Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The hidden garage cupboard

We have been spending a lot of time in the garage lately, organising bits and pieces. Tim built this cupboard on the outside of the playroom to utilise some space that we couldn't use for anything else. The cupboard had to be shorter than the playroom, as you can see from the photos below, so that the garage door could close in front of it.  

Why have a cupboard that can't be accessed unless the garage is up? Well..because we couldn't use the space for anything else, so ultimately this is a clever way for Tim to have an extra storage 'shed' that would normally be outside. A lot of his sporting (cricket and golf) equipment is in here as well as his remote control planes and cars. It keeps everything out of the rain (and out of sight) and normally sees Tim reversing the car up the garage and loading his gear straight into the car when he needs it.

The cupboard has looked like this since it was built. We didn't build any shelving into it when it was first made and things were being piled on top of each other in the cupboard. Not practical at all, but it was out of my sight and I didn't worry too much about it. Last weekend Tim saw some cheap shelving in Bunnings that he could use to finish the cupboard and so his project started (I didn't do anything..just took photos).

The shelves cost $32 total and worked wonderfully. It is now nice and easy for Tim to reach what he needs at anytime and I LOVE the transformation. It has resparked Tim's love for all the different hobbies that are housed in this cupboard and I'm sure this weekend is going to be spent playing with these boy's toys, which Cruz will love too no doubt. 

Photos with the shelving and everything packed back neatly, before the doors went back on.. 

I'm sure this is my favourite organising task of the year because #1 - I didn't have to do it and #2 - I love the result. Go hubby! I'm hoping I haven't rubbed off on him too much. The organising bug can be a killer..


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