Garage organization

Today was a day off. One of now many more than I’m used to. The clinic let me know that trend was continuing because they were consolidating appointments, and would now be closed on Tuesdays and Fridays for the rest of April. I told them I understood and am looking forward to normal resuming.

Anyway, I had wanted to finish the garage, AKA storage unit, since the housewarming at the beginning of March. It has been one big pile, and chaos to utilize any of it.

Today was my chance, and I put a big huge dent in it. Nathan helped me start it before leaving to get his prescriptions and diapers/training pants for Katherine.

By help me start, we both drug most everything out into the driveway to help sort and rearrange, then he left.

I sorted things left by the previous owner. There was a fair amount of usable lumber and trim, a very good thing, but there was a lot of junk left behind too. That will need to get hauled off one way or another.

I reorganized all of our tools, really they are mostly mine, so I knew exactly how I usually keep them. They are now super accessible and easy to navigate.

I hung a little shelf in front of the garage window to help start the replacement flower bulbs resulting from squirrel lunches.

I moved shelving units so that plastic shelves were no where near the fireplace back, and all the metal shelves are now on the fireplace wall.

I hung all our odd items from the wall of pegboard. Things like our foldable wagon, grocery cart, and yard tools. It definitely helped get them super organized and off the floor. It’s too bad the pegboard wall isn’t big enough for our 3 bikes to hang, that would have been super cool and space saving.

Anyways, when all was said and done there’s a half dozen totes of things that need sorted to stow (or donate). There’s a pile of empty totes to be stored in the attic, and the junk pile and recycling to be dispatched with. Otherwise the garage is finally set as normal functionality for all the yard supplies, garden tools, regular tools, and kitchen overflow.

I had a very productive day and treated myself to a salt bath after dinner. Now I’m off to bed. I have one appointment tomorrow morning and then the clinic is closed so I’ll head home again. I suspect I’ll either end up sorting the few totes that are left, or tackling some of the small odd jobs that we knew were going to need done sooner than later. Maybe I’ll leave myself time for some art tomorrow. It’s going to be a good weather day, so exercise would be in order as well (not that today’s 8 hours of hard labor doesn’t count).

May you have productive days when you would rather be working. May you enjoy plenty of downtime as well. May you find ways to quiet your mind and may we all see this nonsense come to an end. Love yourself and do things that you want to do and see done.

Siva Hir Su

(BTW, the picture isn’t mine, I ran out of steam and decided our stuff wasn’t pretty enough to warrant going back out for pictures. So I used a stock photo from pixels library. Sometimes I do that just to mix things up, mostly it is because either I’m too lazy to take pictures, or feel my subject matter is better shown in a stock image. It’s all good, I think readers can usually tell which are mine or not, and I know that WordPress has included photo info automatically in the past, so when they care it shows, but I wanted to specify in case anyone was concerned.)

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