Giveaway: Organized Simplicity

Today I want to share a wonderful new book with you, and give two of you the chance to win it!

It’s really exciting to be giving away this book as it was written by our very own Tsh Oxenreider, the founder and writer of Simple Mom, and the mastermind behind the whole Simple Living Media network. It’s always exciting to see a fellow blogger progress all the way to the culmination of book deal.

I was an early reader and fan of Simple Mom, myself. Hers was one of the first blogs I read as I was getting started, and as I continued reading, I watched her numbers grow exponentially. And for good reason. I met her two years ago at Blissdom and now am honored to work with and for her her here at Simple Organic.

Tsh’s new book, Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living,
is written in the same powerful way as her blog: simple (naturally), to the point, and professional, yet all the while coming across like a chat with a friend over coffee.

Organized Simplicity is not just another guide to organizing your stuff; it’s more of a life manual. And what I love most about her premise is the idea that simple living can indeed be practical in a modern world.

The book gives you the philosophy behind this kind of simple living that seeks to make room for what matters most in life, and then gives you the tools to get it done.

I know many of us around these parts are looking to do exactly what this book will help with: simplify, use less and get back to basics, leaving time, energy and money for a life lived intentionally and joyfully.

If you’re still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, this book would be a beneficial addition to any home library. I’m going to start my new year by putting her ideas to work for my family. (It’s not too late to shop Amazon for Organized Simplicity before Christmas!)

Organized Simplicity Giveaway

Today I’m giving away a copy of Organized Simplicity to two Simple Organic readers!

Here’s how to enter:

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three.

1. Leave a comment on this post and answer this question: What’s your biggest challenge in trying to organize or simplify your life?

2. To get a second entry, follow @simple_organic and @simplemom on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve tweeted.

3. Subscribe to Simple Organic by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end on Saturday, December 18th, and midnight, PST. Good Luck!

About Nicole

Nicole can be found blogging at her lifestyle blog, and is the editor of Simple Homemade. She loves to read, sew, make ice cream, take pictures, watch baseball and go for walks by the beach with her hubby and three little kiddos. She loves anything handmade and is affectionately known as a bit of a hippie among family and friends.


  1. My biggest challenge in organizing my house is having the energy to keep up with it!

  2. Without a doubt, its my OCD!
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  3. Already follow both on Twitter (@SofiasIdeas)
    and tweeted here:
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  4. Already subscribe via Google Reader!
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  5. My biggest challenge is by far that we have too much stuff! But the two children under two, I’m not sure how to downsize.

  6. With absolutely no offense meant to him, my biggest organizing obstacle is my husband. :) But I like him anyway.
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  7. My biggest challenge is organizing and taking care of the things of my nine year old. He’s too old for me to do all his organizing for him (as I do for his younger siblings), and at the same time, he is too young to be really well-organized himself. It’s a challenge letting him learn the lessons for himself.

  8. I subscribe in a feed reader.
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  9. I already subscribe to Simple Organic through Google Reader. Love it!

  10. Deciding what needs to go, and having the energy to actually do something about it.

  11. Amy McGrath says:

    Finding the time and energy to continue the organizing once I get control of the chaos. Perhaps I need to borrow some from my 3 little ones.

  12. Amy McGrath says:

    I subscribe via RSS

  13. My biggest challenge is remembering to put things in their proper place. I let myself get so busy that I don’t always take the time to put something back after I’m done using it.

  14. I also subscribe with google reader!

  15. I subscribe! I love this blog!!
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  16. My biggest challenge is time! Time to start, and actually finish things.. with a very interested 13month old :)

  17. Organizing papers is my biggest struggle with simplifying life. Every time I turn around there is a pile of papers that need to be filed or gone through…

  18. I follow through an RSS feed.

  19. My biggest challenge is finding the time to actually get all aspects of laundry (washing, folding, and putting away) done in a timely fashion.

  20. tweeted the giveaway (happyinseattle)

  21. I’m a subscriber via google reader

  22. My biggest challenge is keeping everything organized in our small space!

  23. Sticking with the plan – I come up with some great organizational plan and it works perfect for about a month.
    Laura L´s latest post: 17 October – 23 October

  24. I follow both on Twitter!
    Laura L´s latest post: 17 October – 23 October

  25. I follow in my reader!
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  26. I subscribe via Google Reader :)

  27. I tweeted!

  28. My biggest challenge is keeping up with it week after week ;-)
    And trying to par down items with a husband that’s a little more pack-ratty then I am :-)

  29. patty-leigh says:

    my bedroom – i take care of everything else first and leave that for last.

  30. followed on Twitter and tweeted!

  31. subscribe to rss feed

  32. I subscribe with Google reader

  33. The basement! It’s so easy dumping anything excess into the basement. Hopefully soon, we can tackle organizing and cleaning up, some decluttering as well.

  34. My biggest challenge is staying organized and simplified – it feels like once I get to a point where things are good, it’s short-lived because stuff starts building up again too quickly to handle!

  35. My bedroom-it becomes a catch-all for everything that doesn’t have a “home”.

  36. My biggest challenge in trying to organize my life is all the boxes of memorablia and papers I’ve saved over the years that I don’t know what to do with or whether or not I should even keep them.

  37. I’m subscribed!

  38. My biggest challenge is all of the toys!!!

  39. My biggest challenge is getting the stuff OUT of the house so that I can keep up with what is left! Would love to win this.

  40. my biggest challenge is organizing my TIME! i’m pretty good with “stuff”…but i never have enough time! (or need to say no to some things…)

  41. My biggest obstacle is time…there’s just not enough hours in the day to keep everything organized and tidy, it seems.

  42. Hmm…my biggest challenge right now is that I’m due in a few weeks, and just can’t seem to get everything done! Beyond that, it’s keeping a cleaning rhythm going in my home, and including the kids in keeping it up.
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  43. My storage/laundry room area. So many bins of “old” kids clothes, change of season clothes, skis, baby stuff… It’s horrible. I need to get down to order this room!

  44. Time, I seem to let other things get in the way.

  45. My biggest challenge is my husband ;) Well, him and a lack of storage space, lol!

  46. I subscribed through email.

  47. I subscribed – thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  48. I think my biggest organizational challenge is storing items for my entire family. I really need to set a date for them to move it out.

  49. I subscribe with Goggle reader.

  50. Time. Definitely time and energy. With my few bits of time, why organize when I could sit down with a good book and cuppa tea?!


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