New Year’s Organizing Revolution Week 1 ~ Office

Welcome to the first week of our New Year’s Organizing Revolution!!!  This week we are focusing on getting office spaces organized.  If you have an organized office, desk, or just a little niche in your home where you keep track of your paperwork, that’s what we want you to share this week.

I would love to show you my beautifully decorated, super functional office, but the fact is, I don’t have one!  My little “office” is a corner of my homeschool/playroom. :)  But, an “office” doesn’t have to be a huge room to be organized.

One way that I organize paperwork is by having a command center in my kitchen.  You can check out how I transformed a mess of paperwork in my kitchen to an organized space here.

Do you have a beautiful office, or do you have a little niche like me?  Either way, I want to inspire you this week to work on getting it organized!

If you are new to this Organizing Challenge, check out the Tips on Getting Started post here.  You can also check out all the details including all of the prize sponsors here.


1.  Organize your office space (check the weekly schedule here for next week’s space)

2.  Take a picture of your organized space.  For beginner tips on taking great pictures, check out Ask Anna’s post here.

3.  Upload your photo to the internet.  If you don’t have a blog, learn how to easily upload a picture to Pinterest in Becky’s post here.  Becky also explains how to link your picture to a link party.

4.  Visit Organizing Homelife here and add your link to the party.  Feel free to link up your pictures anytime from Monday thru Thursday.

5.  From Friday thru Sunday, stop back to vote for your space and others that you love.

**Note: If you are an iPhone or iPad only user, check out the information at the end of the post to learn how you can link up your pictures.

Be sure to like all the Top Organizing Bloggers and follow them on Pinterest so you don’t miss their great posts and inspiration!


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And now for the PRIZES!!!:

1st Place will win:

A Neat Receipt Scanner from The Neat Company

This is worth $199.95 and is AWESOME for organizing your receipts and documents.
Website:, Facebook page:, Twitter: @NeatCompany
Neat® is the developer of several cloud-based Digital Filing System solutions, designed to manage personal information with ease and simplicity in order to save time and increase productivity. NeatReceipts® is a portable scanner and Digital Filing System, weighing less than a pound, making on-the-go organization a cinch. NeatReceipts also includes Neat’s unique software that identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards, and documents to automatically organize it for you. All scanned and imported documents can be searched by keyword in Neat’s software so that you can find exactly what you need. Now, users have seamless access to their information from anytime, anywhere via NeatCloud and NeatMobile.

2nd Place will win:
I am passionate about people living within their means and getting out of debt, but I don’t believe a cash system of budgeting has to mean tattered paper envelopes reinforced with packing tape! I offer a variety of lovely cash envelope system wallets with the hope that each of my customers can find a product that fits her budget, appeals to her personal taste, and functionally suits her needs. My wallets and accessories are handmade by me using designer laminated cotton which is lightweight yet very durable, CPSIA compliant, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates. Live within your means with style!

3rd Place will win:

A fabulous sophisticated file tote from Clever Container!

  • Is it a file box? Is it a handbag? It’s both! Sophisticated, practical and handy! This beautiful PVC tote comes with 4 coordinated standard letter-sized hanging file folders to fit the 26” file rods which are embedded in the core. The three interior pockets hold keys, phone, and accessories. Jet (11½ x 14 x 6½)

Clever Container is an organizing product direct sales company committed to providing top quality, unique products and solutions to reduce the stress of an organizational task. We have products for kitchens, crafts, closets, drawers, children, storage, offices, and more.
Clever Container Consultants provide organizing tips, techniques, and products to help simplify your life in a fun, relaxed setting. Consultants demonstrate the products, provide multiple uses, and share organizing tips which you can use as soon as you get home. Our motto is “It’s not just the product, it’s the process.”
As a professional organizer striving to give people the most efficient and effective home, personal lives, and businesses possible, Ashley Meyer of DBL Designs Lifestyle & Small Business Consulting found the perfect partnership with Clever Container. Through Clever Container, she brings quality, affordable organizing products to her professional organizing clients.


Spread the word!  Tell your family, friends, neighbors, mailman, whoever, to come vote!  If you have a blog, post the button below on your sidebar.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded each week to the 3 highest voted on links!  Winners will be announced in next Monday’s post.

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One more BIG thing!! Anyone who enters each week and wins the top THREE spots will qualify to be entered into a HUGE Grand prize.  So, get organizing and enter your pictures because you might just win an AMAZING prize!

If you’re an Ipad or Iphone only user, you can also participate.  Here is how you do it:

  • Go to the Pinterest App.
  • Upload your picture to Pinterest (For help, check out Becky’s post).
  • To get an URL for your pin, “share via email” on Pinterest. In the email will be the URL code.
  • Hold your finger down and click on “select”.
  • Grab the dot and highlight the entire URL {should start with http} and then click “copy”.
  • Visit Organizing Homelife here and paste your URL into the link party.

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Read fine print of this challenge here.


  1. says

    I’m so happy to see you just showed a little organized niche Ginny! I was feeling overwhelmed looking at all the beautiful offices the other top bloggers were sharing and trying to figure out what I could link up. I don’t have an office but I do have an area that I’ve set up in the kitchen to help with the flow of paperwork in our house. I think I’ll write up a post about that to link up :) Love this challenge! Happy new year!

    • says

      Thanks, Hilda. :) I definitely love looking at beautiful decor and organized spaces, but I do have to re-focus sometimes so I don’t get envious. 😉 It’s a good reminder to be thankful for what I have. Best wishes with the challenge. :)

  2. Lynn says

    Thanks so much for the great challenge & the links to follow everyone on Pinterest! Made is so much easier to be sure I was following them all!

  3. says

    I love to organize and the timing of this contest was perfect. I was home on Winter Vacation and had the time to finally put my office space together.

  4. Rosemary Mayo says

    Hi Ginny:

    Finding your website is a wonderful way to start off the new year! We just found it in the last few days and have already redone the pantries….we have a small one in the kitchen and a very large one right outside the kitchen door in our garage…all dry goods are now inside and the canned goods are in the larger one…our granddaughters call the one in the garage ” Poppy’s Store”! On Tuesday we plan to do the frig…..we would do it tomorrow but are taking the day off…it is our 52nd Wedding Anniversary! Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t learn anything new at our age! (74 & 70) Thank you so much for your website!

    • says

      Haha, good for you, Rosemary!! I know so many folks about your age that won’t touch a computer with a ten foot pole, let alone read a blog! I am very impressed with you!! :) Good job on your pantries and fridge. Congratulations on your anniversary, too. That’s a wonderful accomplishment!


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