The following is an excerpt from the life of Chelle Holland before attacking her summer project list.
It’s a typical day. I pull into the garage and make my way into the house, but first I must endure the horror that is my garage entry area. The scattered shoes. The pile of backpacks. The crammed shelves. Look away!!
Until recently, that was part of my daily life. You see, my family and friends often enter our home from the garage. We are fortunate to have a small space with some shelves right at the door to inside. However, this space was always cluttered with shoes, backpacks, etc. turning me into Psycho Mommie Dearest. Complete with bug-eyes and veins popping in my neck. That’s the look in my photo below. Scary.
Fortunately, I decided to take action. I used our Signature Organizing Method, END CLTR to clear it out and create an organized, useful area. Read more about how to use END CLTR here.
Watch me take you on a short tour of my finished project!
Hope you enjoyed my short film. I feel it captured the angst of a middle-aged mom and her quest for transformation.
Anyway, the garage is my husband’s domain for the most part. He is pretty organized and neat. I just wanted to contain and label some of the items so the whole family could help keep it up. I also cleared out some things we don’t use as often and moved other more frequently used items to more convenient locations.
I did not want to spend much money for this project in the garage. I used leftover neutral paint for the walls. I found “manly” chevron bins and black crates from Wal-Mart. I also found a huge, inexpensive roll of self-adhesive shelf paper at Wal-Mart.
I no longer feel stressed and annoyed when I walk through my garage entry. Instead of saying to myself, “Ughhhh. I really need to get this area cleaned up.” (“Ughhhh” could be replaced with other various expletives depending on my mood.) I now say, “Ahhhh. This looks so great!”
Now my family and I can find things when we need them and we enjoy entering the house without risk of severe ankle injury caused by floor clutter. Another project knocked out! Yay, me! What a happy ending to my garage entry story.
What project will you attack this summer? What area do you avoid or feel stressed over? Join me this summer and attack some projects. It feels good!
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- Link ANY project post from this year. Big projects or tiny projects. Organizing projects, craft projects or any project around the home will qualify. (But no items you’re selling and no contests or giveaway links.) Be sure to link to your individual project post not your home page.
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