Are you as happy as I am that it's Friday? Well, I guess it's almost over, but I'm thrilled that the weekend is finally here anyway.
My husband and I worked hard all day cleaning out our basement and garage. It was a messy job but so glad that it's done. We ended up taking things to the dump, and Goodwill. I also have some things that will be heading to the consignment store soon.
I took some pics of my storage area just to show you how awful it was. This is where all my home decor "extras" and holiday decor gets stored year round.
Doesn't it look like an explosion went off? Or...........a scene from TLC's Hoarder show?
The holiday stash is all in the back and isn't a wreck. It's the front part of the room that's a disaster. So, that is what I worked on today.
I could hardly walk in here from everything taking over the floor space. It was time to get it off the floor and onto some shelving.
Notice we have a dehumidifier in there. That has been the BEST thing we've ever bought for our basement. No more mildew!
Are you ready to see what it looks like now???
The most important thing is to get things up on shelves and I treat them like a store. I try to place "like" items together. All containers, vessels, vases together. All baskets together. All plants together etc. That way, when I'm looking for something I know right where to find it. It really is like going into a mini-mart down there.
There is another storage area just beyond this space, but it is still a wreck. My husband uses it for his camping and fishing stuff. So, he's got some work to do on his side.
The very best part though, is the storage under the basement stairs that I am now using to store all of my faux flowers in. Now, I don't have them strewn in the middle of the room anymore. I have a little space just for them.
We even hung a clamp light up so I could have light under there. I love this little space! I still need a few more containers to separate my flowers, but other than that, it's done.
I'm a organizer by nature, so to have this space cleaned up and organized makes me very happy!
There is another small area, to the left of these flowers, that I store small furniture pieces and artwork. I forgot to take a pic of that.
I couldn't live without a space to store all of my "extras". This really helps me when I make changes to my home as you know I do a lot!
Where do you store your extra decor and holiday items?
~ Kelly ~
~ Kelly ~