My wife is 38 days from her due date. She is in cleaning mode and wants everything clean, including the garage. So saturday I spent time cleaning up. We have already gotten rid of a ton of stuff. We brought a ton to the salvation army and had a garage sale and I recently got rid of some stuff on craig’s list.
I basically swept, vacuumed, reorganized everything.
It still looks more like a garage than a shop, but I will fill it up with more tools one day. I also need to build a bench along the back wall with storage underneath and french cleat system above.
I also got a piece of hardboard to put on my worktable. I have been using two 2×4 pieces of OSB that I got for free from a garage sale. It’s hard to clean sawdust off of, I get splinters from it, and anytime I am working on anything made from soft wood, like pine from the home store, the side facing down on the table gets all kinds of dents from the OSB. A 4×8 piece of hardboard was only $7 and some change at Home Depot. I had them cut it in half. Half went on the table; the other half I will use to make some templates for some of the projects that I plan on batching out.
Table top before:
Table top after:
It looks so much better. So much nicer looking (and feeling) than the ugly OSB. It’s amazing how much 7$ did to improve my day.