Happy 3rd Blogiversary To Me And A Giveaway To Thank You! | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Happy 3rd Blogiversary To Me And A Giveaway To Thank You!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy 3rd Blogiversary To Me And A Giveaway To Thank You!

This week marks my third anniversary of blogging here on From Overwhelmed To Organized!  I can't believe it's been 3 years since I started sharing my decluttering and organizing journey along with tips to help you declutter and organize your home.  Time has flown by.

{Oh and in case you've been wondering where I've been lately... I was on a pretty much offline vacation, and then since our return I've been trying hard not to be overwhelmed in the midst of end of year ballet activities overlapping with the beginning of the baseball season, a house full of people with colds and allergies, working with lots of organizing clients, and keeping up (or not!) with the usual family and home responsibilities. Blogging has had to take a back seat temporarily but don't worry... I'll be back to regular blogging soon!}

It's been an exciting year!  Here are just a few of my highlights:

  • Hundreds of you have collectively decluttered millions of items this past year! And I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many of you through the 365 in 365 Facebook group, as you share your decluttering efforts every day. This year we've had many new members jump in, as well as veterans from last year who are continuing their journey to a clutter-free home.  I'm inspired and encouraged by each one of you!
  • This blog got a much-needed make-over, with drop-down menus added to the top and a streamlined sidebar, making it easier to find the tips and ideas you want.
  • I've guest posted on several blogs and invited other blogging friends to guest post here.  It's been fun to share my tips with new readers and introduce you to other organizing bloggers.
  • My professional organizing business has really grown this past year and I absolutely love being able to help people in person as well as online.  Working directly with clients has made me more aware of the tips you would benefit from.  And writing tips on the blog for the past 3 years has made it easier to help my in-person clients.  It's a great combination of and I love both jobs!

To celebrate my 3 year blogiversary, I'm going to look back this week on the past year's most popular posts.  Each day I'll share a post from the past year that was popular as well as an older post that was still a favourite for many this year.  These may be new to some of you or a great little flashback for others.

And to thank you for your support all year, I'm giving away 2 great organizing ebooks AND a $25 gift card to Target (for my US readers) OR a $25 Solutions gift card (for my Canadian readers).  Make sure you enter in the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post!

5th Most Popular Post From the Past Year

This was one of my favourite posts to write this past year and I'm so happy it has resonated with people.  I mean it's basically the whole purpose of both this blog and my organizing business... helping overwhelmed people declutter so they can get organized and stop being overwhelmed!

If you haven't read it or you need a refresher, check out these 5 Tips To Help You Declutter When You're Overwhelmed With Stuff!

5th Most Popular Flashback Post During the Past Year

Day 19: Playrooms

This whole series is always a popular one on my blog.  But a few posts in particular are pinned and repinned, searched for, and shared more than others.  The 5th most popular older post during the past year was 31 Days of Organizing Tips - Day 19: Playrooms.  Toys have a way of taking over homes and if you need tips to help purge and organize the toys in your home, check out this post.  Or share it with someone who you think could use it :)

Giveaway To Thank You All For An Amazing Year!

OK, on to the giveaway!  One lucky reader will win the following:

You get one free entry and then you can earn extra entries by commenting, following, or sharing the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

And THANK YOU once again for reading this blog.  It means so much to me!  Thanks for your encouragement, support, comments, questions, inspiration, tips, ideas, and friendship.  I love this journey we're on together from overwhelmed to organized :)  Here's to another fabulous year!!

Happy organizing!