might just fall all over you! I often shove things in just to get them out of sight and then end up never organizing these areas.

  72. Kathy


    Mommy & homeschooler, DIY-er and design blogger like you, my life feels anything but simple. I feel as though I always have multiple, flaming juggling balls going. So any help in simplifying this crazy, wonderful ride is always appreciated.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Tsh & Melissa,

  73. Cindi

    I would love to win a copy of Tsh’s book because my life is in
    need of organization in a big way! I just entertained a few friends
    over and I had to literally make box piles around the dining room
    in order to use the dining room table…..
    How embarrassing! My husband is even telling me how frustrated
    he is with my “stuff!”
    Happy Thanksgiving and Many thanks!

  74. Abbie

    I’d love to read what she has to say because it really does start with our thinking and our attitudes and it sounds like she does a great job with that. And then practical, small steps. Who couldn’t use that?

  75. Sherri

    Sounds wonderful! While our oldest has autism and requires structure to function, I know that our whole family functions better when we are organized. And I, especially, would love to be more intentional when I go about my days.

  76. Julie W.

    I would love to win a copy of this book. We’ll be moving soon (hopefully) and it would be great to be organized from the start in our new home!

  77. Lynn

    I would LOVE to have a copy of this book. Umfortunately for me, I feel like I have arrived at a place where I am the MOST dissorganized I’ve ever been. I need HELP, and I know this book would be just what I need!

  78. Katie M.

    I would love to win because having things organized helps life feel a bit less crazy.

  79. Allison

    I’d love to win. We have 4 children, 3 jobs, and 2 pets…I long for some help getting things organized and simplified. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  80. Kathie

    My house has become a big, unorganized mess. I need help!

  81. Rita

    I would love this book because I have three teenagers and I need some magic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Linda

    I’d love to win this book to pass along to my two daughters. They didn’t inheirit my love of organizing and they would love some help!

  83. Angie M

    My closet needs serious help!

  84. Laura

    Receiving a copy of “Organized Simplicity” would be Divine timing right now as I am launching a publishing/teaching practice and I feel like I am teetering on the edge of “everything is changing”; I want very much to get a handle on my home for my love for my family, before we all get swept up in the joyous whirlwind.

  85. Annelise

    As I cleaned out my closet this past weekend, it still didn’t feel organized and quite frankly seemed chaotic. How do I figure this out, help would be appreciated greatly!

  86. April

    I’m so grateful for the people and the things that I have in my life but am feeling weighed down by a feeling of depression that I know is stemming from feeling completely overwhelmed and like I’m spinnig my wheels. I’ve been seeing this book all over the place and would love to have a copy of my own to hopefully get a push in the right direction. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  87. Taryn

    I would love to win- I have so much that needs simplifying in my life.

  88. Terry

    Like many others, we were hit by the recession and had to downsize to a much smaller house! I have always tried to live by the adage “a place for everything and everything in its’ place”, but I CAN’T find a PLACE in this house! It seems like everywhere I turn I see “stuff”, but it’s stuff I/we love and still use and had a place for it in our previous home! I would love to get this book and hopefully, discover some new ways to organize and to turn this house into a home!

  89. Melissa A Lively

    I am a 54 year old Mom to an adopted 7 year old special needs child and I always need all the help I can get in “Organized Simplicity!!!”

  90. Samantha

    I’m dealing with a disability and I don’t know if it will be permanent or just temporary, but I have to simplify so I can keep up. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Tsh has to say.

  91. Doris

    I need it; I would love to win it.

  92. Kelsey

    I really really want this book. I even had it in my amazon cart until I had to delete it because my total was to high after Christmas gifts!

  93. Lisa Masters

    I need this book, like really. really really really NEEED it.

  94. kat

    I adore books on organization and this book looks fabulous! I can always use any helpful tips I can get for running a smooth household with little ones running around.

  95. Kara

    I have always been a slightly disorganized person who craves more organization in my life. I have three active children, a husband who works seven days a week, and a house that seems much too small for us (mainly due to the amount of “stuff” that we own). Having a cluttered home gives me the feeling of being constantly overwhelmed, and it definitely cuts into “me time” because I’m always trying to keep up with a disorganized house! Just this weekend I began trying to claim back parts of the house, starting with my dresser. It took a while, but I felt so much lighter finally being able to find all of my winter clothing in all the right drawers. That newfound feeling is giving me incentive to keep moving throughout the entire house. I would love the book to help me along the way!!!! I’m on a mission now… :-)

  96. Barbara

    I’m one who “gets it,” but then forgets “it.” Your description of the book make it sound so peaceful, comfortable and doable. I would love to win.

    • Barbara

      Please change make to makes.

  97. Holly F.

    I’d love to win this because I just moved a few months ago and the chaos is driving me CRAZY! I’m ready for some “organized simplicity”!

  98. andrea

    I want to finally organize my house that I moved into 8 years ago!! Love SimpleMom!

  99. Judy

    Why do I want/NEED a copy of Organized Simplicity? Simply because I am the most unorganized person I’ve ever known. One could find the can opener in any one of my kitchen or pantry doors!
    When I decide I want to get organized, I am so overwhelmed by the disorganization, I just stop. Is there help for me? Maybe this is it.

  100. Faith A

    I would absolutely love to win this book as I feel it would help me along in my very new journey to sanity! :-) Seriously, I think it would be an excellent tool and it looks wonderful.

  101. Tracey

    She is adorable and I would love a copy of her book! Thank you for the giveaway.

  102. Sarah

    We recently moved back to the USA after living abroad for 7 years. We returned to our previous home, so we have lots of new stuff and old stuff to sort through. We left with 4 children and returned with 9 (adopted 3 and gave birth to 2) so that adds a great deal of stuff and takes up a lot more room! I’m struggling to find ways to organize for that many people in a simple way that still looks appealing. I would LOVE this book!

  103. Anna

    I am currently living with my in-laws and we have most of our things in storage. I have learned to live with less, and plan to purge lots when I unpack in our next home. I have been eyeing this book, and I would LOVE to win it!

  104. Lisa

    Hoping someone from Australia can enter the giveaway?? I have been seeing this book on lots of the blogs I read and it sounds exactly like the sort of inspiration I need – 5 children, one income and a stay at home mum trying to keep life simple and fun:)

  105. Deb

    This book looks fabulous!!!

  106. Robin

    I, too, am feeling overwhelmed at the moment by the clutter that is a part of daily life around here. This is a pattern with me–get overwhelmed, get way behind in everything, and then panic and make drastic reforms that I can’t sustain, only to repeat the process again. I would love to get some help in breaking this exhausting and pointless cycle! Thanks for this very timely giveaway!

  107. Jessie

    Just the title sounds soothing. I would love to get my house and life organized to maintain some peace and sanity.

  108. Lesley

    Would love to win this book–it would be wonderful to feel that everything in the house is organized and even better if I could learn a system to keep it that way!

  109. Carrie

    I would love to win because I need organization back in my life! It has been a rough year and a half for me. August 13th 2009 my grandmother lost her battle with leukemia. My mom led the task of cleaning out her house and I was right by her side to get it ready for sale. Sadly and unexpectedly, she found out at the end of February 2010 that she herself had stage 4 cancer and passed away that April 13th. She was my best friend and played an important part in my everyday life. She helped to keep me grounded, focused on the important things in life, and always gave me great ideas for organization. I lost that when she left but I am finally ready to get back to my old self where my house and life do not constantly leave me so overwhelmed. I am ready for a new year, a new me and new beginning!

  110. Christy

    This book would be such a big help right now. Having just got married in the last two months, combining two households has been a chore in itself, let alone making it simple and stress free!

  111. Miss Clair

    Because I’m looking around my home right now and thinking I need to simplify and organize! love simplemom:)

  112. amy

    I am obsessed with organizing and this book is on my wish list. I’d love to win a copy!!!

  113. Laurie

    Being organized and doing it in a way that embraces reality sounds like a good combination to me! I would to have a copy of this book!

  114. Karen B

    Okay, I’ll take a stab at this. Well, my life has gotten crazier and more complicated AFTER my children have left home! I would love a fresh take on making things simpler in this dual life/location that I lead.

  115. Melodye

    Thank you, Tsh, for your generosity in offering 4 books as prizes for this give-away. Boy, could I use a copy of my own! I’d love to free up some cluttered space in my home…and to create a zen-like atmosphere in which to live and work.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Melissa!

  116. Kathy T

    I would love to win this book -I like that her book has a section for step by step guide to follow in order to help acheive some sense of order-I strive everyday to make our home more peaceful.
    [email protected]

  117. Doreen

    Ooooh! I have this book on my Santa wish list. How nice it would be to help Santa out this year and win the book?!

    Happy Thanksgiving

  118. Kristin

    I have become overwhelmed with all that needs to be done in my home to get organized. I could really use this book!!

  119. Diana

    I’ve been trying to simplify my life on my own. It isn’t working!

  120. Melanie

    I really need this!

  121. Jennifer

    I would LOVE to win this book. I am an organizer by nature, but get paralyzed by perfection. Would LOVE any new tips. (Plus, I have NEVER won a giveaway!)

  122. Kristia

    I would love to win this book as I am trying not not to get swallowed up by my house.

  123. Angie

    I would LOVE a copy of this. I live in a very tiny 1000 sq. ft. apartment with a hubby, 4 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat! I need every bit of help that I can get! LOL

  124. Becca

    I would love to win this book because… well, I need it. My family is trying to simplify, but I think a guide would really help!

  125. Jackie Klayman

    because my life is chaotic and simplicity sounds beyond amazing! :)
    I’d LOVE to win this…and my family would appreciate it too :)

  126. Sarah

    I’d like to win this book because I LOVE to declutter and organize and I’m always interested in “tweaking” my ways! :) Thanks for the chance and I love following your blog!

  127. Cheryl

    I desire to lead a fulfilling life, as stress-free as possible. Creative and simple organization could make my life easier so that I can be the best wife and mother for my family.

  128. Cathy

    This books sounds like it would be helpful in trying to get my too-busy life under control again. I want to be able to devote more time to what I really want to do.

  129. Stephanie

    I really need to start organizing more – with a one year old in the house, things are getting more and more “cluttered.” I sometimes just don’t know where to start. this book would really help! Thanks for the chance!

  130. Virginia

    I would so love to win this book. I have four children, aged 5 and under. We live in a home with one bathroom. Isn’t that enough reason to want to win it? ;)

  131. Amber

    Would love this book.. Would love to live more simply and willing to work at it just don’t know where to start most days:))

  132. Whitney

    I would love to win this book because I’m a huge fan of her blog – I’m sure it would be just as good!

  133. Diane Gill

    My workroom is a complete disaster! I love to create, but because of the mess and disorganization I am unable to accomplish one thing. My husband complains about my pantry too! I would love to win one of the books and turn my mess into simplicity. Thanks so much for such an awesome gift.

  134. Deb

    I would so love to win this – my best friend is building a house and has been talking a lot about changing her paradigm. Less clutter, only bringing things in that she truly loves, etc. I would love to give it to her as a housewarming gift.

  135. kayduh

    I would love this book, it would be great to start the new year organized!

  136. alison

    I took the fast train to simplicity this past June when an arsonist set my home on fire. My husband and I, our three kids, the family dog and a fledgling sparrow my daughter rescued the day before, all escaped.

    I had been on the slow train to simplicity my whole life, but it was picking up speed the six months before the fire. I went room by room de-cluttering and re-organizing with the help of a good an gifted friend. As I watched the flames reach and consume the second story of our home, (one very large room, with storage in the eaves which had been our latest project) I realized I was so relieved it was clean.

    While we rebuild, our family is living in an ugly little house which is filled with furniture our insurance company rented for us. We lost almost everything but I find I am reluctant to replace anything other than clothes and books. One reason is pragmatic as we wait for all the insurance to be paid, but another is, now that I have gotten out of the habit of things, I want to carefully acquire new ones. I would love Tsh’s book to read and consult as we rebuild our home and our lives.

