Tackle It Tuesday – Week 2

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

One Corner at a Time…

I am attempting to reorganize my storage room in our basement. This is a huge task, exacerbated by the age old problem of too much stuff!

So right now my basement is covered in boxes, containers etc as I try to get to the bowels of the storage room to begin the process of removing items. Anyway, I am so far from done it is depressing, but I need some relief – something to celebrate for Tackle It Tuesday.

So, today I abandoned the storage room and I scrambled to restore order to the basement play room. One side of it has been in disarray for months. Stacks of books have been waiting (since a little flood we had) to be sorted and put on shelves etc. This pile has “collected” toys and become a huge pile! It is so depressing that I don’t go down there and only my son and husband play down there.

Time to tackle it!!!

Try to not be too disgusted by the chaos, as I said, I have not let anyone see it in this condition.

My Project To Tackle

The Playroom – Before

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The Playroom – After

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Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

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

I will link to any of you who are also playing along, so add a comment and/or email me. 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.

Have fun checking out what projects our fearless Tackle It Tuesday bloggers tackled this week:

Mom2fur – Sorta Frugal

Susan – Pyles of Clutter

Maria – Mom of 3 Little Bugs

Jennifer – Parenting News

Sandra – Diary of a SAHM

eph2810 – Sting My Heart

Courtney – Waiting On My Soldier

Michelle – Between diapers and dishes

EmilyRoseJewel’s Personally Blessed Life

Stacey Broken Spirit

Amyable – Among Women

Dana – Think Pink

If you’d like to join the fun, just add a comment and/or email me and we’ll add a link to your site.



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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 eph2810 June 5, 2006 at 10:29 pm

Wow – you tackled a huge project in deed. Mine seem always so small. They are always taskes though that I could stay on top off, if I would.do.them.on.a.daily.basis. I get so frustrated with myself…
Anyway – you did an awesome job getting the room organized. Looks beautiful.
Thank you again for creating this meme – because now I kind of have pressure to get some stuff done around the house :lol:.
Happy Tuesday. I better get my bottom to bed – need to get up at 5:15…

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2 eph2810 June 5, 2006 at 10:30 pm

:oops: – you might want to shorten my ‘trackback’ – hehe, now you got me three times in your inbox…

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3 Amy June 6, 2006 at 1:52 am

Wow that looks great!

I did my first Tackle It Tuesday today at my blog today. http://amyable.blogspirit.com

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4 Gale June 6, 2006 at 2:48 am

You’re an inspiration to this clutter-challenged mom! I love the feeling of having even a little piece of my world clean, tidy and organized. That’s why my latest childrens furniture purchase for our kids’ room was a great set of storage bins. They really help keep everything off the floor and the room looking great.

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5 Mom2fur June 6, 2006 at 3:15 am

My mouth dropped when I saw that second photo! Great job! Wow! (And I don’t think the top photo looks so terrible. It looks like a home with children!) BTW, do you ever watch any of the organization shows on TV, like Clean Sweep? They get big boxes and mark them “Keep,” “Toss,” and “Donate.” As you go through that storage room, you just throw things into the appropriate boxes. (Remember the OHIO rule: “Only Handle It Once.” Meaning you don’t move an item from one place to another just to pick it up again later. It goes into one of the 3 boxes.) The Donates and Tosses you get out right away. That leaves you with just the keep box, which is a lot less to put back and organize than that with which you first started! (I think I said that right.) Don’t worry, you’ll get the storage room done. It isn’t going anywhere, LOL!

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6 Dana June 6, 2006 at 4:15 am

I’m tackling today!
isn’t it cheating to already be done when you post? i think it is. ;)

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7 Paula June 6, 2006 at 4:48 am

Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. Way to go on your before and after! I love your site and am going to add you to my blogroll right now! Have a great day. So nice to meet you.

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8 Gibee June 6, 2006 at 5:46 am

Wowza! Janice, you did good, girl!!!

