Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Resolutions in Motion

At the first a of the year, I posted 13 goals I want to complete in 2013. You can call them resolutions if you want. It has been a week since I wrote them, and I haven't forgotten them, so that has got to be a bonus. I asked for you all to keep me accountable in these goals, and then I stumbled across this
It is a 6 week little linky to help keep people motivated/encouraged with a specific goal. Plus, there are prizes. I never win anything (except for my awesome Alaskan prize pack from Angi), but I like the idea of prizes. So... my goal that I will be working on this 6 weeks is...
The Mister and I moved into our house on Valentine's Day 2009. When we moved, many things were just put into the garage, and then we would go out and get boxes/unpack etc. WE NEVER FINISHED! Then we got married, and our generous family gifted us many new things. Our old things went into the garage. When my mom passed away, I inherited quite a bit of stuff from my child hood. Guess where it is? The garage.  I have taken things to Goodwill before, but I have never just taken care of the disaster that is the garage. I am hoping that this little link up will give me the motivation that I need to get my butt into gear, and get the garage emptied and organized. 

I can't believe I am about to show you these pictures. But I like to keep things real around here. Here is what my garage looks like today.
That is embarrassing. It looks like I belong on Hoarders or something. (there is no poop in bags. I promise you that) I hate opening my garage door when my neighbors are outside and now I am showing all of you the disaster that is my garage. We could play a fun little game of I Spy. 

So there you have it. That's what I am starting with, but I am hoping that in 6 weeks I will be able to hold a Zumba class in there. Or at least park my car in the garage. 

How have you been doing on your goals for the new year? 

7 comments:

Megan10e said...

That's a great goal! Is it weird that when I look at those pictures, I get excited and just want to come organize for you? I love to organize, and in fact my garage could use a good cleaning out! Can't wait to see how you do!

Angi said...

AW that's not THAT bad! I mean it's a lot of stuff, but it looks like real stuff - not like JUNK, like they have on Hoarders. If anybody gives you the side eye just tell 'em you're prepping for a garage sale. ;)

rebeckann said...

It's only "bad" if you think of it in terms that you can't park in there. As for a storage space...not bad at all! :) I'm about I'm doing ok with my resolutions so far...for the most part. Good luck with your clean up!

Jen said...

Oh that's not bad at all!!! You can do it. :)

Kristin said...

Our garage is also a disaster because my husband is always working on some project or another. The *only* reason I can even park in there is because it's a 3 car garage. That's right. We can proudly fit ONE car into our 3 car garage.

Good luck!

Alison said...

Awesome goal. Totally doable. Your garage looks NOTHING like hoarders, btw. You don't have piles of garbage, half eaten pizzas, 20 cats, etc. Much better, but I understand how you feel. Our garage has about half that much stuff and I wish I would take the time to de-clutter it. Someday.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm not doing as well on my eating and exercising as I'd like, so I am kicking that up next week and really focusing on that.

My husband's office is a problem child area. Good luck with your garage!