  137. julienne

    This would be perfect for my mom.. My room is somewhat organized.. somewhat because I’m not the only one who uses it.. It would help if the entire family would start organizing too.

  138. Stephenie

    Thanks for the chance… it is Nov 22, I have 11 people coming in 3 weeks for the holidays and I have yet to take down halloween or buy a turkey for Thanksgiving. Obviously, I could probably use some organization and the more simple, the better. :)

  139. Janet

    I usually never enter giveaways but I’d love a copy of this book! Thanks for being so generous.

  140. Jessica

    I could definitely use a little more simplicity around here!

  141. Arlene

    I crave a simple, organized and non-chaotic life.

  142. sam

    I know of very few women who are not looking for new ways to organize and simplify, this one included. This book looks like it would be a great resource.

  143. Mage

    The book is sure help for my mismatched living room! It would be perfect for my renovation plans early next month.

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  144. Kathy R

    I have this same book on my Christmas wish list. As a first time mom I need to be more organized and this will help out for sure. How great would it be to get it for FREE!

  145. Jeannie Schlitt

    I would love a copy of this book because I think I’m organized but then I find out I’m really not!

  146. Tammy

    I would love to win this book! I need to be able to organize and get my time under management! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome book!

  147. Lynn Lewis

    Hi, I am so anxious to get this book…I have called all our local booksellers and they keep delaying the arrival…Now they say, December 1… I would Love, Love , Love to win a copy!! Love your blog, always brightens my day!! God Bless, Lynn

  148. Heather B

    I would love this book. I’m still in the dark ages in my house as far as contentment and serenity goes; I need much more help than what I’m getting!

  149. Jenni Atkins

    Oh this would be amazing! I am expecting our 3rd child in a few months. (They will be 3 and under) I am definitely feeling the “nesting stage” coming on but get so overwhelmed I give up before I start! I need a plan…before life gets crazier! :)

  150. Kelly Ann

    I’d like to win because: THIS BOOK IS AWESOME! I really cannot even wait to buy it, read it, gift it! Love her blog, love her outlook, can’t wait to love her book. :0)

  151. Wanda Stoddart

    Organized. Boy do I need that! I strive to be organized at home, sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. I fall prey to that ‘start working on one thing, then getting distracted by something in another area that needs attention—Yikes!’ Help!!!

  152. Delia

    I’m a single gal with no children about to move across country to join my sweetie and his four children. In addition to bracing myself I can use all the chaos-free life advice I can handle. ;)

  153. Tammy Garbarino

    This would be a wonderful book to win. I like the idea of thinking more about how we live and letting that lead us to simplicity and more organization.

  154. Donna G.

    I plan to get this book for myself, but I’ve also been thinking about getting 3 more to give to my daughters-in-law. Perhaps we could do a book study on this book. That should be fun and hugely helpful in our individual families. Thanks for the drawing!

  155. Amy S.

    I would love to win a copy! With a seconed baby on the way I am really trying to simplify my life!

  156. Melissa H

    I am in need of simplifying my life and home. Sounds like a wonderful book!

  157. Tere

    Please enter me for the giveaway for this great book.
    Thanks much!
    Tere ♥

  158. Christine Aldinger

    who wouldn’t love to be organized…… why i would like to win i need organized!!!!!!!

  159. Piroska

    I’d love to win this book, because frankly–I desperately need it!
    I always mean to organize, yet when I try, I just don’t know where to start!

  160. MichelleH

    If I had this book to work through I could get rid of the other ‘organize’ and ‘simplify’ books. That would be a good jump start. lol

  161. Lori

    I would like to win this book because I yearn to be organized, and if it is simple, I am more likely to attempt it! And the photos look beautiful!

  162. Kathleen

    I have a part-time job, 3 teen-aged girls and clutter around the house constantly, it seems. I need help!

  163. Jessica Y

    Um…because I’m not organized!

  164. Libby

    I have found that if I am lacking motivation in a certain area, all I need to do is begin reading about the subject. Learning new ideas, reading good content, looking at beautiful pictures, etc., puts me in the mood to get going! So, hopefully, if I win this book, won’t be long till I am leading an organized and simple life! Oh Yeah!

  165. Karen Mary

    Oh, I could so use some inspiration. I dream of being totally organized while running my home business and household and orchestrating our family. The holidays always make it so crystal clear to me that I’m not as organized as everyone thinks I am! (I love organization, but I’ve never ironed out all the details!)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  166. Laura G

    We just bought a house and have a baby on the way! Two major reasons for Organized Simplicity in my life!

  167. Wendy

    The book looks great! Congrats!

  168. Rachel Koustik

    I would so love to win this book! I am pregnant with my first child, and currently work two jobs and try to run my house…and find time to sleep! I am not getting half as much done and am struggling to stay afloat. I need help with figuring out how to do the things that really matter and learn to enjoy life, I think this book would help:-) I am craving some simple life here! Thanks:-) I feel like I just spilled my guts, and it already helped.

  169. Leslie M

    I would love to win this book because I need it really bad, and because I never win anything!!! Please pick meeeeeeee

  170. Jeannette McCreight

    This would be a very special Christmas gift to me.

    As a recent born-again single mom of 3 and grand-mom of 2 I can honestly say that the words ‘simplicity’ and ‘style’ strike a deep cord.
    Yes, I live on a modest budget and therefore; don’t have a whole heck of a lot to work with.

    Desperate for inspiration, I find myself lost when it comes to creating piece and beauty in my home.

    I work 5 days a week and I crave a soft, sweet place to call my own.

    Merry Holidays and best of luck to all!

  171. Michelle Currie

    Hmmm. Yes. I need a book like this. Not only is my personal belongings spilling over. My business “things” are FILLing half a double garage. And: a *spare* bedroom! I live in Australia, so not sure if your giveaways extend across the seas?

    > I love your blog. Your honesty & transparency. And. The view outside your porch is *amazing* (I have not seen snow in real life *yet)

  172. Margi D

    My husband and I are opening up a Guest House on the second floor of our home (non-profit). I can use all the help I can gather!

    Thank you for sharing with us. Margi

  173. Rebecca

    My husband and I have been living at my in-laws house for six months, until we can afford a place of our own. It will likely be another 6-12 months more. It is so difficult, and sometimes it just makes me cry from the chaos, and lack of control that I have over my surroundings. I try so hard to keep my own, and our daughters area organized, and tidy, and to keep things as simple as possible so that we can manage everything. I would love this book, since I am always looking for ways to simplify, during such a difficult time!

  174. Pinky

    WHY??? Because I need HELP!!!!!!!!!! This would be wonderful to ahve all the ideas and tips in one easy to read, book! WHOO HOO! I sure hope I am one of the winners:):) XO, Pinky

  175. Carri

    I would love a copy of the book! My life is disorganized chaos. I used to be very organized, then I had two kids and can’t see to get control of, well, literally everything. I work full time, and due to the economics times have added direct selling to my resume. Any suggestions would be great.

  176. Catherine

    I’d love to win the book because although I started organizing and simplifying earlier this year, I have stalled in the process. I need something to get me going again!

  177. Karen

    Because I’d like to learn to simplify and I’ve not been able to manage on my own!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  178. Jeni

    I NEED to win this book. Getting my home organized is my new years resolution, that I have taken the liberty to start in November!!

  179. Shelly

    I’d love to win this book b/c I just don’t know how to get started!! It seems like such a daunting task. I know 5 people should be able to fit in a 1500 sq ft home without being crowded yet it is so hard!! Organized and Simple is what I need!!

  180. Elle

    I would love to have a copy of Tsh’s book. I need advice on both organizing and simplifying.

    Thanks to both of you for the giveaway.

  181. Amy

    I need this book! :)

  182. Beth Gormong

    I’m finding myself overwhelmed with craft clutter. I thinking its about time to learn how to live more simply. I’d love to read this book.

  183. Dominique

    I’d love to win this book. Between my twin two-year-old boys, my husband, and my business. I often forget where MY life is!!! I’d love a method forvthis madness. Thanks!

  184. Rhonda

    In the hectic of everyday life, sometimes we need a good reminder that we can do with what we have. I’d love to hear something new to help me keep the perspective.

  185. Monica

    A ‘new’ mom of a 20 month old son and a 2 month old daughter, soon to have a husband deployed to Afghanistan, I think I could use this book to help me handle things at home by keeping things simple and organized!

  186. Hope

    I would love to win this!!!! I have struggled for awhile at getting organized. We are perparing for a move and there are a lot of things I need to organize and free myself of before we do. As well as find new places for the items I keep in our new home. I start…stop….start ….stop. You get the picture. Perhaps this would be just the ticket to keep me motivated.

  187. Rochelle

    What a wonderful giveaway!Simply Organized would be a great way to start off the new year!

  188. Beverly

    Taking care of my mom with alzheimers and my grandaughter who is living wiht me while in college, takes a lot of my physical and emotional energy. Organization is key to managing. Tsh’s book would certainly help.

  189. Laura

    I really need this book. My attempts in organizing only seem to lead to more chaos. So…I just keep stuffing things away. I need to learn organizational discipline.

  190. Rebecca

    Looks like a great book. I’m working on simplifying—sorting, purging, etc., but I need all the help I can get! :)

  191. Katie

    My husband is in the military and so with that comes alot of moving and needing to be organized. I’d love to see what this book has to say!

  192. Venessa

    I love organizing and have a new home in a new state. I need lots of advise and no one here to help me.

  193. Thia

    Why? One look at how things are here and I know I need it.

  194. Barbie

    It’s calling my name!

  195. Claudia

    I would love to win this because while I try to keep everything organized, my husband and kids just keep bringing more STUFF into our house :D

  196. cheri

    i have already started to organize {and purge} my home bit by tiny bit…a cupboard a day or so…but i would love to have the additional help and encouragement that i’m sure this book provides!! :)

  197. Kim

    I would love to win this book! I’m thinking about ordering it!

  198. Missy K

    I would love to win this book to jump start my post-holiday home organization!

  199. Mary

    My life the last few years sounds like alot like yours with moving, ministry etc. Simplifying would be so wonderful to learn how to do!

  200. Mary Jean

    My husband wishes I would win this and then put it in action! I’m a clutter queen. I hide my clutter in closets and pantries, under beds, etc.

  201. Jes Tidwell

    I would love this book because I am about to be a mom to 5 under 5! I am the most unorganized person…and hate that I am. This book would be a life saver!

  202. Caitlin

    Oh I’d LOVE to win one! I sure could do with some of Tsh’s wisdom when it comes to helping get my house, and my balancing act sorted – at the moment I feel like it is all crashing down! Help!!

  203. Sharmin

    I recently left a toxic relationship and I’m moving forward with a new chapter of my life. Sometimes it feels so overwhelming just dealing with the clutter… I wish I had some help with paring down and clearing my space so I could feel calmer. I welcome organization with open arms!

  204. Ann

    I would love to simplify my house with her tips.

  205. Hannah

    I’ve been wanting a copy, for so many reasons …

  206. Diane Green

    I so need this book! For too long I have been trying to simplify and it’s not working. I need something simple to help me simplify!

  207. Janna C.

    My life could benefit from some simplicity, organization, and a little less going on. I’d love to get my hands on this book!

  208. Jennifer

    I just had my 6th baby, and desperately need to organize so we can live a simpler, uncluttered life.

  209. michelle

    i am a navy wife. we just moved, and move again in 6 months. i NEED to be more organized!!!

  210. Mom of 3

    I would LOVE that book because I have been struggleing all 10 years of my married life to get organized. I have prayed for answers and solutions mabye this is the one!! Thanks MRL

  211. Marilyn

    The last of my three children moved out last weekend, leaving her rejected belongings behind, as her older brother and sister did. I’m looking the boxes with clothes trailing out of them, and the stack of towels on the dresser that weren’t quite right for the new apartment, and thinking about how desperately I want to make our house organized and just right for empty nesters. I need a road map – maybe this book is it!

  212. Eleanor

    I am homeschooling my 4 kids in a rental after having moved last year to a different part of the country.I could really use some simplicity.

