I finally got up the courage to tackle the "scary basement".
This was where everything had gone from my decluttering and sorting of the upper two floors. I realized that school was going to be out for the summer and I was hoping to have movies and big kid activities in this space. It took me a little longer because I chose to do sections and then deep clean the sections as I went. Our windows have never looked cleaner and isn't it amazing the cobwebs and dust that can accumulate even when buried under "stuff"!
In the before state I knew that wasn't going to happen.
Here is how it all played out.
Sorry for the blurry photos - I was taking them quickly on my phone but they show the state of things at least.
|BEFORE: The main room that I would like to be a place for the kids to watch television and hang out.|
|AFTER: You can see the floor! The daycare children were so excited they kept running in the area and squealing for all the clear space! I was squealing too. Still a few corners to do but definitely kid ready!|
|AFTER: I even found an end table and added these lamps that were shoved in a corner.|
Read about the basement play area here.
|AFTER: This floor space was filled with old phones and computers. They have now been donated |
Labels: household management, Spring Cleaning Party