I’ve been having trouble sleeping the last week or so. Well, that’s not entirely true – once I’m actually asleep, I’m fine. It’s the getting to sleep that is the problem. My brain acts as if it’s going through its second puberty – wanting to stay up all night and party, oblivious of the time. For the last 2 weeks, I have been awake until 3:30 am (or later) and have had to force myself to go to my bed and either read or count the filigree cutouts on my ceiling fan. For some people, this would not be an issue – but since I have a son that likes to wake up at the rooster’s first crow, my eyes don’t really force themselves open until after the second cup of coffee. Then I’m all good.
I think it’s because I cut sugar out of my diet. Not only have I lost 17 pounds in the last month, I’ve begun to lose my desire for sleep. Go figure. I’ve also been cleaning the heck out of my house – Spring Fling Boogie (that’s what the FlyLady used to call it, anyway).
However, in my fit of getting things done, I did not finish the apron for last month’s “monthly contest”, so I will be giving that away at a later date. Sorry…I dropped that old proverbial ball with a bang, didn’t I? Got you all to guess what it was and then – psyche! you can’t have it because it’s not finished. Sigh.
So…I’m going to announce this month’s giveaway now! (Don’t you love the fanfare? woo hoo, huh?) Since it is Spring…and everyone and their Grandma seems to be in a cleaning and de-cluttering mood, I thought, “What better than some books on organizing?” These are from my personal collection and are in almost new condition — I say that because I don’t want someone thinking they are brand! spankin! new! and when they get them and see that they have been read to think I’m cheap. Let me assure you that I’m not cheap – the correct term is thrifty. Want to know what is up for grabs this month?
Here ya go:
The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple is the perfect handbook for busy people who don’t have time for a top-to-bottom purge or a complete organizational overhaul. Instead Donna Smallin provides 500 fast and innovative ways anybody can become a bit more organized . . . right now. Each tip delivers instant gratification, makes your world a little less cluttered, and brings you one step closer to a more orderly life.
Smallin inspires readers by showing how much can be accomplished with an investment of no more than 15 minutes a day. Every tip is accompanied by a time estimate of 1, 5, 10, or 15 minutes.
But Wait! There’s more!
This book is filled with so many ‘gee wiz’ ideas for cleaning and organization. Just everyday tips and tricks you don’t normally think to do. There are some tips on using certain items for cleaning that I did not know about at all. There were so many that as I read sections of the book, I would highlight all that applied (which was a lot) then I would go back and read through those again to remember them all. I have made suggestions to friends and family. It always seemed that I never had enough hours in the day. Clutter had become a way of life. This book shows how to organize yourself, how to clean, and how to stay on track with it. Even if you are organized the tips on cleaning are very helpful. Would recommend this book to anyone! I read it just in time for Spring Cleaning 🙂
~The contest begins today and ends Wednesday, 4/30 at 12pm CMT.
~One entry per person, please. (I will enter your name FIVE more times if you mention this contest on your blog or link to it in your sidebar using the html code I’ve provided here – just let me know you’ve posted in the comments so I can visit.)
~You do not have to have a blog to enter – just be sure to leave me your contact information in the comments.
~No Anonymous comments will be entered for obvious reasons.
~Random Number generator will choose the winner.
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