Tackle It Tuesday – Week 7

Tackle it Tuesday

Project to Tackle: Julia’s Old Baby Clothes

Since Janice is taking a week off, she asked me to tackle something.

Finding a project to tackle in my house is not hard. I definitely spend way too much time at my computer and not nearly enough time housekeeping.

So, I chose the most obvious project that demanded immediate attention.

The other day I had started to sort out Julia’s old baby clothes and only got far enough to make a mess. I had stacked all her old clothes on the rocking chair in her room and kept procrastinating on finding a new home for them.

To fix the mess, I found a container and negotiated a space on a shelf in my garage. Then I rather tearfully placed her tiny little outfits in the bin to store away until God grants us another little treasure.

So here is my before picture:

The Rocking Chair of Clothes – Before

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And here it is 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.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.


  1. says

    I have a chair that looks just like that!! It is on the list for today as a matter of fact. I need to pack the clothes on it for our trip to Chile. Great job!

  2. says

    It’s so hard to put away little tiny baby clothes. I always think, oh, I won’t use this again, and then there comes I day where I am pulling all the baby clothes back out. lol With four children, I have learned, you never know. You did a great job. The shelf and hamper look great as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My first time obedience week is going pretty good.

  3. says

    I hate having to put old baby clothes away! It makes me so sad, especially putting the favorites away! The area looks great! I need to do the same thing!

  4. says

    I love seeing your Tackle it Tuesday. I will join in next week. I hate going through the kids clothes when they out grow them. It means they are growing older and bigger and I hate that.

  5. Susan says

    Thanks Everyone,

    I’m glad to hear that other moms find putting away old baby clothes to be an emotional task. I told my own mom how sad I felt putting away all the tiny clothes and she said she was always just glad that they were done with them and moving on to a more “fun age”. Sigh.

    My mom is something else. She’s so funny because she’s the best mom and grandma in the whole world, but she constantly insists that she’s not a “baby person” and she likes it when the babies turn to toddlers and preschoolers.

    Talk soon,

  6. says

    Yikes – I thought I had a week off too. Although I have plenty projects to go around, I only took a before picture in the hope that will get it done before Janice gets back…

    You did a wonderful job :smile:. It is so hard to put those cloths away though. I remember when we left Germany ions ago, I left the cloths with my sister. Was a little easier on me. I wish I would have had the blessing of another child back than. But I guess God has other plans for us…

  7. says

    oh my STARS! i swear I SWEAR kids clothes breed in the NIGHT!

    i still have some baby clothes and my youngest is SIX! but it’s hard to part with all the tiny pretties!

  8. says

    It makes me sad going through Justice’s clothes and I cannot stand to part with them. They are in boxes hoping to be used by another baby one day. My Tackle it is up a day late, but here nonetheless!

  9. says

    My house looks like the atomic bomb went off literally. It’s embarassing at times, and my office is even worse. I barely have time to write. Somehow though, each week I manage to get something done, so I feel a little better. This week I got rid of all the soda and fizzy water cans in my office. Sad but true. There were at least 50. I drink a lot of water and pop while writing!

  10. says

    Cleaning is hard enough under ordinary circumstances. When trying to work from home and raise three babies under three it is almost impossible. My biggest challenge is laundry. So I have a laundry system. Don’t laugh. It works. Everyone has a basket with their name attached. Clean goes in one, dirty in the other. The clothes may not get folded, but at least they get where they need to be!

  11. says

    This post was so encouarging… as I sit here my room is a mess. I have been hit with so many teething problems that simply cleaning has been a huge undertaking. As I have looked at your before and after pictures it lets me see that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel… I just need to get up off of my duff and do it…(LOL)

  12. says

    Hey, I’m gonna take a picture and write a journal tonight on my site about the boy’s room that I tackled. It was a wreck!!!!!! My gosh. We worked 3 hours, donated 2 garbage bags of toys and threw out 2 garbage bags of stuff. All in all, it’s unbelievably spacious and clean.

  13. says

    I decided I was going to tackle a task for this Tuesday (July 24) so anyways, got to the shelves to fold and organize clothes! What a mess there was and now, mine and my husband’s clothes are in some semblince of order!:)

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