Monday, June 8, 2009

Step One: Admit You Have A Problem

My basement.

It has problems.

This is what happens after a cold winter. The basement is FREEZING during the winter and I have no desire to go down there, let alone go down there and either 1) clean the place up or 2) supervise while the kids clean the place up.

So this happens.... atrocious.




Yes, that fourth picture up there is Gty's "card area." Each one of those white boxes is filled with sports cards. I really ought to take a better pic so you could see the sheer amount of these things better. Maybe in the AFTER pics... if there are any.



This is beyond overwhelming. Go ahead. Click on any of these pics and see it enlarged. It. Will. Blow. Your. Mind.

I think I'm on to something though. Notice anything about the shelves we have down there? Yeah. They aren't exactly being used to their full potential. That AquaDoodle probably doesn't need its own shelf, fhs. Or that one YuGiOh card. I may incorporate them into my overall game plan.



The other part of my master plan is to throw at LEAST 50% of this crap away. FIFTY PERCENT, you gize. No ifs, ands or butts. And by "crap" I mean the kids' crap, of course. My stuff is totally important and stuff. Doy.

I better get the tunes crankin' down there somehow. It'll be the only way to muscle through this.

9 comments:

Memzy said...

It's reeeeeally good to see this. Can't say why. It just warms my heart.

kbye.

Memzy said...

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Flem said...

I would feel good to see this except that I need a place this big to store all of my crap. Imagine putting all that stuff into two bedrooms and you get my actual living space, not just a place to send kids.

However, so I don't sound bitter, let me say that it looks like a huge pain to clean up and I don't envy that task...

So, yeah, have fun with that. You want me to send you some tunes?

Kat said...

good luck with that...keep your eye on the prize...and crank up the music

StandsMom said...

I feel your pain, Landee. In SO many ways. I have total empathy for the problem you're admitting. Step two, find a support group. I'm here. You need a soda? I still owe you a delivery. Feel free to text it in at any time. I certainly need a soda today. A big, fat double soda. I don't care if I consume any other form of calories.

eekareek said...

I think it looks fine how it is. Don't change a thing.

Cristin said...

I don't know why but I feel the same way as Memzy...maybe it's because our basement looks similar except that we have walls up to separate the junk....

Hot Pants said...

I could send you a few Yugio cards so that one on the shelf doesn't feel so lonely.

Jenny ESP said...

I've gone tharn. But I'm pretty sure basements are supposed to look like that.