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Blog entry by RobH posted 2645 days ago 610 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this weekend I was going to get out in the shop with the camera and start snapping before and after pictures of the cleanup job I was doing in the shop. I thought it might make a good blog series. I still do, and I still plan to get started sometime. The problem is that we really made no progress toward the organization part of the cleanup. In fact, we made it a little worse. My wife wanted to get a freezer for the garage, and we picked one up last week. When we got it into place Saturday I had moved two wall cabinets down (almost killing myself doing it), and my creeper that I use for car repair had lost its place on the wall.

I am hoping to get out there tonight and get the creeper hung somewhere else and maybe get started on my sharpening cabinet. That’s when I will have to start keeping a photographic journal. I am really excited to get out and get things organized. Problem is it seems to go so slow since I have to build things as I get some extra money.

So, now to get some dinner in my stomach and get back out into the shop….

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA



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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2645 days ago

the hardest part of cleaning up is seeing the “pre-clean” mess that you have to make first…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gizmodyne

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#2 posted 2645 days ago

Suggestion. Just hang everything 18” off the ground and use the creeper to access your tools.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Drew1House

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#3 posted 2645 days ago

I am dealing with the same thing… organization is overrated i am thinking right now…

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Karson

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#4 posted 2644 days ago

There are people who are Vertical filers and there are people who are horizontal filers.

The vertical filers have everything in its place.

The horizontal filers have everything on a flat surface. But they are in their place, because, we know where everything is. Unless someone else moves it and it’s never to be found again.

We are not messy, we just look messy to people who are vertical filers.

A person that I found on the web called Carolyn Greene has this to say, “Creative people tend to be ‘horizontal pilers’ rather than ‘vertical filers’, which is why many of us have stacks all over the house, and very little in the filing cabinets.” For more information, she suggests reading ORGANIZING FOR THE CREATIVE PERSON by Lehmkuhl and Lamping.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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