I finally got the laundry done! Washed, dried, folded, put away - except for the dresses hung in the basement because I didn't want to put them through the dryer and except for the shirts that need to be ironed. But, for now, I'm done, and I took some time today to start going through stuff in the back room.
The thing with having room for storage in the basement is that we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. And we don't want to move any of that stuff that we don't really need, if we don't have to. That means we need to go through things and sort, toss, donate, and decide what things we really want to keep - hopefully a small fraction of everything we have. One day of going through boxes, and I'm already thinking it would be easier just to call junk removal edmonton, and have everything hauled away!
Of course, if you know me at all, you know I could never do that. I need to take the time to actually go through everything, so I can remember what we have and decide whether I want to keep it or not. I go through old magazines and pull out recipes I want to try and articles I want to read. I hold onto books I want to read someday. I hold onto old clothes I haven't worn in years, because I try them on, and they still fit - and I forgot how much I liked them. I hold onto old notebooks from my high school and college days, because you never know when I might need to refer to all those notes I took! (Yeah, I think it's time to toss those - better get to that box before I change my mind!)
It really would be easier to get rid of stuff if I didn't take the time to look at it first...