superdumb supervillain: Pretty Neat Giveaway

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pretty Neat Giveaway

***WINNER PICKED 3/31 WITH RANDOM.ORG***

***CONGRATULATIONS, susanlanai!!!***

her comment...
Our pantry is pretty stressful!




Pretty Neat is a book about organization that is unlike any other I've read. Instead of extolling the virtues of spreadsheets and matching desk accessories (although it very well could, being written by the women behind the Buttoned-Up line of organizational products), it asks the reader to do some soul-searching to discover what your own individual organizational style should look like so you can focus on conquering your clutter demons amidst expectations of the unrealistic portrayal of "Org Porn"– that perfectly manicured world that doesn't really seem to exist, except for in magazines.

Pretty Neat offers plenty of tips and advice from experts and "ordinary women" alike. The most compelling are based on Buttoned-Up's Three Cardinal Rules: 1) stop chasing perfection, 2) focus on the 20% of tasks that are critical and 3) learn to delegate effectively. My personal favorite tidbit is from Chapter 5 Eliminate Excuses: "Just like an oversized derriere will slow you down physically, an oversized organizational but will hold you back, too." I'm often guilty of overanalyzing whether or not I can do something before I try, stalling progress. This book reminded me that to accomplish my goals, all I need to do is be realistic, take responsibility, and then just do it, already. Stop procrastinating and making excuses for why something won't work. Focusing on the possible and the plausible is my new modus operandi.


To enter and win a copy of Pretty Neat, please comment about the area of your home or life that has become the biggest source of organizational stress. Additionally, one winner will be chosen at random from across all blogs participating in this Global Influence Network campaign to receive a $200 gift card (same as cash such as Visa or AmEx) plus a selection of Buttoned Up products (ARV: $50) to be used towards her own reasonable organizational goals for her life.


Entries will be accepted through March 21st and I'll pick the winner using Random.org. US readers are eligible.


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In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that we received a copy of the book to facilitate this review as a part of a Global Influence Network campaign and will be entered in a drawing to win a prize but all opinions are strictly my own.


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  7. That would have to be my dining table. It's where all of the school papers and homework goes. It's a total mess. I'd love a way to organize it all!

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  13. Our garage has become the biggest source of organizational stress for me. I can't find anything in there and there's no possibility of parking :( *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  15. Our pantry is pretty stressful!
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  18. Lately, I'm going to have to say it is my desk. It just seems to get out of hand almost as soon as I get it cleaned off. I think the problem is me, but some organizational tips wouldn't hurt.

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  19. Then biggest source of stress for disorganization would be my kids homework area..urggg!
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