This year my wife and I decided to take on a really complicated task. We decided to take on a new place to live and saw an opportunity to make our lives a little bit better with a whole lot of work. Due to the housing marketing being so good before the COVID-19 pandemic we moved into a super nice neighborhood at the lowest price that had ever been available in it. This also came with a caveat of moving into a non-move in ready home. We ended up with a timeframe to fix up the vast majority of the home and also we ended up with a giant mess doing so. We ended up using cardboard boxes to organize and save our ability to live there.
The best decision we made was to work more organized. Moving into a new home was going to be an exciting thing and at first, we were super happy about the ability to move into a great place with such a low cost. We didn’t have a ton of stuff moving from a small apartment into a large home but what we did have was still a bit too much for the location due to all the work we are doing with it. I think that our issue was we were constantly working on the majority of the house at the same time. By the time we moved in we only had really one room that was finished and able to be lived in and that was our bedroom.
With the entire house being under construction we found that we simply didn’t have a lot of space to live. It was livable until the winter started to kick in hard. The issue that we had was that we could no longer work on projects the yard and we only had the space available in our garage to do messy jobs such as cutting wood and staining. This left us with a big issue because our garage was so full of items and products. This was where we had to organize in order to find room to work. The house was already too full to add the garage stuff to ti so we had to be cleaver. What we did was order a bunch of high-end cardboard boxes and we started to get to work.
We began by organizing all of our items by type and use. This was important because we need to still be able to get to the items that we used constantly easily. We decided that we could use the vertical space in our garage in order to save space. We started packing up and actually building our towers vertically as well.
In order to do this correctly, we ended up creating a system to know what we were stacking. We stacked our packages by the type of items that are in it and the use we will need it for. So an item we will use most often we will put a 1 on and a 5 on items that we wouldn’t not use much. Then we would stack the packages in that order 1 on top so we could grab it out easy. With this, we had more room to work and a garage we could continue to use.