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They don’t call it Labor Day for nothing! I cracked the whip around our house yesterday and made it a family affair cleaning our hoardfest of a garage. Please tell me I am not the only one who lives this way!
Since baby Shepherd is due in less than 5 weeks I figured it was time to get all of the baby clothes and supplies out of the attic. One problem – I can’t even get the ladder to the attic down because our garage was such a mess! Plus, with fall around the corner, I knew our garage was long overdue for a serious deep cleaning. It tends to be the dumping ground for my business and projects and clearly it had gotten completely out of control!
After a quick trip to Home Depot we snagged the Rubbermaid Roughneck 45 gallon trash can and the Rubbermaid Roughneck 18 gallon storage tote to help us get operation garage organization off on the right foot.
I wish I could have captured the level of glee on my husband, Scott’s, face when he realized the 45 gallon trash can had wheels. I guess it’s the little things that really make this man happy. And for only $24.97 this trash can was worth the sheer joy and the level of organization it would take this garage to.
I am so lucky to have a man who loves to keep our automobiles clean. But the amount of car cleaning paraphernalia car washing requires is worse than any woman’s makeup bag. Once we started thinning out the garage into “Trash” and “Keep” piles we quickly realized the 18 gallon storage tote would make a perfect car washing station for all of his manly car washing needs. Of course, I had to label it with cute chalkboard labels, but I rationalized to him we could change the use for the storage bin down the road and not be committed to something written in marker. He relented and I was pleased to contain the mess in a sneaky, yet fashionable, way.
We also created a landscaping kit with the Rubbermaid Roughneck 45 gallon trash can to store all of the landscaping supplies in the garage. This will work perfectly because it can be easily rolled to the front yard or the backyard without traipsing all of the tools to each location. Housing all of the landscaping tools in one place allows Scott to roll the garbage can anywhere in the yard easily, remove his tools, work his landscaping magic, fill the garbage can up with leaves, grass, and whatever else he needs to, bag it all up, and then replace with his tools. It is an easy place for him to locate everything he needs to get the job done and keeps us super organized all year long!
I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our garage is ready for Fall and I am so excited about our newly devised car washing and landscaping storage systems. Now who is ready to get some baby clothes out of the attic and mess it all up again?
Do you struggle with keeping your garage organized? Is it landscaping and car wash supplies like us? Or is it spray paint and recyclables? Join the convo and leave a comment!