How to make the best of the space in the basement?
For many of us the first association with the word “basement” is chaos in the bottom of the house. Usually the basement is the place where we put everything we don’t need in our daily life. From old pictures, toys, clothes and equipment for camping to Christmas decorations etc., the basement is the place where everything should be stored until it is needed. From a practical point of view, there are tons of opportunities for using the space of the basement for different purposes. The key is in the organizing approach and the commitment to get everything in order even if it takes a lot of time and efforts.
How to get motivated to begin the project? Think of all the ideas for using the basement as an entertainment room, a home office, crafts room or even a bedroom, and get started. You can plan an entire reorganizing of the place as the first project for the next year. It will give you a great feeling of satisfaction, it will help you get things in order and it will give you a kick start of the year for the next projects. What are some basement organization ideas for 2016?
- First things first – get rid of the unnecessary things. In other words, clear the clutter. You can organize a garage sale, you can donate or just throw away the things you don’t use or need.
- Test and clean the appliances stored in the basement. Those that don’t work should be repaired or thrown away instead of collecting dust at the bottom of a box.
- After you have cleaned the clutter, you need to start thinking of how to organize the stuff you need to store in the basement. The ideas depend on the purpose of the basement. If you intend to turn it into a home office, you will need less stuff piled up in the place. One practical idea is to install shelving units. Choose materials that are not destroyed by humidity.
- Use labels for the boxes to avoid the chaos when storing a wide diversity of things and belongings.