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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Basement Shaming.

Okay, so when I last blogged about The Industries I alluded to the whole sitch being far more complicated than just starting demo in the craft room. There are a lot of reasons for that, but most of them revolve around the fact that the space in a partially finished basement that was not done with much logic or skill.

So, while it seems like we should be able to just concentrate on that one space, the fact of the matter is that some of the existing issues in the room are due to how things are set up throughout the whole basement. In order, then, to create a more sustainable, reasonable space that won't need to be redone in a few years, we have to look at the whole basement, which then begs the question of how we want to best use the greater basement space as it's pretty clear short of a miracle we won't be moving from L'Casa any time soon.

Which means the plan, in a greater scale, is actually to finish the whole basement, so that we have more family-friendly space to grow into (or to catch the overflow, however you want to see it) that will also finally create a space from which I can work and write and generally make our lives so much better.

Not ambitious at all, right? HA!

But before I can get into all of that, I have to be honest with you guys. Aside from some major things needed to be changed before we can move forward with any planning (which will require professional intervention) we have some down and dirty work to do.
Let me just show you.

It starts here, as you begin to descend the stairs to the basement.
Basement Shaming.

And then starts to get scary as crap by the time you hit the bottom of the stairs.
Basement Shaming.

Once you manage to squeeze through there, this catastrophe greets you:
Basement Shaming.
Which I know we've tried to tackle at least twice before, but it seriously feels like every time we make progress, more shit finds its way into our lives and then into the basement.
Even the laundry and craft rooms make me shudder.

Basement Shaming.

Try as I might, the craft room is not doing so hot. At least I've had some Etsy sales to move some stuff out. Basement Shaming.
Admittedly, some of that stuff is projects for Christmukkah, but while it won't live down here forever, it's still going to be in the house and will probably displace other stuff we have, which will then end up in the basement. Sigh.

So, the first step to even getting close to beginning to start the Great Basement Shenanigans is some hardcore purging and organizing.

Just my favorite thing in the world to do.

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