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5S in the Garage by Matt Rubright

We (my wife and I) were tired of the constant clutter in the garage. The kids do a good job of always putting their toys inside, but it was just jammed in there every which way.  One night about 6 weeks ago, I came home and my wife was so eager to show me what she implemented in the garage.  I was surprised to see how neat and organized everything was- (see pictures).  She had used the kids driveway chalk and marked out “parking” spots for each item.  And my son is learning how to spell and write, so the last time we remarked the lines – he wrote in the words for each toy.

This is a 5S tool – where everything has a place and is in its place.  The toys are not getting scratched up, the kids take better care to “park” when they are done, and there is no longer a cluttered mess in the garage.

I’ve used these and other TPS tools and techniques for my small business as well, but I was astounded to see it catching on around the house.

Thanks Matt! Send your 5S Stories to steven@engagingkcoe.com or comment below!

5S Garage

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4 Responses to “5S in the Garage | Matt Rubright”

  1. 5S Failures
    11:28 am on November 18th, 2010

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  2. Fred Findley
    11:27 pm on November 18th, 2010

    Matt, I’m a big fan of 5S in the home! This is a great idea.

  3. 5S Failures | OE Blog - Operational Excellence Resources by KCOE
    7:58 am on December 6th, 2011

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  4. Ben Geck
    3:51 pm on January 6th, 2014

    Great information on 5S we also have a free 5s guide that is worth looking at.
    http://www.creativesafetysupply.com/content/landing/5S-poster/

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