Sunday, April 13, 2008

Garage Cleaning Day

It's sunny and warm in California and the day has finally arrived....

It's time to clean the garage!





Sterilite and Rubbermaid are two of my favorite words!

These clear empty containers hold so much promise.
Since I'm a visual person they work great because I can see everything.

Brown cardboard boxes don't work because, "Out of site, out of mind"!

So hubbie and I head out to the garage and begin to "organize". He on one side and I on the other.



My goal is like items together...his is anything and everything in a box.

Together we begin plucking our way through with the goal of eliminating.


Now for the most part, you would think if its been sitting out here for this long and not been used or found....then we probably should let it move on to another home.


So, this is how the conversation goes......

Hubbie, "You you want this wooden barrel plug?"

Me, "Of course I have a box for those."


Hubbie, "How about this 6" piece of chain."

Me, "Yep, save it."

Hubbie, " What would you like me to do with these broken shells?"

Me, "Pass them over here, I have a bin for those."

And so it goes.

Everything placed into a keeper bin and nothing goes into the large plastic bin that goes to the curb the next morning! What most families in their right mind toss and pass on, we save.

Every little bit of anything gets put into it's proper bin.


Why you may ask? Because everything can become something!


See all the cool and colorful junk!

In a normal household this great stuff might have been tossed!


Now you know why I CAN'T throw it away!



The sad plight of a household with two crafters and artists.

6 comments:

muralimanohar said...

Oh, man...I'm the saver around here. I can't throw away ANYTHING, cause I know too well the potential it has! lol

Poor dh thinks I am nuts, and his family thinks it even more. I am always having to rescue stuff, and they are always trying to sneak stuff to the dump. :p

Vicki C said...

Oh.. I had so much fun looking through your blog~! So many inspiring things to take in!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Well, that sounded like a successful event, looking at those neatly stacked bins. It is impossible for artists to throw things away because we enjoy everything and always think it can be recreating into something else. If you have time, stop by my post today because there is a thank you for you. Karen

tammiemarie said...

i drive my husband nuts with the things i hang on to!

Jen Glover said...

You go girl! Congrats on the big clean! :) Have a great week!

Christine Edwards said...

Wow, how wonderfully organized. I took lots of stuff to the local charity resale shop. Some lucky crafter will score big time. :-)