Book Review and Giveaway — Absolutely Organized

Looking for a book with practical advice you can actually use? Then you must have a copy of Debbie Lillard’s book Absolutely Organized: A Mom’s Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home. I had the honor of meeting Debbie while taping a recent segment for The 10! Show, and she featured some fabulous ideas for back-to-school organization. Those of you with school-aged children know what I’m talking about when I say backpack management is a full-time job!

What I love about this book:
  • Simple, yet effective solutions every household can use.
  • I love how the book begins with Organizing Your Time. This is one aspect of organization most other books ignore, but it is crucial for busy moms.
  • The chapter on taming the toys was particularly helpful to me.
  • The book presents many different approaches to organization, so you can find one that works for you and your family.
  • Debbie is a mom of three, so her ideas have been proven to work!
You may be interested to know that Debbie is now working on her second book Absolutely Organize Your Family. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for that!
Now the fun part — One lucky reader will win a copy of Absolutely Organized! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Blog or Tweet about this giveaway, come back here and leave a comment about your tweet or blog post, and you’re in for three more entries! Subscribe to the feed or become a follower of Frugal Family Fun Blog, leave a comment that you subscribed, and you’re in for three more entries!
Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen by and giveaway ends Wednesday, September 9th @ 6:30pm EST. Good luck!!


  1. Green Mamma says

    I love, love, love organization! Ooh, please enter me, πŸ™‚ Hmmm . . . what are the chances that the first commenter could win? πŸ™‚

  2. I am a follower and I NEED this book. My house is in dire need of decluttering and I don't know where to begin or how to get organized.

  3. shraddha/april@theselfloveproject says

    i so want to win!!

    awsome giveaway!!


  4. My house looks like it needs lot of organization…
    And I'm already subscribed to your blog via googlereader.
    So I hope, I win πŸ™‚

  5. Berry Patch says

    I could use all the help I can get to get organized!

  6. Berry Patch says

    I subscribe via Google Reader and I am a new follower.

  7. Looks like a great book. Count me in for the drawing, please.

  8. ONe PiNK FiSH says

    entering the drawing and headed next to twitter to let others know

  9. I need some organization! I subscribe through Google Reader also. Fingers crossed!

  10. ONe PiNK FiSH says

    just tweeted

  11. ONe PiNK FiSH says

    already subscribe

  12. I hope I win! πŸ™‚

  13. Infant Bibliophile says

    You can't imagine how badly I need this book! Thanks for the fun give away.

  14. Infant Bibliophile says

    I'm a subscriber/follower.

  15. Infant Bibliophile says

    I'm going to tweet about it right now.

  16. Please enter me, this sounds lovely.

  17. I am a new suscriber to your blog.

  18. The Activity Mom says

    ooh I would love to read that!

  19. I sure would love to be the winner of this book!!!

  20. I am a follower of your blog

  21. Funny, just this week I started trying to figure out how to organize myself a little better! I always need new ideas!

  22. And I just found and started following your blog this week. Thank you for all your helpful ideas!

  23. I'm a new subscriber.:-) Thank you for the chance to win what sounds like a very useful book.

  24. I need this book!!

  25. I am a follower!

  26. One thing I love about this, is that it is about organizing. I am not a very good organizer and would love to be. I see people who can make things work in their home and I wonder why I can't do that..

  27. I am an email subscriber and a follower.

  28. boy do I NEED this book! Trying to do home preschool with a toddler, who has a speech delay, trying to maintain a house, and now I may be opening a store on top of all of that!

  29. I'm a follower

    (Do I need to post that three different times??)

  30. Decided to post I'm a follower again, because that's how you do it on most blogs.

  31. and one last time to say I'm a follower, that's three follower entries!

  32. sounds perfect for me!

  33. Looks like a great book for me!

  34. I am a follower!

  35. MamaFeelgood says

    Sounds like a great book

  36. MamaFeelgood says

    I subscribe to your blog

  37. I subscribe and follow you on twitter!! Love it!

  38. I would love this book! Thanks!

  39. Will begging make me the winner? LOL… This sounds like a great book though. A lot of organizing books are a little overwhelming, but I think this one will be really helpful.

  40. I'm a subscriber.

  41. I am following you! πŸ™‚

  42. I subscribed in My Yahoo.

  43. I am a subscriber already, but I need some organzation of my time so that I can learn to sew with your on-line class. I have saved everything you wrote, now I just need the time and organization to get started πŸ™‚ I need it bad right now!

  44. I am always looking for organization tips. I am ok at organizing something but then I am horrible at keeping it organized.

  45. I subscribe and follow. Thanks so much.

  46. Pick me, pick me! I subscribe through Google reader. Thanks!

  47. A Magical Childhood says

    Sounds fun. Thanks!

  48. A Magical Childhood says

    PS I subscribe to the feed. Love it!

  49. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Good grief my internet is giving me a hard time tonight, but for this, I persevered! Thanks for the chance!

