04 October 2014

New Garage Doom

Oh god, it's the garage AGAIN ... as usually happens when we move house, a bunch of stuff just gets dumped in the garage by everyone who's helping us move, and ourselves, as the move gets into the awful ending hours. And there it sits. And sits. And SITS. The question "Where is the ...." invariably gets answered with those dread words "In a box in the garage somewhere".

When we moved in March, we only unpacked the things we really wanted out, which means a fair few boxes are still unpacked. Upstairs is glorious — minimalist, sunny, uncluttered, and a delight to live in, I gotta say. Easy to keep clean, cos it's not full of stuff.

But. The minimalist in me is desperate to clear out the garage too. And we need to. House inspection coming up, and I'm just generally sick of the mess. So it's back to hours of cleaning, tidying, sorting, and culling. And to Freecycle, and Salvos, and recycling.

Some progress has been made —

The before photo is on top, and the 'after some hours of work' photo is underneath. No, I wasn't sure, either.

A major challenge, as ever, is that a lot of this isn't mine — it's my son's glassmaking gear as he's not allowed to use the wonderful tiled workshop area in the garage for his glasswork because the owners are annoyingly paranoid and ignored our reasons why it was safe  refused permission.

So that's all a mess, and unused (he is setting up a studio in an old caravan thingy out the front, but it's taking a while). And a lot of it is son's and dotter's shtuff. Endless shtuff. Or hubby's shtuff. 

Getting there  s l o w l y. And who knows, maybe one day we can actually *gasp* park the car in the garage.


  1. I have never (in 30 years) parked a car in our garage. It's been many things and now is firmly and fixedly a wood shop. It's filled with pieces of wood and large heavy tools.

    Fortunately, the car doesn't mind.....

    1. I don't think we've ever had a car parked in a garage before either, LOL! Maybe it's some kind of mythical garage use ...

  2. I think it's safe to say that I'm glad that I'm not the only one with a messy garage. Hahaha! It's nice that you decided to clean yours, bit by bit. I don't think you can fit a car in there, seeing how cramped it is. A few storage shelves should help. Anyway, make sure to let us know how it's looking now, Denise. All the best to you! :)

    Greg Marshall @ Crawford Door


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