Free Book Giveaway: “Unclutter Your Life in One Week”

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Today’s post is simple…

I’m giving away a free copy of Erin Doland’s new book, Unclutter Your Life in One Week!

For those of you that don’t know, Erin runs the insanely popular, one of the premier blogs on the internet for organization and productivity.  I’m a huge fan of the site and it is one of only a dozen blogs in my “must read” RSS folder.

Erin’s packed her years of experience into her new book, Unclutter Your Life in One Week.  Since we’ve been traveling, I’ve been unable to find the book (and have hesitated having it shipped internationally), but if you are looking for more information, I recommend Trent Hamm’s recent review on The Simple Dollar.

Uncluttering our life played a major role in our journey to initiate traveling this past year.  We continue to actively track our limited possessions and can’t stop reading stories about people paying down debt by selling their excess clutter.

Erin’s graciously offered to ship a copy of her book to the winner herself, enabling me to run this giveaway even while being overseas!

I’ve moved most of my book giveaways over to The Man Vs. Debt Militia e-mail list (we’ve given away 4 different books so far this month…  you should enlist!)… However, this is a special book that I wanted to make available for everyone!

How to enter to win a FREE copy of the book!

I’m going all out today.  I’m going to offer 4 different ways for you to earn an entry.  You can do each only once, however you can do all 4 if you’d like to increase your chances!

1.)  Leave a comment on this post!

This is the easiest way to enter, which only takes a couple seconds by scrolling below.

Please don’t enter more than one comment or reply to anyone else.  Only 1 comment per person!

2.)  Add a comment to the Man Vs. Debt Facebook Fan

Visit the Man Vs. Debt Facebook Page and leave a comment on the main thread I started specifically for the giveaway.  It’s the one that starts with “I’m giving away a FREE copy of…”  :-).

3.)  Tweet out the giveaway on Twitter!

Simply tweet out (copy and paste into Twitter) the following message:

Baker is giving away FREE copy of “Unclutter Your Life in One Week” over on @ManVsDebt – – #MvDFreeBook

Just make sure that you use the #MvDFreeBook and the link to this page somewhere in your tweet, so I can track the entries!

4.)  Enlist in the Militia before this Sunday!

Last, but certainly not least, I’ll be sending a special link out to the Militia e-mail list on Sunday.  Be sure to join before then if you want this last opportunity

Chances to enter end Nov. 30th at Midnight EST!

At the first sign of December, I’ll tally up the total entries and use to select a winner.  I’ll send an e-mail or DM to the winner, who will have a week to get back to me!

If we have a mad rush of entries, I’ll even purchase and extra copy or two to give out as bonuses!

Whether or not you win, take a few minutes to check out Unclutter Your Life in One Week,  the blog, and follow Erin on Twitter (@erdoland).  Highly recommended!

Don’t forget to leave you comment below…


Jamie Pettit November 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

I would love a free copy of Erin’s book. Happy Thanksgiving!

Daniel November 25, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Thanks Baker!
.-= Daniel´s last blog ..Retirement Accounts Explained =-.

Amber November 25, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Sign me up!

Jason November 25, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Enter me for the book, by the way I enjoy reading your blog, very informative.

Laura November 25, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I’d love to get a free copy of Unclutter Your Life in One Week!

Jeff @ sustainable Life blog November 25, 2009 at 11:27 AM

sign me up as well.

Dave Yankowiak November 25, 2009 at 11:27 AM

I’d love to win a copy of this book. Oh boy, do I need to unclutter.
.-= Dave Yankowiak´s last blog ..Motivating Yourself While Working Independently =-.

jeff @ sustainable Life blog November 25, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Sign me up

Lynnetta November 25, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Love your blog. Happy travels. Happy Thanksgiving!

Megan November 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM

I love Unclutterer! Her Uni-Tasker Wednesdays make me laugh at my desk.

Chad November 25, 2009 at 11:40 AM

I heard of your site from Unclutterer.

Alex November 25, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Sounds good!!! Hopefully, I can beat out the other 944 Google Reader subscribers!!!

