It’s Zone 4: How’s that Garage Lookin’?

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with our garages. We love that we have a place to store our stuff; but we hate that it gets cluttered and messy. Now, if you don’t have a garage, this message is still for you because we all have a spot where we stash our junk. I don’t have a garage. I have a storage room in the basement that we use like a garage. It ‘s great to store stuff, but not so great when it comes time to find it. That’s why our special project this week is the garage. Now, don’t freak out on me. Nothing is too bad that we can’t get control over it with the right tactic.

Here’s the fix for you, Mama.

First of all, don’t try to do it all (unless you are some type of X-Man mutant or something. And if that’s the case, come on over to my house and give me a hand!). Just find one part of your garage–just one small part. It could be a shelf, a storage closet, a trashcan full of sports equipment, whatever! Just find one section and get started on it. You will be shocked at how quickly the mess gets decluttered when you roll up your sleeves and just get started!

Another trick is to make an appointment for someone to come over and give you a hand. There is magic in setting a date and committing to it. If you don’t set a date, it’s waaaay to easy to just overlook the mess and keep putting it off. Put it on the calendar and sign it in blood if you have to. Then get busy!

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