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1-2-3…Get Organized Review And Giveaway

January 16, 2009 by  
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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to become a more organized person. I have never had the need to get organized…or so I thought. Because I kept pushing this off I became surrounded by clutter everywhere, in every area of my life my office, my kitchen, my kids rooms, everywhere. I was lost and had no idea how to start getting things cleaned up and decluttered.

How lucky was I to be contacted by Beverly Coggins, professional organizer and  author of the great set of books, the 1-2-3…Get Organized series. What perfect timing, and can I say that these books are set up to not be daunting? I am serious they are small, short (ranging from 23-32 pages) and very precise that after i read them I was ready to take on the world… okay, maybe not the world, but at least my office space and kitchen.

book set

The complete series consists of the following:

  • Three Steps to Decluttering
  • Three Steps to Organizing Your Office
  • Three Steps to Time Management at the Office
  • Three Steps to Clever Cleaning
  • Three Steps to Organizing Your Kitchen
  • Three Steps to Organizing Your Child’s Room
  • Three Steps to Time Management for the Stay at Home Mom

These books are amazing and offer an array of ways to take charge of things and get the clutter under control. The first thing I started on was my “office” area. You would not believe the piles of things everywhere, which always leads to frustration when my toddler comes along and pulls everything down. So that was a great starting point for me. So after saying goodbye to the clutter and all that I never even used or needed and actually designating areas for everything that I have going on, I feel like I can breathe again in my little space.

From “What matters most” to “Making a plan that works” and finally “Cheating time – getting more than 60 minutes out of an hour”, I moved on to my kitchen and I will say the tips in this book helped me prioritize what I needed, what I didn’t need and what I never even used (who knew I had 5 cork screws?), to make my kitchen look more like a kitchen and not a catch-all room.

I am so pleased with this series and I have learned so many new tips from reading these books that I am happy to say that with the help of Beverly Coggins (who is also offering a new coaching service that ties in with the new year – rethinking your life.) I am able to offer a Dirty Shirt reader a set of three books from this series. These will be the three up for grabs:

  • Three Steps to Organizing Your Office
  • Three Steps to Organizing Your Child’s Room
  • Three Steps to Time Management for the Stay-at-Home Mom

Rules are below:

  • MAIN RULE – Tell me in comments the one area in your life where you need the most help organizing. (remember if this rule is not followed then no others will count)
  • 1 Extra Entry – Subscribe to my RSS feed or by email (or let me know if you already are) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Stumble this post and leave your Stumble name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Favorite The Dirty Shirt in Technorati and leave your name (I will be checking) in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry – Follow me on Twitter (button in subscribe section on on the right sidebar) and let me know your Twitter name in a separate comment
  • 1 Extra Entry for Tweeting about this giveaway. Please leave direct URL in comments so I can check.
  • 2 Extra Entries – Write a post on your blog linking to my blog and to the 1-2-3 Get Organized website.

This giveaway will run through midnight on January 30, with winner being announced the morning of  January 31. Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and submitted to PRIZEYWinners as well as notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

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154 Responses to “1-2-3…Get Organized Review And Giveaway”
  1. Tonya says:

    I really need to find some organization for my STUFF,meaning spatially I have enough room for everything but I have no idea where to put it all.I know the obvious stuff,but what about the not so obvious stuff?

  2. Tonya says:

    I subscribe via Google reader using blssdmmm1 at gmail dot com.I only use address in box for contests.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I need help organizing all of our schedules, it is chaotic juggling the lives of 5 people.

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  4. Jennifer says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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  5. Jennifer says:

    Fav’d on Technorati (knittingmomof3)

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    I tried 3 ways to Stumble your page. I do not have problems stumbling others, I am listed as (jkindred3)

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  7. Jennifer says:

    I follow you on Twitter. (knittingmomof3)

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  8. Lori says:

    I definitely need to organize my “stuff” My basement is full of old photos and momentos. I would have more peace knowing that it was not in such disarray :)

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  9. Lori says:

    I am an email subscriber :)

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  10. Lori says:

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  11. Becky says:

    I need help with everything – I feel like I’m running crazy most of the time – always late and stuff only half done. I have a small business in my home – so I think the most helpful would be time management in the office. I go between work, laundry, dishes, carpooling, etc. I need to set some boundaries for when it is “office” time and really accomplish something during that time.

