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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.
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Really like that cargo bike. What's the story on that beauty?
 
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Bill Anderson wrote:Really like that cargo bike. What's the story on that beauty?



Thanks Bill!

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.
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I cleaned the back corner of the shop (Dezignated, "the galley") at Wheaton Labs. Fare from being completely organized, the bench is at least usable again!
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Before cleaning
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After cleaning
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Cleaned up the shop this last weekend--getting some shelving in there helped a lot! Much more floorspace for setting the workbench down on or setting up sawhorses.
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Cleaning up the shop
Cleaning up the shop
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To get certified for this BB, post at least two pictures:
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- 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!

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Wide-view of the shop before cleaning. My watch shows 12:06.
Wide-view of the shop before cleaning. My watch shows 12:06.
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Work surface before cleaning.
Work surface before cleaning.
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Wide-view of the shop after cleaning. My watch shows 13:15, 69 minutes elapsed.
Wide-view of the shop after cleaning. My watch shows 13:15, 69 minutes elapsed.
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Work surface after cleaning.
Work surface after cleaning.
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My husband is building a new shop soon, but until then I thought I would make working a little easier!

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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.
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The shop is super cluttered. My punching bag creates an awkward walkway
The shop is super cluttered. My punching bag creates an awkward walkway
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Saw dust all over the floor
Saw dust all over the floor
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Shelves that are not being utilized to their full potential
Shelves that are not being utilized to their full potential
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Stuff everywhere in no particular order
Stuff everywhere in no particular order
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Shelves are now super organized and have created a ton of free space around the shop
Shelves are now super organized and have created a ton of free space around the shop
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Organized the wall space and around the deep freezer
Organized the wall space and around the deep freezer
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Added safety items on top of my tool box (future BB submission there)
Added safety items on top of my tool box (future BB submission there)
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My spare shelving now has a ton of extra room
My spare shelving now has a ton of extra room
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You can see the punching bag has been moved to the back-least used corner of the room. Once the motorcycle goes back outside there will be tons of room
You can see the punching bag has been moved to the back-least used corner of the room. Once the motorcycle goes back outside there will be tons of room
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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.
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