It is all cleared out and it may not be pretty to you, but we love walking in here now, because we can actually walk in here now!
You can actually turn around, bend over, or take a flying leap in here without crashing into anything! It has been one year since we’ve moved in, so here were my steps in clearing out:
1. If I didn’t use it this past year, into the Goodwill pile it went.
2. If I didn’t LOVE it, into the Goodwill pile it went.
3. If I was for sure, for positive, for certain I was going to use it in one of the rooms I’m planning to tackle this year, I took it to that room and stashed it in a closet, a drawer, or in the corner of that room so everything was where it was going to end up. Clear as mud?
Behold, a washer and dryer where a washer and dryer should be! They are not hooked up yet, because we need to switch out the cord. And yes, they are backwards, but with the plumbing, it had to be this way. Think we’re crazy for having a washer/dryer upstairs and downstairs? It was something that was suggested last year when I asked for basement tips, and I thought it was brilliant. I don’t think my daughters will miss lugging their laundry up and down either…
I replenished my gift bins at the Amazon toy sales before Christmas:
I had so much paint stashed down here, you would have thought Ben and Sherwin themselves lived here. These are for projects coming up,
and for projects that are finished, I put the leftover paint in these locking plastic containers and threw out the cans. So much easier to stack, store, and grab for touch-ups.
It may be the perfect place to set up our kitchen cabinet paint center….when I figure out what in the hey we’re doing with that. All of your suggestions are so appreciated~my list is HUGE of things/paint to check out.
I am going to paint them myself…
I may regret it later, but
1. how can I tell you all that “you can do it!” if I don’t even do it??
2. We did it in our last home. C’mon, Melissa!! It was so much fun!
3. we’re saving $2,000.