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basement progress report.... [Feb. 11th, 2010|02:09 pm]
Verminius Rex
You know those puzzles with a field of interlocking number tiles, with one empty space so you can shuffle them around? Working in a cluttered basement is much like that, and I'm not very good at puzzles. But I'm getting the sewing room cleared out a bit, although there are a whole lot of "sort later" bins.

Right now all of the sewing machines and sergers are on a set of shelves in the former dead space that will become a really big closet for fabric storage, and I removed about 10 feet of wallboard. Tomorrow I'll clear out space beside the washer and move the chest freezer from it's lonely cluttered corner to a place where it can actually be used.

I waged war on the living room clutter, so I can see some of the floor again. The kids of course spread the clutter back about as quickly as I clean. I'm really looking forward to the bulk of the toys being moved to the basement. I almost want a second giant dumpster to cull their toys so everything gets put away neatly again. Or just put away, I don't care how neatly long as they are off the floor.

[User Picture]From: heddicraft
2010-02-12 05:13 am (UTC)
I do a major toy cull every year before the holidays (we have two birthdays around then, too). My logic to the kids is that we need to make room for the new toys they'll be getting and that our old toys can be purchased from goodwill by families who don't have enough money to get new things. It usually allows them to cull things with at least some grace.
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