Tuesday, March 15, 2011

don't judge me

We are taking advantage of the slow pace of renovations. I'm not complaining, I'm just finding the silver lining.

The main reason we have taken the time to prep the garage is because we are going to start moving things in there. If you promise not to judge me, I'm going to show a photo of our current garage situation.

This is the garage of the current house that we are renting. It ain't pretty.

I have several excuses reasons why it is in such dissaray, but I'm not going to bore you with them. It is what it is.

It is what it is, but now we have the time to remedy the situation.

Here is our pristine garage with freshly painted floors.

So here's the plan: Slowly and methodicaly, box by box, we are going to move the contents of the messy garage to the garage in the blue house. In the process, we will be going through each and every item and deciding if it's worth keeping.

We already went through this process, when we packed up and sold our house in the Bay Area. And let me tell you, we got rid of a lot of stuff.

I'm sure there are still a few things to get rid of. But don't worry, we're not getting rid of everything. But the things that we're keeping can definitely be more organized in a better fashion. Who am I kidding? Anything will be better than this!

So I have a little incentive plan. I won't mention any names, but I know someone who gives herself gold stars for accomplishing tasks. And just like her, I like a little incentive.

I'll be back tomorrow to explain.

Now, be honest: How clean is your garage?


  1. Not as clean as it should be in about another month or so! Here's hoping I follow-through when it comes time to put everything back in it's place! I aspire to be methodical...

  2. I'm with you--sister. We're still renovating in Atlanta--after a year we're about a third of the way--really, we'll never finish there's always something. I'm adding you to my blog roll:) to keep up with your progress.

  3. My garage is a 1950s single car garage - not that big to begin with. On a good day we only have recycling and bikes in there along with the workbench...on a bad day the wood projects/renovation tasks are spread out in the garage and it becomes an obstacle course.

  4. Wow your garage looks great! Sounds like you have a good plan and are really getting organized!!

  5. I've honestly never understood what the big deal is about having a really clean garage. As long as I can find what I'm looking for, can navigate and work safely, and there isn't a bunch of junk that I don't want or need, I'm happy. I think it becomes a big problem when stuff that should be tossed or donated just goes into the garage by default. Our biggest garage problem is that my husband and I never fully consolidated our tools when we got married 5 years ago. That's a project we need to tackle one of these days!

  6. My garage looked about like your rental in the beginning of January. I went through a short organizing period before I started the blog and that was one of the one's that FINALLY became organized. Now to keep it there. Good luck with your organizing!

  7. Karen, this is unrelated, but I saw your comment on Hudson's Bay Blankets. If you need info on them or your US equivalent, let me know and I could email you some stuff.

  8. your husband makes canoes too?!

  9. My garage was clean for about a week :(
    As long as I can still fit my car in it, there's really no motivation to clean it.

  10. @ Shannon~
    Yeah, but you have a good excuse! It seemed pretty clean to me, as a temporary kitchen + hang out.

  11. @ Patti~
    Thanks for the support! Renovations never stop... until you decide to sell the place. (rolling my eyes)

  12. @ Giulia~
    Boy, your garage sounds tidy! That's what I want: a big open work space for projects.

    And yes! I would love information on the Hudson Bay blankets. I'm in love with the grey striped one.

  13. @ Alicia~
    Thanks, but... it looks great because we haven't moved in yet!

  14. @ Kim~
    I just want a garage that I can walk around in and work on projects. Right now, it's like an obstacle course in x-treme sports.

  15. @ elizabeth~
    I hope to get it like yours. Fingers crossed.

  16. @ Teresa~
    It's a kayak...and don't get me started on that subject. (I'll explain later.)

  17. @ Carrie~
    I have never, ever parked a car in my garage. Even growing up, as a kid.

  18. @ Kim~
    Thanks. You make me feel better. :)


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