I wasn’t planning on doing anything in the garage until after I’d decluttered most of the house; however, due to Covid-19 and not being able to give stuff away or sell it at the moment, I needed to make room for charity items.
Making a start… or not
I stood there and had no idea where to start. This is very unlike me as I usually get straight into action and know what I need to do. I was frozen to the spot.
I switched focus and watched an online video on my phone about productivity, processes and lists (which wasn’t relevant here but it gave me a few ideas for other projects). The video then automatically moved on to other videos (as it does) and eventually I stopped and pressed play on my current audio book for inspiration.
I can’t remember at what point this question popped into my head but it rang true and started me thinking… If this was someone else’s garage what would I do? My answer was that I would throw away or donate most of it because I wouldn’t have any attachment to the items. I stepped over a few boxes trying to think how I was going to make space, when I spotted one area that I could start with. My motivation was back! So, making a start I…
- Moved some boxes out ready for recycling
- Moved the unwanted wooden shelving to the side and used it to pile stuff on that was in the middle of the room
- Tidied up a bit
- Unrolled the half rolled up carpet to the end.
- Swept the leaves and other dirt out of the space.
I stopped after I could walk easily down the middle. Here are the before and after pictures of the middle part that I attempted to tackle…
I was pleased with my progress today. Tomorrow I’m planning on collapsing even more boxes and looking at what I can physically throw away in order to make some more space.