I know, I know. You’ve been thinking, “She’s given us a tour of most of her house! So, where is the blog post about her garage?” Okay, so maybe you weren’t thinking that. BUT, here it is anyway!
I’m still new to this whole blogging thing, and frankly…I don’t think about taking before pictures until all I have is after. I’m a complete DIY nerd, and it’s almost as if I get so excited to start a project…that I forget to stop and photograph where we were coming from.
I promise to do better in the future.
COVID allowed me the opportunity to spend far too much time at my house, tripping over kids’ toys and lawn equipment in the garage every chance I got. You see, my kids LOVE to play outside. We spend more time outdoors together than in. In turn, I begin scouring Pinterest like a madwoman looking for ways to improve our space.
Though we may be minimalists, there are some things that we aren’t able to keep minimal…but I’m okay with that since we utilize everything on a regular basis.
I was a tad bit overwhelmed as we started this project. I wanted to create a system to help us better utilize the three-car space our garage has while making sure everything had a place. (A place that is out of the way, none-the-less…with child-friendly access to their playthings.)
My husband is a stud. A complete stud. Since graduating from CRNA school, he has developed a passion for home improvement projects and consistently amazes me with his mad skills. In turn, when we moved to Tulsa our goal was to create a proper workshop for him.
Cue the manly area of tools and the saw that is ready to use at the drop of a hat.
The drawers are organized, and everything has a place.
Here are two of my favorite items the hubs has built over the years:
Kids Sporting Equipment:
My kids love spending time outdoors, so being able to grab what they want (when they want) is crucial.
We have ordered a track our lawn equipment to be able to hang items such as the blower, edger, shovel, etc. When that comes in, I’ll update this post with a photo. Until then, here is what we currently have!
(The empty wall above the mower is where the new track will be.)
We keep an extra fridge in our garage strictly for drinks and over-flow frozen items.
This wall of shelving allowed me to contain all the random outdoor games, painting supplies, power tools, lawn bags, and even shop towels. I then took my label maker and got a little happy with it as I labeled all 28 tubs.
This area has all of the things we grab quickly. From our dirty-outdoor shoes, to our stick vacuum and dogs leashes.
Should you be interested, I created a list of all items used in our garage makeover here.
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