PW November 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM

I follow her blog, it is very good. Would love to have the book. Enjoy following your travels and financial path. Thanks for the chance for the book.

Paul Sabaj November 25, 2009 at 12:16 PM

I love the site and the give away. I also love the bok reviews. I have most of the books and I’m looking forward to the Travel Ninja. Hope the move goes good and enjoy the Holidays.

Joe November 25, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Hi! Thanks for the book recommendation. This is exactly what I need!

deborah cohen November 25, 2009 at 12:18 PM

oh boy could I use this book…….the one thing I have way too much of at the moment is CLUTTER……I am responsible for cleaning out my aunt’s estate…..and I could use advise how to speed up that process……I am overwhelmed….constantly by all THE STUFF!!!
.-= deborah cohen´s last blog ..Neiman’s says COZY KNITS are in for FALL……. =-.

rebecca November 25, 2009 at 12:24 PM

I would love to win her book!!

Thirtysomething Finance November 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Daddy needs to unclutter — I’m in!
.-= Thirtysomething Finance´s last blog ..TSF’s Rules for Getting What You Want When Dealing with Customer Service Representatives =-.

MarliO November 25, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Starting with the easiest step. :-) I don’t know a thing about the author, but could definitely do with some decluttering. Yes, please!

Weston November 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Sounds good to me. Please include.

Hansen November 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I am in the process of uncluttering my life as we speak. The goal is to be out of the country by March with little to no possessions in storage.

.-= Hansen´s last blog ..Tourist Safety in a Violent Tijuana =-.

Dusty November 25, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I want to win! I need to declutter. :)

Sabrina November 25, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Oh, I would dearly love this book: we are looking at moving in the next year (we don’t know where yet, but we know we have to downsize before we move cross country or cross ocean); we need help!

Nicole November 25, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Yes please. 😀 I love Unclutterer.

Lise November 25, 2009 at 1:21 PM

Who couldn’t use a little less clutter in their lives whether physical or mental. I’d love a copy.
.-= Lise´s last blog ..World is Small for Mileage Millionaire =-.

Myfanwy Neville November 25, 2009 at 1:25 PM

Consider me a volunteer for Declutterisation…

Thank you!

Jason November 25, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Haven’t seen that site before, thanks for the link.
.-= Jason´s last blog ..Recipe: Coconut-Galangal Soup in Squash Shell =-.

Money Momma November 25, 2009 at 1:38 PM

I’m in….thanks.

Dean Sherwin November 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Hope I win. I could do with a book like this to help streamline thing…. get my life in order.

Thanks for this offer!


Janelle November 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Excellant! I’ve been uncluttering all this month and could really use even more motivation! Trying to free this family up for “flexiblity in the future”. I’ll go try out her site too; never been there. Thanks, Adam!

Ursula Comeau November 25, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Ooo – I would love a copy of this book! I think it could help me a lot – sometimes, even my mind feels cluttered! :)
.-= Ursula Comeau´s last blog ..Free Google Tools for Websites and Blogs =-.

Ramona November 25, 2009 at 1:54 PM

This book looks amazing! Will she send to Canada? Even our igloos need to be de-cluttered!

Kristia @Family Balance Sheet November 25, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Would love to win!! Thanks.
.-= Kristia @Family Balance Sheet´s last blog ..I cashed in my old gold jewelry and made a fast $150. =-.

Shane November 25, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Would love to get this book.

Wojciech November 25, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Pick me! Pick me! :)

Financial Samurai November 25, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Whoo hoo! Love book giveaways. After seeing your NZ video, you ‘ve got declutter down to a science!

I need this book for my wife, hahaha.
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Use The Sandwich Method To Provide Constructive Criticism =-.

Nancy L. November 25, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Oooh! Oooh! Waving arm wildly!

Gary November 25, 2009 at 2:16 PM

I totally need to unclutter. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Damilola November 25, 2009 at 2:16 PM

I have heard about this book actually. Even if I don’t win this, I’ll check out a copy from the library. Especially useful for a student who has to change apartments frequently.
.-= Damilola´s last blog ..Money Tips from a Professional Student: On Expensive Eating =-.

