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And the winner is…..

The winner of this week’s mini-challenge to organize already listed inventory is mom2gymgirls. Congratulations on your hard work this week and I’m sure your work will pay off having a nice, neat space to store your inventory.

And to everyone who is still working to complete the SS HCTS challenge, you’ve got a few days left, so keep on listing!!!!

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From “Boring” to “Bonus Cash!”

Money in Hand

Last week during one of the mini-challenges, Heather asked you to list 3 items that you dreaded to list….a few items that have been sitting in your “to list” pile for way too long.

Well, even though you maybe didn’t enjoy listing them, I bet you could get excited if they sold and made you some extra money, right?

Yesterday, fellow Stork Kim posted that ALL 3 of her “dreaded-to-list-them” items sold for her on the SAME DAY! This is from Kim’s post on the HCTS forums:

Thank you so much HCTS for the mini-challenges that have gone along with this Sept. Challenge!

Two make-up mirrors and a set of flocked hot rollers! That’s the real prize, them selling! I cannot believe all three sold on the same day, maybe I should list the rest of the mirrors and rollers!

Congratulations Kim on listing and selling those “dreaded” items!

I hope everyone is having much success with the SS HCTS challenge.

If you want to be motivated to get your items listed and make some extra cash, join HCTS by clicking the banner below and get started making some money – today!

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Serious September – 1 week left!

Whew, the month of September has just flown by and here we are with only a week left in the SS HCTS challenge!

So, how are you doing? Are you listing daily to meet your goal of 75 for the month? Already done? Struggling to reach your goal?

The final stretch of any challenge can be the hardest. The motivation sometimes dies down, you get tired of the “same ole, same ole” routine and it’s hard to keep up.

But don’t quit now! Remember, everyone who gets their 75 listings in the month of September will be entered into a drawing for a $50 prize.  And if you’re already done with the listings for the month, keep participating in the mini-challenges for a chance to win more prizes!

Remember to comment on Monday’s blog post to enter this week’s mini-challenge and be entered in the running for the receipt organizer. You have until Friday to complete the task of organizing some of your listed inventory. Don’t put it off, get started now!

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And the winner is…

Last week many of you played along with my mini-challenges.  Thank you!  Not only did you help yourselves by doing the work, but you helped to motivate your sister storks as well.

Your efforts and enthusiasm are contagious!

Thank you so much for being the sharing, supportive community that you are, ladies!

But now on to the more specific accolades.  Completing all 5 mini-challenges were:





{The ‘S’ challenge is where we lost most of the participants!}

Kudos to you ladies for all of your hard work!

I put the usernames in alphabetical order, and then used to pick a number.

And so, the lucky winner is…


Congratulations!  And again, thank you to everyone who participated, whether you did so for one day or all five.  Every little bit helps!

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It’s Monday! And a new week-long mini-challenge….

Happy Monday fellow Storks! I don’t know about all of you but September is simply flying by for me. Have you stuck to your goal this month? Is the Serious September challenge keeping you motivated and on-task?

Xochilt and Heather have had you working on some mini-challenges the past couple weeks and I am going to do the same. If you’ve been following the blog and posting in the Challenge Chat forum, then you should have been working on your “Mt. Unlisted.” Is it getting a little less overwhelming? I have worked on mine as well and I feel so much better about the state of my office.

This week I’m going to set up another week-long mini challenge complete with a prize at the end of the week.

You’ve sorted Mt. Unlisted.

You’ve taken some pictures.

You’ve done some listings.

Now, I want you to organize them. Yep. That’s your challenge for the week. I’ll leave it up to you how to do it (we all have our different inventory organization and storage methods) – but I want to see/hear about your progress.

If your recently listed inventory needs hung up….hang it up. If it needs folded and put in a tub, fold it up, put it in the tub. If it needs an inventory tag, get to tagging. But whatever you do, don’t let your Mt. Unlisted pile just regroup itself into a Mt. Listed pile.

In order to be in the running for this week’s prize, you need to leave a comment on this blog post about your organization goal for this week. The, follow up in the Challenge Chat forum later this week with your goal and whether or not you met it…..and pictures of your progress! Let’s see those clean offices and well-organized inventory storage.

Receipt Organizer

The winner of this weeks mini-challenge will receive a receipt organizer (may vary from style/color shown). Use it to keep in your car or office….keep your business receipts in one spot and easy to find.

