Wednesday, December 29, 2010

his domain

we are the proud renters of a garage. to be honest, it was a top selling point for us when we were looking for a new place to live this summer. that and no shared walls. yippee! plus, not much is cuter than deep teal garage door. i love it.

however, we moved in quickly and at a super busy time. so we just threw stuff in the garage without really organizing it. and it drove us both nuts for months. we've done some small-scale rearranging and de-cluttering, but nothing that really made a dent. and we continued to shift things around to find boxed items or store new things. it's a super tiny garage, so it doesn't really fit our car. if we did park inside, nothing else would fit and, since we only have one car and one outside parking spot, we opted to use the garage space for other things.

it was a wreck.

so, with ryan off work all week, he decided to tackle the garage. i didn't even have to twist his arm. he did it with earbuds in his ears and a smile on his face. he kept walking inside and saying, "i love having a garage." it kept him busy for an entire day, but it's complete! {his part at least - he piled all of my stuff into one humongous stack in the corner that will be tackled this month.} i can now get to the dryer without climbing over bags and boxes and tools and crafts. and i don't hesitate to put the groceries away in our make-shift "pantry" because it's so easily accessible. three cheers for ryan!

aaaaaaaaaand, because we did so much de-cluttering {an entire trunkful went to goodwill}, we now have a perfect spot for miss leah. phew!


Molly said...

Christian has enjoyed organizing our garage, too, although we still have a long way to go. I'll be excited when I don't have to climb over things, too. ;)

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Hee hee! We totally did the same thing! I now have a place to pull into the garage. Wow. It's nice. :)

Now I only dodge a van when I go out to my treadmill, instead of a death trap. Here's to hoping we both keep 'em that way!