Phew! That feels SO good!

18 12 2008

We moved into our home in May. The garage has been full of boxes. I’ve been really working hard the past few months to go through things and donate things and decorate and unpack things.

Our garage has some wire shelves on the walls and I was telling hubby that I felt like things could be so much more efficient. We had several three-drawer plastic drawer thingies sitting in the computer room closet that I hadn’t put stuff in yet.

I got motivated tonight and pulled out those shelves and put them under Jake’s work bench. I moved boxes and pulled the gorilla shelves from the middle of the garage to the side. I put the light bulbs, extension cords, paint supplies and tie down thingies into their own drawers.

I had some of Eliana’s baby clothes still in the black garbage bags. I was wanting to sort them, but decided to go ahead and put them into the bins and label them by sizes, and put them into a stack so Jake could put them into the attic. I’ll pull them down after Christmas to sort out what I really want to keep and then will give away the rest. I also labeled the bag with the crib bedding and put misc. baby items into another bag and labeled it and added it to the attic pile.

Then I took the craft boxes and fabric boxes and put them in a neat stack on one of the side walls. I organized the book boxes and the misc. boxes. I also took stuff that I knew we would want to keep and put them on the garage shelves. I also made a garbage pile and a donate pile.

When Jake got home tonight, I was just finishing up. He went ahead and put the boxes into the attic. I was going to sweep the garage, but I’m too tired.

Now we can actually put the car in the garage!! I wish I would have done this last week, so that I wouldn’t have had to scrap the ice off the car after our mild ice storm. Our garage door is finicky, so Jake will take a look at it and hopefully get it working so that I can use it. It’s in manual mode, which I can do, but I have a hard time locking the door.

I just feel so productive and happy to have some things sorted out! We have guests coming to stay with us for Christmas, so I’ll continue the sorting process after Christmas.

Jake is really happy that I got things more organized and neat and tidy in there! It’s a much more efficient work space for him now, and I’ll be able to find the craft stuff that I need. Plus it looks nice!

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