How long does it take to make a garage presentable? If it’s me, years and years!
This week I have put in a few minutes here and there. Finally seeing progress. What I did was swept a small area at a time, then put a play tile down. One tile at a time. Sweep, Tile, Repeat. Sometimes that’s all you need to make a difference. Now there is still a bit of sweeping to do but it’s getting there. When a few of the items get put in our crawl space and other things get recycled or donated, the space will really start shaping up. What doesn’t belong is three clear bins plus one white bin are full of clothes, shoes etc… that didn’t make the cut for my time doing Project 333. They need to get out of my garage! As soon as June ends, I will be going through them all to make some tough cuts. Donate, donate, donate. Donate. I’m glad there is a floor after all. It needs to be washed but it exists. Yeah! What the garage will ultimately become is still a mystery. Maybe I will have it almost empty (except for a couple of things like the bikes), set up my easel and paint for the first time in years. It could become a playroom or a simple office. A man-cave, a car port, a gym. The possibilities are endless.
There is another thing coming up that is chock full of possibilities. For the first time since becoming a mom, I will have the house all to myself for a Saturday night, a whole Sunday and a Monday morning. I won’t be at work so it’s all MY time. It could be a Me Party. What should I do with all that time? Someone told me to read a good book under a tree, another one said fly to Vegas. One mom thought she’d watch her favorite shows all day and cook a frozen pizza. Drink some wine, clean the house, invite friends over, take friends out, take a bath… great ideas. I am tempted just use the time to deep clean and de-clutter. Any more suggestions? Please.
People (in Britain) want simpler lives, they want to downsize. People are becoming very bewildered by too many choices – Marian Salzman, ‘trend spotter’, USA (2006)
“Be smart, drink your wine.” – Horace
- Spring Greening or As I prefer: Clutterbusting (veganproductjunkie.com)
- De-tox Your House: 5 Simple Ways to Cut the Clutter! (realhomelife.wordpress.com)