Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I read the 5 Minutes for Mom blog just about every day. Their Tackle it Tuesday posts always make me have an urge to declutter. And let me tell you, I have some serious decluttering that needs to happen around here. There are five of us living in a 14x70 trailer. Space is at a premium most days. I have things stacked here & there & sometimes it's downright dangerous with a tower of clutter leaning off to the side.

Today the urge hit, I had the time, so I tackled one of the things that has been bugging me.

Prior to living in the trailer, we rented a four room apartment. There were still five of us & I still homeschooled. I needed a place to store B's books and things. I had this lovely china cabinet in our kitchen in that apartment. It was full of beautiful china. Until one day I realized I never used the china & it could easily be packed away giving me all this space for homeschool "stuff." 

For the last six years, that is what has been in my china cabinet. Over time it gets really messy. So messy that I rarely want to open it to pull out anything. However, I am participating in the used curriculum sale that our state's homeschool association puts on every June. That means I need to find all the stuff I have here that is not being used (and won't be used) and earn some money back.

The "Before" photos were taken after I had almost emptied the cabinet and most of it was sitting on my table.



"After"
I didn't find as much stuff as I thought I would want to let go but I did find some things that the boys have been having fun using today. At least it's neat...for now. I consider this "tackled."


2 comments:

  1. Isn't it nice to get some things checked off the list!

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