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Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Faced the Pile.....

My garage is more of a storage unit than a safe place to put a car.

Don't get me wrong,
I would love an actual garage for my 'Faithful White Steed'.
But I'm not sure that will ever happen.

So for the time being,
I have little...ok well, they started out little...
corners I've claimed as mine.

not as in mine for the house,
or mine as in shelves for food
or cleaning supplies
or mine as in overflow from the house,
but MINE.

These areas are what are known as 'My Treasure Piles'.
They contain finds from Estate Sales, Yard Sales,
Rummage Sales and the like.

Finds that have not been made into the vision I see of them,
finds that don't have a vision as of yet, 
but know they can be something great.

From time to time my piles can become unruly...
they can downright take on a life of their own.

They grow.
Things that don't belong get added to them,
to the point that I don't know what I have...
or can't find what it is I KNOW I have.

See what I mean.....

I finally got the time...yes I got fed up enough,
to tackle this mess, to organize it.

Treasure that was still stuck in their bags came out,
the buried resurfaced.

I added one of the bookshelves we just moved out of the Living Room,
(I bought a 'new to me' Entertainment Center,
painting and rearranging....but that's another post).

It's a little awkward to get some things
but at least I can see what I have.

That big trunk was my Parents
and will be coming into the house
as soon as I make room for it.
With it moved, things will be more accessible.

Much easier to see what I have
now that things are out of their bags and on a shelf...
somewhat organized.

I felt the triumph of Victory!

....until I turned and saw my
other pile....

but that's for another day.....


  1. Hey Deb, just been browsing your links on the side bar. Love all your little 'shop's you have and the items you sell. Extremely reasonable prices too! I have to do what you have just done but mine is not the garage, but where I store all my seasonal decorations. I SO need to organize them and get them in orderly fashion. Going yard saling and bringing more items home, I just keep bringing them to that area and piling them up. Sigh...another 'project' for me to do,,LOL

  2. You've taken pictures of my garage! So many things are too unique to pass up. When those special pieces show up if you don't pick them up they are gone forever. You've made a great organizing start.

  3. Oh, that is like Willow's room (our deceased dog's room still gets called by her name)...I try, oh how I try.

  4. I swear to God that that looks like my "snake den of dispair" aka basement. Lawd only knows what lurks down there. I have no dibs on the garage. My husband feels that he is messy and disorganized enough that he doesn't need any of my help in there. Besides, it is too far away to lug stuff to. I call it the "nuthouse" cause 1) that is where he and his buds hang out and drink beer in the summer 2) the squirrels live in there and there are walnuts and shells all over!

  5. hey we have the same garage!!!lol...but at least you tackled yours...I am afraid.

  6. Kind of reminds me of my hubs garage ... 3 or 4 times a year, I get fed up, open the door, throw everything out into the driveway & make him clean up his MESS! It last about a week ... we call him Mr. Stop & Drop ...

    Have a lovely weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  7. Thank you! Thank you so much for letting me know I am not the only one with piles of things to be gone through and organized! I am not alone!!!!

  8. Hi deb!
    wow, i'm glad it's your job to go through all of that, and not mine!
    i'll bet there are some things in that medley that you forgot you even had! happy filtering!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  9. You've given me courage to go do something about my lower level. It's not exactly a basement. We live in a bi-level and always used the lower level for storage. It's out of hand and there are boxes I need to sort through but dread it so much. I'm going down there right now and get started. Thank you.

  10. Very cool blog....glad I popped in. And great job on the garage. It's amazing how they can get so messy, so fast. I need to tackle mine too. Good luck with the other side of the garage, but cheers to you for getting the first side done. :)


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