Life Love Larson: Organizing the Garage


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Organizing the Garage

We moved into our house in January 2012.  This is the first house we have ever had a 3-car garage, which is just the best thing when you have small kids and lots of outdoor stuff. These are pictures of what our garage looked like upon move in.  Scary, right??
We are adamant about parking both cars in the garage, so the unpacking and box clean up happen quickly.  We brought a few storage units with us from our old house and added a tracking system for larger items like rakes, the leaf blower, etc.  After a few months, the garage started to get messy again!  Recently, we added another shelving unit, got rid of a few more things, and continued to organize. 
Here is what the garage looks like now, and there is a place for everything.  The kids (and mom and dad) are doing a good job of returning everything to its rightful place!!!
I also quickly stained and sealed the stairs leading up to the door that leads into our mudroom (see before picture above).  I had stain and sealer left over from the back stoop project, so it was a no brainer for me. 
The blue piece was a random piece of MDF that I decided not to stain.  Cue some leftover paint from a sample can, and there is a fun little shot of color.  Why not love your house from every angle??!!
*********Another quick side note when staining.  I have never been a “glove” person when doing projects…gardening, dishes, painting, staining.  I always use bare hands.  No worries!  Rub a little vegetable oil over your stains and they will come off!  Best trick ever!*************

1 comment :

  1. It's looking good! We have been in our house for over three years and have made a dent in the garage but hopefully this fall will finish. Thank you for the inspiration :)

    xoxo, Tanya