Non-Crappy Giveaway – Minimalist Mom

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Rachel wrote a book, The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year - How to Save, Time, Money & Space.

You know what? Babies don’t actually come with stuff. But we all wind up with it somehow. Rachel will show you how to avoid being buried alive under baby gear that never gets used.


Don’t let this happen to you!  

I sent Rachel a couple questions and she answered them and I’m just going to copy and paste some of it because she is too darn interesting.

Why did you write the Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year?

“Boy did I waste a lot of money on baby stuff that I never used. It all sat in a closet, piled on top of each other, and none of it made my life easier.

This book was what I wish I had read when I was pregnant. It’s a book about slowing down when you have small children. It’s a book about how to live well with less so you can sleep more, pay off debt or find the dollars for those extra things like a cleaner when you’re infant is reverse cycling and you’ve had 11 hours sleep over four days.”

Have you always been a minimalist or was this something that developed over time?

“I was never a hoarder but I did love sales and stuff. Chances are if you complimented me on what I was wearing the first thing out my mouth was “I got if for 60% off!”

When my son was born things changed. I was at home a lot, stressed out by our stuff and finally saw that I wasn’t using everything that was stored in our closets.

In September of 2010, after a summer reading about minimalists that were living out of backpacks, I decided to massively downsize our possessions to get back more time, money and space. We also cut our living expenses in that year, selling our car, cutting bills and buying very little, so that I could stay home with our son. A huge benefit to this lifestyle change is that we paid off $82,000 in consumer debt in under two years.”

(Does anyone else have this sudden urge to declutter right now? Or is it just me? So inspiring!) 

Rachel is giving away three copies of her digital e-book, Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year today.

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She is also giving away one Grand Prize of her book plus a Clutter Coaching Session.

Here is her description of the Clutter Coaching Session: “Tired of stuffed closets and junk drawers? Overwhelmed by piles of ancient bank statements and stressed out by your mud room? This is a chance for a fresh start.

Rachel will help you declutter three areas of your home and life. She will virtually hold your hand (and sometimes kick your butt) as you shred those statements and pare down your wardrobe.

You’ll receive tasks tailored to your specific needs that will help you banish clutter for good. Rachel will also be there for you with email support for the duration of the session and a maintenance plan to help you stay clutter free.

The session will last four weeks and can be started at any time between April and November of 2012. The value of this personalized four week clutter coaching session is $249.”

Yes please! Who doesn’t need some decluttering help? I really hope I win this one. Oh, I’m not eligible? Dang. My closets are crying now. They had hope for a moment. It always feels SO good to clear space, doesn’t it? 

Please visit The Minimalist Mom on Facebook! Or follow Rachel on Twitter! Or check our her blog, The Minimalist Mom!



Minimalist Mom is giving away three copies of her digital e-book, The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year. One additional grand-prize winner will receive a copy of her digital e-book as well as a Clutter Coaching Session described above.

How to Enter:

Comment on this post! One comment per person. Comments will close Tuesday, May 8th at 8PM PST & winner will be picked via random # generator, notified and announced here at the bottom of this post.

Comments are now closed, thanks everyone!

Congrats to…

Leslie – “I really hope I win this one”. and I’m eligible!!

Julie Domme - I would love to win either prize! We’re working to afford for me to be able to be a stay at home mom with baby #2 on the way and this would help a lot! Thanks for offering the prizes! 

Shira - Expecting any day now…show me the way.

Pati - I’m moving and feel incredibly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff we have. I’m piling up stuff to get rid of but still there seems to be so much STUFF! Please help me declutter and have a home where closets are roomy and my house is not always in a state of chaos! (Grand Prize)

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865 Responses to Non-Crappy Giveaway – Minimalist Mom

  1. Alex Finney says:

    Yay Minimalist Mom!!! <3

  2. Rachel Evelyn says:

    I could definitely use some virtual hand holding/butt kicking to tame the clutter beast.

  3. Rebecca S. says:

    What a wonderful idea–sounds like something I could definitely use!

  4. VanityMom says:

    wow, so true 🙂

  5. Andrea says:

    This sounds like a necessary read!

  6. Christa Lautner says:

    I have been following Minimalist Mom and have paired down quite a bit but would LOVE to win this prize and finalize my space! It’s kind of addictive once you see how much more room you have, you just want to clean more, lol!

  7. Katherine M. says:

    I love this blog! It is horribly easy to get buried with “things and stuff” when you have kids.

  8. Brenda says:

    Living in a 1000 square foot home with three babies (almost 3, almost 2, and due in July), I am really looking forward to reading your book.

  9. Ligia says:

    I’m not sure if Rachel can fly all the way to Europe for the coaching session, but the book would be great too 🙂

  10. Roxanne says:

    I’m cheap, but this service sounds underpriced. This woman should have her own action figure, except that would probably be unnecessary clutter.

  11. jennifer says:

    I am actively working towards a minimal lifestyle and this could really help.

  12. I’m on baby #2 in an apartment and need some tips so we can keep living where we are!

  13. Valentina says:

    I follow and love The Minimalist Mom, and her book would be very useful to me (not a hoarder, but I find so difficult to declutter…)

  14. Teddi says:

    I’m past my babies’ first years, but I know some moms-to-be trying to figure out what they need for their babies and the de-cluttering help would be awesome!

  15. Laura Anne says:

    We will be having #2 in November and are hoping to keep it minimalist! I would love to have Rachel’s book for some good planning and advise!

  16. Cindy Condliff says:

    Sounds interesting!!

  17. Cherie says:

    I need to win!!! 🙂

  18. Kaycee says:

    Everyone I know needs to declutter. I always feel the urge after I’ve been to a flea market that’s piled high with useless items.

  19. Doreen says:

    What a great idea!

  20. Julie says:

    My littlest is past the first year, but I have many friends expecting soon who would love the book, and I sure do need some decluttering around here!! 🙂

  21. lunachick265 says:

    I just had a baby, and while I’ve pared down, I have a long way to go. I sure could use the hand-holding and a push to take it further!

  22. Shelly :) says:

    My husband and I are just starting the process of registering for our first and there is SOOO much baby stuff out there. This would be a great read! 🙂

  23. sarah says:


  24. Molly T. says:

    Would LOVE to win this! I’ve been following Rachel for a while and have made some good progress, but I’ve been stuck in a slump lately. Ready to move on! 🙂

  25. Dawn says:

    Yes, I need this!

  26. Extromom says:

    I really need some declutter help!!

  27. Jori says:

    I wish I was more of a minimalist!

  28. Melissa says:

    I’m expecting my first baby right now and we’ve been trying to avoid purchasing unnecessary baby stuff. I’d love to check out her book!

  29. Rach says:

    Oh dear, I really could use some help! Great giveaway!

  30. Jen McCracken says:

    Yes, please! Our baby stuff is multiplying.

  31. Chelsea says:

    This book is definitely on my list of “must read”! We’re 5 weeks from Baby’s due date and already the stuff is starting to pile up…

  32. delia mayoff says:

    I could use the heck out of this!

  33. ChristineG says:

    Ooooo — great giveaway! Thank you to both of you. 🙂

  34. Corinne says:

    ooooh! This would be wonderful! We are definitely in need of a little push to get our decluttering going 🙂

  35. Josh S. says:

    Comment is done. Please enter me!

  36. Megan O'Neill says:

    This would be great. I seem to collect baby gear and instead of making things easier, it is just more stuff for my 3 year old to rearrange into a huge pile.

  37. Niki says:

    Thank you!!

  38. Alicia says:

    My goal this year, among other things, is to get rid of half the stuff I have before I buy a house for myself and my little guy. This book would definitely help me out!

  39. Sue A says:

    I would love to read this book! It’s right up my alley being a first time mom and soooo overwhelmed with baby stuff and clutter! Organization is what I need! (and motivation!)


  40. deetz says:

    help me pay off debt! 🙂

  41. sarab says:

    Boy, I could use this!

  42. Ruby says:

    So exciting!!!

  43. Alana says:

    This is a MUST in my life right now! We’re busting at the seams in our condo and need to figure out how to de-clutter and get to a more organized life for us and our 2 little boys!

  44. Jeremy says:

    Very cool!

  45. Aimee says:

    I could REALLY use this…pregnant with #2 right now, and we have way too much stuff already, and more keeps coming in. It’s like baby stuff breeds itself and multiplies!

  46. Emily says:

    Um, yes please!! So need help with this.

  47. Jackie Francek says:

    Oh, I really need this!

  48. Aimee Parzych says:

    Very cool!

  49. Amanda Perryman says:

    This sounds wonderful!

  50. D. Weston says:

    Super cool! Thanks for the intro to Minimalist Mom!

  51. Lena says:

    Me, me! Pick me! Moving soon and I SO don’t want to move it if it’s not even being used!

  52. Susan in Hawaii says:

    I love Minimalist Mom!!! We are a military family who moves often, so that sort of forces you to attempt to be minimalist!

  53. Sarah says:

    This would be interesting I feel like we are drowning in stuff sometimes and I don’t know where to start !

  54. Tia says:

    I love getting rid of clutter and unused stuff, but there are certain areas I really need a kick in the pants about.

  55. Kourtney Sladek says:

    Kindergarten teacher + mom = 1 glue stick away from becoming a hoarder 🙂

  56. Rachel Bailey says:

    Yes please! I’ve been trying to turn my husband and I onto this way of living recently…could use the hand-holding 🙂

  57. Sara says:

    I bought so much stuff for baby and didn’t wind up using it or at least not very much. Would love to check out this book and the coaching would be amazing.

  58. Maggie says:

    I need this, even if we are a bit beyond the baby stage.

  59. Jane says:

    Sounds like this book may have been written just for me! I dread openig closets because of what I might find in there!

  60. katrina says:

    I really could use this!

  61. delbounce says:

    Yeah! I just found her website through yours the other day and started browsing through the archives.

  62. Robyn Monticone says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  63. Brooke says:

    I’ve been really into reading about and (trying to) implement minimalism into my life! The one area that I haven’t been able to master is my kids’ stuff. I always feel so guilty, like they NEED every last gadget and gizmo I can give them. I’m looking forward to reading the book, whether I win or not!

  64. Karen says:

    I just found her website through your blog the other day and practically read the entire thing! Thank you for sharing these great sponsors!

  65. AJ Landrigan says:

    *I* NEED that!

  66. E. Compton says:

    Where was she when I had my first one??? I couldn’t believe how much stuff we ended up with that we never touched!

  67. Heather B says:

    I remember feeling exactly like that with our first. Do babies really need all this junk? Nope, I wish I’d had this book. 🙂

  68. trish f. says:

    I can never get rid of my kids’ stuff and it is taking over our house. Really could use some guidance with that and with getting them to be okay with doing it too.

  69. Adrienne says:

    Um… YES, PLEASE.

  70. Rachael says:

    Cool, I have been decluttering so much stuff but I still have a long way to go.

  71. Lindsey says:

    I totally need to do this! Baby 2 due in 3 weeks, we are drowning in stuff and I’m giving up my career to stay home= no chance at moving out of the house that feels cramped with 3 in it!

  72. Liz says:

    I really needed this book before I had my first! So much wasted money and stuff. I did pass it all onto friends so it didn’t just go into the trash but I still flinch when I think of all that junk.

  73. Penny says:

    Wow! We definitely need this in our house!

  74. Does that mean I have to get rid of my iPhone? 🙁

  75. Jessica says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  76. Gena Miller says:

    I would love this!

