Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Get Your Copy of Simple Organizing! Amazon // Barnes and Noble

I‘m so excited to welcome you to the launch of my Simple Organizing book (plus our Simple Organizing Clutter Confessions Blog Tour and Container Store Giveaway!!) This is going to be fun! You’ll find my confession in this post, and links to the other eight bloggers on the tour between today and Thursday below!

Don’t forget to scroll to visit the others on the tour as well as enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Simple Organizing Book

We all love to look at drool-worthy organized spaces, but the fact of the matter is, a standard of perfection in our own home can paralyze us from making progress at all.

So today we’re getting real and focused on what we CAN do this spring to transform how we live in our home. To help motivate our spring tidying, I’ve asked a few blogging friends to take us “behind the scenes”, so to speak, to show us some of their clutter spots. We all have ’em. But why? And what are we going to do about them?

If you read my decluttering book Make Room for What You Love, you know I have to be very clear with myself and my family on the purpose of each drawer or basket or shelf. When we aren’t clear about our intentions, it leaves room for interpretation. And that’s where things can go terribly wrong when it comes to having an organized home.

Case in point. My house.

Exhibit A (pictured at the top of this page)
“Baskets for kitchen overflow” located in my front hallway.

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Exhibit B.
“Clutter” found within the baskets.

Let me back up for a second and explain how all this clutter happened. These baskets served us so well while we were remodeling our kitchen. They were a lifesaver for kitchen items that needed a home. They keep our hallway looking streamlined and tidy.

Yet, I neglected to implement one of my number one rules for organizing. And that’s where things went horribly wrong.

Just like I told y’all in Make Room for What You Love, everyone just kind of knows to not put their pants in a silverware drawer (you do, right? Please tell me you do.). The reason we know this is because it is called the SILVERWARE DRAWER. It has a name that makes total sense to everyone. We know what DOESN’T go there when we are clear on what DOES belong there.

If anyone in your family was to put pants in your silverware drawer, you’d be like WHAT IN THE ACTUAL WORLD, right? And if that was to happen, you’d deal with it immediately.

Well, that’s what I’m saying about these baskets. There was a breakdown in communication. The “kitchen overflow area” left too much to interpretation.

Here’s a sampling of what I found inside basket number one:

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!
Exhibit C
Mission Trip 2006.
I’m not really even sure what to say about this, y’all. It’s 2018 and we moved to this house in 2015.

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!
Exhibit D
Yearbook, 2007. Again, I’m not really sure how this ended up here.
Phil Wickham CD (we do not even have a CD player in our entire house).

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!
Exhibit E.

Embroidery hoop. Let me be clear, I do not know how to embroider anything. I may have purchased this for a craft project. But I don’t do crafts, so I’m not sure why I torture myself by buying supplies for crafts, nor why this hoop ended up here.

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Exhibit F.
Chewed up lid for wall putty. The teeth marks are (likely) from Jack.
Note there is a garbage can ten feet away, so I’m not really sure why we’re hanging onto to this. Also, where is the putty?

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Exhibit G.
Faux Christmas greenery.
Apparently I thought I would keep this here so I’d be prepared to decorate in a hurry.

At this point in my investigation I was so overwhelmed that I stopped digging. Ha!

Clearly, my baskets could be so much better utilized. I fully admit it’s time to do some spring decluttering.

At least at a glance it still looks good right? Gotta love deep baskets for keeping clutter at least somewhat streamlined. They are definitely better than clutter just lining the shelves!

Clutter multiplies if we aren’t keeping up with it. We have to adapt our systems along with the changes that take place in our life. We need to continually pare down what we keep so we can be free to do the things we really want to do in life.

It’s so important to remind ourselves often that our home should be our sanctuary not a storage room. I know I need to remind myself of that often! It’s what motivates me to declutter and organize my home. I want my home to be a peaceful place and when things get out of control (which they do!), I’m inspired to bring them back to order because I know I feel my best when my surroundings inspire me.

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

Simple Organizing – Available Now! Amazon // Barnes and Noble

Now it’s time for the Clutter Confessions tour! Have fun visiting today’s participants!

Each blogger on the list is also giving away a Simple Organizing book, so be sure to comment on their post to be entered.

ENJOY THE CLUTTER CONFESSIONS TOUR BELOW!

TUESDAY

The Inspired Room – You’re HERE!

Balancing Beauty & Bedlam

A House with Books

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WEDNESDAY

Michaela Noelle Designs

Today’s Creative Life

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THURSDAY

Thistlewood Farms

Home Stories A to Z

ENJOY! (and big thanks to all of the bloggers and Instagrammers and friends who have supported this launch, so grateful for each and every one of you! XOXO).

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Simple Organizing + Clutter Confession + Gift Card Giveaway!

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

Pre-order Simple Organizing today on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

Spring is on its way (right?)! I’m thrilled that my brand new book, Simple Organizing, will be available on April 3rd, just in time to give you the inspiration and motivation to tidy up every corner of your house.

YOU, my blog friends, are invited to apply for a very special organizing challenge group and book launch team.

*Update* Thank you very much for all your applications! We have received so many (you are all the sweetest!). At this time we have more than enough for our challenge group so I am closing the applications, but if you would like to assist with the launch in other ways please email me at theinspiredroom@gmail.com with the subject line “Simple Organizing Launch” and I will let you know ASAP about other opportunities to help. Thanks so much for your support!

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

JOIN THE LAUNCH TEAM AND ORGANIZING CHALLENGE GROUP!

This exclusive launch team will receive an early copy of Simple Organizing and will be participating in a “Get Organized Challenge” hosted by me in an exclusive Facebook group between March 5 and March 30.

Members of the group will receive four simple challenges for organizing their homes and will share their progress and the book on social media with the hashtag #SimpleOrganizingChallenge.

There will be really great prize giveaways each week, too, so we’re going have a lot of fun together. :)

WHO MIGHT WANT TO BE ON THE SIMPLE ORGANIZING LAUNCH TEAM?

  • Are you excited about Simple Organizing and are you willing to tell your friends about it?
  • Are you comfortable using Facebook and/or Instagram?
  • Are you an active blogger or are you a community leader in a group or ministry such as MOPS, a church or women’s organization? (Please note that having a blog is NOT a requirement!)
  • Do you have another way you could help us spread the word?

Apply for the launch team

If this organizing challenge and launch team sounds like something you’d enjoy, I’d love to have you apply.

*Update* Thank you very much for all your applications! We have received so many (you are all the sweetest!). At this time we have more than enough for our challenge group so I am closing the applications, but if you would like to assist with the launch in other ways please email me at theinspiredroom@gmail.com with the subject line “Simple Organizing Launch” and I will let you know ASAP about other opportunities to help. Thanks so much for your support!

Find the details and questions to apply for the launch team here. There are limited spots available and participants will be selected this week, so be sure to apply ASAP! You’ll be contacted if your application is selected.

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

SIMPLE ORGANIZING

Simple Organizing is a super cute book, packed with photos and tips to inspire and motivate us all to do some spring organizing. I’ll be sharing more about this book in the coming weeks!

Even if you’re not able to join the launch team and challenge group, I would be so grateful for any support in spreading the news about this new book.

I would be so honored if you would pin or copy and share the book cover on your own social media to help spread the word!

MUAH!!! xoxo

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness and support you’ve offered me as I have pursued so many new adventures and projects over the years. I’m always so touched and inspired to be surrounded by such sweet and encouraging women.

You can pre-order Simple Organizing now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. (Preordering is a HUGE help to authors, so thank you so much for your support!)

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

Thank you again, friends!

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