Our garage definitely needs help... we still have boxes and some furniture out there from our move.
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2/4/09 at 5:00pm
Ok, so here are my specific goals:
In the basement
1) Organize these (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/) shelves and get better containers to do it.
2) Organize these shelves (http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/) - remove all items that are not related to camping/kayaking/stunt kites. I want these shelves to be used only for out door hobby stuff.
3) Organize all the small tools and home improvement supplies into some plastic drawers that I already have (I cleaned out the stuff in the drawers last month).
4) Move stored furniture out of the way to rearrange large storage bins along west wall of the basement together.
Deal with the office closet http://www.flickr.com/photos/archymo...7608688239541/). I've been dumping boxes from the basement in there. I really need to go through the boxes, figure out what I want to keep and then sell or donate the rest. I am not sure whether I will get to this closet in February...it's might be my project for next month.
Before you get too excited, I should tell you that it's our only semi-large closet (we have 3 closets in our house and two are ity-bity). There are many problems with this closet: 1) no lights, 2) too narrow (only 3 feet wide - the picture makes it look huge), and 3) the ceiling slopes, so you can't hang a rod for clothes. It's pretty useless, but I've gotta make due with what I've got.
I'm in for the garage. It's freezing but I'll just bundle up and do it! DH does his woodworking in there, so there is sawdust everywhere...it's on every surface. How do I even start to clean that?
I sweep weekly so we don't track stuff into the house, but it hasn't been touched since late October otherwise.
I'll get started tomorrow!
Ahh, the shop vac...love it when it's working, curse it when it explodes all over the place! It seriously shoots stuff out all over the place. Time for a new one, maybe I'll head out to Home Depot this morning.
How is everyone doing? The sunny and warm(er) weather this weekend has got me very motivated to work on stuff around the house. I reorganized the camping gear shelves and re-boxed some items on the east wall shelving. Unfortunately, the boxes I purchased are too few and too small for everything, but at least it is a start. I might have to go with some cardboard boxes (which I was trying to phase out) only because I don't think they make plastic containers in the right dimension for what I need.
I sent DH out to get a paint roller...I'm going to get side-tracked with some painting upstairs while the weather is nice and I can open windows...
Keep with it everyone!