I can't believe we did it. We cleaned and organized this mess in less than 24 hours:
Wednesday night my mom and I worked until about 10:30pm and were so excited when we quit for the night because you could see the garage floor on one side.
Yesterday, our progress went a lot faster thanks to our amazing neighbors (hi Jamie and Andrew!) who helped take all the construction debris to the dump for us and our other neighbor (thanks Kara!) who took Greta on a very lonnnngggg walk so we could focus on the mess at hand.
In fact, if we back up the camera, the above photo would look like this:
Improvement! While I helped unload the first truck load at the dump, my mom got the rest of the carpet, sheet rock and molding debris all swept up and boxed for the second dump run.
And then we just organized the rest of the boxes that need to stay put (until we are sure our basement isn't going to leak again), which left us with this around 3 pm yesterday afternoon:
A cleaned, organized garage!
We did break our rule of making this a completely free project by spending a necessary $5 taking our loads to the dump, but other than that I resisted the urge to buy 20 more plastic storage bins--that was hard. This project was just time and effort. It feels so good to be able to walk in our garage, and find stuff in our garage and park in our garage. Why, oh why didn't we do this sooner?
Oh yeah...because my mom was in town this week. Her birthday week! I bought her bedding and she cleans my whole garage--and now she is weeding our garden beds.Who is the go-getter in your family?