Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Taming of the Basement

Well, I couldn't resist. I just had to join in on the 30 Day Organizational Challenge over here. I know, I know, I still haven't finished the garage from two months ago. And there are some good reasons for that, which I will post at a later date. I have decided to tackle the basement as best I can. Since it is unfinished it is not going to be very easy to define spaces, but I'll try anyway. So, without further ado, here are the before pictures.

Welcome to the basement.

Come in a little further and behold the toys.

Now to the library, gymnasium and office.

And our guest bedroom.
And finally, the craft and filing station.
Man, oh, man! Nothing like posting pictures to realize just how bad it looks. But really we do get a lot of function out of this nearly 800 square feet of unfinished space. Now if I can just make it aesthetically pleasing, orderly and easy to maintain. My few simple goals are:
- define spaces for specific activities
- use organizational tools I already have whenever possible - my budget for new tools is under $40
- create storage systems that are easily maintained by all family members.
Here goes nothing.


Megan said...

Um, Hello? If my basement looked this good, I would consider myself already done with the challenge! That, my friend, looks pretty darn organized already...

But, I'm sure you have a look in mind already for how you want it, so good luck with that! And when you're done, can you come to MO and tackle mine? Please???

Debi said...

Wow...what a nice big beautiful basement! Good choice for the challenge. I'm anxious to see how it comes along. I have a hard time with big spaces (not that we have any in our tiny little house now). Good luck! Hope you'll keep us updated!

Barb, sfo said...

I'm with Megan....it looks pretty good to me.
Love the little tent for the kids to play in. Why didn't I ever think of that? They'd have loved it!

org junkie said...

Hello! How fun for your kids to have such a great space to play. I love how you already have zones established.

Thanks so much for joining in the challenge!


A Juggling Mum said...

Good Luck with the challenge, I'll be watching your progress with interest :)

Rachel xxx