Monday, May 19, 2014

Spring Cleaning Project: The Garage

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastTrack

Next month will mark a year since Ronnie and I bought our first home. We got engaged and put an offer in on a house in the same week and well, life has kind of a been a whirlwind ever since then. We both also started new jobs that summer, and then wedding planning took over our my life and all of a sudden, its been a year and our garage is still as terrifying as it was a year ago.

When we bought our house I had lofty dreams of having it decorated and organized and ready for pictures of it to be featured on pinner's dream house boards all over the world, but alas, we still have a lot of bare walls and a lot of clutter.

Now that the weather is finally getting nicer and we are out of our winter hibernation, I have been begging, pleading, harassing and bribing Ronnie to finally get the garage cleaned and organized and this weekend, we decided to tackle it. Becoming a home owner means you also become owners of all. We have so many things I never even thought of ever needing when I was an apartment dweller, and storing them in the wheelbarrow really just wasn't cutting it for me.

I came across this fancy garage organizer, the Rubbermaid FastTrack at Target for less than $40 bucks and immediately snagged it up. It looked easy to install and I knew it would be the perfect solution in helping us get and stay organized in the garage. 

The FastTrack was a win win for us both: It only took Ronnie about five minutes to install it, but it created a organized and visually appealing organizations system for me. If there's one thing I hate, its clutter. I need everything to have its rightful space and home. While Ronnie was hard at work, I was busy snapping pictures and deciding what we should hang on the FastTrack first. I seriously would like to go buy a few more now to hang the rest of of our yard and home tools.

We can actually now fit two cars in our two car garage, and find what we're looking for instead of scrambling around searching everywhere. Spending a couple hours in the garage this weekend cleaning it up and organizing it was so worth the time. I am the type of person that feels like when something in my house is out of order and chaotic, my whole life is out of order and chaotic. Spring is the time for spring cleaning, and I am so happy we were able to tackle this massive project and be done with it!

If your garage is as scary as ours was, you should run, not walk to your nearest Target to pick up one of these FastTracks to help you get organized. It is on sale for $28.99 (regularly $33.99) but the offer is only good from 5/18-5/24.  

Behold, a clean and organized garage! 

My next spring cleaning project is going to be our pantry, and I also really want to redo some of the furniture in my office. What is on your spring cleaning list?


  1. That really looks great! It feels so good to get organizational projects done!

  2. Looks so great. We both park our cars in the garage and we have made a commitment to always have the space to do that - we don't like clutter!

  3. I'm impressed...half of our garage is completely organized, and the other half looks like a hoarder's garage may look. I think we need to take a note from you :)

  4. Our next project is the garage!! It's going to be a huge project!