Tackle it Tuesday #150: organizing drawers with Brandy (L2L)

by JenaW

Today we are welcoming Brandy,the writer of the Learn to Love, Love to Learn blog who goes by L2L. She will be tackling some messy drawers and getting them all spiffy, organized, labeled.. the works!

Greetings!! L2L coming at ya from the sunny island of Okinawa. I am the proud wife of a fellow Jar-head, and 3 wonderful squad members!!! When I’m not on duty as a mom or wife, I enjoy sewing, card making, learning the wonderful world of HTML, and blogging our crazy life as it happens. I never turn down a cup of coffee and am reading through the Bible this year using the Message Translation. I have a heart for prayer, military children and spouses, and enjoying each day that God blesses me with. I have an open door policy, so stop by for a visit any time!!!

Happy Tackle It Tuesday everyone. I’m soooo excited to finally tackle my kitchen drawers!!!! My type A personality that I was born with often goes into hiding with three wonderful blessings running around the house. But today, it won’t be ignored!! And so was born the desire to do something about my kitchen drawers:

It may not look to messy to you, but when you have 10 drawers like this, you can never find anything!!! So my first step was to clear off some space to work with:

Step 1) take everything out of the drawers:

Step 2) decide you don’t really want to have to wipe out the drawers so you cut some fabric to line the drawers instead:

Step 3) take a coffee break because cutting the fabric took more time than cleaning out the drawers and you need some energy to get through the rest of this tackle:

Step 4) put the liners in the drawers

Step 5) organize and label drawers

Step 6) close those drawers and sigh with relief cause it’s all over!!!!

Well I know I sure do feel better. There is just something about having an organized kitchen that seems to make everything else run smoother in our home and I am sooo excited to finally get that one off my Running To Do List. I always get so inspired by all the tackling that goes on around here and can’t wait to see what you are up to this week!!!!

The organizing mommy says: I’m impressed! What organization! What class! I’m also starting a weekly meme called “Blitz-it Friday”. It’s going to be VERY easy to participate in! Come and see!

As resident tackler, Jena hosts Tackle It Tuesday each week, once a month posting her own personal tackles and the other weeks of the month posting your GUEST tackles.

So make sure you submit your guest tackles to be featured here at 5M4M. You can write Jena at tackleittuesday at gmail dot com. Remember, we are here to promote your site!

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.)

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


Happy tackling ladies…



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1 Maddy March 31, 2009 at 1:14 am

My kitchen and it’s organization is without fault, totally perfect for approximately 20 seconds every 3 to 5 years.
Cheers

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2 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls March 31, 2009 at 1:31 am

We redid out kitchen drawers a while back and it was an awesome feeling to have them all organized. Which reminds me, we probably could stand to tackle them again. :)

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3 Melonie K. March 31, 2009 at 2:33 am

Fun post! Brandy and I are on the same island. :-) “It’s a small world after all….” Sing it with me, folks. haha

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4 Angela March 31, 2009 at 3:00 am

Wow, I wish I had that many drawers in my kitchen! Great tackle!

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5 The Happy Housewife March 31, 2009 at 5:41 am

This is great, I just did my kitchen drawers in February. It is so nice to be able to find things when I need them.
Great tackle!
Toni

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6 Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely March 31, 2009 at 6:08 am

It’s so easy for drawers to get out of control isn’t it? They look great … good luck keeping them that way!

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7 Rita March 31, 2009 at 9:17 am

This is great. Drawers seem to get trashed because we put what we don’t know what to do with in them. Good ideas.

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8 AmyG March 31, 2009 at 9:19 am

Great looking tackle!

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9 Lynne March 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

Ahh! The kitchen drawers, something we all like to put off! Great job on getting that accomplished.

My daughter tackled her school project and allowed me to teach her a few things along the way!

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10 Kristi_runwatch March 31, 2009 at 9:21 am

Thanks for the motivation! I love cleaning drawers… now if only I loved ironing.

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11 donetta March 31, 2009 at 10:10 am

10 drawers! Wow what an awesome kitchen!
I love the flowers. I better get some coffee brewed myself. Thanks for hosting.

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12 donetta March 31, 2009 at 10:21 am

Second tackle is different. Adding film to the sliding glass door.

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13 Raise Them Up March 31, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Drawers are my downfall, too. Even when I get them cleaned out, I have way too much help making them a jumble in no time.

Great job!

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14 Lisa March 31, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I so need to do this in my kitchen!!! Great tackle!

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15 Gina March 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Just did my twins’ closet, thanks to a little trash picking. I finished some drawers last week, but they’re already a mess (sigh).

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16 Twisted Cinderella March 31, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Great tackles!!

Mine is up for this weekhttp://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.com/2009/03/tackle-it-tuesday-45.html – come on by and visit!

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17 homemom3 April 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

Just dropping in to say Hi to my old pal Brandy. Congrats for making it on this site. :) Miss ya girl.

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