Monday, May 21, 2018

The Great Garage Clean Out

Our garage ends up as the catch-all for all of the stuff we don't want, empty boxes, new purchases, stuff to give away, etc.  Once a year we take a day to clean out and reorganize the garage in order to keep the junk level under control (and ensure that we can still fit the car in there!).

It's a cooperative effort.  I would like to get rid of nearly everything while hubby still has boxes of VCR tapes and a VCR...which I'm pretty sure he will never ever use but he still wants to keep this stuff...smh.  After several hours of work we were able to: pack up and send one big box of stuff to the Philippines, fill half the van with stuff we then donated to the Goodwill, throw away a bunch of empty boxes and junk we no longer need and isn't worth donating, mail a big box of stuff to the grandkids in Florida, and tidy up and organize the stuff we do want to keep.

If we would have had a lot of big valuable stuff we didn't want we may have held a garage sale or tried to sell it via Craigslist but that wasn't the case.  Anyway, we now have a neat and tidy garage and some of the kids will get a nice surprise in the mail and I am happy to put this project behind us until next year!


  1. My husband coveted a slide projector from the early 70's and boxes of slides of who knows what - will finally last year he even agreed to dump the entire lot at Goodwill. I hate clutter - things that you know you will NEVER use and can't let go of - I have no problem but my husband is a hoarder - when he's not home I start tossing and he has let to miss anything - once he thought someone stole junk from his shed - it really was me - but I'll never tell. Mary Ellen

    1. That's a good idea--I should probably have the VCR videos converted to digital files so I can dump the boxes of tapes. I too try to minimize junk when hubby isn't looking :)

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