But after building several wooden shelves and going through many boxes...voila! A neat and organized basement where I can find things. (Ok ok I'm not completely finished organizing...but I'm most of the way there!)
I bought these boxes online that are the perfect size and shape for the shelves. With lids that lift off...they are perfect for storage down in the depths of my home.
I also included some shallower display shelves where I can put loose items that are more helpful being seen than stashed away behind cardboard. It's really great actually...when I'm finally ready to decorate the living room and dining room, I'll have my own little boutique in the basement, filled with my favorite things.
And other doodads...all ready to be brought upstairs when the time is right. And then...the shelves will be clear and ready to house more goodies that have yet to be discovered out there in the world!Oh yes...and we mustn't forget Mr. Sockman. Apparently he was made by my great Aunt Anna when I was born and is still super adorable and waiting for the perfect spot upstairs. :)