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In The Other Side of Organized, Linda Samuels, CPO-CD® will encourage you to get organized enough to reduce the stress of life’s details and make time to embrace your passions. Already, thousands of clients and readers have found help and inspiration in her advice, personal reflections on change and connection, and vision of what can be accomplished when you find that sweet spot between chaos and perfection.

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Uncontainable Organizing Giveaway

Fall is a season of spectacular change. From weather cooling to leaves shifting colors, to kids coming and going. Maybe the atmosphere of change has inspired you to work on projects like organizing drawers and closets for cooler weather clothing or decluttering spaces to prepare for guests and holiday entertaining.

Talk about being inspired! Today I had the pleasure of meeting Kip Tindell, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store. What a gracious person! He’s just written a new book, Uncontainable, which I can’t wait to read! Kip was meeting, greeting and signing books today at one of his stores. 


Kip Tindell and Linda Samuels


In the spirit of change, inspiration, and my birthday, I’ve put together the Uncontainable Organizing Giveaway with fun tips and goodies especially for you. Part of the giveaway includes a “hot off the press” signed copy of Uncontainable.


Organizing Tips

  • Change – This is at the core of any organizing project or endeavor. You’re at one point looking to travel to another. The road might be bumpy, but it’s well worth the journey. As you’re changing your habits, your systems, and physical surroundings, you might be letting go of beliefs that no longer serve you and possessions that have lost their meaning and purpose. Be open and curious about your discoveries as you create what “organized” looks and feels like to you.
  • Birthdays – These are days to celebrate. We’re here. We’re alive. We’re grateful for the creative, loving people that surround us. As a way of celebrating my birthday (today), I thank all of you for being such a giving, supportive, community. If I could, I’d pass out cupcakes to everyone. Instead, let’s all take a minute, imagine the flickering candle on top of the cake (your favorite flavor of course), close your eyes, make a wish, and blow. Wishing your wish comes to fruition.


The Uncontainable Organizing Giveaway goodies were selected to inspire, organize, and rejuvenate you! The winner will receive everything described below (worth over $100):

Goodies Include:











Now what? The Uncontainable Organizing Giveaway starts on November 11th. One winner will be selected (using on November 17th. There’s no time like the present. Keep reading and enter now!

Contest Rules:

Do one or all of the above to enter. The more you do, the more times your name will be entered to win (up to 6 total entries!)

You are personally invited to join the conversation (and giveaway) about change, inspiration, and organization. What are your thoughts? Good luck wishes to all of you!





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Reader Comments (16)

Wow - what a treat you had. Don't we all just love The Container Store? I've got to read his book!! Now I wish he would get store a bit more north so I don't have to go down to White Plains... Tip, are you listening? Happy Birthday, Linda. Terrific giveaway:)

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Happy Birthday Linda
What a fantastic promo you have. As you said birthdays are an incredibly opportunity to be grateful and in some cases the reason to change some habits and create new ones. I turned 41 two weeks ago, and instead of buying pretty things as presents I choose start having anual medical check ups, thin year everything went so well. Is a new habit and a good one to me.
About my last organizing project I would say my suitcase, because next December I'll travel light to spend holidays in L.A and Las Vegas with friends.
Let the celebration starts.

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNacho Eguiarte

Yeah! Thanks for getting the party started…and for your lovely birthday wishes.

@Seana- Kip's book looks fantastic. Am looking forward to diving in. Maybe your special wish will come try…coming soon…a Container Store near you. Wouldn't that be great!

@Nacho- Happy belated birthday to you. Love your commitment to your new health habit. Tying our annual check-ups to our birthdays is a great way to celebrate life…taking care of self. Organizing your suitcase. Nice. Any special tricks?

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Love this post! What fun celebrating bdays and organizing!

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

Thanks so much, Ellen. Birthdays and organizing are good cause to celebrate. So glad you joined in the fun.

November 12, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Happy Birthday! I have been doing alot of organizing and purging in the last few weeks because we recently moved.My goodness what a

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna A.

I'm not surprised that a trip to the Container Store would be part of your birthday celebration! :) Hope you had a fantabulous day!

November 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

We've been trying to re-organize our kitchen and make the most of the space available (which is not much in our little ranch house!)

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Wonderful to "see" you with us!

@Janet- Always a fun time discovering new uses for things. The day was "fantabulous." Thanks so much.

@Holly- Sounds like re-organizing. Small spaces are great because it encourages us to be that much more selective about keeping the things we really need, use, and love.

November 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

What an awesome way to spend your birthday!
Sounds like so much fun! I'll have to see if we have a container store in Canada.
I'm sure you will share with us the highlights of the book. Can't wait to hear more.
Thank you for sharing your special day.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Hipkin

Wonderful "hearing" from you!

@Donna- Thank you for the birthday wishes. Nothing quite like moving to motivate us to let go, reassess, and see our spaces in a new way. Moving is a "job," as you said, but it's also a wonderful opportunity. Best wishes to you as you settle into your new home.

@Kelly- It WAS fun! And you know all about having fun. You're the fun Queen!. I will surely share about the book once I read it.

November 16, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Linda, I LOVE your Pinterest pages and one is more colorful and enticing than the next! Of course my favorite board is BLING with all the creative ways to display and store jewelry.
I'm so glad you picked up all those sparkly earrings this weekend!! They shimmer and sparkle like YOU!!

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn Kenner

Jocelyn- So great seeing you this weekend. Loved hearing about your background (Dr. JJ!) Awesome. Looking forward to a seeing what happens with your music video idea. Sounds like great fun for Go Month or even for something else, if the timing isn't good. As you can tell, I have a lot of fun with curating Pinterest Boards. Nice pick on the Oh, So Organized Bling! board. That's one of my favorites too with the creative ways of organizing the jewels.

November 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

Hope I win this Giveaway Linda Samuels!!! I have just returned from the CHADD Conference feeling renewed and motivated to get my life organized! My best tip for never loosing my keys at home is to leave them on a wall hook by the door. In addition, I have them on a colorful keyring that has my first name on it, therefore if they get misplaced at the grocery store I work at, coworkers will easily know who to return them to.

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermmborabora

Mmborabora- Several of my colleagues we at the CHADD conference. A few of them were speakers (Sue West and Andrea Sharb.) I heard it was great! Wonderful to hear that you feel motivated to move forward on your organizing goals. Love your tip about how you keep track of your keys. It's brilliant!

November 17, 2014 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels


Ellen Delap!

Congratulations, Ellen! And thank you to everyone for joining in the fun.

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

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