Nov 8, 2012

The 3 hour garage cleanout

Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog

You know what guys, I'm secretly hoping you all get as much of a kick out of seeing things get organised and cleaned up as I do.
This isn't going to be the prettiest post, but it's all kinds of awesome in my book.
In a nutshell, I went to my parents house and did a spur-of-the-moment cleanout of the momentous amount of junk and disorder in there. The room doubles as a laundry and well....

I'll let the before and afters speak for themselves.

The front wall: 
Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog
Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog
{This was just a cleanup and putting a nail in the wall for the bag}

The side wall:
Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog

Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog
Definitely one of the best parts of this was hammering nails into the wall to hang things on. Mm sweet sweet organisation. You are so satisfying.

The Laundry Corner:


Garage organisation before and afters, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog

I found this old 'Free Range Eggs' sign that my brother made when we were kids - my Mum had a lot of chooks and we used to sell their eggs. The sign was buried down the back of the shelves and it is too good to hide away - so we hung it over the washer and sink. I love how it's now all chipped and vintage looking.




The shelves:


 ... and a close up:


So there you have it, short, sweet, and satisfying! There is still a lot to do in here, but seeing clean, clear floorspace makes me breathe again.
And yeah, I am the freak who goes to people's houses and does backbreaking makeovers when they aren't looking... then decides it's a good time to bake cookies... then washes my car, comes home, moves furniture around, realises it's 4pm and I still haven't had lunch or breakfast..... and finally sits down to watch X Factor.

That is me.
When there are house-related things to do, I just don't know when to stop. And I love it.

 P.S There are some pretty updates on their way from around our little abode - looking forward to showing you tomorrow and next week!

Garage organisation and cookies, by Amy MacLeod, Five Kinds of Happy blog

Who's with me on the clean-freak organisation nut thing??? Did anyone make it this far through the post?!

:)





5 comments:

  1. hahahaha you have to see our DIY cupboard it's awful ... maybe you can pop on over and sort it out for us ... i'll bake you some cookies lol

    Love Chrissi xo

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  2. ok, we JUST did this ourselves and I've got our post ready to go within the next week or so. haha, CRAZY!

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  3. Homegirl-- you and I are long-distance soul sisters. This post = my life. In every way. The end.

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  4. Your parents must've been stoked! You're welcome to come and tidy our garage or house any time ;) x

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  5. Doesn't it feel sooooo good?? Love feeling productive and organized. Sometimes that is all a space needs.

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