Michele November 25, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Me too!

Caleb Hicks November 25, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Looks like plenty of people are raising their hands for the chance. Consider me in!

thisisbeth November 25, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Oh, I’d love a copy of the book! My local B&N didn’t have it when I went to look last week.

Mike November 25, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Nice…I haven’t ordered a copy yet and winning would be even better! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Be a blessing in your world.

Jeremy November 25, 2009 at 2:26 PM

It’s a difficult battle for me personally, but I’ve been trying to get better organized in recent months — and I could certainly use some help with uncluttering!!
.-= Jeremy´s last blog ..Join us in our first ever Twitter-periment =-.

Kyle November 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM

yes please!

Dustin | Engaged Marriage November 25, 2009 at 2:36 PM

I could certainly use this. Get me in the drawing, please!
.-= Dustin | Engaged Marriage´s last blog ..I am Thankful for Sexuality =-.

Toby Martini November 25, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Sure! I’ll play!
.-= Toby Martini´s last blog ..Who will end the “recession”? =-.

Chris November 25, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Oh, yeah – I keep looking at this one in the bookstore. I am trying to cut down on buying books, but if you were to GIVE me one, well …

Kim Pearson November 25, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Never heard of this site before…..but VERY excited to find it! Would love to win the book and read more about this!!

Jen November 25, 2009 at 2:57 PM

Sound’s great! :)

Ignacio Kehyaian November 25, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I hope I win !!! Regards.
.-= Ignacio Kehyaian´s last blog ..Primer donacion fue para ADU =-.

Steve November 25, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Thanks for the chance!

Shawna November 25, 2009 at 3:39 PM

count me in!

Troy November 25, 2009 at 3:40 PM

I’m in. On a quest for FREEDOM (cue the Dave Ramsey show).

Adam Little November 25, 2009 at 3:57 PM

I could definitely use some uncluttering in my life. Thanks for putting on the contest!
.-= Adam Little´s last blog ..Do conference calls kill your productivity? =-.

Diane November 25, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Sounds like exactly the kind of book I really need!

Pavlin November 25, 2009 at 4:36 PM

I would love the copy of the book.

Katie November 25, 2009 at 5:01 PM

I love Unclutterer. Consider me entered.

Eric | Eden Journal November 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Looks like a great book, I’d love to win it. :)
.-= Eric | Eden Journal´s last blog ..Park Closes at Sunset =-.

Douglas November 25, 2009 at 5:15 PM

Please enter me in your book contest. My house could definitely use some ‘How To Unclutter Your Life’ advice!
Thank you,

Ken November 25, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Sign me up!

Melissa November 25, 2009 at 5:54 PM

Please sign me up as well! I’ve been eyeing this book for awhile now. :)

Mrs. Money November 25, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I would love to win!
.-= Mrs. Money´s last blog ..Oil Cleansing Method =-.

Catherine November 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM

How generous! I would LOVE a copy of that book.

Dr. Jason November 25, 2009 at 6:35 PM

I really do like reading your blog. Lots of fun and learning how to work through some of the financial struggles myself.

Keep up the great work.

Jessica November 25, 2009 at 7:03 PM

Please sign me up!

Nazima November 25, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I’ve been hearing lot’s about this book. Would love to have a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

Adam November 25, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Sign me up :)

Carla Pullum November 25, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I need help with uncluttering!

pepperpots November 25, 2009 at 9:16 PM

nice work. Would love a copy of this book. Cheers jon

William Casey November 25, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Thanks! Enter me please.

Christina @ Northern Cheapskate November 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Oooooh…. I love “Unclutterer” and I NEED this book! LOL!

Thanks for a fun giveaway and thanks for your blog – I just started subscribing a couple of weeks ago and I am really enjoying it!
.-= Christina @ Northern Cheapskate´s last blog ..Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection =-.

JoAnna November 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM

I could definitely use a book like this. My desk would thank you.

