Friday, October 19, 2012

Basement update

Is anyone else wondering where this fall is going??  I can't believe that October is half over.  Maybe it's because we spent the first week of October in DISNEY WORLD!  It was a great trip ~ our 4th with our kids.  We went to celebrate DD 10th birthday (we went last December to celebrate DS 12th).  It probably was our most relaxed trip there, no overscheduling this time.  Everyone got to do what they wanted, we met some rare characters, and enjoyed Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party (even though it rained).  The kids even had their make-up homework done before we left.

Now it's back to the real world.  Before any vacation we take, I always have the main living areas of our home clean, fresh sheets on the beds, all laundry done, etc.  It's so nice to come home to a clean home.  The basement, however, is a different story.  Try as I have, our basements have never been 100% completely organized ~ clean, yes, but cluttered.  This new home is no different.  It probably hasn't helped that we had to move right after I had surgery and couldn't lift/do stairs for 12 weeks +.  Then summer hit and we were at the pool every day possible.  Check out my first post about the basement here.

I've been picking at it off and on, trying to purge and re-organize.  But I knew that I was going to have to dedicate some serious time to getting thru everything.  I've been selling quite a bit of stuff on facebook and my piles are slowly dwindling down.  This is what it looked like at the beginning of this week ~

See ~ I told you there was a treadmill in this room!

Since the main level is still spic-and-span and it's been rainy the last couple of days, I figured there's no time like the present to tear into it again.  Yesterday, I didn't get much accomplished ~ I blame it on pinterest (anyone else hooked on that?).  But today, I had the energy and started in again. 

Four hours later, I have emerged unharmed and in one piece.  Things are looking better, still not great, but better.


More boxes emptied!

Now I have to work thru a new pile upstairs though.  I knew if I didn't haul unwanted things upstairs, they wouldn't find their way into new homes.

So guess what I'm doing the rest of the day and tomorrow.  I'm hoping that lots more will sell on facebook and to take a trip to Goodwill :)

Be watching for my next makeover ~ I've got a few to share!

1 comment:

  1. What is your plan for the basement in the long run? Just storage? Living space? Kids hangout? I haven't asked you that.....still coughing a bit, but yes, I got a few fall things out. Next week I plan to tackle the desk/office area. You can imagine what it looks like with DH's idea of bookkeeping throwing bills/receipts in a box. Uggh. I have to get it done before tax season, though.