by Julie Finch-Scally
Hubby and I are planning to tidy up the garage during this Christmas break. Over the years boxes have been moved and restacked, but never in the tidy way originally set up. In fact the whole area looks a mess.
The worst problem is not just the higgledy piggledy mess of boxes, but the leaves that have blown into the garage and accumulated on the ground around everything. This of course will require moving out all the boxes and containers to get to the leaves.
I feel sure during this removal we will come across many items that will need taking to the recycling centre, but because we cannot see what is behind the boxes we have no idea what is there.
When we first moved into this property we tried very hard to make the sides of the garage look tidy. There was a plan and everything had its place. Now neither Hubby nor I have a clue where anything is, or what is in what. On top of that many of the plastic tubs are empty and most of the boxes have collapsed.
Having a plan when cleaning out anything, whether it be for moving or just a general tidy up, makes the job so much easier. Just tossing things here and there makes for a more difficult time when you come to put everything back and search for things at a later date.
We were working out our plan the other week and decided to place boxes in categories, such as one pile for business, another for household storage, another for tools, memorabilia etc.: keeping relative items together helps when looking for things in the future. We will also be purchasing a couple more metal stands to hold the boxes so they are kept off the ground.
Because of the inundation of leaves that gather and make such a mess, we will also be putting up protection to stop the leaves coming into the garage in the first place. This we hope will make life a lot easier.
So with new shelving, protection to stop the leaves blowing in and items from old boxes in some of those empty plastic tubs our new system for storage in the garage should make it a lot neater. Well that’s the concept let us hope we achieve our goal and make more space for the car and bike to be housed.