Love in the Garage…

This is LOVE at its Very Best! I must remind you that I am a professional organizer and my dear sweet husband is a Collector of EVERYTHING, so you can’t even imagine how HAPPY I was when he agreed to work in the garage with me. Well, since almost everything in it was His anyway. But I have digressed… So, we worked for a few hours and I agreed to have his FAVORITE meal for lunch.

As we were eating, he said the most endearing thing, “Honey, I really had a lot of FUN hanging out with you today!” He must REALLY LOVE ME, even after 39 years!!!

A Labor of Love!

Organizing the Garage

On Memorial Day, I decided to organize my garage… against my husband’s better judgment.  :-/  .  Although I was unable to really get rid of a LOT of stuff, my husband did agree to throw some of his things away, especially since for the most part, he had forgotten he had some of it???  In spite of my boundaries, I was able to establish some semblance of Order!

Please let me know what you think….

Space for the Car!

When I am cleaning and organizing a garage, my main objective is to sort, purge and to help the homeowner to know what they have and where to find it when they need it.  BUT…



AFTER – Part 1

Unfortunately, your “neat” may be the other persons’ “nightmare”….

AFTER – Part 2

So, the idea behind this exercise was to simply make room for the car!  🙂

Organizing Tip for Today!

We are going to stay in the garage for a minute, because we want to make space for that “little” car.   🙂   I would really suggest that we tackle our garage a little bit at a time. As you see in the picture below, I took a shelf and tried to make some space to start my sort.

But there is an old adage that says that the more flat space you have, the more stuff you will find to put on it.  Well I apparently left the flat space vacant TOO long. 🙂   Although the picture is taken from a different angle, it was taken only two days after the first pic…..  whazzup with that!

I probably should have told you that the person that owns half of this garage, REALLY doesn’t like neat. So, you may have to find a common ground between “neat and nightmare.” As we start to sort through the “stuff” and organize as we go, we will find more space…. “that person” may start to discover what’s is in the garage and better yet, might even consider throwing some of it away. (i.e. the oil filter for the 1999 Honda, which was TWO vehicles ago!

Organizing Tip for Today!

Many of us moved into our once “new” homes, because we needed MORE space. Interestingly enough, when we moved our “stuff” in… the space seemed to shrink. But, finally, we have a garage for our CAR??… NOT!   Unfortunately, the garage has become the storage bin that we thought we left behind. A garage does not have to be neat & clean, but it should be organized, an oxymoron? If we can sort and if we are willing to throw SOME things away … we may even find room for our car (a small car).  🙂

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Did you clean out the garage?

I must start by letting you all know how grateful I am for my now OVER 300 followers.  Half of my followers are my wonderful fellow blogger friends out there and the other half are my Order Your Steps Facebook Fans (please click link to LIKE”).  I never imagined how great the response would be to my blog.  To date, I have over 3000 hits, which may be small for some, but HUGE for me.  

I pray that you continue to visit me and find something that will be helpful, encouraging and inspires you.  This really isn’t just about putting order to your stuff, but giving you some order to your chaos in your life.

Now that I have gotten all serious on you, you REALLY need a laugh!

Your car is all clean and organized now, 

so did you clean out the garage???

Unfortunately, I can’t really endorse the garage storage cabinets (which look really nice)….

He really should have cleaned out the garage!!!!!!!

I also have a few garage before and after pictures

on my Order Your Steps website (Check it Out!)