Giveaways Galore! Day 4: Children’s Book: How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life! Now Closed-Winner Announced Soon!

9:54 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy


Maybe cleanliness is an acquired skill rather than an inherent quality, or so it seems with my 3-year-old son, whom my husband has affectionately named “Pig Pen” very recently due to the way he has been messing the house lately. He just does not know how to clean up after himself at all.

I wish I would have had the foresight to take a before and after picture of his bedroom and playroom before I spent 5 hours cleaning them recently! That was just a few days worth of mess. Five hours of reassembling toys and games that were strewn about everywhere, and putting away personal belongings and folding clothes that mysteriously ended up unfolded in the drawers, and picking up bits of who knows what from the floors… the list goes on.

My son in some serious need of learning to tidy up and organize, so I was very glad to come across a book very recently that I absolutely think will be helpful, titled, “How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life.”

This book tells the story of a boy named Sam who loses almost everything because of his messy room. When Sam learns he might lose his spot on the baseball team and maybe even his best friend, he decides it is time to make some major changes in his life and attack the accumulated mess that has been swallowing his valuable possessions. Besides being an amazingly cute story, making cleaning, and organizing seem adventurous; it is also useful as it serves as a step-by-step guide teaching children how to tidy up, fold clothes, make their bed and learn the skill of organizing because at the end of the book there is instructions for each task.


Since reading this book, my son has become more interested in organizing his things and tidying up. Has the book made him a neat freak? No, but it has really sparked his interest in cleaning and organizing and his tidying skills have really improved. I recommend the book to those who want their children to learn the lifelong importance of tidiness and organization. Also, he likes it read to him which is always a plus! Click here for more information or to purchase this book! If I were to put age recommendation on this book, I'd say ages 2-12!


And guess what? 2 of my lucky readers are going to win a copy of “How Cleaning My Room Changed My Life”! Here’s hoping it will change yours a bit…hopefully less fighting to get your kids to clean up after themselves!

Here’s how to enter to win:

Simply leave me a comment or email me with the number one reason you’d like to win this book. That’s it ! 2 lucky readers will be randomly drawn on October 17th!
The deadline for entry is October 16th at 11:59 PM CT.



As always, you can gain some extra entries by: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry

1.) Refer a friend and if they enter and leave your name too, you’ll get an extra entry!

2.) Blog it! Post about this giveaway, submit the link, and get an additional entry!

3.) Put my banner on your blog or website, tell me you have added it, and get an additional entry!

4.) Sign up to receive my blog contents by email or RSS feed(Sign up on the upper left sidebar!)


Winner will have 72 hours from the time he/she is notified to claim his/her prize. In the event I do not hear back from a winner within 72 hours, an alternate winner will be drawn in their place.
Good Luck!

110 guests said:

  1. Christy said...

    My son is the same way! He can get everything out but doesn't want to put anything back up!

  2. Kim said...

    Easy question, because I am sick of cleaning up his room!!! He isn't that bad but this would really help with the encouragement I try to give. :)

    Thanks,
    Kim

    akjulian@aol.com

  3. susan1215 said...

    My daughter needs help on how to clean her room

  4. Annie said...

    .......because I can't see the floor in my teenagers bedroom!!!


    thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  5. Clair said...

    I would like to win the book to give to my nephews. Their mom is sick of cleaning up after them. clairjuly at yahoo dot com

  6. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I would love to win this, I hate it how kids drag out everything but don't pick anything. Everything ends up looking like a tornado came thru the house.

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

  7. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I am a subscriber!

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  8. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I have your button on my blog:Here

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  9. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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  10. reb said...

    My son desperatley needs to read this book!!!

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

  11. slylady said...

    I would love to win this for my great grandson. His room is always a mess and can never find anything.

  12. Jeff, Mandee, Rayden and Parker said...

    My three year old refuses to clean her room....she will just sit in there all day unless someone is in there to help her.

  13. Jeff, Mandee, Rayden and Parker said...

    I am subscribed to your e-mail feed as well. Thanks

    mandee220 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. mverno said...

    it would be so great for my grandson

  15. lisagee said...

    Cool book! Great gift for my slobaholic son :o)

  16. danosor said...

    I am a subscriber.

  17. Sonya said...

    I would love to have these books because my daughters room is always a mess. ALWAYS. Maybe this book would inspire her a little.

  18. Tonya said...

    My three daughters are as messy and unorganized as I am! I need this book to save them while there is still a chance. : )

  19. Jenn S. said...

    My daughter could really learn from this book. She gets tons out but can't seem to put them away.

  20. sharon said...

    would love to win this as my son cannot keep his room clean...

  21. sharon said...

    subscriber too

  22. Sandy said...

    Oh My would I love this...maybe subtly put something into some kids heads

  23. nanja said...

    I would love to be a winner!My daughter needs to read this I've yet to convince her that there are benefits to keeping a tidy room

  24. janetfaye said...

    I would love to read this to my grandson.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. janetfaye said...

    Your banner is on my blog.

    http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. janetfaye said...

    I am subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Amy said...

