Tackle It Tuesday – Tackle, Play, Repeat

Tackle it Tuesday

Susan here, checking in for tackle duty…

The most frustrating part of tackling housework when you’re a mom is the sense of futility as you know how quickly your hard work will be undone.

We live in a rather small townhouse where our living room area and would-be-dining room area forms one TV/Living/Playroom area which extends directly off of the kitchen/entrance-way. So it’s one narrow, long room which essentially is where my girls and I eat, work and play. And it’s constantly a cluttered mess.

The other day, I did a giant tackle, felt huge relief and took photos to document my success. But the sad truth is that now after Julia’s 6th birthday party, there are piles of new toys that haven’t yet found homes and the place again looks a mess.

But let’s pretend that it still looks just like it did after my recent tackle…

Before (Well, Basically What It Always Looks Like)


After (For A Brief Moment In Time)


Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week? Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are making housework bloggable — 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.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of the Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.


  1. says

    The first time I linked up to Tackle Tuesday was to show 2 pieces of furniture I planned to tackle. This week I’m finally showing one of them finished! Thanks for hosting. 😉

  2. says

    Good job! It looks great! It is hard in smaller spaces to keep everything in its place. When my son was little, I just got a couple of large laundry baskets and kept all of his daily play things in those. During the day, we just pulled them into the center of the room and he could take out (or dump out) whatever he wanted. At the end of the day, I just threw everything in those baskets – no sorting – and put them in a corner of the room.

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