Tackle It Tuesday

by Janice

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

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Another stack of paper…

Last week I was only half way through this tackle and so I decided to save the rest of it for this week. Well the good news is that I finished the tackle and I have the after photo. The bad news is that the before picture is on my computer in Italy!

Susan and I switched computers while she is away (I needed hers to manage her work) and I tried to move all the stuff I would need over here. But I forgot to move my photos! So all my recent shots are in Italy!

So you will need to use your imagination. Picture a big stack of unsorted papers and mail. Got it? Okay, now here is the after shot:


Other than that tackle, I am trying to answer hundreds of emails and tend to an enormous to do list.

(For those of you wondering, Susan has safely arrived in Italy. I am hoping she will be sending us a picture for Wordless Wednesday this week!)

Link up and show off your tackle. :)


Tackle It TuesdayRemember if your next tackle is a tough one… You can Ask Our Organizer Jessica for advice.

She’s a professional organizer and we’re fortunate to have her write a monthly “Ask The Organizer” column here on “5 Minutes for Mom”.


Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

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.

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

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 ChupieandJsmama April 24, 2007 at 12:17 am

I’m glad to know that she made it to Italy ok! Your after picture looks very nice. Job well done I’m sure :)


2 Laura April 24, 2007 at 12:52 am

Paperwork is the worst…good job getting it done!!



3 Angie April 24, 2007 at 1:09 am

This will be my very first Tackle it Tuesday! But, why did I decide to do it? Because I literally *just* finished my chore. LOL


4 Atasha April 24, 2007 at 1:48 am

The place was such a mess last week that I just couldn’t tackle a thing. So last week my task for “Tackle It Tuesday”, was to actually sit back and do nothing. :-) It was wonderful.

I hate sorting through mails and paperwork. I really believe it takes longer than cleaning the house because you have to read through things to make sure you’re not throwing away something of importance.


5 jen April 24, 2007 at 2:06 am

nice clean bench and I had to giggle to myself that your before photo is in Italy.


6 Scrapping Servant April 24, 2007 at 2:22 am

Thanks for sharing Janice… I can picture it… you made me laugh :o). Glad Susan is well.


7 Marcia April 24, 2007 at 4:37 am

Oooh – nice clean table top! My favourite sort of tackle is clearing paper – I LOVE throwing paper away. I suppose that’s why it’s my speciality, isn’t it? LOL

Glad Susan made it to Italy safely.


8 Mandy April 24, 2007 at 5:43 am

I tackled paper work last week. Well tried to antway. Maybe I’ll finish it another week.


9 stephanie April 24, 2007 at 7:59 am

Great job! It inspired me to get at mine today. :) Thanks!


10 Twisted Cinderella April 24, 2007 at 8:32 am

Great Tackle! I know how that pile of mail and papers can get out of hand.


11 Laura April 24, 2007 at 9:21 am

Thanks so much for hosting TiT! I needed this motivation. Glad the trip went okay. Stay sane with the to-dos! :)


12 Heather L. April 24, 2007 at 9:31 am

Looks great! You’re hired to do mine! LOL!


13 Angelika April 24, 2007 at 9:44 am

Great job! Mine is up. :-)


14 Millennium Mommy April 24, 2007 at 9:45 am

I’ll get mine done as well, wish me luck!


15 Heidi April 24, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Glad Susan arrived safely, I’m glad you got through those stacks of papers. I have some that need going through too!


16 Heidi April 24, 2007 at 12:31 pm

Ok, I didn’t mean to hit submit yet! Maybe I’ll go through my piles of papers for next week! Sigh…


17 Morgan April 24, 2007 at 1:38 pm

Mine will be up shortly! See if you can find the baby! LOL


18 Captain TITS Lifecruiser April 24, 2007 at 1:45 pm

OH, how clean isn’t that! Well done!

I had a lot of different, both fun and not so fun. The shopping might have been the best one ;-)


19 Jenn April 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm

:O it’s Tuesday already?

Well I will be posting my TIT later today – I have spent the day in the car, traveling from store to store, tomorrow my Aubrey is going to be 8 – I am in shock!!!

So we are having a HUGE party on Sat – actually 2, one from 12 to 3 (for the adults) and one from 4 to Sunday at 11 (for 13 of her closest friends)

Am I nuts?


20 marisa April 24, 2007 at 2:40 pm

thank you for the link up! i had lots of fun cleaning out my closet and it only took an hour!


21 Jennifer D April 24, 2007 at 4:35 pm

I can totally imagine the before, simply by looking at my table right now! Great tackle!


22 Barbara H. April 24, 2007 at 5:05 pm

It’s easy to picture what the “before” would have looked like as my desk looks like that most of the time!

Glad Susan made it to Italy ok!


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