  77. Kelly Lefcheck says:

    Sounds awesome 🙂

  78. Sarah T says:

    I could so use this!

  79. Kelsey Joh says:

    Oh, me, me! I have 4 boys and soooo much stuff. We just had our house packed up and shipped across the ocean from Hawaii to Texas, and I’m NOT looking forward to unpacking all of it on the other end – yikes!

  80. Rina says:

    Is that a yoga ball in the crib I spy? LOL Yes, I really need to get rid of some stuff.

  81. Heather says:

    I love her website but haven’t read her book yet!

  82. Cris says:

    Need! and want!

  83. Heather says:

    Sounds like just what I need.

  84. Miriam says:

    Ooh! Pick me!

    My husband would love it if we won this. 😉

  85. Ashley says:

    Yes!! I deffinitly could use this book!!

  86. Courtney says:

    I so need this! Living as a family of four in a small two bedroom apartment, we have way too much stuff.

  87. Lee says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t heard of her before, that is a great site! I go through kicks of being minimalist and clearing our clutter but then I always fall back into stuff. I realize it is an ongoing process. Would love the help!

  88. Tracy Maloney says:

    I could really use some help! We moved into my moms home (2 kids, 2 adults, plus mom) to help her out and could use some help!

  89. Jess says:

    I love that it is an ebook so there isn’t yet another book to add to my stacks. Books and clothes are the hardest things for me to downsize.

  90. Jessica says:

    I would love some help organizing my house! Living in a small house with twins, we have tons of stuff and not enough storage!

  91. Jennifer McNaughton says:

    We need this! Our family of four moved into a two bedroom and we have the stuff from our 3 bedroom house crammed in here. We need help getting it down to a livable level!

  92. Jennifer Gleason says:

    I really need this!

  93. Katy says:

    Me please! Pretty please! With a cherry on top!

  94. Tia Wendel says:

    Sounds like a great book! wish I had it before I had my first!

  95. Sara says:

    A great gift for mommy-to-be friends!

  96. Kait says:

    oh how i need this!

  97. Beth McKenzie says:

    Yes! I so need this- I have an online shopping addiction-and so much “stuff” we just dont need!!

  98. GG says:

    Pick me please!

  99. FreyaMum says:

    I’d love to win this!

  100. Alesha says:

    With 4 kids (age 10, 7, 4, and 7months) and 3 adults living in a 4 bedroom house I could really use this.

  101. Erica says:

    Good timing, I was just getting that spring cleaning itch.

  102. Michelle Wolfson says:

    My husband woke up today and told me he had nightmares about our clutter! Please help.

  103. Julie says:

    This author is preaching what I TRY to practice. Too late for the “Baby’s first year,” but I could use a clutter coaching session. I totally agree that you don’t need half the stuff “they” say you do.. in fact I got very little the second time I had a baby. I knew I could go get it when I needed it AFTER he was born, so that’s what I did.

    “He likes room to wiggle. I’ll get a bouncy seat to put him in.”

    “Oh now he wants to be held all the time! Time to sew a sling and check craigslist for carriers.”

    Some folks swear by baby swings, but neither of my kids used one, ever. Not even sure getting a crib was worth it with kid # 1. But we’ve gotten plenty of use out of it with number 2, who likes his space and did not use the sling and carriers long at all… I’m glad I only spent about $12 total on carriers for him.

  104. Dena says:

    Oh I so need to declutter and minimalise our life!

  105. renee says:

    decluttering definitely required here!

  106. Christina Medei says:

    Oh Momma!!!! Need it doesnt even cover it!!!! Prior to my three wee ones I had the most organized and simplistic life! Fast forward eight years of marriage and babies… I had to forbid myself this summer from any yard sales or thrift stores until I can remove everything from this house we dont need. We bought this house with “3” bedrooms… I havent seen the third one since the day we moved in! And paper monsters, excessive amounts of laundry, and entirely too many toys have me secretly praying for a bulldozer! Where did it all come from??

  107. katherine says:

    I was luckily too disorganized to have too much stuff prior to our son’s arrival, and it has worked great. we never decorated his room or anything, either.

    BUT, I could really use that decluttering session!!

  108. Yes! I need to declutter before we move into our new house!

  109. nina sapir says:

    my husbands motto is “better safe than thrown away”, please let us win!

  110. Mary S says:

    Yay! This is something chock full of ideas I could really use! And share with my mommy-to-be friends who are stunned at how much a new baby “needs.”

  111. Sarah S says:

    I seriously need some help decluttering my house!

  112. Heather says:

    I could definitely use a lot less clutter in my life right now!

  113. Becky says:

    Love it! My son is 16 days old, and this blog and The Minimalist Mom have kept me entertained through nighttime feedings. De-cluttering our space is something we really need!

  114. Andrea says:

    Wow! I could really use this right now… just did some number crunching to see if we could make a BIG change (and we can’t until we get some things worked out) would love to have some hand holding (and to see my spare room again!)

  115. Angie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this sponsor, added Minimalist Mom to my blog reader!

  116. Belinda T. says:

    I NEED to declutter. We can barely step in the house. With three kids, there is a LOT of stuff. Please help me.

  117. Ashley Newberg says:

    Enter me please! 🙂

  118. Jennifer Rose Walker says:

    Pick me pick me 🙂 please.

  119. Teri Pence says:

    Would LOVE this! Really…really…really.

  120. Lisa says:

    Sounds like a wonderfully helpful book! I’d love to have a copy!

  121. Jessica says:

    Love love love! (there was probably a more minimalistic way to write that)

  122. Danielle V. says:

    Not just you, I have an urge to get rid of stuff now too! Just this post alone was inspiring to me.

  123. Nicole says:


  124. Tara Schmahl says:

    Very nice, thank you.

  125. It’s possible I had to wipe drool off my screen…possible…

  126. Kate Lund says:

    I don’t usually comment for giveaways but seeing as I actually need this and there is more than one winner count me in!

  127. Anne W says:

    Need this!

  128. Brittany Blankenship says:

    Oh. My. Gosh… could you imagine?! This would be amazing for the sardine can we live in!

  129. Kristi A. says:

    The Toys. Have. Taken. Over. 🙂 help is necessary. I find it hard to part with things my babies ‘loved’

  130. Lani B. says:

    Please, Minimalist Mom, show me the way to the other side of my basement! Because we can’t walk in there now.

  131. Melissa says:

    Sign me up for less clutter!

  132. Jessica Sanborn says:

    How perfect would this be for trying to sell our house!

  133. Heidi S says:

    This sounds like exactly what I need. We are looking at moving within the next year or two, and I just told my husband yesterday we need to do some major purging before the move. Starting with all those paper statements that I really don’t need anymore is first on my list!

  134. Jennifer Rose Walker says:

    Please pick me I am buried in a mountain of clutter I have a two ur old a six month old and one more due in august.

  135. Allison H. says:

    Someone to help me tackle clutter?? Umm, yes please!

  136. Kitty Kat says:

    Can Minimalist Mom also convince my husband that we need to clutter? He’s such a hoarder! 🙂

  137. Kitty Kat says:


  138. Joanne says:

    I love purging!

  139. Shannon says:

    WOW how come I have never heard of you, you wonderful woman. I have the biggest problem with clutter and crap! This would be a godsend!

  140. Sarah V says:

    Old bills an bank statements, ahhhhh!

  141. Tanya says:

    Uh, I don’t actually want to be entered in the contest — just had to say that isn’t it ironic to get a book about decluttering, or to pay a couple of hundred dollars to be told how to save money? If it needs doing, nobody else is going to do it for you.

    …Having said this, I have just collected a carload of toddler stuff I probably don’t need from a friend who definitely didn’t need it, because, well, it’s free, right?! 😀

  142. Heather Naylor says:


  143. Lauren says:

    I am signing up for the blog – I need this!

  144. Rebecca Osterman says:

    I could totally use to declutter. Especially since my husband is ADHD and can’t focus at all with our clutter

  145. Melanie Villanueva says:

    this sounds great! I may buy the book if I don’t happen to win it!

  146. Ayala says:

    Love your blog. Absolutely need help decluttering here!

  147. Mindy Taylor says:

    I always say I need to declutter…maybe if someone holds my hand it will actually happen!

  148. Karen says:

    Oh man, I need this!

  149. Tanya says:

    It is amazing to me how much stuff piles up without you realizing it! it gets overwhelming and in not quuite sure where to start =/

  150. Jessica Brunsman says:

    I’m getting ready to have #2, so I am sure this book would come in handy! I have closets full of things we didn’t use the first time, so not much hope for the second time!

  151. KP says:

    My son is 5 and we still have all his baby crap in the attic! Apparently this giveaway was made for us!

  152. Susan DeLong says:

    I can’t wait to read the book and start de-cluttering! 🙂

  153. Chantal says:

    That sounds like a great read! Definitely need to declutter… tomorrow!

  154. Gennie pintang says:

    We are drowning in clutter, Save us!

  155. Susan Follrod says:

    Pleeeasssseeee!! I need decluttering!!! 4 kids, if you count the husband!

  156. Tabitha says:

    Sounds amazing!

  157. Megan S says:

    Goodness. Just what I need!

  158. jamie says:

    Yes, please!!

  159. Kay says:

    Yes, the junk drawer must go.

  160. Erinne says:

    Kinda scared by the possibility of having to go through all the crap, but I guess that means I really should!

  161. Jenn says:

    Please, I so need organizational help.

  162. Jess says:

    Would LOVE to win this. I’m home w/ baby #1 and we’re planning on #2 in the near future. I’ve been desperate to declutter and dejunk our house, but need some serious butt-kicking help in that department!

  163. Mona lisa says:

    I so need this. There is stuff everywhere in my house. It all seemed necessary at some point…I think…

  164. Jill says:

    I’m ready to declutter every nook and cranny right now!

  165. Cece says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  166. Jana L says:

    I love this idea, and want to gift the book to my brother and sister-in-law who are pregnant with #1!

  167. Laura says:

    Just donated an entire spare closet full of clothes! But there is so much more to do.

  168. Stephanie H. says:

    Please I soooo need decluttering/organizing help. Single mom to a beautiful 4 year old girly girl. I am recently separated and moved from a huge 3 bedroom house with 2 car garage with attic, storage and shed (held lots of STUFF) to a super small 2 bedroom apartment. I am completely overwhelmed and feeling like I now live in a hoarders home with boxes and bags of stuff I just can’t seem to get through it all. HELP ME PLEASE

  169. Sarah says:

    3 people (2 adults and a baby) in a one bedroom house- I could definitely use some de-cluttering help!

  170. Julie says:

    I am always looking for ways to simplify my life and this sounds great!

  171. allison Laurie says:

    Don’t understand how spending $249 will help me save money ,sounds like another book to clutter up my home and make someone else richer .What a croc

    • Rach says:

      It is a giveaway, you don’t have to spend that money. And the book is an ebook, it won’t enter your home. Spreading hate only makes you dark and rotten inside.

      • allison laurie says:

        they are giving away 1 to sell 1000, if you can’t see that you are blind to the truth. I love Ambers blog but fell it’s a shame she uses it to promote merchandise like this.

    • Tia says:

      Why would you bother to comment if you felt this way?

  172. Christine says:

    Now that I am past that first year,I could certainly use the help decluttering EVERYTHING left in the wake of 3 kids.

  173. Jen W says:

    I tooooootally need someone to kick my butt! The clutter is killing me :/

  174. Debbie says:

    Me please!!

