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post #1 of 8 Old 04-10-2005, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Spring Cleaning - working in the garage

I've spent the last 3 days cleaning in the garage. Something that was beyond overdue. The attached garage to my house is a 3-car, but it is the "drive-through" style so it has 6 freakin' doors. (It's like a semi-circular driveway with the house in the middle. I only use 4 of the doors, the other 2 I use for wall space). I took everything out of the garage, opened up all the doors and ran a pressure washer over the whole thing. Man it is amazing how a garage just becomes a catch-all for the junk you have no idea where else to put. I filled up a few trash cans and as I put each item in there I was like "Why were we storing this? Why didn't we just throw this out 2 years ago instead of putting it in the garage? Why do we have a toaster in the garage?"

The other thing I did was clean out my tool box. I dumped all my tools into 3 totes and gave the box a proper cleaning (with the pressure washer). Sorted and organized all my tools, labeled the drawers, etc. The tool box had become another storage location for stuff I would never use. It's all sorted out now though. I had so many sockets!! I actually made up 3 entire 1/4" drive sets from my junk drawer! BTW- I no longer have a "junk" drawer. The junk is gone! (well, almost gone, there is still a pile of junk in the driveway, right next to the snowbank, yep there is still snow on the ground)

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hahaha, you sound like my father: "Don't throw that away, maybe I can use it someday"
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Pete, Well done. I go through the same process every couple of years. Always put it off way to long but feel great when it is finally done. 8)
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Would you like to come over to my garage and do it again? You appeared to have fun doing it and I thought it would be nice to let you have some more enjoyment.

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Would you like to come over to my garage and do it again? You appeared to have fun doing it and I thought it would be nice to let you have some more enjoyment.

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Yeah Bart, I would love to come over and clean out your garage. I bet you have a few things in there I would rather have in my garage. Let's start with the car. Just leave the keys in it. I'll move that out first. :green:

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I have a very, VERY small room so when I moved from my very, VERY big house I had to dump a LOT of stuff. 2 couches, several closets, pots, p[ans, and general other stuffs. Very rewarding.

But the new, small room is actually very good for my cleaning skills. Small room = fast congestion of room. Cleaning skills = tidy room.

Tidy room good, congested room bad
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Yeah, if you have a small space you quickly learn to prioritize the "nice to have" and "need to have". When you have a big space you just seem to fill it up with junk.

When my wife and I were dating the only thing I had on my kitchen counter was a microwave. Cleaning the counter involved running a rag over it. Done. Now we have the microwave, a coffee maker, a candle we never burn, an assortment of decorative jars with stuff in them we don't use, a plant, 2 pump bottles of hand soap and a cutting board. So now when you want to clean the counter you have to move all that junk. "But it looked so bare before". Aargh!

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It's the 3rd Law of Entropy ...

"Junk expands to fill the space available"
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