I cleaned out my garage and parked my car in it! It only took about 5 years. Oy Vey.
Long ago, 6 years to be exact, my husband and I purchase our home. I drove a little Honda Civic and parked it in our little garage. Everything was cozy. Then some where between having a baby and having the garage door opener stop working, I started parking in the driveway and the garage QUICKLY filled with everything! It was a disaster that I lived with (and force my husband to live with) for too long. It's always filled with half done projects of all kinds. I got rid of a lot of stuff at a yard sale at the beginning of the summer and just hadn't had the time to whip the remaining stuff into shape.
Evie has been begging for a swing set and of course I wanted a wood one. My friend, Michele, has one and all our Camp Fire kids still play on it (they are 10-11) so I know it's worth the investment. I have been scouring Craigslist for an older small one, with a slide and 3 spots for swings and yesterday one appeared! It was perfect for us, the right size, the right price, near enough to drive to, and they still had the manuals! I emailed the info to my husband and he said I could get it if I agreed to cleaning out the garage and limiting my projects to 2 at a time. So I emailed the lady for the swing and she said I could come anytime between 3 and 8pm and proceeded to bust my buns to make the garage usable again. Just as I was finishing up, the lady called and said that her husband just told her that he promised the swing set to someone at his work and had apologized. I was SOOOOOOOO disappointed. I am so glad I hadn't told the kids, especially Evie. It would have be such a big heart breaker for her! But the up side is a clean garage and my husband swapped the fridges so the working one is in my kitchen again.