Tackle It Tuesday - School Room Edition

Tackle It Tuesday Meme 

 I really wanted to participate with ABC & 123's Picnic Table Talk on organization, but the truth is, I am not feeling very organized right now and you are about to see why. It seems my desk has become a hot spot and one that I cannot keep out no matter how many hot spot fire drills I do. How can I be organized in such clutter? So, I set out to tackle the clutter bug! And what was supposed be a Tackle It Tuesday turned into a Tackle it Week!

I somehow lost my camera during the process, and what you missed out on seeing was my living room covered with stuff. We pulled everything out of the closet and went through it all!

It took several days and after awhile, I was following the 4 rules for decluttering:
  1. Do it
  2. Dump it
  3. Delegate it
  4. Delay it
And I whole heartedly followed the rule, "If in doubt, throw it out!" And I can't tell you what that stuff was because I don't miss it one bit!

Here is my dining room, which is also where we school.


I made this space into more of a school room.


I moved my desk in there, along with the workboxes, and added a folding table for more student work space. I love it!

It also doubles as a sewing room, and I think it will make a nice place for the boys to work on projects that we don't want to have to move during dinner time, or for when I finally decide to get caught up on my scrapbooking! Now that the clutter and junk has been decluttered and dejunked, I can start organizing! That will be my Tackle project for this week and hopefully I can share more about how I organize our homeschool stuff and what that looks like using the workbox system. :-)

To see more projects tackled this week, check out 5 Minutes for Mom - where housework is blogable!


  1. Looks great! Lots of hard work but worth it all in the end! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words. I am blessed to find another believer in Yeshua! Shalom be upon you.

  2. WOW! You really did accomplish alot last week!! Your finished product(s) look super! Looks/sounds like you made smart moves and choices and it should all function alot more efficiently for your school efforts now too. I love your big table and your workboxes!

  3. I cannot believe what a difference!! It looks wonderful. I am so impressed!!

    I am also on the crew, but found your site today through a pondering heart.

    Mrs. White

  4. Looks fabulous! Very ogranized. I LOVE that big long table :)

  5. Wow great tackle! Looks very nice! Doesn't it feel great to get something like that done! clap clap clap clap :)

    Mom All Day

  6. Hi. I've nominated you for the Sisterhood Award! Thanks for great posts--although, I don't want to tackle anything today:)

  7. Your decluttering results look very impressive. I am really looking forward to learning more about your workbox system, since I am thinking of setting up one myself eventually. And I also gave you an award (two actually) - http://learningwithmouse.blogspot.com/2009/07/blogging-matters.html

  8. I love the 4 rules of decluttering. I'd never heard them before, but I think I'll make a poster with them and put it on my refrigerator door....speaking of clutter....WTG!

  9. I like what I see. Great job!!

  10. Great work Michelle. I was first of all, comforted by the before, then encouraged by the after !!! Great Job! Blessings and Joy-Kathy

  11. It just seems like we got done w/school and it is just around the corner.