Tackle It Tuesday – Week 7

by Susan

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.



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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 Susan July 11, 2006 at 5:35 am

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!

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2 Shereen July 11, 2006 at 6:35 am

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.

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3 Nikkie July 11, 2006 at 7:04 am

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!

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4 Keltybug July 11, 2006 at 7:54 am

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.

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5 stephanie July 11, 2006 at 8:27 am

Mine’s up! And I sorted baby clothes this week too. :)

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6 Susanne July 11, 2006 at 8:47 am

It’s very emotional putting away all those little things isn’t it! Looks good though!

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7 Susan July 11, 2006 at 10:46 am

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,
Susan

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8 eph2810 July 11, 2006 at 5:54 pm

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…

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9 Dana July 11, 2006 at 6:34 pm

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!

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10 Ruth July 12, 2006 at 10:07 am

ok
i can
RELATE to this one.
thanks for the inspiration.

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11 EmilyRoseJewel July 12, 2006 at 12:45 pm

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!

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12 Anne July 13, 2006 at 6:52 am

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!

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13 Tig July 13, 2006 at 6:55 am

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!

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14 Michelle July 13, 2006 at 3:41 pm

I’ve SO been there, done that!

So I appriciate the time it took you to get it done!

Hurray for you!

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15 john creator of teething-teeth.com July 14, 2006 at 10:36 am

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)

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16 Virginia July 14, 2006 at 7:12 pm

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.

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17 Susanna July 24, 2007 at 12:30 am

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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