Garage Clean-Up

My Garage is a mess. Over the roughly 2 years we’ve been in this house, I’ve never really taken the time to organize things. When items don’t have a dedicated storage location, they find a home anywhere.  For example, I have random totes, old strollers and other miscellaneous junk that sits in the way of getting into our cars.

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The workbench has become a “catch all” for anything that I buy related to the garage.

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The back wall of the garage is another dumping ground for lawn gear, a poorly located tool box and a metal file cabinet that was left behind from the previous owner.

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In an effort to at least get things rolling, I just started clearing the trash and moving things around.  After filtering out the trash, things started to look a lot better.  I have a few clamps for woodworking projects, so I decided to install a few pieces of wood between the studs of the garage and keep all my clamps together there.

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The bike rack was in the way in it’s previous location, so I made a “bike rack mount” on the back wall, close to the bikes, so that it’s out of the way.

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The bench top and peg board just needed some attention.  It didn’t take too long to get that organized again.

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I moved the tool box to the side of the workbench (which just made more sense) and I also re-arranged some of the hooks to maximize the space there.

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It’s a work in progress, but it’s coming along.

The main push to clean up the garage was because I haven’t built anything in a long time.  I actually have a project that I’ve been working on for a very long time, but have had road blocks on getting it done because I don’t have a proper shop to build in.  Hopefully now I can make more progress on that project and others as well!

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