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Planning for the Get Organized contest garage makeover

Now that we've selected the winner of the Rubbermaid Get Organized contest we've begun the process of planning the makeover.

We started by having Aimee take photos of her garage and make a list of the items that are currently stored there. Below are a few photos along with the list she generated.


Aimee's List

  • Yard equipment including a lawn mower, rakes, shovels, weed wacker, leaf blower, pole trimmer, electric shears, extension cords.
  • Sports equipment such as balls, tennis rackets, cleats and bike helmets.
  • Stuff that would be great for a cabinet such as paint, weed killer, motor oil.
  • Back packs, and coats and gloves that could use hooks to hang on.
  • A huge Sears hard top car carrier.
  • Beach chairs, chairs in bags, boogie board. 
  • A Rubbermaid container of pool/beach toys.
  • An adult bike, 2 kids bikes, a small bike with training wheels, a tricycle and 3 scooters. 
  • Some tools such as drills.
  • A double jogging stroller that we use every day.
  • A total gym and a stationary bike (that we’d like unearthed so they are useful).
  • A large artificial tree in a bag.
  • 2 ladders, a power washer, a small shop vac.
  • A cooler and a beverage cooler. 
  • A small space heater. 
  • Oh, and a stereo my husband refuses to get rid of.
  • I’ve started buying in bulk to save money and if I could make space in the garage for food that would be great.
  • In our back yard we have a Rubbermaid chest that we use for kids toys

Once we received this information from Aimee we setup a call between her and Carson Tate, the Certified Professional Organizer®.  The call was about 30 minutes and was lead by Carson. We discussed Aimee's frustrations, how she uses her garage, and most importantly, what success look likes when we're done.

Anyway, the call went really well. We are all really excited to see the finished project. We're aiming to work on the project on February 27th. I'll keep you posted.

Here are links to the previous posts
The winning entry
Planning for the makeover
The garage makeover project
One Week after

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  7. Tyre Repair Materials September 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I would love to see the result after it’s done. It is the hardest part of our house to clean.Maybe because i’m not familiar on how to place the tools unlike if you organize living room or dining room.Goodluck to your task!

  8. plumbing September 16, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    This is cool activity because it is not also a contest but it enhances your capabilities on how to handle task and make moves on how you will do it in an organize manner.

  9. plumbing supplies September 10, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Garage was one of the most use as a work shop area. And I think it is not that easy to have a new arrangement for your garage area. But then it can be done by working little by little.

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    This is one really needs to have a makeover. This garage needs a lot of time and work to clean up.

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