You'd think because we have a 3 car garage that we would have plenty of space. This is in addition to a full basement. But, it hasn't ever been tidy, at least not the way I would like it. If it were up to me we would have all 3 sides of the garage lined with 8 ft white cabinets -- WITH DOORS. And nothing on the floor! In my dream home I would have my own garage and it would be neat and tidy.
Ahh, but I live with a man who has tools -- and lots of them. He also has stuff for his work. And then there's the lawn mower, and gardening things.
Since we have been so busy in the past 12 months doing projects, everything just got dumped in the garage, with no organization whatsoever. So it ended up looking like this:
That was the 3rd bay. The double part of the garage wasn't so bad because I parked my car in it & kept the right side nearest to the door swept and somewhat tidy.
We definitely wanted to make the garage look presentable, so we started with painting the floor with a special concrete floor paint.
The floor looked pretty good when it was finished.
Then the walls were painted a really pretty shade of gray.
We still hadn't organized the 3rd section of the garage until this weekend. And it was soooo hot out there. But Mr. Fanatic braved the heat and cleaned it up. We did a curb alert on the gray cabinet & the one in the other corner too.
This is what my third of the garage looks like. Not perfect, but oh, so much better.
These are the cabinets near the door to the house. I keep light bulbs, batteries, extension cords, shoe stuff, etc. in the plastic bins. I also keep a shelf full of extra rags.
And here are the shelves in Mr. F's workshop area. The shelves are filled with painting stuff on the left, tools in the middle & work stuff on the right.
And the workbench side ... I think this is as good as it is going to get, but if it were up to me .... oh, I'm sure you can guess!
I'm not sure how we are going to fit all of his stuff in a 2 car garage... I'm guessing we are going to have to build a shed for all of the tools, work stuff , lawn mower and gardening stuff. Hmmm something to design... :)
I would like to know how all of you handle all of your stuff that goes in the garage. Are you like my next door neighbor whose garage is so clean you could throw a party in it on any given day? Or do you have lots of stuff? I would love to know!
Hope you all had a great weekend! I hope it wasn't near as HOT as it was here!!