  175. Christina says:

    I’ve been thinking about how to start decluttering for the last year. I neeeeed help!

  176. Melissa T says:

    I could use the help!

  177. Ellen Rogers says:

    Yay! Thank you both for the chance at a great giveaway. 🙂

  178. Michelle says:

    Wow. I am a terrible packrat – I need a book like that to help get rid of needless *stuff*!

  179. amy says:

    Sounds amazing!

  180. Beth L. says:

    I can’t comment, I’m drowning in clutter!

  181. Tia says:

    Please pick me, I would love this!

  182. Summer Riley says:

    I am on the road to getting imperfectly organized and can use the moral support. I have big goals for next year and need to use my time wisely in order to achieve those goals. What a great giveaway, thanks!

  183. Jessie says:

    So very needed in our home!

  184. Samantha Scott says:

    Can’t wait to read it!

  185. Delia says:

    Wow, that much paid off in consumer debt? For our income, even if we spent nothing it would take years to pay that off!

  186. Shannon says:

    Wow. It’s like you read my mind….

  187. Candace says:

    We are drowning in stuff too. Help!

  188. Lori Scarrow says:

    Very smart idea!!!!

  189. Dana Lewis says:

    I need someone to whip me and the house into decluttered shape!

  190. Heather says:

    I am in desperate need of this! I’m not a mom just yet, but hubby and I are trying to get pregnant and we have A TON of clutter that we don’t know where to even begin with!

  191. Jenny says:

    You’re right, very inspiring! I hope I win!

  192. Lisa M. says:

    I need this so badly!

  193. I’m another one who is long past baby’s first year, but would love some de-cluttering assistance.

  194. Elena says:

    I can really use someone who is completely unattached to my stuff to help me get rid of it. I come from a long line of hoarders (meaning I’ve inherited other people’s clutter). HELP!!!

  195. Joelle says:


  196. Kristi says:

    This sounds like something I could use and share with others. I think my husband would appreciate it too!

  197. Melody says:

    Wow, just wow. Humbling and inspiring! I could use the help.

  198. Christine says:

    I could really use a virtual clutter cleaner outer. We’re trying to make room for foster kids.

  199. Danielle says:

    I’m way past baby’s first year as well (my “baby” is almost 3, yipes!) I could use some de-cluttering help for sure though. 3 kids, 2 adults in a 2 bedroom apartment makes things….difficult at times for sure.

  200. Sounds like a great book!

  201. Shiki says:

    Feeling inspired already! Wish I read some of her suggestions before getting all swept away with preparing stuff for the baby that end up being totally unused.

  202. Julianne Klecka says:

    I would love to read this!!!!

  203. JodieRo says:

    Ohmygosh! We don’t just need this, we !NEED! this!

  204. Tiffany says:


  205. Heather says:

    Yay for giveaways! Howver, I think I am totally going to get that book even if I don’t win.

  206. Sarah says:

    Yes, please! My 1,000 square ft home is stuffed and I could really use some help.

  207. Armelle says:

    I could definitely use Rachel’s experience and advice. I was actually planning to buy her book but procrastinated because this is going to be an additional book in our cluttered house!

  208. Lucy says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one with a giant exercise ball and nothing to do with it… Well I guess I could work out….. Nah.
    Oh and then there’s the clutter

  209. Siobhan says:

    I am trying to be a minimalist mom, I would love some help to get my husband to start with me, it seem for every doller I save he spends 2. And for every one thing I get out of the house he brings in 5 things. Help me!

  210. Amy Harley says:

    Sounds great!

  211. lori says:

    Oh please, oh please, oh please. I really need this.

  212. Jessica w. says:

    I can hear my closets chanting ( pick me, pick me)

  213. Karen says:

    I could definitely use some coaching. I’ve got a three month old, a house full of stuff, and we’re moving to an apartment in the fall. My blood pressures rises just thinking about it.

  214. Ali Cook says:

    This is just what I need! I’m in that place of wanting to get rid of it if it’s not being used! I just need a bit of help and encouragement to do the work to declutter and sell/donate the stuff we don’t need and aren’t using.

  215. Sarah S. says:

    I really need to learn to think like a minimalist. I want to be one, just don’t know how to get from here to there. Maybe Minimalist Mom could help!

  216. Ceri says:

    Oh I could use this. We have so much crap I fear I could end up on hoarders one day…..

  217. Laura Bumba says:

    This sounds like a lifestyle change I need!

  218. Sam says:

    digital eBook = less clutter. YAY!

  219. Audrey says:

    oh clutter clutter clutter!

  220. Jen says:

    When I was expecting my first kid, I just waited to buy stuff until after he was born. This way, we knew we needed the stuff we bought. Before he was born, all I had were diapers, a dresser, a carseat, a hand me down bassinet,more receiving blankets than I thought I would ever use, and a few t-shirts. I did use all the blankets :).

  221. Sara R says:

    This sounds great!

  222. Chrissy Socia says:

    I would love to have this book!

  223. Stephanie Emmons says:

    I would LOVE to read this!!!

  224. Amy Key says:

    Pick MEEEEE! I never win shit.

  225. Theresa says:

    i could DEFINITELY use some decluttering advice! my husband always says i have too much crap!

  226. amber says:

    Oh boy do i need this!

  227. Emily says:

    Baby #2 will be here any day now – heavens yes, I could use some help decluttering and de-stuff-ing!

  228. Jeane Ess says:

    Yep, totally have the urge to de-clutter just reading these few questions asked!

  229. Jessi Sellers says:

    I need this!

  230. Courtney says:

    Oh sweet god, this would be perfect. We have been living abroad for five years now, are expecting our first and need to pare down as we head back to the US, only knowing how, or what, seems impossible! My husband and I are both seemingly unable to throw away anything. Help would be most appreciated.

  231. Ashley says:

    I could really use the help on decluttering!!

  232. Miriam says:

    I’m kind of minimalist already, but I could definitely use the kick in the pants considering we live in a 1000 sq foot apartment with a toddler, infant twins, and no storage!

  233. hillary says:

    Brilliant! I’m expecting my second and could really use some decluttering inspiration.

  234. Jessica Mills says:

    Baby #3 on the way and the “stuff” is piling up. Could def use this 🙂

  235. April says:

    I need a minimalist in my life 🙂

  236. Rachel Dimock says:

    Too much clutter! I’d love to win this and start getting rid of it! 🙂

  237. Rhonda Eash says:

    I would love to read this!

  238. Rebekah says:

    maybe we need to declutter the comments? 🙂

  239. Theresa Waters says:

    As someone who “inherited” TEN boxes of random baby stuff that is now sitting in a corner of my living room (*gasp* ALL the closets are full!?!) this is perfectly timed!

  240. Angela S says:

    I need this kind of help! I get so overwhelmed by the clutter that I end up doing nothing or just enough so the clutter doesn’t get worse…but it also doesn’t get much better either. Will Minimalist Mom come to my rescue?

  241. Amy says:

    I would love to read this! We’re thinking about having kids now and would love to know all her ideas!

  242. Jayme says:

    I would love to read her book!

  243. Stacey says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

  244. Kim D. says:

    I’ve been trying to minimalize since our move last year, and it’s not on working very well. Please help me! XD

  245. Erika k says:

    I really need this! 🙂

  246. Grace H says:

    I need this. Big time.

  247. embolism99 says:

    I want a copy of her book but don’t have a kindle. Wish there was a hard copy!

  248. SCW says:

    Yes i desperately need help de-cluttering!

  249. Holly Jaccar says:

    Sounds like I needed this book when I was pregnant with my first baby! I still need help!

  250. Maren says:

    Trying to make the most of our tiny house – would love this!

  251. Mel says:

    I need to minimalize the Daddy (and the mom)

  252. Wendy says:

    I would love this book! 🙂

  253. Tiff smothers says:

    If only I could attach a picture to illustrate how desperately I need this book. Did I mention I’m hoarding 3 couches in my two bedroom apartment ? Not something I typically brag about in daily conversation.

  254. Sara says:

    Help us, minimalist mom! We’re buried alive under stuff with no time to get rid of it all.

  255. Meggin D says:

    The book sound awesome! 🙂

  256. Robin says:

    Wow, I need this! lol

  257. Madison says:

    After moving from almost 4000 square feet of house and awesome garage storage, into 900 feet of tiny apartment complete with my 3 year old and 8 month old Great Dane, I definitely need this. I never win anything, but I’m going to start saving so I can get this. It sounds awesome!

  258. Alicia says:

    I could definitely use some decluttering tips!

  259. Jewel C says:

    She’d faint if she saw my house of 7 …..females!

  260. Kate says:

    I want this book so bad! Getting ready to have baby #2 and would love the help.

  261. sarah says:

    My partner would love me to de-clutter!

  262. charlene says:

    i have 3 kids and would love help minimizing the amount of stuff we have. i feel like we are bursting at the seams!

  263. Adella says:

    Help me, i’m a hoarder!

  264. erin says:

    Would love this! 🙂

  265. Cdnkaro says:

    What a fantastic idea. So inspiring!

  266. Laurie Hughes says:

    We have so much junk! The next room we tackle is the oldest boys…

  267. Amanda S says:

    I am due with #2 in July and have been desperately trying to declutter my home… and my life before the new addition arrives. I definitely still have a way to go and any help would be appreciated!

  268. Stacey Hammond says:

    We too paid off over $80K in debt in 2 years! This is an excellent idea and I definitely will purchase a book for pregnant friends from now on!

  269. Nicole R. says:

    I totally get the minimalistic approach to baby gear. We got the call at 6pm that our son was born and we had to pick him up the next day. I think the only piece that I bought and never used that night was the pee pee tee pee. We were strapped for cash after buying the essentials and paying his adoption bills and I hope to continue that approach with our second (that has been a surprise conception!). But could use it for other places around the house.

  270. Rachel says:

    I definitely need this!!

  271. Vicki says:

    Yes, yes, please, yes! 🙂

  272. Devon says:

    Eek! I need this. Like yesterday.

  273. Erin says:

    Oh boy, could my house use some de-cluttering!

  274. Emily says:

    We like the picture of the mom wondering where to put the baby. 😛

  275. Mandie Smith says:

    Sounds awesome! It is amazing how quickly they paid off so much debt!

  276. Correen says:

    With 3 kids, ages 4, 2 & 7 weeks we have too much stuff! I need help!

  277. Sarah Gill says:

    I liked everything but the wardrobe part…. Could she do everything, but my closet?? My dh would LOVE this. Anytime we go to a hotel he says that is how we should live. 🙁 scary, but I think true. We don’t NEED something on every flat surface.

  278. Yon Ju says:

    Hi Amber and Rachel,

    I am going to become a first-time godmother this June. The mom and dad would most benefit from your book. This will be their first child. They live in a crappy apartment, but unfortunately cannot afford to move out before their son is born. She is selling all of her jewelry to make ends meet. He works over 65 hours a week as a salaried manager.

    Their small space is always suffering from lack of space and too much clutter. They can use all the help they can get. Please consider us for the grand prize. They do not have an ebook reader.

    Thank you,
    Yon Ju

  279. Michelle says:

    I wish i would have read this when i was pregnant too! Way too much baby stuff (and just stuff in general). I’ve been working on clearing things out though since we moved into a smaller home and i have to say, it is NICE to only have what you need 🙂 I would love to read this book!

  280. Stacy says:

    Its so true we don’t know what we need til after!
    This book is a great idea, would love to read it.

