How’s Dad’s Garage Holding Up?

 

Unbelievable as this may seem, I just recently gave up my parking space in the garage!I did this so I could create a staging area for an upcoming yard sale.  You see, I am getting rid of the things that I no longer love, use or need.  I am hoping my husband chooses to do the same!And am I ever sad.  I love parking in the garage.  When I park in the garage, the steering wheel doesn’t burn my hands, and, it’s not stifling hot when I get inside either.There is no way I am going to find out what it’s like to get into a car that is parked outside in the winter.

NO WAY!

 

The Poor “little” Garage

The garage is the largest room in our home and it’s meant to be used to store the most expensive item we own.

Our vehicle!

I am not saying parking the car is the only use for a garage.  However, I am saying I have been in garage after garage (mine included) that is full of stuff that is never used.  We either store it there for just in case, to deal with later, or because there is nowhere left in our home to store things.

So what do we do?

As with anything we are going to organize, we must have  a vision for what the space is going to be used for.  This will include a list of things that are going to live in the space, and where they are going to live.

Some things I envision living in the garage are

  • the vehicle(s)
  • outdoor furniture
  • gardening tools
  • regular tools
  • things to donate, sell or give away

Things that should never live in the garage include

  • paper
  • photos
  • electronic equipment

Never store anything in the garage in a paper box.  It must be stored in a plastic bin to keep out bugs and weather. Clear and labeled containers are always winners in my book.

Once you have decided what is going to live in the garage, get rid of all things that no longer belong there.  Depending upon what you have collected, how long you have been collecting, and how easy it is for you to make a decision will determine how long it will take you to purge the garage.

You of course can do this all yourself or enlist the help of family members.  And we all know how the family member thing goes (LOL).

Anyway, if you find this doesn’t work out to your satisfaction, let me know.  I would love to help, and you would love to have me help.  It certainly makes it much easier.

Father’s Day is coming up. What better gift could you give your dad?

Give me a call at 509-710-9853.

 

 

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