Get Your House In Order With momAgenda (Giveaway)

Okay, confess. Are you feeling frazzled yet? I mean, I know this time of year is all about wonderment and joy and celebration, but it also comes with a huge side of over-worked, over-scheduled and over-committed.

You all know I love me some momAgenda products for getting organized, and I have an awesome one to give away to you, just in time to try to put your life into some sort or order before heading into the new year. It’s really the best momAgenda product I’ve given away so far!

Behold, the All-In-One-Folio, the MOTHER of all home organizers.

Inside, you’ll find super handy tools for organizing an entire household like a very large monthly calendar (2011 and also a 2012 to replace it with).

There are several sheets for you to fill out important information, birthdays, doctor’s info, even directions for the babysitter.

But, my favorite part has to be all the very sturdy, large plastic pockets that you can organize in a way that works best for you and your household. I finally have a logical place for all my coupons! (Extreme couponer, I am not, but I hang onto a few every month and have a heck of a time finding them when I need them.) I also now have a logical place to put paperwork that needs to be filled out and returned so I’m not sending it back with crusted mashed potatoes on a corner from that time that stack of mail was between my plate and the stove.

And no organizer is complete with out a place for notes and LISTS. I’m trying to put less demands on myself these days. My to do lists used to be 20 items long, and made me feel like a failure at the end of every day. Now? I simply strive for this:

Everything else is gravy.

Here’s how to win:

1. Leave a comment telling me where your favorite place to stash “stuff” currently is. You know, like do you shove everything in a junk drawer? A basket? In your fireplace… and then light it on fire?

Extra entries for:

2. Tweeting I’m getting organized with @momAgenda for the holidays! I entered the #giveaway @BabyRabies  #momAgendaCOMM

3. Following @BabyRabies on Twitter

4. Following @momAgenda on Twitter

5. Liking Baby Rabies on Facebook 

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. I’ll use to draw a winner Monday, December 12th.

Disclosure: I received a momAgenda All-In-One folio to review. All opinions are my own.

**Contest Closed. Congrats to Andrea, commenter #16, as chosen by!**


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  1. My stuff gets stashed on my desk, and it’s not pretty. That’s the last place that I ever clean up/organize and it’s always a mess!

  2. I have junk baskets in each room of the house:) One for mail in the living room, one in the kitchen plus DH has one in our room. That way our clutter is spread out!

  3. Holy smokes THIS is what I have been looking for! I am a crazy list maker. Problem is, due to my mama brains, my lists normally end up in piles.. Piles of bills, paperwork, coupons, receipts.. Eventually I organize these piles and they become more piles. Piles of piles. They multiply like OctoMom.

  4. I’ve got a very pretty hammered tin bowl engraved with dogwood flowers that was originally meant to hold holiday treats. Now? It holds EVERYTHING. All. Year. Long.

    I’d like to say its one of those systems where it looks like a mess but I know exactly where everything is in it. But it’s not.

  5. And WordPress would like me to slow down on the comments. But whatev. You should also know that I’m currently stalking Mom Agenda on twitter too. Because you said so. And I want to know the second they get more of their Home Office Organizers in…

  6. I have a black shelf in my kitchen that I just shove things in all week and then I hope I have time on the weekend to go through the piles!

  7. I have a basket in my kitchen that collects everything. I hate this basket, yet it is a necessity! Now that I have kids in school I really need a place to put all of those lists and notes!

  8. All of my “important stuff” cuz it’s ALL important ends up in my wall office cabinet.. it’s very pretty on the outside… I get a lot of compliments! BUT no one is allowed to ever open those doors but me.. lol. even my desktop computer has lost it’s way in the pile somewhere in there. I have the utility closet where there are some important stuff.. NOW people that have more than one child in school? HOW DO YOU SAVE their stuff? lol.. my daughter is so happy with her work but mommy just doesn’t have a big enough house for all of her work.. 🙁

  9. My favorite spot currently is my backpack which should be holding my books 🙂 No one goes in that bag because there’s usually nothing fun in there (ie books) so all my secrets are safe 🙂

  10. I liked and shared your Facebook page 🙂 …
    5. Liking Baby Rabies on Facebook

    This was fun! 🙂

  11. i have a basket on top of my washer. i try to empty it regularly. it sometimes happens. sometimes.

  12. Unfortunately, all of my stuff is stacked on the countertop!!! My hubby consolidates the “stacks” to make it easier! I save it to go through it later…ha! Ha! Ha!

  13. My stuff gets stashed in a tiny kitchen drawer and them all over the surfaces surrounding – counter, coffee table, entryway bench. That’s the fact, but I don’t really like to store it there really 🙂 I think the Folio would help!!

