We come across garages of all shapes and sizes but the common theme amongst them all is they are a well over used storage area that often becomes a dumping ground.
Here's our ten step programme to help you declutter your garage and make it a more useable space:
Drink (alcoholic if its after 12pm and you're not driving to the dump!) Snacks (unhealthier the better, you're going to burn loads of calories)
Radio or stereo with some great tunes
Trailer or skip (optional)
Mates (optional but highly recommended to help you)
1) Choose a fine day with no rain forecast (almost impossible in Auckland right?!)
2) Move everything out of the garage and create piles outside with signs (ie Dump, Charity, Mum and Dad's house etc)
3) Ring your kids and tell them they have 2 hours to collect all the stuff you've been storing at your place since they left home!
4) Be ruthless and throw out as you go. If you haven't used it in the last 12 months you aren't going to. Don't kid yourself, you're not going to start cleaning your car now if you haven't done it in over a year! (Your poor car, but at least there will be room for her in the garage now)
5) The items that are staying, group together (ie sports gear, automotive gear, gardening tools, pet supplies)
6) Use your storage containers if and where possible. Label them clearly so you can see at a glance where things are located. Cupboards are great as well.
7) Sweep out or vaccum if you already have garage carpet. If you don't, call us while your garage is empty and we will carpet it for you within the day! If you tell us you saw our "De-clutter" post we will give you a 10% discount :-)
8) Put everything back into the garage in a orderly fashion. Try to keep the theme and put similar things near each other.
9) Sit down on your clean garage floor and give yourself a pat on the back!
10) Send us your before and after photos and be in to win the prize for Best Transformation!
Auckland shoppers are asked to watch for Covid-19 symptoms after the Auckland Regional Public Health Service released a list of shops where a positive case visited.
The Air New Zealand staffer tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival to Shanghai on Sunday. The staffer and their colleagues are due to return to Auckland on November 25 after they were instructed to return to New Zealand.
What you need to know:
The Air NZ employee visited the below locations:
The list of locations visited on Friday, November 20:
- BP Connect, Mangere, between 9.28am and 9.35am
- Resene, Mt Roskill between 11.45am and 12.15pm
- Countdown, Papatoetoe between 2.45pm and 2.51pm
- New World, Papatoetoe between 7.29pm – 7.43pm
The list of locations visited on Saturday, November 21:
- The Pharmacy at Countdown Greenlane between 12.34pm and 12.42pm
- Animates, Manukau between 1.20pm and 2.11pm
Anyone who has visited these locations between the above times is urged to remain vigilant and get a test and isolate if symptoms start to develop.
You can keep up to date with the latest developments at Stuff.co.nz
Meet Team New Zealand's new America's Cup boat.
Te Rehutai was seen foiling under sail on its first outing after its Thursday night launch.
She was towed out from the team's base on Friday morning and got up on her foils while under tow during the planned test programme of sailing on the Waitemata Harbour.
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