Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday

I'm going to start holding myself accountable here for things that I need to get done in order to be as organized as I would like. I have all of these things in my head, all of these lists, I admire other people's organization skills...now I need some action.

So, tonight I started with the piles and piles of stuff I had in my kitchen, living room and dining room. I had five places that I needed to tackle where things were just getting out of control...the kitchen counter, the top of the microwave, the top of the fridge, the dining room table and the top of the entertainment center. I found...newspapers, coupon, art work, scribble pages, pictures, mail, junk mail, money, earrings, books, catalogs...it was a mess, kind of. See my wonderful aunt takes all of my junk and puts it in these lovely piles, so it doesn't look so bad...but when you look closer and dive into the piles, that's when you see the danger!

I threw away two brown paper bags full of stuff. I gave Jamison her items to take to her room, put all of Rondell's stuff in a bag and put it on his side of our room, put books away, cut coupons and put them in my haven't-seen-you-in-a-while menu planning notebook, so on and so forth.

So, now it's nice and clean and things are put away. It's tackled. Onto...Jamison's closet (the stuff I didn't get to while working on her art center)...duhn, duhn, duhn!

What are you tackling? Head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom to see what others are doing.


alyssa said...

go supermom!!! here is my list

1. clean out the car. it looks like we live in it!
2. the laundry mountain.
3. balance checkbook. that might be scary!
4. go grocery shopping.

p.s. re: your post from yesterday. i just delete people if i don't ever communicate with them. unless they are super interesting...they are probably too busy to read my blog!!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Okay...I must be alot like your aunt! I make piles of stuff too! It just seems more organized if it is piled up, even if it isn't clean! My kitchen is a wreck right now, but I haven't been feeling great so I am just ignoring it for now! Way to go on getting organized...I may get to mine one day!

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic. I need to tackle some stuff today too but I'll need to get off the computer to do it.

Carrie said...

go job I need to tackle my bedroom its bad right now!

Julie said...

Good For You! It sounds like you have done a lot. Our counter seems to be a catch all too! I hate that and it drives me crazy.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Go Girl!!

Organizing is the best isn't it?


Vivienne said...

Well done, Kel!!! Paperwork clutter is the very worst!

Today I am clipping coupons and headed to the grocerey store. I am also on the trail of a pair of jeans for Hubs before Gap ends the sale on Thursday. (I hate shopping) and I am starting to stage items to pack for our camping trip.

Sandy said...

I enjoyed this post.
Sounds like me. . .I am trying to tackle some of the same things as you.
Paperwork IS the worst!!
Thank you for your post.
Have a great day!

Jenn said...

It's not really housework, but I've been scanning in old photos all day. My goal for the year is to get all of our old photos (before digital) scanned into the computer so we can make sure we have them forever. It's time consuming but worth it!
Good luck with your list!

Carrie said...

Um...what do I have to tackle...you don't even need to ask! LOL! LAUNDRY! that is seriously my worst tackle! Why do I let it get so bad? YIKES! I also need to clean the kitchen really good! Alex's birthday party is coming up and then vacation! I've got to get it together! Great work on your tackle! I could use some help!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wonderful job. I totally had to do the major cleaning this spring.
These past couple of weeks I have been trying to tackle my out of control photos. Thanks to the babysitter I think I am about to master the task.
Once again keep up the good work!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Can you come visit my house now? I could use your "tackle it tuesday" energy to get rid of my stacks!

Hooray for your accomplishment -- that must feel great!