Keep the car in the garage? You must be joking!

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  1. Well there can't be many people who can get the car into the garage. Most garages are full of old mowers, bicycles, rusting tins of secondhand nails and pots of dried up paint.

    But take heart car owners. It can even happen to people with their own railways!

  2. giz it, giz it. :!:

    Must be one big fuckin train set.

    and it's better than mine

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  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I either butcher dead bambis or make ammo in mine!
  4. I built my hotrod in my garage, now it lives in there. It will hopefully be on the road after the gearbox has been rebuilt :)
  5. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Garages are part of The House which means their decor and contents are determined by girls and gay people.

    Real men have sheds. Plural. Sans hanging baskets or her interesting collection of sun loungers, paint, old fabric and bits of ghastly furniture she inherited from dead relatives.
  6. Cow

    Cow LE

    Sheds are for men, my misses won't go near it as it may have spiders in... however it's not big enough for power or anything Gucci.
  7. Hanging baskets are for old people!
  8. Pah, who wants a car in a garage when you can have one of these:


    Or two...

  9. Sheds? Balls. Live in your own house and equip it with shedloads of shed material.
    Rack out your staircase wall with your tools in order of most to least used.
    Store half empty paint tins in a handy box shape underneath your telly.
    Build a basket to hold your paint stirring sticks, all 35 of them.
    Go geeky and use your access to power by setting up your impressive pornography collection to stream to your TV.
  10. My garage had turned into just that: sun loungers, paint, old fabric and bits of ghastly furniture/stuff inherited from dead relatives but with boxes and boxes of stuff waiting to go to be "Recycled" or go to the "Charity Shop". That meant me.

    Expected to sort through sundry crap and take to the recycling centre or me depositing boxes in the dead of night outside the local Hospice shop after having of course carefully removed anything that could trace it back to us. No thanks.

    So last summer I Sorted It Out. No mercy. Those "things" that just might be sooooo useful one day really had to justify themselves. Three piles:

    (1) Junk, dump bound now.

    (2) Junk, dump bound in 24 hours unless claimed

    (3) Used, Useful or simply too valuable to chuck

    (3) and remaining contents of (2) that had moved into (3) then subject to futher and increasingly ruthless triage exercises.

    Net result a vastly decreased amount of crap and hugely satisfying to see all that shite finally gone but much bleating. I ask you: why keep the bits of a large and rusting hammock frame just because it had belonged to her Dad? What was the sentimental value of a knackered floor polisher? The useless electric whisk? Toys kids had not seen yet alone used for 10 years? Boxes of old magazines. (No, not that sort)

    Quite right: no reason at all.

    Next step to buy some heavy duty racking from this lot so all surviving kit (mostly mine, oddly) properly squared away.

    So far have yet to replace anything chucked out, car fits in garage and I can actually find things when needed. Bliss
  11. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I'm a shed-man myself. It's choc-a-bloc with all sorts of man-tools, from chop-saws and 24v kit, to 12" naval shell cases (that's another story) and work-benches.

    Added to that, my poor old daughter's 6'x4' wendy house has got me man-kit in it too, including an American Arms M14 bb rifle for keeping the seagulls from fcuking on my roof.

    er, haven't got a garage.
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    You dont need a shed, I've been in your shop, thats more man shed than any I can think of!
  13. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Wait until you see my dungeon . . . big boy! :twisted:
  14. Im with Sparky Steve
    I used to be forced to keep all the useful stuff in a shed,but now I live alone,I can keep it more handy. Ive got 3 bedrooms,one I keep the comp in and a fair bit of spare hifi,for when I get roung to recording my albums onto the comp. The other 2 I alternate where I Sleep dependant on the weather/mood/company
    The front room downstairs has my bikes,a workbench and a few tents etc in it,and some hifi. The living room is so swathed in wires for the home cinema that mobile phones wont work,and the kitchen is a kitchen. The car lives on the street
  15. No its quite safe. When I moved in I made sure the natives saw me take a variety of weapons inside first.
    Also its a Rover
    Theres no room in the loo. Where do you think I keep my unrivalled collection of hifi and classic car mags?