Did you take the challenge?
Apparently I really needed to because look at this…or if you’ve just eaten come back later and look at it.
Don’t call the show “Hoarders” on me.
This is not all my mess.
Actually, the majority of it isn’t mine.
This is six months worth of renovation mess and not having time to put things away properly.
This is combining two houses into one while working full time and trying to raise a two year old.
This is six months of tripping over things and this is also known as my pantry.
Yep. This is my basement pantry.
I know, I know. You’re jealous.
Now, as soon as a I have a couple of days I’ll continue painting the floor and hang curtains (that I already have WAITING) to cover these shelves but in the meantime. Everything is sorted.
Camping equipment, ski supplies and the super, duper cold weather gear is ready to go.
The evidence of a mouse that is now “gone to a better place” is dealt (do you have any idea how terrified I am of rodents?!) with and I have a full inventory of everything that I’ve got.
These are my big bins for flour and sugar. AFTER I took the photo I wiped them down.
Pretty bins from IKEA hold canned goods, pasta, vinegar, condiments etc.
Wrapping paper, eco bags and appliances too big for my little kitchen are stowed away but still accessible.
And the floor is still momentarily ugly. Next time.
those bins for flour and sugar are huge!! Seriously, you could be hiding a body in there for all we know. Hmmm…yep, it's looking better!
I got so tired of running out of flour and sugar all the time I went industrial.In the next week or so I can get the floor painted, shelving white-washed and curtains up. I also just saw this seriously cool idea (pinterest) to mod podge fabric onto my ugly plastic bins.
Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type said:
I love seeing other people's disastrous spaces. Makes me feel like I am not alone. Our basement is repulsive right now. We are going to completely empty it into a storage unit so we can redo the ceiling, walls and floors and then sort through it box by box. Yuck…
Jennifer, you are not alone. I wasn't 't sure I even was going to show this 🙂
Thank you for sharing this! Facing it is the most important step in taking care of it and getting your space to work for you again. I get so scared of the cluttery spots in the house. I just want to run away and hide from them. You are a brave soul for taking out your camera and taking charge!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said:
What a space! I love that you wiped down the bins after the photo, sometimes it takes seeing something on film. 🙂 I can't wait to see your progress! Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah
Eclectically Vintage said:
Looks like we had similar challenges!! I cleaned out my disgusting basement and hauled away tons of random stuff (hoarder no more)!! Thanks for joining our Impossibilities Challenge.Kelly
Linda @ it all started with paint said:
An amazing transformation! Now you have the room you need to add the pretty!Thanks so much for joining our Impossibilities challenge!Lindaitallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com
Fat Dormouse said:
I’m sorry I’ve not visited your Impossibility Challenge post before now – this working lark does get in the way of real life !!! You've made a great start on organising your basement pantry (really? You have a pantry in the basement?! That's cool!) I can't imagine ever using that much flour and sugar though! Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!