Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday!

Tackle it Tuesday has helped me focus on the things that require my attention, but I am finding many of the jobs I choose are ones that require more than an hour or a day to complete.

With this in mind....my Tackle it Tuesday will probably be a continuing story for the next few months. I want to declutter, reorganize and decorate this house to truely (and finally) make it ours. I have three projects to tackle this week.

First there is my recipes. The binder and the black recipe box are my present system...or lack there of. The binder is full of strips of paper of recipes I want to try and recipes I have tried...some have failed and some have been successful. The yellow box is my new organizing system. It is larger than the black box. So this week I plan on throwing out the recipes my family doesn't like and moving all family favorites over to the new box. I will also start a file for "recipes to try". The yellow box also needs its final finishing touches to make it more personal.

We decided to finally splurge and get the flat screen tv for the family room. For the tv we found a nice entertainment unit so once again I am putting together furniture. The table part was easy to assemble and I was on a high thinking I might actually complete the table quickly. Oops! Thought it too soon. As I start putting together the surround for the tv...what do I find? A piece missing! Sigh! After a phone call I am told that "no" it couldn't be as easy as to just have to go to the store to get the part. No! I have to phone the actual store across Canada and have them send me the piece. So once again a furniture piece is waiting patiently for me to finish assembling it. The man on the phone promised to express mail the piece so with any luck it should be here today or tomorrow and I can finish what I started.

And the final project of the week is my daughter's closet. Ugh! In our previous house I had installed an organizer to use the space properly. This house, I bought the organizer but in my craftroom it sits...once again a project waiting patiently for me to pay attention. LOL So since DD has this week off, we will be tackling her closet. As you can see she uses her closet as a catch-all and her clothes are stored in my craftroom. So first we must sort, and purge what is there, remove the existing rod and patch the walls, paint (once she agrees on a color) and then add the organizer. Hopefully if the stars are in alignment it might be finished by the weekend.

Wish me luck! This is a busy week.


Anonymous said...

good luck with all your tackles this week!

The Flying Monkeys said...

Big Task, good tackling! Have a great day!

Lynne said...

Good luck, those are some big tackles! Hopefully you get the part you need and that will be done. :-D

Melanie said...

Wow- that's a lot of tackles!

corrin said...

recipes are on my tackle list, too!

Heather said...

That's a lot to tackle this week, but I'm sure you can do it! I love the idea for the recipe system. I have a huge card file passed down from a great aunt, plus an entire kitchen drawer full of computer printed recipes. In other words, a total mess. Maybe you'll inspire me on that one. lol Best of luck!