I know, I know, I promised pictures of the garage, unfortunately we were not able to get it all finished and I have a few more things to do before I share it with you all. Instead here is a look at another project that was on our list.
This is my laundry room closet. I didn't take a before picture but just imagine a closet with one little shelf and hanging rod, your typical builder closet. It was completely useless for the type of storage I need it for. Our laundry room is a very small narrow space which means their is no room for big bulky things as you have to walk through the room to get to the garage.My mom and I customized the shelves to fit everything just perfect, especially the shelf for the griddle, its so big and never had a home before. I love it that everyone can put it away without my help! I used storage containers I all ready had on hand. The metal bins are from IKEA and the wooden crates I picked up at a barn sale for a dollar each. So far I'm storing everything that was sitting on the floor waiting for a home, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, rags, and my husband's cereal, etc. I will add some labels after I am certain this is the way I want it to be. I like to live with it a while before I commit to labels. We also added two half shelves way up at the top for winter/rain boots and other things that are seasonal. I love that I am able to use so much of the closet, before there was a lot of wasted space. This project enabled us to rip out the rest of the vinyl floor from the addition we did to add a bit more space for the washer and dryer. I love the glue spotted floor so much better than the curled up vinyl that was there before. It means progress is being made, even if it is slow! I have so much more to share! It seems that we kept adding to the list of things to do. My husband has an hour and thirty minute commute one way. He is just to tired and to busy to use up his family time on projects. I was feeling quite overwhelmed with all that needed to be done. So when I heard my parents were coming and Mom could stay for two weeks I knew this was my chance. Two adults and a break from schooling and we were able to get so much done!. We not only cleaned out the garage, but the basement also. We took 4 truck loads of stuff to the good will and I have another load almost ready. It feels so good to get rid of the excess and organize everything else. Thank you Mom for all you help!