I will draw for a winner on Friday afternoon. You have all week to complete your task. Have fun and good luck!

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HCTS facebook challenge!

Do you know that Here Comes The Stork has a Facebook page? We’d love for you to become our fan!

Challenge: I’d like to get to 500 facebook fans by the end of the month! If we reach 500 fans by the end of this month, I will give one lucky fan a free year-long HCTS subscription!! Recommend us to your friends!! Prize will be awarded on October 1st, if the goal is reached!

HCTS facebook fan page

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The S’s that pay

Last day!

If you’ve been following along with me this week, you know that I had daily mini-challenges for you.  Today you have one last task, and you are finito!

In honor of ‘Serious September’, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to list two items that begin with the letter S.  Swimsuit, socks, snowflake dress, snow boots…you get the idea.  Find and list your two ‘S’ items and then check in on the Challenge Chat forum.  Don’t be afraid to get creative!

And don’t forget, to be eligible for the drawing you must have completed all 5 mini-tasks posted on the blog this week.  If you missed a day, now is the time to play catch-up!  Do all 5 and check in on the appropriate threads in Challenge Chat so you can be counted.  Your deadline is tonight, Friday, midnight PST.

Good luck!

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Thursday Thirteen – Serious September

Thirteen ways Serious September has affected me.

1)  I’m now aware of exactly how large Mt. Unlisted is – not cool.

2)  I now feel even more guilt about the size of Mt Unlisted. {who knew that was possible?}

3)  I have shifted and sorted Mt. Unlisted so that it is much shorter and less intimidating.

4)  About a quarter of the mountain has found a new home in the form of a local family support center.

5)  When I was too overwhelmed to deal with any more mountain climbing, I discovered we had hidden Baked Lays.

6)  When I put off returning to the mountain, I did 6 loads of laundry.

7)  When I was still pretending Mt. Unlisted didn’t exist, I straightened up my sewing room.

8)  Ok, it’s still there. Mocking me.  So I dug out one more box of clothes to donate to Goodwill.

9)  I organized my storage closet so that even the unlisted items can fit in there (rather than in the middle of the room, as before)

Not mine...but I wish it were mine!

10)  I felt better about the daunting task knowing that I am not in this alone!

11)  I made a game plan for what/when/how this mountain will be climbed.

12)  I sold 4 of the things I listed!

13)  I took 65 pictures of items ready to be listed.

So what have you accomplished so far?

Today, your task is to take pictures, and try to list 13 items (in honor of the Thursday Thirteen).  If you can’t get all 13 listed that’s ok, but you must get at least 13 pictures taken.  That’s easy!  I know you can snap 13 pictures in just a few minutes, so this should be easy-peasy today.

As always, check in with your accomplishments in Challenge Chat so that I can keep track of who is completing all 5 tasks for the week.  PayPal drawing will be held Saturday morning, so if you want to be eligible, you must have completed all 5 steps by Friday night, midnight PST.

And of course, don’t forget the month-long comment contest!

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We’re Facebook Friendly!

Did you know that HCTS has a Facebook group?

We’ve also joined Networked Blogs through Facebook, so now all new blog posts will show up on our Facebook wall.  And if you’re part of the group, they will show up in your news feed as well!  We also use the Facebook group to update you in case of a temporary site outage.  This is a great way to stay ‘in the loop’ and be the first to know about all news, information, challenges and contests that we announce on the blog!

Please join Here Comes The Stork on Facebook today!

And while you’re at it…see that little box over thee on the right sidebar?  Scroll down…  It’s called Networked Blogs and we’d be ever so thrilled if you’d click the ‘follow us’ button.  It only takes a sec, promise!

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I *really*dread this…

Okay!  So yesterday you sorted through Mt. Unlisted and found things to donate.  If you haven’t already, make it your mission to drop those off at the thrift store today.  It is so freeing to take boxes out of your house!

After that, today your mission is to take 3 things you reeeeaaaaallllly don’t want to list – and list them.

We all have things that we put off, for one reason or another.  It’s bulky, hard to photograph, missing pieces, just not exciting…whatever the reason,make it an excuse no more!

Get your 3 ‘dreadeds’ done today and post them in Challenge Chat!  Remember, if you complete all 5 mini-challenges this week you’re eligible to win some cold, hard PayPal cash!

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