The plan for the garage has always been for it to become my sewing/craft/office room. The perfect space for designing and making new pj styles along with some way of making my craft supplies look less like I’m a crazy person with no social life. After the first couple of days of being officially moved in, the garage quickly became a dumping ground for all the boxes and anything else that didn’t have a home just yet.
A quick trip to the skip made a massive improvement. We accidentally missed the first black bin day (first nightmare), then the recycling men wouldn’t take any of the cardboard from the boxes we had managed to unpack – so irritating when you’re trying not to be a hoarder with a thing for squashed boxes.
It’s not a massive help having basically two double flat packed wardrobes stacked up against most of the walls, but I can’t bring myself to skip all that usable wood (not to mention I don’t know how I’d physically move it all again). The plan is to use them to try and make a bit of furniture, it seemed like a good idea to use free materials to practice some DIY skills and (hopefully) end up with some unique pieces for the house.
I found some sturdy looking shelves on offer at B&Q, they seemed like a pretty good idea to try and do a bit of organising and finally get rid of all the cardboard boxes. What a nightmare to put together. So much faffing around and making a racket hammering bits of metal together. After finally getting them together, they definitely seem worth the effort although I completely underestimated quite how much stuff I have. I swear I’m not actually a hoarder.
I have a feeling this room is going to be the most frustrating room to get as I want it but fingers crossed one of the most rewarding. All I need to do now is find the perfect organisational system and storage boxes. Piece of cake.