New Year’s Organizing Revolution…

December 27, 2012

We are about to enter a new year, and with that comes the opportunity for new ideas, new beginnings, new resolutions, and new changes. To bring in the new year “2013” blogger style, 6 “Top Organizing Bloggers” have decided to host a fabulous and exciting ORGANIZING PRIZE CHALLENGE. What that means is – if you devote the next 4 weeks (beginning on 12/31) to following us and organizing one space in your home each week, you will have 4 wonderfully organized spaces, the chance to win some amazing prizes, and 6 amazing new blog friends to follow and inspire you in the new year! Sound like something you are interested in? Read on…

Organizing Revolution "Prize" Challenge -- Ask Anna

Each Monday starting, December 31st, we will announce the room, or area, and give you ALL week to work on that space – even if it’s just a drawer in that area or the WHOLE room {it’s totally up to you}. Then, YOU take pictures – nice ones with your cell phone or you camera. You post them on your blog or on your Pinterest board and we are going to have a HUGE link party and everyone will VOTE on whose they like the best. So YOU can win!!

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December 31st ~ 1st challenge and link party begins: Office
January 4-6th ~ Vote for your favorite organized space!

January 7th ~ 2nd challenge and link party begins: Kitchen
January 11-13th ~ Vote for your favorite organized space!

January 14th ~ 3rd challenge and link party begins: Closets
January 18-20 ~ Vote for your favorite organized space!

January 21st ~ 4th challenge and link party begins: Family room/PlayroomJanuary 25-27th ~ Vote for your favorite organized space!

January 28-30th ~ Grand Prize voting begins, vote for your favorite organized space!
January 31st ~ Grand Prize winners announced!

What do you get for all this hard work? Oh. My. Goodness. PRIZES — Yes, cool, big prizes!! Here are the prizes you will have a chance to win.



Prize- Oreck VersaVac, $249.99 value
Oreck’s newest, most versatile vacuum: The VersaVac™, a full-powered bagless vacuum cleaner that is also a steam mop. The ultimate multi-functional, multi-surface cleaner, VersaVac is powerful and is easy to use — on all floor types. With its incredible suction, an on/off brushroll and adjustable steam settings, the VersaVac has all the power and performance you expect from Oreck. So forget the broom, the dustpan, the messy bucket and mop. With its dual functions, the multi-tasking VersaVac eliminates the need for multiple cleaning tools!


Prize – $100 gift certificate to Clean Mama Printables
Who says homekeeping and organizing can’t be adorable, fun AND easily implemented into your life? Home of the ORIGINAL printable homekeeping kit concept, including The Cleaning Kit, The Budget + Bill Pay Kit, The Resolution Kit, The Starter Kit and more!Clean Mama Printables is THE BEST place to get homekeeping printables that REALLY work for you AND make your life easier! Clean Mama Printables specializes in original organizational documents designed to take the WORK out of organizing your life.


Prize – JOYS Collection $139 Value
Helping you find paper peace. Just Organize Your Stuff or JOYS is a collection of paper organizing techniques, philosophies, exercises and home filing system tools to help you create your personal home filing solution. A fresh twist on the old-fashioned filing techniques fit for your modern lifestyle.


Prize – NeatReceipts, a $199.95 value

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Neat® is the developer of several cloud-based Digital Filing System solutions, designed to manage personal information with ease and simplicity in order to save time and increase productivity. NeatReceipts® is a portable scanner and Digital Filing System, weighing less than a pound, making on-the-go organization a cinch. NeatReceipts also includes Neat’s unique software that identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards, and documents to automatically organize it for you. All scanned and imported documents can be searched by keyword in Neat’s software so that you can find exactly what you need. Now, users have seamless access to their information from anytime, anywhere via NeatCloud and NeatMobile.


Prize- $101 Scentsy gift pack
Scentsy offers wax bars in over 80 different fragrances and over 75 different warmers in three different sizes. Scentsy has a patented technology that uses a low watt light bulb to warm a wax with a low melting temperature. This ensures lower temperatures to avoid burns and no open flames to avoid fire risks. Scentsy also offers a lot more than just warmers and wax though! Scentsy also has room sprays, scent circles, travel tins, buddies & baby buddies for the little ones in your life, and scent paks. Check out my website to learn more information and shop these great products!


Prize- 1 yr membership & a free copy of Slow Cookers e-Book
5 dinners in 1 hour is am make ahead meal plan system for effortless weeknight dinners. This is menu planning made easy. Spend 1 hour in the kitchen and have 5 dinners assembled for the week. Just bake, broil, slow cook or grill to have dinner on the table faster than going to the drive thru lane. Choose from Classic, Clean Eating and Gluten free plans. Each menu comes with recipes (including side dish suggestions), grocery list, assembly directions and cooking instructions all in an easy to follow format.


Prize – $100 Fridge Coaster Gift Certificate
Don’t you hate scrubbing your refrigerator bins and surfaces? So do we! And now you don’t have to. We’re the husband and wife duo behind Fridge Coaster. Fridge Coasters are super absorbent “liners” that come in different sizes to fit all high traffic areas of your refrigerator. Place under produce in the crispers to keep your veggies fresh longer, or under milk and salad dressing in the doors to absorb drips that would normally dry to the bottom of your bin, ewww. Fridge Coasters provide time saving function and fashion to the inside of your refrigerator. In addition, we’re really proud to say that our sustainable product is made 100% in the USA of 30% (or more) post consumer product. We then use a UV-dried printing process which means the ink never bleeds beyond its original printed shape even when fully submerged in water! How awesome is that? Long story short, Fridge Coasters will save you a ton of time and put a smile on your face every time you open the fridge.


