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.)
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.