Having successfully put up 3 sets of shelves, I couldn’t put up the remaining 3 sets without taking down or removing long standing shelving options that were either of no real use or reaching the end of their usable lifespan. There were a number of small 3 inch deep shelf units which came down in favour of shelves that were about 15 inches deep. Out came a very old bookcase (probably about 20 years old) that was falling apart in a number of areas, but given how old it was I feel I’ve had value for money from it. There was also a fibreboard shelf attached to the crossbeams of the garage. I’ve no idea what that was for unless it was to hide things from people who wouldn’t be looking very closely. It will all go to the recycling depot later in the week so even though it has no purpose now, its current situation may not be final.
To continue with the shelving work in the garage I have had to start taking down some of the items left of the garage walls from previous owners. I took one item down to prepare for the next set of shelves only to find a name scratched into a brick. The house has had a number of previous owners and I doubt I’ll ever know who Mary is, or was. It may even have been done by someone who was visiting. All I do know is that if I take other items down and come across the name Joseph I’ll start to see the garage in a new light!
For a long time I’ve been wanting to create more and better storage space in my garage. Its an old garage (over 40 years old) and with the exception of a few modern day cars, it’s never going to be used to keep a car as it’s too small. Even at least 15 years ago there was evidence that it was a tight space as there was carpet attached to bits of the interior wall to protect the doors. Anyway, with the good weather we’ve been having, it has given me the opportunity to empty the garage and create enough space to undertake the work needed to put up some shelving. It’s nothing special, it is, after all, a garage. However when I repeat this on a number of walls around both sides of the garage I will have created a much more usable area.