  281. Charlene H. says:

    Im always looking for ways to declutter and downsize! I would log to win this book!

  282. Laura says:

    Yes please! Thank you!

  283. Susan parker says:

    Would love to win this.

  284. Darcy H says:

    This is a book I would love to read!

  285. Di says:


  286. Amy Barron-Gafford says:

    I need this. I really do.

  287. Brittani C. says:

    Ahhhh! Pick me please!! You have no idea how much I need that right now!

  288. Tatumhart says:

    This sounds awesome. Once one of my friends randomly came over and cleaned out my car. She just saw I needed some help and did it. A few months later she moved to Galveston to go to medical school. We are still good friends, but she’s too far away to help with my clutter. Maybe a stranger can help if I win.

  289. Sarah Weitkuhn says:

    Well, if I don’t win the book, I’m probably going to have to buy it! Or maybe I will see if it’s available on my kindle, cause you know, less clutter:)

  290. Jenny says:

    thinking my husband would like me to read this book! haha

  291. Rosi Shepard says:

    With number 3 on the way, I need to be a minimalist mom. I was thinking built-ins would save a lot of space now I am thinking dumpster in the front yard may be what I really need. 🙂

  292. Kristi says:

    I could really use some minimimalist-ness in my life. Please help me.

  293. Lauren A. says:

    I need a good purge, but every time I try to toss some things I think “but what if I need it someday!” Nevermind that it has sat unused since I purchased it 5 years ago. And my darned memory that remembers who gave me everything means I have a hard time parting with stuff for sentimental reasons. In summary: HELP!

  294. Angie says:

    Love this!

  295. Jess says:

    Wow this is great! Thanks Minimalist Mom!

  296. Courtney says:

    Yay, I want, no need, this book!

  297. D Smith says:

    Oh boy, do I ever need this!

  298. I could use help in this area mostly because I don’t have the money or space for all of the things I want for baby!

  299. Larissa Judt says:

    I wear a necklace that says “simplify” just to remind myself not to buy useless junk. Sometimes it works! I wear it religiously whenever I’m Christmas shopping. 🙂

  300. Becky says:

    sounds great!

  301. Katie says:

    Would love this!!!

  302. Jaclyn says:

    Awesome! I need some help.

  303. Lizette says:

    I’m moving and see this as the perfect opportunity to CHANGE! 🙂

  304. Summer Sheldon says:

    Me Please!!!!!!!!

  305. Angela DeCubellis says:

    Ironic post for me. With just having our third child I’m so feeling “cluttered” in my life!

  306. Sarah says:

    I would LOVE to win this one!!!

  307. Kellista says:

    I need this!!

  308. Ashley says:

    I desperately need to declutter for an impending drastic downsize: we’ll likely be halving our square footage while adding a new baby to the fam! Hope we win 🙂

  309. Emily says:

    My office needs some serious help

  310. Dawn says:

    I need a guide to surviving birthdays, too! How do you tell that favorite uncle that the kids really don’t need that super large item that takes up so much space in our 900 square foot condo? 🙂

  311. Claudette says:

    We’ve started this weekend with the garage, and it looks fabulous, but somehow there seems to be an awful lot of stuff in the house again!! Time to de-clutter completely and probably hire a skip!

  312. Karla says:

    Who couldn’t use this!

  313. Lisa says:

    I do want to declarer right now. It seems I always am and it’s never done! I’d love to win the book or the session!

  314. Rae Darefsky says:

    Um…wow. I could really use some butt-kicking! 🙂

  315. M says:

    I would love to see if this is a realistic opportunity for me and my family.

  316. Kristen says:

    I’ve always been a pack rat, but since my son was born 3 months ago I’ve been wanting to get rid of EVERYTHING!

  317. maggie says:

    decluttering? that would be awesome.

  318. Lindsay says:

    If it’s not useful or beautiful, get rid of it!

  319. Jammie Clark says:

    OOOhhhhhhh….. me likes! ha ha ha Minimalism, here I come!

  320. Courtney says:

    OMG. when i just tripped over piles of toys and books etc, i realised that I have sooo much stuff that my 2 kids dont use. I could definately use a big declutter!

  321. Lauren says:

    Even if I don’t win I for see this on my soon to be read list!

  322. Brooke says:

    I just finished a book called Slow is Beautiful which touches on some of the ideas set forth here. Very inspiring!

  323. Andrea Albright says:

    Ohhhh, I so want to get rid of all my ‘crappy’ stuff! Every time I think I did good by getting rid of stuff, I find/buy/inherit/grow/accumulate more stuff. :-\

  324. Amy Dermen says:

    Great idea!

  325. Karen says:

    Yes! I *so* need this!

  326. Cynthia Rhoads says:

    This would be so awesome and helpful!

  327. Leigh says:

    Oooh, not sure how the Clutter Coaching session would work over here in New Zealand, but I would love love love the book!! We live in a tiny house and for some reason my three kids just keep getting bigger!! Advise on de-cluttering would be a much better idea than moving!

  328. Kristin says:

    I’d love this!

  329. Lyndsey says:

    De clutter me!!!

  330. Lyndsey says:

    Declutter me

  331. Victoria H. says:

    pick me, me, me. the stuff is taking over my life. I need a coaching. I just can’t do it alone!!!!

  332. Jessica Rice says:

    Sounds fantastic! Would love it!

  333. Lisa wyman says:

    Possibly my godsend – it would be no surprise if the book’s inscription referred to someone like me (an unhappy hoarder) as its inspiration!

  334. Jason says:

    Sounds like an awesome book!

  335. Angelina Shumaker says:

    Hurray for purging!

  336. Please,please,please! Love this and would totally help out right now!

  337. Jackie Jones says:

    WOW! I need this with a 3 year old and one on the way!

  338. Kate Walder says:

    help me please!

  339. Sharon Watson says:

    This sounds like the perfect book for me!

  340. Tracy says:

    Oh wow! I really need this!

  341. Sheena says:

    It’s because of the what-ifs. But what-if I need it? I have a problem with that.

  342. McKenzie says:

    I have so much crap everywhere. Definitely in need of saving some money and reducing the clutter. Help! 🙂

  343. April says:

    This sounds so awesome. Congrats on the debt lowering. We could all use help in that arena.

  344. elaine says:

    I would love to read this book!

  345. MissPinkKate says:

    Having my first baby in 8 weeks, I want this 🙂

  346. Lisa says:

    I could really use the help

  347. Elizabeth V says:

    oh please, please, please kick my butt into decluttering! come on grand prize!!

  348. Stephanie says:

    Sounds great!

  349. Amy Davis says:

    Ooh — this giveaway is just what I need! Thanks MinimalistMom!

  350. JebberA says:

    Love love love your guidance on leading a lifestyle of mnmlsm. I’m starting down the purging path and loving the results.

  351. Shell says:

    pick me pick me!!! we’re moving and was needing to declutter anyway.

  352. Sarah W says:

    I have too much clutter! I need help!

  353. Laura Randall says:

    I totally get the concept (and love it), but am having trouble *doing* it, so I’d love to read her tips – hope you pick me for at least a book! (And I love your blog, Amber – first one I’ve ever bothered to read! It’s that great! 🙂 )

  354. Nick Emrath says:

    I think me need this!

  355. Jacquelyn K says:

    my place is so cluttered – help me please!!!

  356. Rachel Emrath says:

    pick me pick me!

  357. Lisa says:

    I strive to be this way, but somehow get long along the way. HELP!!

  358. Kelly Gilcrist says:

    I spent the day in the toy room and I’m still not done getting rid is the clutter!

  359. Annie says:

    We realized how important it was to pair down our possessions when we literally could not come home from the hospital because we had no where for our son to sleep. It was upsetting. We’ve tried over the years to really get through clutter, but some help would be amazing!

  360. Bethany says:

    I find it so difficult to get rid of things, especially baby items and clothing. I need help!!

  361. Elissa says:

    I think my husband would LOVE this book – he is very anti-clutter and I’d like to keep the kid clutter under control too!

  362. heathermama says:

    sounds interesting. funny how we think we need so much before we have the baby and than when you have one you realize you really need so little.

  363. Trupti says:

    I would love to read this book!!!

  364. Fiona sayer says:

    I definitely need help with decluttering. If I win, I’m starting with my kids toys!

  365. Beth says:

    I cannot even TELL you how helpful this would be for me AND my best friend. 🙂

  366. Heather R. says:

    Man, oh man, do I need this.

  367. Dena says:

    I need this book for my mom in law! Help!

  368. Jen A. says:

    Pick me! I need the help!! 🙂

  369. Valerie M. says:

    This sounds so cool!

  370. Beth says:

    I could so use help de-cluttering!

  371. Paula Hartson says:

    Wow, I wish I had this while i was pregnant. We have so much stuff!

  372. Lucinda says:

    Yes. PLEASE.

  373. tangomum says:

    We moved just before our babe was born, and I still have boxes to unpack. But sentiment tends to intrude – I’ve lived in 8 countries now and there are some things I can’t bear to part with, even though I am not using them. I like the idea of the book, but the thought of having even more stuff is a bit scary! It’s a Catch-22.

  374. Kristen says:

    I totally have the need to declutter!

  375. I really really need help! I would love to de-clutter and figure out ways to pay off our consumer debt!

  376. Kim D. says:

    Oh, boy! Do I need to declutter!! Can’t wait to get started!

  377. Bekah says:

    Oh! Me me me me! I need this! my whole family needs this!

  378. Dawn "Alba" says:

    I’m aspiring minimalist; grateful to learn some of her ideas!

  379. Emily says:

    I purge my house every a couple times a year – but I still manage to accumulate more stuff!

  380. Jen says:

    This sounds fantastic. What I’d like to know is how to politely refuse gifts – this is gonna be my first baby and I know my family well – I won’t have to buy a thing. But how do I politely say no thank you?

    (Also, I love your blog. It makes me happy. And it made me happy for at least 6 months before I got pregnant too – proof that your audience isn’t just limited to parents. You’re awesome!)

  381. Emily says:

    I have definitely accumulated clutter since having kids. The moment I even think about getting rid of a toy they haven’t played with in months, it suddenly becomes their most prized possession. Please help break this vicious cycle!

  382. sarah says:

    Oh man, I NEED that clutter coaching session! 🙂

  383. Lacy says:

    Would love to win this! But if not, the blog will do – looks good so far. 🙂

  384. Pat says:

    We could definitely use some help in this area!

  385. maggie pearlman says:

    Less stuff = good!

  386. Melissa says:

    This book sounds awesome. I thought our house was full before we dedicated an entire room and a good portion of living area to baby stuff!

  387. Corrie K says:

    Ooooh decluttering rocks, you’re right!!

  388. Janet says:

    This sounds like a book I would eat if I could digest paper 🙂 I am pregnant with my first and we are definitely downsizing and I am not working much at all. Everything now is for the baby and any tips would be ***soooooo awesome!!!***

  389. Kayla says:

    Sweet! That would make a great baby shower gift!

  390. Julie says:

    Moving across country in a month; de-cluttering is a must!

  391. Kathleen says:

    I may not have a baby in its first year anymore, but I still deal with the superfluous stuff! I have found that it really needs to be a family effort, not just Mom’s role.

  392. Megan says:

    I keep thinking I’m going to clear stuff out but have no idea where to start – this would be perfect to get going!

  393. Charlotte says:

    Pick me! Pick me! We live in a 3 bedroom ranch with 2 kids, no basement or attic to store “stuff” and a chronic lack of shelves. I could severely use some help!

