I enjoy neat and organized as much as the next person. So as part of my dream, plan, accomplish motto ... I'm tackling things that are important to me. The garage is next on my list. Recently I did my pantry and fridge. Now I smile when I open either! It just adds another level of serenity to my wonderful little island life.
When we first put in storage for the garage, I designated one side the "man" side and one side the "woman" side. Several friends who have stayed at Chez Lockhart since Mr. Ralph died, have started to organize the man side. I'm saving that for last. Much more organizing to do over there ... first of all, simply understanding what some of those things are! There are parts for the irrigation system. Parts for the outdoor lighting. Car stuff. Bike stuff. Power tools. Gardening tools. It will take some thinking to get it together.
The woman side has had some space open up ... I had many appliances stored out there but now I have shelving in the guest closet for my kitchen things. So I will have more room to put things out of sight. I ordered some 30 gallon storage containers from Amazon. While I freed up some space, now I have seasonal decor to put in containers and store up high since they only get used once a year.
Here are the before photos. I'm not promising AFTER photos by a certain date ... but they will come!
For some reason, laundry facilities are either in a garage ... or outside over here! Every time I pull the car in, this is what I face. Messy, messy, messy. All things I use but surely I can do better than this.
The man side with my bike in front (because I rarely use these things!)
I'm thinking there may be my first trip to the landfill in my near future ....