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The Get Organized Contest Garage Makeover

Wow! Last Thursday and Friday were two very busy days.  If you remember, back in January we ran a promotion called the Get Organized contest. To enter you had to upload a photo from a room of your home that needed an organization makeover.  We picked a winner at the end of January and last Thursday and Friday we did the makeover.

On Thursday my co-worker Lauren and I, along with professional organizer Carson Tate, CPO®, traveled to Aimee's home (Aimee was the winner) to begin the project. 

of the crew (left to right): Sandy the stylist, Lauren from
Rubbermaid, Aimee the winner, Carson Tate the CPO® and Elliot the

The first order of business was for Carson and Aimee to talk so Carson could understand how the garage was used, what pain points currently existed along with what a successful project would look like.  This was where Carson and Aimee discussed the 'zones' of the garage and how everything would be put back once we were done sorting and purging. Thanks to Aimee this was fairly easy because she already had a good grasp of what needed to be done.

Carson and Aimee sort through the contents of her garage.

The next task to occur was the sorting and purging. To sort we put three large colored tarps on the driveway. Each tarp was marked for different types of items. One for items Aimee wanted to keep, one for trash and one for donations. Using these tarps made it very easy to do the high-level sorting / purging.


We moved everything out of the garage onto tarps.

Once the 'keep' items had been identified the next steps was to dive into each and every box and complete a sort/purge at a micro-level.  Carson mentioned time and time again that Aimee was great at this step. She was able to quickly identify the items that needed to stay and didn't have a hard time getting rid of clutter she didn't need to keep anymore.

During the sorting and purging process Lauren and I, along with Elliot from Limerick Studios, dove into the installation of the Rubbermaid FastTrack garage organization system. As usual the installation was very simple. Measure and mark the walls for the rail, level & mark the rails, install a few screws and you're done. We installed all of the rails, which were numerous, in just a few hours. Oh… did I mention Elliot and his crew had to film a video during this time too.  In addition to the FastTrack rails, hooks and cabinets Aimee also got a couple steel-reinforced resin shelves, a corner tool caddy, a million totes and an outdoor shed.


Carson divided the garage into 'zones'. This was the kid zone.

After the installation was complete, all the sorting and purging was done, and we ate lunch (tortilla wraps and iced tea) we began the process of putting everything back into the garage.  Under the direction of Carson the entire crew helped place all the 'keep' items back into their appropriate 'zone'. This was a very quick process as Aimee and Carson had previously identified the 'zones' and what went into these areas.


This was the tools & hardware zone

When all was said and done Aimee and family were super happy. The project was a great success and we are all very proud.  (NOTE: I'll post the final video once we have the edit back)


Aimee and family were very happy with the final project. We were all a little tired.


View all the photos & videos on Flickr

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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