  394. Teresa says:

    That’s why 50% of my baby’s stuff is either going to a garage sale or being re-gifted.

  395. Sarah says:

    Great idea! I must be in trouble since I’m just starting to declutter now and my kids are 4 and 2…I have so much stuff multiplying at this point and I’m going crazy!

  396. Liz says:

    Wow could I use help decluttering. We are bursting at the seams with unnecessary crap.

  397. StacyZS says:

    I could definitely use her help!

  398. kristen t says:

    I’m a minimalist, but having a baby has challenged that big time! My closets, drawers, and anywhere that things can hide “out of sight” havee slowly become cluttered… need this!!

  399. Amanda says:

    I tend to, uh, hoard…

  400. Jenne Mondry says:

    Declutter me! I mean, my house.

  401. renee says:

    We have already started down a loose version of a minimalist lifestyle and it is great! We are expecting #4 this winter and i know nesting is going to make me crazy! Upkeep is SO hard!

  402. Beth says:

    Definitely need this!

  403. Emily H. says:

    What a great giveaway! You win something that helps you get rid of stuff, as opposed to accumulating more clutter. Love the fact that it is an e-book.

  404. Lori Hardy says:

    Sounds like what we need! Been thinking about downsizing but not sure where to start!!

  405. Kristen says:

    OMG! What an awesome give away! I’m about to pop any day with baby #1 and could certainly use this great advice! Thanks!

  406. Kim Mc says:

    This would be so helpful!

  407. Elizabeth G says:

    Pick me! I’d love to win!!! This book sounds great!

  408. Maggie F says:

    Oh wow….I grew up in a hoarding house and come from a line of hoarders. I have fought this battle every day of my adult life. I’m not a hoarder, but if I am not vigilant, it could happen. Just this week, I started to get overwhelmed at the clutter- it ebbs and flows and I have such a hard time getting it under control, long-term. I’ll keep my fingers crossed, because I could *really* use this.

  409. Sara says:

    I’m going to go clean out my closets right now! Well, maybe I’ll just wait and see if I win, first. 😉

  410. Julia K says:

    it would be nice to be clutter-free!!

  411. Laura says:

    I could totally use help doing a purge.

  412. Nancy says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book!

  413. Bonney says:

    I’d like to read this! Will def check out blog! When preggo w/ 2nd, had weird dreams of clearing through my clutter.

  414. Freja says:

    Sounds like it’s filled with great ideas.

  415. KimCS says:

    I’m trying to simplify and organize and could definitely use some structured guidance.

  416. Elizabeth says:

    This book sounds like just the instruction I need. I am so not a minimalist mum, but I’d love to learn!

  417. Laura says:

    We could really really use some help in simplifying our life!

  418. sherry buckler says:

    please. i need to minimized. or else i’ll end up on tlc’s ‘buried alive’

  419. sherry buckler says:

    enter me please!

  420. Suse says:

    I fear I am slowly becoming that hoarding lady…

  421. Felicity says:

    I’d looove to win – thanks for the Crappy giveaway!

  422. Becky says:

    this would be highly beneficial! if i don’t win, i think i will be purchasing a copy of this book!

  423. Kate Lyons says:

    This is one book that I’d love to hoard!

  424. Nancy Brooks says:

    Help! I just had baby #3 and can you believe I received 8 blankets – for the third baby!!! That is just the tip of the iceberg….

  425. Michelle D says:

    We could definitely use this!

  426. Kimberly says:

    sounds like something I could use! Also, if she could just come over and declutter for me, that’d be great.

  427. Erica says:

    I really need this. I think the junk in my house is trying to eat me.

  428. Valerie says:

    Sounds like a great book. (To add to my collection…. see… I need the help!)

  429. Glenda says:

    Count me IN!

  430. Tamara says:

    A guide to getting rid of all the crap I don’t need? Yes please!!

  431. Shaillie Pattillo says:

    OMG I need this, my husband is a little bit of a hoarder and after his parents died, I have ended up with half of their stuff in my house as well! Help!!

  432. Kim walge says:

    I need this help so bad!! Hope I win 🙂

  433. Jamie says:

    Yes please! I NEED this and it sounds awesome.

  434. RObin says:

    Very cOol! My stuff is oppressing me!

  435. Heather says:

    SO trying to pay off debt so we can go to Europe next summer with hubby (he has to go for work). I need some baby steps and some butt kicking.

  436. Samantha Moore-Schwermann says:

    Could really use this!!! Please pick me!!

  437. Karen says:

    Declutter me please!

  438. Amanda K says:

    Sounds like a great read!

  439. Sara says:

    Wow! This sounds like exactly what I need!

  440. Iska says:

    I have the clutter bug as well as loads of good intentions and 2 young children that I homeschool. Some uncluttered sanity would be a treat.

  441. Kathleen says:

    Yes, please! I so want to embrace a minimalist lifestyle!

  442. Blake says:

    Oh my, I could use this, even though my babies are big now. I’m living with a much-reduced budget and I could use some hand-holding.

  443. Jenny says:

    This sounds like a book I need! I was just thinking today that the third (!) stroller we bought has worked out to a waste of $. Time for simplifying.

  444. Erin C. says:

    What fun this would be!

  445. Becky says:

    This is exactly what I need! I’m so excited about this giveaway!

  446. Leah says:

    We are moving soon. I NEED this book!

  447. Candice says:

    No more clutter please!

  448. Angela Porter says:

    I really would LOVE to have this.

  449. Deb says:

    Pick me, please! This would be a wonderful 40th birthday gift to me (a random Crappy Pictures blog follower who you have never met).
    Crossing my fingers!

  450. Jen Leff says:

    We just found out that my husband and I are expecting another child and I was looking at this book when it was last mentioned on this site. We ended up with a lot of stuff we never used from our first child, so this hits close to home. Win or not, I think this is great!

  451. Tamar Dermer says:

    well, it’s worth a shot. I homeschool my four children and I haven’t ruled out the possibility of another kid (hence the baby stuff kept in the garage). The doctors would “kill” me if I got pregnant again but who can resist those little faces? Additionally, we keep strictly kosher, by Jewish Orthodox standards. This means twice the amount of dishes, pots, pans, plates, silverware. Then there’s Passover, which is twice the amount again. Nonetheless, I try to reduce the amount of things we accumulate and regularly visit our local woman’s shelter to donate lots of stuff I feel we can live without. Still, I’m drowning. Is it possible? Maybe 🙂

  452. Liz says:

    amazing idea. I couldn’t agree with her more. I have two kids in a 2 bedroom condo and would love to pair down more.

  453. Crystal says:

    The book sounds like an awesome read!

  454. Bretty Justo says:

    I feel myself becoming a minimalist just from reading the post. Now to complete the transformation…I need to win the book! 🙂

  455. Jennifer Perritte says:

    This is so important yet difficult as a new mom!

  456. Jennifer McCarthy says:

    This sounds awesome! Pick me!!

  457. Chriss says:

    I could definitely use this!

  458. Miriam S says:

    I could really use help with decluttering.

  459. Mary Kate says:

    I really, really, really want this book! I actually just heard about it yesterday via some other blog and was super intrigued! Now I read about it over here.. maybe it’s a sign.. DECLUTTER!

  460. Lizz says:

    we took a carload to Goodwill today– the house feels lighter!

  461. Rayna says:

    Yes please. 🙂 Tiny house, 3 kids, 4th on the way. I SO need this!!

  462. Alice Rudin says:

    I love to de-clutter, but I need help with what I “need” and what I really need. thanks for having sponsors that do give-aways.

  463. Sarah says:

    Decluttering! Yay!

  464. Jennifer C says:

    oh I so need help in this area!

  465. Crystle says:

    Wow, this woman sounds amazing and so determined. I would LOVE to read her book and get some decluttering help from her!

  466. Maggie says:

    Oh my gosh!!!! Declutter my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please?!?!?! 🙂

  467. Shannon says:

    Way too much stuff over here, especially kids clothes. I really need to get rid of some things!

  468. Erica Lamothe says:

    Decluttering and organizing is what I NEED!!! Yay for minimalism.

  469. Krisi V says:

    I just became a Stay At Home Mom, and this book would SAVE me! I REALLY hope that I win it!

  470. Nat says:

    How nice would that be to have empty cupboards! thxs

  471. Dagny D says:

    When you said “junk drawer” I got all sweaty. Could it really be cleaned out?

  472. Cathy says:

    I’m so excited about this giveaway! My husband & I were just talking about wanting to live more minimalistic. I’ve been going through the house, decluttering, for the past week. It’s so hard to live simply when everyone else is “Keeping up with the Jones'” & you feel pressure to do the same. The book sounds awesome and we could use all the help we can get!

  473. Lisa says:

    We need to declutter! #2 is on her way and I am faced with “is this the last baby, or should I hang onto this baby item for x years until my uterus officially gives out?”

  474. EmpressMomma says:

    LOVE the “crappy” picture. Lol! I’d love some decluttering help. I am fighting the packrat genes. It’s a bit of a battle, but boy, do I NOT want to end up on hoarders. 😉

  475. Charissa says:

    I could really use decluttering help!! I only have one child, but my house is always a wreck. This is a great giveaway!

  476. Annette says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  477. karen says:

    saying very little

  478. Cheryl says:

    Oh my! I would love help decluttering my house! I hate clutter, but I can’t seem to find a way to organize everything.

  479. Ally says:

    I soooo need this. Yesterday I offered a friend cases of m&m’s to come help me. Lol but she lives far away.

  480. Mary O says:

    Please, Minimalist Mom, come and rescue my home office!

  481. Jess says:

    Oh man with only 590 sq feet and a three year old and her four legged brother I would LOVE to win the grand prize 🙂

  482. Cara says:

    My youngest is almost one, but my attic is overflowing with five years of kids’ clothes that I keep meaning to eBay. And that’s not even counting what I’ve already managed to lug down to our “eBay room” where it continues to sit indefinitely. Definitely could use this!

  483. Elana says:

    This sounds soooo useful for the current and future

  484. Shira says:

    Expecting any day now…show me the way.

  485. Ashley Watson-Fears says:

    I could SO use this! We are having to combine our guest room and my craft room (which has become a junk room) to make room for another nursery!

  486. Beth says:

    sounds great!

  487. Jessica says:

    I’m scared of my kids’ closet. This sounds awesome!

  488. Sheena says:

    Could use some tips on decluttering!

  489. Stephanie says:

    I could definitely use some help decluttering!

  490. Karleen says:

    We have so much baby stuff…

  491. Michelle Adelewitz says:

    Oh goodness. Yes please. Losing the battle to keep a safe path from the light to the doorway in the living room. Yikes!

  492. Rochelle says:

    I need to read this book. I’ll pass it on when I’m done…
    I’m a mother of 2 1/2 yr old twins living in an 800 sqft apartment, nuff said!

  493. Danica says:

    i really need a de-cluttering session…or should I say my craft obsession building (yes, it’s taken over most of a small building) needs decluttering. lol

  494. Giavanna says:

    Please, please, pretty please!!!
    I’m still living out of boxes and I moved here over 6 months ago…with an 8 month old, I just can’t find the time or motivation to get organized.

  495. AKB-S says:

    I have long been a follower of her writings (even to the point of rereading the archives from the beginning). To be in the running for her book is good enough reason to comment.