Jacob November 26, 2009 at 12:00 AM

I would say the competition seems stiff… but luck decides!

Sign me up!

Jennifer November 26, 2009 at 12:55 AM

I would love the book! Thanks for the giveaway.
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving Week! =-.

Peter Juhl November 26, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Hi Baker

Happy trails. Cant wait to travel again myselft.

San Diego is waiting for me.


FFB November 26, 2009 at 2:25 AM

Hello. I clutter and need to unclutter. Love to win a copy!
.-= FFB´s last blog ..ING Direct Gets In On Black Friday Cyber Monday Action =-.

Hanne November 26, 2009 at 2:59 AM

I really like to unclutter, so would love new tips from that book.

Hanne (First-time commenter, but long time lurker on your blog. Good stuff you’re writing (but you already know that).)
.-= Hanne´s last blog ..Bold life =-.

Credit Card Chaser November 26, 2009 at 3:19 AM

Sign me up – thanks! – Joel
.-= Credit Card Chaser´s last blog ..Credit Cards & Bankruptcy: A Visual Tragedy =-.

Mike @ Gather Little by Little November 26, 2009 at 6:21 AM

I would like to win 😉 I love to learn how to become more productive!

Gary November 26, 2009 at 6:23 AM

I’d love to receive this book to give me some new ideas and motivate me to declutter my household. Happy Thanksgiving!

Maja November 26, 2009 at 7:08 AM

I love yours and Erin’s blog ! I might be moving continents soon so the book will be very useful for the pre-move decluttering !
.-= Maja´s last blog ..Tecnorati claim token =-.

Jessica November 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Cool give away. Here’ s my bid.

Kyle November 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Baker, I thoroughly enjoy reading about you and your family’s adventures. The increased knowledge of travel tips and money saving ideas have help me save money. But if you saw my house (2 more than full time jobs, 2 more than full time kids), you would see that i have a serious need for some uncluttering. Thanks for all your work. Enjoy Life.

Samuel November 26, 2009 at 10:44 AM

I’ve been reading Erin’s blog for a while and have loved it. The book looks great!

Diane November 26, 2009 at 11:02 AM

Would really like to read this book!!

Lisa Blue November 26, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Ooooh! Pick me, pick me! I need to add one more thing to my already cluttered book collection?!? :)

Caroline November 26, 2009 at 11:52 AM

I’ve been wanting to read this book; I’d love to win!

andrewbpaterson November 26, 2009 at 12:18 PM

The book looks great…
Sign me up for the draw!
.-= andrewbpaterson´s last blog ..A Meeting With a Mr. Claus…Santa Claus! =-.

H Lee D November 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

No clutter is good clutter. Enter me in!

Chick J November 26, 2009 at 6:08 PM

I am a huge packrat that trying to lighten up. Anything that could point me in the right direction would be helpful.

PETE November 26, 2009 at 9:25 PM


Sofia November 27, 2009 at 12:30 AM

This looks like a great read. sign me up! Happy Thanksgiving!

Brandi November 27, 2009 at 1:40 AM

I love Erin’s blog, sign me up!

oksoimnotperfect November 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM

pick me! I read her blog too

Maartje November 27, 2009 at 10:47 AM

Entering the contest because I love Unclutterer!

Gary November 27, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Sign me up as well. Love Erin’s blog!

Tom Owens November 27, 2009 at 12:13 PM

I’m thankful for Adam’s humor and honesty. Man vs. Debt makes me laugh and think.
He’s helped unclutter old attitudes about finances. And in a ME-ME-ME world, he
never forgets to champion the efforts of others. I’m grateful for such inspiration.

Cassandra November 27, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I would love to win a copy. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marguerite November 27, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Please sign me up!
.-= Marguerite´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday – 11/23 =-.

Randy Aldrich November 28, 2009 at 12:07 AM

Love your site, been reading for a while. I’d love a copy of the book!
.-= Randy Aldrich´s last blog ..Wedding :: MaryBeth & Mike :: Rochester NY =-.

