Well, this week at A Bowl Full of Lemons the organization challenge is the garage. I was kind of hoping that would be much much later, but she put it right at the beginning :p So, I went ahead and started tackling things. I am still not done. But I have made progress, which is hard enough with 4 small kids.
+ I gathered up a bunch of empty cardboard boxes to take to the recycling center (who knew I’d have a few dozen of those in various sizes).
+ I sorted through plastics totes full of kids clothes. I have 2 boys and 2 girls. And we aren’t completely sure we are done yet. So we save all the clothes for hand-me-downs. I now have 3 totes of boy clothes, 6 of girl clothes, 1 of gender neutral newborn clothes (we don’t find out the gender ahead of time), and one box of baby linens and blankets. Thank goodness for space bags to help squeeze more into the totes. Eventually these will be stored in our crawl space under the family room.
+ I have a pile of clothes and toys to be donated. My dad helped me out by taking an old wooden bed frame and it’s drawers to the donation trailer for me, since it wouldn’t fit in my car.
+ I sorted some of my husbands tools, which will soon be relocated into the shed in our backyard, that my father-in-law built for us.
+ And I have gathered some of my husbands many (many many) computer parts into plastic totes so I could move them out of the way.
My husband has promised that when he returns from his deployment he will build me more shelves, for the north wall, so I’ll have a nicer place to put things.
|Food storage still looking pretty good|
I still have to sort more toys, bring in the rest of my craft stuff to my craft area (that needs organizing…later), go through old shoes to see if any are worth handing down, go through my husbands military stuff and put it away properly, gather and sort all kinds of papers magazines and books that found their way out to the garage, and go through the kitchen stuff and knick knacks that are in the garage.Since this next week is pantry organization, and my pantry is only one small cupboard, I will use the week to keep working on my garage.
Update: After 2.5 Weeks I can actually park in there! Check it out!