My wife. That’s who wouldn’t. Whenever I’d bring projects into the living room, like a carburetor to inspect while watching the game, she’d start out with a huffy attitude and proceed to generally stomp around, slamming doors. I’ve always been careful about tracking shop grease into the house or scratching the tabletop. I simply want to work on a small project and enjoy the TV at the same time. But it wasn’t enough.
Eventually my caveman habits, as she called them (when she was being nice) began affecting our marriage. I realized it wasn’t not her; it was me. How could I keep doing my handyman repairs without driving my wife nuts? I loved her (still do) and wanted to make things better.
The solution came in the form of a lost wrench. It was my own fault, because I had tools in the garage, laundry closet, bathroom sink cabinet, even in my sock drawer. They’d multiplied over the years and needed a better place for storage than anywhere and everywhere.
The remedy? I bought a prefabricated storage shed and had it delivered to our back yard. I had to do a little prep work to get ready for it, which was right down my alley. My wife chose the color of the shed to match the house, and I had an electrician buddy connect it to the house breaker panel. Now I’ve got a new workshop with toolboxes for all my tools, shelving and countertop space, windows for natural light and plenty of electrical outlets for my power tools. I’ve even got air conditioning!
And the games? My wife bought me a nice TV for the shop, so I can watch the game and fix things without dirtying the house. It’s a win-win situation, and we’re both happier for it. Marriage saved.
You should consider turning a prefabricated storage shed into your own workshop. They’re delivered to your back yard and Carolina Storage Solutions, near Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, has rent-to-own that makes it easy on your wallet. What are you waiting for? Call them.Share