Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday - The House!

Did you see 5 minutes for mom's article on Spotlight on Jessica? It is a great article and if you haven't read it head on over and check it out. Jessica from It's not about your stuff is going to be doing an monthy Ask the organizer on 5 minutes for mom. I went over to check out her site and found some wonderful resources on getting organized. Any one who knows me, knows I really need to get organized! From Jessica's site I went over to Neat Living and found a great list on "Understanding how clutter affects you. What an inspiration. I went and woke my husband up and said you gotta see this. I read both articles to him and we decided to have an organizational weekend.

First we tackled the garage. We have been meaning to do this for ages. Every once in a great, great while, we get to work on it together, but it is mostly me trying to organize everything. Well, with ADHD, you can imagine how well that went. We both went to work on it Saturday and we accomplished so much. Mostly what's left is several bags that are going to the twin sale and the local charity and a few mineral boxes of Tim's. Then Sunday we decided to clean the carpets in the family room, the hallway and the living room. Wow! Does it look great.

Then I decided to tackle my desk. I cleaned up one whole side of my desk, organized the piles of paper and it is now ready to be filed. Everything is broken up in very easy to manage piles.

I am very proud of myself. I was in an organizational mood and I got ALOT accomplished. This doesn't happen very often. I have some pictures to post, but I'm at work now. I'll post them later.

Have a great Tackle It Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

I think I'd hurt you if you woke my a$$ up to look at a cleaning article. But then, that's only because you used to kick my you-know-what when I tried to wake you up with my trumpet. Ahh...the good ol days.

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

WOW...you made me tired reading about all you did! Great job...guess i really am going to have to read those articles huh...orginization is NOT something I am supper good at...I wish.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

great work girl!! you were busy! :) I need to do my garage - but it is such a huge tackle it is overwhelming.

I am so glad you like Jessica's site - she sure is helpful!

Ariane Benefit From Neat Living said...

Wow! I'm impressed with how much you got done and humbled and honored to have inspired with you with my article on how clutter affects you! Reading stories like yours makes my day and inspires me to keep on writing! Thanks for encouraging me and keep up the great work!