  12. Erin says:

    I need help organizing the kitchen and food menus!

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  13. Erin says:

    I’m a rss subscriber.

  14. Erin says:

    Your button is on my blog

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  15. Cindi says:

    This is our family’s decluttering year! We have lived in this home for over 5 years and more is still in boxes than unpacked! Each of our two sons have just rearranged their rooms and we got rid and donated a lot of stuff! Also, I am a stay at home mom and seem to never get enough done or organized. I would love to utilize these fantastic products. Many thanks, Cindi

  16. Cindi says:

    I am a subscriber! Thanks, Cindi

  17. Jennifer says:

    My house! We moved into a smaller home recently and I am overwhelmed by clutter!

  18. Jennifer says:

    I’m following you on twitter

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  19. juicebox mom says:

    Definitely my home office! cool product

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  20. juicebox mom says:

    subscriber!

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  21. Karla Reader says:

    My kitchen needs the most help.

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  22. rockcitysmith says:

    subscriber

  23. rockcitysmith says:

    need the most help in my office :-)

  24. ellen cunningham says:

    I could use some help keeping the paperwork for our taxes organized. Thanks for the chance.

  25. ellen cunningham says:

    I am a subscriber.

  26. Marcia says:

    I need help decluttering my WHOLE house!

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  27. Marcia says:

    I follow you on Twitter…..

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  28. Staci A says:

    I definitely need help decluttering. I have this awful habit of holding onto things we really don’t need anymore. Seems like I really need help to declutter and organize what we keep better (rather than tons of tupperware in the basement)!

  29. Staci A says:

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  30. Staci A says:

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  31. Staci A says:

    And I follow on Twitter-MommaStaciA.
    Thanks!

  32. judy brittle says:

    I need help with my home office. Its a total mess.

  33. judy brittle says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  34. judy brittle says:

    I follow on Twitter
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  35. Miss Mouthy says:

    I need help with time management. Where does my day go? Seriously, matching socks doesn’t really take from lunch until dinner, does it?

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  36. Miss Mouthy says:

    RSS feed rocks!

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  37. Miss Mouthy says:

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  38. Miss Mouthy says:

    I twitter you with mommyfinds

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  39. Jamie Z says:

    I need the most help in my kids toy room!

  40. Jamie Z says:

    I subscribe

  41. Kelly B says:

    EVERYWHERE….ha ha haa… I need help better organizing my kitchen and I need ideas about oganizing all my girls’ baby doll stuff… I have the basket system in my son’s room that needs tweaking but the girls’ babies are about to take over the house!!!

    Kelly B´s last blog post..GIrls Night!!!

  42. mary green says:

    I need help staying organzed!

  43. Kelly B says:

    I’m a subscriber:)

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  44. Peggy Gorman says:

    The one area in your life where you need the most help organizing.
    I would say everywhere! I had to drop everything and live at my Mom’s house for a few months,she is total care so she isn’t to be left alone so, I have a domano effect for my life because everything I had under control went out the window. I now have to organize everything in my life ,from decluttering,to time management ,clever cleaning because now its two homes and the top one for me organizing my kicthen.
    This look a great set,count me in

  45. Peggy Gorman says:

    I subscribe

  46. mary green says:

    I need help getting organized.

  47. Timothy Selig says:

    I need organizing in my bedroom

  48. Timothy Selig says:

    I am a email subscriber

  49. gahome2mom says:

    I need more organization with blogging and contest. I could use more with homeschooling and meals. I don’t like meal planning.

    gahome2mom´s last blog post..FREE $100 Shopping Spree Contest

  50. Ginnie says:

    It would probably be a toss-up between my desk and my scrapbooking area. I have too much stuff!

