It’s Day 27 in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
We’re in the home stretch now. This is the last official day. I will wrap us up tomorrow. As you may recall, we didn’t start this challenge on the 1st of July. That’s ok, we’re seeking progress, not perfection! Today is the day to look for any clutter in your vehicles 🚗. I have done this recently, so thought I’d provide inspiration with some useful things I like to keep in our car.
Comment below if you’d like to know more about them!😊
Day 26 is here in the July Clutter Independence Challenge!
Let’s take a look at your outdoor space. This may include a garage, tool shed, or decor you use outside. I ventured into the garage where most of the things stored there are used by my husband. And, we don’t want to declutter other peoples’ stuff without them. So, in his absence, I chose to declutter my plant pots that have been multiplying out there. Wow! There were a lot more than I thought.
What outdoor space will you declutter today?
Maintain Your Home With Proper Tool Storage
Whether you are a serious carpenter, or only use tools occasionally, storing your tools properly will make every job you tackle easier. Here are a few steps to get your space ready:
1. Sort your tools by function and size.
2. Gather tool accessories and keep them with their mates, such as drills and bits.
3. Utilize any wall space to install heavy duty hooks. Secure hanging tools with bungee cords.
4. Store power tools off of the ground in sealed cabinets or containers.
5. Invest in stationary plastic drawers for small parts.
6. If most of your tools are stored in the basement or other decentralized locations, keep a smaller "project" toolbox in your main home space. A useful spot may be in an entryway closet. Stock this box with a few staple items to have close at hand (i.e. hammer, screwdriver, tape measure).
Make all of your projects and household chores easier by organizing your tools. Have a great week! 😀 🛠️
Home garages can become cluttered, dirty, and not very functional if we don't follow a few guidelines. Here are a few simple ideas you could try today.
**Use boxes, bins, hooks, and shelving to get items off of the garage floor.
**Utilize rafter space for storing less frequently used or seasonal items.
**If you are unsure of how far to pull a vehicle forward into the garage without hitting the lawnmower, take a thin rope and attach a tennis ball to the end. Hang it from the rafters at a level where the windshield just touches it when you pull forward the proper distance. Or, you can use a point on the wall that you can see through one of your vehicle windows when you are parked in the right place. I use our electrical panel door as my focal point.
**Use painter's tape to create colorful lines on the garage floor to signify kids' parking spaces for their bikes.
**Create categories and store like items together. These zones will make it simple to find what you need, and to store new items that you bring into the space.
Check out some of these ideas in action in the transformation below!
Do you have a donation station in your home? You know, a place to put those items you are ready to let go of. Once you have made the decision to part with items, they need a place to wait until you are ready to head to Goodwill. Think of it as a bus stop for your unneeded stuff. They are just waiting for a ride. If you need some inspiration...here is my station out in the garage.
Where is your donation station?