Y’all. We’re back. And on the final week of purging!
Week 12, we never thought we’d see you. But here we are.
Confession: Sometimes, finishing up a series feels just as good as the purge itself.
Ever since adding a little curb appeal to our home, we’ve really really reaheaaally enjoyed those windows in our garage door. It’s kind of ridiculous what a difference windows can make. The entire thing, we’re sad to say, was out of control for a while in the land of organization.
We would go through cycles of chaos. Organization. Chaos. Organization. This is how we made big changes in our home while still living there – it gave us a place to work and stash. Thus the cycles. And we struggled with finding a system that really worked in this space.
We purged and simplified and changed it all up. Since our home is officially on the market, we had good intentions that fell a bit by the wayside. Being completely honest, we have a few shelves in our garage, but really wanted to take it to that level that we loved and felt like sharing. And that never happened because our house is for sale.
The fine line of when enough is enough in a home… because it’s never done, and we could keep going. It’s weird, really. The never-ending circular conundrum of good intentions vs. real life.
So we added some curb appeal, purged, and have some good pegboard action going on with a few shelves.
Hurray! We can actually find things!
We can honestly say that when we relocate, the garage/work area/storage section will be the very first thing we do. Because this space can affect everything else for us. No more where’s my drill/hammer/screwdriver mania. It’s kind of served as our studio/catch all with all our other projects over the years. And even if you’re not doing anything big in the DIY department, it can be an important space for anyone when it comes to yard work, gardening, and all the little things that seem to find their way into the land of garages.
So today, since our garage is kinda well, a garage, we thought we’d share some of our very favorite inspirational ones, with great links to read all about it, instead. So without further ado, a few things we love about organized garages: Clever garage ideas.
Sweet built in lockers like this from Dixie Delights. And that blue door. Yes please.
This amazing garage workshop space by Sawdust Girl.
This. Wait til you see what it’s made out of…
For all those toys from I heart Organizing!
Why yes, this is our dream toolbox
A garden station from here
This for ball organization – So doing this later.
A tool-zine – Hello storage space!
This garage – especially if your space is also a laundry room and this officially makes them rockstars – found here
And we’ll take all the awesome tools, too.
This from the container store. So it makes us feel a little better that this isn’t an actual garage…
This is my all time favorite. Something our family desperately needs! Absolutely brilliant.
Tips for organizing from Finding Home
This Awesome Pegboard from The Creativity Exhange
This from Newly Woodwards
Great organization in a simplified way via House of Smiths
This great little project from The Inspired Room-the tool box looks so cozy!
We hope you feel as inspired as we do… We’re almost so inspired, we’d like to finish up our garage space, now.
We’d love to hear some of your favorite things you’ve done for your garage/basement/catchallthethingssoyoucanwork space!
We hope you guys have felt inspired to knock a few things out around your home, and simplify more. Seriously fighting the urge to take on a new weekend project…
Have a simplified day!