  51. Ginnie says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  52. Jill says:

    Since I now work out of my home and my husband has the actual “office” i have to make due with our dining room table. Any help I can get 2 get that organized would be fantastic!

  53. Jill says:

    I subscribe via email

  54. Jill says:

    I follow you on twitter as jillnfilm

  55. jeanne says:

    My office….that is the place I need the most organizing.
    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  56. jeanne says:

    I subscribe via email
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  57. jeanne says:

    stumbled this post – bloggyfinds
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  58. jeanne says:

    I have faved at Technorati – BloggyFinds
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  59. jeanne says:

    following on twitter/tweeted this post
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  60. jeanne says:

    forgot to leave tweet link (don’t mean to double post)
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  61. Pat says:

    Need more organizing in the garage.

  62. jeanne says:

    blogged this post w/link backs here:
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  63. The one area in which I need the most organizing help? There are so many! I used to be extremely organized and have let it go too far the other way. I need to get my desk at home organized so that writing and financial record keeping are easier to do. That would be number one. Next would be organizing the kitchen to make meal planning easier. Then on to the living room, bedrooms, and bath. One step at a time.

    Diane L. Harris´s last blog post..Morning Devotion 1-16-09

  64. Kara says:

    I have two spaces that I would need the most help organizing… my office and my laundry area. Both are always chaotic!
    millkara [at] gmail.com

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  65. Kara says:

    I’m a subscriber via email.

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  66. WonderfullyMade729 says:

    I need help organizing my finances… receipts, checkbooks, bills, etc.

  67. WonderfullyMade729 says:

    subscribed!

  68. WonderfullyMade729 says:

    following on twitter! (britzy2)

  69. Sharon C says:

    I need help organizing the business and personal PAPERS in my life.

  70. Heather H. says:

    Lately I feel like I need organization in all parts of my life. My work, my stuff – everything. :)

  71. Heather H. says:

    I subscribe.

  72. Valerie M says:

    need help organizing my home office

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  73. Valerie M says:

    email subscriber

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  74. Valerie M says:

    technorati fav
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  75. Valerie M says:

    twitter follower
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  76. I need help with organzing my important paperwork and my childrens pictures.

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  77. Email subscriber

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  78. I follow you on twitter as mommyjen99

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  79. Deirdre says:

    I need the most help with organizing our office – it has become a dumping ground and very overwhelming at the moment

  80. Deirdre says:

    I am an email subscriber

  81. Ursula says:

    My office and family papers. The kids bring home so many things from school, mail, doctors’ appointments and notes. It’s hard keeping everything in order. Also, laundry is a challenge for me. And what to do with all the clothes that no longer fit. I HATE to throw things away or giveaway that I’ve paid so much money for. Whew! I guess I could really use some help. Thanks.

  82. Ursula says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  83. Ursula says:

    Follow you on Twitter…uheeter

  84. Nikki says:

    I need the most help organizing my business stuff. I use to make and sell jewelry but once I got preggo I packed everything away. Now I have tons and tons of boxes, paperwork, magazines not to mention emails and regular mail to try and organize. Help!

  85. Kristi says:

    I stumbled as disneymum

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  86. Kristi says:

    I am an email subscriber

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  87. Kristi says:

    I need most organization help with toys and paperwork

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  88. I need the most organization help with my COUPONS! and my time management also and my childrens room. Oh was I only supposed to pick one???

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  89. Marianne says:

    My main problem is decluttering – the entire house needs it!

    Marianne
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  90. Julie says:

    Organizing my kids’ rooms.

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  91. Julie says:

    Follow on Technorati (Mom2Ways)

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  92. Julie says:

    I follow you on Twitter (Mom2Ways).