Prize – $197 value Power Productivity Program
Alejandra Costello is a Certified Professional Organizer who shows individuals how to become more organized and productive on a daily basis by setting up systems that work for their own organizing style. Alejandra started her company,, in 2008 at the age of 23 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with thousands of people in over 100 countries around the world. Formerly an IT engineer, Alejandra was named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV. Her expertise has been featured in HGTV, The Washington Post, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, The Washington Times, CBS, NewsChannel8, and Mashable. Sign up for her FREE 7-Day “Jumpstart” Video Series on her website to start getting organized today!


Prize – $100 Gift Certificate to A Time For Everything
I am passionate about people living within their means and getting out of debt, but I don’t believe a cash system of budgeting has to mean tattered paper envelopes reinforced with packing tape! I offer a variety of lovely cash envelope system wallets with the hope that each of my customers can find a product that fits her budget, appeals to her personal taste, and functionally suits her needs. My wallets and accessories are handmade by me using designer laminated cotton which is lightweight yet very durable, CPSIA compliant, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates. Live within your means with style!


Prize- Sophisticated File Tote, a $66.00 value
Clever Container is an organizing product direct sales company committed to providing top quality, unique products and solutions to reduce the stress of an organizational task. We have products for kitchens, crafts, closets, drawers, children, storage, offices, and more.
Clever Container Consultants provide organizing tips, techniques, and products to help simplify your life in a fun, relaxed setting. Consultants demonstrate the products, provide multiple uses, and share organizing tips which you can use as soon as you get home. Our motto is “It’s not just the product, it’s the process.”
As a professional organizer striving to give people the most efficient and effective home, personal lives, and businesses possible, Ashley Meyer of DBL Designs Lifestyle & Small Business Consulting found the perfect partnership with Clever Container. Through Clever Container, she brings quality, affordable organizing products to her professional organizing clients.


Prize- Rack It Off the Floor Organizer
Two moms, life-long best friends, set out to develop a practical, innovative, customizable, all-in-one storage solution for everyone in the household. Products were created and designed to meet personal challenges of dealing with clutter throughout the house & garage, unmet by existing products out in the market today. Our modular storage units have snap construction which allows for easy assembly with no tools required, including snap-on accessories. Configure the shape of the overall unit to fit any space, or split a starter kit into multiple smaller units. Ten different colors are available to fit any room décor. With door hang and wall mount options, it requires no valuable floor space. Various accessories allows a place for everything, and everything ends up in its place! Great training for young children to manage and be responsible for their personal belongings from an early age. Additional accessories and panel kits are available to expand the overall size of the storage system, or to create a smaller version of our starter kits to fit specific needs.


Prize – 1 weekday set for girls and 1 weekday set for boys
Organizables is a practical solution to the early morning chaotic demands of getting children ready for school every day. For the busy parent who has to get kids up, dressed and fed on a tight schedule, Organizables are the antidote to your morning frustrations. Organizables clothes organizers feature colors and designs that are visually appealing to kids and are easy enough for even very young children to use. At the beginning of the week, your child chooses the clothes that he or she will wear for the next five days – putting an end to weekday morning arguments over wardrobe!


Prize – $100 Gift Certificate to Thirty One Bags

It’s a new year! Time to celebrate organizing with Thirty One! Thirty One offers you a line of bags, totes, and organizational items that can be personalized to make them uniquely your own. Whether you are organizing your home, your car or yourself, Thirty One can offer you some great solutions. From large utility totes to hang up organizers to our new “Your Way” collection, Thirty One has something for everyone! Coordinating items means everything will have a place and will be easy to find! We can help with product suggestions, fabric choices and embroidery ideas. The possibilities are endless!



How to Prepare.

Look for 2 helpful posts tomorrow – one from Ask Anna, where she will teach you how to take fabulous photos {so you can win BIG prizes!}. The other one will be from Becky at Organizing Made Fun. She will be teaching you how to set up a Pinterest Board and link it to our party. Both of these posts will be great resources to help you win some of these fantastic prizes!!

Meet the hostesses.

If you don’t already follow them on Facebook or Pinterest you’ll need to in order to be eligible to win all those great prizes. You’ll be glad you did, they all have some great organizing tips!



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Here is a button for you to get started! Put it on your blog and spread the word about this huge challenge! You can also tell your family that you’re getting organized this year and “wow” them by actually tackling a room in your home each week!

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Good luck!!! I can’t wait to check out your spaces {and vote} at all the link parties!!! We will see you on 12/31 for the first of 4 prize challenges! ** Due to rules and regulations, please note that this challenge and the allocation of prizes is only open to those 18 and older, residing in the US.

Organizing Revolution "Prize" Challenge -- Ask Anna

7 comments on “New Year’s Organizing Revolution…

  1. Stacey-Lee says:

    Is this open to Australian residents? I’m guessing by some of the prizes (shipping-wise) it wouldn’t be but thought I’d check.

  2. Marisa says:

    I’m so excited to have found this! I was just commenting on Facebook about my need to organize with the new year approaching and now you gave an added incentive to do so! Bravo!! Can’t wait to get started!

  3. Oh sounds fun and something I definitely need! I’ll try to keep up with you guys and participate 🙂

  4. Debbie says:

    I don’t live in the States, but this looks like it would be a fun challenge!
    Debbie 🙂

  5. Robbie says:

    I was just working on organizing the coat closet and realized, “I should have taken a before picture incase it’s one of the areas in the organizing challenge!”

  6. Tiya Oppold says:


    I have never tried to join a link party. I have read & reread the instructions & cannot figure out how to add my Pinterest to the party!

    I am desperate!


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