Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

It's my very first Tackle It Tuesday. How very exciting is this? I hope I'm doing it right- someone please tell me if I'm not. If I am correct the way Tackle It Tuesday works is that you pick a project of some sort that you need to get done. You take some pictures and then post the project that you tackled. Then you go over to 5 Minutes For Mom and sign Mr. Linky and visit the other participants.

And so for my first Tackle It Tuesday (which I actually did on Monday so that I could post this on Tuesday) I decided to make it possible to use my treadmill again. We have a little room off our laundry room and it has a treadmill and a TV so that I can work out. I used to use it everyday- but that hasn't happened in a long time. Recently the treadmill has turned into sort of a dumping ground where I've been sticking stuff that I don't feel like taking care of. I'm usually a very organized person, so it bothers me how this has been piling up. And since I really need to start walking on my treadmill again I decided it was important to tackle this project.

So, here is my before picture:
Now I know it's hard to tell, but there really is a treadmill underneath all of that stuff.

And now my after picture:
So, now I can actually get to my treadmill and I still have quite a bit of stuff stored in that room. I think that big blue dog and I have many happy treadmilling days ahead of us.

31 comments:

*~JESSIE~* said...

Wow that turned out awesome. Great tackle!

Military Mom said...

Good for you Melanie! Wanna come over to my house? I got a laundry room with your name on it!

Michelle Pendergrass said...

You are so going to be addicted!

Great tackle!!!!

Dot said...

Great job! And on the days you can't walk on the treadmill maybe that big blue dog will do it for you. He is soooo cool!

Ashley said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great job

Denise said...

Great job sweetie.

Audrey said...

Wow...I'm impressed. What a great Tuesday.

Audrey :)

Gray Matters said...

I'm guessing clearing out the room was a work out in itself - so maybe you can start walking tomorrow. Great Job!

Lynne said...

Oh my gosh! What do you do with a big blue dog? That's funny!

You did quite a job on that room, that looked like a lot of stuff. :-D

Daisy said...

Great job! I love the dog!!!

Julie said...

It looks great! It's good to have something new to motivate you to get something like that done, isn't it. :)

Amy said...

Wow, looks great. Blue is going to have a great time now with room to spare! (ha ha) Happy walking!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Wow, that's a huge difference! Way to go and congrats on your first tackle! :)

Anonymous said...

Great job!! Congrats on your first tackle!

Terri said...

Great job on the tackle! Looks Great!

Courtney said...

Great job on your first Tackle it Tuesday! Wow, that is one HUGE blue dog! LOL

Thanks for your compliments on my bunk bed tackle :)

Heather said...

Great job! That was a lot of stuff to tackle! I have places in my house that look just like your "before" pic. lol I just posted what I'm going to do, but haven't started yet. Thought I'd visit a few early birds for some inspiration. ;o)

Congrats on your first Tackle it Tuesday!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Great tackle!

Linda

Niki said...

I'm new to Tackle it Tuesday too. You did a great job. It must have taken hours!

vanessa said...

great job! I am also a new at Tackle Tuesday. Looks good!

Donetta said...

Wow what a great way to take care of yourself! you put your health first! Love the big blue dog:)

Carol said...

Great job!!!

I took your advice and got to work cleaning up all the "stuff" on the left side of my itty-bitty little kitchen. It looks SO much better already!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Wow, that was a big first tackle! Great job!

Isn't it interesting how our exercise equipment gets to become storage for other stuff? :)

forgetfulone said...

Wow! That's awesome!

Diana Evans said...

wow Melanie...that is amazing...
you did a fantastic job and today was my first and I am probably not doing it right...

thanks for the inspiration...I have to tackle our laundry room ...so maybe I will do it next week....

Have a wonderful day...

Cheers,
Diana

corrin said...

I love the gigantic blue dog just hanging out. Haha.

Valerie said...

We have that rebounder! Good job, and you did everything right on your first Tackle It Tuesday. Congrats! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

mamas*little*treasures said...

Looks great! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog . . . I've got those tax papers almost finished :o) It is such a relief to get some of these projects taken care of. Happy treadmill-walking! I'm going on over to visit your other blog, too, so see you there . . . . nina

Liza said...

You did a good job. I'd like to invite you over, lol.

I have a tag for you http://mlizcochico.blogspot.com/2008/02/birthdate-tag.html. God Bless.

the160acrewoods said...

love the pictures! i missed that in my post! Great job at organizing it!

Morning Rose said...

Great tackle! It reminds me of the saying that exercise equipment can become an expensive towel hanger if we don't use it (like at my parents' house when we visit). Happy walking!