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  93. reeva says:

    i subscribe

  94. reeva says:

    i need to organize my LIFE. First starting with an exercise schedule

  95. Sarah barnes says:

    Picking just 1 area of my life that I need to get organized in is too hard. I think I need to re-organize all of my life. The hardest thing that I can think of to get organized is time management. I am a SAHM of four. I homeschool the youngest 2 and I try to keep all of their schedules under control as well as the house. If I could management time better I think I would be a lot less stressed.

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  96. Angie says:

    I really need help keeping my daughter’s room organized.

  97. Angie says:

    I am a subscriber.

  98. Angie says:

    I faved this blog in technorati. user id pricousins

  99. Angie says:

    i follow you on twitter: pricousins

  100. would be my office/computer room!!!
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  101. i am a subscriber
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  102. twitter follower
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  103. twittered you(southernways)
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  104. Tia says:

    Though I need help organizing all aspects of my life, I guess I should start with my office.

  105. Tia says:

    I am a subscriber.

  106. Amy Barraclough says:

    I need help organizing my home office. I’m hoping these books will help!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  107. Amy Barraclough says:

    I’m a subscriber!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  108. Angie P says:

    I need help decluttering and organizing my home. I guess the computer room needs the most help.

  109. Kathy Conley says:

    I need help in organzing my closet – it is a mess and stresses me out!

  110. Annmarie says:

    I need the most help organizing my guest room, which becomes my “stuff to sell on ebay” and “stuff to give to charity” and “other stuff I don’t know what to do with” room when we don’t have guests over!

  111. Annmarie says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  112. Annmarie says:

    You’re in my technorati faves! (amweeks)

  113. Annmarie says:

    I follow you on Twitter! (amweeks)

  114. Jasmine says:

    I need a ton of help organizing my bedroom.

  115. Dina says:

    The areas I’d like to focus on are Decluttering and Clever Cleaning.

  116. Dina says:

    I am a subscriber.

  117. Dina says:

    Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

  118. Melissa says:

    The areas that I need to focus on- decluttering and time management for the SAHM.

  119. jjean says:

    I am expecting twins and will be a SAHM when they arrive. I really need help organizing my time and their schedule so I can have some semblance of a life (I need to sleep!). The Three Steps to Time Management for the Stay at Home Mom sounds like it really might help me. Thanks!

  120. jjean says:

    I subscribe.

  121. Brenda S. says:

    I definitely need to organize my “stuff”. Thanks!

  122. jessica c says:

    I so need organization.

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  123. Stephanie Bruce says:

    I am a terrible organizer, I need help with my office mostly. I have tackled the closets and laundry room but my office never seems to stay the way I want it. With a full time job, I am crunched for time

  124. sandra kao says:

    i most need help with decluttering the home

  125. Christina L. says:

    What area in my life doesn’t need organizing?? Goodness since I must choose one I would say my humble abode.. Thanks for a chance to win these, I sure do need them!
    Christina

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  126. Christina L. says:

    I am a subscriber, thanks!
    Christina

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  127. Christina L. says:

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  128. christin says:

    i really need to organize my entire home…its my new year’s resolution too:) this would really help:) thanks!

  129. christin says:

    i subscribe:) thanks!
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  130. Sandra S. says:

    As a stay at home mom, I really need need organizing my day. I always seem to get distracted and never get done everything that I need to do. I could also use some decluttering help. Thanks!

  131. Sandra S. says:

    I subscribe to your emails. Thanks!

  132. DianaD says:

    My craft room needs the most help. Would like to really know where everything is when I need it. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

  133. Lisa C. says:

    I need help organizing my documents like bills, paperwork, etc. It’s just in a big pile.

  134. Lisa C. says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  135. kathy pease says:

    closets are my big problem it seems like everything but the kitchen sink gets thrown in there

  136. kathy pease says:

    im a subscriber :)

  137. kathy pease says:

    following u on twitter klp1965

  138. leah says:

    I need help organizing my closet, it’s a mess.

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