It is that time of year again to get the house in shape. Winter has passed and now there’s no excuse for the heaping pile up of ‘junk’ in your car’s home.
I remember a time when we swept the floor of the garage, actually able to run a broom over the concrete flooring. Now we hop, skip, and nearly kill ourselves to move two inches! Boxes litter the floor, old magazines are shredded up underfoot, and smelly garbage bags sit in a heap in the corner awaiting their escape from the clutter.
Time to spring clean the garage
Why did it turn into such a disaster?
In the preparation for winter, we lazily stuffed old pool toys through the door and the garden tools we laid against walls instead of on their hooks. Eventually, the mess grew and grew until it overtook the garage. Our own little junkyard right off our home. Not exactly something someone is proud of.
Certainly something that we can change though. With a little organisation and the Mary Poppins’ spirit, we can tear into any mess with the courage of a lion! Of course, you’ll need some discipline too.
What’s in my garage or what should be the only thing in my garage?
Hammers, wrenches, nails, rakes, shovels
As for the junk that you had in your garage?
Toss it out. If it is not important enough to have in your home, and you haven’t found a use for it yet, then it’s more likely than not than you won’t find a use any time in the near future. You have enough clutter in your brain at the end of the day from work, bills, children. You don’t need it expanding into your environment too!
We converted our garage into a spare room so thankfully we don’t have this problem!
I have just read Marie Kondo’s book and am planning on going room to room decluttering and tidying, the garage definitely needs sorting out!