  14. I have rescued my dining room table, yippee we can finally eat dinner as a family! But, now my teeny tiny desk is overflowing and vomiting papers on the floor!!! Help!!!!

  15. This all in one looks awesome…I’m a mother of 6 and organization is a must in my house !!!

  16. Let’s see… my crap is spread out among lists scribbled on post-it paper, mangled envelopes full of coupons and appt. reminders all which get stuffed in the diaper bag which doubles as my purse. I HAD a planner for 2011, which I haven’t used since about September since it’s too stuffed with unsent birthday cards. I need a place to keep it all together!

  17. I shove everything in the bottom drawer in my stand up jewelry box that my 15 month old son can barely reach and has now discovered. His new favorite thing to do is pull out all of the paperwork, receipts, etc. I guess I’m going to either break down and organize and clean out the drawer or move the mess to a new location, which realistically is much more likely for me. Ha!

  18. my fave place to stash stuff is wherever my terrorist toddler cant reach it. Top shelf of the pantry, or refridgerator. My little guy loves papers, when they are floating to the floor after he throws them in the air.

  19. I have a junk drawer–that I clean our periodically by dumping everything in a sack…then sticking it in the dresser that is jammed full of all kinds of misc papers and stuff!

  20. Charlotte Anne on

    We have a cabinet in our kitchen that ends up with all the random junk in it. Every once in awhile it drives me crazy and I clean it out only for it to be filled up again in a few days time.

  21. I made a pocket in the back of my current agenda and I sort through it once a week. momAgenda is brilliant! I want one.

  22. I stash anywhere my OCD husband won’t look. That usually results in me loosing everything.

    As a aside, I was lusting after this folio last week!

  23. Stephanie Meves on

    I end up putting stuff in the cubbies of my desk and the drawer on my deak seems to be a catch-all.

  24. Where do I stash my piles? OMG don’t get me started, in bins under beds, on the ironing board – (bonus it helps me avoid ironing!) on top of the filing cabinet (getting closer to wear my stuff actually BELONGS) on the bar in the kitchen, on the kitchen table, on the coffee table….I think I might have a stuff stashing problem!

  25. Currently, our kitchen counter is the bane of my existence, lol. Then, when that gets too awful, it all gets transferred to my desk. I need help 🙂

  26. We have two overflowing junk drawers and two catch all baskets that used to be just for magazines. Ugh! 🙂 Love momAgenda products though. I use their planner and have been eyeing the kitchen folio for a while now!

  27. I wish I had a place where I stashed stuff… instead, my “office” looks like a paper-filled bomb exploded in it. Needless to say, I have trouble finding things when I need them.

  28. Everything is on the fridge or a cork board next to the kitchen. This folio would be awesome to have!

  29. I don’t have one junk drawer – I have two in the kitchen and several “junk” cubes. They hide everything making my living room appear neat and tidy!

  30. I stash stuff on my kitchen counter… That pile is getting really, really BIG. THIS momagenda would help me!

  31. We have that horrible and cliche “catch all” spot on the counter that everyone’s eyes just glaze over until stuff starts falling off it. Horrific.

  32. I put all of my stuff in a pile at the end of the kitchen table. Eventually, my husband gets so fed up that he puts it all in a box and in a closet. Usually, I figure out what he is doing before he finishes and am able to sort through the stuff that I need before he packs it all up. Having a place to put it all and keep it organized would be great!

  33. I need this. lately I’ve been stashing things… in my purse. Like somehow I’ll be more productive if piles of coupons / stuff that needs to be returned / a pocket size planner that is not nearly big enough / receipts are all shoved in one big bag 🙂

  34. Right now everything starts off in a basket, on bulletin board but as the week progresses? end up on the dining table piled up.

  35. My kitchen table takes the brunt of it, coupons, magazines, papers from kids school…everything!

  36. I am embarassed to say that we currently “stash” stuff on our kitchen counter… it’s the pile that never goes away… and the system is flawed…

    This would really really help our household organization system…. lol. a lot. like. a lot.

  37. Favorite place to stash “stuff” ummm…where don’t I put it. On top of the toaster oven, on the small sliver of counter near the coffee pot, oh at the empty place at the table, well really all over the table. Yeah my kitchen it’s a mess, and don’t even get me started with the dining room table that’s a dumping ground for everything else that doesn’t get stashed in the kitchen. This is what having a kid did to me and to think I’m itching to add another to this mess, yup it’s a sickness this baby having business.

  38. I sort through everything as it comes it. I have a file on the counter that my husband is supposed to go through and take action on each thing, but really that is where paperwork goes to die.

