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Puzzle-Contest & 2 Reminders!
Sunday, February 9th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Ani Stubbs!

Contest Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that there are still two open contests running on this blog! Be sure to enter while you can!

  1. Flashback: Cochise (Contest–3 Winners! Plus an Excerpt!) — Win a free book!
  2. My New Hell — Office Chaos (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!

Sale Ends Soon!

And another reminder! The first book in the Danger Zone trilogy is on sale for only $0.99! If you haven’t already scored your copy, do so now! Because I’ll be setting the price back to the original one tomorrow! Click on the cover to get yours!

Dangerous Liaison

The Puzzle-Contest!

When my daughter peeks into my new office/craft room, she shakes her head and says,  “It’ll be Christmas before you have this all sorted! How can you stand it?”

When I quoted Einstein she wasn’t impressed. I could almost hear her thinking, “Mom, you’re no Einstein!” Pfft.

The move continues. My dd has one of the kid’s bedrooms mostly complete. There are boxes and garbage sacks full of things to unpack everywhere. My office desk isn’t cleared, but it is “sorted”. I know where shit is anyway. And I did manage to organize all my magnets on my filing cabinets. Really, that’s all I’ve accomplished so far. Oh, and I cleared a path to the coffeemaker. Priorities!

Today’s puzzle is supposed to inspire me. Ha! If only it could be this easy!!!

Contest: Solve the puzzle, then provide me another nugget of decluttering wisdom for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!


17 comments to “Puzzle-Contest & 2 Reminders!”

  1. Delilah
    · February 9th, 2020 at 12:01 pm · Link

    4:08! Here’s hoping you give me some good, golden nuggets!

  2. Gayla Leath
    · February 9th, 2020 at 12:16 pm · Link

    I love the raskog cart or tiered rolling carts in my office and craft room for organizing help.

  3. Elizabeth Andrews
    · February 9th, 2020 at 12:18 pm · Link

    I did so much clearing at my aunt’s house (which was my grandparents’ house before that since the 50s), and when I first started to think about it, it was totally overwhelming. So I had to break it down into smaller chunks, and then break those down, too. I’m trying to do the same thing at my own house this year, and it’s hard. I wish you much luck! 🙂

  4. Colleen C.
    · February 9th, 2020 at 12:45 pm · Link

    tackle a little each day… focus on one thing at a time.

  5. Rachelle Lerner
    · February 9th, 2020 at 2:07 pm · Link

    Bins, drawers or baskets to organize related things together so you can find them.

  6. Delaine McLafferty
    · February 9th, 2020 at 2:12 pm · Link

    Take a break from work every 2 hours and spend 15 min sorting stuff.

  7. Michelle Levan
    · February 9th, 2020 at 4:06 pm · Link

    Sorting, boxing, and using. USE IT 🙂 🙂 Donate what you dont see yourself using (nursing home, preschool).

  8. Mary Preston
    · February 9th, 2020 at 6:09 pm · Link


    Don’t rush to throw things away. If unsure, put it to one side and come back to it.

  9. Pansy Petal
    · February 9th, 2020 at 8:28 pm · Link

    2:49 Shelves! They hold more than books. They hold anything and everything. Whatever you choose to put on them. I, frankly, don’t have enough. I would like a wall of shelves in my craft space for fabric and stuff. On my wish list. In the meantime, that stash is neatly stack in totes. Awesome tools too. Just not quite as convenient as shelves. 😀 “One mess as a time.” You will get there. AND, I bet it is before Christmas!

  10. Jennifer Beyer
    · February 9th, 2020 at 8:39 pm · Link

    If you figure out a way…..let me know!!

  11. bn100
    · February 9th, 2020 at 11:55 pm · Link

    use filing cabinets

  12. Tamye Whitener
    · February 10th, 2020 at 3:52 pm · Link

    3.19 minutes.

    Declutter tip
    When going from one room to another. Always bring something that belongs in the room you are going to or passing through.

  13. Debra Guyette
    · February 11th, 2020 at 7:13 am · Link

    3:06, don’t look and use garbage bags

  14. Ellen Blakley
    · February 11th, 2020 at 8:55 am · Link

    When we moved I couldn’t believe how much stuff I collected and didn’t use. (There is only 2 of us). Who needs 20 glasses or all those water bottles we collected. When you put stuff away only keep what you need and donate the rest. That goes for everything from cloths, dishes, Christmas stuff, the garage you get the idea. And just take it one room at a time.

  15. Ani Stubbs
    · February 11th, 2020 at 8:17 pm · Link

    5:32 and I know if is heartbreaking moving on

  16. Sue Payton
    · February 17th, 2020 at 7:59 am · Link

    Don’t put off today you can do tomorrow. Always love some cash for books. Thanks for the chance.

  17. flchen1
    · February 18th, 2020 at 2:10 am · Link

    LOL! 3:01.

    Right there with you, Delilah–if only it were so easy! I do think a little at a time can be the way to begin though–a corner or shelf at a time, a room at a time… Hugs!

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