More Basement Progress

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Slowly but surely we are cleaning and organizing the basement clutter. By we, this time, I mean me. Douglas has been really helpful on most of the household projects, but organization is not his forte. I have taken charge and am determined to finish this in the next couple of months. Last week I focused on the “storage” section of the basement.

Messy basement

Everything is now contained in bins and boxes.

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Banishing the Basement Blues

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For the past year and a half, going into my basement has depressed me. I dream of a day that I can relax down there, and I hope that it is coming soon. Progress has been made! Things are starting to look better in the basement. It is by no means finished, but I can now spend time down there without feeling the urge to rip out my hair. I may no longer be eligible for the show “Hoarders.” This is a good start.

Hoarders' Basement

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My Big Dirty Secret

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If you watched the show Friends you know that Monica was a neat freak. She was OCD, and everything had to be perfect. You might remember an episode where Chandler opens her closet and finds a jumbled mess. I must confess that while I also have OCD tendencies, my dirty secret is much, much bigger than Monica’s closet. I have been writing this blog for six months now, and you may have noticed that despite mentioning the existence of a basement, I have never shown any pictures of said basement. This is why. This is my shame. I am going to open up and show this to you, but you have to promise that you are not going to turn me in to the show Hoarders. I swear this basement is not going to look like this forever. And down the stairs we go.

Hoarders' basement

Turning right at the bottom of the stairs is the “work area.” As hard as it might be to believe while looking at the pictures, work does actually occur in this space.

Hoarders' basement

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