  213. Jenn

    I would SO LOVE to win a copy – I’ve started homeschooling my oldest child (6) and have a 3 and 1 year old at home, too. I am craving order, as life feels a bit chaotic right now and I am seeking ways to simplify. Bring it on!

  214. Rachel

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I want a simplier life. I enjoy your blog.

  215. Meredith

    I’d love to get my hands on a copy of Organized Simplicity! Three kids in 3 1/2 years–’nuff said. :)

  216. Shauna

    I would love to win a copy of this book. As a homeschooling mom to 6-year old twin boys…organized simplicity is something I’m always striving for.

  217. Ellie

    I NEED this book :) We have four children and have just moved to the US from Australia. We will soon move into our new home (after living in an apartment for 5 months!!. I have felt so out of control lately that I could really use some good organization strategies!!!

  218. Jerene R.

    The reason I would like a copy of “Organized Simplicity?” I would LOVE to organize and simplify my life so I could attend to the things of real value in life, rather than spending so much of my time just trying to keep up!

  219. Heather

    I would love this book because I used to be a home goddess – I always had projects going, ideas brewing, and time to just browse all my favorite shops. The last several years have been challenging with my younger son and just in September he was placed on the autism spectrum. My time is committed to him and my home passion has fizzled. I feel as though I am living day to day and think a good ole fashioned house restructure/reorganization could help me function better and have a fresh love for my home.

  220. Jennifer

    I crave simplicity, and from what I’ve seen, I love Tsh’s book on finding it. I know her advice is sound, and the pictures alone are inspiring!

  221. Carol J

    In the process of moving and have done some (lots) of tossing but need to do more. Now I need to organize our new home so it won’t become cluttered.

  222. Lynette

    Being simply organized is what I am craving right now… life is way too hectic!

  223. Kimberlee J.

    I just know there is so much to learn about organization and it begins with intention! I’m already inspired by the cover.

  224. Kelli

    I would love this book…I need a simpler life!

  225. Kristin

    I am tired of the chaotic mess of living with all boys in my house. I need help in organizing and simplifying. This book looks like it would help!

  226. Kathy

    If you saw my house you would not have to ask “Why?”.
    I seem to always be searching for the answer to keep everything
    In it’s place but never can.

  227. Katherine

    I am working on being more organized and having my version of a simpler life. I love Tsh’s blog and I would love to win a copy of the book!

  228. Laura

    So many other people sound more needy than me, but I would like to win this anyway! My mom passed on her love of organizing and homemaking books, so this would be a great addition to our lending library. It also might help with the homeschooling, chauffeuring, yada, yada, yada. Love your blog! You do always inspire me in decorating, and in love and good deeds.

  229. Ashley W.

    I’m about to give birth to my 6th baby. We have already made decisions to help us live more simply, but I would love some help! It’s no easy task with so many little ones. This book is just what I need!

  230. Rachel O.

    I would love to get a copy of this book because, 1) I’m a mess! 2) I’m a mess! 3) I’m a writer, so I love “success stories” of women who got published! 4) Did I mention I’m a mess? (I can be reached at greatnarf [at] gmail [dot] com)

  231. Sandy A

    I think many of us could use this book and ideas–count me in–I try but I could do better and this could be my answer…

  232. Casandra Harris

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I am in the process of making my home my haven, and i would love to incorporate some of her ideas.

  233. Julie

    I love learning new ways to make life go more smoothly. I would love to read Tsh’s take on things.

  234. Gabreial

    Home school mom here with a lot of paper work, I need some organization!

  235. Amy Wolff

    I could really use this! My house is getting out of control and I’m having back surgery in a couple weeks. I would love to have a simpler organized home.

  236. Teresa

    I’d love to have this book for motivation to organize our home!

  237. Kim

    I am terrible at organizing and this book would probably help me!

  238. Leigh Anne

    I would love to simplify my home and free up extra time to spend w/ my precious family!

  239. cristie campbell

    I am beginning a home group using a book called THE HOME EXPERIENCE by Devi Titus and plan to use ORGANIZED SIMPLICITY to go along with the section on home organization. I think it will be the perfect combination to helping women restore the dignity and sanctity of their homes.

  240. Jennifer

    I think I need to adjust my thinking and habits… this would be a perfect tool to do just that! :)

  241. Dawn

    Sometimes I feel like on the outside people think that I’m organized (some have even said it is my middle name), but inwardly…and if you open my drawers and cabinets…the truth would be revealed…chaos, disorder, clutter. I crave a simpler and more organized home and this book would be a wonderful start to actually owning that middle name. :)

  242. Nicole

    I have been reading your blog for a while and love both your styles. I am inspired by so many great women in the blog world, and organization is something I stive for. Everything has a place, and should be there, mentality. But to live simply is more than that I think and I would love to read the pages of her shared knowledge over and ove at my leisure. Thanks.

  243. Johanna

    I saw this word used in previous posts, but I swear I’m not stealing it – I do “crave: organization in my life, and try as I might, I always feel as if I can’t keep up. Now at 40, with a baby about to pop into my life at any given moment through the amazing gift of adoption, I’m afraid I’m about to lose all control. I need this book badly.

  244. mo mack

    Hi Melissa – I love the Inspired Room! I would love nothing more than to curl up with a copy of Organized Simplicity at the end of a busy day and learn to be the organized Mom I can be in 2011. Happy Thanksgiving!

  245. Heather D.

    I need some organization in my life! I would love to win this.

  246. beth c

    I have to get more organized…I feel like, overall I do a pretty good job, then things just get outta hand! Sometimes, I have a hard time thinking outside of my own box, I could use some new ideas!

  247. Paula

    Always looking for new ideas to be more organized. This book sounds perfect.

    p.s. Is there a section in there about organizing books? :-)

  248. traci severson

    I totally need this book because I’ve been in this house for 12 years this past week and I need to do some major organizing and tossing of things and I totally need to restructure my day because I cannot seem to get anything done. It feels as if all I do is work, work, work and if someone can help me I’ll try anything at this point!

  249. Sheila

    I need help with organizing.

  250. Rana

    I already have a copy, but I would like to win one for my sister. I’m the queen of getting organized and she is the princess.

  251. Merritt

    I love Tsh and have been drooling over this book even before it was published! I’d love to win it, I crave simplicity, organization…real life simple.

  252. Raquel

    A more simplified way to organize my life would be helpful!

  253. Barbara

    I have a sister whom I love dearly that has allowed her house to become so cluttered and disorganized that being at home adds to her depression. I would love to have a copy of Organized Simplicity to give to her. I believe this book would help her organize and simplify her life.

  254. Becca

    I would like to win this book because I plan to own it. Winning it would be less expensive than buying it.


  255. Diane

    Life isn’t simple…at least mine isn’t. I’m anticipating a move…to wherever God leads. I know I have too much stuff….but where do I begin? I know I need to get things in order now. Help! I don’t want to move the chaos with me.

  256. Courtney

    Ok so before I even realized this was a giveaway, I saw the title of the book and went running into the other room to see my mom and tell her I’d found our great white hope! We NEED this book : ) I’m getting married in six months and living with my parents again and none of us are the most organized people in the world (all my extra stuff lying around doesn’t help). What luck that this post turns out to be a giveaway too! I hope we win so there’s at least a little sanity at our house before the wedding! : )

  257. Linda

    I’ve been checking out the Simple Mom site for quite a while and found lots of inspiration there. I’m sure the book would inspire me, as well. Great giveaway!

  258. Kanani

    My home could definitely use some organizing! With a teenage girl and a 1 year old son in the house things get crazy and chaotic all the time!

  259. Teresa McGuire

    I would like to learn how to better organize and simplify the stuff!

  260. Kenna

    Simplicity sounds fabulous! I would love to hear more of Tsh’s ideas!

  261. Marge Heck

    Overwhelmed and need Help!

  262. Marge Heck

    Overwhelmed and need her HELP

  263. Tammara

    Your post rang so true for me. The past 6 months has been me trying to “simplify” my life after a very difficult 3 years… Your list of things you’ve dealt with in the past 2 years was so similar to mine – except my husband I both lost our dads, I had my 3rd son, went back to work, started a business, both changed careers, had some bumps in our relationship, survived a church split… whew. Anyways, still working on the simplification of things, and will take any help I can get – God has been faithful and blessed us superabundantly.

  264. Lisa

    Ooooooh, I need this book! I have had the desire to scale back and live a simpler life for quite some time now. After surviving a life threatening illness and open heart surgery along with an 18 month recovery, I have started back to college full time to get the degree I never finished. Life at home has changed to say the least. I no longer want or need all of the “stuff” we have accumulated over 27 years and frankly I don’t know where to start to purge it. A simplistic book to help me along the way would be wonderful, so sign me up. Here’s hoping I win one. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  265. Loretta

    I just moved at the end of June and have downsized into a smaller apartment. I’m trying to pick pieces that I love to decorate and it will take me a long time because of a much smaller budget. Not having the things and space I had before for organizing, I’m left moving piles from place to place and wondering what kind of clever/stylish system I can come up with to not have so much wasted time handling and rehandling papers. Help……….:-)

  266. myrnie

    I’d love to win this book! Homeschooling and baby #3 on the way means that organizing often eludes me…

  267. peggy

    Having moved after 30 years in Los Angeles all the way to Wilmington, NC, I can say that getting organized was a gargantuan project! I am in the process of organizing my home office and have sorted and sorted and sorted til I am blue in the face. Filing….ugh! I’m certain that “Organized Simplicity” is where my life is destined to be….please do consider me! I am thankful this Thanksgiving that Tsh is here!!!

  268. Teresa

    I viewed this book at the Fedex check-out line. What a delight – i would adore some great tips. please enter me in give-a-way. thanx!

  269. Emily

    I would love a copy–I’m planning on getting one for myself and one for my sister and her husband-to-be–whether I win or not!

  270. Tania

    I love your blog! I would love to win this book, as between working full time, various groups/meetings, family time, and keeping up with those things such as housework and the garden, I find I start to feel really overwhelmed and could use all the advice I could get on keeping my life more simple. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  271. Susan

    Organize…..simplicity. Wow, can those two words go together. I always feel so overwhelmed when I think about beginning to organize. This book is definitely for me! Would love to win…….

  272. Barbara N

    I would love to win this book because I am in the middle I am tidy and organized but would love to simplify for my husband he is a great help cooks and cleans but when I comes to putting things where they belong not so good. I guess I should not complaine but if I can do something to make it easier I’m all for it,
    Thanks Melissa & Tsh

  273. molly

    I have been wanting this book. Trying to live more simply and pass that on to my children. thanks for this chance.

  274. Roberta

    Boy I’m in the middle of a 21 day purge and I always love to learn more about the process…especially when it comes to the emotions we have and the attachment to our STUFF! Thanks for a great giveaway Melissa.

  275. Melinda

    I need it because, simply put, I am not organized :)

  276. Elaine

    I would love a copy because our home is far from being organized!

  277. Jill

    After renovating our kitchen and only putting back into it things I love and things I use, I long to have the same simplicity in the rest of my home. Maybe this lovely book would help me!

  278. Elizabeth

    SAHM mom to four, aged 6 and under. I’m doing my very best to set the right priorities for the family and it’s all about simplicity. I would love to read the book because I can really use all the help I can get.

  279. mombrud

    With four active children I could use a little organization in my life!

  280. Leah

    What a great giveaway! I have been wanting to read Tsh’s book since it came out. If I don’t win, I will probably buy the book anyway. Thanks for the opportunity. And I love your blog, by the way!

  281. Kelly

    I need this book because I’m a stay at home mother of two with one on the way. I need all the usable advice I can get on how to make my life, my kids, and my husband life easier. We all know that a happy mom makes for a happy home

  282. Carmen Goddard

    I don’t know where to start – I need help!! Maybe this book would help :) Carmen

  283. Beth

    I too crave a more simple organized life that I feel in control of rather than the mess of a life that too often controls us! GREAT giveaway. thanks!

