Big Prizes For Messiest House

What is it about the appearance of messy homes that evokes such dread? Add piles of paper, mix in collections of various paraphernalia, sprinkle a touch of broken and unused items, and you have a recipe for stress.

According to organizing expert and columnist Cyndi Seidler, "Getting organized is a big step, but one which will change a person's life forever." To entice individuals to change their messy conditions, is hosting a "Messiest To Neatest House" contest sponsored by Simon & Schuster, DayTimer, Lillian Vernon, EasyMinder, Style House, and Filewise.

Entrants will participate by taking "before" and "after" pictures of an area of their house in its disaster state and then in its organized state, followed by a brief story about the project. Winners are voted on based on best photos and story.

Prizes from sponsors consist of: FileWise, DayTimer, and books donated by Simon & Schuster that include The Mom Book by Stacy DeBroff, Susie Coelho's Everyday Styling, Move Your Stuff - Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter, Get A Financial Life by Beth Kobliner, Conquering Chaos At Work by Harriet Schechter, and Write It Down - Make It Happen by Henriette Klauser.

Contest details:
Entry frequency: one time only
Submission info: available at
End Date: May 1, 2002

It isn't everyday that a person gets rewarded for cleaning up their act. Now, there is. If an individual needs help getting organized, they can always contact a professional organizer to assist them in their project.

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