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“Dusting” The Garage June 16, 2013

Filed under: Daily Blog — Robin @ findgoodineveryday @ 6:08 pm

When we moved in three weeks ago, a lot of boxes and “stuff” just landed in the garage.  Between the basement and the garage, we put all the boxes we didn’t need to deal with right away and all the crap thoughtful leftovers from the previous owners.  But it was getting old having a two-car garage that didn’t fit two cars and not knowing where anything really was.  So yesterday we jumped in head first and had a goal of fitting two cars in our newly organized garage.

We started by pulling everything out.  Some of it was going to the dump, some of it was going to the basement and even more of it was going to stay.  So how would it all fit?

This was after the dump run!

This was after the dump run!

The garage was full of dust and cobwebs.  We first thought that the dust was on the built-in shelving and the floor.  But after a few runs of the broom, we realized the dust was covering the walls as well.  “Dusting” them down brought out a whole new shade of the wood, but gave us a whole new shade of skin!  (You know the kind when you take off your socks and have a clearly defined dirt line?)

The three bays on the left have been "cleaned."  The two on the right are still to go.

The four bays on the left have been “cleaned.” The two on the right are still to go.

Hard at work!

Hard at work!

After a day’s worth of work, we finally started putting everything back together.

Bikes are still our organization nemesis, but this will do for now.

Bikes are still our organization nemesis, but this will do for now.

The scooter finally has a nice place to stay out of the elements.

The scooter finally has a nice place to stay out of the elements.

Most everything has a place.

Most everything has a place.

We still have plans for the garage.  Eventually we’d love to spray it all with white paint, but that is a ways down the road.  We’ll also paint the doors and clean up the screen door, but again, those are future projects.  In the near future, we’ll be building out that space between the doors to create a “mudroom” area.  (supplies bought at IKEA today!)  And there are still items in here that will be sold at our summer yard sale.  But for the most part, we’re super happy to have this clean and organized spot.  Since it’s the first thing we see when we come home, it feels great to know it’s in much better shape than we found it.   Next on the list?  A backsplash for the kitchen!

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2 Responses to ““Dusting” The Garage”

  1. Love it! So much potential. I’ve been wondering when you would tackle this project and it looks like you’re well on your way to make sure that both cars have a warm, and if not warm at least a frost-free place to stay for the winter. Love you, meema


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