  496. Loren Stryker says:

    Can wait to read the book

  497. Marta says:

    I need this. Because as so not a minimalist its another thing I need! (though really I do)

  498. Kristen says:

    what a great book. This is what I keep telling all my friends who are having their first.

  499. Heather says:

    Ugh, yes, please. I’m a procrastinating packrat who would love to get rid of some clutter!!!

  500. Carrie says:

    Great idea!

  501. hannah says:

    pick me!!!

  502. UMMA ALI says:


  503. Meghan Long says:

    Pick me please!!! 🙂

  504. Michaela ferguson says:

    I love clearing space but hate getting rid of stuff.

  505. Candi McAuley says:

    Awesome idea, who couldn’t use this? 🙂

  506. Melissa says:

    Oh please me! I need this sooooo bad!

  507. Aaron says:

    Enter me please. My wife needs this. Don’t tell her I said that.

  508. Ang T says:

    I could definitely use this!

  509. Wendy says:

    Wow! I could really use her help. Clutter follows me wherever I go.

  510. Jamie says:

    My husband would be your new biggest fan if I won this!! Thanks!

  511. Shelley P says:

    Boy do I need help declutering my life!

  512. Rosalinda S says:

    I want to win!

  513. Jaimie says:

    This article got me so excited, I peed a little. But at 7 mo pregnant, what doesn’t make me pee? Just kidding…..

  514. Ashley says:

    This giveaway is the answer to my prayers! I recently decided to stay home with my two under five daughters, and I need serious help!

  515. Peggy says:

    This is such a great giveaway!

  516. Dawn says:

    Sooooooo need this!

  517. Nikki Samson says:

    Please purdy please pick me..I need help..:))

  518. Sarah Graeber says:

    Oh man my closets are a hot mess right now!

  519. Jocelyn says:

    what a great concept and something I’ve been thinking about for a while but can’t get off my butt to start yet! Would love to get some extra motivation!

  520. Misty says:

    I could really use this! Majorly downsizing our living space with 2 littles and tons of junk!

  521. Laila says:

    How did I end up with all this kid stuff and why does it keep multiplying? Help me please!!!

  522. Marshi says:

    Who doesn’t want this prize ….

  523. Jillian says:

    Need this!!!

  524. diane says:

    Hi, could i have a miracle too please? Thanks.

  525. Ruchika says:

    Can totally relate to piled up baby stuff in closet!

  526. Katie Ho says:

    Wow do I need this…

  527. Melissa says:

    Cool! I learned so much about what is actually useful to have around after my kid was born. Too bad I can’t tell past me.

  528. Chava says:

    Oh yes please! I am very attached to my stuff. What can I do; I only GET stuff that I like, so if I like it why should I let go of it? Yknow? Sigh.

    But hey, maybe we WILL have another baby girl and give those yummy little pink onesies another spin, eh?

  529. Adeline T says:

    I am so tired of our clutter but I don’t know how/where to start!

  530. Kristi says:

    Me please! 🙂

  531. Ambria says:

    Sounds awesome!

  532. Cassie says:

    As I lift my eyes to the clutter that is my house, I realise how much I want (need?!) to win this prize!

  533. Alicia Hagen says:

    I’m new to your site and really enjoy it! Excited to learn more!

  534. Michelle says:

    Sounds good

  535. Dear goodness, do i need this or what! yes please.

  536. Lydia says:

    Haha, it’s funny to see all those “pick me”s!
    I need it too though (who doesn’t? Seriously, do super-organized people actually exist?)

  537. Anne says:

    I’m totally in denial but so need this!

  538. Ari says:

    Been following Rachel for a while…like her no nonsense approach and would love her to kick my butt to put some of her strategies into action! Thanks for the chance!

  539. Tricia says:

    Declutter!? Yes please! Would love to get this book to help me out 🙂

  540. sarah cohen says:

    Is it too late to benefit if my oldest is 13? So desperately need to!

  541. Shelly says:

    I have 4 boys between 2 and 8 and man oh man I have no idea how we ended up with so much kiddy crap!!!

  542. Monica Smith says:

    Wow! She sounds amazing. I’d love some of her wisdom.

  543. Cindy says:

    I am successfully working my way through closets and boxes, but sentimental crap is my kryptonite. I need HELP. Hubby is being patient and trying to help. I broke down in tears this weekend when he threw away HIS yearbooks – guess I feel like the pressure is on now. I want an objective, outside viewpoint to help me over this last big hurdle.

  544. Michelle says:

    Pick me!!! After moving 13 times in less than 10 years we have a LOT of stuff that we’ve picked up along the way. I want our next move to be much much lighter – HELP!

  545. Natalie says:

    I love the idea of being minimalist…. but I always end up with more stuff somehow!

  546. Laura A says:

    Oh! Pick me! I NEED this!!

  547. Kara Lesperance says:

    I so need this book!

  548. Lindsey says:

    Decluttering would be soooo good. And I completely agree about all the baby stuff that you “need” and never, ever use. Baby towels are my personal pet peeve – thin, useless little things lol!

  549. Jay says:

    This book looks like just the thing I could have used with baby #1!

  550. Rachael says:

    totally sounds like my kind of thing!

  551. Heidi Spence says:

    This would be SO helpful to me…I am expecting baby #3 in the fall, and would really like to be home full-time with my kids. I definitely need help organizing, decluttering and “letting go” of all the stuff I think I really need, but really, REALLY don’t!!

  552. Nicole says:

    This would be great!

  553. Abbe says:

    Love The Minimalist Mom, and could totally use some hand-holding on that upstairs walk-in closet (not to mention the basement storage shelves). 🙂

  554. Emily says:

    I want to read it!

  555. jill says:

    I need help decluttering!

  556. dianelynn says:

    The minimalist mom is awesome! I would love to have some personal push to get this stuff out of my house!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  557. Cerissa H. says:

    I want one!

  558. Jennifer says:

    I think it’s the perfectionist in me that stops me from getting started on the simplest of tasks… and then the place is burried in what would have been simple to-do’s but have turned into gieant feats once the merge and multiply :/ I hope I win, this would be amazing!!!

  559. kate says:

    I need help decluttering especially on our old house with no storage!

  560. Heather says:

    Pick me! I’m the most pathetic.

  561. Kirsten says:

    I don’t need a copy of this book but wanted to comment anyway. The Minimalist Mom and Crappy Pictures are the two parenting blogs that I check everyday. I love that they are together at last!

  562. Jen says:

    I have read the book and it makes so much sense…I just wish I could find the time to put it into practice!

  563. Clara says:

    Oh, I’ve worked so hard to declutter but I could still use some help! I would love a copy of the book to gift to a friend who is expecting too!

  564. Charmaine says:

    This is very timely as we are overflowing at the seams. Could really use a swift kick to get rid of all the excess!

  565. ST says:

    | kick my |
    | Butt. |

  566. Kate says:

    pick me pick me pick me

  567. Jen says:

    I could really use this!!!

  568. Maia says:

    Please pick me!

  569. Sasha says:

    This would be awesome!! Pick me Pick me!!

  570. Jenny says:

    i definitely need to get rid of a lot of stuff!

  571. Tracy says:


  572. Kirstine says:

    Oh yes, please, I need to declutter badly but lack the motivation to do so!

  573. April says:

    I’m a single graduate student mom. I definitely could use this help!!!!!!

  574. Mary-Michael says:

    I now can’t stop thinking about my closets and how much wasted space there because I am storing things I never use!! I can’t wait to purge some stuff!

  575. Ann H says:

    I think that I could REALLY use this!

  576. Chrissy says:

    yes please!

  577. Megan Albano says:

    I hope I get picked

  578. Jen says:


  579. Jen says:

    Pick me!

  580. Melissa says:

    I would love this!

  581. Cynthia says:

    Would love to read and share this book.

  582. Vicky says:

    Oh man could I use this! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  583. Bryanna says:

    That is wonderful!

  584. Julianne says:

    I love the minimalistmom blog! i just had a baby and would love this book!

  585. Beth says:

    Could definitely use this!

  586. Deanna says:

    Rachel’s book was wonderful and awesome and so very helpful! We have a small home and I wanted to make sure we didn’t buy unnecessary ‘crap’! I read her blog weekly! Good info! Winning the Clutter Coach would get me over the hump I’ve reached on my way to minimalism!

  587. Julie says:

    I wish I had this book before I had kids!

  588. Mae says:

    I would love this!

  589. theresa dellarosa says:

    Love this

  590. Meghan says:

    I so need this book!

  591. Jenni Bennett says:

    De-clutter me! Pick me please!

  592. Jana G. says:

    Trying so hard to downsize and get rid of stuff, but I swear that if I leave 2 things alone they multiply when my back is turned. Could really use this.

  593. Liat Shyken says:

    PLEASE pick me. This defines my basement. I need all the help I can get ;0

  594. Kate says:

    Please random computer picker… pick me! We could definitely put this guide to good use.

  595. Vicki says:

    I hope I get picked!

  596. Beth says:

    Clutter is the result of my procrastination and I struggle with it daily. It is a trait learned from my family and a trait I hope I don’t pass on to my daughter.

  597. Jennifer says:

    The coaching would be a great asset for our decluttering “project”. But I’d be thrilled with just a copy of the book too, since we are pregnant with our 2nd child and have almost nothing left from our first, because we didn’t expect to have more than one child after he was born. So we are having to restock and I’d like to be a little wiser in my choices this time around 🙂

  598. Lisa says:

    I pretty minimal, but LOVE support and new ideas. WOULD Love to get in on this one. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  599. Jocelyn says:

    This is so awesome! I plan on going on a major purge/declutter mission on our house this summer.

  600. Maria says:

    I found the Minimalist Mom blog via an article in the Globe and Mail newspaper. With all the books I’ve read in my reaching out for help to declutter – she in the only one to come across as logical, calm, and without preaching. What a blessing!

    It’s not just “declutter” – but exploring why, how, and the mindset to truly not want to be like that again. An ongoing process! Still I need HELP!

    Thank you for the chance and the opportunity!


  601. Jenni says:

    Plz pick me!!!

  602. Ade says:

    A lifestyle every American should attempt. Compared to the rest of the world, we are huge over consumers.
    I would love to read this book for free!

  603. KHRIS says:

    I had to move 50 objects on my kitchen counter to get to my laptop to read this article. Please save me. I mean, pick me.

  604. lisa says:

    love it!

  605. Cass says:

    I desperately need help decluttering in preparation for baby #2.

  606. Angie says:

    I’m intrigued. Pick me!

  607. Alison says:

    Oh, I could use some help badly!!

  608. Gina Mae says:

    This is what I’m talking about, less, not more, is more.

  609. Jennifer Holmes says:

    My closets are cringing…. Sounds like they’ve met their match! Pick me!!

  610. Michelle M says:

    Oh, please help! I’ve got over 8 years of clutter that I need help with!

  611. Abbey says:

    OH man do I need this….

  612. Agnes says:

    yee haaaaaa….. 🙂

  613. Ivana says:

    Wow, I would love to win this! 🙂

  614. Trish says:

    This would be a fantastic gift for my co-teacher…she’s *already* drowning and her baby isn’t due until June!!

  615. Maria Arcement says:

    Could really use this while we’re on our way to being debt free!

  616. Adrienne says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  617. rosy daisy says:

    sounds useful!

  618. Dina S. says:

    Sounds like a good idea.

  619. Emiko says:

    I need to de-clutter!

  620. Mary Pierce says:

    Please pick ME!!!! I’m pregnant with my 1st and would love to have this book before I go and waste money on stuff that I don’t actually need and to help me once the baby is here.

