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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tackle-It Tuesdays!!! #5

Guess what day it is??? That's right! Tackle-It-Tuesdays, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!


Whew! I'm pooped!

I had been procrastinating cleaning off and in the writing desk that resides in our bedroom for too long. I had thrown receipts, paperwork, newsletters, pens, pencils, etc...into the three drawers for it to swallow it up like it always does.
Well, last week I re-discovered a box that belonged to my great aunt that was full of her little display-ables.. and I had yet to put them somewhere! So on top of the writing desk they went...to sit for a week and clutter up our room.
Today-I tackled it, and good!

Clutter on top...













Clutter on top and inside! Whew! What a mess!














Closer look inside drawers...had to pull them out and set on the bed just to get into them!
Trivia: there were over 35 pens/pencils in those drawers!

















Purging and beginning to organize 'piles' or stuff for separating....
Trivia #2- I found an old cell phone in there from 2 years ago!












I finally moved the trash can closer to me so I could easily purge.... See how full trash can is?












Getting better! Still have to do something with all those chotchkies/chochtskies/chochkeys...
however you spell that word!



And finally....








Cleaned inside and out! I packed up all those 'things' and put them safely away.
Whew! I'm pooped!

14 comments:

Homesteader in Training said...

Great job! Oh and I have a name for that, it's called flat-surface-itis. I self diagnose myself daily and have tackled it a few times on tuesday's lol. I bet you feel a lot better getting that done.
Blessings,
Kim

Ronda's Rants said...

That is great...I have a few drawers I should tackel!

Kristi said...

Oh, I have a drawer like that...I may have to tackle that today too...after the disney vacation pictures are nicely displayed in our book of memories. Blessings!

The Apron Queen said...

What a great job! I need to do some purging of my own. May need to unload a few things on e-bay and/or the Goodwill. :)

Confessions of an Apron Queen

P.S. He loves you... said...

If only it would stay that way, right?!

Rue said...

Hi Beth Ann :)

Thank you so much for leaving a comment and the complements!!

I need to get organized too, but everytime I start someone wants to look at the house and I have to shove it all back into a cupboard LOL

rue

Ronda's Rants said...

BTW....you are a winner! Email me your address so I can send you your prize!

Lidian said...

What a super job you did with that ex-clutter!

I am looking at a lot of areas at our house that are very, very cluttered indeed...that's the first step, looking. Um, I mean, evaluating.

Audra Krell said...

Welcome and way to go on your tackle! I love the before, after and progression pics, they're my favorite thing on Tackle it Tuesday! Thanks for taking the time to share your inspiring journey!

Muthering Heights said...

Whew, that looks much better!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Great job! Now that you are finished at your house can you come do mine? LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

womaninawindow said...

It's amazing how much detritus we collect, isn't it. I might need a bigger garbage can!

Dawn said...

Man--I need to do that!

Rhondi said...

Hi Beth Ann
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your kids are really cute. All three of you look dood inthose uniforms!
I like your organizing. I always feel so good getting drawers organized. I guess it's the feeling that I have control ver something :)
Hugs, Rhondi