Sunday, March 6, 2011

Basement Confessions

This must be my weekend for confessions, because here comes another one folks.

My basement is a mess.

Yes.  A mess.  In September of 2008, we got 4.5 feet of water in our basement during a massively heavy rain.  In the aftermath, we filled a dumpster with stuff that was ruined, including a couch, many scrapbook supplies, and various other things that cluttered that area.  I told myself that I wouldn't let my basement get so full of stuff again.

Fast forward to March 2011.  The wallboard is still cut at the high water line, the floor is back to its original concrete, and yes, the basement is full of stuff again.  The difference, though, is that most of the stuff is in bins.  Today I made a dent in that stuff, though... I filled many bags and boxes with clothing and toys to donate to Goodwill and Freecycled a bread machine.  It feels good to let go of stuff. 

Now if I could just convince my kids....


  1. I often ask myself often where the "stuff" in my home comes from.
    Sorry to hear of your flood, but we have similar basements. This year I hope to get the concrete floor covered, insulation and paneling back up.

  2. Good for you! If you can adjust the "outflow" to be just a bit faster than the "inflow" then after a few years... :-)