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Canadian Blog House Spring Cleaning Giveaway

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Spring.  It’s here! In fact, it has felt more like summer in Ontario over the last few days.  It has been great to get outside and enjoy some warm sunshine, cool breezes and fresh air (the smog hasn’t set in yet, lol).  But along with the joys of spring time comes the realization that we’ve been hibernating for the last 6 months, and ignoring many of the chores that definitely need our attention.

This is the time of year when our closets start calling our names.  Time to unpack the shorts and t-shirts, and pack away our sweaters and pants.  That’s not the worst part of spring cleaning to me.  Perhaps it’s the brighter days but, this is the time of year that I tend to spot all those neglected areas of the house that haven’t been touched by a cloth in awhile.  Light fixtures, the top of the fridge, screen doors…and don’t even get me started on windows.

While our windows still need cleaning (*sigh*), we’ve managed to get a large amount of spring chores done in the last few weeks.  It feels good to be on top of these chores.

What doesn’t feel so good is the pile of receipts, papers, notes, and general household odds, ends, and crap that have accumulated in our drawers over the winter.  I have been avoiding those select drawers for awhile now.

I was shopping at Chapters Indigo the other day and came upon something that reminded me of the morass of crap in my drawers – A portable organizer for Crap Receiptables.  That’s right Crap Receiptables. The name of this organizer made me laugh – right out loud in the bookstore.  I needed one of these.  In fact…I needed the XXXL version, but sadly, I don’t believe this organizer comes in a bigger size.  This organizer includes accordion pockets, tab labels, pad and pen.

So I scooped one up for myself…and another for one for you!  Most of us have little odds and ends of paper that don’t have a proper home.  Now you can WIN a Receiptables For Crap Portable Organizer to help you keep track of those odds and ends! Here’s how you can enter to WIN:


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  1. May 24, 2013


    Congratulations to Heidi C. for winning this giveaway!! Enjoy your prize, Heidi!

    Thanks to all of you for entering!!

  2. May 24, 2013

    Tara Gauthier

    Definitely the bathroom!

  3. May 22, 2013


    cleaning up all the winter coats/mitts/hats and storing them

    • May 23, 2013


      Not a fun job, Jennifer. Something I never look forward to with the change of seasons. Thanks for entering!

  4. May 22, 2013


    All of it 😉 I like to organize and donate not “clean”. The bathroom is my least favourite. Is it anyone’s favourite!?

    Thanks for linking up to The Zoo’s Weekly Giveaway Linky.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    • May 23, 2013


      Nice, Sarah! Donating is a great idea…something I like to do too 🙂 Lol…I think you are right…I have yet to hear of someone who likes cleaning the bathroom 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  5. May 19, 2013

    Cheryl Grandy

    Oops! Accidentally clicked on Post This Giveaway On Another Blog Or Website. The edit button doesn’t let me cancel it. I didn’t do this task and didn’t mean to click on it. Sorry.

    • May 20, 2013


      No worries at all, Cheryl! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  6. May 19, 2013

    Cheryl Grandy

    Washing walls

    • May 19, 2013


      Another vote for washing walls. I have to agree with that choice, Cheryl! Thanks for entering!

  7. May 18, 2013

    Heidi Watts

    The cleaning of kids rooms- the big under your bed and through your closet!

    • May 19, 2013


      LOL…that’s like entering the “Danger Zone”, Heidi! Thanks for entering 🙂

  8. May 18, 2013

    Darlene Schuller

    I hate washing walls 🙁

    • May 19, 2013


      I would have to agree with that task being one of my least faves, Darlene. I tend to procrastinate on doing that, lol. Thanks for entering!

  9. May 18, 2013


    Does “cleaning the house” count as one thing? Lol 5 sons, husband, 2 cats… ‘Nough said lol

    • May 19, 2013


      LOL Andrea! That’s gotta be a whole lot of cleaning! Yikes!! ‘Nough said is right 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  10. May 18, 2013


    I love your recipe for Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks!

