Spring Clean 2015 – Basement Family Room

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I finally got up the courage to tackle the “scary basement”.

This was where everything had gone from my decluttering and sorting of the upper two floors. I realized that school was going to be out for the summer and I was hoping to have movies and big kid activities in this space. It took me a little longer because I chose to do sections and then deep clean the sections as I went. Our windows have never looked cleaner and isn’t it amazing the cobwebs and dust that can accumulate even when buried under “stuff”!

In the before state I knew that wasn’t going to happen.

Here is how it all played out.
Sorry for the blurry photos – I was taking them quickly on my phone but they show the state of things at least.

BEFORE: The main room that I would like to be a place for the kids to watch television and hang out.
AFTER: You can see the floor! The daycare children were so excited they kept running in the area and squealing for all the clear space! I was squealing too. Still a few corners to do but definitely kid ready!
AFTER: I even found an end table and added these lamps that were shoved in a corner.
AFTER: This floor space was filled with old phones and computers. They have now been donated 

Read about the basement play area here.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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