  284. Jocelyn Stott

    AWESOME giveaway! I would like to win this book because, in an effort to save money, my husband and I live in a very small apartment outside of Portland. We have to be so strategic and creative with every little space and sometimes, we are not that great at it. I think I could put this book to very good use.

  285. Julie Gonsalves

    a husband who works from home, a great-grandmother who we care for, three kids 5 and under, homeschooling, a crazy dog……organization, you say? simplicity? yes please!

  286. Joanna

    I’d love to win this book! My hubby and I have recently been so excited about how less is more when it comes to stuff filling up our home. I’d love some helpful tips on how to put that into action.

  287. Carolyn

    I could use this book! I’m just about to move and I would love to have a fresh slate and start out organized the right way. Thanks for the opportunity!

  288. Pamela O.

    I would love to win because I love Simplemom’s blog and would love to have this great resource on hand!

  289. Susan

    We have an empty nest. I have GOT to sort through my children’s things and it’s so overwhelming!

  290. Bronwyn

    What a great book! Pick me; I could use some organization inspiration!

  291. mahek

    I would love to have a copy of this book because I love being organized but I am not but want to with all my heart.. I love people who are organized and inspiring and would like to take my first step toward the path of organization.
    We do not get these books here in India and so It would be great if I would be able to win it and read it and and appreciate the efforts that go into making such a book THANK YOU..
    I have been following this blog for a long time and I have to tell you I love it… I also have you on my side bar…

  292. Becky K.

    I have two boys under two. I’m a full-time stay at home mom. I work part time from home. And I’m going to start writing my first book in the new year. Yes, I can use all the help I can get! :)

  293. Sally

    Oh… this book looks like the little piece of heavenly advice and help I need. I am trying to clean out 60 years of family memories while I make room for 50 years of my lovingly aquired stuff. My husband’s family home… but my job to clear it out. Meanwhile he doesn’t know how to attack an organizational nightmare anymore than I do. Makes for more tension and more hurt feelings…
    I love what I have read about this book and would love to own it so that I could try, try again (or still as the case may be)
    Please pick me!!!
    Thanks to both of you for sharing something so important with all of us.

  294. Alison

    The mere thought of organized simplicity makes me smile. I’m 10 months into a very demanding job, an almost 4 year old and a husband who is about to move his office back home. I would love this book to help minimize the chaos.

  295. Chocolate on my Cranium

    Why do I need this book?

    I have 8 children…need I say more?

  296. Jan

    I know I could be organized if I only knew where to start! I am open to some enlightenment and it looks like this might be just the book to jump start it!

  297. Gina

    3 kids, small house, home schooling…I need this!!!!

  298. Sarah Lee

    I need a fresh start. And someone to help me do it!

  299. Mindy

    I would love to win this book because, simply put, I NEED IT!!! I feel like everyday I spend my time cleaning what I already spent my time cleaning. I feel like nothing has a place and I don’t even know where to start to give it a place (most of it should probably find a new home!!) I want to be brave and declutter but ahhh I just need someone to tell me where to begin and how!!!!

  300. Lisa

    Boy! Could I use this!!!! Thanks for your great giveaways!

  301. Sherri S

    I live the simple UNorganized life! LOL So I could use being organized. Too much ‘stuff’, children leaving the coop and I want simple, together and a RELAXING life. Can this help? I would LOVE the op to read it and see!

  302. Amy

    I am always trying to simplify things in life and they seem to get crazy again. I would love this book:)

  303. Marilyn Holeman

    I would LOVE to win this book! I really neat help with organization in my small home. Thank you Melissa AND Tsh! Have a blessed holiday season!

  304. Monica Larson

    Love reading the preview! This would be a great book to start the new year with!

  305. Pam Ballard

    Who doesnt like to win things.. Books are always a great gift… My husband has been laid off for nearly two years now so treating myself doesn’t come very often… Happy Thanksgiving! I am not complaining as I am very blessed…

  306. LC

    I would love to win this book! I am very interested in Learning about the concept of intentional living and how to eliminate unnecessary things to really enjoy what is important. I can’t wait to read Tsh’s advice on how to do this!
    Thank you both and happy Thanksgiving!

    • LC

      I have just noticed how the link to my blog is taking users to a very awful, tasteless site. Please, do not click on it until I have this sorted out. Thanks.

  307. Lisa

    I would love a copy…I feel like I am pretty organized, but I think I am actually really good at moving things around from place to place and just fooling myself! HA!

  308. GM

    I’m surrounded by clutter. This book would be great for us!

  309. Trisha

    This is exactly how I have been feeling in my home. I could really use this book!:)

  310. Kari

    I have gone back to work and am still trying to manage being a mom to two teenagers….to be able to find ways to simplify would be wonderful.

  311. Nikki Q

    I so need that book! I feel like I’m pulled in a million different directions and I’m coming apart at the seams.

  312. Elizabeth

    My life is changing so quickly, my son just finished high school and my daughter is travelling in germany for six weeks. Just the perfect opportunity to do some simplifying in our house. The book would really help. thanks

  313. Aunt LoLo

    I would LOVE to win, for completely selfish reasons. *grin* I moved into my dream house this summer….but I have a four year old, a one year old, and a lifetime of Messy Habits going against me. I need help!!

  314. Hailey

    Our fourth son was born last month. We now have 4 under 5. It’s crazy and stressful and we love it. I would LOVE to learn more about living simply and creating a home that can be a calm haven. Here’s to hoping!!

  315. Lady Dorothy

    Why would I like to win this? ‘Cause I need it!

  316. Christine

    Oh how I could use this! For the past year, life in my household has been turbulent to say the least, and at a time like right now I could use all the help I can get to bring just a little piece of serenity to my children and myself. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I’m crossing my fingers :)

  317. Crystal

    I absolutely need help with the basement! It’s hanging over my head, is cluttered with stuff and looks awful. I’m hoping this book can set me in the right direction. Thanks for sharing – and encouraging!

  318. Breanne

    I would absolutely love this book!

  319. Karen

    I need this book! Ever since having my last baby I have been slacking in the organizing dept. Thank you.

  320. sandy

    I don’t even know where to begin….I am exhausted. I need help!

  321. Patti Goins

    I am in the midst of “changing seasons” as a new empty nester, and I need to refocus and simplify my new life – both in my mind/heart, and surroundings. I think this book is just what I need to do that! Praying I win! Seriously.

  322. Becca

    Oh, I would love to win this. I could definitely use some help in the simplifying & organizing department.

  323. Megan

    I would love to be so blessed as to win this book. Today, my life seems crazy and out of control and I feel that I could get some real inspiration from this lovely lady.

  324. Joanna K

    I would love to be able trouble give this as a holiday gift to my sister in law. If I don’t win, I’ll have to get a copy.

  325. Wendi

    Auuuuuughhhhhhh, to live a bit of a simpler life would be such a blessing. I live in my home 24/7, as I am not only a stay at home Mom but also homeschool our children. Life is very busy here at home and my Christmas present to myself would be to find some simplicity and organization. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway and the wonderful recommendation. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all! :)

  326. Stephanie Jones

    I believe it is possible to live simpler. I believe too much “stuff” wastes our energy in so many ways. How many times do we move something or clean something before it gets used. I’m so guilty of that!

  327. Cori

    I could definitely use the organization tips! With a busy life and a messy house, I could use the help.

  328. keely

    I would love to win because the name of the book says it all!

  329. Rosa

    With four kids and a husband who hoards, I don’t need just a book, I need a miracle. But the book would be a step forward.

  330. Della

    Ooooohhh!!! Pick me!!! Pick me! : )

  331. Connie

    I would love to win because I’m in the midst of decluttering right now!

  332. jamie

    i would LOVE to win this giveaway because i LOVE the simple mom aka tsh. owning her book would be like helping her celebrate this great accomplishment. it would add to my growing library of my blog {friends} books written! so exciting. and, i would also gain so much information from reading this lovely beautiful book! thank you so much for the giveaway.

  333. Melissa An

    I would love to win this book because I am in dire need of help in this department. With some events that have taken place in the last few months I feel like I cannot keep my head above water. Praying this might help. Happy Thanksgiving Melissa and Tsh! Thank you!

  334. Elsina

    I would love to read the book, after 4 kids growing up and 12 cats, a dog and a fulltime job, I could use some advice on decluttering my very small home.

  335. Sandy at Teacup Lane

    Hubby and I have started to declutter our home. But…it’s a huge task given we have had 36 years of accumulating STUFF. I would be interested in any book that would help us to live more simple and be more organized. Love your blog by the way!

  336. Jennifer

    looks like a book that speaks to me.

  337. Tracey

    I would love to have a copy of this book for me and some fellow mom friends! With busy lives, our homes sometimes start to feel overwhelming and we don’t know where to begin with the organizing process.

  338. jill

    Would love to make life easier since we are in the process of adopting 2 little ones from Ethiopia. Thanks so much!

  339. Carla

    I would love to have a copy and try to organizing a lit bit more my life!

  340. Mary

    Count me in! After having three daughters marry and move out of the house, I thought things would be quieter and easier around here. WRONG. I guess I need help.

  341. Carol in Md

    This sounds like a book not only I need, but also my two daughters who are just becoming adults. Learning now how to keep it organized and simple would be great for them – getting that established early might keep them from some of the stresses I have now – wish I had that at their ages!

  342. Monique P.

    Who wouldn’t like some simplicity and organization in their lives? We have recently downsized with our two boys, and I’m trying dsperately to simplify to live in our new smaller space. I think this book would go a long way in helping me figure it all out!

  343. Lori

    I love both of those words: ‘Organized’ and ‘Simplicity’
    two words I need to be inspired by. Thank you for the offer!
    Love your blog!

  344. Lindsay

    What a great giveaway! I am interested in practical solutions and living a simpler life.

  345. Terry

    What a great book for a giveaway! No matter how hard I try, my house is cluttered – I need some practical help!

  346. Karen

    I would love to win this book. I am trying to make some changes in my life and this would be a great book to have.

  347. LaurieatTurnerFarm

    Wonderful give away. Simplify ~ my goal.

  348. Leslie Schneemann

    I need help organizing my clutter. I would love to read this book. I am already a fan of her blog.


  349. brandi

    I am living in total chaos right now. Having four boys and doing a full blown kitchen remodel doesn’t help! I am always looking to simplify but usually end up adding more stress to myself. I am very intrigued by this book.

  350. Kim J.

    I need help…badly.

  351. rosemarie

    i would love to learn new ways to simplify

  352. Lydia

    Boy do I need this book and any assistance it can offer. I am a homeschoolin’ momma to five kids under the age of 9. Two of my children are medically-fragile. We adopted our youngest last year who has recently been diagnosed with autism along with her physical disabilities. Life has gotten so very busy with dr appt, therapies, etc. I just want my home to be a place of simplicity and peace. A haven for all who enter.

  353. Vicky

    Just last night I sent my husband and son to the wrong side of town to the wrong gym at the wrong time for his basketball practice! Three busy kids make it challenging to keep things going smoothly, much less have dinner.

  354. Amanda W

    I would love to be more organized, I think it would save me time and money… so basically it might add some sanity to things… maybe?

  355. Beth

    I would love to win a copy of this book! My family of 3, soon to be 4, is in a very transitional time right now. I would love to learn more about how to make our temporary residence (as well as a more permanent one in the future) much more simplified and feel like home!

  356. Micha

    I live with 2 clutterbugs who are probably related to moles: if you ask them, everything is best arranged in piles. With our upcoming move into a new home I really really could use some advice and support to make our lives simpler and more organized. Help :o)

  357. Shari

    I’ve been feeling the need for a slower pace for the family lately. A simpler, slower pace. I would love for our home to reflect that. This book looks wonderful!

  358. Elizabeth

    I would love to win a book! I just moved into a new house, have an active toddler, a full time job . . . the list is endless! I would love to have someone help me organize my life (or at least my house!).

  359. Sandy K

    This looks like a wonderful book and exactly what I’m needing about now!f Thanks for a chance to win!

