Garage Organized using Junk.
Is your garage full of junk? Keeping your garage neat and organized is hard! Especially if you a)have children and their equipment b)restore and refurbish furniture c)collect a lot of junk. I am all of the aforementioned. Last year my friend Emma (organizer extraordinaire) came to my rescue and helped me get that unruly space under control. We spent very little money, and used mostly items I had on hand (from all my junk). More or less it has (sort of) stayed this way. But at least a system was created and I had something to build on. Here is Garage 2013. However, like every good organization system, sometimes it will need reworking. Fast forward one year. My garage was in danger of becoming a black hole of junk again. Emma to my rescue! I have a work table I made out of a Free to Me Dining Table that has been wonderful as a work surface (You can read all about that HERE). The work table is at one end of my garage and all my CeCe Caldwell’s paints and finishes I use every day are on the other side. Emma had the fabulous idea to build shelving under the table. I put shelving in with wood I had on hand, and even L brackets left over from a dismantled project. (If you are a CeCe Caldwell person, DO NOT look at my cans. They are messy, and well, maybe the lids are not on as tight as they should be….) Ideally they will get alphabetized. (Ideally) On the other side of the table, I have all my supplies. Plus, a place to hang brushes, etc. In the front of the garage, we moved all my tools and mess making items. Table Saw, Chop Saw, Jig Saw, etc. The Table saw is on my Rolling Work Table made from a Shipping Pallet. You can check that out HERE. My free to me dresser now holds my extra scrap wood, many found cabinet doors and a few mess containing tools. To save on floor space, I hung my inventory of chairs from the ceiling! This story has a happy ending. The van can fit inside again. I have room to work again. And maybe this time I will stick to the program for good. At least until next week.
If you find yourself with a garage full of junk and you can’t seem to get yourself organized. Take a fresh look at all the stuff! Put that junk to work! You can have the Garage Organized by Junk and become the envy of all your junk loving friends. Not to mention your neighbors….