At the end of each day, I post a recap of what happened and what progress I made. I try to be as detailed as possible when tracking the project.
Sorry folks, this post has arrived 24 hours late. I always seem to have difficulty on Thursday nights to get the post of the day together. Anyway, here it is:
Number of hours spent: 8
Supplies purchased: None
Amount spent: $0
Number of (13-gallon kitchen) bags trashed: 3
Number of giveaway boxes: 4
Number of (33-gallon) giveaway bags: 3
I continued on the pathway that I started to form yesterday from the door to the garage to the door to the backyard. Yesterday the progress was not very visible; I felt like I barely made a dent if any at all. I realize now that the pictures really didn’t do it justice because it’s difficult to capture the vertical progress.
Thankfully I started today off with all the supplies I needed. I sorted through several containers, and I wound up being left with several empty boxes and empty bags. I’ve put all the bags I’ve found during this project so far into one giant bag:
It’s a bag. Of bags.
During my archeological dig, I found really old pictures of people I don’t know, random toys and strange looking items. I still keep finding things that still wrapped in plastic or in a box, completely unopened. Here’s something unopened that I found that I have no idea what to do with:
I’m sure it was a great organizing tool at its time, but today it’s completely obsolete. Trash? Donate? Keep?
Overall it was a very productive day, even though the high today was 99 degrees (F). I don’t know if it’s just me, but for some reason the garage tends to feel 5 degrees warmer than outside. But you know how latex gloves feel when you use them to wash dishes? My gloves felt like that except the dry part was on the outside.
I’ve cleared up a path from the door to the garage to the door to the backyard that is at least a foot and a half wide. Here’s an image of an area yesterday morning, yesterday afternoon, and this afternoon. Take a look:
Here’s the before-and-after picture from yesterday of a different angle of the area:
And here’s what that same area looks like at the end of today:
Finally a before-and-after image with pictures taken at the beginning and end of today:
Now that I’ve created a wide enough pathway wall the way to the side door that can open fully (yay!), I noticed that my plan to create a reverse-L shaped pathway inside the garage to get to the storage unit may not be necessary. The original plan for cleaning can be broken down by the first leg indicated by the dark blue arrow in the image below and the second leg indicated by the light blue arrow. The goal was to create a shorter route to get to the storage unit.
I’ve more or less completed the pathway for the first leg today, and I realized that since the path out the side door to the storage unit in the front is fairly short and already clear (indicated in the green below), completing the second leg of the original plan isn’t necessary.
What does this mean? Well, it means that I already have a convenient path to the storage unit and now I’m back to thinking about the best method to clear out the garage (clock, printer, or other). Thankfully I have the weekend to decide and next week I can begin the real war with the garage.
P.S. Today I found a high-quality black leather fanny pack. Hooray for wishful thinking!