Below is a shot of the garage after the first day of tearing it down (today).
John helped a lot and so did Jesse, a neighbor. Joh kept going back and forth to storage and cleared out the packed up boxes that Jesse and I were getting through. We had kind of a system...John got the empty boxes from storage and also brought back full boxes to storage....all day. Jesse and I packed the stuff in their boxes and kept replenishing the "to go to storage" pile.
We trash most of the snow after Christmas. The snow blankets are saved for next year if they are clean. They also help insulate breakable items. The mountain made from wood, foam, styrofoam, and roofing paper will be trashed. I can't wait to have the garage back!