  360. Andrea

    Why I would like an organizational book….
    I am expecting baby number three any day now! (Due Nov 30). I have two other boys Liam who is 4 and Jack who is 2. My baby sister is having twins in January! A Boy and a Girl. My life is filled with chaos and any help would be wonderful!

  361. Barbara Schwenk

    This has been a very stressful year for me to say the least. However, I truly believe that God answers prayers through adversities ( I really do, ) you’ve just got to find the blessings. One of the things that I’ve started to do is declutter, dehoard (I know I am just a Goodwill treasure find away from being on the show hoarders – hehe) and simplify my life. I have a long way to go but the pressure seems to come off one cleanout at a time. To me each time I clean-out, declutter and simplify I am dusting myself off from my year of stress – who knows maybe w/the help of this book I’ll be ready to get back in the saddle and ride. :) Thank you for hosting this for whoever wins. xoxo

  362. Monica Bowles

    I love other people’s ideas for organization and reducing clutter!

  363. Joy Cooper

    4 moves in 5 years, 2 cross country and we have finally landed. I could use some help organizing. What was that anyway….oh well move forward !!!!

  364. Tammy aka

    Firing our Realtor, looking for a new one. Two high schoolers, two dogs. Two working parents, too many decisions. Why? We just found out where the military is sending us in less than 90 days: completely across the continent. I can’t imagine a better prize for my life right now than this book.

  365. Judy

    I’m a frustrated organizer…I. need. help. I long to live simply. Long for it!

  366. Denay

    My family just moved into a new, bigger home. My husband, daughter and I are not the most organized…but would like to be (at least I would.) I would love to set up our new home to be more organized and simple and peaceful. We have a new baby on the way in two months so I have a little time to set up our new simple home before she arrives.

  367. Pam Minor

    o.k. Lots of people who would love to win, including me. We are actually in the process of foreclosure and eviction. yep. But still I feel o.k. about it. Unfortunately, hubby is working in another state so we can get back on our feet and we are moving into a one bedroom apartment until…well until. I need something to help keep me grounded and focused during this transitional time in our life. I’ll bet there’s something in this book about this. Between packing for storage, what to sell, what to keep, what to label…I’m like a deer in the headlights…just don’t know where to turn to get started. Thanks.

  368. Michelle

    I would love to win this book so that I could give it to my daughter. She had her first baby in August and is balancing a home, a baby and a career as a Hairdresser. This book could really help her, just sayin! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving! Shelly

  369. gina

    Just reading your mention of your dresser and closet I thought, “Mine could really use it”–things keep getting gradually added in the bedroom, period. Sigh. Well, Happy Thanksgiving!

  370. Barbara

    Oh me please! The book looks beautifully photographed and I want one! I’ve always felt I was somehow born in the wrong era and have longed to be Caroline Ingalls for as long as I can remember. Less stuff, more quiet. I would miss hot water from the tap though :)

  371. Carol M

    My husband and I moved to a downsized house, but though we got rid of a lot of stuff before the move, we still have too much for our new home. I’m tired of feeling weighed down by stuff. I need guidance. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

  372. Joy Clymer

    I have declared 2011 as the year to declutter!! This book would help me to think about the how & why I have too much stuff. I’m determined to create a life that is simple, organized & full of love and memories for my family and friends.

  373. Elizabeth Smith

    with the threat of my husband losing his job & many other things, we decided we really need to “get it together.” I think this book could really help us see what’s important in life! These “things” we surround ourselves with really don’t matter!!

  374. Julia Fortenberry

    My family is about to move from our trailer into our first home… I don’t want to lose focus & now that I have the “room,” to junk up our lives with useless things!

  375. gina

    Wow……could I ever use this book! I always have such great intentions and then……LIFE happens. We have so many “things” we need to clear out and get organized. I’ve attempted to clear out my closet on several occasions recently but then I find something more fun….I need to win. It’ll be the kick in the pants I need!!!

  376. Jody Smith

    I feel more at peace just looking at the cover! I’d love to win, if not I’ll have to start saving my pennies!

  377. Joyce

    I would love to win this book! What a wonderful thought to live with “organized simplicity!” Who wouldn’t want that in their life?

  378. Rachel Chadwick

    My husband and I are buying a first house, and I can see this book being so helpful in setting it up!

  379. Jane

    We’ve just moved to an apartment and I was not prepared to live more simply with less. This book will surely help me work through the overload I have carried into this apartment. Let’s get started now!

  380. Anna G.

    Never more than between Thanksgiving & Christmas could we all use a little Organized Simplicity!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  381. Sheri O.

    Yes, I ned this book – as the chaos is quickly taking over!

  382. Leslie

    I’m all about simplifying these days…I feel a shift in our lives and I want to be streamlined and simplified so that I will be able to respond to change as God leads! Love the little excerpts I’ve glimpsed and I would love to have this book!

  383. Mandy

    Let me start with I am a mother of two, I have moved 4 times in 4 years ( military family) and find myself her in Japan trying to figure out life and how to make it more simple. Why do we make it so complicated! So hopefully you can see I need some direction…HELP!

  384. Lynn

    I would love this book! I always thought of myself as organized, but I think it’s an organized mess more than anything! I always have a pile somewhere and when I don’t know what to do with something, it just sits there…

  385. Jackie

    I SO need this book! Would love to learn her techniques.

  386. Gretchen Nelson

    The reason I would love to win this book is simple (no pun intended :)!). Just like everyone else I strive for simplicity, to have more time to enjoy life and not have life control me!


  387. Leah

    OH WOW! i’d love to have one of these! thanks for the chance to win!!! we are definitely looking to simplify our lives..but i’m so overwhelmed i don’t know where to begin..i mean, don’t i NEED all of this stuff…that’s what races through my brain everytime i’m close to getting rid of something!!!

  388. Katie99

    My soul craves Organized Simplicity! After moving twice in one year I’m on a mission to simplify most everything in my life.

  389. Stephanie

    Have mercy on me and send me this book! Although I love him dearly, my hubby comes from a long line of packrats….I’m sure he could trace the packrat-edness through centuries…..and he’s passed the gene or trait or whatever on to our two daughters. You’ll be forever guilty when you find out I’ve drowned in my home…if they ever find my body! Puh-leeze!!!

  390. Sue

    Being organized means having more time to do what I’d like to do. Can’t beat that! Thank you.

  391. Beth

    I would love to win this book…my husband, *ahem* would LOVE for me to win this book!

  392. rebecca a

    My children are now married and in college and I have no idea what to do with all of their stuff…help and time needed. I NEED this book! :)

  393. Jennifer K

    Sounds like an awesome book! I love it. Something I think every homemaker could use to get life under control.

  394. Judy Kjorvestad

    I would love to win an organizing book! I’d give it to my daughter who is the organizing queen. Her three year old calls her label maker an organizing phone. It was the best gift I have ever given her!

  395. Kim

    You know its a sad thing when your 7 year old comes home and says “Mom, why is it so clean here” and I have to say to her “Well, we have people coming over so I have thrown everything into some closet, garage or spare room where we can close the door and hope no one will open it to take a look.” My family hates getting ready for company cause they know it will be a stressful time of preparation (imagine mom pulling her hair out). I hate to ask for help from them because as a mom I think I have to do it all on my own. We enjoy entertaining family & friends, we want our home to be open at all times and for them to come over and enjoy; not be looking around at all our piles of things thinking “Why can’t she clean this up?”. I have a certain family member that I’m sure this is what she thinks cause her mom keeps a spotless house. I work outside the home for the past 4 years, we only have 1 child at home full time now but life seems to still get the better of us. I want all us to appreciate our home and enjoy being in it. I would love to live simply organized all the time. I have fought this for 23 years of marriage, have searched forever for a way to organize my life and enjoy it rather than letting my life run me.

  396. Betty-Jo

    Thank you for this wonderful offer! Oh I would love to win this book. I am a homeschooling mom and with a household of 6 including a 78 year old father n law I need some simplicity and organization. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

  397. Kristen

    Wow, Melissa, I knew I liked your pretty blog and decorating ideas but now I know we really have a kindred spirit. I am married to a church planter (15 years at this church – hang in there!) I have seen this book advertised on another blog I think and I really need it. We are building a house and I would love to go into it with a better organizational plan. Anything is better than flying by the seat of your pants, right?

  398. Maggie

    I’ve read her on Simplemom and would love her book!

  399. Michelle T

    The title of this books sums up exactly what I’m wanting and needing to do in my life. I take everything one day at a time and am trying to get there, but this book would be so helpful in walking me through it all :)

  400. Robbie

    I would love to read this book. I am in the process of decluttering my home at this very moment. I started with the toy room (2 days) and an unused guest room and now I am working on other parts of my home.

  401. JWebb

    This sounds like a great book. I have always struggled with being organized! Just when I think I’m on top of things, I realize something fell through the cracks. I need things to work and be simple!

  402. Becky

    Oh I love simplemom (that’s how I found you!) and I find the blog very helpful. I am doing my best to take care of my house, 3 little kids, dog, and hubby… oh and myself too. This last year I have really been on the road to simplicity, and I have done really well, but there are so many more things I can do. I think this book would give me the inspiration that I need to continue down that path.

  403. Rachel

    I’ve heard a lot about this book. As a SAHM I would find this book to be very helpful. We all need a little simplicity!

  404. Casey

    I’d love to win Tsh’s book! I need a simple plan that doesn’t make me feel overwhelmed from the start. And any improvement is a step in the right direction. I’m returning to college in January, after 30+ years as a stay-at-home mom. Four of my five children have at least one college degree each, a couple have two. Now it’s finally my turn, and I’m anxious able being about to get everything done. Looking forward to a great new start!

  405. TheDevineHome

    Because I have one room in my home that is our Pit of Dispair! Where to get started? Maybe this guide can help!

  406. Sue Symens

    Because most days I feel overwhelmed to the point of just standing there not even knowing where to start.

  407. sarah zblewski

    I have been wanting to get this book but couldnt. I am always looking for a way to feel less hectic and more organized. I also help others and I think this would be a great resources.

  408. Krista Thomas

    I would love to win this book because my son, who is about to turn 1, is starting to get the courage to walk by himself. The crawling stage has been a nightmare becuase my house is so cluttered, there is stuff everywhere. I know once he walks, it is only going to get worse! I want to win this book for my son – so he does not have to live such a cluttered life!

  409. tara

    Great giveaway! I could really use this book :)

  410. Erin

    I would LOVE to win!! I am always on the look for organization tips and things to keep me motivated to stay (or recently to GET) organized! :)

  411. Misty

    I’m pretty organized and I value a simple life. I’m having a hard time getting to that simplicity… kids in elementary school, church and community involvement. It’s hard to know where to put my time in and where not to. I’d love to win the book and glean a fresh perspective for my home!

  412. Debbie Price

    I, too, am looking for that simple life. The past couple of years have been very tough and busy and we need to slow down and simplify. My daughter and I have been organizing, throwing out and regrouping at a mad pace lately! This book sounds like it would be SO helpful! Thanks for the wonderful website!

  413. Sarah

    I’m a mom to three little ones ages 4 and under and I also work part-time. I would love to have more time for what’s most important (God & family) and the way to do that is to have our home run more efficiently.

  414. Meredith

    Because I’m striving for simplicity and somedays are easier than others. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  415. Virginia Knowles

    I’ve got 10 mostly messy kids (9 still at home) and a naturally tidy husband who craves order — so yes, I would love to read this book! Then I’ll pass it along to my married daughter, who is a new mommy. And I’ll blog about it for good measure. Just think maximum impact! :-)

  416. michele m fry

    Living simply, sign me up, would love a book!!!

  417. Alexandra

    I need me some organized simplicity!

  418. Marie

    How wonderful it would be to win a copy of this delightful book! Simplifying and organization is a continual process as far as I’m concerned and I can use all the help I can get.

  419. Brooke M.

    I would love this book! I need some simplicity in my life:)

  420. Kristi

    As a mom of two kids under the age of 3 living in a condo with very little storage, I really struggle with clutter and finding a place for everything and the time to get things organized. This books sounds like a wonderful resource to help me start 2011 off on the right foot!

