Thursday, August 11, 2011

Basement Organization - Update

It's taking me a little longer to get through my basement project than I would like.  Unfortunately I haven't had a lot of time to work on it with everything going on at work and home.  I did do some work last weekend but we ended up doing a number of fun things, which we don't do very often, so I'm not beating myself up to bad.

I've gotten through pulling everything out (there was another section that you really couldn't see in the pictures I've posted.)  If you could see the basement right now, it may look like I'm not making much progress in the pictures, but trust me - I am.  Unfortunately my camera is dead and I don't have the time right this minute to charge it.   If I can I'll put some pictures up later.  Here are the pictures I promised.  I will say that the TV in the Goodwill pile will actually go on the curb Sunday night where I'm sure the local junk collector will take it - at least I hope so.

Since I'm currently in the 'sort' phase (or if we remember our Japanese lesson from the last post 'Seiri') I have been grouping similar items together with the intent of going through and purging once I've completed sort.  I currently have the following piles going:

Scrap booking (Since Mixbook is offering their 50% off I'm going to try and get a book or two done this weekend)
Crafts for the kids/Christmas projects (I have a TON of of canning jars)
Sewing projects
Winter gear (I'm still trying to find out how with eight hands in our household we have about 30 gloves in the house)
Kitchen stuff
Goodwill pile

My husband works this weekend so I'm hoping to finish the sort either Saturday or Sunday.

I've been putting a lot of thought into the future organization.  For this project to have long term success I really need to make sure that my husband buys into it, especially since he's the laundry guru and he is the master of a large portion of the area.  I have quite a few thoughts as to what I need to do but I'll share those when I get into the actual organizing week!

How is your organization project going?

I'll be linking this up over at I'm an Organizing Junkie

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  1. I'm working on my basement too. A big project always takes longer then planned. Good luck with the sorting!

  2. My basement needs lots of help, too. Sounds like you are on your way!

  3. Monica & Elizabeth - it is a lot of work and it feels like I've done it at least 20 time in the last 18 years! Hopefully this will be the last time I do this - ever :) Thanks for stopping by.