UPDATE: We’ve selected a winner below (Congrats Bridget!) but we also wanted to share that Kacy has another prize for everyone – a $5 coupon code (5OFFYHL)to use towards a purchase of The Inspired Office Poster. Enjoy!
Moving is just about the antithesis of feeling organized. Which is why we’ve lined up this giveaway from Kacy at The Inspired Office. She’s a professional organizer who specializes in turning your space into a functional, productive, and (dare we say it) pretty place as part of her virtual video consultation called The Blueprint. And speaking of pretty, she has taken nuggets of organizing wisdom from over 12 years of doing this and put them on a stylin’ silkscreen poster. And to get you even closer to Organizing Champ status, along with winning the poster and her organizing services, she’s also throwing in a $50 gift card to The Container Store, for a total prize value of over $350!
We’re doing a little re-organization ourselves this week too, so we’re taking the popular giveaway site Rafflecopter for a spin since we’ve heard so many great things about it (it’ll hopefully free up some time to spend on house/family stuff while being pretty simple for you guys to use as well). So instead of commenting like usual, just use the widget below to login (using Facebook or your email, which is only used to contact the randomly selected winner – so you won’t get spammed or anything). A couple of clicks later you’ll be entered. Please only use the comment form if you have questions or trouble entering (entries there won’t be counted, sorry!). Oh, and this giveaway is open to the whole wide world!
Love this new entry system!
Me too! The automated system must be a lot easier for you guys!
Leigh Anne says
WAHOO – I can’t contain my excitement! (Pun intended)
Awww man, I can’t enter from work because the filter says it’s a game site and it’s blocked. I will try to remember when I get home.
So sorry Julie! Hope it works from home :)
Sam G says
If you have a smart phone, try it from there. That is my workaround when work blocks rafflecopter!
[email protected] says
Love that you guys are trying Rafflecopter! It’s a great tool!
We hear so many great things about it! And if it saves us time and you guys like it… double bonus!
Nicole Y. says
I’ll just create an entry question for the sake of it:
The thing I want to organize the most in my home office are all those darn office supplies! They’re everywhere. It would be nice to buy a few acrylic drawer organizers to wrangle all those things together and then have scrapbook paper underneath for some added prettiness.
Nicole Y. says
but don’t worry I used the Rafflecopter too :)
I was just thinking, I love that rafflecopter helps y’all out in terms of time, but reading the bonus questions is one of my favorite parts of the site.
I’ll bite on the question, I would love to organize all the extra paper/journals we seem to accumulate in my house. It seems like my husband likes to collect journals to capture all of his “important ideas.”
And I also used the rafflecopter.
Wow – that was so easy and will take so much off your plate I am sure!!! Enjoy :)
AGREED! Don’t even reply to this, Sherry, just wanted to say that was easy for a first time Rafflecopter =0 hope it frees up some time for the Petersiks!
Janelle @ Two Cups of Happy says
This was so easy to enter! I like the new system – hope it works out well for you.
Jessica Ballard says
Love the entry. It is nice and easy. I am sure it is making the moving process easier for you as well.
Cara Jeanne says
Love the rafflecopter tool! I always get anxious trying to craft the perfect witty response to your giveaway questions just in case I win :)
Same! So much less stress. ;)
ME TOO!!! I’m trying to be funny and witty and not sound too desperate to win, all with a side of “please comment back and be bffs, Sherry or John!” Jeez.
And, in a great twist, I’m kinda sad not to have to make up an answer…
Welcome to the Rafflecopter club! I LOVE using it for my giveaways. SO easy!
Stephanie B. says
Love the new entry system! So simple!
However, I will miss all the fun answers to the questions you posted! Glad to see though that you are being as minimalistic as possible in order to focus on self, family and NEW HOUSE!
Melissa @ ReThreads Charlottesville says
Hmm the widget doesn’t seem to be showing up for me… Darn old laptop! I’ll check back in later. The prize sounds great!
If you’re at work it could be blocked, but hopefully from a home computer it’ll work like a charm :)
It’s so nice to see a blog using Rafflecopter where there’s only ONE entry allowed! I hate going to blog contests only to see a Rafflecopter widget with a dozen ways to earn an entry and then feeling compelled to do them all because OMG, I HAVE TO WIN THIS VERY AWESOME THING!
Thanks for keepin’ it simple, YHL!
I agree! “Liking” pages on Facebook and “Following” people on Twitter is nice and all.. but that doesn’t mean we have to use them all just for a giveaway!
K.I.S.S. lol ;)
OMG yes! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I’m totally on board with how Rafflecopter is used here, (thank you, Sherry and John!) but I loathe having to like something on Facebook or following something new to enter. I work really hard to keep my digital life as organized as I can and I don’t want to disorganize it just so I have a chance at a giveaway.
Ditto! Thanks for keeping it simple without all the social media gimmicks!
So glad you guys don’t mind the Rafflecopter switch :)
YES, this! I’m also on team Rafflecopter – it was refreshingly easy to enter.
Nicole J. says
Sarah B says
I love when other bloggers use this, cause they usually add a few different entry options, like, “what is your favorite ice cream?” or something weird.
Regardless, our house needs some SERIOUS ORGANIZING. But I also need a babysitter to arrive as well for our 4 and 2 year olds so they don’t immediately tear it down. :)
Am I the only one who dislikes raffle copter?? Maybe because I’m on my phone a lot. But I can never get my entries to work.
I used it on my iPhone just now… I was worried, cos I have FB login security set up, but it worked just fine!
My first ever comp entry here on YHL! (Hooray for global!)
Huzzah! So glad.
