Cluttered Garage Project (step 2)

Step 1:  Took the trash & recycling to the Dump/Recycling Center (that took a week+ to complete).

Clutter Resolution:  Start a new habit of removing the recycling/trash weekly instead of every 6-8 weeks.  Don’t let it pile over.

Step 2 : Found a better place to keep the recycling instead of in the garage.  By practicing step 1 the trash won’t need to be stored in the garage either as long as there is room for it outside in the cans.

A Better Place to Keep the Recycling:

  • I bought a 64 Gallon Wheeled Trash Can to be used for storing the Recycling.  Weekly I will wheel this thing to the Subaru and load up for a recycling trip.
  • I got a 50 gallon blue bin with a lid in which to store returnable cans, plastics, etc. I put it outside next to the trash cans.  It has latches on the sides for the lid which will keep the Racoons out of it.
Recycling Can


Bin for returnables
Bin for returnables


Cluttered Garage Project (step 1)

I googled ‘How to clean your garage’ and below are five easy steps. LOL. I also received a tip from a blog follower ‘Go Vertical‘!  What you can’t see in the photos is that the walls are loaded with shelves to the ceiling but they are not the most organized since I no longer can really get to them.  Before I can plan out how to organize the garage I need to be able to walk through at least one side of it and get the piles of stuff lower!

Step 1 is to take the trash and recycling out of the garage and keep it out of the garage for good.  Need to find somewhere to keep it though.

  1. Use as much vertical and ceiling space as possible. … {I have no vertical space left}
  2. Before reorganizing, try taking everything out of your garage. …{LOL yea right!}
  3. Decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to throw away. …{good idea}
  4. Group like items together so they’re easy to find. …{did that but can’t get to it}
  5. Decide which area of the garage is going to be used for what purpose.

Another photo of how Trash and Recycling clutters my garage:

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Cluttered Garage Project

My New Years Resolution is to clean my severely cluttered garage!  This is a major project – not just a simple cleaning day.  I got to thinking that there must be others who have endless clutter in their garages so I’m starting this Blog Category ‘Garage Project ‘ to share my tips (after I discover them).

Here are some photos of my garage as it is today.

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