  421. Daisy

    I would love to win this book! With a new baby I need all the help I can get to living simply and organized! thank you for the opportunity!

  422. Kristi

    I would love to win this because my husband and I are clutter fiends! We have improved some, but sure could use the experienced help!

  423. Bernice

    Organized. Simplicity. Those two words bring joy to my heart. I would love to learn how to add more of both to my life!

  424. Mary

    What a great idea and VERY timely this season! Thank you for offering a giveaway! :)

  425. Andrea A

    I am always looking for ways to get organized. Lately I am craving simplicity, but I seem incapable of attaining it. This looks like the key, practical and doable. Oh, I really hope I win. It is going on my Christmas list if I don’t!

  426. Ellen S.

    Why me? Because I need some simplicity in my life!

  427. Jeniffer

    Oh my! After moving twice during the last seven months (with our first baby on the way), I’m pretty sure that this book would help me finally get organized (at least around our home).

  428. Denise

    Can I get an amen for simplicity….

  429. Shelia

    I am feeling overwhelmed with trying to simplify our lives. A contradiction I know! I would really love the motivation and guidance this book would provide. Blessings to all this Thanksgiving!

  430. Deanna

    Oh I need this!! It would give me a starting place to begin cutting the chaos out of my life!! +)

  431. Jessalyn

    I definitely need this book! Both Parts 1 & 2 hit specifically on areas I need to overcome.

  432. Ann-Marie

    We moved this May after 19 years in the same house. Talk about having to simplify! We got rid of tremendous amounts of junk and donated many usable items. The moved allowed us to trim down, but my fervent goal is to keep the new home organized and free of clutter. I would love to read the advice that Tsh generously wishes to share. Also, the fact that she discusses putting our finances in order as well as perspective, is an important reminder as we’re tempted to “go wild” decorating the new house. Thank-you for sharing your knowledge, and wishing you a very blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  433. Christi

    I would love to get more organized and streamlined! With 2 littles, the more organized I am, the happier everyone is!

  434. Jennifer

    Well, I have just embarked on a whole house reorganization. We have gone from 3 to 6 people living in the house. However, after starting strong, I have stalled a bit. Would love this to kick start the process and give me some direction. Thanks!!

  435. Amanda

    I would love this book :) I try to be intentional about organization, but being a student at night and a student teacher during the day occasionally gets in the way :)

  436. Elizabeth

    While I use the name Simply Elizabeth for things I do, there’s nothing simple around me. I crave for organization in my home and life the way women (including me) crave for chocolate during certain times in their lives. I’m Deperate! Help me please!
    Blessing to all, E :)

  437. Laura M.

    I love the idea of living simply and try to bring that into my home. I would love to read Tsh’s book! :)

  438. Alissa

    Aah, I need this book. Having moved four times in the last four years and adding two, soon to be three, children to the family during that time, I need to find some simple organization again. We finally have roots for a few years and now we need to get this place in order!

  439. Julie Downing

    Not only would I love to win this book but I NEED to win this book! I am not only running a household but I now have opened a daycare in my home – help! This book sounds like it would not only help me organize but would give bring peace to my life by helping me simplify!

  440. Sasha Hull

    I would LOVE to win this book! As a graduate student and farmer’s wife with two homes to keep organized, this would do me a world of good!

  441. celeste

    Wow. I could really use this book.

  442. Candace

    Um, I would like to win because 1) the book cover is pretty & I judge… and want to be pretty too, and 2) I have no storage in my house. Literally. None. This, obviously, will solve that.

  443. Jenny

    I’m always searching for new ways to simplify. I’ve yet to find the one that has really, really helped so hoping this book might be it!

  444. angie

    I’m always looking for ways to improve my home’s organization. Especially on the eve of the holiday season.

  445. Karen

    Because just like George’s dad on Seinfeld who screamed, “Serenity NOW!” I am screaming, “Simplicity NOW!”

  446. Kim

    I am a mom of a 5 month old and my schedule has been turned all around so I am constantly trying to figure out what my life should look like right now. This book would be a great blessing to help me with that!

  447. Donna O.

    I’d just love to win a copy of this book because for one – I’m not organized; and two – my life needs more simplicity. Thanks!

  448. Chris

    A couple of months ago I started following Flylady’s flight plan. I am moving in the direction of organization, less perfectionism and more peace but I need something more. I want to have more order in my life and in my home because what I have done in the last couple of months has really made a difference. This book looks like just what I need to further my progress.

  449. Shannon

    I would love to win a copy – our house is on the market, my husband just retired from the Air Force and is looking for a job – lots of uncertainties in our future, so I could use some simplicity right now!

  450. Sara M.

    I would love some inspiration for getting more organized. This books looks a great way to get me moving!

  451. Elizabeth

    hi, Melissa!

    Boy, I am with you about hunkering down and getting a bit of much needed rest. Hey, we are having a blizzard tonight here…I guess we better hunker down, huh? Are you getting snow today?

    The book sounds wonderful and if I don’t win one, I am going to buy one. I can use anything that works towards greater organization. I just wish I could stop all the PAPER coming into my house. :)

    Have a great one!

  452. Margo

    Oh my goodness! I love the simple mom blog… and Tsh is such an inspiration! I would love her book, as a hard copy is so much easier for me to follow than online journals!
    Love, love, love!!

  453. dp

    I always get in the mood to ‘clear things out’ at Christmastime! Would love to have this book to help with the process.

  454. Tiffany

    I’ve become a recent Simple Mom follower and have seen excerpts of the book. I would love to see more! Thank you!

  455. Carrie T

    I’m feeling buried with unfinished projects all over my house. I could use some organized simplicity. Thank you!

  456. Missy June

    I am entering a new (and somewhat terrifying)season as a single mother and NEED to be simple and calm. I would love the book!

  457. Jen

    I need this book because our house is getting overrun with STUFF. Five people, 1000 square feet. I’m tired of trying to find places to store everything!

  458. Monique

    Thanks for this giveaway. I would love to use this book to help me organize my house and get me on the right track.

  459. Tara

    I would love to win this because I ALWAYS feel overwhelmed around the holidays- not enough time, money, etc. This could be so helpful!

  460. Loui♥

    I need help in simplifying and re organizing..
    my home..
    my life
    and this seems like the perfect solution!!

  461. Emily

    I’ve been trying to organize and simplify for awhile now and I think I’m doing pretty well but it would be lovely to have more hints and ideas.

  462. Pam Keener

    I truly need this book as I really want to simplify my life. .
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Love & Hugs,

  463. Tammy

    Hmmm…lets see – I have 4 children – ages 15, 11 and 2 yr old twins. We just relocated 2300 miles away from my home state and downsized in space. I homeschool my oldest and still try to entertain and care for my 2 yr twins in the process. I like my house clean, organized and smelling yummy. If it doesn’t it bothers me (which I am working on that). It just feels I can “breathe” easier when things are organized. I have learned over time that “simple” is the way to go and that being over the top or going overboard just adds unwanted and unneeded stress to my life. I need and crave simplicity now so that I can focus on the important things – making memories with my husband and children, laughing…and just “being”. I would love to win this book as I feel that its a must “need” in my life:) Blessings, Tammy

  464. Pandorasslave

    I’ve been borderline insane lately, with trying to purge everything in my household. There is a good chance we will be moving in July, and I need to get rid of all the miscellaneous stuff. And I would like to lead a simpler clutter-free life, because working on one’s Master’s doesn’t exactly leave time for cleaning or purging.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I think this book will do quite nicely.

  465. Cheree

    I recently quit my job and moved to the country for my husband’s job. We are focusing on living more simply (partly because we have no other choice out here), but it has been a tough adjustment. Some things are easier, some are harder. When I worked full time, I found it was fairly easy to organize my life. Now that I work from home, I struggle to maintain order – which is not what I expected.

  466. gretchen

    As a mom of 10, I long for simplicity and order! Please let me win!!!

  467. Lauren

    I would like to win, because I have been feeling chaotic for awhile now and I can’t seem to get off the roller coaster! It all began 2.5 years ago when my daugher was born. I have struggled ever since trying to figure out how to be a wife, mom and individual – all at the same time. I’ve followed Tsh nearly as long as I’ve struggled – and she has helped me immensely – but I’d love to get the full strength of her experience in her book.

  468. Adrianne

    I would love to get this book! Always looking for ways to simplify my life!

  469. Nana K

    I need this book! It would be a blessing to win. Not only am I continually looking for new ideas to employ myself, especially since taking on my mother’s care full time now, but I have a son who will marry in February, giving me a wonderful “daughter-in-love”. I would give the book to her if I win. (I know her well enough that she would be excited about this and not affronted or offended.)

  470. Jill

    I would love to have this because I feel like I live in organized chaos. I miss things sometimes and I don’t have as much control over my time.

    I have 3 kids a dog and a husband who travels for business once a month. We all have too much stuff and it seems to be growing.

    I could also use this method to help my clients (spread the simplicity).

    Thanks for a great give-away!

  471. Courtney Henson

    I would love to win this book because being organized is never simple for me! I need lots and lots of help with it!

  472. Betsy

    I would love to win this. We are preparing our home and lifestyles in order to begin homeschooling at least 2 of our 3 children. I’m sure if we were a little more organized this would be MUCH easier!

  473. Ren

    I would love to win this giveaway because I am an organized-freak-of-nature!! =/

  474. Judi/a bit of design

    I have a monthly reminder in MS Outlook to reconsider my priorities. I feel that this is very important to do. We can get so caught up in the daily life that we allow certain things to overrun us. This book sounds like a wonderful tool to incorporate into my task!

  475. brianne

    I was just planning on cleaning my office today. I need to zen out my work space and my apartment. It’s too messy and makes my brain feel messy. Thanks!

  476. Cheri

    What a great book! I could definitely use it to work on simplifying and organizing…especially my mudroom closet!

  477. Tracy

    This looks like a fantastic book! I need some help in organizational skills. We’ll be moving soon, so I am trying to get rid of a LOT and yet hold onto what makes my house a home. It’s not easy! This would be a big help!

  478. Em D

    I often feel like all the little things in life fell unmanageable and I can’t figure out why. I’d love to see what Organized Simplicity has to offer.

  479. Beth(A Mom's Life)

    I know I need to organize but there just seems to be so much to do in so many different rooms. I think I could handle 10 days…maybe…

  480. Rhonda

    I’d love to win this book. In my crazy mind, organization seems anything but simple. So I need all the help I can get. And her blog is great, so I know her book will be too.

  481. Emily

    I’ve been wanting to read this book.. “real world” organization is what I need!

  482. Cameron Stimson

    Oh I could use some organization in my life! As a wife, mom – to a 6 month old baby girl and 2 dogs, and full-time grad student, working on our home is sometimes the LAST thing I want to think about!

  483. andrea

    Let’s see…mom to five at home, husband battling cancer, school, church and community commitments, being the house where all the neighborhood kids hang out…yes, I think I could definitely use an infusion of simplicity into this life that I love, but which often gets me frazzled.

  484. Daisha

    We will be having our 5th child, moving 3,000 miles across the country, and starting my husbands new business all within 4 weeks. I’m needing to getting organized so we don’t all go crazy!

  485. Heather Kirks

    I would love to win this book. We all get cluttered with “stuff,” both physically and mentally and I struggle with how to declutter my life all the time. I’m looking for some solutions that are actually attainable, I don’t mind putting a little time into making this happen but it is usually time constraints that get us cluttered in the first place. I’m thinking this will a great gift for friends this year!

  486. Amy

    Sounds like a fantastic book! One that will really help me on my current journey to simplicity. We have a 6yo son with autism, which completely changed the way we look at live, and made a huge impact on our deciding to change our lives to a more simple way of living.

  487. Carol Ann

    I consider myself a pretty organized person, but there’s always room for improvement!

  488. Kristen

    Oh I would love to win a copy because just the title of the book is refreshing. And it’s something I desperately need right now.

  489. sangeetha

    I want to simplify my life! Thats why I so want the book!

