Monday, October 1, 2007

Garage Zen




I guess you get to a place in your life and a weekend spent cleaning a garage is considered fun. I actually found myself doing the girlie jumping/clapping thing (you know what I'm talking about).
Over the 4th of July weekend, Joji and I spent 4 days cleaning/purging/organizing our garage. It was a lot of work, but it felt great after we were done. Things were cruising along just fine until our friend Matt came over and did one of those, "you know what you should do" things. He put the bug in Joji's ear that he could build a complete shop in our garage without taking up any more floor space than what was currently being used. I didn't really pay attention until I heard, "and Laurie could park in the garage too". Okay, I'm in and I'm going to do everything I can to make this happen.
This Saturday, the boys hit the home depot and returned with the stuff they needed and in a couple of hours cranked out some pretty sa-weet shelves. The best part is that there is now a home for everything. I was in charge of organizing the peg board. It looks great. I went into the garage this morning and the sunlight streaming into my clean garage made me all tingly.
My side of the garage is a Goodwill trip away from being useful. With the rain we get around here, it will be so nice to just get into my car and go. Joji is already planning lots of little projects. He mentioned building me new kitchen cabinets, but I think we will start with something a little smaller. Of course, the beast called I-Need-A-Nail-Gun has been awakened and with Joji's birthday around the corner, he just might get one.

5 comments:

Kellie said...

Please send some of that garage-cleaning-mojo to my husband. He needs it right now!

Marie said...

Awesome!!!! There is so much purging to do in Dan's workshop I cannot tell you. But other jobs must come first. You guys did a great job!!!

Felicia said...

LOL Well fantastic! Looks like they've done a great job building those shelves.

Kate said...

That looks great. I wish we had room for something like that. All our tools have to live under the house with the spiders!

Jenny said...

The shelving looks great. Well done.