    Number one reason: The Hurricane that is my son. As I'm cleaning an area, he is messing another or takes sudden interest in each toy I'm putting away... I fold clothes and get up to answer the phone or something and return to find all of the clothes on the floor. To the point of a fit sometimes! He is only two but if it continues I'll read him this book after.

    Lucky that I love him because the end of this day leaves me exhausted.

  28. judybrittle said...

    I need this for the simple fact that 2 of my grandchildren live here and my house is a disaster. We could all use some help in how to clean the mess starting with my grandson room. Thank you!
    judybrittle at aol dot com

  29. idahomom said...

    My son needs this book. I also think that he would enjoy it.

  30. denyse said...

    I'd love this for my children...Hmmmm, they need it:)

  31. sweetsue said...

    I would love to win this for my 4 and 7 year old grandsons. Their room is a mess and they can never find anything!

  32. amyinkamloops said...

    Both my son and niece could use this book! They both have so many items and they need to be organized. Oh my, do they need this book. Just to find order in chaos...Great blog and review.

    thanks amy

    amyinkamloops@ gmail.com

  33. Julie said...

    I would like this book because my son thinks every single toy has to be pulled out multiple times a day. He isn't satisfied until every last little piece is taken from its proper place. Maybe this book would help him out a little.

  34. vmkids said...

    I would want my son to read this so he could see the value of a clean room.

  35. Andrea said...

    Oh wow, I could use this book lol... Both of my kids are huge mess makers and I dont know how to get them to clean up without a battle... ( which I usually dont fight by just doing it myself) Thanks

    andreanathan@aol.com

  36. Andrea said...

    Blogged about it
    http://noahskysierra.blogspot.com

    and also have your button on my favorite blogs..

    still trying to find where to subscribe to your blog :O)

  37. Centsible Mommy said...

    Email entry from Allison: "The #1 reason I'd like a copy of this book is because it MIGHT help my nieces learn the importance of keeping their room clean-and my sister might have an easier day because of it! It'd be a great gift for them!
    Thanks again,
    Allison"

  38. redron said...

    like to give it to my grandkids it might help them with cleaning up their rooms

  39. kygirl said...

    My son sooooooooo needs this book. He is always getting into trouble over how his room looks.

  40. Nica0326 said...

    Would love to Win this book to change my life--have alot of organizing to do in this one room and this will give me the gusto to do it.

  41. dwarzel said...

    Cause I'm sick of picking this stuff up!

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

  42. Laura said...

    I would LOVE to win this book for my 2nd (not-so-neat) daughter who shares a room with her older (very neat) sister! Maybe it would provide some new thoughts or motivation to her. Thanks!

  43. Sunnyvale said...

    My grandaughters would like this.

  44. amber said...

    i would love to have this i have 7 year old that is a slob!! thanks for the chance to win!

    luvnjennanjohn @ yahoo .com

  45. The Rozenboom's said...

    i subscribe!

    luvnjennanjohn @ yahoo . com

  46. Ken said...

    If you saw my bedroom then you would know why I need this book. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  47. K. Cleaver said...

    My sons have the hardest time putting things back. Seems like I'm always riding them to clean up after themselves.

  48. Anonymous said...

    Would this work for my 15-year-old too? Her room is a disaster!!!

  49. Reeva said...

    i'd love to win this. This is my son to a T lol

  50. Mia J. said...

    I would like my daughter to get some ideas from this book. At times she is pretty neat but when you want her to do some cleanup it is another story.

  51. jean said...

    I want this for all the messy people in my life.

  52. darryl said...

    i think little trent would love this book. it has an important story for him to hear

  53. idahodad7 said...

    This would be great for my son.

  54. gunzie said...

    If I could just read this book with my son, maybe he would understand the importance of cleaning his room? And then maybe I don't have to nag so much?
    My oldest daughter can also use this book, this would be a good read for her.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ann dot guns at mac dot com

  55. gunzie said...

    I'm a subscriber.

    ann dot guns at mac dot com

  56. noey718319 said...

    I would love this book to spread the word of cleaning their room

  57. windycindy said...

    Hi, My oldest son needs this help! My youngest son is a neat nik, but it isn't rubbing off on his older brother. Both boys play baseball and it is very important to them! This just might do the trick. Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  58. windycindy said...

    I am a subscibed to your site. Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  59. Donna said...

    Is this book for children or for adults! I sure could use some help. Thanks a bunch!

  60. Tiggerriffic said...

    Anything will help my daughter.

  61. chromiumman said...

    because youngest's room is a sty

  62. Kari said...

    Im such a neat freak, so is my son. But my 12 yr old daughter...she needs this!!!

  63. Kari said...

    Im a subscriber!!

  64. Pat said...

    I'd like to win this book for my granddaughter whose room is utter chaos. This would be a wonderful book to teach her how to keep her room neat.
    pkildow(at)gmail(dot)com

  65. pancak said...

    My son has this "disorder disorder"...nagging doesn't help so maybe something else will get through to him.

  66. Erica said...

    To help my step daughters clean their room.

    babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

  67. valerie2350 said...

