GIVEAWAY: Sew & Stow: 31 Fun Projects to Organize Your Stuff


AAAAAAA!!!!! I am so excited to bring you this new giveaway! It’s February and all my organizational New Year’s Resolutions have been forgotten like expensive shoes and date night after baby was born. SO… you need this book as much as I do, I know it.  Sew & Stow: 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home, and Yourself! will get you crafting AND organizing AT THE SAME TIME!

To enter, just leave us a comment telling us what organization project you REALLY WISH YOU HAD TIME TO GET TO IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE CHILDREN. I’ll start: i want all of my child’s dishes to be organized in such a way that the cabinet doesn’t explode when I open the door. Ok, your turn.


Twitter the giveaway, post about it on your blog, and/or share it on facebook and leave us another comment for an additional entry. You must be a US resident. Entries will close Wednesday February 24th at midnight and a winner will be selected via Random.org.

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Emilie

I would organize my bedroom…oh wait, my sewing room…..wait, wait, my playroom……um, how 'bout I settle for my house!

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HollyandGary

Where to start?! Our office/craft room overfloweth with all the stuff that I've never organized and our master bedroom still has boxes of junk leftover from our move in August. The garage is a disaster zone and even my linen closet is a total disgrace. Sigh. Hopefully this baby eases up on my so I can get SOMETHING done before he/she shows up!

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Simple. Inspired. Homemade

I am attempting to organize my Craft room, we had a minor flood in there (almost got all my scrapbooks too) so we had to move everything out and rip up the carpet and so on. Now, moving it back in is taking forever!! I just wish someone would come and do it for me and not my husband or two kids (18 months and 5)!! Thanks for an awesome give a way!
Tina

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ChristenB

I hafta organize all my kid clothes. I have hand-me-downs for my older daughter and then hand-me-downs for my younger daughter in diaper box after diaper box. Meanwhile, still have summer clothes in the closets (we have 18+ inches of snow on the ground).

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aly

Our home office is a disaster, and every time I mak any progress there it gets junked up again immediately. So frustrating!!

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Kimberly

My linen closet is such a disaster, and don't even get me started about the plastic container cupboard in the kitchen where everything falls out when opened…. sigh….

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caligo7

I need a good way to organize just everyday clutter….junk mail, papers from my daughter's school, instruction manuals, important papers, …etc. These things are what make up the majority of disorganization in my day. It's never ending.

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Karen

I wish there was a better way to organize my kids' hand me downs, two boys and two girls equals a lot of clothes to grow into. I can't figure out how store them and keep them easily accessible at the same time.

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SandyQuilts

My children are grown but I do keep 3 GC and this summer #4 will arrive. I'm a keeper so I'd like to clean out the 'barn' where tons of goodies are stored.

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Lynne

It has to be the kitchen. It needs to be renovated but it won't be for a few years yet. The bottom cupboards are a complete disaster and there is almost no drawers. If I at least organised our stuff, it would help! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kathryn

I just had my third child 4 weeks ago and had to move my sewing/crafting space into my bedroom. It has been a wreck ever since! I would LOVE to get that space (and my whole bedroom) organized and less cluttered!

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Catherine

All the paperwork! Ack! School papers, notes home, appointments, bills, coupons, ads, magazine tear-outs…we're drowning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Lauren

I have this feeling that life will become a thousand times simpler once I organize my studio…more specifically my fabrics and papers. Having a new baby has slowly taken over my TO DO list!

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Sandra

I have no designated craft space or room, so I'd love to/need to organize a small corner of my apartment to handle the oodles of paper, yarn, fabric, stamps, and who knows what else, because there is a lot of it!

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Jaime

No kids, but I have a devilish little boy (my dog) who loves getting his teeth on everything. I'd love to better organize my whole apartment. It's difficult trying to have sewing projects going on when you live in a 250 sq ft apartment!

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EHC

We used to pride ourselves on actually being able to park in the garage, but it has all gone out the window since Baby E. was born. I would love to be able to brag about this again!

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Kirsten W.

