5 Minutes for Mom has a fun weekly feature called Tackle It Tuesday, where you link in your “tackle” (a project – cleaning or otherwise) for the week. The point is to be inspiring to get things done, yet encouraging to know that other people let things “pile up” too.

All that to say, I decided to write my first Tackle It Tuesday post.

I have had several people ask me lately how I manage to stay at home with Ali, work two jobs, and blog so obsessively frequently. And one of the answers is, I don’t stay well-organized anymore.

I tend to let the little things slide; like filing, folding laundry and putting it away, keeping my desk organized, etc.

However, since I am an organized person by nature, sometimes it gets to a point to where I can no longer work in my unorganized conditions.

I had one of those days the other day, and spent almost all of Ali’s naptime reorganizing, filing, straightening, and cleaning my office. It felt SOOOO good after it was done!!

Here are my before pictures (don’t gasp in horror!!!):
And here are my after pictures!!!It feels SOOO much better now, even though some of it has already gone back to being a bit messy. At least everything is put away properly, and I have a better handle of what I need to get done versus what was simply cluttering my desk and my mind.

My next tackle (hopefully soon): Ali’s closet!!! There are boxes and boxes of clothes that she has grown out of, and I need to sort them and put them in the basement. The only problem is that it’s really hard to tote multiple (and I do mean MULTIPLE) loads of things from upstairs to the basement – two flights of stairs – while keeping up with a toddler – what floor do you leave the toddler on??? But I’m putting this up here so that I have accountability that I MUST find a way to get it done!

16 thoughts on “Tackle It Tuesday

  1. Wow, look at the difference! Great tackle.

    My desk always ends up with piles of ‘this and that’ and it always feels better to get it cleaned off.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. That is my worse nightmare lol. I can’t stand dealing with paper work, so I do try to keep some sort of a handle on it. YOu did a great job.

  3. Oh wow! My desk looks more horrid! Hahahaha! Great tackle You sure are very organized to juggle 2 jobs, blogging and being a mom! I salute you!

  4. Why is it that the home office is the worse room in the house for disorganization?? It’s just paper LOL I think because we tend to clean whatever people will see first when they walk in haha Nice job! I feel your pain on the dual levels – sometimes I think I climb the stairs 30 or 40 times a day!!

  5. If you come across any clothes that you would like to loan out, I’ll gladly take them off your hands for you! Amy Beth is currently wearing 6-9 mos. stuff, and she’ll need 9-12 mos. and possibly even 12-18 mos. before the warm weather comes back. I love Ali’s stuff, especially her outfit she was wearing today. Too cute!

  6. Congrats on your first tackle! It will become addicting…watch out! Best of luck on your next tackle. It might be fun to go through your daughter’s clothes…I love it! It brings back lots of memories.

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