  50. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    I also gave up and subscribed to you forever ago. I plan to include this at the top of this weekend's link roundup . . . which may be my most-read catagory. :>) Will come back with the link if I get it done *ever*. Bedtime is looming tonight.

    PS- I'm sorry Mark didn't turn to the magic of Google with his jalapeno hands. It really does hurt!

  51. I read this book and loved it. I since gave it to a friend but I would love to have a new copy.

  52. I would love to win this book. I always need organizational help.

  53. Hooray for organization. I am in serious need of help with my first one starting preschool and our lives turned upside down!

  54. I am a subscriber as well!

  55. oh I need to get organized for

  56. I need to get organized too!

  57. I also Follow your blog

  58. I just started following your blog & tweeted about the giveaway!

  59. I would love to win this book. I also subscribe to your blog in my blog reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. If I were to win this book, and became 'Absolutely Organized', I wouldn't know what to do with all of my free time – it boggles the mind : )

  61. I am a follower.

  62. I have four boys in the house and I always need help with organization. I'd love help!

  63. I used to think I was organized…and then I had my twins! Would love to have this book to help me get back on track.

  64. I'm already a subscriber

  65. This sounds like a book I could use. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. Perfect timing! The change of seasons always get me motivated to organize and I could use the advice of an expert! Thanks!

  67. I would love this book a LOT! In dire need of organization!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. I am following via Google Reader and love the Blog!

  69. I would love to win this book! It sounds great!

  70. I subscribe to FFF in Google Reader πŸ™‚

  71. what a great book. would love this!

    bryanluvsrenee @

  72. i subscribe to your blog

    bryanluvsrenee @

  73. Sharon and Michael says

    We'd appreciate winning this book a lot. I'm mom to five special needs children and homeschool three of them.

    I follow your blog through google.

  74. Ohhh I am SO looking for a great organizer!! Fingers crossed!!! <3

  75. I follow you in my Google Reader!!

  76. aprilfoolwed says

    Wow – I have to check out this book. Is she a local author? How cool that you got to meet her!

  77. This book would be very helpful to my family. Thanks!

  78. This is such a fantastic product! nothing better than a great help to get organized, I really hope I can win this one πŸ™‚

  79. Hey, I am a subscriber of your blog also πŸ™‚

  80. The Roberts' Report says

    Being organized is what keeps me sane!

  81. Oh! Pick me! I thought I had everything figured out…then I had a second child. I could definitely use some more ideas!

  82. I just became a follower!

  83. Lisa Renata says

    now wouldn't it be nice to win this!

  84. I am addicted to organizational books. *drool*

  85. I subscribe!

  86. I dream about organization and decluttering, but just don't know where to start. Perhaps this book is the answer to my dreams?

  87. Wow, I could really use this! πŸ™‚

  88. Wow, do I need this book! Hope I win it! Thanks for the chance!

  89. I just signed up to have your blog be on my yahoo page. I hope it works. And hopefully I'm entered into your drawing. I desperately need to get my life organized.;) I will continue to read your blog. -Susie

  90. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Phew, I did get the post written! It's here. Thanks!

  91. I definitely need some help getting organized-

    karin56381 (at)

  92. that book looks awesome!

  93. Julie Prickett says

    Pick me, pick me! JK . . . I know it's that picks πŸ™‚

    Would love to be entered in.


  94. i am a book junky and organization books i love love. What a great giveaway. I also became a follower of your blog. Really have enjoyed all your tips

  95. Satsuki Rebel says

    I'd love to win this one.

  96. Sounds like a great book!

  97. I follow!

  98. Eeeeeeeeeeee! With an infant, a toddler, and a teenager (not to mention their messy father), I NEED this book!

  99. Iamredeemed says

    boy, do I need *this* book! I am sooo unorganizied, but I so long to have some organization in my home and in my life! I just subscribed to this awesome blog, by the way! Thanks so much!
    Laurie πŸ™‚

  100. Great giveaway! This would be very helpful for me.

  101. I'm a follower!

  102. I am a neat-freak at heart, but with the husband I have, I'm always looking for more ways to organize!

  103. OH I need this book BAD!! I hope I win! I am a follower. Thanks for your blogging passion. I have been blessed by your posts. Staci

  104. I am NOT organized an girl who longs to be organized- pick me, pick me!!

  105. This is a book I could definitely use. My house is in dire need of organization at the moment and I'm running out of months to meet that annual goal!

    I follow your blog =)

  106. Sounds like a delightful and helpful read. Posted your giveaway on my blog!

  107. ~*~ Stephanie ~*~ says

    This is fabulous!!! I just started a challenge on another blog and my goal is organization… LOL I don't know where to START!!! This could come in handy!

  108. ~*~ Stephanie ~*~ says

    I just signed up to subscribe by email!!

  109. I'm not sure if I made it here by 6.30pm EST. Hope I did! I would love to win this book if I haven't been to disorganized to enter in time! πŸ™‚

    I'm already a follower but I tweeted this giveaway earlier today here: