EXTREME GARAGE TRANSFORMATION | DECLUTTER + KONMARI | GARAGE TOUR
Hi guys welcome back to my channel, in today's video I'm going to be doing my most ever extreme. Declutter. And room transformation. I'm going, to tackling, our garage, which is by far the worst room in our house you've probably never even seen it because I would never put it on video. Because it is that bad and I'm so embarrassed, I often call it my Monica closet, because, if anyone walks in there they're like whoa, it is so bad we've just been putting things in there you know like cuz it's out of sight I guess it's out of mind and, yeah we just keep putting things in there and in there and you can barely, open the door now and basically. It really gets, to Matt as well whenever he needs to find a tool or, anything. Suitcases. And stuff it's, quite, stressful so he's, been meaning, it's a clear-out for so long but, as a Father's, Day present to, him I'm gonna surprise him, by cleaning. It all out, reorganizing. Everything and, hopefully making, it look a million times better so, I'm going to do that today because he's actually gone away for the weekend for a stag do so, he's away for two nights and three days but. I only really have today, to, tackle this because, tomorrow's. The weekend so the boys will all be at home so. I have some friends helping, me I don't have just one not. Two but I have three friends that are gonna come over for a few hours today and just help me pull, everything out check, everything I feel, like I should have got a skip, maybe but. I didn't, because there was no way I could get a skip here and have, it away by, the time that Matt got back so I've just lowered. All the seats in my car and, I'm gonna hopefully put things into the, car and then take things to the skip if they need to be I'm gonna try and be so brutal. With this and just check out anything, that, we don't use or reach for or anything I tend, to like even, like put boxes in there and old toys the kids used to play with and there's just so, much stuff I've been completely, dreading, it but I'm gonna face it today and I'm gonna share it with you guys so I hope you enjoy this video if you do give a thumbs up and if you're new I'd love for you to subscribe and, stick around for more cleaning content, and, without further adieu, I'm gonna show you how bad it is so. This is it guys I'm, so embarrassed, it's not even a full single, garage it's kind of like half a garage because we, used some of the garage for our extension. But, as you can see it's just a total. Mess like, things, just get chucked in here I tend, to hang on to boxes for some reason I don't know what's wrong with me so, yeah we're gonna just take everything out and marry. Conduit, all and this. Is the garage from, the other side, when. It's open, so you can't even get in there, there's, the lawnmower random. Suitcases, everywhere, like I'm so, embarrassed, so first off my friend Juliet and I are just gonna tackle this head-on and pull everything out of the garage and as we're pulling things out we were putting them into three different piles we, had one pile of things to keep one, to throw and one to donate and we, did have to be careful cuz it was like Jenga in there the way that everything had just been piled up on top of each other and I also had Jackson, on this day you may have noticed normally. If I was going to do a task like this I would ask Matt's mom to help me with child care maybe have him for a few hours but, she was also on holiday, and I really wanted to do this while. Matt was away so I just decided to go for it and you know what he was actually really good he, was pretty excited by some of the things that we were finding he, also had an app and the iPad, as well for a bit so it wasn't ideal but you know what we managed to do it and. I'm really pleased that we did so we're just gonna pull everything out. Right. So we've pulled all of it out this is how it's looking right now everything's. On the drive pretty much we've been saving this sideboard. So.
