At the beginning of April, I hosted a giveaway here for the new [IN]PLACE System organizational product designed by Peter Walsh for OfficeMax. Not too long after I shipped that prize, I received a copy of Peter Walsh's new book, Enough Already!

I love it when I get unexpected goodies in my mailbox that I can share with my readers! Let me just give a *big* THANKS to OfficeMax and to Peter Walsh for reaching out to us bloggers; much appreciated!

This newest book from Peter Walsh, host of TLC's Clean Sweep goes beyond tackling the physical clutter that plagues our modern lives to addressing how that clutter affects us in our personal lives and relationships. The chapters cover topics like relationships, work, family, money, health, and well-being, and there are short quizzes and worksheets interspersed in the book to help you in identifying your needs-work areas and also to help you define your vision for the life you want.

Now, lest you think that I'm giving this book away because I don't need it, let me just be the first to stand up and say that I'm in the trenches everyday, fighting the clutter battle. One thing I do have on my side is the fact that my husband and I have moved many, many times in our marriage for the military and for career reasons (six moves in eleven years, to be exact).

Moving is the supreme clutter-buster - when you have to pack and unpack your stuff again and again...and again...you learn what matters and what doesn't doesn't and you learn exactly where the closest Goodwill drop off site is, too!

But even though I am more than willing to empty a closet or drawer and bag up what we're not using and pass it along in this world, I still deal with the daily clutter of life with three kids, two of whom are in grade school and bring home papers every day. Add to that the clutter of household paperwork, bills, and receipts and I am forever a week month behind on getting my files updated and my receipts logged. Thank goodness for online banking!

With spring in full swing, I know many of you out there are cleaning out your own closets, garages, and drawers, getting ready for weekend garage sales. And with the summer coming (and the end-of-the-school-year-insanity winding down), I know I'm looking forward to spending some time this summer focused on ways I can be more organized before the new school year begins. My hope is that this book will be of help to one of my loyal readers.

Onto the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a brand-spanking new copy of Enough Already! by Peter Walsh and a $10 Kroger gift card!

How to enter:

Leave a comment sharing the one area of your life/home where you fight the clutter battle and how you've tried to tame the clutter beast. If you've got a useful clutter-busting tip, you can share that, too!

You can earn an additional (3) chances to win as well.

1. Tweet about this giveaway then come back here and leave me a separate comment to let me know you tweeted.

2. Post about this giveaway at your blog with a link both to this post; come back and leave the URL of your post in a separate comment.

3. Subscribe to my RSS feed by reader or by email and leave a separate comment to let me know you're a new subscriber; you can also drop me a separate comment to let me know if you're already a subscriber for this extra entry.

Remember, you must leave me some way to find you online (by email or by your Twitter handle) if you don't have a blog. Entries with no contact information or means of contacting you online will be disqualified.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, May 26, at 10:00 pm EST . I will announce the winner (selected by Random.org) on Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

Good luck!

Have a giveaway going on at your blog this week? Want to promote it here? I've added a Mr. Linky to this post for you to drop your giveaway post URL - please feel free to link up and spread the word! Family friendly giveaways, please; be sure to link directly to your giveaway post URL, not your homepage - thanks!

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  1. Catherine A // May 20, 2009 9:50 AM  

    I am constantly trying to find new ways to keep all my coupons organzied. :)


  2. missy // May 20, 2009 10:56 AM  

    Well my BIGGEST clutter prblem is all of the restaurant magazines my DH keeps. He is in the industry and uses these mags as reference. Currently I have them stored in my front walk in closet all by catagory but stored in plastic bins--BIG BLUE plastic bins. I wish there was a way to streamline these.

    Thanks for the fun contest.

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    Hope you gets loads of entries!!


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  5. missy // May 20, 2009 11:06 AM  

    I just subscribed to your RSS feed by email.

    Now I think I have entered every way possible!! LOL


  6. Together We Save // May 20, 2009 11:29 AM  

    I have alot of coupon clutter. I do use a coupon organizer but I have a hard time staying caught up.

  7. Anonymous // May 20, 2009 11:58 AM  

    As a new mom, I'm constantly trying to find a way to keep all my son's stuff organized.

