Tackle It Tuesday – Tackling a Pile of Toys

by Janice

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What to do with all those light sabers?

There is a stash of toys, next to the TV in our family room, that has been driving me crazy! It started off as a few light sabers on top of a box of videos. BUT, of course that pile grew as all the toys that didn’t fit into the toy cupboard got thrown onto the box.

And some days – like in this picture – even a mess of other toys gets strewn around it.


It definitely needed to be tackled!

But what to do with all those light sabers and other toys that don’t fit into the cupboard?

I decided to clear out the box and use it to store all the light sabers, etc. Yes, they still stick out since I didn’t have a tall enough box right now. But at least it is an improvement. Here is the after shot:


Did you have any tackles this Memorial Day weekend? Are you tackling something today now that the holiday is over? If so, make sure you link up and show off! :)


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”.


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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.

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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 jen May 29, 2007 at 3:01 am

wtg :)


2 Aasha May 29, 2007 at 4:45 am

I just couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this. Good job! I need to get more containers on my end but they aren’t cheap :-)


3 palmtreefanatic May 29, 2007 at 6:09 am

this is a great tackle! super job!


4 Twisted Cinderella May 29, 2007 at 7:31 am

My Tackle is up and done, despite my exciting/scary day yesterday. Have a Great Tuesday everyone!


5 MyThreeDaughters May 29, 2007 at 8:34 am

I have a box like that I need to tackle, at least they are small toys.


6 Comfy Denim May 29, 2007 at 8:52 am

I had a toy tackle, too. Mine was slightly different than yours – as mine was in the garage.

I wonder if an umbrella stand would hold lightsabers? I’ve got the same problem…but I’ve also got stick horses, too.

Congrats on getting it tackled.


7 Sandra May 29, 2007 at 9:01 am

Janice, awesome job :)

I miss tackling projects but right now half of my house is in boxes LOL

Tell you what, once I get to the next house, I will have a new project to tackle every week, that will be fun LOL

Have a great day,


8 Raesmom May 29, 2007 at 9:11 am

We have toys everywhere the need to be tackled. Good job.


9 Amber May 29, 2007 at 9:16 am

wtg! I hate those light sabers…lol…..they take up a lot of space and are hard to put away and still look organized….not to mention the hitting that happens with them while the kids use them….someone always cries…….awe, the joys of motherhood! :)


10 devildogwife May 29, 2007 at 9:20 am

Great job! Those odd shaped toys are always hard to figure out how to store.


11 Faerylandmom May 29, 2007 at 9:23 am

Looks great! It’s always nice to get a few more toys out of the way…


12 Adventures In Babywearing May 29, 2007 at 9:30 am

Lightsabers- AH! They’ve taken over our house, too! Of course we have to have one for every child and DADDY!



13 Crystal Unrau May 29, 2007 at 9:39 am

Wow, good job! Today I am tackling my anniversary:)


14 jennyr May 29, 2007 at 10:07 am

wuhoo! great job!


15 Jennifer May 29, 2007 at 10:10 am

Your before picture looks really familiar! :-) We are going to be working on some toy tackles soon, too.


16 Marcia May 29, 2007 at 10:36 am

What about a tall wastepaper basket? I use a normal wastepaper basket to store my rolls of giftwrap http://organisingtips.blogspot.com/2007/03/tackle-it-tuesday.html and i’m thinking the same kind of thing.


17 HsKubes May 29, 2007 at 11:17 am

Looks good! I need to organize in my children’s rooms, too.

~ Christina


18 Amber May 29, 2007 at 11:34 am

I just finished posting about it! This was my first time joining in. Fun! You can’t really tell. But, the mound of toys decreased and got some much needed weeding ;)


19 jenny-up the hill May 29, 2007 at 12:32 pm

Our toys are always in a state of chaos around here! Nice job!


20 Janne May 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm

We tackled a bedroom remodel this past weekend. :)


21 Heather May 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Thanks for hosting Tackle it Tuesday. It gives me motivation to get these things done, before they tackle me. My list is up and this evening, hopefully, I’ll post the finished pictures.


22 proverbs31 May 29, 2007 at 3:22 pm

Great Job! We need to tackle our toys, too. But I’m putting it off. =P

Have a great day!


23 Patricia May 29, 2007 at 8:18 pm

Wow some great motivational ideas here…I hope they are catching and I will soon get moving too!


24 Kristen May 29, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Does this even count? I took my daughter to school, I took my toddler to gymnastics and managed to throw in a load of laundry. It really does not seem like much but the day just flew by…..toys, well my older daughter had to help my younger daughter clean up her toys.


25 Scrapping Servant May 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Wow! This is all so encouraging. I didn’t do my tackle till today (Thursday) but it ended up being a good one.


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