Tackle It Tuesday — Susan’s Kitchen Table

by Susan

Tackle it Tuesday

Do you work on a laptop at your kitchen table?

I have a feeling many blogging moms or work-at-home moms often end up with a laptop on their kitchen table. But I also think that NOT many of those moms let their kitchen tables turn into the messes that exist at Janice’s house and my house.

I don’t have an excuse at all.

I do have a desk in our office downstairs, but when my desktop PC died a few months ago, my desk has turn into a clutter collector and I haven’t sat at it since.

Instead I’ve been at our kitchen table with my laptop. And what that means, is that my kitchen table struggles to see it’s purpose as a place for family meals. It becomes my workstation and yet another catch-all for clutter.

Yes, it’s embarrassing… take a look…

Susan's Kitchen Table Before

This Saturday, when Julia woke up sick on her birthday we had to cancel the party we had planned at Janice’s house. Then on Sunday, she felt better and wanted her party. So we quickly threw together a little party with her best friend Madison and Madison’s little sister Avery.

And I had to quickly tackle that table!

Our kitchen table acting more like a kitchen table…

Susan's Kitchen Table After

(But do I dare admit, that as I type this, I am currently at my kitchen table and it already has started to collect clutter. Sigh.)

If you’re wondering where our family eats, we have a little table where Julia and Sophia like to eat and Rob and I often clear just enough space for our plates. And when we do want the table clear, I have to scramble to clean the table. Such is life these days for this crazy busy work at home mom.

What are YOU tackling this week? Link up show off…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… 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.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice.
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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 Summur Braley May 11, 2010 at 1:47 am

It looks great! Nice Tackle!!!!!

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2 Susie's Homemade May 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

Awesome tackle!!

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3 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls May 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Oh yes, I do use my laptop at the kitchen table a lot. Although the table isn’t where our clutter ends up usually – we’ve got an extra counter/island thing that we put in there for additional counter space, but that’s where the clutter and mess always goes. I was just looking at it this morning and thinking that it needs to be an upcoming tackle… Sigh. Great job with the kitchen table!

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4 Toddler Crafts Onna May 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I have my laptop on my kitchen counter and I frequently have little piles building up next to it too!! It’s so convenient though to be able to just hop on the computer when I have a second. As a matter of fact I am standing here right now at my counter after cleaning the dishes catching up on a few things and poping in on tackle it tuesday!

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5 self sagacity May 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Sickness is every party planner’s worst nightmare. I hope she feels great by now.

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6 * TONYA * May 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Susan, that is NOTHING, you should see mine. On second thoughts, no don’t. I can’t even see my table right now. Mainly because I moved EVERYTHING off the kitchen counter this morning so I could use that for taking photos ha ha, but honestly, that stuff was just piled on top of what was already covering the table. Hence, my need to get to the store to pick up ingredients for home-made pizzas tonight – we don’t sit at the table for homemade pizza night :) – one more day off from cleaning up the mess ha ha.

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