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