That's Gonna stay but we really need to like sweep over, and I've also bought some garage, flooring, to. Put down I didn't want to paint, the floor I just thought it'd be too messy also, have loads of tiles, here I don't know what to do with but. This is all there to, keep, next. Up we swept to the garage floor and it was a so very disgusting, and we also hoovered, it and then our floor arrived so this is the garage flooring that I ordered and, I thought it was just gonna be like a soft almost like play mat but. It's like proper. Strong, garage. Flooring and there's just so much of it so I, think. It's. Just great I've got more to get rid of also, the delivery man wouldn't take the pallet back so, I'm stuck with a pallet as well now and just take a look at all of it it's like I don't know how we're gonna get it all back into the garage. So. Yeah I don't know. Just. My, friends we bring in there now once. The floor was clean I also washed, down the shelves because they were really dusty and dirty as well these are really old shelves they were here when we bought the house and then we have a couple other ones from Ikea but I didn't want to spend those money on new, shelving, for a room that no one will really see, except for us so, I just kept the old shelves as they were after, that my friend Juliet started to try and sort and work, out where our new, storage boxes should go I got all of these on Amazon I'll link them down below and, I measured, the shelf before I ordered, them and then, really, it was just a case of going through the things that were in the to keep pile and sorting. Them further so I tend, to keep every gift bag that I ever get given and I had so many so I kind of split them in two which, ones were actually good enough to keep which ones were Christmas which ones were birthday, and I made a whole storage box I've just a gift wrapping, and ribbons, bags. And, boxes so, that the next time I have to wrap a present it'll, be really nice and easy so we did that with everything and we also laid the floor here. At my friend Donna was having a go and it. Came with this big mallet, and it, was really easy to do you just have to start from the front of the garage backwards, and I watched a little YouTube, video on how, to do it before we actually undertook. It but, it was pretty fun and you'll, see Jackson, there he was really interested and don't, judge me we found fruit shoot so while we were doing the garage and I, did, like water this one down because he is so very young but, I was like just have it it's fine he's also just woken up at this point so. Yeah we just like laid the floor as I said it was super simple to do just, to give it a good whack and, it does feel very secure, and like. Durable, and we're finally getting somewhere now I feel, like I haven't been able to show. You and. Like film as much as I've wanted, to but, there's been so many of us running in and out and it's like a lot of heavy lifting whereas. When I do like a declutter, video inside I just like move, the tripod and then move it again but this is like it's been like quite a lot so I've done two skip runs now all. Things just to chuck like things that we've hung on to like extra skirts and board extra tiles, just in case one day one of them gets damaged and then we need it like there's, just this so my stuff also baby, stuff, I have so many weaning, books to donate so, many toys so. I need to fill up the core now with. Like loads, more to donate. Jackson. Yeah. You read one of the storage boxes so, now our task. Again. Yeah, we're doing okay wait wait yes, so now we just need to sort out into piles and what is gonna go into these big plastic containers. And, luckily. He had a two hour nap so we, were able to get so much done in that time. You. Just race but if any of you tackle, your garage I totally. Recommend getting help from friends and family especially, if you have little ones because. I basically have to get it all done like during school, hours from, 9:00 till 2:30.
So, I'm so glad that there has been four, of us cuz it is a huge, job like, you, can't believe how much you. Can ram into a very, tiny. So. Before the school run that we managed to put everything that I was going to keep back into, the carriage so that there was nothing left on the drive and I could go and get the kids but, I left this job of breaking down boxes for after the school run because I knew I could easily do this in the garden while the kids would be playing like football and stuff so, I flattened, everything and, then I put it all into the car ready, to do another tip run tomorrow, of, just, cardboard, and. Then when, the kids went to bed at, about nine o'clock I went, into the garage to try and start sorting through more things I also ended, up shifting, things around, because. I realized, that these shelves were in the way of something that we probably needed to access, and. Yeah just like playing, around with everything, trying. To make it all fit around the edges, finding. A place for everything, like that smacks jetwash, so. I decided to kind of put it there and then hang the, long bit on a hook, so, really it was just a lot of like organizing, I ended. Up doing a storage, box just of gardening, things and some, of the products, we had for the garden had. Gone off there at that old one. Went, off in like 2014. So, the things like that I just ended up chucking, and. Then putting any gardening, tools into, the gardening, bugs and just, really, having a sort out this was like a dirty. Job. That took ages, I think I ended up finishing it like 11:00, or midnight so. I just had some music on and I, was sorting through it but I did quite enjoy it it was really satisfying and, I also ended up using our sideboard. As storage. As well so, in the top of it I was putting in the, really big tools and then, I found, these little drinks, that were leftover from one of the kids parties, so. Yeah it's just about finding places, for everything now, you'll notice I'm wearing a different outfit, and this is the Saturday evening so, I had the kids all Saturday and I think when I decided to do this I forgot the obviously matters away I would be solar parenting, so, I couldn't do anything all Saturday but once they went to bed I went back into the garage to finish it off and I was able to put a lot of the stuff that we keep in our utility room into, the garage because now there was so much more space so, I played around with the shelves, what. Needed a storage box what didn't I got, loads of cleaning, products out of the house that were doubles, and I, lined them all up in the garage which was really satisfying, I will, never be buying cleaning products again by the looks of it I just had so much then, I made a note on my phone of all of the labels that I wanted to make just all. Of the storage boxes, that we had and I used our black chalk labels, which, I showed you in a recent hacks, video this. Is great because it comes with a little chalkboard pen, that you can like, wipe it out and then write something different if you ever want to use the label or the books for something different so. I just labeled all of our board games I drinks our barbecue stuff our wipes and.
