Saturdays are for the REMO’s! And really really warm…aka HOT, garage organizations! This project found us in West Michigan where the morning was cool and then quickly turned humid, so an early start was much appreciated. We hit our stride right as the heat wave hit, so we didn’t feel too bad about taking ten minute A/C breaks every now and then.
If you are working outdoors, please make sure to take a few minutes in a cool place for every 45 minutes to an hour outside to help prevent you from overheating!
If you don’t know what my REMO’s are, it’s when I REMove and Organize the items in a space. We pull things off the wall, out of cupboards and drawers to organize them into specific categories. That way you can see how much you have in each category, and then determine the best placement for them.
REMO’s can be overwhelming, but once you hit your stride and start to see all of the items you have, the rest comes naturally! I promise you will begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Before we get too ahead of ourselves, here are the before photos!
Now that we’ve seen the before and REMO photos, it’s time to start organizing and putting things back into place!
The S’s had a good amount of milk crates. Milk crates are perfect for garage organization! They are durable, easily accessible and can store an array of items. We stored power tools, extension cords, golf balls, duct tape, oils, bug repellants, and more! All of the items you can see in the before photo on the work bench are now organized and labeled in their coordinating milk crate. We also up-cycled a few other bins to get as much off the ground as possible.
As you know, Sloan & George is not about purging. We are about taking the items you love, need, and want to hold on to for a bit longer and make sure they are stored properly. Along the way if you realize there are items you no longer want to care for, then we can part from those items.
In total we removed 3 wheelbarrows full of wood to a neighbors for fire wood and new home projects. We broke down 1 wheelbarrows worth of cardboard, and then donated a wagon full of items to a local school. We also found a large box of tennis balls that the S’s gave to a neighbor who coaches tennis!
Anything left over was passed on to family who needed it or put back into storage for family members who are currently living out of the country. The remaining items that were damaged from weather where disposed of.
Now it’s time for the AFTER, here are the side by sides!
Such a wonderful transformation and no money spent! Just time, elbow grease, and… a bit of sweat. 🙂
I did create a short video of the East Wall REMO, but my camera skipped so we didn’t get the full REMO. I still plan to upload it and show you a small part of the process!
I’m so happy with this transformation! And that we were able to get things organized for the S’s. They still have a few items in the garage they would like to remove, and now that we’ve given them the space to do so, they can achieve their final garage transformation!
What do you think? Do you need a garage transformation? Let’s chat about how to get your garage organized!