Monday, August 4, 2008

I've Been Busy...Really!


So I walked downstairs the earlier last week to find this...
and this...
And this!! Seriously. Gross. How much junk can 5 people have? Apparently, a lot. And I've already had a garage sale this summer! Dan's computer graveyard, kids clothes, Christmas and other holiday things, 18 bins of misc. size clothing (this is not including clothes that I have loaned out...so a LOT of old clothes)

You know. JUNK!

So it was really really really hot here last week and I somehow found a sweet spot with the kids in asking them to help me clean it. Lauren also obliged by sleeping in her bouncer for her morning nap downstairs the whole time we were working. Three hours and 6 trips to the trash upstairs and it looked like this:

So, still not perfect but I think I did pretty good for having three kids down in that basement with me!

Wait till you see my food storage room. It's so nice now too - I did that on a hot Friday night date with Dan. He knows nothing is more romantic to me than facing cans all the same way and categorizing everything. Hot date I'm telling you!

6 comments:

NatRat said...

My basement is calling your name...

Rae said...

Looks great! My hubby was just complaining to me tonight how he couldn't get back to our dehumidifier to change the filter because we have too much junk!!!

It's nice to know there are other couples in the world who have date nights like ours!!! Now I don't feel so bad!

Kim said...

Looks great! We started our garage and will be finishing this weekend! Ugh!!!

Heidi and Judd said...

Oh your so good! It looks a lot better! I know that can be so time consuming!

Chris said...

Oooooh, I love organization posts--especially when someone ELSE is doing it! You done good, missy! I love how it looks. I'll bet it feels good too, doesn't it?

"The Queen in Residence" said...

It is amazing how organizing something can bring such simple joy to a soul. It looks good and to get the kids to help - WOW!!!