Phase 2 - Spare/Junk Room

Ok....spare room done. For now. Its really just that, a spare room. We don't have a bed for it, so it just stays empty. We have laptops so we don't really need an office. BUT, regardless of what we do or don't use it for, there is no excuse for THIS:

I mean really? This just catches everything...
What color is my carpet? my walls?

It didn't start this way....and it won't get like this again!

Nice! All that stuff was either purged or taken down in the basement to put on those shelves! Guess now I'll have to fill it up again....shopping is in order!

Yay, there is a floor! Baby swing is for niece....that sucker is too hard to put up and take down over and over....

Some odds and ends....they will have a home at somepoint!
NOW, time to make chili, take a nap and relax a bit before we head out to a friend's house for New Year's and the VT game!!!

Phase 1 - Basement

Phase one of the purge/clean/organize mission is almost complete. It might look like it is finished based on these photos, but there is another load of stuff coming down from the spare/junk room to fill up the empty spaces. I started very early this morning and got all this accomplished before 9:30. LH was up at 6:30, so after a big cup of joe, I dove right in. Hubby helped me last night get rid of lots of stuff and put a few things in the attic, so I had a head start. He slept in and by the time he was up, this was all done!

Junk from finished side - waiting on floors...
Hubby's work bench...if you look closely - it's there!

My arts and crafts area....

WOW....I can see what I'm doing and find what I need. Over on the shelves is my glasses, gifts, and wrapping supplies, ect.

All detergents and cleaning supplies in one place...

Finally, I see the wall. The bookcase will be moved eventually and the shelves will get more stuff!!!
Now, he can work at his work bench. Or at lease find his tools when he needs them.
Next - spare room.