List of Garage Projects

With Winter 2013/2014 approaching, I desperately want to be able to do one simple thing: park my car in the garage.

My Car's 1st Winter

This is my first Winter with my "new" car (2004 Honda CR-V…yeah, that's right, I'm making payments on a car that's almost 10 years old…don't judge me!), and I would love to never scrape a frosty window. Seems like a reasonable goal, right? Especially with a 2-car garage!

We've been living in our house for over 3 years now, and our garage has been a revolving door of stuff. I am absolutely tired of it. I hit my goal over the summer of clearing junk out by having a garage sale and donating everything that didn't sell. So WHY, OH WHY, is my garge still un-parkable?

I Just Can't Do It!

I've spent a couple days working on it and this past weekend I hit a wall. After a mini-anxiety attack, I just couldn't take anymore. It is just too much for me to do. I can't do it. At least not all in one. So I need to break this monster down into smaller, achievable "projects" (projects that to other super-moms out there are just little no-sweat tasks). But hey, I work full-time (45-60 hours/week) and I have 2 precious babies at home (3 months and 2 years) and a hubbie who likes to hang out with me. (On a sidenote, why am I using so many parenthesis in this post???).

Let's Take a Look

Now, this was my FIRST set of Before pictures. I've actually done a lot more work on it since these were taken. But some of the "problems" aka "projects" are still there.

Garage Clutter

Angie's Messy Garage

So let's see what's on the Garage Cleanout – Fall 2013 To-Do List

If I can get through those 6 projects this week, then I'll atleast have some more room to work in. The rest of the garage still has a lot of other projects to complete, like:

  • Clean out and plug-in freezer
  • Move giant TV onto dresser
  • Lay down rugs
  • Move workout equipment onto said rugs
  • Set up "kid area" in "workout area"
  • Consolidate & label Christmas boxes
  • Buy/Build/Install storage shelves
  • Organize tools

And really, a lot of this could be solved with my Spring Goal: Buy a Storage Shed! Then we could put some of our bigger stuff in there: lawn mower, weed wackers (2), snow blower, shovels, rakes, cans of gasoline, bags of fertilizer and weed/feed, and on and on. Until then, I need to shove all that stuff into a nice little corner. 

 

 

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