Tuesday, December 9, 2008

TACKLE IT TUESDAY

I'm almost embarassed to post the "before" picture, but hey, I'm keepin' it real!! According to Fly Lady, this would definitely be considered a "hot spot" for me! This is our small hallway closet that houses the sheets, towels, and some of my two younger boys clothes. You can imagine how much gets taken out, put back in the wrong spot, dropped, unfolded...you get the picture! Well, every so often I will purge the clothes that are too small or have not been worn. I obviously have not done it since last summer, and I was surprised at how much stuff was in there! I did not hold onto the "what if they do wear this one day" mentality, but just threw it in a big garbage bag to give to charity. I even got rid of sheets that I know I would no longer be using! So, without further ado, here is the before and after!

Before (see the massive pile of clothes on the bottom)
After (the floor is now bare)!
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42 comments:

Melissa said...

good job! it's looks so nice and organized!

Stacy C. said...

Nice job!!!

Angela said...

Your walls are almost the same colour as mine, plus we just finished painting all our trim and doors white also. Now I need to paint the inside of my closet white, like your's..Glad you took the before pic sis..It takes courage and guts, something that comes from Jesus,,,than the after pic. That's like the 'old' us and the new creating we are in Christ Jesus now.alleluia

Kelly said...

Don't worry about the picture. Mine looks terrible. My master bedroom is closet is huge, but I can only walk through a little path of it! I call it Mt. Fuji land!! I have better things to do other than laundry... really!!

Lisa said...

I am tackling a few things today too, I need a babysitter for Joel tomorrow so that is top priority but hopefully I can post some pics of my clean house later.....lol

Lisa said...

BTW, closet looks awesome, keep it up girlfriend.

Tara said...

Thank you for making me realize I am not the only one who's hall closet looked like the before shot. Mine still looks like that. Perhaps this is the motivation I need. Great job! Don't you feel better now that its done?

Aimee said...

You tackled it alright! Good job!

Erica said...

I've never seen this meme before! I like it and uhm need it! Great job on the closet, I hate trying to get things folded nice! My baby's closet resembles your before!

Named Alicia said...

Good for you! That looks great!

Michelle said...

You're so much braver than me to post pictures of your closets. I'd probably be arrested if I did that!

Susie said...

Beautiful job! Nothing better than a pefectly organized closet. I just got a little chill:-)

Leonny said...

WOW! how organised! really, I also can't imagine how your laundry is like with 5 kids around :) Even with only 2 kids, the dishes and laundry at our home do get rather overwhelming at times...

oh and lastly, I MUST comment on your site's look ... it's really nice!!! :D

xxx
Leonny
http://www.oureverydaythings.com

All these B's and Me! said...

You go girl, now I will leave my key out and you can tackle mine, lol. :o)

Anonymous said...

Good job.

Lisa said...

My boys' closet looks like that before pic too! Great tackle!

You asked about the recipe for my pretzel treats. I'll post it in the comments on my blog. :)

BecauseImTheMommy said...

First off let me start by saying what a FANTASTIC blog! Second, what a great tackle! Holy cow, I have a closet like that, it's MINE! ROFLOL

JMBMOMMY said...

Wow. :)

Karen said...

Wow! That was a BIG tackle!

Scrapping Servant said...

Very nice Alicia! I am proud of you for sharing :o) - I know how hard it can be.

Just say Julie said...

Wow! That looks awesome! I think my whole house would be a hot spot though... Not sure if I have the energy to tackle it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Daphine said...

I love it! You go girl!!!!

Happy Tuesday friend!

He And Me + 3 said...

I am majorly impressed. Great job!

Angie said...

Wow -- that looks like that was a long tackle! Great job on the fabu job!

Kelley said...

Great job! Thats what T.T are for.. embarrasment = motivation. LOL
Love you blog.
Have a great day.

momstheword said...

Looks great, girl!

belovedaimee~ said...

woohoo great job...doesnt' it feel good to finally get the monster jobs done! Takes a while to get motivated sometimes though lol.

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JobebyBrandy said...

Closets must be the theme of the week. Now did you have to do all that folding yourself?

Laura said...

Great job! Your closet looks great!

McCrakensx4 said...

WOW! Very organized! Wanna come over and do that to my closet?!

Muthering Heights said...

Don't feel bad...it looks a lot better than mine have in the past!

Lisa said...

I left you something at my blog and it is new, I have not seen it before.

newlyweds said...

Great tackle. I feel good because I cleaned off the kitchen table today, lol.

Momisodes said...

Wow! That first shot looks so much like my closet. You did a fabulous job!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Alicia..

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for sharing your heart. I was blessed by your visit and always love to meet new sisters in the Lord!!. Wow you just reminded me of areas I need to tackle.. I've been in denial on one particular closet I really need to do lol. Gee thanks for the reminder sistah!!

HUgz Lorie

Eagles' Wings said...

Visiting for the first time.

Good job on the cleaning. I don't even want to look into my children's drawers. Arrrgggh...

lili11 said...

That reminds me of my own closet at home. Uh uh ...

Sherry said...

Wow! Great job!! :D

christinnjon said...

Good work!

I cannot "plan ahead" for Tackle it Tuesday, with the pictures and stuff. And it's really no fun without pictures! LOL

Kelly Erin said...

Awesome Job Alicia!!! I feel better knowing my hall closet is not the only one that gets crazy messy. My kids are always taking blankets out and shoving them back in unfolded. I get so annoyed, lol! The after pic looks great!!

Denise said...

Great job.