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Cleaning the Basement

February 18th, 2007 at 06:51 pm

Today my girls and I cleaned and organized the basement. We are about 80% done. Still have some things to clean and organize. I got rid of four bags of kids clothes that were.....well....very old and not too stylish. I had held on to them forever. My kids made me get rid of them...not even that good for Goodwill. We have some bags for the garage sale. That freed up alot of space for Christmas do dads that needed to be put away. That was wonderful to get that stuff put away finally. The surgery put me way behind in getting things shelved from Christmas.

We threw out alot of boxes and storage containers that were really torn or broken. That was nice. We did box up some toys for the garage sale...puzzles, games and small toys that we just do not need. My girls set up an area to play house and do dress up also an area to play baby dolls. We also added some better lighting, it made things look so much better. We had the lamps but added brighter bulbs.

I also found some wonderful books. They are going to school for THEM to shelve and organize. We can check them out from there. So those are bagged up for school on Tuesday. I also went thru all the gift wrap supplies. It looks so much better and is easier to see things for gift wrapping.

All in a great day in organizing and cleaning. I feel great with what we accomplished!

Many hands make light the work! That was such a blessing to have that extra help! Also to have a large supply of large black trash bags. Monday is our trash day---that was a good thing too. Get it out and be done.

Have a good evening and if you are off work on Monday-enjoy your day! We are off to the mall for a pair of jeans for my oldest dd. Wish me luck! For some reason I am pretty sure it will not be a fast trip in and out.

2 Responses to “Cleaning the Basement”

  1. JanH Says:

    I need to do this in the attic while the weather is cooler up there. There is so much that is probably damaged from the hurricane, but I just haven't had the energy to tackle it. Maybe, next weekend, I can enlist Hubby's hands to help me. Way to go on getting so much done!

  2. frontporchmom Says:

    It sure feels good to get BIG organizing jobs done. Stay motivated to do IT! I had a trash/garbage bag and a garage sale bag. It helps to sort quickly.
    I also decided I did not need so many boxes and old plastic organizing items. I tend to save cardboard boxes "just in case"---not sure why, but I threw them away. Good Luck! Hope the hubby helps too.

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