  39. I have been constantly shoving things into my little closet in the hallway. It started out as a place to keep things for a few days til I got more organized, and has become the place everything the girls can’t touch goes to die.
    It;s frightening.

  40. Everything sits in a pile on the desk in the kitchen. Every few weeks I have to go through it! Not the most organized way of running my house!

  41. there is always an endless pile of mail, school paper work, magazines & notes that are on our kitchen counter. my husband HATES it with fiber of his being. i know where everything is & then i clean and have no clue where any of it went!

  42. I have two junk drawers in my kitchen and an entire closet with shelves (under the stairs) that is home to all my crap…or under my coffee table. I wish I had a fireplace to set it all on fire.

  43. We have no junk drawer right now and so you guessed it. There is CRAP. Everywhere. And random crap at that. I am a stay at home mom (I work 1 weekday and weekends when husband is home). I clean shelves off, move things around, throw things away, and then those clean and empty counters and spaces become a blank canvas for more CRAP. Sigh.

  44. Right now everything starts off on our kitchen counter. Important stuff goes right into the bag I carry with me to work every day so that I can hopefully deal with it before it is due. The rest of the stuff stays there because I think it is somewhat important and I swear I will look at it tomorrow, then after a while it ends up in folders and piles in my closet until I can’t take it anymore and end up cleaning out my closet and throwing all of the “important” stuff away!!

  45. I have several places for junk… obviously the jusk drawer, but also the closet under the stairs.

  46. I am not even organized enough to have “one” place to put all the junk. Basket is full, how about drawer? Drawer full? How about closet? Yep…I have a LOT of New Years Resolutions surrounding getting organized in 2012!

  47. We just moved into a much bigger, much newer house! What better way to start off in a new house than to be organized with a momAgenda organizer! I follow Baby Rabies on Facebook and Twitter

  48. Currently I have a very sloppy junk drawer that is full of random items! I would love to have a better place to keep things! 🙂

  49. So I currently have this little planner (emphasis on the word “little”) it has a little pocket on the front of it that everything gets shoved in to. To-do lists, receipts, coupons, stuff for the kiddo’s daycare, those little cards your doctor gives you to remind you of appointments…yeah, everything. This bad boy looks like it would be a great way to kick off an organized new year!

  50. I stash everything in my bag. I feel like I need ot bring everything with me at all times just in case. It’s kind of pathetic.

  51. My fave place to stash important stuff right now is in a little nook between my microwave and single-serve coffee maker in the kitchen. Handy but, still tucked away. This folio would need a much more prominent place because it’s so pretty 😉

  52. Love it…I have papers Everywhere! It’s terrible. Our sofa table is never cleared of clutter, a table in the dining room has papers all over it, also a basketful of stuff on said table. Plus even more in a little basket frame that surrounds our calendar. We are in dire need of something to organize our life!

  53. Heather Hunter on

    I have a junk drawer and a mom binder. My mom binder is stuffed to the max. I could so use this agenda. I bet any mom would love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. where doesn’t it go – the junk drawer is full and things get lost in there, so now it’s taking over my purse and a basket in the kitchen. I have to admit my car has plenty “junk stash” in it too.
    oh, and I follow you too!!

  55. My favorite spot for “stuff” is this corner on the counter, next to the toaster. It’s terrible, there is a drawer right below it that also gets FILLED with “stuff”. I could use some organization…desperately.

  56. All of my important papers calanders and recapies are stuffed in an overflowing drawer in the kitchen. It’s so full it flows down into the cupboard below! Such a mess! I could really use this.

  57. My favorite place to stash stuff is on the kitchen counter, then i wonder why my child gets a hold of it? I need something just like this!

  58. Tomorrow is my last official day at work and from then on, I will be a stay/work-at-home mama! I have grand fantasies and plans, however unrealistic, of getting myself and house organized and this would be a wonderful start!

    • Whoops, and right now we have about three different miscellaneous piles in our room, on our piano and on top of the fridge. I have made special baskets, bins, etc. but my husband is a repeat “leave paperwork on the counter” offender and it never lasts for long.

  59. I like your to-do list, Jill!! My “burn” place used to be my office, yes the whole thing, but we recently did a HUGE overhaul of everything in there and now I can take deep breaths again. Ahhh.

  60. I wish I was organized, the top of our microwave catches all of the bills, coupons, etc! Would love to start off the new year with this! I love your blog and follow you on facebook!

  61. I have a box on my counter as well as a few little reusable plastic contatiners that seem to get everyine shoved into them

  62. I pile all my crap up on the table, then eventually sort into new piles, maybe when it starts getting tall, move it to the craft room.