Oh yeah, the closets need organizing and purging for sure. The nursery closet, our bedroom closet and our basement is like one big closet! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amie

the unfinished part of our basement (AKA "the black hole"). It's where everything gets tossed until that magical time when I'll be able to get to it. Does that time ever come? I'm beginning to wonder. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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mrswaddleduck

Pick me, pick me!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'd love to organize that closet you dump everything in and then quickly close the door before things can fall out on top of you…

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Tegan Aubrie | Twelve13

In all honesty I think my husband would like me to get my craft organized more than I'd like to get them organized. Projects sit on the kitchen table because I can't find what I need to finish them (they're in the hall closet somewhere…)

This would be a fun book to win!

tegan{dot}mauldin{at}gmail

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Amanda

I need a great way to organize all the kid toys. They are currently all thrown in one storage bin leaving all kinds of random pieces lying around. Not a good solution. HELP!

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gina

we own an old bungalow that has exactly 2 closets in the entire house. did i mention they are small? so, before the baby we turned an entire room into a storage space that we lovingly billed "the crap room." it has shelves, bins, baskets, racks and i STILL can't find anything. i would love to (a) get all of my art supplies out of there and (b) weed out the "stuff" so the room doesn't have to remain off limits for eternity.

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The Oxford Family

Great giveaway! I would love to organize my craft/laundry room…and I would LOVE my garage to be organized but I don't really want to be the one to do it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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erica

I want to organize my 1 year old's closet!!! He's only 1, but he already has soooo many clothes. Hand me downs from my older son and tons of clothes that were given to me by a friend, not to mention some that were actually bought new. The good thing is he will not need clothes until he is 5. The bad thing is we can't get to them because they are disorganized in tupperware boxes in the bottom of his closet. They need to be organized by size and the ones he can wear now need to be hung up… ou vey….

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RAENOVATE

for the life of me i cannot keep my tupperware organized! every time i open the cabinet random lids fly about. this would be a huge giveaway win!

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The Frog :)

My fabric stash! I do not have the ability to organize it the way it should be. My sewing room (the guest bedroom) has fabric laying all over!

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Jennifer Thompson

I would take the time to sort out all the boy and girl toys and put all the little pieces back to the toy they belong to, and then in their respective room. It makes me tired just thinking about it!

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Dallin and Janelle Lewis

Oh my gosh, where to start!
I think that I would organize my bookshelf better. I don't pay to much attention to making it pretty because I know that no matter what I do, the bottom half of it will get thrown on the floor. It's a daily occurrence, I'm sure others can sympathize.

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Crafterella

I personally need an organization fairy to come and just do everything, but I reeeeaaaallllly need to organize my studio, so I can stop replacing tools that I can't find, but I know are here somewhere.

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kpmattingly

I would LOVE to get my craft stuff organized so that when I do have a free 15 minutes, I can actually get something accomplished during that time instead of looking for everything I need.

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Faith

I would love to organize my son's closet… I can't get to it very easily because he likes to throw stuff out of it while "helping" It's a mess right now!

faithcarpenter at gmail dot com

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Lily Darger

I have a cabinet full of leftover containers. All just smushed in there as tight as can be. When I'm emptying the dishwasher or drying rack, I usually have a baby on my hip and there's no way!

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Linda at Roscoe's Ma

I love to organize things and wish I had the time to straighten out my quilting patterns and magazines and that stack of quilting stuff that needs some attention…does everyone have a stack like that?

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Paiges of Style

I would like for the clothes in my bottom dresser drawers to remain folded. My one year old loves to pull everything out. And for every other inch of my house to be organized, it's pretty bad around here.

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Becky Freeman

I would love to have a special place in my basement for my boys to play while mommy does all her crafty projects, but for now my house is old and tiny and ever so full of clutter!

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me

I don't have any kids of my own, do my down-the-street-toddler-nieces count? Because they are over all the time, I really want to organize the toys we have for them here as well as all the other fun stuff they love to play with, as well as the things they shouldn't (like the permanent markers and my sewing supplies!).

