Tuesday, 17 November 2009

On a Cleaning Kick

A few weekend ago, I spent half the day cleaning out the basement pantry.

The next weekend, I cleaned out what was supposed to be the basement 'living space,' but had turned into a hold-all for all the junk we didn't know what to do with.

We now have a very large pile of 'stuff' to yard sale next summer. PLUS, for the kids for Christmas this year, we're hoping to turn the basement into a 'den,' or, as I keep saying, a playroom by day and teen cave by night.

We're trying to figure out how to be creative enough to make it a fun playroom for Buddy, but also a place where Chuck won't be embarrassed to take her friends, since it is a room for them both, and there's an 11 year age difference there.

Anyone have any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Its all about two things: storage and seating.

    Storage: what about the shelving with baskets/buckets on the bottom reachable shelves for buddy's toys ( I like the rubbermaid fabric "buckets" that are 1 cubic foot and not see through), and chuck's stuff up top.

    a cupboard with a lock (even just the childproof lock through the handles) for things Buddy can't touch.

    Seating: get some fun throw pillows (or make em), bean bag chairs are great for teens and great for Buddy's motor development. The faux leather ones are great when they are sick, and need to veg comfortably cause they wipe off with disinfectant.


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