Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Basement Update

After taking a couple of weeks off because of my back, I hit the basement hard today.  One of these days I'm going to actually have to relax on my 'vacation day'.  While I still have a lot to do I am pretty pleased with everything I've accomplished today.  Here's a reminder of what my laundry/storage room looked like when I started.

And here is what it looks like today as I enter the home stretch.  Can you believe the table in the picture below was underneath that mess?  Now, in the interest of 'keeping it real' I should tell you that that I moved a lot of stuff to another room.  Some of these items will be donated or will be moved back into the laundry/storage room when I get it all situated.

Here was my donation pile that I got rid of today.  After I went through, straightened and re-folded everything in this pile I ended up with 15 grocery bags for Goodwill, 4 bags for my nieces and about 10 outfits for Dress for Success .  The TV will go on the curb for the local 'man in a truck' to collect.

I've gotten a couple of items to pick up to finish the room
  • Can of black spray paint.  If you notice in the above pictures I have some bright yellow storage shelves.  I'm planning on painting those black so they are a little more subdued.
  • Shelf to hang next to the washing machine for laundry detergent
  • Hanger to hang my ironing board and iron
  • Two clothes racks with canvas sacks
I'm hoping by the time I go back to work next Tuesday to have the laundry room put together.  I'll keep you updated!

I'll be linking this up over at A Slob Comes CleanI'm an Organizing Junkie and Organizing with Sandy
You might also like:

The Basement Plan
Basement - Sort
Streamlining the Wardrobe


  1. Looks like it's coming along well! I think the shelves will definitely be better in black.

  2. Oh my word, what a difference! That has to feel fabulous!

  3. Sarah - thanks, the shelves look sooo much better! I'll be posting the finished results in a couple of days

    Nony - It does feel fabulous! A lot of work thought, glad it's done :) I'll be writing my final post showing the finished room next week.

  4. that looks great! :)I became a follower of your blog! :) Erin


  5. You need a Gold star; doesn't doing a project like this make you feel good? I'm going to throw a word of sensible caution to all homeowners..One should not pile "Stuff" near dyers or hot water heaters. they could easily cause a fire. Ask any fire fighter about the dangers of that.

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