Tackle It Tuesday

by Janice

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Is shopping a tackle???

First, I have to confess that I don’t have my “after” photos ready from last week’s tackle in progress. I still haven’t finished tackling the filing and organizing mess that is covering my kitchen table!

I just can’t seem to get to it! The days disappear and I don’t have enough energy to tackle all that overwhelming organizing. So, I still need to get it done this week… ugh…

What did I do this week? Well, in between doctors appointments, regular ultrasounds (my baby is small and now apparently I am low on amniotic fluid and the cord flow is poor, so I have a very frequently photographed baby,) driving Jackson around to all his activities, answering emails, writing posts, etc, I have been working on getting Jackson’s clothes and toys sorted so we can move them into his new room.

Cause guess what??? The painter finished today and my husband, Phil, is in process of assembling Jackson’s new furniture! By next week, Jackson should be all moved into his new room! (Yes, I will post photos of the final product.)

And I finally went shopping! I mean what is more tempting to do – tackle a huge organizing and filing disaster or go shopping for baby supplies?!? And in my defense, I really needed to go shopping for this baby! The baby could handle a messy table, but I really think having some clothes and supplies for her when she arrives – not to mention a car seat for her to drive home in – is a high priority. So yesterday and today I spent my time and money getting some of those essential items. The sad part is that I still have stuff to buy! Good grief – having babies is too expensive! (With Susan and I having babies the same age, it is like shopping for twins! We can’t share items since we both need them at the same time, so we are buying two of everything!)

Before these babies arrive, I need to do at least a few more trips to different stores – but at least we have car seats and some clothes now!

As much as I want this baby out and safe in my arms, she better not arrive this week. I need at least this full week to get both her room and Jackson’s room in order, get back to the stores (yes – I am shopping online too of course!) and get this table tackled. It is a tall order – I have no idea how I am going to get it all done…

What are you tackling? 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

We’re making housework blog-able!

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.

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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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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tanyetta September 25, 2007 at 1:21 am

i can’t take any credit for this tackle! my husband rocks :)


2 Training Hearts September 25, 2007 at 1:30 am

Praying that you will get your tasks accomplished this week :)


3 jen September 25, 2007 at 1:32 am

Praying for your bub
maybe you might be 1st
take it easy


4 Misslionheart September 25, 2007 at 5:49 am

I wish Chef knew how to iron as well as cook! Maybe he’d do this……… :neutral:


5 Deb September 25, 2007 at 8:47 am

Busy day for me too today… :)


6 Karen September 25, 2007 at 9:06 am

If I can get this done this week, it will be a miracle, but I’m going to try.


7 Char September 25, 2007 at 10:50 am

Why does it always seem like Tuesday comes around so fast? I wish it were Lazy Day today instead of Tackling Tuesday! :)


8 Pam September 25, 2007 at 11:24 am

My project is complete. It’s about time!! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/hmschlmomto2/397248/



9 Carrie September 25, 2007 at 11:58 am

I tackled my bathroom floor, the one household chore I always procrastinate about, and I also tackled opening a retirement account.


10 donetta September 25, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Yee Haw, Here we go again! You Girls sure know how to inspire and encourage. This motivation over the last few weeks has been invaluable to me. Thank you with all “I do” but better “all I am” :)


11 Beckie September 25, 2007 at 12:46 pm

Praying for a healthy wee one!!

Take it easy — take advantage of those ONLINE SALES!!

Can’t wait to see your finished photos.

Blessings, Beckie :o)


12 Jennifer September 25, 2007 at 3:32 pm

I think that shopping IS a tackle, at least for me! It’s stuff you need and it has to be tackled to get it done.


13 Minkydo September 25, 2007 at 5:33 pm

Love this idea. I might even be able to get things done :)


14 Michelle September 26, 2007 at 1:09 am

shopping is a tackle for sure.*I’ll have to try that!!!*:) have a great week


15 Tamara September 26, 2007 at 1:37 am

My tackle it Tuesday will have to be continued to Wednesday because of interuptions.


16 MyStarbucks September 27, 2007 at 11:05 am

Actually, my tackle it Tuesday was done on Saturday because we had an open house scheduled for Sunday. So on Tuesday I just worked in my clean house.


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