Took me four and half hours to clean my workshop. My garage is a bike shed, garden shed, tool shed and woodworking shop.
I decided to empty the whole garage including all the shelves and tools on the wall.
My objectives were:
1) Go through paints and varnishes and move any I was keeping into the basement
2) Move any tools and items that are for house DIY and maintenance, into the basement
3) Move anything bike related into the basement except my big cargo bike.
4) Move any rechargeable batteries including my ebike into the basement - the garage isn’t heated and they don’t like freezing conditions
5) Up-cycle, give away all plant pots - I’m only going to direct sow from now on
6) Recycle all the yoghurt pots, tins etc that I’ve used as plant pots
7) Clean the walls and ceiling of dusty cobwebs
8) Sweep the floor
9) Empty and sort out the two shelving units
10) Makes sure all tools were hung up
11) Tidy up the lighting cables
12) Make sure there’s adequate space to move about and still use the garage for adhoc woodwork projects
All done . . .
Here are pictures
Winter is coming, so a good tidy up also included a big chuck out and I wanted to relocate anything sensitive to cold, into the basement. This included paints and batteries.
Bill Anderson wrote:Really like that cargo bike. What's the story on that beauty?
She’s a Bullitt Bike made by Danish firm Larry v Harry I bought her back in January from Curbside Cycles in Toronto (mail order!) because I couldn’t find a company in the US who were taking orders at the time. Due to big boat getting stuck in the suez canal, global supply chain issues, container shortages, dockworker strikes in Quebec, she arrived in July, barebones but built in a big box. I ride everyday, mostly grocery runs. Thanks for asking.
To get certified for this BB, post at least two pictures:
- a before picture
- an after picture that shows significant improvement and at least 1 hour hour of work
I'll be posting in low-res for privacy reasons. I think it should still be clear I did one hour of work.
An hour is a very short time to clean a shop. At 60 minutes it actually wouldn't have looked like I did 60 minutes of work... so I extended another 9 minutes to move the big things. I imagine to get a typically messy shop really clean would take 4 of these sessions or more.
My shop started out relatively clean... but I need to do that other BB - "optimize a workspace" to make it so that I don't need to repeat this one so often!
This was the biggest quality of life BB I have done yet. The shop/garage is my primary workspace, as my only out building does not have power. The sheer amount of dirt that came off the floor filled a small plant pot! Also, please forgive the motorcycle, we are experiencing a horrible windstorm here in my part of Colorado and I could not have it under the shed as normal.
My submission for BB cleaning the shop for 1hour. I was overdue, it was difficult to walk and work in there. Give away the beehive to a friend and added many shelf between the stud to store jars full of stuff.
Living and growing on my small homestead near a project of permaculture school.
"There are no non-radical options left before us" Naomie Klein in This Changes Everything