After we finished the 29 Day Organizing Challenge I got quite a number of emails asking if I could run a garage challenge next. Seems garages everywhere could use a good clean out, including mine! Then Sharon of the Mom of 6 blog and winner of the 29 Day Organizing Challenge (she organized her basement) sent me an email telling me she wanted to tackle her garage during the month of May and would I mind walking her through the steps. So we decided to work together and invite all of YOU to join us and The Great Garage Clean Out Challenge was born.
During the winter months our garages can take a beating. It’s just too cold to spend any amount of time out there so we tend to just throw things in and make a quick escape. Now that spring is here (well except in my case, I woke up to snow on the ground this morning!) it’s time to take care of this storage space so we can utilize it to it’s maximum potential.
So here’s how this is going to work. Starting next Friday and for every Friday after that during the month of May I will be providing you with some tips on how to organize your garage using my PROCESS steps. I will be using my own garage as well as Sharon’s garage to give you examples of the steps in action.
Next Friday we’ll start with both Sharon and I hosting a linky so anyone else who wants to organize along with us can link up their before pictures for all the world to see…there is nothing like putting it all out there to help motivate you to get er done! :)
So want to join us? If so, head out to your own garage this weekend and snap a few before pictures and create your own blog post so that we can all see where you are coming from, and share your pain. Come back on May 4th to link up your before pictures and then we’ll lay out the first assignment to get our garages under control. On the next 3 Fridays (5/11, 5/18, and 5/25) we’ll each have a chance to show off our progress with each week’s link-up and pick up future assignments as to what we need to do to de-clutter, clean-out, clean-up, purge, and organize!
Sharon is being a brave girl and letting me share her before picture with you here today to help encourage you to share yours with us next week. Be sure to visit her post today because she actually has a second level to her garage that she will also be organizing…whew!
And here’s what I’m working with. We actually park our vehicle in there all winter so that’s why the middle is empty but the surrounding perimeter sure has piled up. I can barely get to my freezer now.
I’m thinking it’s nothing a big dump run won’t fix :)
It’s time to get those garages organized!
So what do you say, will you be joining us for The Great Garage Clean Out Challenge?