Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

It is that time of year when people start to think Spring.  The weather is starting to warm up, days are getting longer, and spring break is upon us.  We are even springing forward this weekend, not that I'm a fan of that, because I lose an hour of sleep, but spring forward we must.  Springtime brings with it new life in the grass, flowers, animals, etc.  Another place where it brings new life is in the home.  This time of year, we find ourselves doing spring cleaning.  Why, maybe because we've been cooped up for the winter and it's time to start anew.  Whatever the reason, many of us do it. 

 
Today, I have 2 books to offer you that just might help you in the area of spring cleaning.  Hachette has generously let me giveaway 1 copy of each book.

 
MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME
When Thelma Meyer tells it to you, she tells it straight: Clean the kitchen daily! Don't waste anything (not even the water leftover from those potatoes you just boiled)! Always work hard!

 
Now for the first time, Thelma's sage advice is being made available in this revolutionary cleaning guide chock full of practical tips and secrets based on the premise that life is hectic and messy -- and so keeping your house clean and nice is the only sensible thing to do. With shortcuts and tips for cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room, MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME contains unexpected advice such as:

 
--Never use vinegar and water on wood floors. One part dish soap and four parts water is the only way to truly get them clean. And remember to buff with a terrycloth towel.

 
--Always clean out the fridge before grocery shopping. Serve the kids "Musko" ("must go") for dinner, using the items that were fast approaching expiration.

 
--Wash windows on a cloudy day to avoid the nasty streaking that happens when the sun's out and glass dry too fast.

 
MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME is two parts common sense and one part inspiration. Read it and learn how to clean like the dickens.

 
THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS
"Our lives are so filled with junk from the past-from dried up tubes of glue to old grudges-that it's a wonder we can get up in the morning," exclaims motivator, best-selling author, columnist, and life coach Gail Blanke.
"If you want to grow, you gotta let go," is Blanke's mantra; and that means eliminating all the clutter-physical and emotional-that holds you back, weighs you down, or just makes you feel bad about yourself.
In THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS she takes us through each room of the house-from the attic to the garage-and even to the far reaches of our minds. Through poignant and humorous stories, she inspires us to get rid of the "life plaque" we've allowed to build-up there.

 
-That junk drawer (you know that drawer) in the kitchen? Empty it!

 
-Those old regrets? Throw 'em out!

 
-That make-up from your "old" look? Toss it!

 
-That relationship that depresses you? Dump it!

 
Once you've hit fifty-you'll be surprised how easy it is to get there-and once you've thrown out that too-tight belt and too-small view of yourself, you'll be ready to step out into the clearing and into the next, and greatest, segment of your life.

This contest is open to US and Canada addresses; no PO boxes please.  The contest starts today, March 6 and will run until Thu, Mar 12 at midnight.  I will draw the 2 names, randomly from all the entries, and post the winners on Fri, Mar 13.  Good luck to everyone!

To enter, just leave a comment telling me which book you would like to win.  As always, you may earn extra entries for:

  • Following my blog through Blogger, a reader, RSS feed - 1 extra entry
  • Following me on Twitter and tweeting about the contest - 1 extra entry
  • Blogging about this contest - 2 extra entries

 

 

69 comments:

Sherrylinn said...

Please enter me for MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME

thanks!
slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

I'm a follower and subscribe via Google
Sherrylinn
slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

I follow on twitter
my tweet

http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1289819246

Shelley said...

It's hard to pick, but I think I would like the Clean Home one. Thanks!
saz AT chainreader DOT com

bettyd said...

The cleaning today got away from me so I'm thinking MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME would be a good one.

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me for Throw Out Fifty Things. You're in my Google Reader and I follow you on Twitter. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Rue said...

I'd love to win Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home.
Thanks for the chance.
ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

Jo-Jo said...

The Clean Home book sounds interesting. Please enter me for that one.
joannelong74@gmail.com

Jo-Jo said...

I'm also a follower...
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Kim said...

I'd love to throw out 50 things, so enter me for that contest.

Thank you!

kimATbookstorepeopleDOTcom

mindy said...

i would be happy with either one as i can use all the help i can get thanks for the giveaway

Marie said...

Please enter me for Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home. I follow you via Blogger's follow function and follow you on Twitter. ;)

Deborah said...

I'd love to win "Mrs. Meyers Clean Home" - thanks for the chance! asthenight at gmail dot com

Angela C said...

I would love either but I am more interested in MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME. Thanks for the giveaway:)

Angela C said...

I signed up to follow.

Bob said...

I'd love to win Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I have not read either of these books, please include me in both.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Reva Skie said...

I would like to win the MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME. Thanks for the chance.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

wow I could use either one- clean home being first choice

MaMa said...

