Sometime the Projects Are Not Pretty..

As I have mentioned in the past, we have done some renovations around these here parts over the last year.  (Yes, I am working on the before and after side of things!).  We feel extremely fortunate to be able to do these type of things but are also tired.  You see, the renovations are over, but the work continues.  We didn’t create any “new” spaces other than finishing the basement and adding an unattached garage.  So as a result, this whole process has been a continual series of moving things from one place to another.  I think, well at least I hope, we are pretty close to the end of this.  Add on top of that all of the things I have been bringing into the house over the last few months from yard sales and auctions, and this is what your new garage looks like.
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The other part of this project was that we had some bird seed that got ripped open and became the ultimate buffet for some very tiny, but destructive mice.  Remember when I was taking all of my Halloween stuff out and the mice were jumping out of the bins?  You can read more about that here.  So the first task was to clean up the upstairs where most of the damage had been done and get it back to a usable workshop for my husband.  So much stuff was just dumped up here because there was never enough time to put it away correctly.
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So after a FULL day of cleaning and organizing and re-distributing, both cars and the John Deere spent the night in the garage!  Here is what it looks like now!
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There is still a lot of stuff, but all of the wood working equipment is accessible, everything that can be “binned” is to keep any further mice from doing damage.  Now all of my “projects” are out of the way, but accessible when I am ready to get going on them.
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Have a great day!

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  1. It is always so satisfying to finish a project like this! We regularly have to gut out our garage as it's our dumping grounds also, and for the same reason-reno projects!

  2. lol not funny sorry but i would be so divorced!! i had to stop feeding my birds this year i looked out my window at computer 1 am and what should my eyes fall upon…yes the dreaded rat ( he was a fatty and rather cute) but that day i went out took all my feeders down and sulked…so now i hung some suet feeders out and so far no mice or rats but haven't seen alot birds either……shh hubby has no idea i had or we had a rat!!

  3. It looks so great! Doesn't it feel good to be organized! My problem is keeping it that way! 🙂

    My hubby would have moved out of the house at the sight of the first mouse and probably would have had a heart attack knowing that all those little critters are in the house!!

  4. We live in the country (sort of) and I have never gotten used to the mice. As much as I try to get rid of them in the house they still end up trying to get in the garages and shed. Have you tried dryer sheets? Sounds strange but it seems to work. You just put them in the corners where the mice might enter and the smell keeps them away. Love all that work area that you have now!