I’ve been wanting to organize the basement for awhile now~well, since we moved in actually:) But since it’s the room that nobody sees, I don’t usually care! It is a multi-purpose room. Ben’s office space/dungeon, a play area for the boys and a storage area for extra kitchen/food supplies.
I decided it was time to change a few things around and make it look a little nicer down there! Since I can’t afford a new shelf to organize goods, I decided to take a little here and put a little there:)
I enlisted Zakkai’s enthusiastic help in this endeavor. Being the all-wise, all-knowing mommy that I am, I knew that he would find this whole process fun~he who loves to help and get involved. He pronounced it “boring” which is 4 year old “pre-pre teenager speak” but within minutes was happily involved carrying things up and down the stairs.
First we moved the boys’ train table down to the basement since they do a lot of playing down there on Ben’s out-of-the-house workdays. This will accomplish two things: 1)Make it a new an exciting toy again since it’s in a different place and 2)save them from having to carry train/car buckets up and down 2 flights of stairs;)
The train table in its new home! I barely put it back together when Zakkai was already playing with it. Goal accomplished~check!
Next I did two things: I took the boys’ bookshelf downstairs to become my storage (hehe!) and turned their dresser/bookcase sideways and moved it to the former train table spot and put the books on top. I think it turned out cute!
This is the “stolen” bookshelf in it’s new glory:) It will be very handy for me to grab things that I need now!
And Ben was also thrilled when I showed him under the stairs. It was a mess of boxes and “stuff” thrown under there. Now I have some more storage shelves, the boys’ toys and B’s tools under there. It looks better than in the picure~promise!
I really love the feeling of getting a little more organized each time:) It really inspires me to do more.
Doesn’t she look too little to be standing like this??? She was pulled up on the stool and transferred to the dishwasher. Getting so big! Poor thing has been having trouble going to sleep since she’s so stuffy (although all in all, this cold we’ve all had has been very minor, thankfully!!) and has fallen asleep hiccuping sadly after major tears in my arms several times in the past few days. I put her down for bed tonight and kept hearing noises so I went to check on her and found her standing all the way up in her crib, whining while sucking her pacifier upside down:)
I laid her down and heard her again a little while later and this time she was sitting in the corner clapping to herself! Finally she gave up showing off her wonderful new skills and drifted off:)