Tackle it Tuesday — A Video Tackle

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackling My Kitchen Table/Office — on Video…

This isn’t the first time I have tackled my kitchen table here on Tackle it Tuesday. Over the last four years, I have featured my kitchen table/office a few times — because it always needs tackling!

As my work space plus a kitchen catch all, my table is a magnet for clutter and chaos. I pile. And pile. And pile. Until I can handle it no longer and I purge through the stacks of mail and misdirected “stuff.”

This tackle happened late at night last week. I started at 9pm and finished about 1am. Instead of photos, this week I captured the before and after shots on video:



What a relief to have that table tackled! Now I just need to learn to keep it under control so I don’t have to do four hour tackles.

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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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 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls May 18, 2010 at 2:46 am

Great job, Janice!! I’m working on my own clutter catch-all area this week too, my kitchen island. I only hope it turns out as well. :)

And oh yes – I procrastinate horribly when it comes to paperwork too. I can never find it in all the clutter and even with all the best of intentions, am usually filling it out either at the last minute or past when I’m supposed to have turned it in. I hate being so un-organized! :(


2 Ann Marie May 18, 2010 at 3:16 am

Yes Yes!!! Ditto Miss Deb Mom of 3 Girls on all counts!!
I must say though – it’s wonderful to know I’m not alone in my Kitchen Counter Clutter!!

My sister and I joke that it is Genetic… My mom always had a pile of mail on the table… and when we moved out and had an apartment together – we discovered we ALSO had a pile of mail on the table… So we decided to give it a name… “The Pile Gene”… LOL!!

I even blogged about it!

Thank you for hosting! :)


3 Jodi May 18, 2010 at 6:46 am

Great job Janice! Hope you got some rest!


4 Crisc May 18, 2010 at 6:50 am

Great Job!! =)


5 alicia May 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

Great job. It’s really not THAT bad. Trust me, I’ve seen worse. The thing is you know and can tackle it.


6 Susie's Homemade May 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

Looking good!! My clutter-catch is our breezeway and craft table. It is an on-going battle:-)


7 Jendi May 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

I think you look really good for 1 AM! You’re table looks great and your dog is adorable.
Hope the doctor visit went well!


8 Nolie May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am

Great job on the tackle. I have no videos or photos but I did start tackling our filing on the week-end. We have about 5 years of filing combined and just bought our filing cabinet last year. We still never used it. The top drawer of the cabinet was packed to the top with loose papers and we got another box beside the cabinet with more stuff. I got the top drawer empty now and everything filed away. So I am half done. It’s a start right?


9 Self Sagacity May 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Fantastic work! I often stay up late to finish up with my items. It’s the only time I have no interruptions. Happy TT


10 Jenelle May 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

Um, my desk as seeped over all over the office. I can barely find the computer, so I can totally relate. :)


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