If you look super closely, you can see some masking tape on the ground to mark a parking spot for the kids' four wheelers. Unfortunately, when the van is parked in the garage, it is virtually impossible for my kiddos to get them out without any help. We also have random toys on a couple of shelves that need sorting. Some are "to grow into" toys and others are outdoor toys. The problem with the outdoor toys is that we don't REALLY want the neighborhood kids searching through the stash. It is too far into the garage for them not to get distracted by other finds.
The back of the garage has shelving for extra food/drinks, toilet paper, paper towels, etc. and then some kitchen "dishes." The air hockey table is typically cleared off, but not all the time. It does have decent space on either side to play, but it is a bit crowded on the right sometimes. The train table that is lying on its side needs a new home, but has fallen to one of my problems: "sell or give away?"
This is the 1/2 part of the garage that is extra. It is a great "corner" in the back of the garage with a door to the backyard that is blocked 98% of the time. Again, I tried to group things. We have a shelf of toys/games kids need to "grow into," a rack to hold motorcycle jackets & gear, a rack to hold my winter coats/sweaters (I need to box them up), and decorations, and tools, and etc.
Here are the boxes of seasonal decorations. Although I wish they were all see through (too expensive to do that now), I have used masking tape and a Sharpie to label most of what is inside the boxes. There are random bags of blankets, crafts projects to work on and random coolers that need to be somewhere else, so there is more room to better organize the holiday boxes.
Here is my lovely door to the back yard. See that red lawn mower? It is placed near the door which is great, but so is a lot of other stuff. We have a small bouncy house that is near being an outgrown toy, umbrellas, rain boots, a trunk with camping gear, a cute, pink desk chair that has no room in this particular house, a Christmas tree and an edger.
On the left of this corner is a great set of shelves that was unloaded into when we moved in, and it needs help. Overall this bottom part is okay, but I'd still love to purge a little.
The TOP part of the great shelving is a nightmare. Try getting a suitcase down without toppling yourself. I truly believe we have too many. There are even suitcases within suitcases, but no labels to help remind me of what/where we have them. We also have fan boxes from when we installed them upon moving into this house. Why are we keeping those boxes again?
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