Tackle It Tuesday – Tackling a Pile of Toys

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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”.


Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

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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.


  1. says

    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 :-)

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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,

  4. says

    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! :)

  5. says

    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 😉

  6. says

    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.

  7. says

    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.

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