August 13, 2012

The Garage....my treasured extra room...


Do you have extra dishes, glassware and even small appliances
that you have no space for in your house? 
 Where do you keep them for easy access? 
 Do you have a spare room or maybe a closet or attic?

Mine are stashed on shelves in my garage.

Since we downsized two years ago there's just no room in the house...
and though it may not look like it...
I have truly gotten rid of a lot of stuff!
Being an avid thrift store/garage sale shopper... I am always coming across 
 pretty plates or glasses that will be perfect for that special party or get-together.

 I have put to use many different containers and storage units 
to help keep it all organized. (to some degree)


 ....and since I love to bake....I have many baking and cooking supplies too...



...and then of course there are the cleaning supplies, 
meds and vitamins and all the misc stuff that needs a home too!
There just aren't enough cupboards in my townhouse!
So I Say....
Thank goodness for my garage....it is truly an extra room for me...
And believe it or not...I can actually park my car inside there too!

Stay cozy...
Carrie

25 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've done so great at organizing. It gets too hot in our garage here in Florida for some things. We have to be careful! But we sure don't have enough storage space here either. I have too much in my cabinets!

nancygrayce said...

Please, please, please come organize my house and garage! You are so, so organized! I'm so jealous!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Lucky you! Our garage here is really just a leaky old barn! I do hope to be very organized if we can buy our own home again!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Carrie..I always give away the excess. If I buy more I make decisions about what I keep and what goes, that way I only own what fits in my cupboards in the kitchen or dining room. I don't mind passing stuff on to people who need it more than I do.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

It's ALWAYS good to have excess dishes on hand! And you have organized them beautifully! Talk about using your garage space to the best of it's ability!
Thank you so much sharing this with us!
Erica :)

The Gathering Place said...

I am so jealous that you can use your garage. My husband uses ours for carpentry and it is hard to keep it clean. I love your storage ideas.


Thanks for the visit,

Diane Mars said...

And do I also spy an extra fridge too... you are more then prepared! Man girl you have that garage down to a science! Love it, thanks for sharing oxox

acorn hollow said...

It looks all organized. I have a front hall closet that takes the things I use once a year.
Cathy

La Table De Nana said...

I am so impressed with your organizational skills:)

Leslie said...

You win the gold medal for being organized!!! My gosh girl.. I would have things all mixed up and tossed around. You've inspired me!

pchickki said...

Looks familiar from when we moved from CA to OR. Mine are still in boxes!

pollydove said...

Hi Carrie! WOW!!!!! I am beyond impressed with your organizational skills! You're amazing and those shelves look perfect! GREAT job girl!

Ann said...

I have lots of knick knacks and little treasures I can't part with,
I store them in our storage near the garage... it is hard to be a pack rat.

pembrokeshire lass said...

What a great idea. Unfortunately my husband has banished the ride on mower etc from our garage so that he can put all HIS workshop 'stuff' in!! Seeing what you've done has made me think though. You visited me and now I have visited you and joined your followers so I can learn some more good ideas! Thanks. Joan

Monica said...

Yay you have Fiesta dishes :) I keep extra kitchen things out in the garage as well, but how do you manage to keep your things so clean in the garage? Your storage system looks amazing.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Good idea! I'm trying to clean out the garage, still/again, and have made room for more stuff! Extra dishes might be a better idea!
Warmly,
deb

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very good organizing skills you've got there!
Blessings,
Marcia

Dorothy said...

Hi Carrie, I am your newest follower! I love your shelves, and don't you like those plastic storage bins with drawers, I do! And the way you placed your baking pans makes it so easy to find and get the one you need! I need your skills!

Connie said...

Looks so nice and organized! I'm glad you have a garage too :)

Diane Writes said...

Hi Carrie! Thank you for following my blog and leaving a comment. It made me happy.

I'm glad to meet you here in the blogosphere and I must say, you have a lovely blog. You have great collection in there.

Looking forward in reading more of your posts.

Have a great day!

Happy@Home said...

I am impressed with your organizational skills, Carrie. It can be a challenge to keep all of our treasures "under control". I love to thrift shop too and it seems like I'm always finding little things I can't live without. Luckily I have a big walk in attic to store it in.
Thank you so much for your kind comments. It means a lot to me.
Hugs,
Kim

Judi said...

Hi Carrie
Oh my you DO have lots of dishes and baking and cooking items. You have them very well organized in your garage...lucky you!
I have them in a storage area not very close to my kitchen and I've had to cut back on buying more.
Just what I need I guess....
I love dishes though.
thank you for sharing.
Have a great evening.
Judi

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I can't believe how organized your garage is. Very inspiring.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You are so organized and everything is so CLEAN. Even when we had a garage and I had big cabinets with doors, everything got so dirty. I'm more than impressed. Your cleaning supply corner is amazing too. So much inspiration to organize...

Deb said...

wow that is awesome..I have dishes scattered all over the house....I love dishes...

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