    • May 19, 2013


      I hope you get a chance to try that recipe, wisteriagirl!! It’s so yummy!! Thanks for entering 🙂

  11. May 18, 2013


    I hated cleaning the patio after a very rainy winter.

    • May 19, 2013


      Oh yes…the outdoor stuff can be nasty to clean after all winter! Dirty job! Thanks for entering, wisteriagirl 🙂

  12. May 16, 2013


    Detest doing piddley things like cleaning blinds. Has to be done though.

    • May 16, 2013


      Great word, Bonny, piddley! That pretty much describes it 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  13. May 14, 2013


    I really dislike sorting/cleaning out the closets – putting away the winter clothes, etc.

    • May 16, 2013


      Luckily I have the sorting of closets done. That is not fun, Dreena. Mind you…sometimes when I do that, I get lucky and find something I have been looking for, lol. Thanks for entering!

      • May 21, 2013


        Funny, I just found something from 2 years ago that I was looking for…way in the back of the closet.

  14. May 14, 2013


    I really do not like dusting my furniture is black I dust in the morning and at night I need to dust again!!!

    • May 16, 2013


      Wow! Well you just made me feel better, Julie. I cannot get over how often I have to dust in my place. Guess it’s not just me! Thanks for entering!

  15. May 14, 2013

    lisa bolduc

    the blinds! so time consuming!

    • May 14, 2013


      *sigh* yep…I hate that job too, Lisa. I notice my kitchen one needs it…and it hasn’t even been that long since I last wiped it down. Thanks for entering!

  16. May 14, 2013

    Christina Leek

    My least favourite is bathrooms! With 2 boys it’s not fun… add in 2 girls and my fiance … it’s really not fun! lol

    • May 14, 2013


      LOL Christina! That does not sound fun at all! You must feel like you are always cleaning a bathroom or two. Thanks for entering!

  17. May 12, 2013


    I like “Everybody Told Me So” because my kids are constantly asking for a dog!

    • May 13, 2013


      Well, despite all the hard work…they are SO worth it. I love my puppy to bits 🙂 Thanks for entering, hmrcarlson!!

  18. May 12, 2013

    Heidi C.

    I hate washing all the winter clothes, sorting the gear and packing it all away.

    • May 13, 2013


      Yes, that’s not a fun job, Heidi!! I still have some of that to do. Thanks for entering!

  19. May 11, 2013


    My LEAST FAVOURITE Spring Cleaning Chore is cleaning bathrooms, they are always back to their before-cleaning state in few secs.

    • May 11, 2013


      LOL you couldn’t be more right, Kim! I just had to do mine this morning. Thanks for entering!

  20. May 10, 2013


    I really hate dusting- it’s easy but I am allergic.

    • May 11, 2013


      I don’t blame you for hating dusting if you are allergic to it, Ashleigh890. I’m not allergic but I still hate it, lol. Thanks for entering!

  21. May 9, 2013


    Windows, without a doubt. Some years the outside doesn’t get done, even though I have double hung windows “for easy cleaning”!

    • May 9, 2013


      Well I love how you admit that, thejauntyloon! I’m sure there are many of us out there who neglect the outside (even with easy-clean windows). Thanks for entering!

  22. May 9, 2013


    Still a fan of Everybody Told Me So. Love the truths in the blog.

    • May 9, 2013


      Lol…Bella reminds me of that blog in some way, every day! Thanks for entering, Cruiser!

  23. May 9, 2013


    Pulling all the weeds from our walkway which is full of gravel. Those black sun blocking rolls only work for a few years.

    • May 9, 2013


      Lol! Yes that is a very nasty job! Something to look forward to, eh Cruiser? Thanks for entering!

  24. May 9, 2013


    My least favourite is cleaning out the closets.

    • May 9, 2013


      That’s definitely not a fun job, Marjorie! Thanks for entering!

  25. May 9, 2013

    Joy M.

    All of them – i am not much of a cleaner. I have clutter. I have dogs. I have a kid. That is all.

    • May 9, 2013


      LOL Joy! No need to say more 🙂 Thanks for entering!

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