It must be the cooler air (or I’m coming down with something…), but I’ve been in a cleaning mood again. This week I’ve been tackling the stuff that has accumulated in our basement, especially under the stairwell. (Remember? It was on my to-do list for spring cleaning once upon a time…)
I really wanted to do it right (part of why it’s been put off, I’m sure), so I pulled all the boxes out from under the stairs and went through ALL of them. I made a pile of stuff to donate/try to sell and a pile for trash…
Usually this is when the kids come in to play and find all sorts of things I had hidden away, and suddenly my piles are all over the house. This time around they found a few old McDonald’s toys, which (thankfully) kept them occupied for quite a bit while I worked. And then they took a walk with Daddy, which gave me time to box up all that stuff that needs to just leave our house!
Before putting anything back under the steps I used the shop-vac to suck up all the cobwebs and other goodies. I also made sure every box was correctly labeled with what was inside. Every. Single. Box.
I really should have taken a before photo so you could really appreciate what it looks like now.
There are 2 bags of stuff that will be leaving come fall, when I can try winter coats/boots on the kids, find out what no longer fits, and take stuff to sell at the consignment shop. (Woo-hoo!)
Now to tackle all those boxes of books and other paraphernalia that are against the back well in the basement… (It’s never done, is it?)
Oh, and did I mention all the cardboard boxes that I found along the way that need to find their way to the recycling center?
What’s the one area in your house you put off cleaning?