  621. Michele says:

    What a wonderful post! I so need this! 🙂

  622. Jackie says:

    I would LOVE this!

  623. Sarah Gonzales says:

    Wow! This would be great!!!

  624. Lorah Ford says:

    I would love to have this! I am due with my 1st in Oct and I would love to know what we really will use 🙂

  625. B. Kirt says:

    de-cluttering is great.. i want to learn more!

  626. Jenifer says:

    Need to declutter my life!

  627. Kathrin says:

    I am very excited about this! My boyfriend, son and I are currently sharing residence with my boyfriend’s brother, his pregnant fiance and their son… needless to say it gets cramped and I feel defeated!

  628. Ellen Clark says:

    This is a great give-away! Hope I win!

  629. Amber says:

    Please pick me, I keep wanting to declutter, but with a 14 month old and a full time job, I can’t make myself do it!

  630. Joanna says:

    I NEED this! I live in a condo with baby #1, and am hoping for baby #2. I am overwhelmed with crappy crap! And underwhelmed with money and time. I love parenting, but not the objectst that come along with it.

  631. Joanna says:

    Unorganized slob with two 3 year olds and a 8 month old would loooove this!

  632. Mariah says:

    Rachel has been a great help to me on my declutting journey so far but there is always more to do!

  633. Andrea K. says:

    My closets and I need this prize SO bad!

  634. Julie says:

    The one good thing about moving – we at least got a good start on that! There’s always more to do though.

  635. Julie says:

    This book sounds amazing!! Would love to win this prize!

  636. Alison says:

    I need this so I can have ammunition to get my husband to get rid of stuff!! We have So.Much.Stuff!

  637. Jenn R. says:

    wow I definitely need this!!!!

  638. Elizabeth R. says:

    This sounds amazing! I sure do have a love/hate relationship with my stuff. 🙂

  639. Anna says:

    I really need this.

  640. Jackie says:

    I couldnt find it at the library, so please pick me!

  641. Delia says:

    My closets are crying, too…in hopes of being picked!

  642. Samantha B says:

    Come on random number picker thingy. You know you want to pick me!

  643. Kelly says:

    I would LOVE to win this!

  644. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, do I need this one!

  645. Kim Hartman says:

    I’ve already started decluttering! It’s easy once you get started! Now I buy less “stuff” & pay more for services & FOOD! Way better deal!

  646. Kelly says:

    My office could use some serious help!

  647. Sarah says:

    I could really use this!

  648. Rachel says:

    I need this one so bad… we have like 3 different ‘nap solutions’ – all of which she’s grown out of… Not to mention all the nursing clothes which are just not as good as a dang tank top under ANYTHING. I need like 50 Goodwill purges.

  649. Jill Crawford says:

    I have clutter. Please help

  650. Lynn says:

    Oh how I would love to win the Clutter Coaching!!! I have recently reignited my desire to parent (I have a three year old and have let it get away from me) with less and purchased “Simplicity Parenting” By Kim John Payne & Lisa M. Ross because I definitely needed the inspiration to get rid of all the excess that bogs us down.

  651. Laura says:

    Please pick me. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my husband, son, two dogs, and a lot of stuff. I need help!

  652. KATHRYN says:

    This would be SO helpful!

  653. Jodi says:

    Seriously… need this, now. Please!

  654. Paola says:

    I could certainly use her advice!

  655. Justine says:

    I love Minimalist Mom!

  656. jill says:

    It is so wonderful that so many people follow you and are keen for you to move into the next phase of kicking butt! I would love to connect!

  657. michelle says:

    I want to be a sahm SO bad! Maybe this could help…

  658. Susha says:

    Baby nearly here – could use this

  659. jenn says:

    this is a lovely prize!

  660. Amber Fisher says:

    I’d love to win this!

  661. Emily G says:

    oooh I am sitting here staring at our office closet that just seems to keep getting worse and worse…

  662. Heather says:

    This sounds just like me…wanting to dec litter & realizing half my stuff is unnecessary! I do have a sudden urge to purge!

  663. Abbie says:

    I soooooo need some help getting clutter free!

  664. grateful dad says:

    i’m a planner to a fault. hearing how “expensive” kids were, we budgeted for this expected cost.
    naw. simple reductions, probably similiar in nature to what rachel is suggesting, allowed us to save over $100,000 over 6 years (three infants).

  665. Cindy says:

    Amazing. The book, yeah, totally could have used that. I too have too much baby gear crap.
    And the house declutter? I need a coach. I tried the 101 home storage 52 week challenge. Failed on week 3. Week THREE! I need help!

  666. Andi says:

    I am in a huge decluttering phase but I need help. We have had 3 little girls in 3.5 years so you can imagine how much kid stuff has built up…plus paperwork to be filed and our closet has just gotten out of control.

  667. Diana says:

    I really need a hand…clutter free

  668. Lindsay says:

    This sounds like a book my husband and I could really use!

  669. Heather says:

    We NEEEEED this!

  670. Callie says:

    This makes me want to start Spring cleaning right now! Yay for de-cluttering!

  671. Veronica says:

    I cannot express in words how very much I need this book!

  672. Wendy says:

    We started the process of decluttering two years ago. We’re doing a lot better, but seem to be stuck purging the last of our … junk. Definitely getting this book.

  673. Kerry says:

    Want it! Need it! Really badly!

  674. Erin B. says:

    I’d LOVE to win this!

  675. Mandy B says:

    Help! I’m typing from the midst of piles of stuff; we’re moving and I’m shocked by how much stuff we have that we never even see. Please pick me 🙂

  676. Shanna McKinnon says:

    I would love this book!! 😀

  677. Ireane C says:

    I’ve been trying to declutter for what seems like months now. One step forward, four steps back.

  678. Jessica Flanders says:

    I am in desperate need of help with decluttering my whole house! I have 1 year old twin girls and a two year old girl. So much stuff is making me go crazy!!!!! I would love this book!

  679. Jennifer says:

    I have started decluttering, couponing, bargain hunting and people come to me for advice – little do they know I still need some work – HELP!

  680. Alyssa says:

    Is it weird that I’d rather win the e-book than the coaching?

  681. Martha says:

    Holy cow do I need this!

  682. Nicole says:

    Ugh… so much stuff!

  683. Holly says:

    I need this!! I got a little teary-eyed just thinking of a decluttered house and life! Please, Please, Please, pick me!

  684. Jamie says:

    Great idea, i have the same ambitions (but not follow through!)

  685. Shannon Norman says:

    You would think I should have learned after the first 2 kids… But this baby still has more stuff than she needs. I would love to win this!!!

  686. alison says:

    ooh me me!

  687. AmyL says:

    sounds awesome. thanks for hosting!

  688. Jeanne Marie says:

    I could certainly use some more time, money and space! Would love to score a copy of her book! 🙂
    Jeanne Marie

  689. Katy says:

    I’m not a mom yet but I could definitely use some decluttering. Also, I’d love to share it with my sister, who is a mom. Thanks for the giveaway!

  690. Josee says:

    We’re expecting our first baby and this would be fantastic!

  691. Kellie says:

    Yay for cleaning

  692. Kami says:

    I so need this!

  693. Laura says:

    We’re just getting ready to move to a new home, this couldn’t have come at a better time!

  694. GreekWife says:

    I hate kids stuff!

  695. Sarah says:

    I am definitely ready to de-clutter!

  696. Sarah says:

    Love this idea.

  697. Aubrey says:

    That’s exactly what I’ve wanted and been obsessing over lately… how I can simplify my life and enjoy my children and husband more. Dreaming of a decluttered-life, happy sigh.

  698. Leslie says:

    “I really hope I win this one”. and I’m eligible!! 🙂

  699. Sheryl Manies says:

    I always love how I feel after I’ve done a sweep of my house to get rid of unused items… it’s empowering! So why is it so hard to do sometimes?! It’s like working out – I’ll drag my feet & procrastinate doing it but feel GREAT afterwards. 🙂

  700. Kristen says:

    Great Idea!

  701. NumbersMom says:

    OMG do I need this book!!!

  702. Marlea says:

    Oh, my, do I ever need this!

  703. Mary Sue says:

    I love this blog!! It was my life not too long ago.

  704. Joanna says:

    I seriously need to read this book. My daughter is 6 and I just found one of her baby shoes in my clutter box in the kitchen!

  705. Lynn says:

    I hoard silly things. I need to declutter.

  706. Sarah L says:

    My OCD ends when the work whistle blows. Now clutter has taken over at our home. To the point where I don’t know where to begin. I often think about how much “easier” things would be. This would be a wonderful start!

  707. DMTabery says:

    We are beginning to get my body ready for our first baby (who knew it takes time and effort!) I’d LOVE this book!

  708. Jessica collins says:

    I could use this!

  709. Tracy says:

    Man I need this! 🙂

  710. Kris says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  711. Katie says:

    *fingers crossed*

  712. Jen C. says:

    This would be great to win!

  713. Colleen says:

    Awesome! Just what i.need!

  714. Lindsay says:

    My life is chaos. I need help!

  715. Beth says:

    I follow Minimalist Mom’s blog, and I would love to win her book.

  716. Julie Domme says:

    I would love to win either prize! We’re working to afford for me to be able to be a stay at home mom with baby #2 on the way and this would help a lot! Thanks for offering the prizes!

  717. Stephanie says:

    OMG! I soooo need this book and the grand prize!! I have a husband, 2 boys and a dog and EVERYTHING in my life is utter chaos! Everytime I come home from work, I just about cry because of all of the “crap” that is staring back at me from my dining room and the corners of all the other rooms. I need some serious help!!!!!

  718. Stacy says:

    Would love some FREE decluttering help. And I have to win one of these sometime, why not now? this blog looks awesome going to check it out now.

  719. Jenni Pugh says:

    I would love to read this book!!!

  720. Miss Jessie says:

    I would love the book! I am currently pregnant with our first child, and I am already having anxiety about all the stuff that has been given to us so far.

  721. alexis brink says:

    I am striving to simplify my life. I definitely have too much.

  722. RPerry says:

    Rachel’s blog always has great ideas about decluttering and living within your means.

  723. Debbie says:

    Sounds like an interesting read. I’ve been trying to declutter, but it seems like a never ending battle.

  724. CT_WorkingMom says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! I could use a good purging of my closet. Clothes from college are no longer acceptable!

  725. Lauryn says:

    This is awesome! Pick me pick me!

  726. Hannah says:

    Pick me! My garage needs cleaning out!!

  727. Beth says:

    I could really, really use this!

  728. April says:

    I have really been trying to be a minimalist lately. This book would help me with the baby part of it all!

  729. Stephanya says:

    🙂 Fantastic idea. and boy would we love it.

  730. Oh, I need this! We moved to a bigger house when we learned we were expecting. Now our baby is two and we either need to move again, or some serious help.

  731. Tina says:

    This is the perfect gift for my mother-in-law. I’d love to give this to her for Mother’s Day.

  732. Danielle says:

    I love reading Rachel on the Minimalist Mom. It would be fantastic to have her help destroy the clutter monster.

  733. Ashlee Nemes says:

    I used to be organized. I need this book to reinspire me!

  734. Tash says:

    Who couldn’t use some help organizing? Sign me up 🙂

  735. Amy P says:

    This is what I need! We’re moving next week and it’s the perfect opportunity to downsize and declutter!

