Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday!





THE ONLY WAY TO EAT AN ELEPHANT IS ONE BITE AT A TIME!!!



This last week while trying to accomplish one of my tasks, I became very frustrated. I was struggling to find all my pictures. Where were they? It is a sad state of affairs when you are still unpacking 1 1/2 years after moving. Sigh!!

While stewing over this lack of organization hubby said tackle the problem one box at a time. Simple isn't it!?!? But hubby couldn't be right...could he???
I think someone was trying to get a point across to me this week because the very next day I was watching Peter Walsh from "Clean Sweep". He was asked "where do you start an organizational job?" and his response was "my grandmother always said the only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!" Lightbulb flashed overhead. The only way to get from point A to point B is one step at a time. Hubby was right...but please don't tell him ;-)

With this new affirmation leading the way I have since taken time each day to empty, sort, purge and fling one box daily. Some days I have been lucky and done a few more. It took time to get to this point - it will take time to get where I want this house and my life to be.

So this week other than my daily box I want to clean off the baker's rack in the kitchen. It has become a catch all for many things. As you can see its time to do the recycling too.


BEFORE





AFTER



Okay is anyone else finding this project tackling addicting???
Now what to do next.......

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4 comments:

Siri said...

Thats one splendid tackle..:)

Siri

We are THAT Family said...

You did a great job!

Dawn (lovinghome) said...

Wow Jamie!!! I have one of those but I'm too scared to Tackle It!! LOL
You did a great job!!

Emily said...

Jamie,

Just popping to say "hi!" I hope things are going well and you are having a great summer. Drop me a line when you get a chance. :-)

Em