The sheds and garage had basically remained untouched since we were last there in 2015 due to Mr. Ethereal’s father’s health, so…
A good dusting, scrubbing, and a fixing of things and such was in order…
So today here are Mr. Ethereal’s 10 ideas-that-work for cleaning out your garage:
Cleaning and organizing always sound so simple but it is hard to do when we have memories attached to items, our things… It is really important to respect the feelings of family members and let them weed through their own boxes.
|My thought was to store the heavier items all on the bottom two shelves. The light-weight sports bottles and pastry tools went onto the upper shelving and cookware and stored pastas went into the middle with its new, heavier support.|
My mission while my husband was working on the shelving was to go buy a 4′ x 8′ particle board sheet and have someone in the big-box lumber department cut it into shelving sized-to-fit. We replaced four lower shelf pieces and added in two additional shelves for even more storage.
Utilize the cabinet space better to hold more items.
Make it more functional by grouping like items together.
|Another area I helped organize is this small pantry in the laundry area of the garage. My inlaws’ home is an early 1960’s home built on a double lot that the builder himself owned. They are the second owners.|
7. Utilize each family member’s best skills Some people are overwhelmed and some people are just better organizers. It helps when it’s not your own things, too. Just having a friend to help you begin the process is sometimes all that is needed to get a project going and completed.
Cleaning, clearing out items and organizing is to me the hardest thing one has to do in terms of housework! Getting some help is a huge motivator.
|Love this awesome truck that Charles’ father gave him! I think it was Pete’s before Charles owned it. We will bring it back to our home maybe next time…|
Have a little fun to celebrate!
|Love this hood ornament!!! Charles told me that it came off of
a particular car (a 1970’s era El Camino?) but I forget…
Please pin me ↘
|Classic vintage… 🚙The hardhat is from when Charles’ grandfather retired from Cal-Trans and road building construction in the early 1970’s.|
A job well done
If you enjoyed this cleaning and organizational post, this post where I helped a friend work on her trailer home here might interest you.