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Garage slob?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Bomber, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. WornOutOldMan
    Joined: Nov 18, 2010
    Posts: 67

    from So Cal

    All the tools get a wipedown and put away every time. Anything else gets moved around and forms constantly changing piles of stuff.
  2. Total disaster and I get mad at myself because I know better......

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    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 2,069


    It comes with being a Hot Rodder. Real HotRodding is dirty & ghetto.
  4. Rat.Racer
    Joined: Mar 11, 2013
    Posts: 417

    from Maryland

    My friends garage is like that, I tell him, if you move the car out, you're halfway done!
  5. carmuts
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 874


    I went to the extreme a couple of years ago and bought a bunch of shelves. Had a neat orderly shop for awhile, but with the addition of the junkyard parts I bought a couple of years ago I need more shelves yet again. Neet and orderly has gone out the window for now. Rod

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  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,149


    Too small of a garage that was built in the mid 30's and my grandfather and I poured the floor in the late 50's. He had a project lined out for every summer when I visited for a month and looking back I learned one hell of a lot on those projects.

    I have way too much crap and too much crap that doesn't belong in the garage. Since the box with wheels that I NOW drive to work after getting it fixed is up and running I am going to spend some time next weekend getting the garage cleaned up before attacking my 71 GMC that gets to haul stuff for the real projects.
    This is what happens when you have a tiny garage and buy a mig, post mounted vise/grinder, belt/disk sander, Bandsaw and drill press in a three year period of time. Plus have parts from five ongoing projects in it.
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
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    Clear I could fit 3 cars but only fit 1 at a time to work on at night. It too clutered with shit. Good thing I got a Parking lot for a backyard & It doesn't rain in Sunny SoCal.:cool:

    I'm aways dumping Whole "Departments" like the Bolt Dept., Washer Dept., Small Parts Dept., Fitting Dept., . . . . . Out on the floor to find that 1 i need, then pushbroom everything to 1 side to put a car in when "clock'n out" Then spend 10 min. in the morning filling back up the buckets, I mean Departments.

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  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,974

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I love the garages where the floor is checker board, the matching cabinets are better then a lot of kitchens, with the accent stripes on the walls..not a thing out of place, spic and span.
    But mine looks nothing like that..I actually work out there.
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    ^^^^^^^ And if there's a truck in there, You bet it becomes the Miscellanious Department.
  10. No such thing as too small of a space -
    12"x12" equal 1 sq foot aways & x 12" equals a cubic foot always it's never short ever.

    Too much stuff for that space is the issue
  11. Hotrodhog
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
    Posts: 169


    This is as clean as I can get!! Usually every horizontal surface is piled with stuff!!

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  12. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 411


    My shop looks like a bomb went off. I pick stuff up but drag it back out. Why did I put power outlets THERE?

    I am ordering another glulam beam and expanding the shit storage.
  13. stainlesssteelrat
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
    Posts: 583

    from ms

    I only know how to work in chaos , if my parts and tools are in piles I will know exactly where everything is and I can find what I need in seconds , I'll know my torque wrench is under
    The 23 t fender with the 65 Chrysler Newport carpet draped over it with a box of dodge brothers spring shackles and bolts pirched on it. .
    If I organized my stuff I would never find a damn thing.
  14. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,529


    I have been from one extreme to the other with this garage organization stuff! Well I never did have a "GARAGE MAHAL" But I get the best and most efficient results with organized kayos! In other words when elbow's and a$$hole$ is all you see the the garage is a disaster! When that project and or job is done regroup and straighten er out! Who am I kidding I've never been totally organized out there! I've been working on cleaning it up for the last two months! After two trips to the scrap yard and one more in the VERY NEAR future hell I can see three walls and the floor!
  15. cayager
    Joined: Feb 10, 2012
    Posts: 293


    my garage= 10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag. everything is way to good to get rid of. couldnt possibly think of one thing to get rid of. didnt have much starting off. now bursting at the seams. id add on but i know it wouldnt be long till it was full again.
  16. spot
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 204

    from usa

    I'm OCD when I working. Cant stand clutter. I clean the garage at the end of every day. Takes me only about 15min to put everything back in the tool boxs and then I blow off everything and sweep the floor. This cuts down (not elimnate) lost tools and parts.
    It also keeps the wife happier as she keeps her car in one have of the home garage.
  17. I am with spot, can't stand clutter and shit everywhere it drives me crazy. Have a friend that has a shop and he is a total slob has tools, parts and shit piled on benches and tables and more shit pushed into corners. The worst part is metal shavings all over the floor! Don't know how people work like this....:eek:

  18. j conrad
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 81

    j conrad

    oh when sombody gives me shit about my cluttered garage i just say "thats how the magic happens" or when they complain about workin slow i tell them " you cant rush perfection " .. my 2 favorite lines lol
  19. Catdaddyo
    Joined: Mar 9, 2005
    Posts: 136



    Love that air scoop
  20. chopped
    Joined: Dec 9, 2004
    Posts: 1,995


    I put tools away every night, if not I may or may not ever find them again. My wife loves me so every month or so she goes out and cleans like only a woman can.
  21. Normal Norman
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 510

    Normal Norman
    from Goshen IN.

    Hi, my name is Steve and my garage is a F*^*#@%! mess(pause while everyone says"hi steve") Your first step to clean up is admitting you have a problem. Man do I have a problem!
    Normal Norman
  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,149


    At least you can actually get a truck or frame or something inside yours. I've got to spend Saturday moving stuff around and get it to the point I don't trip over something getting to the tool box.
  23. Mr. Jean
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Mr. Jean

    This quote sounds a lot like me, except the OCD part and my wife only gets a third of the garage, when I'm not using it.:D

    I do have the checkered floor and nice tool boxes and cabinets though, but I'm retired and it's at my home.:cool:
  24. If there is a flat areaa it is covered.
  25. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,144

    Roger Walling

    My problem is that the floor is getting further away from my arms as I get older.

    I only clean the floor when I can't walk across it, then I sit down with a bucket and fill it with tools.

    (Them there us the problem of getting up.)
  26. yep ill get aggervated at the mess clean it all up and something will require something done to it and BOOM it explodes all over the place and after a while ill get aggervated at it and clean it all up and, get the idea
  27. Olderchild
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
    Posts: 476

    from Ohio

    Redline if that's true, i'll have some awl some shit coming out of my garage soon:D
  28. Someone here on the hamb has a saying I often quote," Pay no attention to the messy garage,my best work comes from chaos!" or something like that....

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  29. oldnuts
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 355

    from nebraska

    I can't stand a mess or clutter. I clean up every night when I'm done in the garage. I also work out of a single car garage so even a small mess takes over quick.

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  30. Keep the faith baby!!!

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