Then I went through and put, it onto everything. Hi. Guys it's about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night now it has been about, two days two. Nights five. Tip, runs donation. Runs. Giving. Things to friends runs, and, I, think I've put my back out it has been like such. A big, thing. To undertake, but, I think. He's gonna love it and I think it's, actually gonna be a life-changing I. Know it sounds silly feels so much more organized, now so I'm gonna give you a quick tour before. Matt is back tomorrow and we surprise, him, as, I'll show you around I kept, all of the shelving that was already in here but obviously we threw out a lot and I was able to group things together and, then, put lots of stuff into, these clear, plastic storage, boxes which, I got on Amazon and, then, I labeled, them as well so I'll start over here I put all of our board games up. Here, on the top I was actually able, to take a lot of them out, of our utility, room and then put, them all here I was, gonna put them into a box, but actually, I think it would have been difficult to access and, quite, heavy as well so I'll kind of just stacked them and I think the boys can just literally walk out here choose one they want to play with and I can grab it for them there's also a few more on this. One but I've actually put games and gifts, because sometimes, if I see a deal then, I will buy, something, and, then like use it for a birthday party so I've got a few like potential, gifts here that we could give to people down. Here we have a few drinks which are left over from a, birthday, party that we had I think, for Caleb and they. Will literally just chucked in a bag and I put them onto one of my carousels, because I bought this carousel it's actually too big for. The kitchen, like cupboard that I wanted it for but it fits here perfectly, so now it's there spinning, I've, also got the boys bubbles, and then, mats of barbecue, tools he, can never find these, they're always just somewhere in here so, now they've, got a little label there, right there where he needs them I also, came, across a huge, box of wipes, this, must be from when we had a newborn, I completely, like didn't know where this was so. I put them in their own box and then down here I've. Got a box of like plaster. Powder, and, grout and stuff to do with like when, we had work done in our house I just didn't know if I should throw this or not it was difficult without Matt like knowing what I'm up to, yeah and then over to these shelves, this is probably the books I am most excited about. It says gift wrapping on it it's got a little bar a gift wrapping paper but, also you know you get nice bags and you're like I'll keep that also. Some boxes, and ribbons. And things like that so whenever we need to wrap up birthday, present quickly it's not gonna be a scramble I can just come to the gift wrapping box and it'll be nice and easy here. We have some travel stuff like some life jackets some travel pillows but, also our, picnic, blankets, as well I, also have these and plenty, actually sent these to me when we did a video. Together so I'm, keeping them they're moving. On to this one I have envelopes, which I send my planner out in and I also have some spice racks that I want to keep so they're in there as well I also, have Matt's shredder, and, then, I have a box of party, stuff so all of this is like serviettes. Party. Banners, a few plates and, cups and things like that they're all in, this box so the next time a boy has a party. I probably got everything that I need and then, here, I have all of my grieving, things please, don't ever let me buy any cleaning products again because this is gonna last me so long I did, not realize how much I actually have, and I did have a box for this section, but, actually, I think it looks better just laid out like that and I can just grab it when, I need it so I've got like some, bathroom, things over here, and then some kitchen, things and, then like my, method, and some more laundry detergent. And dishwasher, things as well also some, extra cloths and sponges. And then, barbeque sponges, that Matt uses and, then in this box again, when Matt's back he might want to go through this because it's all like electrical, sockets. And plugs and. Things and I just didn't know what. I could chuck and what I needed to keep so I put it all into a box and he, can hopefully go through that when he's, back down, here I've got extra wine glasses, and, beer glasses for when we like entertain, down. Here I've got some extra tiles, we've got like an extra car seat an extra, potty over. Here I've got the boys scooters, lined. Up and then. Also all of their helmets, so we've got that and they've got the next size up for Jackson's, scooter. We've got our paddling, pool and then there's more tiles, under. There over. On this wall I have our old sideboard. Which used to be in our kitchen, it's Laura Ashley it's solid wood we, didn't want to get rid of it just in case we move or if, we ever get rid of the toy storage, and then we want to replace it with something we.