  736. Leah says:

    I SO need this! I’m having my first in just a few weeks. I want to stay home with her but my husband doesn’t have a job and I have $65000 in school loan debt 🙁

  737. Monique says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  738. Wendy says:

    I hope it comes with some way to convince the REST of my family to buy into the ideas! 🙂

  739. Melissa says:

    I wanna win this!

  740. Kara says:

    I’ve got the small house so I need the minimalist lifestyle to make it livable. Pick me!

  741. yasi says:

    meme mememememeeeeeeeeee

  742. Sara says:

    My piles of papers/markers/school work/art work/toys are giving you a dirty look right now. Come show them who’s boss! Thanks for the chance at such a generous giveaway!

  743. jamie says:

    A mom’s dream come true!

  744. Sara says:

    OMG I could so use this book! Pick me! Pick me!

  745. Tracey says:

    Omg, I need this sooooo badly!!!!

  746. HRB says:

    Yes, I definitely have too much clutter! Is there something in there about how to find the time to deal with it?

  747. Rebecca says:

    I love The Minimalist Mom. Thank you so much for featuring her work here!

  748. Juls says:

    I have crap -x2. Help.

  749. Sarah says:

    I have 5 kids and a wonderful but messy husband! I need serious help!

  750. Kaitlynn B says:

    I need this!!!

  751. Tori says:

    This sounds wonderful-I can always use help in the declutter/save money arena!

  752. Love this idea! can’t wait to read her book!

  753. Jenny says:

    Yes! Please!

  754. Katie says:

    Wow, this would be great! We have too much stuff and need to downsize!

  755. Minh-An says:

    I will give this to my mother-in-law. Man, does she need it!

  756. Elizabeth says:

    pick me! pick me! pick me!
    (thank you!)

  757. Tara says:

    Please please please pick my cluttered housel

  758. Stephanie says:

    Pick me, too small loving space, too much stuff.

  759. Rachel says:

    Every mom should get this from the hospital!

  760. Jen says:

    Yes please!

  761. Shelley says:

    I have too much stuff. I’d love an ebook that won’t take up any more room! : )

  762. Jessi says:

    Oh, that sounds fabulous. Wish I’d had it before baby.

  763. Ryan Ellis says:

    I could so totally use this!

  764. christine says:

    Yes please! Bought my house when I was single. Got married, had three kids. House is feeling small, but DH & I are convinced we can stay in it and pay it off instead of moving to something bigger. Just have to get rid of so much stuff!

  765. Charis says:

    Wow, I really need this!

  766. krista says:

    My hubby & I were just talking saving money bc we want to move next year – I need this book

  767. Sara says:

    And kick my butt she would!! Paring down is a real challenge. I could use some serious help!

  768. Carli says:

    Rachel, if I win this, I am sic-ing you on J and his two(!) huge storage lockers. Be forewarned 🙂

  769. Anna says:

    I need this!

  770. kara says:

    Gods yes! Pick me! Pick me! This is a great give away. 🙂

  771. Sharla says:

    This book sounds great. I’ve been working on decluttering, but I find I have a lot of emotional attachments to stuff I never use.

  772. Kerry Parker Smith says:

    I have been following the mInimalist mom for a long time and she led me to your site. You’re both so inspiring. I don’t feel like a fish out of water when I read you guys (well, most of the time). Seriously, you’re my “reset button” when I get off track. Thank you!

  773. Sirintorn M says:

    What a great giveaway!

  774. Valerie Koo says:

    Wow – I totally want this!

  775. Amanda Bennett says:

    I want this soo bad!!!!!

  776. Amber Sisemore says:

    Would love to add this to the “How to be a Better Person” section of my library!

  777. Tracy says:

    Ohhhh! The hubby and I are both pack rats, and we are moving in a few months. We could so use this!

  778. Tenaya says:

    Pick me I sooooo need to learn how to minimalize! Thanks in advance!

  779. sara says:

    would love this! i’m home with a baby tripping over our possessions — this would be fantastic inspiration!

  780. Rachel r says:

    oh we need this! Or a tlc film crew. This is much better though 😉

  781. pauline says:

    pick me! pick me!
    (I don’t think a random number generator cares about originality).

  782. Melanie says:

    As a Long-time hoarder this sounds perfect.

  783. Beverly says:

    Me! me! Me! 🙂

  784. Lavy says:

    me please 🙂

  785. I am so cluttery, I wish I was better at decluttering!

  786. Jenn D. says:

    Oh, I could so use this!

  787. Amanda M. says:

    With baby number two on the way I need some advice on de-cluttering. We are in about 1200 sq ft so any advantage I can get I’ll TAKE IT 🙂

  788. Megan Matz says:

    I want this book!

  789. Diana Egusa says:

    Oh how I love this!

  790. Elle says:

    Oh boy would this be a treat….i have a 9mo old and just realized we have a ton of baby stuff we don’t/didn’t use! also i may have a mild baby clothes addicition…

  791. Lenetta says:

    I need this to make room for baby #2! thanks!

  792. Erin says:

    We could so use this in our house!

  793. MaryDawn says:

    Oh, my kids disaster zone, I mean play room, would be forever grateful!

  794. Madelyn Meyn says:

    I feel like a declutter, but when I do the clutter then decides to build up around me. It’s a constant battle. Help!

  795. Katie A says:

    Pick me!

  796. annie says:

    Pick me, please!!

  797. lacey Sutton says:

    I’m actually going to buy a copy 😛 Love that it’s an e-book, but I really wish I could give a few copies to all the moms-to-be and moms of small ones I know!

    • lacey Sutton says:

      I should also say that we were fortunate in that 90% of the stuff that we owned for our baby was given to us by friends and family… and as our little guy is outgrowing them, they’re going on to new families 🙂 But I need some serious help on getting rid of MY clutter, so I look forward to reading this!

  798. Kristin Wall says:

    Please pick me!!

  799. Laura says:

    I would love to have this book!

  800. Would love to win a session with Rachel! Been a long-term follower of her blog…and glad to have found yours!

  801. Shannon says:

    WOW! I say pretty much the same exact thing when someone compliments me on a purse, sunglasses, clothes, etc… “I got it for __% off!”. I pretty much never buy stuff for full price, so therefore I have too much of everything. I’m not a hoarder, just have clutter… My mom gets on me all the time when she comes over to visit. My problem is that I de-clutter and put away everything, but a week later it’s the same way again. Would love/ could really use the help!

  802. Laura says:

    Oh, oh, oh please let the gods pick me.

  803. Emily says:

    Just reading this post makes me want to go home and throw a bunch of stuff away right now! Thanks!

  804. Stefanie says:

    Great Giveaway! Pick me! 🙂

  805. Kelly says:

    Pick me! 🙂

  806. Sarah W says:

    How cow do I need to read this! I have 4 month old who has more clothing and other belongings than I do!

  807. Hillary says:

    How awesome is this! My life house could definitely benefit from some decluttering magic.

  808. Monica says:

    I could definitely use this! Love her site.

  809. Kristin P says:

    This is exactly what I need!

  810. Jennifer says:

    Pick me, pick me! I need help…too much stuff!

  811. Bobbi Kilbarger says:

    Oh man, I need this help so badly.

  812. Carrie says:

    I could use this! What a great idea! Thanks for the chance!

  813. sarah wolfe says:

    oh, you have no idea how badly i need this!!

  814. shelly walker says:

    ooo! ooo!!!! pick meeeee!

  815. Stephanie says:

    Yes please! Sounds fabulous.

  816. Sara says:

    please, oh please pick me!

  817. Helene says:

    What a great idea. I wish I wrote the book. Or at least had it to read. Baby is 11 months old and luckily we have friends who told us what NOT to register. Still would like a guide though so thank you for writing the book and thank you for your contest consideration.

    Edamame. (Edison’s mommy)

  818. shelley says:

    Pregnant with my first and dreading the stuff influx–this would be a great use!

  819. Karen says:

    I would love this!!!!!

  820. Cordelia says:

    She had me at “60% off!” Could definitely stand to do a lot of de-cluttering!

  821. Julie says:

    so cool! and the most recent blog post is so timely for us as we might be moving in the next 6 weeks!

  822. Genny says:

    Yes, please!!!

  823. Laura says:

    This is WONDERFUL!!!

  824. Tara says:

    Whoa. My alterego, Super Packrat, surely could use this.

  825. Mrs J says:

    We could really use her advice down here in NZ (Long time lurker, first time commenter – love your work Amber – the longer I am a mum, the more it rings true – it’s good to be able to laugh at myself, coz otherwise sometimes I’d just cry).

  826. Alicia says:

    Oh, man. Do we ever need to de-clutter…. *sigh*

  827. Jessica says:

    Oh man..this is my current mission – declutter my house since baby #2 is on the way and we need to find space in our house…pick me!

  828. Andrea B says:

    This would be very helpful indeed.

  829. Tara says:

    pick me! I need some inspiration and direction!

  830. Serena says:

    Ohmai!!! Would love to win this book, expecting our first in 6 months and have approx 5 new mom friends that would love to read this too, so would love to share it with them.

  831. Stephanie says:

    i need to pay off 82k! wowzers!

  832. Jenna says:

    Wooo! that would be awesome!

  833. Alison says:

    I could use some decluttering…

  834. Amy says:

    Expecting my third boy and desperately trying to downsize and declutter… I NEED THIS!!! 🙂

  835. Rebecca says:

    I have started minimizing our stuff, I started when I realized we had 4 bouncy seats! Now I need help getting over the next hump to get rid of even more!

  836. Amy says:

    FYI: links to the book download aren’t working for me 🙁

  837. Melissa says:

    I sooooo need this book. What about saving your first child’s clothes? There is virtually no organized way of doing this.

  838. Lisa MH says:

    Yes, please! My nesting urge has finally kicked in now that my baby is 6 weeks old. 🙂

  839. Pati says:

    I’m moving and feel incredibly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff we have. I’m piling up stuff to get rid of but still there seems to be so much STUFF! Please help me declutter and have a home where closets are roomy and my house is not always in a state of chaos!

  840. Franca says:

    it’s both scary and exciting to think about downsizing! but for sure I would appreciate the tips about paying off debt. as a single working mom with only one salary, it’s hard to pay off bills right now…

  841. Michelle R says:

    What a great idea! Totally something I could use!

  842. SunmayLo says:

    is the book helpful when you have an 11 month old? or maybe i should read it now in preparation for number two in a few years. 😛

  843. Shelly says:

    I could really use the decluttering help!

  844. Indira Dejtiar says:

    Declutter art thou me. Please!!!!

  845. Erin says:

    Pick me computer picker! I need a clutter coach!

  846. Melissa says:

    Will this tell me how to get my husband on board with the minimalist and decluttering idea? Probably not, huh? It’s worth a try anyway 🙂

  847. Teresa Carstens says:

    I hope I win!

  848. Ruchi says:

    sounds awesome! pick me 🙂

  849. Ashlee Shurtleff says:

    I am trying so hard to de-clutter but I keep getting stuck on the computer reading the crappy pictures blog…and I don’t know where to start. I need this. HELP!

  850. Amy R says:

    I need to declutter! We homeschool and stuff is overtaking our lives!!!

  851. Sarah H. says:

    I SOOOO need this kind of help. Like, NNEEEEEEDDD!

  852. Kathy B. says:

    I. Am. So. Overwhelmed!!!! Clutter- away with you!!!

  853. Peta says:

    Yes got BFP so yes please!

  854. Stacey E says:

    My husband says please pick me. 🙂

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