Storing EVERYTHING in a 20 x 20 garage
When we moved in nearly 2 years ago, DH announced that within two weeks he'd be parking in the garage. I rolled on the floor in laughter! Two years later, he keeps insisting it will happen. The problem is, we live on a steep hill. Until we can afford terracing (which yes we have checked on and are blown away by the price of dirt and rocks!), we can't build a shed. So far now our garage must house all tools, lawn equipment, kids and adult bikes, sports equipment and now, with our latest business venture, a pallette of 25,000 Real Estate Guides every month. This is also where any projects land, such as the desk I am redoing for my son and an antique curio cabinet that needs refinished. All automotive and anything related to camping is also housed here. When I think about how much is in here, it makes me almost expect it to spntaneously combust during the wee hours of the night. How do the rest of you conquer these messes?!
We are planning a "Mission Organization" this weekend, laying all like things out in a pile on our driveway and then putting back only that which we really need, hopefully in sensible ways. I wish someone would invent those vacumm bags that store things like sweaters for a garage. Imagine being able to suck all the air out of your lawn mower where it sits neatly on a little gorilla shelf, or the kids's bikes that could now sit petitely next to a hammer on a peg board shelf . . .