Progress + Organization tips series

Progress + Organization tips series

So things are chugging along in the basement– Today actually I’ll be tiling the bathroom :) I’m excited it’ll be with 18×18 tiles and I looovvvee big tiles :)

Just for a reminder here is the basement when I moved in:

It was well…… umm…….. slightly overrun with stuff– we’ll call it many fast quick moves and not enough time to go through it all or fix it all up.

Here’s after the first day…

The first step {in this pretty much overwhelming project for me} was to start separating stuff out and making piles, I knew my parents didn’t want all this stuff and a lot of it could go to DI but I had to get approval on what could go and what had to stay, so I had to make piles that later my mom could come down and check off and confirm what was okay to be gone.

Here’s the currently…..

and ya a lot of steps are missing in between (and a lot of time :) but it was just too hard to document a project this big cuz’ half the time I was too frustrated to feel like it would actually ever get clean and I just had to force myself to keep going and face those scary spiders hiding in those nasty cardboard boxes {ughhhhhhh}

The storage room still isn’t quite done– but really it’s the best I could do with what they wanted to keep (and they did get rid of a lot so it was a great first step– and I’m still part of the family-yay- they didn’t disown me or want to kill me-most the time- so that’s really Really good :)

And now were on to the next step of finishing the basement– the actual fun stuff! Wish me Luck!

But….. also I’ve decided that it’d be kinda fun to do some organization tips on my blog every so often… I love to organize, and do fall and spring cleaning- (ya I might be slightly crazy but hey at least I can admit it!:)) so…I’m introducing my…….

{ps. I  know I am no professional and I myself am thinking “geez who am I to be all high and mighty and give tips” but I do know some and it couldn’t hurt, could it??? right??? right?? and if you have some great tips to by all means share them in the comments of the posts we’ll just all share and learn it’ll be great :) }

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  1. October 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, that was a lot of work! I bet you are so happy to be moving on to the next step. And the storeroom looks amazing. I’d love to read your organizing tips, so I’m looking forward to that.

  2. October 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I can’t believe you got it done so quickly. In less than a week it went from what I saw to ready to work….you truly are amazing. Thanks for organizing my house. You did a great job, and on your vacation too.

  3. October 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Well done, that’s a vast improvement. I agree re: liking to get organised (that’s how the Aussies & English folk spell it). It somehow makes you feel more in control of everything in life. :)

  4. October 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Ooo fun! I used to have a job organizing one of my teachers, and it was really satisfying! Tell you what though, this pregnancy whooooooped my now disorganized hiney and I’m ready to start re-ordering our home, so share away and quickly please! You are amazing(0:

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