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2.26.2009

Gift Drawer CLEANOUT Giveaway!

I know you are probably thinking "WHAT"? Don't worry, I'm not giving away junk...ok, it may be random "stuff", but it's all new and unused...well, except for my extra copy of Little Women I'm throwing in because I had two copies. Do you have a gift drawer or a gift room like my mom has? Well, I have a couple of gift drawers. They are places I keep stuff that I find on sale or the dollar bins at Target and Michaels...stuff I think I'll give to someone for a birthday or maybe as a "Just Because" gift...but sometimes it doesn't happen. Well, I have been so productive in my cleaning (which included taking down my bare Christmas tree and putting it safely back in the shed where it belongs). I cleaned out my gift drawers and I have a few odds and ends that have never been given away...they need a home! I'm ready for some new items in my gift drawer, but nothing will fit until I give a few things away...so, that brought me to this...my Gift Drawer CLEANOUT Giveaway!! All you need to do is leave me a comment and for another entry you can blog about it on your blog and link back over here to me!

Here's what's in the giveaway:

A gently used DVD of Little Women, the red cross I like to refer to as "candle bling"...it has a sharp pointy thing on the back and you can push it into the side of a pillar candle...way cute, some notecards from Target...
A necklace from Avon, a purse-size B&B Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion, Badger Sleep Balm (you can use it on little people (and big people) to help them drift off into sweet dreams...Isaiah loves this stuff), 2 wooden stars that say "Simplify...do away with complexity"...I think they were originally meant to be ornaments...you can use them for whatever you would like :), 3 packages of fancy tissues...What? When I find things I really like, I buy them in mass quantity. In the words of Christy (ImpulsiveAddict), don't you judge me! :)


Carrying on...

2 packs of red/black/white floral notecards and 2 red little notepads w/ pens...yeah, I guess I really like these too.

And last, but certainly not least...a poster of Edward like the one hanging in my office! ☺(You know you want one...ok, even if you don't...which you should...I'm sure you know someone who does.)

I would like to put a little twist on the whole "comment to win" thing. I need you to comment to enter, but I would like you to tell me a spring cleaning tip or trick...or something you always do to help clear out clutter and usher in a fresh new season. I'm going to compile a list from your comments and put them in a spring cleaning post next week. I'll be sure to link back up to your page in my post. Get to commenting! ☺


I'll draw a winner on March 1st...that's Sunday!

23 comments...I love comments:

Lori said...

What an awesome giveaway, Jenny!

Hmm..spring cleaning tips..

These are things that I do year-round, not just in the spring, to make my house feel and smell fresh:

1. After eating citrus fruits (lime, lemon, orange), toss the rinds in the garbage disposal drain. Works wonders!

2. Hang air fresheners (the type on a string, that can be hung from a rearview mirror) in inconspicuous places, such as the robe hook on the back of your bathroom door.

3. Simmer citrus rinds, herbs, or sweet seasonings on the stove. I love to combine cinnamon and orange peel.

4. Always keep an opened box of baking soda in the fridge/freezer. This really sucks up any unwanted food odors.

5. Stick fabric softener sheets under couch/chair cushions and mattresses.

6. Houseplants. Plants are great at ridding the air of toxins and pollutants and balancing the overall humidity of a home.

7. Open the windows EVERY chance you get! I like the windows open so much, that one or two go up even in the winter if the temperature gets above 55.

Hope these tips are useful to someone!

Lori
SimpleShutter

Shabbywears said...

Count me in....Pick me..Pick me!!!!
I am going to also blog about it..today..on my blog!

Karin said...

I am the queen of clutter--so I'm not someone who knows any cleaning tips...

Have a garage sale and get rid of stuff you don't need or want anymore~~ that's the only thing I could think of!

Impulsive Addict said...

YAY!!! I feel so loved for being mentioned in your blog!!! Thanks!!

Okay...cleaning tips? Well Lori already gave you some that I do. I like to do my cleaning projects a little differently. When it's time to deep clean, I only do one room at a time as to not get overwhelmed b/c that could interfere with my blogging, facebook, twitter, or drinking addiction. So I make a list of the days of the week and which room I will be cleaning for each day. Hope this helps!

I will post a link to your page tomorrow!

Kricia Morris Photography said...

