Originally Posted by strange_wings
Momofmany - You have a great idea. You just need to give him a big push. Maybe use "it's just rusting in there, let someone who would enjoy driving it buy it". Or make him watch shows where people are redoing their garages and have really big problems with junk - the type that horde/collect many many useless things.
Oh if were only that easy!
I'm married to a man whose father was a hoarder, and even though DH claims he's not one, he is. I usually get to a point where I just sneak his "stuff" into the trash and he doesn't notice it. The stuff in the garage is a different matter. Laying on the floor is a broken tile saw (that I can't lift by myself) and a stereo cabinet from 1970. Also in there is our push mower that we use maybe once every 2 years (we have a riding lawn mower), a power washer (we use maybe once a year), 3 boxes of stone (leftovers from the fireplace remodel), lumber, bifold doors (from the kitchen remodel), not to mention all the garden tools. I'm OK with the work bench and the fridge out there, but the other things don't belong in the garage. There's a huge amount of room in a shed that he only goes in when he needs to pull out the riding lawn mower. And he doesn't want that cluttered!
Originally Posted by Snake_Lady
For those with cluttered garages: utilize your space. Shelves are great, so are hooks on walls, etc. Pay attention to the space above the garage door too.... that is awesome (we store lumber n' home renovation type stuff up there...)
I've bought all the organization things (hooks to hang things, shelves to put things on, closed cabinets for the garden chemicals), but I can't get into the garage deep enough to actually install things. He dumps things on top of the work bench, which makes that as unusable as the rest of the garage.
This morning I pressured him (once again) to look into what he needs to do to get the car running and sell it. Instead, he went over to the neighbors to help him burn his burn pile. *grumble* I'm not a nag, and perhaps that's the problem.
Yup, this is a sore spot with me.