I think this year is the year of house organization in our home. Especially when it comes to organizing the basement it seems.
The other day we had a city worker coming in to do work on our indoor water meter. It’s located in the basement. They had to put some kind of attachment on it so that they can read it digitally or via wifi as they drive by our house. No more knocking on our door to read the meter or asking us to call in the numbers on our meter. Lets just hope that this new automatic system works and they don’t get our neighbors reading as ours and vise versa .
Anyway, since we’ve been renovating again .. yes it’s continuous .. the basement has become a mess again. You see we keep storing things down there as we work elsewhere in the house. So even though I did a complete cleaning out of the basement last December, January and February … it’s a mess again! Yeah, it took almost three months for me to clean it last time and now it’s a mess again.
So .. the other day knowing we had this worker coming in I noticed that there was a sale on rack shelving at a local hardware store. We went and bought three 6 foot tall rack shelves. They are adjustable and we don’t have to build them to full height. So far we’ve put up two of them and the basement is already a lot more organized.
I finally have an area to put surplus food supplies. I never had that before. Whenever we had extra food and drink it just got piled in one area of the basement on the basement floor. Now it’s all organized on shelves! Nice. The other rack of shelves we put up replaces one of our tool areas. Chris is slowly putting all of our tools on the shelves and organizing things like the multitude of nails and screws in trays so that we can find them easily.
Eventually when the basement is really cleared out the racks will be at the very back of the basement and we’ll actually use the basement for more than storage, but if we can at least get it organized for now that would be nice.