You see, I've been working in my garage with the door open since I first started on Halloween decorations last year.. Every time anyone would come up to talk to me (I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by lovely neighbors that enjoy chit chatting), I'd be a little embarrassed to let them see my garage.
We have exactly zero organization in there.
Ok, there's at least SOME...
When we moved into the house, the previous owners left us with this hunk'a
Mr. Goats and I removed the table in under 5 minutes (after seeing how flimsily it was put together, I felt that I'd put myself in danger every time I had stood on it!). I actually moved the TV stand that's next to it into that corner and stole the big kid's cubbies to hang on the wall, but I don't think that'll be staying. You can get a glimpse of that in the photo below.
Clearing that out actually led to a major (and much needed) purge of PAINT (which is what I'd mostly stored down there). You can see in this photo, the paint is filling the boxes and the area next to the door along the back wall.
The paint (and the old, broken steam cleaner) can now be considered residents of the Chandler Recycle Center.
The Pepsi stayed.
What can I say? I love Pepsi.
The metal shelving to the left was bought at Costco over a year ago, and it's been serving us well. Other than maybe moving it (I'll get to my idea in a moment), nothing else needs to be done with that.
As you can see, there is still a ton more work to do with everything else.
Shall we create a list?
Yes, I think we shall!
- Build/Buy another shelving unit and maybe put them side-to-side along the back wall.
- Build a lumber storage rack (nearly complete, will have a post on that soon!)
- Figure out bike organization
- Create a mud room system along the right wall (plans for that are being drawn up by the lovely Ana White)
- Paint door + trim (a little far fetched, but it's so dirty that I'm thinking a darker color would save my sanity)
- Maybe I'll get around to cleaning the floor.... (this one is REALLY far-fetched)
Of course I'll probably add more stuff to the list while I'm working out there, but I think that if I get the first four bullets done, I'll have no reason to be embarrassed by my garage anymore!
Being more organized was not a New Years Resolution for me, but this just happens to be perfect timing! Maybe I'll be finished in time to consider this part of my Spring Cleaning...
Was being organized a resolution for you? Or are you just conveniently organizing something major during the new year? Any garage updates? C'mon, spill!