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9 Maria June 6, 2006 at 5:53 am

I have my project up!! At least the before part!

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10 Sandra June 6, 2006 at 6:05 am

Holy moly is all I have to say. THAT is one huge project you tackled and it looks SO good. Well done girl, you did awesome :)

Mine is up too :)

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11 Jennifer June 6, 2006 at 6:42 am

WOW, thats CRAZY GOOD!!! I am soo impressed!!! Mine will be up later today, still TRYING to tackle it… :D

You have me inspired so I am off to go do something, boy I hope its right! :D

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12 Stacey June 6, 2006 at 7:38 am

That looks great! And it didn’t look that bad before, trust me. I love getting chores done, the feeling of accomplishment is awesome!

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13 Emily June 6, 2006 at 8:08 am

Oh. My. Goodness.

That’s awesome. I won’t accomplish anything near that today with work… but hey, I have one coming, trust me: I have a roomie moving in so I have to EMPTY a whole room!!!! Ahh!! So pray that I’m as skilled as you are at organizing, cleaning, and working miracles with space.

Blessings to you today.

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14 Kim June 6, 2006 at 8:27 am

I love this category and the photos! You have a wonderfully resourceful space here and as much as I love to laugh…I’ll be back!

Thanks for visiting via GiBee.

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15 Mom2fur June 6, 2006 at 8:58 am

Dana, I have to finish mine early because I work on Tuesday mornings–and I want to be sure my Blog is ready and waiting early in the day! (It isn’t cheating. Think about it–if this motivates you to do that long-put-off project, who cares exactly when you do it?)

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16 EmilyRoseJewel June 6, 2006 at 9:01 am

One corner at a time, definitely! Good job on the playroom, I bet that this project will have to be done again, I clean Justice’s play area once a day. My Tackle It will be up this afternoon. Having some trouble with my computer this morning. Thanks again for the tag.

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17 Janice June 6, 2006 at 12:17 pm

oh – I just showed my hubby my post and he is horrified that I didn’t mention that he helped. Thanks Phil!

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18 Stephanie June 6, 2006 at 12:37 pm

WOW! Fantastic job! I want to do this but the baby is asleep so I will try to do it after she wakes up…I have a great project…uh…several great projects I could do!

:-)

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19 Addie June 6, 2006 at 1:33 pm

Hey, Janice! I tried to e-mail you this morning to let you know I wouldn’t be able to tackle anything today. I hope you got it, I hate to leave you hangin’

You did a fabulous job on that room! I love your shelving too. That is a big problem with our playroom, not a whole lot of storage spaces. In fact that will be one of my tackle it’s when I get the shelving to organize it! Good Job Girl! :D

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20 EmilyRoseJewel June 6, 2006 at 1:33 pm

Okay, mine is up, whew! It was a task for sure! Thanks for the motivation to get it done! Come stop by and check it out.

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21 Michelle June 6, 2006 at 3:05 pm

OK, got my before up . . .

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22 Julie June 6, 2006 at 4:45 pm

The playroom looks fabulous! You are seriously motivating me to tackle some projects around here!

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23 Jennifer June 6, 2006 at 5:57 pm

ACK finially I got mine up! :D

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24 Michelle June 6, 2006 at 8:57 pm

Done! YEAH, and it’s been fun checking out all the other jobs that got done. Must say, Janice, this has been a VERY motivational system. You know that pat on the back, that agnolegment (sorry for the spelling there) that we miss for those mundane jobs that JUST NEVER END or are NEVER NOTICED?! Well, here they are! Thank you, thank you thank you! I am surprised how it has affected my mood that such a dull job got noticed.

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25 Elizabeth June 7, 2006 at 12:07 pm

Excellent job on the playroom! I have a bunch of Before and After photos and if Blogger ever stops eating my posts, I’ll do a Tackle It Tuesday post.

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