Tackle It Tuesday – Front Hall Clean Up

by Janice

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Why I hoped no one came to the front door this weekend…

I can use the “new baby” excuse no longer. This mess must go!

After a busy week of running in and out and not picking up after ourselves, our front room looked terrible! There was stuff everywhere – and at some points even a stroller parked in the middle of the room. Yes – I really hoped no one dropped by unexpectedly to visit.

But I couldn’t bear to live with the mess any longer. Plus, with Halloween trick or treaters arriving on Wednesday, I simply needed to tackle this chaos.

Here is the disaster before:


There is still a box of stuff waiting to be donated under one of the coffee tables, and some of the clutter will quickly return I am sure, but here is the after shot:


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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 stacey October 30, 2007 at 2:05 am

your room rocks!!


2 Kin October 30, 2007 at 2:41 am

That’s an awesome effort. I will be tackling my dining room next week, it looks much like your before picture :-(


3 Colleen October 30, 2007 at 7:27 am

Looks great! Lovely home!


4 Jackie October 30, 2007 at 8:03 am

Today, I have no idea what I am going to do. But it’s going to be something and next Tuesday, I’ll have pictures to prove it! Thank you so much for the inspiration!


5 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 30, 2007 at 8:34 am

You did a great job – the difference is amazing! I just hope my house looks half that nice by Saturday… :)


6 Crystal October 30, 2007 at 8:48 am

That looks wonderful – great job!


7 Lisa October 30, 2007 at 8:56 am

Wow- nice work!


8 Hyperactive Lu October 30, 2007 at 9:04 am

You did great! Especially with a newborn!


9 Karen (Pediascribe) October 30, 2007 at 9:32 am

WOW! What a HUGE difference!!!!!


10 donetta October 30, 2007 at 9:39 am

Wow what a difference that made. Your room is beautiful.


11 Beckie October 30, 2007 at 9:42 am

Looks fantastic!

(I still use my 17 month old as an excuse… and will use the new baby soon. *wink*)

I love that you can look down into your living room — is that a landing upstairs?

Blessings, Beckie :O)


12 Jennifer Lavender October 30, 2007 at 10:28 am

You have a beautiful Living Room. Great work on the tackle this week.


13 Stephanie October 30, 2007 at 11:08 am

Wow! What a great “tackle”! Very impressive indeed!


14 Sarah October 30, 2007 at 11:26 am

Looks awesome- now, if I could only get that motivated!


15 Leanne October 30, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Wow you rock!! You did an awesome job! :)


16 Twisted Cinderella October 30, 2007 at 12:33 pm

Great job! It looks wonderful, and with a new baby no less!!


17 Sara October 30, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Looks great!


18 FeeFiFoto October 30, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Where’d all the stuff go?!


19 Deb October 30, 2007 at 4:53 pm

I hate cleaning!


20 Karen October 30, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Such a pretty room!
Nice work!


21 Valerie October 30, 2007 at 6:07 pm

I did it! I actually set my mind to it and ORGANIZED a whole room (okay, technically two, but I always consider the entryway to be part of the living room, even with the doors).


22 baba/night owl October 30, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Hi Susan, Your room looks great… Come over to my place and see the difference between a 14 and 4 years old rooms.. Baba


23 Danae October 31, 2007 at 12:20 am

Wow! Awesome efforts!! This is my first TT!!


24 Erin October 31, 2007 at 9:37 am

day late but I was waiting for after pictures!

You are awesome! Great tackle!


25 beckysbabies December 19, 2007 at 7:22 am

OK. I’m in. Lord knows I need SOMETHING to motivate me. It’s Wednesday, so I can have time to figure out which mess to tackle first. Guess I’ll run around the house and take pictures of all my messes first. Can’t wait to post the afters next Tuesday. Good luck to all of you. Please INSPIRE me!!!


26 beckysbabies December 19, 2007 at 7:25 am

One more thing! I am giving you a shoutout on my blog and posted a link to you there. http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/MINE


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