As I type this post I know that all of my hard work was in vain. It’s lasted a total of two days. Jesse hasn’t worked in the garage in months, but now that it’s clean he can’t wait to mess it up again. Men. Oh well. I can only live in this chaos for so long: There was no place to park a car, saw dust everywhere, things that we’ve been meaning to list on Craigslist for months, not to mention you cannot find a single tool anywhere (except for the ones we rarely use that have been hanging up since the last time I cleaned the garage).I reached my limit, and in the spirit of working with what I’ve got it was time to do something about this mess. I started by clearing out every item in the middle of the floor and designating spots for the big things. This helped me to figure out where to put certain tools and equipment. Like a designated spot for the lawnmower and all of it’s accessories. And hanging all of the tools back up. I even got a little plastic drawer organizer for things like gloves, sandpaper, screws and of course those miscellaneous items. The thing that has been the most helpful in getting things organized, and out of the middle of the floor, is this Monkey Bars Yard Tool Rack that the folks at Garage Solutions of Richmond sent to me! This thing is great! It looks kind of like a pull up bar when you first put it in (not that I recommend using it that way) and then you attach the various sized hooks by simply sliding them on and snapping them into place. The brackets that hold the bar screw directly into the studs in your garage so that everything is very secure. Again you could probably do pull ups on it, but don’t! It is also very important to make this face while crewing things into the wall:
Having this rack hanging in the garage definitely helped things be a little more organized, and now I can yell at Jesse when he just lays stuff in the middle of the floor. Eventually I’m hoping to get some shelves up in the garage so I can keep all of our Christmas decorations, seasonal decorations and wreaths, and camping/hunting stuff up off the floor. I’d love for my garage to look like one of the Garage Solutions of Richmond garages! The organization of it all makes me drool! I love a good organized space!
How does you garage look? Utter disaster? Or are you better at keeping it clean than I am?