Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Joyful Organizer Book Review & Giveaway

Who doesn't love to be organized? No one. What we don't love is getting or staying organized. Nope often we get buried in tasks, or paperwork and the ideal of organization at that point seems like a four-letter-word. Now add moving into the mix and selling your home and most people's heads are close to the exploding point. It's overall a frightening disaster. If you are sitting there saying "what's the big deal?" Then this isn't for you. If you're sitting there reading and nodding with a few amens every now and again, well then keep reading there is a solution!

The Joyful Organizer is a company that offers professional organizational help. The founder, Bonnie Joy Dewkett has been a life long organizer, some people are just born with that knack, the rest of us live our lives constantly digging ourselves out from under clutter and piles. :) The Joyful Organizer also offer IN home help, yes they will come to your home assess your room and then organize it for a fee! Personal shopping is also involved! Yes, The Joyful Organizer will go to the store and purchase (at your expense) the supplies necessary to organize, it just sounds magical, go to work to your messy office there, come home to a beautifully organized home-office. Although I think my favorite part is they are willing to work with children to teach them how to be organized! A list of their services can be found here. Anything else you'd like to know about this company can be found here in their FAQ section.

I reviewed The Joyful Organizer's Guide to a Happy Move and it is chalk full of details and advice from preparing your home for open houses to getting your vet records (if you're moving out of town) there are several helpful print out sheets that contain checklists to help keep yourself organized and it is wonderful to just be able to go the book to double check details. After moving 4 times in the last 5 years, I completely understand the frenzy that it can be and how things can get lost, forgotten or left undone. This book honestly would have been helpful during some of those moves. It was well written in easy to understand sections. Lots of bullet points so you don't get lost in the dredge of too many words on a page. There are some things that are in the book that seem pretty obvious, but overall I think the point that it all boils down to is that it CAN help you to get organized and if you're moving that is the KEY.

Win it! The Joyful Organizer has kindly donated one digital copy of The Joyful Organizer's Guide to a Happy Move

How to Enter
1. Leave a comment! Your first entry it's that simple! (1 entry)
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3. Blog about the giveaway with a link to The A-Priori Mommy and leave the URL to your post in the comment. (2 entries)
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry (i.e., if you blog about this giveaway, leave three separate comments stating that you did. Your comments are your actual entries.)

This giveaway will end August 6th at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.
Worldwide entries accepted!

18 comments:

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

We haven't put our house up yet because the market in our area isn't so hot but we're hoping to sell in the next few months. This will be our first official house move. I imagine this would be very helpful!

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

And I follow your blog :)

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

And hopefully this helps spread the word:

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Carrie said...

here's a comment/entry!

Carrie said...

I have your button!

Carrie said...

I follow you on twitter!

Carrie said...

I follow you here :)

Natalie Jane said...

I would love to get a little more organized!

S Club Mama said...

I also have your button on my sidebar.

I'm not sure if you changed your profile picture or I just haven't noticed it before, but I LOVE it. So beautiful.

S Club Mama said...

I am a follower!

S Club Mama said...

I love being organized, but the longer I live (haha), the less organized I seem to get (maybe it's these kids...).

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I'm always on the lookout for any new ideas I can use.

Tania (via SITS)

Kimi@SoManyKids said...

I'm also a new follower :)

Kimi@SoManyKids said...

Great giveaway.

sarah said...

I'm following you!

sarah said...

I'd love to move ~ and have a copy of this book!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

Here's my comment entry too!

Christian Mommy Writer said...

I follow you on Twitter. I am a military spouse and we move all the time! This would be helpful.