  63. I currently use a wicker basket for my junk and a shoe box. Or it just sits on the table!

  64. I think my junk draw is ready to explode, The momAgenda all-in-one folio will defiantly put that junk draw to shame with the new beautiful organization I hoping to win with momAgenda;)

  65. I stash my stuff everywhere!… my basket, the “family binder” (oof– bad mess goin’ on over there), the pile on the printer, pile behind the printer. I’m turning into my mom and her blasted PILES. I’m outta control. I needed this mom agenda! 😉

  66. Seriously, just one place? How about top 3…junk drawer, purse, center console of the car. Sadly, there are more. Many more.

  67. I like you on facebook and I put all of our junk in to two separate large piles on our kitchen counter.

  68. I’ve got a basket hanging on our kitchen door that I stash stuff in (which reminds me, I need to clean it out!), but honestly, stuff ends up all over the place and I hate it!

  69. Since we are currently consolidating our office into our bedroom to make space for baby, every surface in my house has a pike of crap that needs to be dealt with. I’m slowly losing it…

  70. I have a basket on the kitchen table that collects all the junk. I go through it once in a while to clean it out, or I hide it when people come over! Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  71. I keep it all in a shoebox and all in a pile on a book shelf. Following both on twitter and liked on Facebook. Also sent the tweet

  72. 1. My favorite place to stash stuff is anywhere my 2 year old hellion can’t reach it (and now my mobile 10 month old in her walker). My dining room table is no longer a dining room table, but a storage spot for everything I don’t want touched by little hands and I haven’t had time to find a home for!

  73. We are currently hiding stuff in an antique dresser we use as a side board…and a basket in our coat closet

  74. I used to stash stuff in my closet, but I just cleaned that out so now I stash stuff in a leftover carseat box that we never got rid of in the basement…

  75. I shove everything into a binder in my desk… Which Sebastian then pulls out and spreads all over the floor. Don’t ask me why I don’t keep it somewhere out of his reach. I keep telling myself I’m going to create a whole new organizational system for everything and THEN I’ll move it… but it just doesn’t seem to happen.

  76. I’d LOVE one of these. Most of my random “important” crap ends up collecting at the bottom of my purse.

  77. currently our “stash” spot is the cupboard above the fridge…everything is in there, lol

  78. I leave everything on a shelf in our front entry and try to pretend it doesn’t exist. Then I have late fees, or turn in a contract a day late. Both happened today…

  79. People have places to stash things? My place would be wherever it ends up, I guess. Sometimes the kitchen table, sometimes the bar that runs along the kitchen in between it and the family room, sometimes the bedside table. Rarely where I first look for it.

  80. I have several junk drawers and two boxes for stashing junk – such is life with a two year old. I really need help so I hope I win!!!

  81. I have a 4th bedroom that I use as my entire junk storage – it’s borderline getting hoarders in there… I keep saying I will clean it out when we get pregnant with the next baby, but I think we’ll just need a bigger house, with another spare room!

  82. Stashing anything anything and everything I need in hidden 3 yr old proof areas. The problem is that I can never remember where I hide things 🙁 Normal everyday junk goes into one of 5 junk drawers. I need organization!

  83. we have an entire counter, aptly and affectionately known as the crap counter, under it lies the junk drawers (the one on the left and the one on the right as they are named). They are my Everest – if I can get those three things clean, it’s epic.

  84. My current hiding place for all my crapz is a little plastic file tray that lives in one of my kitchen cabinets…right next to the leftover Halloween candy.

  85. I mostly stash things in piles, and then the piles are moved rom spot to spot and room to room… anything of importance has a chance of making it to the refrigerator!

  86. Angela Harrell on

    I currently stash my stuff on the dining room table, office and kitchen drawers-I could really use an organizer! I always forget I even have coupons!

  87. I store my things in my way too heavy and messy purse! In any one day you can find fruit snacks, a bottle of water, some pepto, a diaper, coupons, paperwork to turn in, bills and the normal wallet, cell phone and makeup bag .

  88. My to-do/junk pile is on top of my bedbox at the end of my bed which drives my husband mad! But then he could always let me share his desk….

  89. Loving you on FB! All my “Stuff” ends up in a pretty basket so it covers up the disaster that is shoved inside! 🙂

  90. Samantha Vermeulen on

    I leave piles of paper everywhere… Dresser, nightstand, bookshelf, desk, dining room table, kitchen counter… It drives my husband crazy!!!

