Tackle It Tuesday #104

by Carolyn*

I have a confession… yes, the pile of clean laundry you are about to see has been there – off and on – for about 4 weeks!!!

My laundry goes straight to this couch so I can fold it and get it put away, but this time it kept getting “hidden” on the couch in my room, then taken out here again to have another attempt at folding it!

Well! Now I have an even BIGGER problem with not being able to get my laundry done!…

Now my dryer is BROKEN! ;o( It totally gave up on us, so the clothes you will see hung all over my house are actually there trying to dry! (No problem with our 100 degree weather!)

Then since I was in the process of clearing off (what we call) my mommy’s dresser I decided to clean out the top three drawers as well, by reasons of safety for my son, if you wanna see all the scary things I removed, go HERE.

What are you tackling? Link up and let us know!

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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.

Have a Happy Tackle Ladies… I can’t wait to see what you share.

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1 Amanda May 20, 2008 at 2:01 am

Great tackle!! At the beginning of the week I had a pile that big of clothes to fold & put away too… it felt SO good to get that all done.


2 The Happy Housewife May 20, 2008 at 6:27 am

Great tackle! Too bad about your dryer! Your desk looks great!


3 Dawn May 20, 2008 at 8:09 am

Wow – great job on all you got accomplished! Me? not so much.


4 Cascia May 20, 2008 at 8:53 am

Great tackle. Everything looks great!


5 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls May 20, 2008 at 9:11 am

Great job! Laundry is one never-ending tackle that I need to work on tonight too. :)


6 Morning Rose May 20, 2008 at 9:25 am

Sorry to hear about your dryer. Ours broke down a few years ago and we had laundry piles mile high until we got it fixed. We should have bought a new one for the amount of money it cost to fix it.

We tackled a table for twelve this week.


7 Chelle' May 20, 2008 at 9:48 am

Love this post. Will be linking up next week with pictures of my garage before and after. (It’ll take a week to actually get done so I’ll start today.) :0)

Just wanted to say that I love those “faith notes” in your after drawer #1. I bought those in the grocery store one day with the intention of putting them on my daughter’s ballet teachers’ car window weekly. It opened the door to a friendship that I don’t think we’d have with her otherwise.

God is so good. Thanks again for this post.


8 TCC May 20, 2008 at 10:45 am

I am actually doin laundry too but just didn’t want to write about it. ;) My iris garden makes me smile. Laundry doesn’t.


9 Connie May 20, 2008 at 11:51 am

What a great job!! The laundry pile never seems to end – you truly got it tackled!


10 Susan May 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Wow Carolyn, you are truly an inspiration!!!!

I currently have a pile of laundry about that size needing attention.

Thank you so much for sharing your tackles with us here at 5 Minutes for Mom!



11 amydeanne May 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm

excellent job, want to come and do my drawers too?


12 Sisterlisa May 20, 2008 at 1:07 pm

ok I just have to ask why the wooden spoon isn’t in the kitchen drawer? ;O)


13 Joanna May 20, 2008 at 1:33 pm

My first Tackle it Tuesday! So exciting, maybe this will be the motivation that I needed! : )

Can’t wait to see what everyone else is doing as well.


14 Janel May 20, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Oh, my dryer has been broken for 4 days, too! I just got it fixed – like 10 minutes ago I wrote the repairman a check. So, now I guess I need to go tackle the laundry.


15 Mad Squirrel May 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm

my tackle is continued from last week.


16 Mommy May 20, 2008 at 6:10 pm


That’s a whole lotta’ tackling!
Great job(s)!!!!



17 Amy May 20, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Wow, you sure got a lot done! I really ought to get my junk drawers cleaned out… well, my whole house, actually! I ought to have a Tackle It Wednesday, Tackle It Thursday… etc… haha.
Nice job.


18 BusyMe!!! May 20, 2008 at 8:30 pm

I am so in awe of what you achieved!!! I would be so embarrassed if anyone saw my bedroom, it is about 3 times as bad as your original clothes pile :(

I am with Amy, I need a “Tackle it Everyday” LOL


19 Beverly Dixon May 20, 2008 at 9:14 pm

I found this today. WOW! I think this is a great idea. I have plenty of areas that I can tackle on Tuesdays. Thinks for inspiring me to do this TODAY! I needed to do it several days ago, however I kept putting it off. But now it looks great & I can find what I need.


20 Alexia May 21, 2008 at 9:11 am

LOL My bedroom looks like that right now…I have about 3 weeks worth of laundry I’ve never gotten around to folding…it’s just not that fun when you have 2 boys crawling through your freshly folded stacks *sigh*


21 Allison Frey May 21, 2008 at 10:13 am

Great Job!!

I have to do at least 4 loads a day..I have found that I have to fold and hang when I am taking them out of the dryer. If not then I would have them piles everywhere also…lol

I wash for 6 people so it is a dead end job!!


22 Katie May 21, 2008 at 10:36 pm

All I can say is…. I’m so glad i’m not the only one ;-)


23 Simone May 22, 2008 at 9:03 pm

I just found out about this on Tuesday evening, from The Mommy Project. So, I did Tackle It Thursday, instead.


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