Just Couldn't part with this or sell it but, it's actually good because I have stored loads of paint cans and some alcohol and, things like that for, when we entertain, in it I've also, labeled these drawers, random. Big tools because, I don't know there's like hammers. And souls and stuff like that in there I also, have one for air pumps, like we have so many footballs, the, boys are always looking, for an air pump or one to do the paddling pool with as well so now that will be very easy to find and then down here I have literally like loads, of random, nails in this one it's so heavy on top of the sideboard I have just put our luggage on there and the boys travel. Scooters, and then, on the wall there were a few hooks so, we've hung up like a shovel there toboggan, the, leaf blower things, like that and then there is another shelf, over here which. I kind of put behind the door because I thought, it was like quite ugly. Unattractive. Stuff there's more suitcases over there and then, there are some gardening, tools stacked, there, and then, we've got mats, jet wash we. Have his toolbox which, is actually. So old and bad I need to get him a new toolbox, but I just don't think I've got time before. Tomorrow but that's the toolbox I now, have a whole books just with gardening, things I know we have asked her to have at the back but, Matt does take a lot of pride in our front garden, so all of this is pretty much for that and then, I have all of his like power drills, he's got like three for some reason, so, maybe he could get rid of one of them when he's back I also, got the extension, lead which you, know you're like always looking for it and it's right there yeah, and then down here I have small, paint cans also paintbrushes paint tape. Like, white spirit, everything you would need pretty much to paint also a. Power sander. So. Yes. That is pretty much everything, I, forgot, to say that I put the lawnmower over here in the corner with, the strimer as well but. Changing, the floor back here has made a huge, difference it's, also made this room a lot warmer so, it's acting it has a bit of insulation. Unfortunately. Because I got the black I do feel like any bit of dust like I've just mopped it but, any bit of dust is really showing up and because this was such a messy room there, is still a lot of dust settling. So I may mop. It again one more time before Matt gets here but I'm really pleased I can't believe that like me, and my friends, could work out how to lay it it's, really heavy-duty stuff but. It was very simple to do so, that is how it's looking now I'm really pleased with how it's turned out and I cannot, believe how. Much, floor, space we, have now like this is such a tiny garage and when, I showed the kids they were like we've, never seen the, garage floor before, so, I think that says a lot I got rid of so much stuff so all, that's left to do is surprise Matt, when he gets home tomorrow so. Once again I just want to remind you of what the before, was like and now, the after I find that the most satisfying. Thing ever so again this, was the before and. Then. This, was the after, so, I'm so pleased all my hard work was definitely, worth it so now just a surprise Matt. Like. The house and. Talk, to us yes. Right. Look. At the floor. So. You just wait where did you actually because, I'm a tip funds I do, 206. I'm. Really, gonna sleep in. It. II like, it in fact. Amazing. Isn't it a company phrase that did it all. Face. It and all the boys came to tip with me oh is, that a car yeah it. Was crazy the guys at the tip tonight you're, here the more than uh. Help. Me. Right. So you've been surprised, did, you love it, absolutely, loved it no. Surprise ever oh I'm. So glad I, obviously, think it's gonna be like life-changing. Oh yeah, I know it sounds silly but it's, already made me like we can walk over there. You've done it before but, not like that that was them even. How he can date it it. Yeah. Anyway thank you so much for watching and. I, hope you enjoyed the video and, we'll see you next time but yeah, thank, you.