  91. I have stuff all over. I really need to get better organized. I used to be one of the most organized women I know until I had my son. I don’t know what happened. It would be so wonderful to win this. I stash stuff in a drawer in my kitchen, on a side table /bar in the dining room, in my purse, you name it.
    sweetpeonies07 at gmail

  92. It’s not my favorite place but all the mail, bills, random things my husband doesn’t know what to do with seem to end up on my desk in my home office. I would love an organizer to corral the papers that I can’t scan and shred for one reason or another.

  93. OMG, I need this! I have stacks of stuff on my desk, and then my husband stacks stuff on top that he finds around the house and important things get shuffled to the bottom forgotten forever. Of course if I did get this I might have to consider changing my website name 😉 I’m sure the mom agenda is awesome, but it might take a christmas miracle to completely fix me.

  94. As a mother of three all under the age of 5, I have piles of “stuff *everywhere on the kitchen counter, nightstand, bookcase, dresser and other places as well. It drives my husband crazy!!!!

  95. Sigh. My stash is in 3 DRAWERS in our kitchen :/ Also, my dresser is becoming an “organized” stash. Discouraging. I’ve made an organization binder but it’s not what I’m looking for. Hope I win!

  96. Kimberly Bergan on

    Sadly I stash my stuff in drawers… I try to be organized but life keeps getting in the way!

  97. I have piles of paper work everywhere. Both desks, the counter, the table, the dresser, the console of my truck and my purse….I just can’t keep up.

  98. We have 3 junk drawers in our kitchen – but they are small and useless for actual kitchen items.

  99. I stuff items behind closed doors (in cupboards and closets, wish I had a junk drawer). But I have a journal I stuff paper into and our mail pile is always so huge. I really need a mail system.

  100. Where don’t we store junk? We have a drawer in the kitchen, one in the dining room, the table next to the front door, and don’t even get me started on the office desk. It’s sad. I try to corral it about a once a week, then I usually forget to pay a bill on time.

  101. I stuff it in my iaper bg or between tge seat of my car. Oftentimes my 2yo tears it up or throws it away. Glad my husband pays the bills 😉

  102. I stash stuff in my living room. It’s gated so the toddler can’t get to anything, but I end up putting piles and piles on the other side of the gate so neither I, nor the cat, can navigate the landmines of neglected projects and papers. Sad. Very sad.

  103. I have lots of places to stash stuff but after it piles up in the kitchen it usually goes into a junk drawer in my desk! I would love to win this and attempt to become organized!!!–Allison

  104. Everything, and I mean every-thing, gets tossed on the secretary desk when you enter the house. It is a disaster! I could really use an organizer!

  105. I liked Baby Rabies on Facebook too. I also referred to your Elf on the Shelf post in my blog recently and provided a link because I thought it was so hysterical. I hope that’s ok!

  106. Unfortunately, my favorite place to stash things tends to be in a pile next to the couch. I sort of build a nest of books and magazines all around me…it makes my poor sweet husband crazy.

  107. I used to have a junk box, then a junk drawer and now I have a junk closet! It’s not all junk, just stuff/papers/receipts/coupons/anything that needs to be organized. I am not proud of this system, and I hope to fund a solution to it soon!

  108. I have a junk basket in the kitchen that I use to stuff random stuff in until it is overflowing and needs to be cleaned out.

  109. I have lots of piles on my kitchen counter for all of my junk. PS…found you bc of a friend’s link to your inapprpriate elf ideas; love them!!

  110. Currently – I “stash” stuff ALL over my house. I have a little on the table, some on my nightstand, some on the kitchen counter. Basically, my house is a mess of paper everywhere. I would love to find SOMETHING to help me organize that disaster!!

  111. my favorite place to store my stuff is in my dining room cabinets, no one but me ever goes in there.

  112. On the kitchen table…until it gets ridiculous that is. Then I stash it in other random places 🙂

  113. I stash my stuff all over the counter… eventually it gets moved to folders & baskets under my computer desk…

  114. I am multiple places where I stash stuff… and then promptly forget about it because I never really needed it in the first place. There are drawers in the kitchen where extra stuff gets stored, the top of my desk isn’t visible underneath papers and my dresser is also piled with papers to organize. I keep telling myself I’ll put it all away one day. One day.

  115. My husband usually stashes stuff before I do and then we can’t ever find it and he doesn’t remember where it is or “swears” he never saw or touched it. If I get to things before him they usually get shoved in a basket or a closet.

  116. I store stuff next to my refrigerator. it just piles up there. it’s around a corner and all nice and hidden so the rest of my kitchen still looks nice and clean. lol

  117. I store everything in a junk drawer. Current contents: a wrench set, a screwdriver, baby toys, and every scrap of paper in the house.