Monday, July 29, 2019

34 Weeks of Clean 2019! Week 29- The Garage

Maybe I should have just named this week the Man Cave Edition.  Seriously, what is it with men and their garages?

If I was in charge of our garage this is what it would like like, I am sure of it! ;)

garage workbench makeover, garages, home improvement, organizing, storage ideas
 Or this...
MotorDeck 12 in. x 12 in. Diamond Graphite Modular Tile Garage Flooring (24-Pack)-G90024GRPH - The Home Depot

I am not in charge of our garage so this is what it looks like-

Just keeping it real, folks!

In my husband's defense, this is our first FOREVER home and we have had so many projects to do.  And we moved here in August.  Yes, it may be a dry heat but 110 degree temps outside equal infernos in a garage so we have had limited work time in that space.  But, hey, I can shut the door and, ta-da! out of sight, out of mind!

The garage is not an area that I feel all that comfortable cleaning out by myself.  If it were up to me, I would simply dump it all in the trash with the exception of about five things.  Really, I would.  But my sweet hubby might have a heart attack.  Luckily for him, I am nice than that.  Most of the time.  Don't ask him about the things I trashed when he was deployed, please.  I was under a lot of stress, just saying.

So roll up your sleeves and let's get to work on those GARAGES!

  • Empty it all out! Yes,  because we had recently done all of the Christmas buns, those did stay in place.


  •  Sweep and then hose down the concrete.  We used to worry about dirt after LONG winter of snow or just plain weather.  Now we have to content with the dirt that blows in during monsoon weather.  Who knew!  I hate to even think about how much junk we track into our home.  Another reason we leave shoes at the door!


  • Now is a great time to wash out your trash can and recycling cans!  Those things can get smelly!

  • Throw out any trash that has accumulated over the last year and sort out anything that is broken and not being used.

  • Now is the time to start putting back the things you are keeping-

Put like things together and organize.  Think outside the box here!  Can you hang bikes from the rafters?  Can you hang tools on a wall?  We use an old trashcan to store rakes and shovels and such!

  • If you have storage containers, now is the time to clean them out.  Throw away things that have not been used in years.  Most of the stuff we hang on to "just in case" never gets used.  It is just taking up space, I promise!  You CAN be prepared without being a pack-rat!

 Quick fun peek at our work in progress.  Now that we are staying put for a while, hubby wants to create a work space.  First project on hand was to make a tool wall and add a work space.  He had a little help, but they got the job done.  Now, on to phase two- organizing all of the stuff in the cabinets.  I will have to keep you posted on that one when we can actually work in the garage without risk of heat stroke!

When you are done, pat yourself on the back!  Or treat your hubby to a night out on the town!  Whatever works! ;)  Don't worry, we are headed back inside soon.


Week 4- Fridge, Freezer and Floors
Week 5- Recipes 
Week 6- The Stove and Loose Ends 
Week 7- The Dining Room 
Week 8- The Living Room 
Week 9- Books 
Week 10- Bathrooms  
Week 11- The Foyer
Week 12- The Family Room and DVDs 
Week 13- Pictures and Scrapbooks
Week 14- Arts, Crafts and Hobbies 
Week 15- The Master Bedroom  
Week 16- The Master Closet 

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