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bpadamson

we (I) will be tackling the garage in 2018 once it warms up a bit and the snow melts. Working part-time and no excuses by then. Building materials are my biggest mess, from lumber to electrical and plumbing...

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Webado Webada

Once spring actually comes to Montreal, the PLAN is to clean up the garage. I absolutely want to be able to park our 2 cars in it. Mine is small, my husband's car is pretty big. It may never fit but at least we can try. There are strong resin shelving units from Costco on all the walls except where the heater is.

The shelves appear full but they are so disorganized and full of a lot of junk, I'm sure a lot of the stuff lying on the floor could actually be moved to the shelves (after purging all the useless junk of course). There are also some shelves high up near the ceiling (which is very tall) holding old dried up paint cans and other junk which needs to GO.

There are 3 sets of tires stacked on the floor. One set (from some old car that we no longer have) needs to be taken to the recycling depot (which should have been done as soon as we got rid of that old car), the other 2 (summer tires at the moment) need to be moved to the backyard shed (which also needs cleaning and organizing LOL), after we change from winter to summer tires, sometime this spring.

A big rolled up rug lies on top of those tires in the garage and it needs to go to the cleaners and then "deployed" somewhere in the house, probably the master bedroom where it was meant to go almost 2 years ago but instead it was laid over the tires, when we brought it over from Mom's condo after she passed. OK it's big and heavy, but also my son and husband were too lazy (they called it "rushed") to bring it into the house and do what needed to be done in order to lay it down in the bedroom. Now it's also very dirty with garage grime, so the cleaners will have to pick it up and bring it back into the house, hopefully in the bedroom where it needs to go.

Hopefully after decluttering the garage (and shed) and getting things organized, we may be able to put both cars inside. This past winter (and all others before) have been hell for my husband's car that is parked outside, as it got buried in snow and ice and thus immobilized for most of the winter. It's a good thing we are retired so we don't really need 2 cars all the time. Still it would be nice to have them both available. My little car is just over 2 years old, but hubby's car is about 14 years old. It only costs about $12/month for basic insurance and, touch wood, it's in pretty good working order (at the moment LOL), so worth keeping. I kind of like having my own car available at all times, since the nearest stores (a pharmacy and a dollar store) are 1 mile away and it's only a pleasant walk on a nice summer day.

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Webado Webada

Oh I have a lot of plastic bins in which we brought a lot of things from Mom's condo after her passing. The bins are now empty and stored in the basement. I don't think I want to bring any into the garage because as was said before, whatever you put in a bin tends to be forgotten forever. The only bins I currently use contain Christmas and Halloween decorations and are labeled as such and are in a storage room in the basement.

I keep the empty bins because they may help somebody with a move. I'm not hoarding though ;)


   

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