I spent the day yesterday rummaging through boxes in my garage trying to make piles worth of giveaway stuff…sell stuff, and good will stuff, along with trying to “un-bury” our air hockey table. I got my husband this air hockey table the first year we were together. He had always wanted one and this one is big. It’s full-sized, about the size of a full-length pool table and having it delivered to the house via freight for Christmas in 2005 was quite the task…too big to fit under the tree and too heavy and big to wrap…so all I could hope for was that it came in a concealed box. Thankfully it did.
For a year it was in our dining room, don’t have a dining room table, just bar stools. Our office was upstairs which is now J’s room. At one time the hockey table actually made it upstairs in the big spare room before J was born and we had a game room, while we moved the office downstairs. Then of course, I get pregnant and as we are getting ready to decorate the baby’s room, then its “What the hell are we going to do with the air hockey table”. So it went in the garage and my hubby started parking outside. We have a Two car garage but the air hockey table takes up the other side.
So years go by and the air hockey table becomes the thing we pile stuff on top of. Boxes full of stuff…old tax papers, computer parts (From my husband’s computer business) baby items my child doesn’t use anymore, boxes full of books and old VHS tapes and my husband’s tools. At one time my old Papasan got stashed on top of the hockey table. Get the picture? Some of you have basements or attics full of junk, we have a garage….and it all stemmed from having a flat surface in the garage to pile stuff on…I seriously have to think that if the hockey table wasn’t in the garage, would it really look like it does now?
Not quite the worst garage I’ve ever seen, but still pretty bad. So this is my project for the next few weeks, and day 1 during nap time went pretty well. A friend said that I might need some attention on the garage door by professionals similar to Spark Garage Doors – Aurora CO but that isn’t my focus today. I actually got to the surface of the hockey table and got all the junk off. But it’s the surrounding area that needs a ton of work….and it’s where to put these boxes of said junk.
I now have a list of stuff to post on Freecycle and Flagstaff Market Place and a box that will go to good will.
This is the progress I made in a two-hour span of time when the kids were sleeping. I did work on it off and on after that when they were occupied with something, but usually, all three heads were hanging over the baby gate gawking at me. Anyway, you can actually see there is a hockey table there, unlike the picture above. I’m sure this will take about a week to fully clean…but day 1 was a success. Do you have a junk garage like this one? We’ve been working on cleaning this up since 2008……ha ha. It’s always been a “we’ll do that next weekend” kinda thing…and then next weekend comes and “eh….let’s go shopping.” I will post a picture when I’m all said and done with this garage cleaning project and you can all be proud of me for combating the spiders and cobwebs. Why are we such filthy people and why do we like to hoard? Makes you think of that TV show “Hoarders”. But at least the inside of the house in no way resembles the garage! THANK GOD!
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