Mary Johanson
Mary Johanson
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  • Rogers, AR

Keeping My Garage Tidy


I may be a professional organizer, but don't expect my garage to always be perfectly organized. I have a system for keeping it "good enough" and it works for me. About three times a year, I give my garage a good tidy. Each time I do this, I try to focus on improving something. When you’ve got a fairly organized foundation, everything else is just a little tweak. Getting into maintenance mode is a bit more work at the start, but once you are there, it feels so good.
Here are some pictures from my recent garage cleanup. This time I finally organized the bikes and focused more on the shelves. To see my annual plan for maintaining and more pictures, check the link at the bottom.
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The kids were out there with me. They may have gotten distracted a lot, but they tried to help a little now and then.
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So easy to grab our swim stuff as we head to the pool!
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Worked on getting some of the bins uniform. I love matching containers. My method that doesn't blow the budget is to grab a few every time I'm at the store over a few months. Works for me.
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And yep ... as the picture says, every marriage has compromises. Meet one of mine: the pile of wood.
Mary Johanson

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  • Being Home
    on Aug 11, 2014

    Your garage looks great! I am currently cleaning and organizing mine. What a task it is! And yes, a garage should not be a shrine for our junk. lol Besides, the garage is included as part of ones mortgage / rent payment. Why not make it a useful space. ;)

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