I'd love to win Mrs. Meyers Clean Home. I'd earn incredible brownie points with the hubby and I could really use some help this year. Thanks for hosting.
Lisa
mistyfuji {at}yahoo {dot } com

Bcteagirl said...

mrs. Meyers clean house for me... I think my house would make her faint lol...

Pam said...

I'd love either book, but if I HAD to pick I'd pick Throw out 50 things. I'm a horrible packrat!!! Thanks. And if I win, my husband will thank you too!!!

Molly C. said...

I would love to win either.

allisonmariecat said...

I'd love to win either book! Thank you!

Elsie said...

"Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home" is the book I'd read ands use daily as my guide...would be a gift to have it by my side!

pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

judyv12306 said...

My daughter needs 50 things to throw out.

toohotforturtle said...

Would love to win "Mrs. Meyers" please

toohotforturtle said...

following

stacybuckeye said...

I'd love to win Mrs. Meyere CLean Home.

kathy55439 said...

I'd love to win Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home

Sandra K321 said...

I would like "Throw out Fifty Things". My house isn't ready for a visit from "Clean House" but a couple of rooms (like the kids' bedrooms and my craft room) could definitely use some organizing and cleaning out.

RidgewayGirl said...

I could certainly use "Mrs Meyer's Clean Home"! Please enter me in your excellent giveaway.

Qwill said...

I would love to win Throw Out Fifty Things. Thanks

Renee said...

Although it's a hard choice I'd choose Mrs. Meyers Clean Home. Thanks! :)

Linda said...

I would like either book. I can't decide which book I need more.

LT said...

I would love to win MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME thanks for the giveaway!

liane66 said...

50 Things to Throw Out would be my pick.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

caseykelp said...

Either one would be a nice and useful win, but if forced to choose would choose Ms Myer's Thank you for the giveaway

paula h said...

I want to enter for Mrs. Meyers Clean Home.

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paula h said...

I'm a follower.

velocibadgergirl said...

I'd love to win Throw Out Fifty Things. I added this giveaway to my sidebar at http://badgerbooks.blogspot.com.

Thanks! :)
velocibadgergirl at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

I would love to win either book. Heaven knows I really could use both, lol. thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn said...

I am following as ceashark.

thanks again

ceashark at aol dot com

masonsgranny59 said...

MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME :)

Homemaker said...

I would love to win "Throw Out Fifty Things"...God knows I have more then that I need to throw out or donate.

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Homemaker said...

I'm a follower..

sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

live42day said...

I could really benefit from either of these books, but if I had to choose I guess the one I need most would be Mrs. Meyers Clean Home. Thanks for the chance!
luckofdraw777(at)gmail(dot)com

Helen S said...

I would like to read Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home. Thanks for the chance to win.
helencutie06@aol.com

Helen S said...

I follow
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Princess Golden Hair said...

I'd love to win throw out 50 things

i know if i do this it will make my husband cry but it has to be done.

teechbiz at gmail dot com

barbara said...

I'd love THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS. Oprah got me motivated, but my husband could easily throw out 50 things and nobody would ever notice. If you look in the dictionary under "pack rat", his picture should be there.

ljsfunone said...

Great giveaway! If I am chosen, I'd love the book THROW OUT FIFTY THINGS. I am desperately trying to get organized and need to do some serious cleaning out of items from my house. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

jolt! said...

While either would be useful, I'd like most to win Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home.

teetersj(at)gmail(dot)com

Belladonna1975 said...

I would love to win Mrs. Meyer's Clean House.

Thanks!

Jenn

Belladonna1975(at)pobox(dot)com

Cynthya said...

I'd like to win MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN HOME. Thank you for the giveaway!

lmkirb said...

I'd have to go with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Home because I feel I can never keep up between my own family, the boyfriends, and my daycare!!
Thanks for the chance!!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Great giveaway - thank you for the chance!
I'd really like to get my hands on THROW OUT 50 THINGS - and then do it!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, I'm a Follower.

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, I follow you on Twitter.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, here's my Tweet:
http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1311434509

(Yay!! I'm figuring out this Twitter thing!)

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

I am interested in "Throw Out 50 Things". Thank you so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Heather said...

I would love to win MRS MEYER'S CLEAN HOME!

Heather said...

following your blog

Jo-Jo said...

I'm back to let you know that I blogged about your contest here.

Janel said...

Since I'm already reading a book about decluttering, I'd like the Mrs. Meyer's book. Thanks!

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Janel said...

I subscribe to your RSS feed.

esther said...

I would like Mrs. Meyers Clean Home.

esther said...

I follow.

debblou said...

I would love the book... Throw 50 things away...great idea

 
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