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sara Albers

I would love love love to have the time to once and for all organize my laundry room/linen closet/pantry/everything!!

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Shelley

Definitley my pots and pans. They sit on the shelf on the bottom of my island and even though I use them every day they still gather dust (and dog hair!) I have peg board to put up on the wall to hang them but have not gotten around to it yet (you know, after two years).

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mab

We just got a minivan and I love the space! I don't love how toys, diapers, old bananas, and sippy cups have taken over the space. (Seriously, I found 2 old bananas in there tonight. NASTY!) I want to make some organizers to keep everything from being a big ol sliding around mess.

Thanks for the chance to enter!

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Ganner

Easy – my garage needs a good clean-out so that I can start filling it with all the clutter from the house so that I can actually start to sew again without it taking 15 minutes to set up.

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Truly

i have about 4 closets in my house that desperately need attention. ah, to have 3 or 4 hours to attack them with organization!

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Jenny Lynn

I don't have kids yet. And that's scary because I have a lot of things I want to get done now and can't find the time to do. I can't imagine what my list will look like when I DO have kids!

Right now, I would love to get my recipes organized!

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Jenn

I would organize (or MAKE!) a place where I can leave the sewing machine out and actually sew when I want to. Now it's in a box in the closet and I have to lug it out every time I want to do something because my little one would be ALL OVER it otherwise! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your blog, BTW.

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Dawn

I'm a pretty organized person but not when it comes to my kids school work/art work…I've saved every paper since preschool (that's a lot of paper since they are 5 & 8)!!!

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Iris

My office/craft room is a disaster. I sort of know where things are but not really. I have a fantasy where my husband takes care of my kiddos and all of their needs while I get 5 hours of uninterrupted organizing time in that office. *sigh* Oh and part of that fantasy is that there is a place for everything in there.

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Amanda

By far my crafting space. When I started, I had no idea it would take up so much space! Now it is overrunning our bedroom. aaahhhhh!

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Hannah Pelletier

I would love to have all my craft things in one place, right now there is fabric in boxes under the eves, markers and stickers in the bottom of three desk drawers, and everything else in random places around the house. I have to go hunting when I actually have time to craft!

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Shalah

I know this is oft-repeated but I would love to get all my craft supplies organized together. It would allow me to make the best use of my limited crafting time! Thanks for the chance to win!

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ellen

Craft Room, that really is "everything for the family" room. It has to serve this dual purpose, or I can't have it. So I need good ways to store all of those important files and "things" that the family needs (batteries, paper, extra toys, you name it).

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Amy

I would love to have my craft and sewing area more organized. Everything just gets thrown on the desks because there is no place for anything! oy!!! Thank you for such a great giveaway!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jessica

I actually DID organize my craft room last month and I love it so much.

Now I need to get to organizing all my kid's outgrown clothes. But first I have to soak them all in oxy-clean because the kid used to spit up like a sprinkler for the first 6 months. Glad that's over with.

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emily

I would organize MY BRAIN. I feel like I am constantly spending my time and energy helping to make the lives of those around me easier, and I don't have enough time to organize my own thoughts (dreams, wishlists, projects I want to do, etc). What I need to learn to do is concentrate on ME a little more, so that I can organize life, so that I can finally get to organizing my brain… and be a little less stressed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Melissa Renshaw

I dream of days where the linens are beautifully folded and all the rest of the contents of said cupboard smiled back at me when the cupboard doors opened and the light shines down on them.

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Kunklebaby

I would clean up and organize my bedroom. It's the place everything gets crammed into and never really "finished". The kids stuff and parts of the house people actually see, always come first.
Thanks for the fun giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Heather

Photos, photos, photos. I would love to get caught up on organizing all the cute photos of my kids before I forget how old they were in them.

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Sarah

I too want my kids' dishes organized so they don't fall out of the cabinet! And their toys organized so they're not piled on the floor in front of the toy bins. And books organized…
I could go on & on – sigh!

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Dottie from Modern Kiddo

Where oh where to begin?!?

