Monday, July 19, 2010

There's a difference between ORGANIZED and OCD

One of my summer projects was to clean the shop. It's attached to the garage and full of everything and all out of order. Since Johnny's on his mission, there's no one to blame for not putting tools away etc. So I figured I'd get everything in order, find all the tools to the tool sets, organize all the screws, nails, thingybobbers, and whatchamacalits and label everything so it can be found easily. This hasn't been easy for my husband because he knows where he has 'thrown' things and now he has to check the labeling before he can find something. It's all good. We'll get used to being able to actually find something without having to hunt for 30 minutes. It brought back a lot of memories from my days of working at Allied hardware. Their motto was "If we don't have it, you don't need it". That's pretty much how things are at our house in the shop. We are where the neighbors come to borrow or have things fixed because my hubby is so talented. He's the only person I know who buys sprinkler parts in bulk! We considered writing a song about everything we found while cleaning out the shop. Imagine this to the tune of 'The 12 days of Christmas'
72-hour kits
20 tons of nails
19 thousand fish lures
18 pairs of gloves
17 unused suitcases
16 auto light bulbs
15 empty quart jars
14 butcher blocks
13 bungee chords
12 garden tools
11 old deer antlers
10 folding camp chairs
9 fishing poles
8 jars of car wax
7 tennis rackets
6 pounds of screws
5 sets of drill bits
4 sleeping bags
3 hundred sprinkler parts
2 spotting scopes
And a shell for a '93 Dodge!
No, I'm not OCD.


  1. eeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Looks great! Nice to have it done, Huh?

  2. Way to clean, Stacy! By the way, has Jason ever met my dad? I'm sure we've got everything from your "twelve days of Christmas" list in my mom and dad's garage, too! :o)