Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Home Organization Blogger Challenge and Giveaway

The public areas of our home are generally neat and tidy. The Condo Blues World Headquarters and Thunderdome is not the neat and organized space it should be. Our filing cabinet is woefully inadequate to keep things from exploding onto my desk. I need to get a handle on this because in that pile of papers are blog business receipts and paperwork I need to organize for my taxes in January.

Now that I've embarrassed myself by showing you my messy desk, I HAVE to clean it up.

The office gets a little worse when it comes time to decorate for December because I need a place to stash my current d├ęcor for a month to make room for the holiday stuff. My temporary (as in several years running) solution is to shut the door to the office and not let visitors in.


When they asked me participate in Apartment Guide's  Holiday Home Organization Blogger Challenge, I decided to use it as an incentive to tackle a project that has been on my To Do List for longer than it should be.

Since I finished almost all of my holiday gift shopping, I should have more time for this project. Don’t go hating me for finishing my shopping early because that part is organized. If you need help in that area, Apartment Guide has some tips on how to plan and organize your holiday shopping which work whether you live in an apartment or not.

Well, gang before I skip off to read the boatload of home organization tips and ideas on Apartment Guide to help me formulate a plan to deal with the paper explosion in my office, let’s get this party started with a giveaway for YOU!

$100 AmEx Gift Card Giveaway! *Closed*

As part of the Holiday Home Organization Blogger Challenge Apartment Guide has generously agreed to sponsor a giveaway of ONE $100 AmEx Gift Card. That’s right, 100 smackers FOR YOU.

To enter: Leave a comment on Condo Blues telling me your favorite holiday organization tip or challenge. As you can see from my office, I need all of the help and incentive I can get.

You must leave your email address so I can contact you if you win or your entry will be disqualified. If your email address is available via your Blogger profile that counts. I am not going to do anything mischievous with your email address. I just want to contact you about sending your prize to you if you win because not being able to contact giveaway winners makes me sad.

You can earn extra chances to win by doing any of the following after you’ve made your initial comment on my blog:

1. Like Apartment Guide on Facebook

 2. Follow @AptGuide on Twitter 

 3. Subscribe to Condo Blues by Email

4. Subscribe to the Condo Blues RSS feed

 5. Follow Condo Blues on Twitter AND tweet about the contest. Please leave your user name and the URL of your tweet in your comment so I can verify it.

 6. Become q fan of the Condo Blues Facebook page

 7. Subscribe to my food blog Lazy Budget Chef by Email

 8. Subscribe to my food blog Lazy Budget Chef RSS feed

 You must leave a separate comment for each method you used to enter the contest. If you choose to use every method of entry, you have up to NINE chances to win! I will use a random generator to select the winner.

The $100 AmEx Gift Card Giveaway  November 16, 2010 – December 4, 2010 12 midnight EST. Good Luck!

Update: Congratulations to the winner tcarolinep !

Disclosure: Apartment Guide is owned by Consumer Source, Inc. Apartment Guide partnered with bloggers such as me to participate in its “Holiday Home Organization” Blogger Challenge.  As part of that program, I received compensation.  They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products used for the “Holiday Home Organization” Blogger Challenge. Apartment Guide and Consumer Source believe that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Consumer Source’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.


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