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The Basement Report: Going, Going, Gone!

Posted on: November 11, 2008

dump1As promised, here are photos of some of the stuff we finally got rid of this weekend, as we made a big push in the basement clean-up project.

Vintage Daddy took two loads of stuff to the dump, as well as a load we donated to Value Village. We have one more pile that we’re taking to an organization that serves homeless families, and we need to hire someone to haul away an ancient (and enormous) freezer and an equally ancient rowing machine someone gave us ages ago.

There were certain things we had trouble with: some of the baby equipment and clothing, and a big box of china that my husband’s mom (who died too young) handpainted.

We agreed to set some space aside for “stuff we can’t deal with now” and move on. There’s still plenty to do before we can start to clean and paint.

It’s very exciting to talk about plans for the space. We’ll still have storage for kitchen and pantry overflow; sporting equipment, luggage, those kinds of things. For the living space, we’re planning a workout area and a nice, large play/art area for my daughter. I think she’ll enjoy being down there more and more as she gets older.

dump2My only fear is that we’ll somehow lose steam, and months and months will go by without any more progress. I guess it will be up to me to keep the project moving – stay tuned!

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2 Responses to "The Basement Report: Going, Going, Gone!"

Hi Ann – Pat yourself on the back. You’re doing a great job. I know what you mean about keeping stuff you’re not ready to deal with. I have some bowls that belonged to my mom and to this day they’re still packed away. I can’t bear to part with them.

Wow, that’s an amazing collection of “stuff” 🙂 Congratulations for getting all out of your basement. I think the next part is easier, since it’s about creating a space you and your family can love.

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