Tuesday, October 2, 2007

You need this kind of Organizing in your life

Edited to add this exciting announcement:
Here is your chance to win some of those Organizing Bags that you've been waiting to try. If you already know of their loveliness first hand then you know you can never have too many! The winner will receive one bag in each of five sizes. The contest is open to U.S. and Canada .

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post, and then go and visit
The Lazy Organizer and leave a comment on her post. If you visit each of her affiliates’ posts and leave a comment, that's that many more chances to win. She is giving away one set of bags but the more comments you leave the more chances you have to win. (One comment at each post please.)

She will choose a random winner on Friday and notify him/her by e-mail. If the winner doesn't respond within four days she will pick a new winner. (you must post a valid email address to win)

Yep, that's right, the kind of Organizing with a capital O.

I love these bags. I ordered the 8 bag sample kit for only $30.00 so that I could test drive all the sizes. Each bag has a see-thru pocket in the front that Lara suggests putting a name card or project label in (it also just happens to accommodate my cell phone perfectly), as well as a handle - I love that feature - so the bags can be hung on hooks, can you say convenient? How about tidy? How about extremely affordable?

As a crafter, I think the extra large size is wonderful. They are perfect for holding applique quilt blocks, yarn & needles for a sweater project, 12x12 scrapbook pages, or any other project you can think of. (4 for $25)

Hands down, I love the large Organizing bag (picture at top) the best! I'm going to order three more to hold a coloring book and pencils for each of the girls and Russell's drawing supplies for when we're in the car. It's also how I pack my baby knitting projects around. I'm considering throwing out my game boxes and storing the board games in these - I may just have gone a little mad with that last idea. (4 for $20)

The medium Organizing bag is great for holding a couple diapers, my portable huggies wipes container, and a spare onesie (for those times when I don't want to haul the entire diaper bag). I'm using them as church bags for the girls, too. I put their 2nd set of scriptures, underlining pencils, scripture mastery cards, and a small notebook in each one. No more looking everywhere for odds and ends when Sunday rolls around, now they have a special bag just for Sundays. The label pocket lets them easily tell which one is theirs. Oh, and Karen, wouldn't these be great for storing those activities for the deafblind simulations? I'm just sayin.' (4 for $15)

The small Organizing bag is great for storing bits and bobs, thread, circular knitting needles, embroidery floss, flashcards, puzzles, snacks, markers, glue sticks, hair stuff, stickers, or a mini first-aid kit. It is Mom's little organizing buddy. (4 for $10)

The extra small Organizing bag is perfect for housing your lip gloss, clippers, and on-the-go makeup; or your cash and credit cards when you go swimming. You know all that stuff that tends to roll around in the bottom of your purse and you can never find it? Put it in here. What? You expect me to believe that your purse is not an dark abyss you are afraid to reach into? (4 for $10)

Try these out by clicking on the "Organizing Bags" button in my sidebar, browsing around, and placing your order. Lara will be hosting a giveaway for these bags soon, so be sure to check back here in the next few days - you'll definitely want to win some. All proceeds from your purchases will be donated to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. Thanks and Happy Organizing! With a capital 'O'....

While you're here, why not look around at some other fun stuff?
This is a Works for me Wednesday post. See Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer for other ideas or see my other WFMW tips:
Secret to beautiful wood floors
Sunday Jar
Brand Loyalty
Family Fun
Math is fun
Kids in the kitchen

Behavior incentives
Road trips w/kids
Longer lasting cut flowers
Job charts
Kids' snacks
Sensory garden
Traveling w/baby


athena said...

ok, so i found out the bags were made from vinyl.

Courtney said...

They look perfect for my house that is in CHAOS!

Kara said...

So many good ideas on how to use them! I want some so bad :D

penguinsandladybugs said...

The more ideas you give, the more my brain begins to go nuts...I am thinking I need a gazillion of these bags now!!

Anonymous said...

I'm always up for a new and better way to organize all the random stuff that needs to go together!

The Fritz Facts said...

love these bags. Such great storage tool.

Barbara said...

I want to try these.

E said...

I've been itching to try these bags for a year, but hubby wants me to stop buying "containers" until I use the ones I have. I may not be addicted to organizing, but I am definitely addicted to bags, bins and boxes! I love that through the contest I'm finding new blogs to read too!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you!
Emleyth at aol dot come

domestika said...

Yes. Yes, I do need this kind of Organizing in my life -- you have no idea how much! Love your descriptions of how you use the bags of various sizes; it makes it so easy to see how useful they'd be in our household too.

Tracy J. said...

I have lots of uses for these bags. They are great.
~Tracy J. 3gals-1pal@comcast.net

Laura Young said...

The Lazy Organizer deserves a Nobel Prize for coming up with these bags. So cool!


Mercy said...

I heard if I leave a comment here, I could win??? I'm doing it anyway.


Stephe said...

These look FANTASTIC. I'm planning a trip to China to adopt my daughter and looking for organizing bags. I've created a blog dedicated to packing and orgainizing. www.packinglistchallenge.blogspot.com Please enter me in this contest to win and also let me know if I can post info on my blog as to where to purchase these as well!!! Thanks. Stephe


Ruth said...

Would love to win these for my hubby :-)


Karen said...

These look so handy, thanks!

kpuleski [at] gmail [dot] com

Penny said...

These look great! It never would have crossed my mind to use them for a quilting project.

Count me in...

penny-penn at sbcglobal dot net

BrendaS said...

I would love to win the sample pack of these bags. So many uses, so few bags! :)


bk2nocal said...

Love the bags and love visiting all the new blogs to me! I definitely bookmarked yours to visit more often! I, too, love to learn!

Robin said...

I need these.

Heffalump said...

Oooh...a bag for every project. I could go bankrupt!

rachie said...

Yay for so many chances to win these bags! What a great organizing tool. Thanks!!


stacey said...

love these!

arbonnebystacey (at) hotmail (dot) com

Heidi Y said...

I love the tips you have on your blog. And these bags would be wonderful to help with my clutter... Please sign me up!!

Steph said...

What a great giveaway! I am currently trying to determine if I have enough bags for all of my activities, so this would be a wonderful addition!


Anonymous said...

Pick me Pick me!
This could be the ticket to turn my disorganized life around!

Jennifer Lavender said...

The more I see, the more I want these bags. I would LOVE to win this contes.

Kassie said...

No more lost needles and such....what a great idea.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this! Count me in. I love organizing bags, totes... you name it.

Boy howdy could I put some scrapbooking goodies into that bag!

I blogged the contest too at

Kansas A said...

Is there a giant, giant size so I can throw my kitchen in there? LOL Seriously the bags look great and I'd love to have them!

Lisa said...

These bags look great. Thanks for all the tips on how to use them.

Shelli said...

Please enter me!

Drama Mama said...

These bags look great! Count me in!