  490. Kathy

    Are you kidding?! This is the best way to find that “starting point” we all crave! I’d love this book!

  491. Rachel Freeman

    I could SO use this book! I really try hard to be organized, but have been very overwhelmed since the birth of my twins (#5 and 6). We just moved into a new home and between my other kids schedules and unpacking/organizing….I’m just a little crazy! I would love to have some guidance!

  492. Heather

    I have this book in my amazon shopping cart already but free is better!

  493. Kathy

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. It looks so helpful and down-to-earth!

  494. Mallory

    I certainly feel like I could use some organization right now.

  495. TC

    In an effort to not miss these last few years with my high schoolers, I have let other things slide. I try to get on top of closets, paperwork, photos, but it seems to be an endless battle. I could use some idea on how to make it manageable, get organized, and stay organized.

  496. Lena L.

    This sounds practical and awesome! I too have been thru alot in 2 years, my husband lost his job, we had to move from our brand new home because of the lost income, I had to go back to work after staying at home for year, we moved to a new city and got 2 young kids started in new schools. along with trying to make new friends for us and the kids…….. many times I have cried “calgon take me away!”. anything to help relax, simplify life would help. I work full time, my husband has gone back to school, and we have 2 boys (4 and 5 and 1/2) – so with the kids school, husband school and all the sports!!!! whew, I am tired.
    thanks for the blog and great ideas everyday!

  497. Jessica

    I would love to stay organized (with all the little cutesy labels and everything!) When it comes to that stuff, I don’t even know where to start!

  498. Dina Marie

    I’m in the process of organizing and downsizing in each room in my home. It requires thinking and figuring out of where and to categorize items in each room.

    Also, I have been putting some in these recycle, donate, and sell boxes. I have a great motivation to do this project!

    Speaking of a book entitled Organized Simplicity, I’d love to read and to help me to achieve my goal to have my home to be completely organized!

  499. Heather

    I’d love to win this book to get some super ideas on making my home more simple!

  500. baltimoremom

    Sounds like a great book! Would love to win a copy and get some pointers on how I can simplify our home life.

  501. Abby

    This book sounds like a lifesaver. Neither my husband nor I are organized people and our house reflects it. I need all the help I can get!

  502. emily

    i would LOVE a copy of this book. i am a brand new teacher fresh out of college and i need HELP organizing my apt, my office, and my classroom!

  503. Christine Trebendis

    I would LOVE to win!! Could use some motivation at this point to help me get started.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  504. kristin m.

    let’s just say i may or may not be in serious need of a little de-cluttering… *looks around innocently*

    kristinmik at gmail dot com

  505. Jennifer Gallagher

    That book would be perfect for me! Organizing can be so challenging for me – especially lately. I recently returned to work after staying home with my son for two years only to learn that I am expecting twins this spring! Our house has been very chaotic, to say the least, and I am determined to get organized before the arrival of our special blessings. We will be working with a limited budget; thus, I could really use the creative solutions. To have the book would be a true joy for my entire family so that we will be prepared rather than stressed.

  506. Whitney

    I love organizing and having each and every little thing in it’s place. It makes my life feel manageable and makes me feel productive.

  507. Amy

    I would LOVE to win this!! Any help that I can get with simplifying and organizing would be great:)!

  508. Onita

    4 kids + 1 dog + 1 hubby who just went back to school leaving him little time to help out = i could really use this book! thanks for the chance to win! :)

  509. laurie

    I would love to get my hands on this book. I am a recovering clutter-bug and I am all about looking for new ways to organize and keep my clutter at bay, and yet have it pretty and usable.

  510. Marci

    I am always looking for new ways and inspiration for simplifying life.

  511. Kara

    I have been thinking a lot lately about how my life has been a whirlwind ever since my son was born. I’d love to calm it down a bit. I also love love love to read organization books. Hence, I’d love to win this giveaway.

  512. Meredith

    I’m expecting our second child in February and am feeling overwhelmed by all the STUFF we have accumulated to accommodate these little people. Simplicity sounds great – organized simplicity sounds even better.

  513. erica

    We’re expecting our first baby this spring and have too much stuff for our little house already! I need to get life in order before it gets too crazy! :)

  514. Chrisy

    Baby #2 on the way…definitely feel the need to be organized/live simpler in a home without much storage!

  515. Ashley

    This book sounds like it would be so helpful in organizing my house! I would love to reorganize my closets and pantry!

  516. Trisha H.

    I would love to win this book! It is already on my wish list!

  517. Mary

    Sounds like my kind of book!

  518. Judy

    Why I would like to win this book? I need it! I went back to work three years ago after being a homemaker and being sick. I just can’t get back organized!

    Judy :)

  519. Lauren

    This book looks like a godsend! I have four kids and a busy life and am searching for inspiration- practical common sense inspiration_ whichis just what Tsh’s book looks to be! My fingers and toes are crossed for this one!

  520. julie

    I would love to win this book. I need help organizing and decluttering. I’m tired of not making progress.

  521. Tina Foster

    i want this book for my mental health. :)

  522. Jessi

    With 4 school-age kids, a hubby who works a more-than-full-time job in addition to us leading a church plant, we’ve been discussing quite a lot recently about our need to simplify and get organized just to survive life! We can use all the help we can get!!

  523. Shelley

    This book is exactly what I need to motivate me. I have four young boys and a husband to take care of. Being more organized would definitely help save me time so that I can enjoy all of my boys more.

  524. Heather

    I would love to win this book so I can become organized and live simply!

  525. Charlene

    I have 2 kids, a full-time job, and go to grad school. I love to be organized but, with the addition of grad school, it’s been so hard the last few months to keep up! I would love some new inspiration and motivation to get things together!

  526. Traci

    I am so in the mood to organize!!! Looking for great tips to help me reduce the amount of stuff I “need” and simplify!

  527. Lisa

    Thanks SO much for the opportunity! We moved into a new house in August, our first time moving since children and dogs, and it was so much more chaotic and stressfull than anticipated. Three months later I still just don’t feel like we are organized or settled in, so this would be a great help!

  528. Jeannine

    Hooray! I would love to do some serious organizing before the new year. This would be such a help.

  529. Topsy

    2010 has been a year of trying to be more mindfully minimalist and less overwhelmed. This would be the perfect way to top the year off!! :)

  530. Kris

    I would love a copy, or rather need a copy! With my two boys, our house has become chaos disruptus :)

  531. Jan Jessup

    Dear Melissa,
    Despite my best intentions, I now have two bedrooms that are off limits to my house cleaners because one is covered with shoeboxes of photos (trying to put in chronological order) and the other is an out-of-control office space. I definitely need to simplify my life!

  532. Judy

    After a tough 2 years in the corporate world, I am currently a SAHM who is trying to make our lives less chaotic, more simple and calm. Would love this book.

  533. Rachel

    my life is longing for a bit more simplicity! would love to read tsh’s book!

  534. Lindy

    I need this book because I am OVERWHELMED with my life!

  535. Karen

    Would be very happy to receive a copy of this book…being organized feels as good as losing weight…well, almost! :)

  536. Leigh Anne

    I totally need this book! I’ve read such good things about it and I think it would be perfect for me :)

  537. kristen

    i’d LOVE to win this book because: I NEED HELP AND MOTIVATION! my house is pretty much a clutterful mess. I need simplicity like nobody’s business but don’t even know where to start.

  538. Jessica

    After moving into our house, my husband and I placed things here and there to be organized “eventually”. I would love to hear the tips she gives in this book!

  539. Erica

    3 kids, 1 dog, a hubby and I broke my back on July 28.. God is good and I’m healing well, but just not quite back to myself. 5 months now and things have TOTALLY and COMPLETELY gotten away from me. Ready to get back on track.

    Thanks-This looks awesome-new to your blog and LOVE it.

  540. Vera

    I’m looking for motivation and inspiration: this book seems to be the perfect choice!

  541. Missy G

    I would feel so lucky to win this book! I have spent the last three weeks trying to de-clutter my house! I don’t understand how we end up with so much!
    I’ve donated 75% of my clothes, ridded myself of 20+ pairs of shoes and sent at least 15 giant trash bags FILLED with stuff to the local thrift shop! But now I am at a cross roads on where to keep going as I have some rooms left, and how to prevent the build up again?! I need real life systems and ideas.
    So this book would be perfect for me!

  542. Heather

    I have 6 people in my family and I need all the help I can get organizing them. 4 teenagers and 2 adults is a daunting organizing task.

  543. Lauren Davison

    Why do I want to win this? Because my husband and I LOVE streamlining our lives, and making things more simple, but we still have many areas of “clutter”. Particularly in certain rooms in our house. *cough*OFFICE*cough* Leonardo DaVinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” And I completely agree with him. I just haven’t gotten there, yet, and this book is bound to help! :)

  544. Ruth

    I like the rest crave simplicity. I sure could use the inspiration.

    Thank you! for the offer.

  545. Olivia

    I’d love to win this book because I although I crave a organized, simpler lifestyle it is often hard to maintain it with 7 people (and another or the way!) in our household.

  546. grammy

    Sounds like a great Christmas present for several people on my list–and for myself as well!

  547. Katie

    I would love to win this! I need some more organization in my life with three young kids and another one on the way!

  548. Kathy

    I would just love to win this book! I am in need of some organization in my life!!!

  549. Teresa S

    Well, I think this is one giveaway that I would be VERY excited to win. Normally I just see the giveaway prizes as things that would be fun to have, but this one would be so helpful. I will actually buy the book myself if I don’t win!

  550. Tina

    I am a stay at home mother of 5. My oldest is planning to marry in August so we are in the midst of planning a wedding. I homeschool the middle three and I have a very busy 2 year old. I am pretty much a very organized person when it comes to things involving the home but my life in general really needs to be simplified.

  551. Kaylee

    Simplicity and organization are a necessity for our family of five as we are about to move overseas. Any new ideas in this area are greatly appreciated!

  552. Labeth

    Homeschool + 4 kids+ part time job+ husband working crazy hours + too much stuff = one very disorganized household. This book sounds like a great roadmap to reach a destination of margin and peace.

  553. Meliss S

    I would surely be able to use this- love her website! I need more SIMPLE in my life – I work full time (outside of the home) and have three kids and house and hubby to manage all the time!

  554. Pam Black-Colton

    I could use this! No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to get organized – and my life seems over run by paper and clutter. The book sounds marvelous. Thanks! Pam

  555. Beth C.

    We bought a house and I’m stuck in this vicious circle of needing to organize to decorate but not knowing what to keep or get rid of for decorating in order to organize. It’s slowly driving me insane :)

  556. Kristina Haskett

    My home has recently gone from full to “empty nest” and though it feels bigger in some ways…… also feels closed in from all the “stuff”. Id love this book to help me gain a new perspective and appreciation of my home. Thanks!

  557. Sera Marie

    This book sounds like the ticket for me! Really could use some solid, simple advice to get organized!

    Good luck to everyone and thanks for offering us the opportunity to enter the oontest! Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

  558. Karin

    6 kids, 10 moves in 13 years. Enough said. I’m still trying to recover, and could use all the help I can get.

  559. Charlotte in ID

    I have four kids and a sprawling house. I need help to make it go from house to home.

  560. Susan

    I have just retired, after 35 years of teaching, and would love some inspiration to organize and simplify my life.

  561. Nancy

    I am caring for two homes right now, actually two condos in one building. My mom is 91 and we are doing our best to keep her in her condo, although all the work is on us, so I am needing to be organized at two places! This stage in life is one of the biggest challenges I have faced and I need all the help I can get! Thanks!!!

  562. jenbc

    I think i am organized until i look at things and sometimes all i have done is stash things out of site…would love ideas to being truly organized…not just the appearance of being so.

  563. the chatty housewife

    I would love to win this book, because in May a new little baby will be part of our household and I’m definitely in need of a good household organization before that!

  564. laundry girl

    would love this book…especially since the word “simplify” hangs above one of my doorframes and I seem to move things often, including homes! :)

  565. Janet

    The book sounds great. I have downsized to a smaller home but I had trouble “downsizing” my stuff. I’m ready to re-evaluate things again.