    Before he was born, I struggled to keep my craft stuff organized.

    courtneyhunt71 (at) aol (dot) com

  8. Anonymous // May 20, 2009 11:58 AM  

    I also subscribe to your feed in Google Reader.

    Courtneyhunt71 (at) aol (dot) com

  9. Sarina // May 20, 2009 9:43 PM  

    My office (which is a desk in the kitchen) is constantly under paper clutter siege. Every week or so I sit down and spend an entire evening turning expired printable coupons or other paper trash into scratch paper for the kids, and the next day I'm drowning in paperwork again.

  10. Michele // May 20, 2009 9:52 PM  

    Thank you for the giveaway. My biggest battle with clutter is my bedroom! No matter how much I clean, it gets bad again. To be honest, there is just too much clutter in my house! We moved here in mid-2006 with hardly anything and had to start over since we got rid of it all before moving out of state. It's amazing just how much you collect in such a short time frame. I'm at my witt's end and have expressed many times that we HAVE to declutter this house, it's too small for the stuff we have.

  11. Sarina // May 21, 2009 10:10 AM  

    I just tweeted about your giveaway!

  12. Marla // May 21, 2009 2:37 PM  

    My biggest clutter problem is my kitchen table. I come home with my hands full and guess what? The first place I put it is on the table. I finally got a little in-table that I put by the door to drop my mail, etc. and I TRY to go through everything on it once a week and put stuff in its proper place. Thank you for the entry.


  13. Marla // May 21, 2009 2:38 PM  

    I am a subscriber via email. Thanks!


  14. Jennifer // May 22, 2009 8:39 AM  

    My kitchen is the hub of our house...so everything seems to get dumped there. I try to go through the mail as soon as I get it and take care of all school papers as soon as we walk in the door.

  15. Jennifer // May 22, 2009 8:39 AM  

    I subscribe.

  16. Jen S // May 22, 2009 9:15 AM  

    My biggest clutter problem is paper. Receipts, mail, notes, old lists, etc. I've tried EVERYTHING. Having an inbox to go through, having a shredder & trash can by door (doesn't work anymore w/DD 16mos)... and my big feeding scanner has been commandeered by my lovely husband for his office!

  17. Jen S // May 22, 2009 9:16 AM  

    i subscribe too, via RSS.

  18. Michele // May 24, 2009 11:54 AM  

    Our biggest place of clutter is the study. It is our dumping point and I have to once a month go through and put it all away! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. booklover // May 24, 2009 6:49 PM  

    Clutter never ends, does it?? I have found one way to clutter bust that does my heart a world of good; I go through my closet and "clothes nountain" and then take all the usable clothes to our local community closet. It does my heart a world of good to know these clothes are being used and appreciated. I have also found that this helps me STOP buying so many things I will never ever wear!! I have heard Peter say that people wear only 10~20% of the things in their closet!!!
    I am a subscriber and a grateful reader...

  20. Kristin // May 24, 2009 8:20 PM  

    I have 6 people in a 3 bdrm house - everything is a struggle! I would love to read this book!

  21. Kristin // May 24, 2009 8:20 PM  

    I'm a new subscriber to your blog via email as well.

  22. Stacia // May 24, 2009 10:23 PM  

    I am trying to reduce clutter in our small 2 bdrm apartment! I love Peter Walsh and wanted to get this book, but trying to live on a budget!

    Love your blog, been a lurker for awhile!

  23. Stacia // May 24, 2009 10:24 PM  

    Just added you to my google reader!

  24. Stacia // May 24, 2009 10:26 PM  

    And I just tweeted too! (staciadawn@gmail.com)

  25. Stephanie Reed // May 25, 2009 6:18 AM  

    I have a horrible time deciding what to keep and what to throw away because I can attach a memory to every item. I have tons of research material and books that I know I don't need.

    stef dot reed at gmail dot com

  26. The Hamm Crew // May 25, 2009 1:02 PM  

    Currently, my biggest clutter problem is all of the triplets clothing. Because when I find sales, I stock up on sizes because it is so expensive to buy full price x3 5month olds. So I need a strategy to keep everything sorted and organized neatly.

  27. The Hamm Crew // May 25, 2009 1:03 PM  

    I tweeted!!!

  28. The Hamm Crew // May 25, 2009 1:03 PM  

    I subscribed via Google!