My foyer looks like it was hit by a tsunami of chaos. Yes, it is THAT BAD. Bills, electrical cords. misc. mittens, baby teething toys, and random balls of yarn. Innocent baskets that were part of a vague organization attempt a year ago are now waving white flags of defeat under piles and piles of stuff. If I just had two hours of being awake I could transform this section. I know it!

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Kelly Smith

I would LOVE ideas on how to organize my craft room that I share with my 3 crafty daughters as well. It is impossible to keep it neat and clean!! Please pick me for the giveaway and help me re-organize my life!!

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Rachel

I'm just found out I'm going to have my first baby so I guess you could say I'm hoping to organize EVERYTHING for my baby's room. Is this possible? Also have a craft room in process-I don't think you can ever be too organized in there!

(This book looks so fabulous I had to blog about it myself!)

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DiSailsToo

This book is on my Wish list at Amazon! I have been organizing my craft/sewing room for the past couple of weeks and have most of the major stuff done. My problem is with the odds and ends stuff – how to organize and categorize all the little stuff so that I can find it when I need it. I want to be able to go to a drawer or basket and pull out whatever I need when I need it without having to go through ever box/bin I have to find it, kwim?

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Chip

All my photos. Of course I wouldn't have so many photos without my kiddies, but I have soooo many that I don't even know where to start.

chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Susan

My coat closet is the stuff of horror movies. If you go in there, it's fairly likely you won't be coming back. Gah.
Thanks for the chance to win!

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PumpkinFreckles

I'd like to organize my daughter's toys. There are honestly too many and she is overwhelmed. I want to cut in half, but every time I start to do it I get overwhelmed too.

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Ashley

i'm in need of making fabric boxes for my bookshelf and next to my desk and have yet to get around to it! soon, hopefully

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Stacy

Would LOVE to get into all my crafty bits and get that cleaned up so that when the inspiration comes I can actually finish the project! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kat @ KaydeeBunz

My hubbs just made me a craft room, but it is all just one big crazy mess!! I can move around it, and I have little tupperwares here and there, but Id love to have it all professionally organized and looking GREAT for all these great summer projects I want to do!!

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Candice

For the lent season I am working through the book 'apartment therapy' and detoxing my home emotionally, spiritually, and physically :-). I have a lot to do and am LOVING it. Organizing will soon be icing on the cake. I am going to sew my way from Easter to summer!

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mariacarolinacs

I would love to have time/patience to organize my pots, pans and lids! It's always a mess, and I can never seem to find to right lid to the very pot I'm cooking with!

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Heidi

love.love.love to organize….i am now wanting to concentrate on MY little corner in our basement. Just a space for me NOT the kids…have the perfect old,vintage store counter to use, BUT having a hard time on what and how to make the most of the open space it provides. want it to be a organized, fun, creative space!!

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amber

I would like 'someone else' to organise our study…. which is our house's junk room. You know, the room you throw stuff into when people are coming over and you can't see the dining table for all the stuff on it? A haven in which to create would be great. I just can't seem to make myself use precious nap time to clean up this avalanche!

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Tara

is there a project in there involving organizing fabric? it's currently exploding out of my china hutch (inappropriate storage solution #1) in piles. hopefully you've gotta solution that will use some of the fabric to stow the fabric ; ).

just found your site via smile & wave. love love love it.

tara
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

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Anonymous

I would love to organize my office. It is currently housing firewood, 2 broken printers, and all of the stuff that doesn't have a home. It looks like a mail truck collided with a wood chipper in there.

sireia (at) yahoo (dot) com

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Kira

I would love to get all my craft stuff organized- That way it would be easily accessible and I would actually do more crafts… I dont do as many as I would like because it takes soo much work to get everything together.

kiraconley@gmail.com

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ESax

pick me! pick me!

so much, where do i begin? baby's closet, dishes in the kitchen, laundry room, pantry…. just to start….lol

Eairy

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Brooke McLane

I would love to organize our office, right now it is a disaster. I hope to someday have part of our office as my craft area where I can work on projects as I have a few minutes her and there.

brookemclane(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you for the chance to win!

