DECLUTTERING THE LITTLE SHOP OF JARFOLD

Introduction: DECLUTTERING THE LITTLE SHOP OF JARFOLD

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, le…

The Little Shop of Jarfold had gotten to the point where I could no longer work safely, let alone find anything.

Step 1: ALL THE WORK CARTS WERE PUSHED TO ONE SIDE.

When starting a large task, break it down into manageable pieces.

Step 2: I TOSSED TOGETHER a SMALL PARTS STORAGE CASE

This will be a future Instructable. I have a lot more drawers to build. But for now it helped me get ridof some things just haphazardly strewn about the shop.

Step 3: PIPE CLAMPS

My pipe clamps were always falling down. I built a better holder for them and notched it out to accomodate a drawer in the top corner of my small parts storage case.

Step 4: SAWHORSES

These sawhorses constantly got in the way. Ah, that dead space next to the garage door was perfect. I put a couple of dowels into a board, screwed it into the studs, and drilled corresponding holes in the 2 x 4s on the top of the sawhorses.

Step 5: THE JUMBLE JUNGLE

Where to start. I just took everything down and did one task at a time.

Step 6: TAPE HOLDER AND EXTENSION CORDS

I redid the spacing on the French Cleats. The dowels on the tape holder were too close. I cut them all and respaced them. I organized the extension cords.

Step 7: THE JIG IS UP

I hung all my jigs on the wall. I was running out of wall space.

Step 8: LEAF BLOWER AND WEED WHACKER

Slowly I turned, step by step, and there was the back wall. Again using dowels, I created hangers for the leaf blower and those huge cords needed for the electric leaf blower and annual Xmas display. And for the gas-powered weed whacker.

Step 9: VACUUM AND SWEEP

Then I vacuumed and swept, very satisfied with the results.

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