Today I spent hours cleaning the garage. I went through a bunch of cupboards which contained boxes and tubs filled with stuff. Stuff that I thought I may need one day- so I kept it around. That is until today. Today was a cleanse.
Besides the cupboards and shelves getting cleaned out and organized, I tidied up my workbench. I even took the time to finish gluing a couple of models that I 3d printed in our old house. Originally I was holding off because I wanted to add lights to them. But I realized as I was cleaning that even if I did add lights- I’d probably never turn them on and they’d be stationary anyways. Soon I’ll paint them and put them on display.
I also realized that I am not using my 3d printer, and haven’t for over two years. Since it was given to me, I paid it forward to a coworker of mine. Removing the printer from my workbench cleared off a lot of space. It doesn’t mean I won’t be printing anymore. In fact quite the opposite.
My wife got herself a resin printer from her work as a Christmas gift. The space it takes is far less on the workbench. Bonus- I get to learn a new toy over the coming weeks! This printer is one I have wanted for a couple years, but now my wife is excited about it, so that’s different.
As you may know, I love being crafty and creative. The hardest part about the creative process is keeping everything clean and organized. Hopefully with this start of a clean space will help. I’m still doing my best to keep my rug making area clean.
Anyways, the garage looks better and more open now. The clutter is gone. That makes me happy.
My wife and I have been at odds over how to keep the pantry organized. I put things in the way I like it, and she re-arranges it to how she likes it. In the end, I have to concede and like it the way she likes it.
My way of organizing was so that I could see the stuff I wanted to mostly use at eye level… for my height. My wife wants things to be at “normal” eye level. It’s not my fault that genetics made me over two meters tall at six foot eight inches. Currently in our household I am still the tallest.
My wife and I have often made meals together. I guess now, she’s the one who has to get the items from “eye level” and I get the things from the upper shelves. Most of the stuff is at her height because that how she likes it.
I will say I do like the organization of items. I guess that’s a popular thing to do these days- take stuff out of packages and put it into new containers. In the end, if my wife is happy, then I’ll be content with the organizational style.
It’s getting into much cooler temperatures these days. So that means wearing heavier coats and jackets in order to stay warm. If you’re like my household, the jackets never end up where they belong after being used.
Usually the coats end up on the backs of chairs. Or tossed onto the couch. Of the six dining table chairs- my wife currently has jackets on two of them. This morning, I just walked in and tossed my jacket onto a chair in our front foyer.
I know what you’re thinking, “But Josef,why don’t you hang up your jackets?”
I really should do that. Especially since NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO CLOSE THE CLOSET DOORS. The closet we hang our jackets in is always open. You’d think that we would be able to grab a hanger, put the jacket away, and close the door again.
Nope. Five people in this household and the closet is always open and our jackets are keeping our chairs warm.
I should just get a coat rack and hang up a jacket on it that I won’t wear for two or three years. As well, on one of the other pegs will be a jacket from a visitor, only no one will ever claim it. That’s what a coat rack is for, amirite?
The worst part about my rant today? I’m going to leave the jackets where they are. I’m just as guilty and lazy as the rest of my family. And most likely you are as well. Let’s stand in solidarity as the jackets hang out on chairs!