This time I remembered to take before pictures, but I am embarrassed to show them!
See! It was a mess before! All year long, I just dump stuff in there!
The first thing that I did was to take everything off of the workbench and out of the cabinets. I painted the workbench blue and and while that was drying went through all of my bins to see what was inside and labelled them.
|My Summer Blue workbench|
The next thing I did was to cut a peg board down and place that behind the workbench. I put pegs in the board and hung up my tools. Then I corralled all of the junk into bins and labeled them "wires", "car", "paint", "garden", "beach" etc... I also added a little basket with mailing envelopes and a gift wrap bin so that I can wrap gifts on the workbench when I need to. On the front of the workbench, I attached a plastic window box that never really worked out for the window to store my drill and other tools!
|Pegboard with tools|
|Beach bin, sports bin and window box for tool storage|
I also set up a craft center on the other side of the garage for my crafty little daughter to hang out and create things.
Last, I hung up all of my garden flags on a shelf that was already hanging on the opposite wall near where I keep the (now overflowing!) garbage and recycle bins.
|Even the flags are organized!|
So, what do you think???