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Day 19 Challenge: Clean your entryway, sweep your garage and/or vacuum out your car

I would vacuum out the car, but we only have one and it is gone with my husband at work :).


this is where the car would be 😉

So instead I decided to clean out the stroller


You would not believe how many cheerios fell out of this thing! I could hardly believe it myself!

It looks so much better without cheerios, leaves, and crumbs in all the crevices. It also got a good wipe down with a damp rag. Ahh, much better :).

One of my goals for this year is to clean out and organize the garage. Nathan and I have been working on this goal as we have time. Sometimes we take 15 minutes and just make decisions, while other times we spend a few hours going through boxes and bins. It has been a work in progress for what feels like forever! And we did make significant progress on the garage this past weekend (when we thought we were getting a second fridge), so it has recently had some cleaning.

So here are the BEFORE pictures (blech.):


The shelf wall BEFORE. Ideally, I would love to only need half of the shelves and just get rid of all the junk!


The “Get Rid Of It!” Pile. I am SOO not a fan of having this pile in the garage!!

Now, I know that the task for today was to sweep out the garage, but I decided to spend a little bit of time sorting out the “Get Rid of It!” Pile.

This pile is a junk heap of: donate, sell, give back to rightful owner, give to someone who said they wanted it, and evaluate for trash.

I got going with this project, and it really didn’t take me long to process each item.


Here it is “in-process”


A full view of the garage when the door is open


Donate Pile


Sell Pile


things for Nathan to decide on


Junk pile wall AFTER – only the “To Sell” pile remains!


The Shelf Wall AFTER: It doesn’t look a whole lot different, but I did do some organizing. Over half the stuff is baby/kid stuff, so I’m not really able to do much with that for now.


Here’s what I swept up off the garage floor.

I will be donating my pile tomorrow, and Nathan said he would evaluate his items tonight. And I have decided to try my hand at selling some items on Craigslist. But since I have wanted to do that for over a year, I am imposing a goal of selling the stuff by May 31st. Otherwise, it’s being donated! And the recycling will be going back…soon.

There’s still more to do in the garage…but I am happy with what I accomplished today :). I still hope to have a really good photo to show off in a few months when the garage is COMPLETELY done!

And for those interested, here’s what Benjamin was up to today…


Here’s my little escape artist at work…


…and proud of it!

What did you tackle today? Anyone sort out a pile in the garage, or clean cheerios out of their stroller??