Ever since we started this year-long process of organizing our home and getting rid of ‘stuff,’ I’ve been waiting to tackle this room. It’s been a mess for years! While we’ve talked about sorting through stuff and getting rid of items, out of sight means out of mind. Unlike the other big home organization projects we’ve done – the garage with all of its contents – and – the sewing area with all of my fabric – the tool room is not really used except to store items.
Brad – my husband – has been trying to avoid tackling this room. He succeeded until now.
Why do we need so many tools and building items? Well, after 24-years of marriage we’ve rebuilt 2 houses, rebuilt a garage, and built a chicken coop. You never know when you’ll need a tool. Or other building supply.
Honestly, the room is somewhat organized. We can mostly find what we’re looking for.
The peg board is nice, too. While we have matching tool boxes – my father-in-law made them for us years ago, having tools where you can see them is really convenient.
We don’t go into the tool room unless we really need something – like a tool. It’s also where we kept our refill containers of cleaning supplies – which we got rid of already – because we’ve switched over to cleaning supplies that are basically food items. (Here’s why we’ve been slowly changing our cleaners.)
So, we’re tackling our last big area. Since I took these pictures, the room is almost empty. It’s a huge mess in our entire basement – including my pretty sewing area. Waaahhh!! This may or may not be done by next week. We shall see. You might be reading about an easy project for next week! Stay tuned….
How’s your decluttering and sorting project coming along? What are you tackling this week?