Hello Dear Readers.
I did not want to say anything, so I would not “jinx” things, but I will, so here goes:
We have a contract on our house . . . of course nothing is set in stone until the due diligence
is complete. I must say that it is truly soooo bittersweet. My hubby always says,
once we get the house to where we want it (well that is sorta not true)
we sell and build another one!
He is going to miss his garage . . . my highest viewed post! . . . go figure.
So today, we shall re-visit the area that he will truly miss but has plans on the new one!
My Garage by a Master Organizer.
Master organizer, yes, that’s him . . . my hubby.
Someone who is precise in every way.
He even folds his clothes before putting them in the hamper.
He states that folding them keeps the hamper neat and you can put more clothes in it that way.
Me organize? . . . no need to as I have a resident organizer.
I cannot say you can eat off his garage floors, but close.
You will see his work, behind these garage doors made of wood.
Aren’t they pretty against that Carolina Blue sky?
Meet my resident master organizer. He said that when he retires from the
business world (which is not anytime soon) he would love to organize garages. Really!!!
A place for everything and everything in its place,
including his eyeglasses on a hook.
I did not know he had done this until I went looking for something
and had to laugh!…seriously!
He used cabinets by Sears and some garage systems by Gladiator.
People wonder if he places things spaced equally between each other.
I can tell you that his tape measure is always close at hand.
He also has lots of drawers that are a part of the Sears garage organizing system.
Of course most of them are labeled . . . He loves his label maker!
And what do you know . . . . there ARE brushes in the drawer all neatly placed.
Talk about neatly placed, everything is neatly placed in its designated place.
I have learned to give him back things that I use from these cabinets,
as I do not want to place them an inch or so out of place. 🙂
A great excuse to not to have to put it away!!!
Our garage is a two-car garage, but the space is actually a 3-car space.
He has a space set up in the corner of the garage for his exercise equipment.
He exercises every morning at 5 a.m. ….
Yes, 5 a.m. He is a very structured kind of guy.
Can you tell???
Baskets and hooks to hold small exercise items . . .
a white board to plan out his exercise routine
and a cork board to display exercise aids
and sometimes quotes of encouragement can be seen there.
Across from the exercise corner is his treadmill that will do anything but wipe his forehead!
And of course there is a TV that is most likely locked on ESPN.
Hanging on the wall in front of the treadmill
and above a mud-room bench are more pieces of exercise equipment.
The only exercise equipment that I use is the weighed hoola-hoop.
My little bench for a mud room I do not have
surrounded by stepping blocks and more weights!
You may have noticed there is a large metal shelf next to the treadmill.
It houses many bins and sets of drawers and it is here that there is something that was MY idea! 🙂
I bought several sliding trash bin holders from Ikea as they are pretty deep in size.
Perfect for holding things such as bottled water and other drinks.
I have one under my kitchen sink to hold household cleaners.
Actually the treadmill sits beside a group of shelving in an L-pattern . . .
and this is the other side of the “L” . A wall of pegboard.
And what is around the corner and on the other side of this wall of pegboard???
Does this give you a hint?
He retro fitted a metal shelving unit into a space to hang his sports related clothing.
This is my favorite idea that he has come up with.
His hats and ball uniform belts lined up and he knows what order they are in!!!
To the right is a door that leads into another small room . . . the mechanical room.
On the other side of the garage houses our bikes.
Only 2 people in this household and there are 4 bikes . . . 3 for him . . . one for me.
This side of the garage has lots of pegboard for hanging garden tools,
baseball equipment like this pitch back
and there is also room for a swing away . . . for batting practice.
I spy a snow shovel on the wall . . . hope we do not need it any time soon!
You may also notice that every window (and there are 7 in this garage)
are beautifully framed out.
We both believe that your work spaces should be just as nice as your living spaces.
He certainly packs a lot of stuff into this space without it feeling cluttered.
Utilizing every inch of the garage like this area between the garage doors
that houses car washing supplies.
Even the space above the garage doors have shelves that hold coolers and such . . .
and on the other door, the big ladder is hung.
Yes, a place for everything, and everything in its place . . .
like the scissors hung next to the outlet for the speakers in the garage . . .
yes, speakers that are a part of the whole house
audio system. . . T.V……music, a must have in a garage! Or should I say his garage!
A garage that has a trio of ceiling fans . . . I call the wind farm!
A garage that every inch is utilized to its fullest . . . and all things neatly tucked away
like this trash can.
Even though I may sometimes give my hubby a hard time about his “neatness”,
I am so blessed that he is that way.
And honey, I promise to dust the top of the water heater . . .
but you have to get the ladder down for me!!!
So how is your garage looking these days? . . . is your hubby a super organized person too?
Or maybe your hubby is not as organized, but knows where everything is!!!
The potential new owners will definitely benefit by my hubby’s extraordinary organization
as we are leaving all of the cabinets, etc.
My posts going forward may be a bit sparse as I will be so busy packing
(I packed 750 boxes in the last move from Florida to N.C.)
and finding a place to rent while we build our “right sized” home.
However, I do have some great posts coming your way with summer decor
and something really fun and different, and let’s not forget our Floral Fridays too!
Have a most beautiful day!
and remember to “Hitch your wagon to a star”. . . Ralph Waldo Emerson