Monday July 12th is the start of the Fantabulous Basement/Storage Challenge. I changed up the name a bit to give those of you who don't have a basement a chance to join in on the fun! If you have a disorganized storage area or garage that you would like to do, feel free to jump in.
To kick off the challenge, I have a dare!
I dare you to post pics of your mess!
Put your big girl pants on and just do it!
Here's mine. I say that like I am so proud of it or something. It greats you right as you open the door to the basement.
At the bottom of the stairs you are supposed to be able to turn right or left.
To the right....
Is my luxurious and spacious laundry room. I even put a table in here like I would ever want to stand here and fold laundry!
The freezer is located in this area also. Also a baker's rack that has become a catch all for anything that doesn't have a home.
To the left....
....is 2 larger areas filled with crap. My husband calls it 2 rooms since there is a wall and doorway in the center. The bags are clothes that the kids have worn from birth to now. This area is mostly paperwork from 1996, old computers, furniture and even a fishtank.... somewhere....
I'm not even going to apologize for the blurry pics. I took them with my camera phone since I STILL DON'T HAVE A CAMERA! Speaking of which there are probably a few down here somewhere.
The piles just seem never ending! A credenza sits in the middle with a very narrow walkway around it to get to the copier. Yes, I do have a copier here too.
The other room is even spookier. It has the furnace in here somewhere. There are 2 light fixtures, one of which has been burned out for awhile.
Under this pile is a table.... somewhere. At one time I did have this organized enough to use this room as a craft room. So this is mostly craft crap and holiday decorations.
Yes, it even was nice enough at one time for me to get this organizer for all my scrapbooking stuff. You can't really see the top, but it is piled with junk too. You also have to move junk out of the way to get anything out of here or even get to it!
This pile is mostly decorations that I haven't been able to use for a few years and gift wrapping stuff. It's all in bins.... with junk piled on top cause I gave up on the whole organization thing.
There is no corner of this room that is safe. I do have about 8 shelving units that I got to organize all the crap with. Stuff got piled up in front of them though making it hard to put stuff back so the stuff that is supposed to go on them is now joining the stuff that is piled in front of them.
So there is my mess. I would like to take my craft area back, have an area for canned goods. The other room I want to make a playroom/library/office area. The laundry room I would like to be able to actually do laundry in.
So now it's your turn! Show us your mess!
As you can see Linky is here to help!
Anyone brave enough to give a tour of your mess will be entered in a giveaway.
What will you possibly get?
A giveaway of cleaning products! Not just any cleaning products, but DIY cleaning products.... with recipes to make more.... in pretty jars and bottles.... and maybe a few more goodies....
Just enter your link. The chance to enter ends July 17th. We will then have a poll for all your fellow bloggers to vote for the "Best of the Mess"!
Come on! I showed mine now show us yours!