More Basement Organization

I really don’t know what we’d do without a basement.  I can’t imagine where I’d possibly store all of the things that I have squirrelled away down there.  We are lucky because our basement really doesn’t feel like a basement.  It gets good light and it is dry, thanks to running a dehumidifier year round. 

The couple that lived here for about 40 years built these shelves.  I think that they used them for their home canning.  It makes great storage for my cleaning supplies, light bulbs, flower vases, and a few more things.  Three of the four plastic containers hold canning jars.  I have big intentions every year of doing a lot of canning but it never happens.  I’ll have plenty of available jars when the time is right.  The other bin holds paper plates and cups. 

Mr. SP made this pie safe to use for tool storage.  I inherited it from him when our kitchen/family room addition provided him with space for a workshop.  (The boxes on the floor are either recycling or boxes that I am saving to use at school.)

The cabinet holds magazines that I’m saving, floral supplies, and some craft supplies.

Mr. SP built this cabinet to hold more of my crafting things.  I hang wreaths and arrangements that I’m not using from the doors and the sides.  The things on top were my grandmother’s and I’ve never quite found a use or a place for them but I just can’t part with them.

Here’s a shot showing the arrangements hanging from the sides of the cabinet.  In the background of the picture you can see an old entertainment center that I use for decorating accessories that I’m not currently using.  I need a snow day to take everything out of this unit for cleaning and reorganization.

Do you ever wonder how you accumulate so much stuff??  I think it may be genetic in my case.  ‘Nuff said.


  1. You have some wonderful storage solutions and you are so organized! I bet your classroom is as equally organized.

    Dave’s birthday was in November so we gave him industrial shelving like we have at the store to put in his utility room since he has no basement for storage. It may not have been a grand birthday present, but it made all the difference in the world to his house to have some great storage solutions.

  2. Oh how I would love to have that much storage. Love all your shelves and cupboards. Fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  3. Your stuff looks very organized! I am trying to simplify a little with my things, but it is so hard. When I start to give something away I always get afraid that I might need it again some day. Maybe I need a basement. Carla

  4. Yep, I have serious basement envy. Alas, when you live 1000 feet below sea level, that isn’t an option. 😉

  5. Great stoage, Paula…Mr. SP is very handy. And you are more organized than you give yourself credit for!


  6. Again, SO jealous!!! 😉 Those shelves are amazing, and I love that Mr. SP can build additional storage space. That’s just plain awesome! I am hoping to make a more dedicated crafting place this year. 🙂

  7. I kinda want to go shopping in your basement…lol. It looks like a mini antique mall. Bet there are lots of cute things to look at.

  8. Soooo jealous of all your space! Maybe if I had some storage, my house wouldn’t be such a pit! Love the pie safe Mr. SP built!

  9. The stuff in your basement looks WAY organized – my basement has so much stuff and is so messy!

    I have no idea how I got so much junk!

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