  566. Deanne

    I would LOVE to win this book! I need to read it and then share it :-)

  567. Jennifer

    I NEED this book desperately! Am a recent SAHM to a toddler after working 18 yrs – trying to develop domestic skills is challenging me greatly!

  568. Shannon

    Holy cow! I literally had this book in my hands yesterday wishing I could buy it!!!!!! I would LOVE to read this book! We are going to be moving in a few months to a smaller place and I need all the help I can get!

  569. Tracy

    What to get the woman (aka my mom) who has everything and yet is left craving for a more organized existance (even after reading “When Organizing Isn’t Enough”)? Apparently “Organized Simplicity”…I’m in!

  570. Karen

    Hi Melissa,

    What great timing! I would love to spend some time getting organized for the new year! We have a small house and I need some guidance on paring down…sounds like this book would prove valuable.

  571. KINDALL

    I would love this book. Even as a single woman, I feel like simplicity and organization are struggles for me.

  572. Kim

    Great timing on the book. We replaced all the upstairs carpeting and in the process of moving all the furntiure, I realized all the STUFF that we have that just takes up space! I am very ready to get organized and simplify my life!

  573. Susan F.

    I would love to win this book. I’m all about being organized (or at least wishing I was organized). Sounds like a great resource!

  574. Laurie

    I spent quite a bit of time prganizing around my house yesterday and today, so this book would be very helpful!!

  575. Vickie

    I could use encouragement on sharing, i.e. getting ride of, too much of certain things . . . liked stemmed glassware, clothes, etc. This book looks wonderful!

  576. Kirstin

    wow, whoo hoo!!

  577. Jessica Hoke

    I would love to get my hands on this! I sounds like just the change I have been looking for!

  578. Allison

    I would love to have a copy of this book…my husband and I just moved AND I have a new baby AND I recently quit my job to stay at home…I don’t even hardly know where to begin with organizing my new life right now!

  579. Smithfieldlady

    Clutter, clutter, clutter…shudder, shudder, shudder
    sort, sort, sort…it’s a last resort, resort, resort
    pack, pack, pack…sack, sack, sack
    trash, stash, trash, stash, trash, stash….
    The cycle NEVER ends, ends, ends!!!!
    Help, help, help…I yelp, yelp, yelp!

  580. Kristi

    I need to get organized!

  581. Mystica

    I desperately need more organization in my life. I work full time, have two children studying in Australia so spend four months of every year there with them, one daughter just married living in my home country. I also run two orphanages one with 35 girls and the
    other with 15 girls. Run as in finding funds, things and co ordinating
    stuff. I also work with refugee children 35 of them in the northern part of Sri Lanka. The war is over but the problems are immense.
    I need help please!

  582. Jess B

    We recently moved from an urban area to a rural area. Our life should be simpler, right? Wrong! We gained a big property with a enough projects to keep us busy for a life time, multiple family members close by and all that entails, and anything convenient is no longer close by (thus…not convenient!). Many blessings for sure, but I am trying to get a handle on it all and the book looks helpful!

  583. Morgan

    I love Simple Mom and would love to win her book!

  584. Liz

    I REALLY would love this book! I’m feeling very overwhelmed lately with my house and work.
    Thanks for the chance Melissa and Tsh!!

  585. Sonya B

    I really need a copy of this book to get me going in the right direction. I have great intentions, but never seem to have the exact know how to actually go about it and getting it done.

  586. Jennifer

    I’m a mom of a toddler – what more can I say? I’m sure this book would help. :)

  587. Angela

    I always love more ideas and insight into how to make life more organized and simple. Not just organizing to fit more in, but to give us all room to breathe and enjoy our home.

  588. Dottie

    I would love this book! I always have the best intentions for organizing and want to so badly but always get sidetracked or discouraged. This sounds doable and attainable for me.

  589. kait

    i’m pretty sure this book was written for my mother… no, really! she would LOVE it [and at times – need it]. she is an incredibly busy high school teacher who gives all of her energy to her students, leaving very little for creating the calm and beautiful home i know she wants. this book looks like it could help her find the balance she so desperately needs… and deserves :)

  590. Elizabeth Finney

    Wow! Organized? And Simplicity? They are two of my favorite words! Me and, admittedly, many many other moms! I would love to read this to help me figure out how to manage 2 kids, working from home, husband working from home, many family members I want to spend time with, and all of the other things that go along with our busy lives today! Thanks!

  591. Beth

    My house is disorganized on a daily basis. I need help! Thanks for the chance to win.

  592. Heather

    I’d love to win a copy of this.pleeeeease

    • Heather

      Sorry forgot to say why! I just have such visual clutter in my house and therefore my mind. I just don’t know where to start

  593. Tara

    I’d love it cause I LOVE all things organized and I think it would look great on my coffee table!

  594. Vicki V

    I would love to win this book! I really WANT to be more organized and focused but I seem to have a such a hard time actually DOING it! Maybe the step-by-step would help me!

  595. jane

    I would love to win this book! Organization is so important to me and I love new ideas. January is always a great time to start fresh.

  596. Cabogirl

    I would love to have this book! I’m always looking for ways to simplify my day to day life as I care for my 3 precious girls!

  597. Shawna

    I would LOVE this book! I am good at starting to get organized but, never seem to finish. Help!

  598. Shannon

    I am in desperate need of organization! As the mom of two boys, I’m finding it nearly impossible to find “me” (aka, “girl” time), so I need to simplify my life in order to MAKE time for myself!

  599. Lindsay

    Oh my goodness. If y’all could even see my house and life, you would just KNOW why I need this book (and someone to tutor me on getting started, and, and, and……..)

  600. Lisa

    After moving into a new old house with my two daughters…i feel i have a new slate and would love to start on the right foot.

    Great blog!

  601. Nicole

    I am always trying to declutter and better manage my home! Any additional help would be awesome. And I love Tsh’s advice!

  602. Jody

    I really need to purge some things and reorganize the rest. The book would be an awesome way to begin the process. Thanks for the chance at a copy!


  603. Christina

    Yes please! I need all the help I can get! :)

  604. Katy Smith

    I’d love to win this book as a gift for my sister….with three kids at very different ages (14, 9 and 6 months), she could use some help in the organization department!!

  605. Joanne

    I would love to be more organized…and simple sounds lovely!

  606. Rachel

    I would love to win a copy of this book to help me organize our new house we are moving to. Did I mention I’m a first time mom to a two month old? Help!

  607. Kathleen

    Can I send a picture of my desk? Then you would know how much I need the book. I want to be more organized so I can enjoy my life more.

  608. jk

    I wish I could tame all the paper in our house. It all seems useful but yet it is not and it’s killing me and wasting my time! I need help!

  609. Jessica B.

    After 3 moves in a year, I’m ready to streamline! Oh, and I have two toddlers too!

  610. martha brady

    i’d love to win this book. it looks like a SIMPLE plan to bring order. that is what i need. we moved back to our house a little over 2 yrs. ago and i still haven’t gotten settled back in or completely unpacked! between work and weariness, i haven’t been able to keep up. i’m sure it would help!

  611. Andrea E.

    Despite throwing out unneeded things, I feel claustrophobic with clutter! We don’t have much storage space in our cozy home. I would LOVE to hire a professional organizer to whip us into shape, but we are on a very tight budget. I am really hoping to win a copy of this book! Thanks!

  612. Lari

    I have 4 boys, work part time and am a pastor’s wife…I always felt I had it mostly “together” until my littlest guy was born last yr. Ever since then I feel like I’m playing catch up all the time. I’d love a fresh perspective on simplifying and organizing my life!

  613. Lindsey

    I am a stay at home mom with a scattered, artists mind, and could benefit from this book tremendously!

  614. Sarah M

    This wonderful giveaway would be a great birthday present/thanksgiving/Christmas present. Saturday is my 31st birthday. :) PLEASE cheer me up!
    Thanks for being there for us simplemom.

  615. Lynne J.

    To me being organized seems to be a daily struggle – the end goal is so enticing but the journey is difficult. It means a calmer state of mind and home.

  616. Alexa F.

    I tend to get horrible sleep if my home or life is cluttered, so I’ve been trying to simplify as much as possible. My boyfriend and I live in a 500sqft studio, which gets cluttered fast with work and personal things (from both of us) despite our efforts to get organized and simplified.

  617. Melissa

    As a newlywed and first time homeowner this looks like a helpful book!! I’m trying to stay organized!! :-)

  618. Elizabeth Scott

    Wow! I could certainly use a book like this…Have been trying to declutter my home for the past year but it has been a slow process so far. Need some help to get me on track again.

  619. Carrie

    Oh! I would love help with this! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  620. Shannon Weeks

    I could definitely use the help!! I struggle with clutter everyday!

  621. Deanna

    I need some organized simplicity to deal with life around here!

  622. Melanie

    I just moved from Florida (last Nov.) to KY. Then in August we moved from KY. to SC. It has been a rough year but our home is slowly coming together. I find that I am wanting to throw stuff out and I would love this book to help me get organized.

  623. Christin

    Let’s just say I have 5 kids (and counting) and simplicity MUST be a way of life for us. I need all the help I can get! :)

  624. ClassiclyAmber

    SimpleMom is awesome and I love all of Tsh’s websites! I know that her new book and myself would get along really well…inspiring me to get my mess together at home! *fingers crossed for winning!*

  625. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}

    I’m always looking for tips to keep my life/home beautifully simple. I’d love to win!

  626. Josie

    Looks great :)

  627. Angela

    This is exactly what I need right now. As a working mom of two little ones I want to utilize my time better than cleaning when I have time away from the office.

  628. Sakina

    I would love to win a copy – I think everyone can use more simplicity in their lives!

  629. Candace

    I would love to win this book for my mom. She’s turning 60 next week and retiring from teaching at the end of the school year. She’s been on a big “simplifying” kick lately and I think that this would give her an extra boost to get rid of some junk.

  630. jenny

    I would love more simplicity in my life. thanks for the giveaway!

  631. Linda R.

    I love Tsh’s Simple Mom site, and would love the chance to win her new book!

  632. Beth

    I am desperately in need organization and simplicity!! I want to get my house ready to sell, and I just can’t seem to declutter, fix it up, etc. It seems like a wonderful book!


  633. Heather

    I don’t usually sign up for these giveaways, because I live overseas. But, I had to take the time to register when I saw this one. Tsh is a good friend of mine (she used to live here) and I would really love to read her book. If I win a free copy, I’ll find a way to get it mailed here. Thanks!

  634. rivka

    I know I sound weird but I LOVE organizing. I would really love to curl up with an organizing book right now. And of course then get ot work.

  635. jeri

    love the tag line of the title … i so want to learn a “clutter-free approach to intentional living” … definitely will add this to my must read list! thanks for introducing this book (& Tsh aka simplemom)!

  636. kathy

    As a retired teacher who has hung onto teaching materials and way too much “stuff,” I know that I could really use this wonderfully “simple” way of looking at simplicity! Thanks for the offer.

  637. Tiffany

    I need a book like this. I’m taking babysteps, but I feel like I’m getting nowhere fast.

  638. Kanien

    I would love to win this book. I have been trying to declutter my house for a couple years now it seems like I am getting closer, but I haven’t quite gotten it. I just need Help!! ;)

  639. Angie from The Arthur Clan

    I used to be the queen of the perfectly clean, uncluttered home. And now…not so much. I need a fresh new look at things! :)

  640. Millicent

    I would love this book. I’ve been on a mission this fall to get into gear and get our life simplified. This looks like just the recipe for me getting it done.

  641. Camille

    Lots of clutter around here, piles and stuff that I know I haven’t used in years. I just need a good jumpstart on things.

  642. Shanna

    Would love to win Tsh’s book – I’m a fan of her blog!

  643. Debbie

    I need to be more intentional in containing & organizing my chaos!!!

  644. Jenny

    Hi, I read you post Inspired Room many times during my week and find it very inspiring, Praise our Lord. I would really really like a copy of the book Simple Living , it would really