Tackle It Tuesday – #132

by Janice

Hello Tacklers!

It’s Janice again.

Next week, our new 5M4M resident tackler, will be here starting her new hosting duties.

Choosing one person from a great list of applicants is always so hard. But to keep Tackle It Tuesday running, I need some help. Things are just too crazy busy around here. So I needed to choose someone.

Our new 5M4M resident tackler is…

Jena from Organized Everyday.

Jena is a long time tackler who emailed me several times asking for the “job.” Two weeks ago, when I announced that we were once again looking for a new tackle editor, she emailed me seconds after I hit publish. I figured such eagerness and commitment to TT definitely deserved to be awarded!

Please remember though that we will be regularly featuring GUEST TACKLERS. If you want to be featured as our guest tackler one week, just email us at tackleittuesday at gmail dot com.

So next week, our new 5M4M resident tackler, Jena will be here.

In the meantime, I thought I would share my latest tackle with you.

Today, I had to test out the new Dirt Devil KWIK vacuum for a special giveaway, “The 12 Days of Cleaning,” we are running with Dirt Devil from December 1-12.

The dust and crumbs hiding in my laptop keyboard have been driving me crazy, so today I got to tackle cleaning it up. I must admit, it was an easy, quick tackle. The KWIK desktop detailer is really effective and fun to use.

I could get right under and between the keys with the soft brush tool. After taking my pictures, I even cleaned the outside of my camera too!

Here is my keyboard BEFORE:


And here is my AFTER shot:

The KWIK would definitely be a fun, unique gift to give this holiday season.

And if you want to win one, you could be one of our TWELVE winners! For 12 consecutive days starting December 1 and running until December 12, Dirt Devil will give away 1 KWIK vacuum to one of our readers!

All you have to do is submit an entry form. Click on the button and it will take you to our 5 Minutes for Mom/Dirt Devil entry form.


I sure had fun with this tackle. And now I get to look down at a dust-free, crumb-free keyboard. Ahhh – it looks so good. Thanks Dirt Devil!

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What are you tackling this week? Link up and show off!

Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

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.)

Tuesday morning: Mr. Linky is down! You can add your link within your comment, and keep checking back. Sorry.

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

Happy tackling ladies…

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maddy December 2, 2008 at 2:08 am

Sadly you are feeding one of my pet peeves. Clorox wipes just don’t do the detail. I need to learn to shut the lap top when I go to bed at night to stop the TORMENT!


2 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls December 2, 2008 at 2:21 am

Oh yes, crumbs in the keyboard… I need to get that one tackled at some point too. :)


3 brandiandboys December 2, 2008 at 6:45 am

great gadget!


4 susieshomemade December 2, 2008 at 8:03 am
5 Christin December 2, 2008 at 8:41 am

Ok, I love the little sticker on your keyboard: SuperMommy!
My husband has been out there looking for a “Supergirl” t-shirt for me (at a decent price) for Christmas! Sometims that’s how I feel, and hey, if I believe I have superpowers, it inspires me to do more and have confidence in myself! :-P
Great tackle and nice little gadget you have there. I may have to enter for that little baby! :)


6 palmtreefanatic December 2, 2008 at 8:56 am

thats awesome! I need one of those!
great tackle!


7 Mom All Day - Repainting Kids Room December 2, 2008 at 9:46 am

Wow and usually I just turn my keyboard upside down and shake it! LOL Great idea!


8 The Happy Housewife December 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

Looks great! I really need to do this one! My keyboard is yuck!


9 Christy December 2, 2008 at 9:55 am

That is a wonderful little tool!

Here is my tackle:



10 Karen December 2, 2008 at 10:05 am
11 Amydeanne December 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

great job! i need to do that too!

here is my tackle
Flooring part 4 (i think)


12 Colleen - Mommy Always Wins December 2, 2008 at 10:20 am
13 DeuceMom December 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

Great tackle – my tackle is in my name link


14 Lynne December 2, 2008 at 10:44 am

What a great little gadget! I went and entered myself into the contest.

I’m trying to get my holiday decorating done.


15 Bonnie December 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

Oh no Mr. Linky!! I was so proud of what I actually got done considering my life is very crazy with a new baby and 3 other children at home.

Here is the link


16 Lisa December 2, 2008 at 10:54 am

As I look at my dust-filled keyboard, your gadget is looking better and better! :)

This week we tackled the Black Friday sales.


17 Lynne December 2, 2008 at 11:22 am

See what we are painting today…Its not my face!


18 The Happy Housewife December 2, 2008 at 12:12 pm
19 Melanie December 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm

I need to do that same tackle too!!

My tackle post is up here:


20 Dawn December 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm

You know ..the last time I clean a keyboard it resutled in keys missing it was a very “blonde” thing to do..however if I had had one of those tools it wouldn’ve been a breeze!

No serious tackles..just a cleaner book shelf and window treatment help?!



21 jennifer bowen December 2, 2008 at 12:56 pm

wow this is realy nice


22 Nichole December 2, 2008 at 1:15 pm
23 Mrs. H December 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Created a Jesse Tree for a new Christmas family tradition this year.


24 Wilma December 2, 2008 at 2:18 pm

If you could only see my keyboard!



25 Renee December 2, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I love your tackle. Keyboards are always dirty. Here’s my tackle.


26 A Maui Blog December 2, 2008 at 3:28 pm
27 Donetta December 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm


Welcome new editor your service will benefit many wonderful tacklers.


28 Rita December 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm

My post is found at: http://following31.blogspot.com/2008/12/tackle-it-tuesday-christmas-crafts-pt-1.html

I tackled Christmas crafts with my kids and then tackled the mess afterward.


29 Gia December 2, 2008 at 10:49 pm

So excited to be joining Tackle it Tuesday! Today I just caught up on a few things that needed to be completed!


30 Amber December 3, 2008 at 2:28 am

Wow, what a neat little tool. I bet that could come in handy in a lot of ways.
Man,.. MY keyboard sure could use a good cleaning – YUCK! =)


31 Virginia December 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm

My keyboard has chocolate pudding dried around the ; ‘ and Enter keys. Oy, guessing the KWIK isn’t going to help me there.


32 Shannon Baas December 4, 2008 at 10:18 pm

I could use this.


33 Susan Ladd December 5, 2008 at 12:20 am

Would love to win. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


34 Cathie December 6, 2008 at 12:01 am

I really need this with my arthritis cleaning gets harder and harder without detailers and such as this.


35 Susan Ladd December 6, 2008 at 6:09 pm

My Husband would love this this hoilday season. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


36 Susan Ladd December 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm

I should could use for my home this year. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


37 tim love December 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm

great gift !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


38 Bob D. December 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Boy, could I use this!


39 Bob D. December 8, 2008 at 8:16 am

Great Prize!


40 Susan Ladd December 8, 2008 at 8:59 am

My house could use it this year. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


41 Dustin Fallen December 8, 2008 at 10:32 pm



42 Barb Hanson December 9, 2008 at 3:42 am

This is great.


43 Susan Ladd December 9, 2008 at 8:54 am

Great little gadget. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


44 Erma December 12, 2008 at 8:34 am

I could really use this. Thanks for the chance to win.


45 Susan Ladd December 12, 2008 at 9:19 am

Could use around my home. Happy Holidays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


46 christi December 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm

oh i need one of those!

i finally finished our living room!! done and tackled!



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