Saturday, February 2, 2013

Nesting

The month of January found me nesting and purging!!!  The basement occupied my time for weeks, and what a relief to get rid of so much stuff.......still a long way to go!!!  And a relief to get everything organized and clean up the work area and laundry area.  No way does it look anything like what I have seen displayed on your lovely blogs.........mine remains a storage and work cellar, nothing fancy or even pretty........but being the brave person I am, I will show a few pictures because I am being 'real'.......

This is the fancy smantsy laundry area with my homemade soap in a plastic storage tub, not in a fancy jar like some of you have..........wonderful tub and sump punp also!!!  Found some leftover vinyl to lay on the floor, still getting the wrinkles out!!!


This is the floral aisle, I am standing in front of the dryer looking to the rear of the basement...........I know you are all gasping for air now.........floral design was my business for a long time and it is still my favorite and just can't part with much of this, although I did get rid of boxes of the stuff.....I know its hard to believe!!!  But at least its nicely organized.........

There is actually a roll top desk against the wall holding a ton of flowers!!!  Lotsa childhood furniture in the corner, haven't gotten to that part yet.........


Left side of aisle holds all Fall and Christmas, boxes of ribbons and wreaths.


My work station.........and this is all cleaned up!!!


This side of basement is all storage for containers, supplies, and all seasonal stuff........each season is on a seperate unit.  Behind the white unit is the furnace, water heater, shelves with all the canning supplies and some small appliances and leftovers from my children who say someday they will come and get this stuff, so don't throw it out mom!!!!



There it is folks.............just keepin it real for ya.......I even have room now for a table to fold laundry on.......I have to finish vacuming process and laying down more vinyl floor pieces I found, but now it is workable for me and a relief to be organized!!!

We moved in here maybe 12 or 13 years ago and some things I've never seen again, figured they got left on the moving truck or thrown out accidently or whatever.............so, while moving boxes of books I unearthed a box with, wait for it........my crystal glasses!!!  I never thought I'd ever see them again!!!!  I was so happy!!!  And so glad because I can never afford to buy new again............they are all washed and in my china cabinet now and will be using them soon for a tablescape!!!!  Gosh, I love winter!!!

4 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo! Oh, my goodness! I thought I had a lot of fauxs! How great to get yourself all organized and what a great space. Wish I had a basement where I could put all of my seasonal stuff! My daughter has one and I'm a bit envious. Houses around her jut don't have basements.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing Shadymont said...

I have a section of our basement for my "stuff". It does feel good to organize it. I love being able to find what I'm looking for. You have a great place to make arrangements etc.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Wow I wish I had a basement for my stuff, organized or not..I live in Southern California and space and storage in my home is so minimal, no atic for storage no basement...it would be heavenly to have all that space...love your blog cause it's real, don't lose that I love reading your thoughts...

Roses and Whimsey said...

WTG Cleo - too bad I don't live closer - when I needed flowers I could come shopping to your house. Thank goodness for those basements. Mine is still a work in progress. So glad you shared.