Brooke

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Amy

this is a great giveaway. i have been loving your blog and am excited to get making things for our upcoming baby.

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Amy

I would love to organize my 'fancy cutlery' box. The very expensive cutlery set we received for our wedding unfortunately didn't come with dividers in the box ๐Ÿ™ All 60 pieces are a jumbled mess – it is so not befitting of such a lovely set. I would love to sew a fabric divider to slip into the box. It would separate and protect the utensils, and display them in all their glory.

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Corrin

I LOVE to organize. Right now I need to organize our wedding photos so that I can make a digital album and get it printed. Only been married 3.5 years. Not too late, right?

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GirlHouse

Our guest room. Everything that was in our 'extra room' got moved to the guest room….to make the 'extra room' in to the babys room.

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kristen

Yay! We are setting up a play room (so I get my office/craft room back!) and I would love some ideas to organize the toys/books/balls!

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Melody

I wish I could organize myself a crafting area, so that I don't have sewing in this closet, crocheting in THIS closet, jewelry in this closet…you get the point! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kara

I would love to take everything off my kitchen cupboards and organize/downsize all the stuff that has accumulated there.

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Trish

Every closet in my house needs help in a major way! I think I may have just had the epiphany that closets are not just to hide our stuff but actually nifty little rooms and I'd love to open a closet door and feel happy to see how pretty things look.

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kathy

Well, it's not so much the kids that are keeping me from my project, but I tell you what. I'd love to organize our office/craft space in such a way that when I need something for a party I don't have to turn the room into a disaster area to get what I need…

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kris@thebigboat

I need to organize the craft/sewing space which is taking over the corner of my living room! I keep putting things in baskets, but there is no-where to put the baskets! Maybe if we didn't have 600 children's books in the house as well… but …

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shannon williamson

The dishes, spoons, bottle parts, sippy cup parts, etc. etc. that are always sitting and drying on the kitchen countertop. I have had to get used to the clutter to a point but haven't ever found that perfect solution. Still hoping a prudent mama will come up with one. that would be PRUDENT! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Julie Link

I would like to organize all the ideas I find on blogs! My delicious tags are out of control!

In the house I'd like to organize the linen closet…shelf for each size of sheets, towels by size, etc.

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Anonymous

My closet, I need to take out all the clothes and other paraphenalia and purge. I think hubs and I have clothes from 10 years of marraige in there. i need to set aside a whole day with him and be diligent.
christina
cmtaylor@live.com

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Carrie

I wish I had time to organize my office supplies and our arts and crafts better! I also really need to go through the children's books and pull ones we aren't reading anymore. We are SO out of space on our bookshelves.

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'rissa

I wish I had more time to organise my knitting patterns, I have all the folders and pretty paper to cover the folders and the plastic sleeves and pile of printed out patterns….they just haven't managed to merge as yet. And of course I'd love to organise my yarn, but it's just sitting in random plastic tubs and green bags in wardrobes and under beds and where ever else I can stuff it….the curse of a HUGE stash and not enough time to knit it!

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Tanya Lawrence

I have been trying to organize my fabrics for months…the pile just keeps growing & growing…I see all these pretty craft spaces neatly colorized!..One day I will get to it! One day!!!

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kayla

I want to organize all of our family pictures!!! I need to just set a date to have it done by…maybe actually putting this into words will make it happen!

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kayla

I shared the giveaway on Facebook…as if my FB friends don't already know how obsessed I am with crafting and such. Ha.

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Beccalynn

Um… I need everything. I currently sew in my kitchen from boxes pulled up from down stairs where we're not completely unpacked yet. I want a craft room with lots of cabinets, shelves, and little baskets to put stuff in and I want a center island in the middle to work on. Oh, my dream…

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Practically Spent

Oh brother, where to start. I think I'd go with happy-fabric bins for the girls' papers and supplies, and then move on to mine. (You know how Mom always comes last.)

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Susan

My sewing studio always has to re-organized. I am an sloppy sewer. The kitchen also. The kids never put things where they belong.

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