Tackle It Tuesday – A Guest Post from Michelle

by Susan

MichelleThis week we have Michelle from Michelle’s Family Journal dropping in for a guest tackle.

Michelle is a long-time participant in Tackle It Tuesday and we’re glad she’s jumping in and tackling for us this week.

Thanks Michelle!

Hi, I’m Michelle and I’m today’s guest tackler.

For this week’s Tackle It Tuesday, I really, really needed to tackle McKenna’s room. *sigh*

The closet was overflowing with clothes — Baby to 4 years old. I worked on organizing it while she was at pre-school and
afterwards. Then I asked for some help with her old socks and toys. McKenna was fairly willing — emphasis on the fairly willing.

I managed to put clothes in Rubbermaid bins by size. I’m so relived that’s done… I’m going be to consigning the clothes in January!!!

Yes, we are saving some of the special clothes… “Baby’s First Christmas” Top and the Toile Dresses/Hat. As well as the First Birthday dresses. Yes dresses — a girl can never have enough :)

I vacuumed all over the room as well except under the bed it’s too hard for this Mummy to do herself!

McKenna was over at a neighbours house and when she came back she promptly said to me “Oh Mummy I love how my room looks thank you so much!” And when I said it was my tackle it for 5 Minutes for Mom, she replied “Oh, 5 Minutes for Mom” Right!!” LOL

First up is the closet *still left to do the shelf* and wash the stuffed animals. I’ll share pictures when that is done in the week.



The Rubbermaid bins — this one has size 3 and 4 clothes

The Bed With Some Of The Clothes


The drawers were stuffed with 3/4 clothes and such. Gone!!!

The Closet with assorted Princess costumes and Halloween Tutu… As well as the stuffed animals.

Well, thanks so much for joining me for my Guest Tackle here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

~ Michelle

What are YOU tackling? Add your link to your tackle in the MckLinky below!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Marie November 24, 2009 at 12:34 am

wow! I so need to do this!


2 Michelle Kent November 24, 2009 at 12:36 am

Thanks Marie…If I can do it so can you :)


3 Angela November 24, 2009 at 12:37 am

What a great tackle! I did a closet this week as well. :)

I do need to do the kids’ room though. I am dreading it!


4 Michelle Kent November 24, 2009 at 12:40 am

Angela I wish you much luck with the children’s closet :)


5 The Household6 Diva November 24, 2009 at 1:17 am

Great Tackle! Taking before and after pictures always makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment Those are really nice drawers for under the bed! I also spy a pampers diaper box – I’ve found they are also great/sturdy storage containers in a pinch! :)


6 Bonnie November 24, 2009 at 6:30 am

I have to do the clothes thing on a constant basis with four children and now keep a bin in my master bedroom so I can toss the clothes in there and sort later where the outgrown clothes are stored.

That is a great tackle. I know how time consuming it can be.


7 Liz November 24, 2009 at 8:05 am

That’s a great tackle Michelle! I love when I get the kids clothes organized, such a good feeling.
Thanks for hosting!


8 CFMama November 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

You would totally laugh if you saw a photo of my son’s bedroom. Looks identical!


9 Susie's Homemade November 24, 2009 at 11:57 am

Awesome tackle!!


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