|My tool storage in the garage. That black stuff is weed fabric for a project...|
|In that box? Or under the pile of potting soil bags?|
And the mess wasn't even contained to the garage! Maybe I put it here:
|On the back patio.|
Hm - maybe its time to clean and organize?
Step 1: get all the stuff off the shelves and "organized" into categories:
|The random pink umbrella (unused!) is another mystery item|
While cleaning, i squealed many times because of spiders and other creatures. In the desert, even the spiders are deadly:
|Black widow! You bet I jumped...|
I know my organizing style is more "put like items in containers" than "put everything in an exact place on a peg board" (knowing your shortcomings is important!), so some clear plastic bins (with no lids) later, it looked like this:
|Much better! And I can open my tool box without having to reach into dark places...|
It's all organized in "areas" now: painting, outdoor irrigation, gardening equipment, indoor plumbing, tools, car washing, etc. I need a couple of more/larger containers - one for my parents' motorcycle stuff, a larger box for the painting supplies, but it all looks much better. The weed fabric is neatly rolled up on the top shelf.
On the other side, there is now room for the black bin. That's my compost bin (an on-going experiment). I have to keep it in the garage if I have any chance of keeping it "semi-moist" like its supposed to be. I refuse to water my compost-pile on a daily basis...
|Compost bin plus extra "brown" materials in the bag - maybe it will turn into leaf mulch?|
|The orange ball is still there...|
|Now i can actually use the grill!|
I discovered I have three watering cans... how did I end up with three? However, my ultra-sonic distance estimator... is still missing!