P November 28, 2009 at 3:23 AM

I sure would love to get the copy, as I am have been simplifying my stuff, but I seemed to be stuck now and could use tips from the book.

Suzanne Bowie November 28, 2009 at 10:15 AM

I have just moved to temporary quarters and anticipate a move to permanent housing in a few months. I packed everything!! Desperately need quidance to do some serious decluttering. Need your book!! Thanks for your site and all your advice!!

Wanda Langdon November 28, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Boy do I need a copy of your book! My husband and I have spread our offices over 5 rooms ibn our house. Clutter is everywhere. We are drowning in clutter!

Pili Meyer November 28, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Our basement, where our home office is located, flooded last week. We moved a million boxes and crates and piles o’ stuff as well as furniture. Instead of simply putting everything back where it was, and most of it was placed there in between thoughts, we decided to go through those boxes, etc, and reorganize. Clutter? You wouldn’t believe it. I found a box filled with glassware that I don’t even remember! Have I missed it? No. Do I need it? Obviously not. But what about all the paper? All the files? All the other paraphenalia? Help!

Elle November 28, 2009 at 9:47 PM

After spending months cleaning out my late father’s house, I realized I never want to leave the clutter I currently have in my own home for anyone else to clean up. I hope I win this book to help me on that path. Thanks for your great blog.

Lori Reed November 28, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Wow so glad I came across this site and your wife’s. Would love to win a copy as this is so timely. We are preparing to move to a smaller house and need to get rid of “some” clutter. But it is SO hard. I feel obligated to sell everything and that takes time I don’t have. Tomorrow I am determined to just pick 10 things and take to Goodwill. Cheers!

Brian R November 28, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Thanks for the contest, looks like a great book

Salvatore November 29, 2009 at 11:49 AM

If I win, I’d be torn between keeping the book myself or giving it to my mother.

Katie November 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM

I have been anxious to read this book….what a great giveaway!

Charlotte November 29, 2009 at 9:42 PM

would love to win this book! thanks for the chance!

Tom Brownsword November 30, 2009 at 7:44 AM

But if I win, won’t the book just add to the clutter? :)

I’ll take it anyway…

Joe Kenney November 30, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Would love to win the book – trying to get a handle on all the clutter in my life!

Kelsey November 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM

With Christmas shopping lists, grocery runs for holiday parties, excessive junk mail asking for year-end donations, and planning for 2010, a book like this might do the trick to help me organize the craziness!

misty o'brien November 30, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Count me in on the contest. Thanks for offering the book. :)

Aaron November 30, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Love the site, have been reading and your site for a while, keep up the good work!

Genie November 30, 2009 at 4:38 PM

I started the process of decluttering a couple of weeks ago in prep for my parents’ arrival for Thanksgiving, but there’s a lot I should still do. Would love to win the book copy so I can take my decluttering to the next level!
.-= Genie´s last blog ..Green Thumb Sunday: Leaves, Central Park =-.

Julia November 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I am always looking for ways to declutter my life. Even if I dont win the book I would like to put a book review on my site.

Anthony Feint November 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

I sure would love to win a copy – looks like an awesome read
.-= Anthony Feint´s last blog ..How to Live Anywhere and Work Any Time =-.

Stephen S November 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Oh man… I could sure use this book!

If I don’t win… I’ll just have to… um… budget some money to buy it!

herblady November 30, 2009 at 8:39 PM

The title certainly caught my attention! It sounds like something I desperately need to read. Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

Michelle Hesse November 30, 2009 at 8:54 PM

If you saw my dining room/office area you would know why I need this book! -Michelle

Earl November 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM

It’s amazing what you find in Twitter.

Andrew Parkes November 30, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Pick me! Pick me!


.-= Andrew Parkes´s last blog ..The Best Men’s Resources on the Web =-.

Jason November 30, 2009 at 10:04 PM

I too have come to the point that I have to much crap!
Now I’m trying to come up with ways to make this old clutter finance new dreams.

Keach November 30, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Unclutter in just one week? I think I need that! Thanks for the give-away contest.

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