    It's definitely time for a change!

  68. Sandy said...

    I'm not sure I've learned this lesson myself yet!

  69. sarah said...

    Imagine your son times two - that is my kids. They can create such a giant mess in such a short amount of time... My daughter does appreciate the difference between tidy and disaster zone, so I think she can be saved! (My son may just be beyond help). This book would be a great way to help her learn to keep things neat and orderly.

  70. Liz S said...

    Motivating our children to clean and organize is my big reason for wanting this book! Adventure? If it works, I love it!
    lizzauski@hotmail.com

  71. Raspberry Light Bulb said...

    I want this book because I'm willing to try anything to help my kids clean their room without such a hassle.

  72. Raspberry Light Bulb said...

    I am a subscriber! :)

  73. Raspberry Light Bulb said...

    You're button is on my blog in the right hand sidebar: The Lethally Blonde Diary

  74. rosannepm said...

    Maybe there's hope for my son

  75. blueviolet said...

    My daughter has improved a bit but my son's room is a living nightmare. I am hoping the book might make an impact of sorts.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  76. blueviolet said...

    I'm subscribed too.
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  77. blueviolet said...

    I added yourbutton
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

  78. Jessica Russell said...

    WOW, this sounds just like my 3 1/2 year old son Dylan. He loves making messes but has a hard time "helping clean up". I would love to win this to read with him
    angelynn9916@hotmail.com

  79. silverbele said...

    My grandchildren need motivation and so do I.

  80. Susan said...

    book looks like it could be very helpful

  81. Lori said...

    We're such broken records here when it comes to asking them to clean up. I think this would entice them to do it without too much effort!

    lkziegler[at]gmail.com

  82. Lisa said...

    My kids get everything out and say they don't know where it goes to put it back away!

  83. Carolyn said...

    I totally need this book! My son's room is a complete disaster!

  84. pitaharmon said...

    I'd love this book for my boys because they lose things like it says that boy does in the book, so they can relate, and they also would follow the steps in the book rather than my nagging voice.
    harmonden[at]wowway.com

  85. Anonymous said...

    will love reading this to grandaughter

  86. Centsible Mommy said...

    Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Giveaways Galore! Day 4: Children’s Book: How Cl...":

    This would be great for our family!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

  87. Centsible Mommy said...

    Armywife73 has left a new comment on your post "Giveaways Galore! Day 4: Children’s Book: How Cl...":

    I think my kiddos could benefit from this!
    abrockelman73@yahoo.com

  88. Brenda S. said...

    My granddaughter needs help on how to clean her room. Thanks!!!

    stampnsark@aol.com

  89. gibson777 said...

    My neice could use this book. Getting her to read it would start another blog.

  90. Jinxy and Me said...

    I would love to win this for my messy messy niece. I'm hosting Thrifty Thursday today if you would like to come over and participate with a link. http://thriftyjinxy.blogspot.com/

  91. Think about it said...

    i cant clean worth crap, i have NO organizing skills. so i would need that book for ME!

  92. Betty C said...

    I need all the help I can get to convince my son he needs to be able to find things. There is always a pile of toys, clothing and other miscellaneous odds and ends and he can never find what he wants.

  93. Roseann K. said...

    My son could use reading this book! Thanks!

  94. Peggy said...

    Cute book and we need all the help we can get for kids to clean their room. Count me in

  95. klp1965 said...

    my kids bedrooms are so messy i once took a picture and entered it in a contest..we didnt win but i was shocked there was a worse room out there somewhere..lol

  96. angie said...

    I need this book because it sounds like it was written specifically for my daughter.

  97. Valeen said...

    I need to help my kids clean their rooms but I'm not sure if I'd be able to find my way back out! Both my kids could really benefit from this book!

  98. jennifer said...

    My 11 year old daughter needs this book. she has add/adhd and I have tried everything. Today it took 2 hours to pick up 4 or 5 things in her room!

  99. Karen said...

    This would be so helpful.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  100. fancyfeet48 said...

    I totally need this book

  101. masonsgranny59 said...

    My grandsons desperatley needs to read this book!!!:)

  102. purango said...

    I can't get my teenager to clean her room. Maybe this book will help. garrettsambo@aol.com

  103. phyllisg said...

    "CLEAN YOUR ROOM" are resounding words.

  104. kerri69 said...

    This is great my 3 girls hate and i mean hate to clean the oldest will stay in her room all day and think shes cleaning by hiding stuff under her bed i really could use this and thats no joke

  105. kerri69 said...

    i subscribed

  106. Shawn said...

    Awesome! My daugthter absolutely LOBES to read!!, but sadly doesn't always love to clean her room. I'm sure after reading this book, she'll have a change a heart. Thanks for the opportunity. Don't know how to blog, or I would.
    mslate513@aol.com

  107. donna444444 said...

    This would be great for my kids.

  108. donna444444 said...

    I subscribed

  109. donna444444 said...

    I put your button on my blog.

  110. Helen said...

    This would be great for our 6-year-old grandson that we're raising. He really needs it - as do I!