Have you been cleaning up your act in your creative space? I have been working on the basement shop, but it’s not pretty. I mean the space is better, but it’s never going to look very nice because it is a workspace, ya know?
Let’s take a quick look at the BEFORE!
Messy Basement Shop
Before, the basement shop was so messy I couldn’t work on a project if I had to. You can see more ugly details in my post Clean Up Your Act Basement Shop Before.
Organize your wood shop
See? It’s still not pretty, but It’s manageable! You can see I’ve got two projects in the works (on the workbench) and another one (mirror) ready for my next day’s work.
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I have easy diy sawhorses I use outside, but folding sawhorses that store on the workbench are more useful for the basement shop. I have one hanging on the end of the bench, and one around the corner on the side of the bench.
Shelving is a must
The workbench doesn’t fit all the way against the wall. I was afraid things would fall in between the void, so I used a small plastic shelf that was in another corner of the basement to hold my batteries and chargers. To the right you can see a pair of safety glasses hanging on the easy build diy storage shelf. I simply added a few screws here and there for hanging items.
Lulu Mae taking a nap on the cushioned work mat. More hanging items on the right side of the storage shelf. Paint brushes near the top and bar clamps hang a little lower. As I said, I just secured screws into the wood shelf to aid in hanging these items.
A shop vac helps keep things tidy
To help keep the shop tidy, I bought a new Rigid Shop Vac.
Here’s where I keep it real for you my friends. I am not finished with the shop.
There are still a few things out of place. As things happen, life got in the way and I was unable to completely finish the basement shop makeover
Things don't always go as planned
Although I did clean out this corner, I had no choice but to put stuff back. It’s more orderly. It holds upcoming projects and the outdoor plants that must come indoors for the Winter. I’ve been using the tripod to hold my old phone to take pictures of in progress shots.
All in all I am soooo pleased with how the basement shop has come together. There is more space to work, and I’ve unearthed some fun project pieces to start on very soon.
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I hope you have been hard at work cleaning up your act in your creative space. I can’t wait to see your new and improved spaces!
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