For about the last 10 years (at least) we've had a mess down in our cellar that the occasional mild cleaning just didn't take care of. This year it got so bad that I dreaded every trip
down those dirty, cluttered stairs.
Despite the many plastic storage tubs, there was no organization and every time we needed something it was a major hunt, and frankly, extremely depressing.
So Steve and I bit the bullet and purchased a large storage shelf at Lowes and have started the process of organizing. We emptied the cellar, went thru every single box and threw out a considerable amount of ....crap.
We plan on buying 3 more shelf units (one a month) so though it looks better, we expect even more improvement in the very near future.
There's still a few things I have trouble getting rid of for purely sentimental reasons....T-Rex here was one of the first stuffed animals I made for the boys when they were little;
the other was a Brontosaurus.
And while we were at it we rigged up a seed-starting area which we plan to expand in the next few weeks.
Tomatoes are up!
But the best part of the whole experience...
...I now love going down these stairs :)