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I don’t exactly have a before photo for this one. I guess part of me thought our garage would always be messy, so I didn’t bother to take a before when I assumed there’d be no after to enjoy. See the right side of the garage in this photo from a few months ago? It’s been much worse lately.

Apparently, I underestimated Scott’s frustration with the crazy mess that had accumulated in our garage. In one afternoon, he dragged all of our tools, miscellaneous furniture (you know the kind – mismatching, left over from college, almost all belonging to the guy when the two of you moved in), and boxes of painting materials out onto the lawn to organize.

This is a cleanup that desperately needed to happen. With all of the projects that had been going on around the house, we dove further and further into chaos with keeping things in order. Materials were getting lost (like paint keys and my favorite paint brush), screwdrivers weren’t being returned to their proper place (a particular irritant of Scott’s – sorry hun), and tools weren’t being plugged back into their charging stations to be ready for their next use.

Now, thanks to a few hours of hard work by my guy, our garage is spic n’ span again. Well, as close as a garage would really be clean, anyway. Just in time for the holidays, too! It really made it so much easier for me to get to the holiday decorations without being buried under tool debris.

Scott even rolled out an old indoor/outdoor rug to keep our shoes from tracking in extra dirt from outside. Sure helps our nice, clean (albeit discreetly scratched) floors from being damaged.

Now, we have much easier access to the items we need. I assume this will be a temporary clean slate as we take a break from major projects, but it’s still a pleasant thing to see while it lasts – especially since it allows us to gain an easier path to one of the more *pleasant* areas of the house as we enjoy our holidays.


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  1. OMG you are hilarious! Have fun with all that booze!!

    BTW, I LOVE your blog and look forward to every post you make. I'm sorry I never leave comments. I'll try to be better about that.

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  2. Allison well said! Now don't you wish we were there to kick back a brew or 2? LOL

    Seriously, there is nothing ugly about your house… I absolutely lub your blog. Can't wait to see more… Now I'm liking you on FB.

    I'd love to have you return the favor =)