I think I’ve mentioned a few times now that I’ve been busy trying to clean the massive mess that is my basement over the last month or so. Actually I’ve been trying to clean it since the end of December if you want to know the truth so I guess that means I’ve been at it on and off for three months or so! Well .. I think the job is getting closer to being done.
No .. not finished .. I think I’ll have to sort through things at least one more time, but the first major round is almost done. My husband and I spent 8 hours in the basement last Saturday and we went through about half of the basement – the worst part of the clutter. There’s only a small area of unsorted clutter left! Did you know I still had some boxes of unpacked stuff from when we moved from our Apartment in 2001 to the house? I knew there were some small boxes of nick knacks and stuff that were unpacked but one of the boxes had cosmetic and about 7 bottles of womens perfume that I had totally forgotten about. You see I had stopped wearing perfume some time ago because I’m very scent sensitive so I had put my perfumes aside and when we moved to the house I guess I meant to unpack that box and at least put the cosmetics and perfumes in an upstairs closet but that never happened.
The perfumes were nice ones too … like Channel number 5 and so on but the bottles were probably more than 15 years old – packed away in the basement for 11 years and as I said it had been an additional 4 or more years since I’d last wore any of the perfumes so I decided to through them out. That was probably a couple hundred dollars worth of perfume that I threw in the trash!
However, throw out things I must do if I’m ever going to clear out the basement. Did you know that we have a sectional couch downstairs that I hadn’t been able to see (see the seats anyway) for several years? Well as of last Saturday we could actually sit on most of it! So yeah … progress is being made. I think within a month the basement will be pretty clear and we’ll be finishing the renovations upstairs.