I vote yes for Rafflecopter from now on. :)
Am I the only nerd who liked seeing everyone else’s responses to giveaways? However, I’m all for streamlining and saving you guys some time, so Rafflecopter it is! That makes more time for the good stuff. Thanks!
No, I liked them too! YHL readers are so witty and fun, and I can always appreciate the optimism & positivity in my workday. :)
Jeannine @ Small and Chic says
What a great change! Hope it saves your email inbox from the weekly flood. :)
I agree, Jeannine! SO much easier for both sides and I love that you’re only allowed one entry, as well. :) Big congrats, too on your move, S&J! We’re moving next month and *love* all your packing & moving tips – thank you! xoxo…a&b
Jamie P-M says
Super handy new entry!
I’m moving next weekend and living in chaos makes me totally scatterbrained… I can’t wait to get moved into the new place and get everything ORGANIZED!
YAY! enter me
Rafflecopter for the win! I dig it, and the living room layout from earlier. It reminded me alot of your first den too!
Great giveaway! thanks!
I appreciate that you had one simple entry on rafflecopter. Answering one question is good, too…but I don’t like the entries where you are required to sign up for this and like that and pin this and tweet that. I pass on those! I’ve always liked the simplicity of your posts! Have fun getting settled in your new home!
Rafflecopter for the win! Yay efficiency!
Will the number of entries be limited to 10,000 as they have been in the past? Or was that only tied to your comment limit per post?
There’s no limit as far as we know with Rafflecopter! Wahoo! The 10,000 thing was just because our blog started to crash/load slowly when we had more than that on a few occasions.
Woot!!! :) Thanks!
You guys know I don’t usually comment, but sometimes I do… ;)
Worldwide! Yay!!!! Living in Spain, 99% of the time I can’t participate, so I am trhilled this one’s open internationally!
And soo easy. Even with Rafflecopter (btw, I also wondered why you didn’t use it hahah) normally there’s multiple entries, have to follow blogs, etc. but with you was as easy as press enter.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful giveaways you organize and your blog!
I saw the other post earlier already! :)
JK…although, I’ll miss that.
Here’s to more “free” time!
[email protected] the Manor says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Open to the whole wide world?????? Man, I missed those!!!! So excited.
The Container Store is FABULOUS!!! Not to worry about the stress…while the projects will be there for a while, organization will come sooner than later!
I’m just crazy about office supplies….espcially pretty ones!
Christina C says
Yay, glad you are using Rafflecopter! :)
Rafflecopter was easy to use, even on my smart phone, which is nice. I agree with the other commenters, though, that the questions and answers are fun. Perhaps you can continue posting questions along with the giveaways just for the fun of it?
The only thing about that is that then it wouldn’t save us any time like using an automated system like Rafflecopter does (we’d still be manually approving all of those comments, which isn’t a big deal when there are 100-300 like normal posts, but for 5,000-10,000 giveaway comments it was a lot to approve every week). So we thought we’d give this a try and see how it went. Hope that makes sense! We also have YHL forums and Facebook for anyone who’d like to chat – maybe someone can toss up a question of the week on Forums? That would be fun!
Yeah, but I bet you wouldn’t get the 5,000+ comments even if you included the question as just a discussion topic, because I bet a lot of those folks only commented to get an entry. I mean, you post questions all the time and don’t seem to get THAT many comments!
It’s true! I guess we were just hoping to keep it clean and do entries with Rafflecopter. A few folks have mentioned using our forums for chatting about an extra question there and we think that’s awesome. You’re right that it’s not everyone who wants those questions, so if some folks miss them, those are nice options for them. Maybe next week we can post the bonus question on FB or Forums ourselves and see how it goes :)
Question about the last post… does the sofa placment block your AC vents? I am studying your layout for ideas and just wondered. Thank you!
PS will have to enter when I get home. =D Another reason to get online when I get home! W00T!
The console is really leggy and open (and not pressed right against the wall without ventilation behind it because the windowsill is there) so it seems to work :)
I am moving – please select me random number draw!
So glad you all are using Rafflecopter now!
Woot! So far we really like it!
Nice~ love the new system! Boom!
Woot, I love it when a give away is open for international readers as well!:)
Lisa J says
Thank you, thank you for not making me l”like” a zillion random pages in order to enter!
I just read your about you section again. Love of zombies. If that means “the Walking Dead” they just bought some fence materials from where I work while filming in the Atlanta area. I don’t watch but think it’s awesome!
AHHHHHH! That’s beyond exciting.
Loving the rafflecopter!! Way to look out for your readers! Any huge snafus at the house so far?
Other than losing just about everything for an hour or so before we finally dig it out, all is going well so far. Don’t want to jinx ourselves though!
Danyelle Connors says
thank you, Lord knows i need it!
With as busy as you guys are I’ve often wondered why you hadn’t gone with Rafflecopter. So much easier for both you and us. I love how easy it is to pick and contact a winner with it. Although now you will probably be even MORE productive. Seriously would you just take a break? You’re making the rest of us look lazy!
Just a thought, but for all those saying they missed the user comments from the prior giveaways. Perhaps you guys could still pose a question with giveaways but encourage people to start a thread on the forum with the answers?
That way you don’t have to moderate all the comments but people can still share on the topic :)
That’s a great idea!
Love this and it already knows me from other sites so I literally pushed one button ! awesome
Yay, a give-away that’s open to non-US residents – and such a lovely price too! :) oh, and I like the new system.
However, I can hardly believe that my entry was nr 2500 already… This entry system must be a huge help for you!!
Wahoo! So far we are loving it. So glad it’s working for you guys too :)