Awesome post and giveaway! OK, here's my spring cleaning tip...actually, it's just an anytime cleaning tip! Sprinkle baking soda EVERYWHERE in your house where there's a chance of odor being absorbed...furniture, carpet, mattress...spray a light mist of febreze over that and then vacuum it all up. Voila! Smelling good stuff!

Jill said...

Great giveaway. I'd love to enter. My biggest spring cleaning tip is... if you haven't used it or worn it in 2 years, it goes!

Carolyn G said...

I use vinegar to clean up the grease messes in the kitchen. It cuts right through. I also use newspaper to clean windows.

Liz said...

Fun giveaway! I throw away things or giveaway things that I haven't used in a while.

Joy said...

Found you through Carolyn G's blog and thought I'd throw my two cents in and ask to be entered in your giveaway.

The only tip or trick I can think of off the top of my head is that I get my kids to help! All the chores go faster and they develop a work ethic. Whether they want to or not. ;o)

~Billie~ said...

Okay... so I have to enter this! I mean, your giving away a Twilight poster!! Oh, how Hubby will just love having that in our room, but he'll just have to deal. LOL!
I added a post/link too. =)

~Billie~ said...

Oh... and my tip: If I buy new clothes, something in my closet has to go. For every new piece of clothing, something has to be donated. Otherwise, it just becomes one giant overcrowded mess! =P

Katie said...

This is really good, really!!

Katie said...

This is really good, really!!

Nancy said...

Hi Jenny,
This is a good idea for a giveaway!!!
For me it is making sure...all the Spring Cleaning is finished before the Week of Easter! Easter is a big deal to me, almost as much as Christmas! If there was only one thing I could get done before that week it would be my front porch and mulching the landscaping...okay..that's two..oh, well! The porch must be cleaned and ready to WELCOME Spring! As far as a tip~ Clean it on a Gorgeous Day!!! :)
Please enter me into your giveaway!!! Blessings, Nancy

Rachel said...

Spring tips? (I am no Holly Homemaker, but this helps me!)

For a week, I focus on trying to use up items in my pantry... just picking up fresh items from the grocery store as needed.

This helps me organize my pantry, clear out stuff before it goes bad, and have more room for other items!

Looking forward to the post of everyone's ideas!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

A spring cleaning tip huh? Well, if I did spring cleaning then I would certainly have a tip ;)
Actually when cleaning out anything I think to myself have I used/worn this in the last year.... because lets be honest 6 months is too short of a time period.... if I haven't used/worn it into the trash or donation pile it goes.
this is such a fabulous idea for a giveaway!
thanks for letting me enter!

Angie
Nana's Box

Mom2Toribug said...

Oh Jenny! I am terrible with Spring Cleaning. I usually just pick up a little each day, but I must confess with it being Friday Confessions and all, that I have a junk drawer, junk cabinet, junk under the bed, junk in the basement. No, just kidding. Usually when I get to "Spring Cleaning", I just go through the house like a madwoman throwing lots of stuff away. The last time I did spring cleaning I went through Tori-bug's room and put all her toys in the basement. The only thing left in her basement at the end of the day was a bed and dresser. I can't stand clutter and she keeps a lot of tiny pieces of paper, crayons, pens, pencils, you name it! Sometimes I even figure out that I threw away something that I actually needed. Guess I could use a few things from "YOUR" junk drawer, then, I'll go clean mine out :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Mmmmm...label everything as you put away your winter goods, clothes, and decor...but make sure you put the right labels on gthe right boxes...I lost two boxes of winter clothes because I labeled them Christmas...

mmm...guess my spring cleaning tip should then revert to Liz & Jill's...

Life with Kaishon said...

Here is my tip:

Don't stress yourself out : ) Call a real cleaner. You need a break!

XO

ikkinlala said...

My tip: vinegar and newspaper work great for cleaning windows, and clean windows make everything look cleaner (especially when the spring sun is shining in).

Forever Vintage said...

When I start my spring cleaning I usually go room by room. I like to keep a box in the hallway or downstairs and over the next couple of weeks I throw whatever I don't want anymore into it and off it goes to the Sally Ann.

AndreaLeigh said...

i am so not the peson to ask for cleaning tips.

although I do love my swiffer duster! there's my tip, from the lazy and messy andrea.

Darlene said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. The only cleaning tip I have is to go room by room and break up your cleaning into small chunks of time. That way it doesn't seem overwhelming and it all gets done.